7 SEO mistakes you need to avoid

October 12th, 2015

BusinessValue_Oct12_BEstablishing a well-thought-out search engine optimization (SEO) strategy goes a long way in ensuring your website gets the top spot in search results. Unfortunately, most business owners fail to recognize the importance of SEO, and are taken in by get-ranked-quick schemes that will not only damage their website reputation but also get them penalized by major search engines.

What a dislike button means for your business

October 6th, 2015

164_B_Int RepYou may have heard the recent news that a dislike button is coming to Facebook. And while you may imagine that now customers will have the ability to dislike your post or even potentially your business fan page, the truth of the matter is not so black and white.

Microsoft Office 2016 pushes collaboration

October 5th, 2015

Office_Sep29_BCollaboration is at the heart of the modern business, and those organizations that perform well, get more done and have a healthier bottom line are those that communicate, share and work together most effectively. The latest release of Office 2016, recently made available by Microsoft, puts a renewed focus on tools that empower your employees to collaborate.

Why you should consider self-service BI

October 5th, 2015

BusinessIntelligence_Oct5_BOrganizations are using business intelligence (BI) tools to gain insight about their customers, sales, and the effectiveness of their marketing activities, allowing them to make faster and better-informed business decisions. There are two forms of BI that organizations can invest in: the traditional version, and self-service.

The facts about virtualization

September 30th, 2015

Virtualization_Sep30_B When it comes to IT, it is always important to separate fact from fiction. Too often you will have IT people looking to get themselves a bigger piece of your budget by proposing technology solutions you don’t really need. Virtualization is one of those items you have probably heard about, but is it right for your company? Here are some of the facts and fiction about virtualization to consider.

What is behavioral biometrics?

September 15th, 2015
What is behavioral biometrics?

It’s not long since static biometrics, like fingerprint sensors, first became available on mobile phones, allowing us, in theory, to do away with PIN numbers and security passwords. Still, static biometrics are only available on high-end smartphones and use proprietary technology that limits their use.

IT can help or hurt your business value

September 7th, 2015
IT can help or hurt your business value

It’s almost second nature to think of IT as something that helps businesses achieve value. However, your IT department should be able to explain exactly what they are doing to add value to your business. Of course, if they can’t explain it they might be hurting your company.

Outlook gets updated with new features

September 4th, 2015
Outlook gets updated with new features

While there are plenty of email services available today, businesses have been turning to Outlook in Office 365 for good reason: it allows users to stay connected with ease and, more importantly, safely and securely. But things just got even better, for Microsoft has rolled out new features for Outlook on the web, aiming to enhance efficiency and usability.

Leaving your desk? Here’s how to lock your Mac

September 1st, 2015
Leaving your desk? Here’s how to lock your Mac

Do you ever worry you may be leaving private information exposed on your Mac when you leave to grab a drink or use the bathroom? What if a nosy employee or thief jumps on your computer and sees or steals your confidential information? It may sound unlikely, but it can happen.

Meet Cortana, your PA for Windows 10

August 26th, 2015
Meet Cortana, your PA for Windows 10

One of the most underrated aspects of Windows 10 is Cortana. This do-it-all personal assistant is going to revolutionize the way you use your computer. Cortana operates in the same manner as Siri and other digital voice assistants, but on your laptop or PC. We’ll dig a little deeper to show you how to set up Cortana and what you can do to maximize her uses.