As we rapidly approach Q4 (or possibly have just entered Q4 depending on when you read this), one of the foremost concerns on many small and medium-sized business owners’ minds is their fiscal year tax liabilities. No one loves paying the tax man — obviously — but if you think ahead and plan shrewdly, you can invest in critical areas … Read More
Are you truly ready for a phased return to the office? Or the new hybrid normal?
I think many of us who had the privilege of being able to work from home during this pandemic have gone through waves of a love/hate relationship with WFH. At first, we hated it because it was such a stark departure from our normal lives, and many of the collaboration tools and office etiquette wasn’t ready for a fully remote … Read More
Should your company increase its marketing budget amid COVID-19?
The business landscape is challenging, to say the least. For some sectors, dire is the more apt descriptor. But regardless of sector, businesses the nation over are hurting. When consumer confidence and spending decline, so too do sales and profitability for all but the most insulated sectors. When hard times befall American businesses, belt tightening becomes the name of the … Read More
Has CoVid proven asynchronous video messaging is enterprise ready?
CoVid-19 has upended, well, pretty much everything. There’s a decade’s worth of reading on all the ways it has impacted our lives, both large and small; there will be more to come. That said, not everything it has revealed or impacted is necessarily bad — those favoring flexible working arrangements now have ample evidence it really can be done at … Read More
Why IT stability is the mother of productivity (and how to get it)
Labor productivity is higher than it has ever been before. This is great news for business owners as well as for retail investors, because it means the American economy is growing overall. Many things contribute to these productivity gains, from better workplace management and collaboration tools to the overarching influx of technology that simplifies tasks, automates repetition, and massively increases … Read More
Intel Announces Major Security Breach
You’ve probably seen or heard about the massive security vulnerability Intel announced last week. This recent acknowledgement has the potential to dwarf the WannaCry attacks from 2017 when you consider the combined impact of attacks and performance loss. Intel Security Breach The vulnerability is at the heart of the processor architecture. This issue applies to the last 20+ years of processors … Read More
The Cloud is NOT for Everyone
The cloud concept has a lot of momentum lately, but it’s not the right solution for everyone. So what determines if the cloud is right for you? There are a few key characteristics of your business that will push you towards a cloud implementation. How far you go is determined by your need for those characteristics. The important thing to … Read More
Proactive Service vs Reactive Support
When we talk with business leaders we often hear about their perception of Proactive Service vs Reactive Support. Many business have been told that Proactive Support includes things like patch updates, anti-virus checks, computer monitoring, and so on. While you can consider these items to be proactive in nature, doing them independently doesn’t offer much value to the end result … Read More
Are You Hitting Your Goals?
Straight and simple. Are you hitting your goals? Do you have them written out for the quarter, year, next 3 years? What do they look like? Most importantly, how is technology helping you? Can you answer that last question directly? Most companies can’t. In fact, most companies can’t answer much at all about the impact technology makes on their business. … Read More
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