Tip of the Week: Business Improvement Resolutions

Tip of the Week: Business Improvement Resolutions
A full week into the new year, have you resolved to make any improvements to your business? In light of all the resolutions that may (or may not) have been broken by now, we decided to share a few resolutions you could put into place to improve your business and its processes. Make S.M.A.R.T.er Goals I know, I know… it isn’t as though you don’t already have goals for your business to reach, whatever they may be. However, not all goals are set equally – there...

Voice over Internet Protocol is a Valuable Tool

Voice over Internet Protocol is a Valuable Tool
With the cost of doing business rising, it is no surprise that the decision makers at many organizations are looking to save a bit of money where they can. The cloud has proven to be a particularly popular way of doing so – especially through its replacement of traditional telephony with advanced communication methods, like hosted VoIP Let’s explore how hosted VoIP allows you to manage your investment into your communications without sacrificing the...

How Cloud Services and Pizzerias Offer Similar Benefits

How Cloud Services and Pizzerias Offer Similar Benefits
When you look at the cloud service business model, it can be easy to wonder how it is so beneficial to businesses – or really, how it fiscally can be. After all, dollars to donuts, the monthly service charges most likely add up to less than a business would spend for another, comparable service. To understand how the cloud does this, it may help to look at something that often occurs in the office. Let’s say, ordering lunch. How the Cloud is Like a Lunch...

Windows 7 EOL is Not the End of the World

Windows 7 EOL is Not the End of the World
Windows 7 is only days away from being officially retired by Microsoft. The software company has done all it can to try to educate users about the end of the OS, which has its last support update on January 14, 2020, but won’t be getting any more. As of this writing there are still nearly 25 percent of computers running Windows 7. Let’s take a look at why it is imperative you upgrade or find a solution to get out from under the Windows 7 OS. The first thing you...

Holy Moly It’s 2020: 50 Years of Technology

Holy Moly It’s 2020: 50 Years of Technology
Today is the first day of the third decade of the 21st century. For some, it’s just another year, but for others it seems almost impossible we’ve reached this point without floating cars and manned missions to Jupiter. Fifty years ago, some of the technology that is used in the course of doing business was simply fiction or conjecture. We thought it would be neat to take a look at some of the technological changes made since 1970. Using our time machine, we want...

How Our Help Desk Benefits You

How Our Help Desk Benefits You
You’re likely aware we have a Help Desk for our clients to leverage, but not all companies handle their support the same way. Here, we wanted to share a few reasons we are confident our approach to support is better for our clients. This is, in part, thanks to the tools we use. While they are intended to make our jobs easier, the result is ultimately improved support for you. What follows are a few of the features that help us, help you. Improved Organization In...

Technology Concerns Heading Into 2020

Technology Concerns Heading Into 2020
For most businesses, technology has a major role in what they do. They use it in all manners of ways, but there is no question it has become a driving force for business. As the calendar flips to a new decade, we thought it would be good to take a look at what the 2010s brought us, and what to expect in the 2020s. 2010: A Decade of Innovation The 2010s saw the expansion and innovation of technologies and devices that came about after the turn of the century, as...

The Night Before Christmas (A Visit from St. Isidore)

The Night Before Christmas (A Visit from St. Isidore)
‘Twas the night before Christmas, and with all the work done, The office was closing for some holiday fun; Their coats buttoned up, they had all saved their files, Everyone’s face creased in a big, toothy smile. Colleen from finance had handed out treats, Fresh homemade cookies, hand-frosted and sweet, So, with smiling mouths filled with sugary tastes, All had made their way home, arriving with haste. With Santa Claus starting his gift-giving flight, The office...

The Technology That Protects Your Payment Cards

The Technology That Protects Your Payment Cards
These days most consumers lean heavily on their payment cards. Whether they use credit cards, debit cards, or gift cards, consumers today are much more apt to use their card then they are to use cash. Why is this? Convenience mostly, but also there is a belief that using a payment card is more secure than walking around with a wad of cash in your pocket. Today, we will get to the bottom of the matter. Are Cards Actually Safer Than Cash? Credit card companies have...

Could You Be Benefitting from Virtualization?

Could You Be Benefitting from Virtualization?
A big part of running a successful operation is knowing how to make the most of your resources, minimizing your operating costs while still generating optimal sources of revenue and other income. One way to do so is by making the most of the hardware you currently have – such as your servers. Let’s discuss how you can get more out of your existing servers via a process called virtualization. Virtualization in a Nutshell Virtualization is the use of something...