Save time with these 10 social media tools

2016Mar14_SocialMedia_CYou know social media marketing can be valuable for your business but, simply put, you just don’t have the time for it. And besides, you’re no social media expert, so the whole process itself can be unnecessarily long as you try and figure out what’s most effective.

Get Office 365 switch security right

2016Mar11_Office365_CThe decision to migrate from an on-site SharePoint system to a cloud-based Office 365 solution isn’t one that most small or medium-sized businesses take lightly. In fact, though the popularity of Office 365 and other cloud-hosted platforms continues to soar, plenty of companies still have legacy SharePoint systems in place for at least part of their operations.

BI is not just for the big boys

2016JMar10_BusinessIntelligence_CMost of us don’t normally associate Business Intelligence (BI) with small- or medium-sized businesses; the large investment that has traditionally been required to hire specialist data-delving experts makes us think it’s the preserve of larger organizations.

4 things you should know about the cloud

2016Mar8_Web&Cloud_CCloud computing has proven to be a cost-effective necessity for small businesses. Owners can now breathe a sigh of relief as website hosting, email services implementation and online file storage have become easier thanks to the cloud. However, there are still many owners who remain misinformed about installing a cloud infrastructure at their company.

Speed up Windows 10 with these tips

2016Mar3_MicrosoftWindowsNewsAndTips_CYou’re likely a busy person. So the last thing you want to be bothered with is a slow computer. If you’ve recently upgraded to Windows 10, you may be surprised (and slightly annoyed) to discover that it’s running much slower than expected. So what can you do? Here are a few steps you can take to significantly speed up your new OS.

Prevent programs from launching at startup

Windows loads several programs at startup so they’re quickly available.

How to extend your iPhone battery life

2015Mar1_iPhone_CYou’re on the go today – out of the office, out of the house, and attending a business event. Everything is going fine and dandy until you look down at your phone to see your worst nightmare come true. Your iPhone is at 25 percent battery life. Before you panic, know that the answer to your dilemma may just be in the palm of your hand: in the Settings of your phone.

Risks financial firms face

2015Feb29_Security_CTTP’s stands for threats and tactics, techniques and procedures, the number of which has been gradually increasing since 2015. The financial services sector has long been the target for cyber criminals, where they apply a myriad of techniques ranging from social-engineering to credential-stealing malware.

Tips to speed up your WordPress website

2016Feb25_Web_CWe’ve all experienced the frustration of a slow loading website. While ten years ago, you would just have to grin and bear it as a site loaded with all the urgency of a sloth, today’s Internet surfers are much more impatient. Most expect at least a three second load time, while some won’t settle for less than two.

Tips to use Office 365 more productively

2016Feb24_Office365_CA paintbrush can create the Mona Lisa or the Last Supper. An airplane can bring passengers to exotic locations anywhere on the planet. And stone, deftly placed can produce wonders such as the Pyramids or Angkor Wat. But what do the paintbrush, airplane and stone all have in common? Without the wisdom of the painter, pilot or architect, they are nothing more than tools and materials.

Erik’s Editorial Corner

The question on my mind at the moment is when does feedback cross over into telling someone how to do their job?

I am a big believer in open communication and all of the effort that goes into it. I think it is a big factor in determining if a relationship -- personal or business -- flourishes or flounders.