Reducing desktop clutter

Have you ever gone to talk with a colleague and gotten a look at their computer’s desktop only to notice that they have files, apps, and folders strewn about in a seemingly random fashion? Or maybe you are guilty of a cluttered desktop. Many people tend to have somewhat unorganized desktops, especially if they have…

Creating long-form content on LinkedIn

One of the main ideas behind LinkedIn is that the network is a virtual venue for people to share their thoughts, ideas, and observances with other like-minded users. Earlier this year the company introduced a new feature to their platform that allowed a select few users to create blog posts directly on LinkedIn. Now, the…

New version of Drive introduced

At Google’s annual developer’s conference in late June, the company announced a number of changes to their popular cloud storage and collaboration service, Google Drive. In mid July the company began rolling out the changes and many users are being asked if they would like to try the newly updated Google Drive. If you want…

VoIP or Unified Communications

When it comes to modern communication, many businesses look to network based strategies that allow calls to be placed over a network connection instead of via traditional methods. If you do some quick research into different solutions you will quickly come to the conclusion that there are two real leaders: VoIP and Unified Communications. While…

Is your business ready for ERP?

ERP, or Enterprise Resource Planning, is often seen to be the domain of large businesses. However, with numerous new software solutions being released on a regular basis, small to medium businesses are quickly realizing the power of these back office automation and management tools. While it is true not all businesses will need it, there…

8 tips for backing up your data – Part 1

One of the most important tasks a business can do is to back up its data. It’s really a matter of when you will lose important data, not if, and if it’s not backed up there is a good chance it will be gone forever. In an effort to avoid this, it is worth taking…

A look at Google's Custom Search Engine

In order to have a successful website you need to be active. One of the best ways to do this is to create content like blog articles, videos, images, and even new pages. The problem with this however is that you will eventually get so much content that it may be a challenge for users…

10 Important virtualization terms

Virtualization – the act of moving something physical to a digital environment, normally delivered over a network connection – is one of the most beneficial tech concepts, especially for small businesses. For many business owners and managers however, this is a vastly complex concept, that carries with it some confusing terminology. To help, we have…

Continuity metrics: RTO and RPO

When it comes to ensuring that your business will not only recover from the next disaster, but also be able to continue to operate, it is essential that you implement a business continuity plan (BCP). When developing and fine-tuning these plans there are a number of key metrics you should be aware of, with the…

Using the Outlook.com alias feature

When it comes to being a spy, nothing is more important than a good alias. From Archer’s Chet Manley to James Bond’s James St. John Smythe, no secret agent is ever without one. When it comes to business however, it may seem like an alias is not so important, and at first glance it isn’t.…