Top 7 Tech Mistakes Made By Small Business


In my experience, “If it isn’t broken, why fix it?” is the common train of thought that is shared between business owners in regards to their technology.  I understand that decision-makers typically have countless other resources to manage and cannot be reasonably expected to stay up-to-date on the changing landscape of modern business technology. While larger corporations may have an IT department to handle this, most small businesses simply do not have those resources. Having managed IT projects for companies in many different verticals I’m hoping it will benefit others if I take a moment to discuss the common pitfalls and mistakes that are made in regards to the technology used by small businesses. I see these mistakes more often than I believe I should, and my goal is to not only describe what to do, but to also explain how and why these issues may affect your business.

Top 3 Email Security Tips For Businesses


Email security is a hot topic that a lot of companies should be discussing internally. Many businesses are finding that they are able to implement email more easily with services like Google Apps and Microsoft Office 365. The email security issues we’re commonly familiar with are not necessarily caused by the infrastructure being used, but by how end users are treating their business email accounts. There are numerous ways that nefarious individuals can send emails to corporations to make end users perform an action, click, and open malicious attachments. The main issue is that companies are not properly educating their employees about proper email protocol. Let’s chat on about how we can coach end users to be more email responsible and proper email techniques.

3 Reasons It’s Time To Outsource IT Support To A Managed Services Provider


Supporting your IT in-house can be expensive, aggravating, and time-consuming. It’s challenging and costly for small businesses to maintain an IT department and stay current with the latest technology. Companies are seeing IT expenses continually increasing on a month to month basis, and training staff to perform IT tasks takes time away from focusing on work that generates revenue. As a result, growing businesses are beginning to take advantage of outsourcing their IT support to a managed services provider.

Want The Best Social Media Engagement? Don’t Buy Likes, Fans, Or Followers


Let’s face it: It seems simple. It seems tempting. Everyone else is probably doing it, right?

There are many articles that describe the best social media engagement techniques, but buying followers is not one of them. Paid followers on Twitter or likes on Facebook may seem attractive as it is meant to give viewers the impression that your business is popular. There is a belief that having high amounts of likes and follows on social media websites will give your business additional credibility. The truth is that there are side effects of these services that may work against you in the long run.