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Top considerations when collecting customer data

By Chris Butler / October 9, 2019 /

Businesses are collecting, processing, and storing data at a breakneck pace, and it’s increasingly difficult to keep up. Despite the importance of business intelligence, it’s important to collect data that is actually useful and relevant. A few essential tips will prevent the most common challenges. Before we jump into our tips for data collection, we…

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Windows 10 tools for backing up files

By Chris Butler / October 8, 2019 /

Ransomware attacks are in the news again. Thankfully, business owners are becoming more aware of the damaging effects of malicious software. Companies now realize that without safe and reliable data backup, important business information can fall into the wrong hands or be lost forever. Good thing Windows 10 offers easy-to-use tools like File History and…

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5 Ways systems can be breached

By Chris Butler / October 7, 2019 /

When it comes to business IT security, many small- to medium-sized businesses (SMBs) often struggle to protect their systems from various cyberattacks. While there are many things you can do to secure your IT infrastructure, being aware of common security threats will really help. Here are five common ways your systems can be breached. #1.…

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Virtualization: 3 Aspects you must consider

By Chris Butler / October 2, 2019 /

Look before you leap: Familiarize yourself with these three setup and management concerns before jumping straight into virtualization implementation. Backup Incorporating a robust backup system in a virtualized setting can become a huge challenge. You’d have to determine which data you want to store and how often it should be backed up. You would then…

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macOS Catalina unveiled

By Chris Butler / October 1, 2019 /

Apple promises a raft of features to improve productivity and overall user experience with macOS Catalina. Slated for release in October 2019, legions of Mac users worldwide can’t wait to unpack the new operating system’s exciting apps and programs. Read on to find out more about them. Before you download macOS Catalina, make sure your…

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Ways to ensure clean workstations

By Chris Butler / September 30, 2019 /

A tidy workstation can help employees become high achievers. Cleanliness also contributes to employee health, safety, and better office hardware maintenance. Is it time for you to prioritize cleanliness in your company? Keep your computers dirt- and dust-free with these tips. Cleaning desktop monitors Employees spend many hours looking at their computer monitors, and a…

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Why website engagement is a crucial metric

By Chris Butler / September 26, 2019 /

When it comes to website analytics, traffic isn’t everything. Engagement with your site content is a better indicator that visitors to your website convert into customers. Here’s how to track your engagement metric using Google Analytics. How do you measure engagement? Just because a page receives a large amount of traffic doesn’t mean it has…

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Microsoft Office 2019 or Office 365: The best choice

By Chris Butler / September 25, 2019 /

Microsoft Office is one of the most installed software suites in the world. If you are looking to integrate it into your company, you can either purchase Microsoft Office 2019 or sign up for cloud-based Office 365. Both promise the same features that the Office suite is known for, but they are different enough to…

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5 Things to avoid when investing in IT

By Chris Butler / September 23, 2019 /

Running a business can be time-consuming, especially if you’re managing staff, looking for growth opportunities, and looking after clients. This leaves you little time to search for an IT system that can benefit your business. Because of this, you may be forced to make an impulsive technology purchase that does more harm than good. To…

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The three illusions executives have about internal IT versus outsourcing

By Chris Butler / September 20, 2019 /

The first step to improve your business productivity is to understand the three illusions executives have about internal IT versus outsourcing.  These illusions are reinforced by unsophisticated technology providers, vendors what want you to use their (on-premise) products, and internal IT’s need to stay employed. The illusion of control What is the first thing we…

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