Posts Categorized: Technology

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 »

How SD-WAN Makes Cheap Internet Faster, Safer, and more Cost-Effective

SD-WAT?! The short version: SD-WAN is a way to take cheaper commodity internet and make it viable for business critical applications (e.g. voice services, etc). What that means is you can run voice over the internet in a way that is essentially bulletproof. This is the same way that Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS; which is… 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 »

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 »

3 Simple Ways to Stream Audio Throughout the Office

Consider Your Environment. Setting up the office to stream music in multiple rooms is a fun (but potentially expensive) little project. There are numerous options available to you to stream audio. Just fitting the office with speakers might not be ideal -or could cause frustration. In most cases, streaming audio works best with granularity. The sound… Read more »

Top 7 Questions for Security and your Business (with Video)

Cyber Crime is on the rise. Today, business owners are challenged to be in the know when it comes to security and IT leadership decisions. Without this knowledge, the tasks to maintain a secure workforce grow increasingly more complex. It is not the staff’s responsibility to understand all the specifics of most technologies. However, it is… Read more »