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Do.com: enjoy more productive meetings

December 25th, 2015

Smiling group of successful business people on a meetingMeetings that result in little more than wasted hours are counter-productive and a surprisingly large drain on resources. After all, if your best people are spending the majority of their working day locked in a meeting room, drinking endless cups of coffee, making copious notes, and yet leaving with little or nothing to show for it, you’re quite simply throwing money down the drain.

How to use data to add business value

December 23rd, 2015

Light Bulbs on vector technology pattern BackgroundIt’s one thing to look at and collect your business’s data, but how do you actually go about turning that wealth of information into something meaningful you can use as a force to propel your organization on to bigger and better things? Data mining can be a daunting task, and may well make a regular appearance at the very bottom of your to-do list, but there are ways of tackling this seemingly insurmountable challenge.

Interruption insurance for businesses

December 22nd, 2015

BusinessContinuity_Dec22_BYou are protecting your small or medium-sized business with insurance – of course you are. But is that really enough? The recent increase in natural disasters has led savvy business owners to also take out business interruption insurance, which covers many additional scenarios in the event that you are unable to carry on operating.

Twitter alerts users to cyber attacks

December 18th, 2015

Security_Dec18_BWhile a small number of Facebook and Google users have, in the past, been warned that their accounts may have been hacked into by something called a “state-sponsored actor”, users of social media platform Twitter have largely escaped unscathed by the phenomenon.

How Google overcomes secure browsing issues

December 17th, 2015

Security_Dec17_BAs end users of Google’s suite of productivity enhancing tools, we have a right to know that the company is doing everything in its power to protect its billions of users – whether they are working from a desktop, browsing while they are on the go, or working remotely.

Don’t download that health app just yet

December 17th, 2015

HealthcareIT_Dec17_AMobile health applications have been growing in popularity but this doesn’t necessarily mean their effectiveness is improving. In fact, doctors have called for greater oversight and regulation when it comes to health apps as many have never been truly tested.

Choosing your MacBook: which one is best?

December 15th, 2015

AppleMacOS_Dec15_BWhen it comes to purchasing a new MacBook, there are four main options available: MacBook Air, MacBook Pro, MacBook Pro with Retina display, and the new 12-inch MacBook. Each model comes with different display resolutions, configurations, and various custom-made options.

Scenarios that might require BCP action

December 12th, 2015

BusinessContinuity_Dec7_AHaving a Business Continuity Plan (BCP) is great, but only if you know when it needs to be invoked. If you don’t know when it should take effect, then you might as well not have one at all. While a lot of business owners might believe it is pretty obvious when a BCP needs to be invoked, the process is not always so cut and dry.

5 tips for a successful Office 365 migration

December 11th, 2015

Office365_Dec11_BOffice 365 from Microsoft provides businesses of all sizes with the ability to collaborate and exchange information more effectively – this is one of the many reasons why more and more companies are switching to the platform. But migrating to Office 365 is no easy feat, especially if your organization has many users and resources.

Cortana tips and tricks for an easier life

December 11th, 2015

164_MW_BIt seems like just yesterday that Samuel L. Jackson was chatting up Siri on national television to the amusement of millions. If you’re like most of us, you may have been tickled with the idea that a virtual assistant could be so helpful and charming all at once, and marveled at just how far technology has come.