IT security concerns of the finance sector

February 29th, 2016
IT security concerns of the finance sector

The time to increase cyber situational awareness and establish better security strategies has never been more opportune. Since 2015, the number of attacks on the financial services sector has increased and shows no signs of letting up. Whether it be extortion or credential-stealing malware, different tactics are utilized to target desired areas.

How to speed up your WordPress website

February 27th, 2016
How to speed up your WordPress website

Whether it’s instant coffee, a quick commute or fast food, in today’s world, speed matters. And when it comes to websites, this principle could not be more true. 21st century Internet surfers expect a site to load in at least three, if not two seconds.

Be more productive with Office 365

February 26th, 2016
Be more productive with Office 365

When you first purchased Office 365, you were likely hyped about the productivity gains it can produce. But if your business has yet to realize them, you may be feeling a bit miffed or agitated that the service didn’t deliver on its promise. However, it’s wise to remember that in order to get the most out of a service, regardless of what it is, you need to know how to utilize it properly.

Cost efficiency and virtualization

February 26th, 2016
Cost efficiency and virtualization

Small and medium-sized businesses have been seeing improvements in cost reduction and disaster recovery with the adoption of virtualization. Over the last year, virtualization has enabled Strem Chemicals, a Massachusetts-based manufacturer and marketer of specialty chemicals, to see improvements beyond their bottom line.

Give VoIP a test drive with these apps

February 19th, 2016
Give VoIP a test drive with these apps

VoIP – the mere mention of the word can send shudders down a business owner’s spine. With such an odd name, it may make little sense to utilize something so unfamiliar in your business. You may want to know more about it before committing to a full blown system for you and your employees.

Improve your online image in 4 steps

February 17th, 2016
Improve your online image in 4 steps

Reputation and image management has come a long way from being the vapid process it was decades ago. It is now vital to those wishing to find wealth, trustworthiness and entrepreneurial longevity, and nowhere is this more important than on the Internet.

Be more productive in life and work

February 15th, 2016
Be more productive in life and work

If you’re grinding away at your desk, stuck at the office for another late night, wondering when you’ll ever complete that final task on your to-do-list, there is hope: principles that can be applied to make you more productive. These ideas will not only improve the quality of your work and business, but also the quality of your life.

How to gain business value from LinkedIn

February 12th, 2016
How to gain business value from LinkedIn

While there is a lot of information out there about how to gain value from LinkedIn, most of it is aimed at large companies or individuals. Some of this information can be useful, but some of it can cause you to make mistakes that present your business in the wrong light.

Boost productivity with these Word tricks

February 11th, 2016
Boost productivity with these Word tricks

Microsoft Word has become the top choice of many businesses when it comes to word processing. Its capabilities go far beyond basic document editing – you can use Word to create professional documents such as invoices, statements, proposals, and even incorporate data visualization tools to add tables and graphs to your documents.

Security policies every business needs

February 9th, 2016
Security policies every business needs

When it comes to Internet security, a reported 87% of small businesses have no security policies in place at at all. And considering that employee error is one of the most common causes of an online security breach, it makes sense to have rules in place that your staff need to follow.