Even before the coronavirus outbreak began, telecommuting has been on the rise. There’s been a 159% increase in remote work since 2005. While studies suggest that this trend is beneficial to both employees and employers, it does come with some challenges in terms of online security. Although it’s easier than ever to bring work into the comfort of home, there are more opportunities for breaches in both personal privacy and company security. In this article, we unpack cybersecurity tips for remote workers. Read more
You’ve probably heard of Cloud computing and services, but you may not know the many assets that it provides. By taking advantage of cloud services, small and medium-sized business owners gain access to numerous solutions and products ranging from hosted servers and email, virtual desktops, and industry and business applications. Since the inception of Cloud services, the industry has seen various improvements. The following benefits make cloud computing in 2020 more useful than ever. Read more
If you own an iPhone, iPad or any Apple device, you’re familiar with the notification “iCloud Storage Is Full.” Instead of clicking the Upgrade Storage or Cancel button, follow these steps to free up space in iCloud to stop receiving those pesky notifications. Read more
While Microsoft launched the cloud version of their popular applications and productivity products in June of 2011, most small businesses are still trying to figure out what this product means for their company. Should they continue to pay for and use the premise based software as they have always done, or should they move to the subscription based cloud offering? Unfortunately, the answer to that is not any clearer today than it was in 2011 and requires research and guidance. Read more
What Exactly Is “The Cloud”?
Do you watch your favourite shows from Netflix on your tablet? Do you save files to Dropbox at work so you can work on them from home? Are you backing up your iPhone to the Apple iCloud? If you said yes to any of these, you are in fact already using The Cloud.
The Cloud, which is really just a metaphor for the Internet, is a very powerful tool for your business. Most business are using a small percentage of the available Cloud services like sharing documents with colleagues or across multiple devices, but don’t realize that they have just scratched the surface of the tremendous potential many services provide. Read more
There are over 23 million small business owners in the United States who are competing with larger companies each and every day. One of the only ways a small business can stay competitive is through the strategic use of technology. Most small business owners see technology as the tool to use when it comes to boosting productivity, connecting with customers and cutting operating costs. Beyond that point, the specifics might be a little less clear. Read more
According to Gartner Research, small business spends three to eight percent of its revenue on technology. The small business IT budget may be smaller, but the technology issues they deal with are nearly the same. Besides the budget size, another difference is that small businesses are more at risk from technical issues than their larger counterparts that maintain a large support staff. Read more
With over 27 million small businesses in the U.S., according to media company Get Busy, it’s no wonder there is a substantial need for online invoicing tools. Managing the company finances is one the most challenging parts of maintaining a business. Technology opens the doors for online applications that help companies grow by reducing operating expenses. Consider five gadgets that produce invoices from the cloud. Read more
More than ever, business owners need to squeeze even more productivity out of limited time, staffing and resources. Many small businesses see cloud computing as a way to access advanced technologies that were previously affordable only for larger companies. A recent survey conducted by CompTIA, a nonprofit IT industry trade association, stated that more than half of micro businesses (one to nine employees) and small businesses (ten to ninety-nine employees) use cloud-based business productivity applications. Read more