Category Archives: Business Value

Is Your IT Company Truly Proactive?

Managed IT Support cybersecurity

With so much going on these days and threat landscapes constantly evolving, many companies choose to outsource IT or pay an IT service provider. It’s no surprise really, but more often than not the biggest factor in a company’s decision-making process is the cost. Heard of the saying, “you pay peanuts, you get monkeys”?  Just like […]

Office stretches to prevent and reduce desk-life pain

Hours and hours of sitting in front of a computer can leave you with painful, achy muscles. Even for workers who alternate between sitting and standing workstations, pain can creep up by the end of the day. Taking the time to stretch your shoulders, wrists, fingers, back, neck, and legs periodically throughout the day can […]

How to Speed Up Your Aging PC and When to Replace It

Computers: What would we do without them? Many of us take these devices for granted day in and day out, whether we use them to finish a presentation or watch a show on Netflix. Even though they’re marvelous machines, we still find reasons to get angry at PCs. Maybe the Internet is not fast enough […]

7 Reasons Small Businesses Switch to Cloud-Based Software

Cloud computing can not only help reduce upfront computing costs, it can also help your business become more efficient. Small-business owners often have big dreams. Whether that dream is to keep your business small or to grow it into a big business, you want your business to run as smoothly as possible—every step of the […]

5 Tips For Startups To Win With Social Media

Employees Biggest Cyber threats

Courtesy of Cindy Bates, Vice President, Microsoft U.S. SMB group There’s an old saying that goes “if you want to catch fish, go where the fish are.” When it comes to your SMB, the “fish,” are your customers and with more than 74 percent of all online adults using social media, it’s likely a good […]

5 Valid Reasons No One Likes the IT Guy/Gal – and Why They’re Wrong

IT Consultant

Imagine being the IT person for a second – having to swoop in like a bespectacled Batman, saving the ignorant populous from their own mistakes.  Of course, after these incomparable feats of heroism, the IT person is not held up as a savior. Instead, they are villainized, receiving nothing but a half-hearted “thanks.” Why is […]

Four Keys for Planning a Good Small Business IT Budget

IT Budget Strategy

While the chance to lobby for a budget on behalf of your IT team and its goals can be exciting, it can also be a stressful endeavor – especially for the IT manager of a small business or organization that doesn’t have the resources of larger businesses. Balancing the requirements of keeping the IT department […]

Tips for Remote Workers to Stay Healthy

Tips for Remote Workers to Stay Healthy

Consider this – 3.7 million people in the United States work from home at least half of the time.  Growth in technology is no doubt the culprit behind this statistic, as telecommuting has grown by a whopping 103% since 2005.  Simply put, it’s easier to get your work done while sitting in your jammies these […]