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How robust dashboards help your business

A dashboard is a business intelligence tool that displays metrics and key performance indicators (KPI) for organizations. Dashboards give you an overall view of your business. Here are some uses of dashboards in real-life business situations. Marketing insights An organization’s marketing department typically analyzes a significant amount of data from various channels. Whether the purpose […]

4 Reasons CEOs Should Plan For Failure And Encourage Risk-Taking

Every successful company leader will tell you that failure is a part of business, but far fewer will admit they plan for failure. Growing a business requires taking risks, and failure is a frequent outcome on the journey to achieving success.

In their best-selling book Switch, co-authors and brothers Chip and Dan Heath describe how world-renowned design firm IDEO (perhaps best known for its work with Apple) plans for failure during its design process.

4 ways to delete your smartphone data

Smartphones hold sensitive data such as financial information, confidential emails, and contact details that you wouldn’t want falling into the wrong hands. To wipe data from your old phone, do the following: 1. Encrypt your Android phone Ensure that strangers don’t have access to your private data by encrypting it to make it unreadable. Newer […]

3 Things to think about when virtualizing your IT system

Specialized IT hardware such as servers, routers, and the like can be quite expensive, but their virtualized software counterparts are way more affordable and are faster to deploy, too. As of this writing, though, it takes specialists to successfully implement these on IT systems. To give you a better idea, here are three considerations they […]

Why jailbreaking your iPad is a bad idea

The big idea behind jailbreaking an iPad is to go around the restrictions Apple imposes on how you can use and control your device. Jailbreaking your iPad can be a rewarding experience, as it boosts your device’s functionality in many ways. However, it does have some serious disadvantages that you should consider before you decide to […]

Considerations for buying a business projector

A business projector provides you with a platform to present your case to an audience. It’s an essential tool for meetings, so it’s important that you have the right projector for your needs. Unfortunately, you might not be familiar with the various measurements and specifications of projectors. The following list will help you brush up […]

Steps to cloud-based unified communications

Moving your business’s resources to the cloud is quickly becoming the mainstream formula for success. But this comes with certain risks and requires careful planning. Your organization’s unified communications system (UC) is no exception and can be more challenging than moving other functions. To better ensure a trouble-free experience, take note of these steps. Opt […]

Gmail’s proactive anti-phishing enhancements

To this day, cybercriminals still have an old reliable weapon in their arsenal — email. With it, criminals can fool recipients into revealing personal information or clicking on a malware-ridden attachment. This kind of scam is called phishing, and it continues to persist because many people still fall for it. To protect email users from […]

3 IT Investments You Should NEVER Skimp On

What is standing between your business’s data and hackers a world away? What’s your plan when your on-site server fails?

When you skimp on technology and IT solutions for your business, the answers to these two questions are simple: 1) There is nothing standing between your business’s sensitive data and people who want to take advantage of that data; and 2) There is no plan.

What The Heck Is An AUP … And Why Do You Want It?

With so many access points, from cell phones to laptops and home computers, how can anyone hope to keep their network safe from hackers, viruses and other unintentional security breaches? The answer is not “one thing” but a series of things you have to implement and constantly be vigilant about, such as installing and constantly updating your firewall, antivirus, spam-filtering software and backups.