Why should you automate SMB marketing?

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 […]

How to make buyers out of Instagram followers

How to make buyers out of Instagram followers

Instagram has become one of the most popular social networks to date. One billion active users consume its image-heavy content every day. Aside from it being a photo-sharing app with fun filters, Instagram has demonstrated its capability to turn your followers into customers. Make the most out of your Instagram account with these practical tips. […]

Tips for safeguarding business data

Tips for safeguarding business data

You can’t afford to lose business data. It takes away the trust of your clients, leading to loss of revenue. Cybercriminals are here to stay, so it’s more important than ever to utilize tight security measures to keep your business data safe. Still, some hackers may have advanced cracking skills, or are really determined to […]

Is your business prepared for hurricanes?

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 […]

9 Cybersecurity terms you need to know

9 Cybersecurity terms you need to know

Cybersecurity is everyone’s responsibility. But you don’t need to be an IT expert to know how to protect yourself from a cyberattack. To help you get started, here are helpful terms you need to know so you’re not left in the dark, whether you’re teaching yourself how to update your anti-malware, updating your systems, or […]

Critical security update for older versions of Microsoft Windows

Microsoft announced yesterday that they had discovered a security vulnerability in older versions of Windows that could allow a hacker to access the computer without any user action required. This is covered under advisory CVE-2019-0708.

Affected versions:

Windows XP
Windows 7
Windows Server 2003
Windows Server 2008

Unaffected versions:

Windows 10
Windows Server 2016
Windows Server 2019

Due to the far-reaching affects of this vulnerability, Microsoft has taken the unusual step of releasing updates for versions of Windows that have been outside mainstream support for several years (e.g. Windows XP and Windows Server 2003).

Have There Been Any Attacks Yet?

As of the writing of this post Microsoft says they have not seen any evidence of attacks against this serious security vulnerability.

Technology tips to increase efficiency

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 […]

Take, Edit and Share Screenshots with Snagit

Take, Edit and Share Screenshots with Snagit

It's said that a picture is worth a thousand words, and nowhere is that truer than when collaborating with a team, or trying to explain something visual to someone not sitting right beside you.

Taking screenshots of your Windows or Mac desktop is incredibly useful, including for showing that strange error messages to your IT help desk that never pops up when they're looking.

The basics on 2-step and 2-factor authentication

The basics on 2-step and 2-factor authentication

Cybersecurity is a vital component to businesses these days. You need to make sure that criminals cannot just hack into your network. When it comes to verifying users’ identity, there are two types of authentication used: two-step and two-factor. These two are so similar, many confuse one with the other. Learn the difference between the […]

Manage transactions better with an OMS

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 […]