Category Archives: (Tech) Business Value

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 […]

A 7-Step Canvas to Turn IT into a Competitive Advantage

One of the hardest departments to manage, as an executive in a small or mid-size organization, is IT. Unfortunately, many organizations are unable or unwilling to invest in an entire IT department. For them, IT is simply an afterthought and necessary cost of doing business; something that can be set aside and looked at only […]

How Small Businesses Can Thrive with Flexible Work Options

Courtesy of Cindy Bates – Vice President, Microsoft U.S. SMB group An essential characteristic of a modern business is your capacity to do business anywhere. Technology enables an organization to cultivate a cohesive, collaborative approach while providing flexibility in when, where and how your team gets work done. According to Staff.com, one in four workers […]

The #1 Way to Lose Customer Trust

Courtesy of Cindy Bates – Vice President, Microsoft U.S. SMB group Premera — a major health insurer based in Washington State, has been in the news this month — but not because of a major advancement in healthcare or a customer milestone. Instead, the brand is under scrutiny as a result of a cyberattack that […]

A Layered Cybersecurity Bean Dip to Protect Your Business

Layered security is a trendy topic among IT professionals, but non-technical executives usually know very little about it. Simply put, layered security is all about taking a multi-faceted, strategic approach to your organization’s cybersecurity and risk management processes. The basic concept behind layered security is that threats loom at many different levels inside and outside […]

4 Best Practices for Managing a Distributed Workforce

More than ever, it’s common for workforces to be distributed across many locations. Remote offices across the country are the norm, and having ancillary offices in another country is nothing unusual. Even employees in the same office as you are likely telecommuting at least a couple days a month. And no matter where your employees […]

Microsoft Office 365: Business Benefits & Strategic Value

In 2011, Microsoft completely revamped its subscription-based office suite, rebranding it as Office 365. Four years later, Microsoft Office 365 has evolved from a cloud-based Office subscription to something that provides businesses a great deal of value. Below, you’ll find everything you need to know about Office 365, and how your business can squeeze maximum […]

8 IT Projects for SMBs to Compete With the Big Ones [Checklist]

With IT quickly evolving and becoming more affordable, the good news is that small/midsized businesses can now bridge the gap and compete with larger competitors. It may seem overwhelming and you may not know where to begin, but if you break it down into smaller projects, you can make the organization more productive, competitive, mobile, […]

Personalized IT Consulting for Better Service and Growth

Today’s business world demands the use of information technology (IT). However, as an RIA firm, failing to properly update and enhance your current IT infrastructure can result in compromised productivity, and an inability to use RIA software to its maximum capacity. When this happens, your business will suffer due to an inability to keep up […]