Why Your Data is More Safe in the Cloud

Cloud Safety
When I used to work in a tech shop, the cloud was a new concept and many people, especially businessmen and legal professionals, would have a lot of questions concerning the security of their documents when stored in the cloud. I would do my best to explain that only they had access to their account, but as the cloud was still a fairly vague concept to many people, explaining the benefits would often mean breaking down the features in the most rudimentary of ways. On more than one occasion, people struggling with the concept of cloud computing became angry at the idea their personal or work emails being stored in the cloud, never mind the fact that this had been the case ever since they started using email.

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Tips to Set up Electronic Equipment in the New Office

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With the rise of electronic equipment in today’s business it is inevitable that you will encounter challenges when moving to a new office in terms of setting up the electronics. It used to be simple in the old days when all you had to do was connecting electric wires to get the light and electricity. These days you need to worry about computers, internet, network and so on before you can get your business running. Do it wrong and you will encounter hiccups later on that will impact your business. That is why you need to pay special attention to electronics and even hire external help when moving to a new location. Here are several tips to keep in mind.

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4 Ways to Leverage Technology to Improve Business Efficiency

Technology
Technological advances in this decade have helped small business owners compete with their larger counterparts on the same footing by allowing them to reduce cost and become more efficient. There isn’t a single area of the business that is not impacted by technology. New technology such as cloud computing, big data analytics, internet of things are helping startups and small businesses start and grow rapidly. As a small business owner if you are not leveraging technology fully you are putting yourself at a great disadvantage and may eventually go out of business. Here are 4 ways in which business owners take advantage of technology.

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How can Expense Management Software Help you Go Green AND Save Money

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No business owner needs convincing of the reasoning behind cost saving and efficiency, but that’s not always the case with going green. We all recognise that being efficient in what we do – from carrying out basic office tasks to managing invoices to completing projects – is important to a company’s ability to keep growing. What we don’t always recognise, though, is how being conscious of environmental concerns throughout our business practices and operations can also be of huge, long-lasting benefit to the business itself. By seeking to reduce your carbon footprint and more efficiently manage your use of energy and materials, you can help create a better, happier and – yes – more profitable company.

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How to Protect and Recover Data from Hard Drive Failure

Hard Drive
What is the most frightening thing you’ve seen on your monitor/screen? Something that immediately creates a heavy feeling in the pit of your stomach? No, it’s not the most recent election news, though that can be quite upsetting. It’s the Blue Screen of Death (BSoD) with the words “hard drive failure.”

Machines are great, machines are wonderful, machines can and will fail. Often at the worst possible moment. Now, you may think it’s a completely ludicrous idea but I sometimes think that is the machines’ way of letting us know who is really the boss.

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Technology Solutions Small Business Owners Must Own for Efficient Office

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When it comes to managing your small business efficiently and cost effectively technology solutions can be your best friends. The advances in technology in the last few years have enabled small business owners to reduce cost, become more efficient and improve productivity of employees, in turn allowing them to generate higher sales and profit. In addition, these technological advances have enabled them to compete with their larger bigger counterparts on the same footing.

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What Does Your Smartphone Say About You?

Smartphones
As humans, we are all different. Of course, our Smartphone preferences would be different. But what does yours say about you?  Size, color, brand, all have some sort of significance to us. Something special and specific that grabs our attention.  Whether it is a Samsung, BlackBerry, or iPhone, everything about our smartphones speaks to our personalities, mind, and confidence.

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4 Reasons Your Online Sales Are Falling (And How to Reverse It)

eCommerce
Having overcome obstacles to build a business, there’s nothing worse than seeing those sales figures fall.

If you find yourself in this situation, it’s essential that you find the root cause of those problems. More importantly, you must rectify them immediately. No online company can afford to go too long without making the desired impact. If you’re already losing customers, there’s probably a good reason. Leaving it untreated will only make matters worse.

But with these top tricks, you’ll be firing on all cylinders again in no time.

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6 Compelling Reasons to Outsource Your IT Support

IT Support
It would not be a stretch to say that IT and data is the new precious commodity of our times. Just imagine operating a business without a computer or IT support. It is becoming more difficult to manage all the hardware, software and other computing resources that are proliferating every day. Many companies try to manage these IT resources themselves by hiring skilled technicians. However, you may be better off hiring an outsider to manage IT for you. After all, for many businesses IT is not their core competency and they cannot afford to have an outage that can impact their operation even for an hour. Besides having reliable IT systems here are 6 reasons why you should think about outsourcing your IT support.

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Top 3 Affordable Dedicated Servers for Small Business

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Dedicated virtual servers hosting give the user full control in managing the server. This degree of control enables a user to take advantage of prime features like high level of uptime, speed, and customization.

Dedicated server hosting means you have full ownership of a server and you do not share this with other sites. This can be very expensive; but there are affordable dedicated servers that can give a bang for your buck.

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