BI is not just for the big boys

Most of us don’t normally associate Business Intelligence (BI) with small- or medium-sized businesses (SMBs). The huge investment required to hire data-delving specialists makes us think BI is only for larger organizations. But this is no longer the case. Not only does a growing selection of self-service tools make BI more affordable for SMBs, but […]

Back up your data with these solutions

Today’s businesses rely heavily on data to run their day-to-day operations. They use it for everything from building client relationships to developing marketing strategies and so much more. But without data backups, businesses stand to suffer from major losses and even end up closing up for good should any natural or human-made disaster occur. With […]

3 Microsoft Excel tips to master

You may know how to use Microsoft Excel’s basic functions, but have you truly mastered the program? Excel has more advanced features, and here’s how you can master some of them. Pie and Sunburst Charts Everyone knows that bombarding stakeholders with endless numbers and decimal points is the wrong approach. You need to compile data […]

Security tips for Office 365 migration

More and more small and medium-sized businesses are making the switch from on-premises systems to cloud-hosted Office 365. If you’re one of them, you need to ensure a smooth and secure transition. Here’s what you need to do. Identify your company’s sensitive data… Most files housed within your servers contain sensitive commercial and personal data […]

Security policies for your business

Businesses rarely address cybersecurity in their company policies. With cybercrimes becoming more prevalent, it’s important you inform staff about the threats they could be exposed to. Make sure your business and employees are safe with these security policies. Internet In today’s business world, employees spend a lot of time on the internet. To ensure they’re […]

Improve the value of your business data

It’s one thing to collect your business’s data, but turning that information into insights that propel your organization toward growth is quite another. Analyzing your data can be daunting, but it shouldn’t get pushed to the bottom of your to-do list. Here are a few tricks you can use to make better forecasts. Many businesses […]

The Facebook data breach scandal explained

Businesses have made lots of money using social media to engage with current and potential customers for years now. But after a recent breach, some users are reevaluating Facebook’s reputation. Read on to know how this concerns you and if you must do something about it. Last month, news broke that a firm known as […]

The management drawbacks of virtualization

In the past decade, virtualization has been considered one of the most cost-effective business solutions. It’s supposed to prevent unnecessary hardware purchases and promote effective IT management, but there are some hidden drawbacks with this technology. This is why we’ve uncovered the following management issues that you were previously unaware of. Backup Incorporating a robust […]

Ready for tax season phishing scams?

Paying and filing taxes is already annoying without the threat of refund fraud or identity theft. But phishing schemes, especially during tax season, have become so widespread that you’ve probably already received spoofed emails or calls during the last few years. To maintain the security of your business, you and your employees need to be […]