Do you know when to invoke your Business Continuity Plan? A lot of business owners assume they know when it will be required, but the reality is that it can be hard to determine when a BCP is really necessary. It’s important you are able to assess what is taking place, and make an informed decision with regard to putting your continuity strategy into action.
Over the years, the virtual assistant has evolved. First there was the Microsoft Paperclip (aka Clippy), later we had Siri, and now we have Cortana, the new assistant for Microsoft Windows 10. If you’re a Windows 10 user who loves the operating system just as much as we do, you may be curious as to how you can best utilize your new personal assistant.
Samsung Pay is just one of a number of services available to consumers and businesses looking to make the most of growth in the mobile payments sector, whether for the sake of greater convenience or enhanced bottom-line profit. Apple Pay and Google Wallet may steal most of the headlines when it comes to the mobile payments sector, but Samsung continues to show it is serious about getting its own slice of the action, too – most recently with its announcement of the integration of eight additional credit and debit card issuers.
I recently traveled to Florida for the IT conference I have attended many times in the last several years. I have gotten quite familiar with the venue, the classes, etc. I was happy to find this year felt a bit different with a new venue. Although the discussion material and people were similar to previous years, it was refreshing to have new food, different paths to walk, and a new place to explore.
When listing your company’s assets, your blog probably doesn’t make the cut. Many businesses tend to ignore blogging – which is a real mistake these days. By putting time and resources into your blog, your can transform it from just another webpage to one of the most valuable things to your company’s growth.
Implementing Business Intelligence (BI) software and other tools can help your company grown by leaps and bounds. However, it has to be planned for with the proper level of diligence and care to truly be beneficial to your business. Haphazardly installing BI software can result in an expensive misstep that sees you fall behind the competition.
You may think social media is designed for exciting brands like Google or MTV. And who could blame you, as these brands both have millions of followers. Because of this, you may think there’s no place for your boring brand on social media, right? Think again.
Office 2016 for Mac has arrived, and it brings with it several new features to Microsoft’s popular productivity suite and cloud-based services. Microsoft has fixed various bugs and functionality issues in its latest Office version, allowing users to fully make use of the software and integrate it seamlessly with their Mac platform.
When your employees see snow on the ground, the thought of a day off immediately pops into their heads. Of course your customers are still reliant on you to provide the goods and services they have come to expect from your business. Before a storm hits, you should be communicating with both staff and clients to inform them of the situation.
The leaves are changing and there’s the smell of campfires in the crisp Fall air. That means the kids are back in school, the summer vacations are over, and it’s time to get back to our regular schedule.
For some people that may be a disappointment, but I actually find it comforting.