IT budget management tips and tricks

August 9th, 2019

For some small- and medium-sized business (SMBs) owners, IT budgeting induces panic attacks. Technology is constantly evolving, and business and consumer practices are constantly adapting to that evolution — not to mention the parallel arms race between cybersecurity tools and the increasingly sophisticated hackers trying to maneuver around those tools.

7 Types of video content to engage customers

August 2nd, 2019

Fast internet connections and smart mobile technologies continue to offer SMBs more opportunities for reaching customers and clients. One of the most recent innovations is live video streaming, an inexpensive and convenient way to increase your business value and diversify your services portfolio. It’s a huge and open-ended service, so why don’t we narrow down […]

Analytics are critical for effective data backups

July 17th, 2019

Collecting data is vital for keeping records, tracking performance, and delighting customers. With so much on the line, it’s never been more important to have backups of all your files. If your data is growing at a rate that’s hard to keep up with, analytics tools are an awesome way to figure out which backups […]

Comparing the top business dashboards

July 1st, 2019

A dashboard is a single display that provides all the information you need to make important business decisions and manage your company. While dashboards are generally helpful, you need to choose the one that works best for your company’s objectives and goals. Here are three types of business dashboards to consider. Strategic dashboards Ideal for […]

Why should you automate SMB marketing?

June 14th, 2019

One of the biggest innovations in business and technology is marketing automation. Previously reserved for well-funded enterprises, marketing automation is now accessible to small businesses, thanks to affordable cloud solutions. Here are five profitable benefits to automating some of your most mundane marketing tasks. Instant responses to email requests If a customer or prospect sends […]

Is your business prepared for hurricanes?

May 29th, 2019

In 2017, Hurricane Harvey hit Texas and certain parts of Louisiana the hardest. In the same year, Hurricane Irma devastated companies in Florida, Georgia, and South Carolina. During uncertain times, a disaster recovery (DR) plan is what saves companies from power outages and massive revenue losses. Let these tips guide you. Determine recovery hierarchy Certain […]

Technology tips to increase efficiency

May 13th, 2019

Successful businesses make technology work for them, not the other way round. When used correctly, technology can make every task much faster to execute. So, if you’re looking to increase staff efficiency, consider the following methods to implement technology into your day-to-day business operations. Change office communication To increase efficiency, set up instant messaging software […]

Manage transactions better with an OMS

May 2nd, 2019

Order management systems (OMSs) nowadays are more powerful and more intuitive than ever, which is the main reason why a growing number of businesses deploy one. What are the benefits of having one for your e-business? First off, we need to clarify that inventory management systems (IMSs) are not the same as OMSs. The former […]

Modern technology challenges facing the finance sector

April 29th, 2019

Digital transformation has definitely changed the business landscape. But how does the finance industry keep up with today’s ever-changing technology? Presently, financial services, including spanning payments, banking, insurance, asset management, brokerage, and more, are still battling with several challenges concerning modern technology.

What goes into a business continuity plan?

April 18th, 2019

Events out of your control can disrupt your business operations. While you can’t necessarily control the unexpected, you can take some precautions to prevent most business disruptions. Here are some things to consider when developing a business continuity plan (BCP). Backup your data, applications, and servers Today, companies are more dependent than ever on IT […]