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Here’s a product you don’t hear much about anymore: the desktop PC. Yawn, right? Although the big, boring, and boxy device may seem as dead as the VCR, don’t be so quick to give it a thumbs-down. Any technology you buy for your small business should be justified by its potential return on investment and [...]
Many businesses are realizing the value in storing data remotely. Here are four compelling reasons to migrate to the cloud and tips on how to do it.
The recent Target data breach gave U.S. businesses of all sizes reason to think seriously about how well they’re protecting customer information. Any mishandling or theft of client records could damage a company’s reputation — or put it out of business altogether. How do you protect customer data in all of its forms, across platforms, [...]
Fax machines have been on technology’s endangered species list for a decade. Learn why its time to switch to an e-faxing or e-signature service.
In order to display your company’s website, you’ll need to rent digital space from a web-hosting service. You could buy your own equipment instead, but that’s usually not a cost-effective option for small businesses: Maintaining an in-house server requires an IT professional, expensive software licensing, and an ongoing investment in infrastructure. Not sure where to [...]
Your business’s Facebook fan page can do a lot more than you may realize. By adding a variety of free and paid apps, you can make your page more interactive and engaging. Installing an app is easy. Here’s how: Go to your Facebook fan page. Click the arrow button to the right of your total [...]
Are you still using the Windows XP operating system to run your office PCs? Although the Microsoft OS dates back to 2001, it’s still widely used: According to NetMarketShare's December 2013 update, close to 30 percent of Americans with personal computers still use the platform. If you’re among them, it’s finally time to upgrade. On April [...]
Steve Strauss is a proponent of starting up businesses and uplifting people who live in poverty. The Portland, Ore.-based consultant merges his two passions in Planet Entrepreneur, a book he edited and co-wrote with 13 other members of the World Entrepreneurship Forum. Through case studies and real-life examples, the authors strive to inspire entrepreneurs to [...]