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A more secure cloud-based Microsoft Office

2016May16_MicrosoftWindowsNewsAndTips_APrivacy and security concerns can derail a lot of great software ideas — but Microsoft is determined not to let that happen to their browser-based Office Online services. Last week, the software giant announced that their cloud-based versions of Office would be available to be hosted locally, wooing over security skeptics.

7 Twitter tactics to get more retweets

2016May13_SocialMedia_CManaging your company’s Twitter account can be tricky. You have a lot of brilliant things to say in under 140 characters but the problem is getting more eyes on your tweets. What’s worse is that there are other companies competing with you to grab that attention.

Tap into the benefits of the human cloud

2016May12_Web&Cloud_CCompanies have increasing opportunities to tap into a virtual, on-demand workforce that’s proving to be a third-generation sourcing ecosystem for key talent. The human cloud offers a competitive advantage for startups and SMBs to compete with large enterprises by leveraging specialized skills and expertise that are outsourced globally.

Essential Microsoft Word formatting tips

2016May11_Office_CMicrosoft Word has been around for over 20 years, and for better or worse it has become increasingly complex. What started as a simple text editor has evolved into a multifaceted piece of writing, design and collaboration software. No matter how much time you spend with it, there are always new tricks to learn that let Word streamline your document creation.

Fix these 4 common El Capitan problems

2016May5_AppleMacOS_CNo operating system is perfect. At one point or another, every user is likely to experience a frozen computer or application that just won’t cooperate with their commands. El Capitan users are not immune to this phenomenon. So what are some of the problems Mac lovers encounter with Apple’s latest OS? Here are a few of the most common and the solutions to fix them.

Will more apps save the Windows phone?

2016May4_MicrosoftWindowsNewsAndTips_CWindows has increasingly been left forgotten in the smartphone game. This is especially due to the huge success of iOS and Android devices. But just when you think that Windows smartphones will just fizzle out, Microsoft has quickly announced plans to revitalize their mobile operating systems.

Are you using this effective marketing tool?

2016May3_BusinessIntelligence_CThere are many marketing techniques SMBs use to gain clients. Free information products, brochures, and press releases are just a few among many. But how do you know what’s most effective? It all comes down to looking at data and seeing for yourself what’s worked before.

How to more efficiently use your Android data

2016Apr29_AndroidPhone_CYou rely on your Android’s mobile data plan to read and send emails, keep up with local news and stay in touch with business colleagues. That’s why it’s so frustrating when your data runs out. You feel disconnected from the world and your business while on the go.

Understand these 4 types of hackers

2016Apr28_Security_CWhy do hackers attack? Is it for money, notoriety, or political reasons? Many business owners never ask these questions, and instead only think about the means of how a cyber attack takes place. But knowing the motive behind a hacker’s attack can help you understand whether or not you’re a target and what data you need to protect.

Erik’s Editorial Corner

The topic I want to focus on for this month is red flags. This is a common term we use to describe something that catches our eye. I've always thought of this as the red fabric being waved in front of the bull to catch his attention. When the bull sees the red, he immediately focuses all of his attention on it.