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VoIP or Unified Communications

July 25th, 2014
VoIP or Unified Communications

When it comes to modern communication, many businesses look to network based strategies that allow calls to be placed over a network connection instead of via traditional methods. If you do some quick research into different solutions you will quickly come to the conclusion that there are two real leaders: VoIP and Unified Communications.

Is your business ready for ERP?

July 24th, 2014
Is your business ready for ERP?

ERP, or Enterprise Resource Planning, is often seen to be the domain of large businesses. However, with numerous new software solutions being released on a regular basis, small to medium businesses are quickly realizing the power of these back office automation and management tools.

How an MSP can help with your IT

July 24th, 2014
How an MSP can help with your IT

When it comes to the technology in your business, it can often be a challenge to keep it running smoothly and working effectively. Frankly, many small business owners simply can’t keep up and their business can suffer as a result. To avoid this, one of the smartest things you can do is outsource your IT to a Managed Service Provider (MSP).

What is an MSP?

When small to medium businesses look to outsource the management of their technology, many turn to a Managed Services Provider.

8 tips for backing up your data – Part 1

July 23rd, 2014
8 tips for backing up your data – Part 1

One of the most important tasks a business can do is to back up its data. It’s really a matter of when you will lose important data, not if, and if it’s not backed up there is a good chance it will be gone forever. In an effort to avoid this, it is worth taking your data backup seriously.

5 iPhone messaging tips

July 23rd, 2014
5 iPhone messaging tips

The days of simple texting are behind us. Today, messaging apps like the iPhone’s Messages allow you to do much more than sending a block of text. With business operators relying on messaging apps more than ever before, let’s take a look at five iPhone messaging tips that will help make your communication experience a little easier and faster.

Facebook’s new app privacy features

July 22nd, 2014
Facebook’s new app privacy features

Facebook has come a long way since its launch as a social network for college students. One of the biggest steps forward for the platform was the introduction of apps. These apps have been at the core of the company’s massive growth, but they do pose a bit of a security concern, especially since many of them request access to your profile and contact information.

Continuity metrics: RTO and RPO

July 17th, 2014
Continuity metrics: RTO and RPO

When it comes to ensuring that your business will not only recover from the next disaster, but also be able to continue to operate, it is essential that you implement a business continuity plan (BCP). When developing and fine-tuning these plans there are a number of key metrics you should be aware of, with the two most important being RTO and RPO.

While both RTO and RPO are important elements of continuity plans, and they both sound fairly similar, they are actually quite different.

iPad gets Facebook Messenger app

July 17th, 2014
iPad gets Facebook Messenger app

The way we communicate is forever changing, and with the younger generations now in the workforce, the main form of communication has become online chat or SMS. Because of its popularity, Facebook is one of the main platforms people have come to rely on to message one another, especially on mobile devices like the iPad.

8 Great Android dos and don’ts

July 16th, 2014
8 Great Android dos and don’ts

Android devices, especially tablets, are gaining traction in many businesses, especially those with staff who are mobile or away from the office. While these devices are seeing increased adoption, they are still new and many business owners and managers are still at a loss as to how to use them for work.

Using the Outlook.com alias feature

July 16th, 2014
Using the Outlook.com alias feature

When it comes to being a spy, nothing is more important than a good alias. From Archer’s Chet Manley to James Bond’s James St. John Smythe, no secret agent is ever without one. When it comes to business however, it may seem like an alias is not so important, and at first glance it isn’t. That being said, there is a great alias feature available to Outlook.