What exactly is a packet delay?

VoIP (Voice over Internet Protocol) systems have become commonplace in businesses of all sizes. By using an Internet connection, instead of traditional phone lines, companies can realize potentially high cost savings. One issue with VoIP systems is that during heavy use call quality and stability can suffer. This is usually caused by what experts call…

5 great financial apps for business

A common reason many small business owners start up a business is to deliver a specific service or product, and, of course to make a profit. Let’s face it, we are all in business to make money, and creating revenue is enjoyable! But, managing income can be decidedly less entertaining. Looking after your finances can…

Windows 8.1 to feature more SkyDrive

Cloud storage services, like Microsoft’s SkyDrive, have become an important part of computing. By storing files in one of these programs, we can access them from nearly any device that has an Internet connection. While this is great news, accessing a file from a mobile device on a data plan could use an extraordinary amount…

5 ways to get more out of social media

When it comes to running a successful business, having an Internet presence is now viewed as a must. While having a website is a good start, it too isn’t always enough. You also need to be visible and active on social media. A presence on social media that is active has many benefits, the biggest…

Email security issues? Outsource!

Email has become the most essential form of business communication. It allows companies and customers to communicate instantly and has generally made life easier. A common problem with email however is that it may not be the most secure platform available and there is often a high cost associated with securing your email. One option…

Introducing Chrome App Launcher

The first week of September was an important milestone for Google – it was during this week in 2008 that Google introduced Chrome to the world. Now, five years later, it’s among the most popular browsers out there. In early September this year, Google announced Chrome App Launcher – the next step in Chrome’s evolution.…

Preparing a business for disaster

For many countries, August through to October is severe weather season. From wildfires in the western US, to typhoons in Asia, many regions see a rise in disasters during these months. In an effort to increase awareness FEMA (the Federal Emergency Management Association) has named September as National Preparedness Month. Are you prepared for a…

Have you heard of Author Rank?

Over the years the Internet has evolved from something solely inhabited by websites to an unrivaled content generator. The vast majority of people find this content – articles, blogs, etc. – by using Google’s Search. In recent months, a concept known as Author Rank has started to make waves in marketing and Search Engine Optimization…