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Grow your business with green changes

Everyone talks about becoming a green business, but what can you do to improve your carbon footprint? Create a green strategy for your business.  Take a look at things you can do to change your ecological footprint and set a plan to implement them. Cut back on paper.  Yep, paper is a huge waste with the development of servers and the cloud. There is really no reason to keep so many files. Explore your options for a paperless office.Consider energy efficient products.  When you plan your annual upgrades this year, take a look at energy efficient computers, printers and other machinery. Be sure to properly train your employees to use the equipment to minimize waste too.Check out energy efficiency programs in your area.  Most state and local agencies offer green programs ...

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Beef up security!

Are your systems up to date? Beef up your by keeping your software up-to-date at all times. You don’t have to pump iron to beef up security for your business. Just make sure your systems are always up-to-date. Software updates, patches or service packs address security vulnerabilities within the products you use. Applying these updates will help you avoid security risks.Software updates are not upgrades. You don’t pay for updates and about 90% of them are all good repairs that will ...

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3 steps for a healthy backup solution

At the heart of every business there is essential customer data and crucial financial records. Do you have adequate backups of these important files?Here is what most business owners think about their backups.  “Our technicians make sure our backups are complete, so everything is covered, right?” “I have backups, in the server room.” “My backups run every week.”  When was the last time you actually laid eyes on your backup files? Are you sure they are ...

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The most engaging form of marketing

As a business owner, you want to stay abreast of current trends in order to develop your company for the future. Guess what new trend is trumping e-mail blasts?Video is one of the fastest growing tools for businesses.  Every year we look at new trends in business, technology, marketing and financials to develop our business accordingly and grow. We want new clients to see what we do, how we do it better and why they should consider us instead of the competition.Why not say it on camera?  ...

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How will you use your 26 seconds?

Time management is a popular buzz term. So how did time really get started?  Let’s take a look.The entire idea of reckoning time in advance to provide an accurate, dependable, repeatable calendar year is the basis for our Gregorian Calendar. Various calendar ideas have been explored.Accounting for time.  Consider the following: Throughout history people have tied the calendar to natural phenomenon, like season changes, or in mild climate regions the lunar cycle may be used. If we ...

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A resolution for better time management

Time management is a popular buzz term. So how did time really get started? Let’s take a look.The entire idea of reckoning time in advance to provide an accurate, dependable, repeatable calendar year is the basis for our Gregorian Calendar. Various calendar ideas have been explored.Accounting for time. Consider the following: Throughout history people have tied the calendar to natural phenomenon, like season changes, or in mild climate regions the lunar cycle may be used. If we base the calendar ...

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Has the URL seen its last holiday?

The Internet of the future may not use the standard URL (Uniform Resource Locator) if Cambridge University Scientists continue to perfect the URI (Uniform Resource Identifier) concept.“Pursuit” is the name of the project in which Cambridge Scientists are studying the new URI concept. It strives to achieve a faster, safer and more user friendly Internet through the use of an entirely new design. This new architecture will do away with the need to connect directly to servers. Instead, your ...

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3 tips to help your company’s elves collaborate more efficiently

Collaboration.  This has been a huge buzz word for businesses over the past few decades but, what does it really mean?  And, how can you encourage your worker elves to successfully collaborate and grow your businesses?What does collaborate mean? Collaboration is working with another person or multiple people on a joint project. By default, businesses are run through a series of collaborations. Whether you work in a law firm, dental office or a construction company, businesses are successful ...

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Beware Ransome-Ware Cryptolocker

Once this malware is executed on a computing device it encrypts files in the victim’s computer, and demands a ransom 300 USD to be paid by the victim within 72 hours in order decrypt the victim's files. This one of the most destructive malware infections I have ever seen! It is essential that anyone with a connection to the Internet is aware of this beast.This type of malware is popularly known as ransomware and is spread using social engineering tricks especially via email such as fake FedEx, ...

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Don’t let a stormy start blow your business away

Natural disasters, man-made disasters, physical threats and political issues can impact your business. Creating a plan to recover from these types of interruptions helps companies solidify their foundation and get up and running faster when the inevitable hits.Contrary to popular belief, disasters don’t always happen to others! According to the Institute for Business & Home Safety (IBHS), “Statistics show that, of the businesses that close because of a disaster, at least one in four ...

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