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How to make the conference room experience suck less

You’ve spent the last two weeks prepping for a very important client meeting. The office looks pristine. The coffee is ready. There’s snacks from a local bakery. The floor has that squeaky sound of cleanliness. You’re ready. The door chime sounds and you get called over to welcome your guests. After a few handshakes, you lead… Read more »

What to ask before you buy new tech for your business

The moment you’re looking to buy any technology… Take the time to consider what you’re really looking to buy. Consider how you want this solution to integrate, store, and/ or access corporate information. There are endless amounts of applications out there. Many are very good and likely offer the exact business process you’re looking to improve. However, that shouldn’t negate the… Read more »

Learn to Use Google Apps Script: How and Why

Apps Script is a simple yet powerful programming language that lets you customize, extend, and automate the functionality of Google’s suite of business applications. Scripts can be used in conjunction with Gmail, Contacts, Calendar, Spreadsheets, Documents, Forms, and more. If you’re familiar with the concept of using macros in older applications to automate repetitive tasks,… Read more »

Yup, It’s Time to Purchase a CRM

via GIPHY It’s a big challenge to manage contacts. You’re not alone and here’s where most start: Stacks of sticky notes A large time consuming spreadsheet Multiple people doing the same work with no collaboration Sad face Why is it so hard?! Contacts could be colleagues, business partners, leads, vendors, or just folks that you… Read more »

What is Meltdown & Spectre and what should you do?

You’ve probably been hearing a lot about Meltdown and Spectre -and you’ll continue to over the next several weeks. These bugs affect most CPU manufacturers, including (to various degrees) Intel, AMD, ARM and now Qualcomm. To be clear, this impacts essentially every network on the planet. What Ripple has already done We’ve been keeping a… Read more »

Just say no to KRACK!

You’ve probably seen or heard on the news of a serious vulnerability called KRACK. In short, this is a vulnerability that impacts most (if not all) routers. Without action, hackers within range of your Wi-Fi network could see your internet traffic and potentially infiltrate your network. YIKES! So what should I do? Whether you’ve got… Read more »

Why Slack is replacing Email, Chat, and Video Conferencing

via GIPHY Slack is a central hub for most (if not all) of your day-to-day business communication. If utilized correctly, project meetings, water-cooler discussions, and office announcements will become less time consuming. From dragging and dropping files or links to performing quick searches relevant to project ideas, it’s a very solid attempt at reshaping how… Read more »