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VoIP Presents Many Benefits for Businesses

VoIP Presents Many Benefits for Businesses

The telephone has long been a staple technology in offices all across the world, but some companies have not evolved their telephone systems to account for changes in the way people communicate and collaborate in a modern office. Today, we want to highlight how Voice over Internet Protocol, or VoIP, has changed the game for business telephone systems.

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The Cloud Opens Up New Solutions for Business Problems

The Cloud Opens Up New Solutions for Business Problems

The small business is often put in positions where they just need to adapt and deal with the myriad of issues that pop up. A small business owner needs to wear a lot of hats. Bookkeeper, janitor, HR, and sometimes the boss. With 95% of the small businesses operating in the U.S. today using some form of computing to run their business, it’s important that the small business owners know about some of the latest technology they could be using to make their job(s) easier. 

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The Public Cloud is an Excellent Alternative to the Private Cloud for SMBs

The Public Cloud is an Excellent Alternative to the Private Cloud for SMBs

What kind of cloud service does your business use, if it uses the cloud? There are private clouds, hosted and maintained on-site, and public clouds, where an external business will host and provide it on a subscription basis. While there are certain scenarios in which a private cloud is quite valuable, today, we want to focus the discussion on the more common of the two: the public cloud.

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How SMBs Can Leverage Modern Technology to Create Opportunity

How SMBs Can Leverage Modern Technology to Create Opportunity

If you want to unlock your business’ true potential, you must intentionally implement technology that can move the needle. There are a lot of ways that new technology can do the exact opposite, however, and derail operations in a profound way. Let’s go over how you can ensure this doesn’t occur for your organization and some of the best tools to create more business opportunities.

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Smart Devices Need More Attention Than You May Think

Smart Devices Need More Attention Than You May Think

Smart devices empower individuals and businesses to redefine the boundaries of connectivity, granting unprecedented control over their homes and offices. With just a tap on a screen, people can adjust their thermostats, secure their front doors, and regulate their energy consumption. The Achilles' heel of these interconnected devices, however, lies in their security.

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Five Technologies You Need to Get a Handle

Five Technologies You Need to Get a Handle

Technology has assumed a central role in the operations of most businesses. You may already consider yourself well-versed in various aspects of business-related technology. Today, we'd like to explore five cutting-edge technologies that not only happen to be trending but also offer significant benefits for businesses. 

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3 Common Cloud Security Issues Your Business Could Face

3 Common Cloud Security Issues Your Business Could Face

The cloud can help any business leverage solutions that were previously just outside of reach, whether due to budget restraints or implementation challenges. Now, however, cloud technology has proliferated to the degree that it would be absurd not to use it, but this kind of technology also requires dedicated security measures to protect your business’ assets. Here are some common cloud security mistakes your business should avoid at all costs.

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Why It’s Important to Gauge the Value of Cloud Computing

Why It’s Important to Gauge the Value of Cloud Computing

While the cloud has long been touted as a cost-effective catch-all for a business’s needs, it needs to be said that this isn’t always the reality…specifically, the cost-effective part. Some circumstances can lead to the cost of the cloud being too expensive for a business to wisely invest in it for its needs. Let’s talk about how the value that can be gained from the cloud can be gauged, and how this data can help you.

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The Right Cloud Options Go a Long Way for SMBs

The Right Cloud Options Go a Long Way for SMBs

The cloud allows businesses to improve flexibility and scalability in previously unheard-of ways. Today, we want to explore what the cloud can enable for small businesses, as well as the best options to get the most out of your solution.

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Your Data Will Not Last Forever. Here’s Why

Your Data Will Not Last Forever. Here’s Why

The future presents countless interesting and daunting challenges, one of which you might not necessarily expect: data preservation. Is today’s data storage up to the task of preserving information for the decades and centuries to come? Today we explore this interesting concept and some of the options businesses have at their disposal, at least for the foreseeable future.

