Comparing the top business dashboards

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 […]

The Dark Web

The Dark Web will go down as the IoT buzz word for 2019. But, do you know what the Dark Web is?

The name may sound mysterious and provocative, but the Dark Web is simply where illegal and illicit activity goes digital. The Dark Web first gained attention in 2013 when the FBI shut down the infamous Silk Road website.

Why should you automate SMB marketing?

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 […]

What happens when IT Service Providers Merge

Technology is a fast-paced every growing industry with an economic landscape mottled with many competitors of different sizes. Among managed-service providers, mergers and acquisitions have become a common growth strategy. Companies will look to merge with or acquire another company for several reasons: expansion of services, geographic expansion, increased sales, an owner wanting to exit the industry, etc.

Is your business prepared for hurricanes?

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

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 […]

What is a vCIO?

A “Chief Information Officer” (CIO) is a leadership position that helps to ensure technology systems, processes and data in an organization are healthy and effectively support the business goals. Many organizations do not have anyone in this position due to cost and other factors.

Manage transactions better with an OMS

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 […]

What goes into a business continuity plan?

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 […]

Productivity tip: Email automation

If you’ve ever received what looked like a personalized email from a huge corporation, there’s a good chance it was actually written using an email automation platform. This technology saves time and money while strengthening customer relationships, and contrary to popular belief, it is well within most SMB budgets. What is email automation? Usually included […]