BCP technology – when to upgrade

When it comes to business continuity plans, many companies need technology in order to support their plan and systems such as backups and recovery. While this technology may be in place to support current continuity needs, there will come a time when this needs to be upgraded. The issue is how to know when an…

Defining 10 common cloud terms

For many businesses the cloud has become a driving factor that supports numerous technical systems. These systems have been proven to reduce costs, increase productivity, and ensure security of vital data. However, there are still a large number of cloud related terms that can confuse. To help, here is an overview of 10 commonly used…

Windows skips 9 and goes straight to 10!

At the end of September, Microsoft held their now annual Windows event, where they announced the next big version of Windows – Windows 10. While it seems a little odd that they are skipping 9 completely, from what we can see, 10 is shaping up to be the best version of Windows to date. Here…

5 Posts you should be sharing

Social media has come to play an important part of an overall marketing strategy for many small to medium businesses. An essential component to any social media plan, regardless of the platforms you use, is the creation of content to post onto these networks. When it comes to content, many businesses tend to rely on…

Adding user calendars to Google Calendar

Google Apps for Businesses offers a wide variety of useful productivity oriented tools that enable users to do more from almost anywhere. When it comes to a busy manager or business owner, one of the most useful tools is Google Calendar, which offers a wide range of features, including the ability to layer multiple calendars…

Shellshock 101: What is it?

Earlier this year news broke of one of the most widespread and potentially devastating bugs to-date – Heartbleed. While heartbleed was massive and companies are still dealing with the fallout to this day, news has recently broke of an even bigger potential threat: Shellshock. This is a security issue all business owners, managers, and employees…

Docs 101: Creating and formatting lists

For those who use Google Apps, more specifically Google Docs, in their office, there is a good chance that many of your documents will need to contain bulleted lists or numbers. These are both included in Docs but did you know that you can format them and that Google has also recently updated their overall…

Business security: 5 Common flaws

With the ever growing number of security threats faced by businesses around the world, the vast majority of business owners have adopted some form of security measures in an effort to keep their organizations secure. But, how do you know the measures you’ve implemented are actually keeping your systems safe? Here are five ways you…

Cleaning computers and devices

Computers and mobile devices might be high tech but they are still exposed to dust and grime and get dirty after a time. While for many a slightly unclean screen is a minor annoyance, neglecting to clean your devices could result in a decrease in longevity and possibly performance too. Once you commit to regularly…

5 Ways BCP plans can fail

Many business owners and managers readily acknowledge the fact that they need to be prepared for a disaster, and most do have backup-plans in place should something actually go wrong. The thing is, it can be difficult to actually know if your plan will be enough to see your business through a disaster. What can…