Work and Fun Don’t Have to Be Mutually Exclusive Concepts

Work and Fun Don’t Have to Be Mutually Exclusive Concepts
All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy, as the saying goes, but is this really useful advice if you’re trying to keep Jack, Jill, and the rest of your team engaged in the workplace? As it happens, it is! Let’s explore how you can use gamification to your business’ benefit. First, it will help to establish exactly what gamification is. Understanding Gamification In its most basic terms, gamification is the process of taking one of your run-of-the-mill...

Your Business Processes Are Everything

Your Business Processes Are Everything
The word “procedure” can easily be perceived in a negative light nowadays. It just sounds so… rote… compared to the exciting and dynamic buzzwords so many “thought-leading, influencing, social media innovators” today toss around. Now, we don’t mean to disparage these personalities – we just want to emphasize these innovations rely on a foundation to support them, and these foundations are based on business procedures and processes. Let’s look at why even the...

How a Co-Managed Strategy Can Be a Game Changer

How a Co-Managed Strategy Can Be a Game Changer
We always try to communicate the numerous benefits of managed IT services, but when your business is happy to have their own internal IT department, those benefits tend to look less appealing. For organizations that rely on the expertise of their internal IT staff, they may not think they have a need for–or simply can’t afford–an outside IT presence. This misconception may actually be harming their businesses. Today, we will introduce co-managed IT...

Learn Why Backups are Most Crucial to Users

Learn Why Backups are Most Crucial to Users
Data loss is no joke – and we’ve heard plenty of stories from people who have experienced it firsthand, when personal or business data was lost. We appreciate everyone who shared their experiences with us, and allowed us to post them here. First, we’ll tell the story of someone who learned something in college that wasn’t in the syllabus.Don’t forget to share your own stories with us in the comments!College was a pretty great time for...

Tip: Control File Sharing for Employees in Microsoft OneDrive

Tip: Control File Sharing for Employees in Microsoft OneDrive
If your business uses Office 365, your users get access to OneDrive, Microsoft’s cloud storage. Your employees can upload, sync, and share documents to collaborate with colleagues. This can be a good thing, but you may want to control how employees are sharing company documents. A user can control for sharing an individual file or folder by logging into OneDrive and right-clicking the file and clicking Share.Users can send the file to an email or type...

How to Keep Your Employees from Burning Out

How to Keep Your Employees from Burning Out
One of the most – if not the most – critical resource your business relies upon is your workforce. Your employees are what keep your operations, well, operational. As a result, they are one of your most important resources to maintain as well. They are human beings, and without the correct treatment and management, even your best employee could burn out.Some common symptoms of burnout are a lack of motivation, focus, productivity, engagement…...