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Should you monitor your employees online?

Should you monitor your employees online?

To monitor your employees, or not to monitor them, that is the topic of this blog post. If you’ve ever considered checking in on your staff’s online activities, you may have hesitated about whether or not it’s the right decision. We’ve listed the pros and cons of monitoring your employees, and some tips to make […]

Stand out on social media: Tips for SMBs

Stand out on social media: Tips for SMBs

Many small- and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) know that making an impression on consumers isn’t easy. That’s why they develop in-house marketing teams or hire experts to make sure their online presence pops. These social media and content marketing strategies may be just what you need to stand out. Create buyer personas Social media data is […]

Small company IT hardware checklist

Small company IT hardware checklist

The IT hardware issues your business experienced in previous years should, ideally, be a thing of the past. Although some minor issues may remain, they can be avoided by taking care of your computer hardware. The following checklist can help you better manage your hardware. ✓ Clean up your computer components Wipe your monitor with […]

Must-have extensions for your Google Chrome

Must-have extensions for your Google Chrome

Google Chrome is the most popular and most used browser in the world. And because of its unparalleled speed, user-friendly interface, and powerful performance, it’s also touted as the best browser. But did you know that the Chrome Web Store is full of extensions you can install to add extra features to your browser? Here […]

Add minutes to your day with email automation

Add minutes to your day with email automation

How many routine emails would you say your sales and marketing teams send every day? If it isn’t that much, is that because you don’t have the manpower to accomplish mass outreach campaigns? If that’s the case, email automation is the perfect solution to staying in touch with customers and prospects economically. What is email […]

Virtualization: Best practices for newbies

Virtualization: Best practices for newbies

Investing in virtualization will allow a business to enjoy better IT management and huge cost savings. However, virtualization’s deployment process is not a walk in the park. If you’re a virtualization newbie, you need to plan carefully and implement the following best practices. Conduct an assessment Evaluating your IT environment is an important step in […]

Open-source or proprietary VoIP: A guide

Open-source or proprietary VoIP: A guide

Your managed service provider (MSP) may have your IT covered. But knowing a thing or two about internet-based phones will help you understand which ones will fit your business. What are your choices? Which one is better? Read on to learn more about at Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) systems. What are “proprietary” systems? When […]

Boost productivity with these Outlook tips

Boost productivity with these Outlook tips

Microsoft’s development team continues to improve and update its Outlook email application, which means some users have a hard time keeping up with the new and exciting features that show up. If you want to stay updated on the latest productivity-boosting tricks, this article is for you. Clean Up your inbox No matter how meticulously […]

SQL Server 2008 to reach end of support soon

SQL Server 2008 to reach end of support soon

If your website or databases are still on SQL Server 2008 or Windows Server 2008 R2, consider yourselves warned: Microsoft is ending support for these platforms in July 2019. You must make haste to migrate to Azure and avoid the risks of having no publisher support. What’s the big deal with losing publisher support in […]

Cybersecurity and managed IT services

Cybersecurity and managed IT services

The saying that every company is a technology company is undeniably true, with today’s enterprises unable to function without digital hearts, veins, and arteries. This system, however, comes with a price: a daily onslaught of hacking and other cyberthreats. As such, expertise and robust solutions in cybersecurity are no longer the privilege and luxury of […]