Why BI is for everyone

If you’ve managed to convince yourself that only large enterprises have the money to take advantage of Business Intelligence (BI), then think again. In the past, companies needed to hire expensive experts to really delve into BI. But these days, there is a range of affordable self-service tools that will allow small- and medium-sized businesses […]

BYOD security tips

The bring your own device (BYOD) phenomenon continues to rise in the workplace. There are a number of benefits and risks that BYOD brings. For it to be successful, you must balance employee freedom and data security. Here’s how you can do that. Whether your employees are using smartphones, tablets, or laptops, you need a […]

Reduce your PC power consumption

There’s a computer in almost every home and office nowadays. A typical desktop that’s switched on 24/7 for a whole year releases carbon dioxide equivalent to what an average car releases in an 820-mile drive. To save energy, you don’t need to make drastic changes; you can start by making small adjustments that will ultimately […]

Why businesses should opt for CRM

However good you are at running your business, you won’t get very far without a steady stream of customers. To effectively foster customer relationships, many businesses are leveraging customer relationship management (CRM) systems. What is a CRM system? CRM is a system that allows businesses to manage, record, and evaluate their customer interactions to provide […]

5 Signs of weak enterprise security

As the number of cybersecurity threats increases, many business owners have no recourse but make cybersecurity a priority. But how does one know if your security measures are actually keeping your enterprise IT assets safe? Here are five ways you can tell if your security isn’t sufficient. Open wireless networks With one main internet line […]

CYOD and BYOD: What are they?

Mobile devices are a popular tool for many employees, most of whom will at some point use their personal device for a work-oriented task. Companies are adopting a BYOD or bring your own device policy to help bolster motivation and productivity. Another similar trend gaining popularity is CYOD or choose your own device. Below is […]

Top 5 business continuity errors

Business continuity plans are designed to protect an organization’s critical data in case of a crisis, but employees are also a part of that equation. If you want a strong business continuity plan, it’s imperative you avoid the following mistakes. Mistake #1: Failing to plan for employees Companies that survive unexpected incidents are the ones […]

Computers for a small business: Laptop vs. desktop

As an entrepreneur, you’ve got your hands full making choices that can make or break your company. One important decision is choosing your small- to mid-sized business’s (SMB) computer hardware, whether you should invest in desktops or laptops. The following are valuable considerations on how to make the best choice between the two. Portability Modern […]

Top considerations when collecting customer data

Businesses are collecting, processing, and storing data at a breakneck pace, and it’s increasingly difficult to keep up. Despite the importance of business intelligence, it’s important to collect data that is actually useful and relevant. A few essential tips will prevent the most common challenges. Before we jump into our tips for data collection, we […]