The majority of businesses are majorly dependent on technology, and if you’re a small business owner you’ll probably have already bought a number of different gadgets in order to help you manage your business as best you can. Printers are just one piece of technology that are essential for any business – even though you can do a lot of things online or via email, you’ll probably still need to print documents such as invoices and receipts, and documents that you need regarding tax. If you’re planning to purchase a printer for your business, there are a number of things that you’ll need to take into consideration.…Continue reading
Many businesses don’t keep up with the times. They fall behind their competition quickly and then get stuck there forever. Here’s how to stay on top of the every-changing technological times.
Make Your Business Mobile And Flexible
Most businesses today have some element of mobility. Whether it’s a mobile site for customers or remote access tools for employees and the owner. If you haven’t implemented this kind of functionality, you’re already behind your competition.
You need to hire IT services companies that can bring you up to speed, and fast. Companies that can do business from anywhere are able to provide customers with unparalleled flexibility.…Continue reading
Given the wide range of benefits that cloud-based solutions now offer businesses, it’s no surprise that the majority of companies have made the switch. Recent reports indicate that around 84% of businesses in the UK have adopted at least one service while a further 78% use two or more. With the news that support for Windows Server 2013 will be ending this year, there’s really no better time to make the switch. Here’s what to keep in mind.
Always Use Trusted Sources
There are over 700,000 cloud-based solutions available to you and that number is growing every single day as new applications are being created.…Continue reading
While we are undoubtedly fortunate to live in technologically advanced times, this also brings challenges in terms of online security and safety. To understand these further, we need only look at the publication of recent data breaches involving the Office of Personnel Management and the Internal Revenue Service, which highlighted exactly how vulnerable organisations become when they share data either externally or internally.
For firms that are required to share or store data, it is therefore imperative that there is a clear focus on creating secure, online network.
How to Prevent Data Loss and Secure your network in 3 easy steps
With this in mind, what practical steps can be taken to safeguard your network and prevent data loss?…Continue reading
If you want to get into shooting YouTube videos, one problem you might run into is the perfect setting. Professionals have a studio, but you can’t afford that. Some YouTube content creators set up and tear down sets every day. You don’t want to do that. Here’s a compromise: why not dedicate a spare room in your home or apartment for video shoots? Here’s how to pull it off.
Get a Good Set Of Lights
A 3-point lighting system is pretty much standard. That’s the minimum you want to use. Ideally, you’ll go with four-point lighting, which gives you an extra back light and better control over shadows.…Continue reading
Having an online presence is vital in the digital age, and with the advent of content management systems such as WordPress getting your company’s website up and running is easier than ever before. There is, however, one part of the process that can leave business owners frustrated and confused – hosting.
So, what is hosting?
Hosting is the process needed to get your beautiful new website out to a wider audience. Without a hosting account your site simply would not have a place on the web. In theory you could host your website from your own computer, but in reality this isn’t at all practical.…Continue reading
Remember when everyone thought the Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) would be the future of higher education as we know it? Yeah, that was only 2012. In recent years, the popularity of the MOOC has dramatically decreased. Yet inversely, the number of high profile research institutions that have presented these courses has steadily risen. As eighteen year olds continue to opt for more traditional means of education, there is room for the MOOC to make major waves in the world of corporate training and education.
The Educational Landscape
Unless you live under a rock, you’ve realized that the cost of education has skyrocketed.…Continue reading
You may think that IT support is something that only big businesses need. They are the ones with all of the big computer systems and they are more likely to be the ones to have problems since they have so many different people working in one place.
However, if that is your personal train of thought then you are on the wrong track. Unless you know all that there is to possibly know about information technology and can fix problems without calling a tech, then you too may need an IT Consultant.
Even small businesses can use the assistance of an IT professional, because even small businesses have network issues.…Continue reading
Automation isn’t just for large corporations, SME’s can leverage it to enjoy benefits as well. Both B2B and B2B companies can use automation to streamline business processes and reduce costs. Given most businesses are looking to do more with less, automation of business processes is rising in the enterprise ‘to do’ lists.
If your staff, management, and other personnel are required to do repetitive, multiple tasks to conduct operations, it’s an indication that automation opportunities exist. The potential for long-term savings and human error minimization further supports the case for automation for SMEs.
Here are some areas that can be automated to save time in execution and reduce expenses:
What is cloud computing?
Cloud computing is web based and allows users to access shared computer applications, storage and other resources through a network of remote servers, rather than each individual user installing hardware and software onto their on-site server and personal computer. It allows the user to store, manage and process data in exactly the same way as traditional computer systems and programs, without the need to buy, install, manage and update a variety of expensive applications on one computer.
In cloud computing, you are renting a service rather than buying a product from providers like BlueJeans Video Conference For Business.…Continue reading