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Net Neutrality – what is it?

Net Neutrality – what is it?

Over the past few years there have been a number of issues and rulings made by various courts in the US regarding the overall freedom of the Internet and how it is to be managed. By now, many of us have heard of Net Neutrality, but it may seem like an issue that won’t affect small businesses.

10 tips to improve your tweets

10 tips to improve your tweets

For an effective social media strategy, most businesses realize that they need to have a presence on more than one major social platform. While this has led to the creation of Twitter accounts for businesses, many struggle to generate content and posts due to the character limit.

Microsoft launches new Outlook for Mac

Microsoft launches new Outlook for Mac

One of the more important selling points of an Office 365 plan is the fact that many subscriptions come with full versions of Office which are always the latest available. For Mac users however, updates are usually well behind the Windows versions. This is starting to change, as Microsoft has recently introduced a new version of Outlook for Mac users while also announcing a plan for new versions of other Office for Mac apps.

Should businesses go mobile only?

Should businesses go mobile only?

A common trend in many households is the adoption of mobile devices as the main home phone. In fact, in 2013 it was estimated that almost 41% of households in the US were only using mobile devices. This number continues to grow as mobile devices continue to become more popular.

New security threat: CryptoWall

New security threat: CryptoWall

In October of last year news broke about a new form of malware called Cryptolocker. This malware posed a particularly large threat to many business users and led to many quick and important security updates. Now, almost a year later, it appears that the second version of this – CryptoWall – has been released and is beginning to infect users.

Selecting phone systems

Selecting phone systems

One common technological system that every business needs is the phone. While digital systems like email and chat are quickly becoming the main way many businesses communicate, there will always be a need for a phone system. If you are looking for a new system for your business, there are a number of factors you need to take into account before purchasing one.

Small business gamification

Small business gamification

For many businesses it is important that there is steady and productive interaction with clients and that they can capture important data from these interactions. While there are many ways to achieve both these objectives, there is one way that is gaining traction with many companies, especially those who want to capture better data: gamification.

Will your business get by on OWA?

Will your business get by on OWA?

For businesses looking to integrate Office 365, there are a number of plans available. Some offer full versions of Office 2013, while others include just Office Web Apps (OWA) – browser-based versions of Office. Because of the different plans available, it can be slightly confusing to figure out which one to go with.