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No Data Storage Device Lasts Forever (or Very Long, for That Matter)

No Data Storage Device Lasts Forever (or Very Long, for That Matter)

Bear with me while I get a little nerdy here, but I recently finished the sci-fi novel series Remembrance of Earth’s Past by Liu Cixin. It’s also known as the Three-Body Problem series, and while I don’t want to spoil anything, the series is full of very interesting problems that future humans run into as they try to ensure their longevity in an apparently dangerous universe. One of these problems that got my IT brain spinning was archiving data that could potentially outlive humankind itself. It highlights just how fragile and temporary our modern data storage is, and it’s worth examining, because more and more of our things are built upon modern data storage, whether we realize it or not.

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Cloud Computing is Driving Small Business

Cloud Computing is Driving Small Business

Nearly every business can use cloud computing to cut costs and get the resources they need to reach their goals. This includes processing, storage, and applications deployment. Since small businesses don’t have the available capital that larger organizations do, they’ve found that cloud-based tools have cost advantages. While cost is a big consideration, there are other factors that you have to consider before you commit to cloud-based computing for your business. Let’s take a look at some of these factors.

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How to Overpower Your Business with Technology

How to Overpower Your Business with Technology

Today’s business relies on their technology to the point that even an extremely small business continuously needs more computing. Well, as business software, cybersecurity tools, and cloud resources get more reliable, it isn’t as hard for small businesses to get the tools they need to run efficiently and productively. Let’s take a look at four ways your business can overpower its operations with technology. 

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3 Major Benefits of Software as a Service

3 Major Benefits of Software as a Service

Your business runs on software, whether it’s hosted on your office’s internal network or in the cloud. However, it turns out that there are several benefits to considering the cloud-based model using cloud-hosted Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) offerings. Your organization can enjoy enhanced accessibility, scalability, and easier maintenance and updates through the use of a SaaS model.

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Three Signs Your Business Technology is Due for a Refresh

Three Signs Your Business Technology is Due for a Refresh

If the technology in your office is holding your team back from making the most of their workday, then you know there is an opportunity present to implement new technology, whether it’s a hardware refresh or implementing new solutions entirely. Let’s go over how you might be able to tell if this is something that is currently affecting your business.

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Why the Cloud Makes a Good Business Investment

Why the Cloud Makes a Good Business Investment

Businesses have been taking advantage of the cloud for some time now, and nine out of ten businesses operating today are using the cloud’s capabilities in some way or another. We feel confident enough to say that the future will certainly involve cloud hosting. Let’s look at some of the statistics and business trends to see how far the cloud has come, and how you could be taking advantage of it if you aren’t already.

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The Haunted Office

The Haunted Office

The following story and events are true, however, to protect the families of the innocent, all names have been changed. Any resemblance to actual persons, living or dead, or businesses, is purely coincidental. Enjoy and happy Halloween!

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Cloud Computing Has an Option That Will Work for Your Business

Cloud Computing Has an Option That Will Work for Your Business

With the cloud gaining so much traction in recent years, you might begin to wonder if the cloud is an appropriate next step for your business to take. Well, today, we might just have your answer, and it’s one that you probably have already guessed at. Yes, the cloud is a great way for your business to improve access to technology solutions. Let’s go over how you might use it.

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How to Figure Out How Much Your Cloud Costs Will Be

How to Figure Out How Much Your Cloud Costs Will Be

The cloud is undeniably a useful approach to technology, for reasons ranging from its accessibility to its scalability to its purported cost efficacy. Why purported? Well, there are hidden costs that can very well impact whether or not the cloud is your best option.

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Three Accessible Tools Enterprises Rely On

Three Accessible Tools Enterprises Rely On

To the layperson, a business is a business is a business. From your customers to your employees, they don’t always view businesses on a sliding scale. For the enterprise business, this is an advantage, since most digital tools are developed with the B2B enterprise space in mind. For the small business, there are definitely times when the software they use is more than they will ever need and it can be more expensive than they would normally need. In today’s blog, we’ll go through a few technologies that enterprise businesses use that small businesses can use too. 

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