Today, we are celebrating National Clean Out Your Virtual Desktop Day by, well, cleaning our virtual desktops.
As any small or medium business owner knows, running a business means handling pay cards, shift calendars, expense reports, business proposals, customer information and dozens of other important files.
Running a small business means sending, receiving and responding to a hefty amount of emails daily. Some days it seems impossible to get through every email! If you use Microsoft Outlook, you can actually create folders and have emails automatically sorted into those folders to help prioritize what you read first. The process for automatic sorting is referred to as Rules. There are a number of different rules you can create to alert you of specific emails so that the most important messages can be addressed immediately.
By now, you’ve surely heard the buzz about Windows 10. Microsoft is working hard to upgrade every machine to its newest operating system, which is angering some users who prefer older versions of Windows. Upgrading home computers is one thing, but businesses? Now that is a different conversation!
Business infrastructure is a complex beast, especially when it comes to technology and IT. Upgrading one thing can send unanticipated ripple effects across the organization. Here at Digity, we want to make sure our clients understand their options when it comes to upgrading, so we’ve compiled a list of things to consider before you take the plunge — plus a very special offer.
While the cloud is changing the way people store and share information, it has also raised serious questions about security. From celebrity photos to your credit card information, it seems like the news is continuously filled with stories about one hack or another. If you are seriously considering migrating your company to the cloud, it is necessary to take a deep look at this question: is your small business safe in the cloud?
The answer is both yes and no. In all honesty, handing over your information to an Internet-based storage facility creates a risk that some unauthorized user is going to gain access. Of course, there is also a risk that your physical storage facilities will suffer from a break-in. Luckily, just as you can add security measures to a physical storage unit, there are many things that you can do to safeguard your data in the cloud. If you are smart, and follow these security steps, you can rest assured that everything you store in the cloud remains safe and secure.
We’ve spent the last few weeks talking about the cloud: what it is, how it works, and what you need to know. While you should have a good solid foundation about the cloud at this point, there is still one lingering question: how do you actually use the cloud in your small business?
We’ve briefly talked about some of these cloud services when talking about the pros and cons of the cloud. While there are many different cloud programs, services, and platforms, in the end there are four basic ways that you can use the cloud in your small business.
Many small business owners are seriously considering moving their company to the cloud. The thought of easy access to their information, reliable backups, and reduced costs seem to make this choice a no-brainer. However, there are a few things to think about before moving your small business to the cloud. By considering these 10 factors, you’ll make sure that you are actually making the best decision for your small business.
So you are considering migrating your information to the cloud. Awesome. However, before you randomly pick a program, it’s important to understand the different types of cloud services for small businesses. This way you can make the best choice for your company and your future.
“The cloud” is a term that is thrown around a lot in modern technology and business conversations. From storage, to software, to backups, many different services promote the fact that they are cloud-based. But just what is the cloud? And why is it a good thing? Or is it? In today’s Tech Academy, we’ll take a look at this technology that is changing the way the world does business.
We love talking to small business owners. We love your passion. Your vision. Your commitment. Your desire to have an impact. We see the blood, sweat, and tears that you pour into your business. We respect the endless hours that you spend trying to make your business a success.
We also see your fear. Your fear of failure. Your fear of making a mistake. Of losing your customers. Of not meeting your bottom line. Of not being able to “cut it.” Above all, we see your fear of change.
Have a desire to improve your business? You’re not alone. All over the world, thousands of small business owners are working to protect, enrich, and expand their companies through investing in and using the best technology for their businesses. To help you get ahead of the pack, here is our list of 5 technology tools every small business needs in 2015.