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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 […]

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The Two Faces of Information Technology

Businesses almost always rely on information technology to survive but in many cases, “IT” is treated as a necessary evil rather than as a driver of goals and facilitator of success. IT tends to be one of the most crucial areas of the business but also one to which the least amount of attention is […]

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Amazon CEO Jeff Bezo’s Secret to Avoiding Email Overwhelm

Do you look at your inbox and want to cry? If so, you’re not alone. According to widely cited Radicati Group research, the average person gets 120 business emails every day. If you don’t manage your emails, you could end up in another statistical majority.

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Do You Have a Business or a Job? How to Succeed as an Entrepreneur

To put it simply, if you can’t take a month off to travel to Italy (or to write the great American novel or do some other time-intensive activity), you’ve got a job. When I started my first company, I thought I was out of the grind of a job. Sure, my company was successful, but […]

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Believe You Can Be Extraordinary

I left my home some 7,000 miles away with little money in my pocket. I was eager – and just 17. My father died when I was six, and I came to America for college with the words of my mother still ringing in my ears: “If you want to be a great person, you […]

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5 Ways to Build Raving Fans

Marketing is about connecting with consumers. Great marketing, though, is about transforming those consumers into fans, raving fans – people who feel loyalty, and feel invested in your business and its success. Here are some creative ways to start converting your customers into your biggest fans.

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Shadow IT: Ignore at Your Own Risk

Shadow IT: It’s one of those little secrets that nobody wants to talk about… The term “Shadow IT” refers to apps and devices used at work that operate outside your company’s sanctioned policies and protocols. Shadow IT takes many forms, like conversations on Facebook Messenger, Google Hangouts, Gmail or Skype.

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Make THIS password different from everything else

You know you’re guilty of it: using the same password for everything. Believe me, I understand how annoying it is to try and remember all those passwords; and if you’re using the same password for sites that don’t share sensitive information, like a login to a news feed you like to read, then it’s generally […]

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