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Virtualization and licensing

Virtualization and licensing

For a successful virtualization project, it’s important to understand software licensing and support policies for virtualized and cloud environments. Today, many enterprises invest in software to track licensing compliance and vendor support policies because policies could differ substantially among vendors. For most, licensing concerns focused on deploying server applications to server virtualization infrastructures. Here are […]

Prevent your laptop from overheating

Prevent your laptop from overheating

An overheating laptop is not an uncommon thing. Unfortunately, this can lead to decreased laptop efficiency and a shorter lifespan. Here’s how to protect your laptop from damage due to overheating. Causes of overheating Laptops generate heat when in use. That’s why they have internal fans that blow out hot air and suck in cooler […]

How to calculate the TCO of VoIP

How to calculate the TCO of VoIP

Picking a VoIP solution for your business can be tricky since there are so many data plans to choose from. But here’s a pro tip: Calculate the total cost of ownership (TCO) and not just the monthly fees. What is TCO? TCO is the overall sum of procuring, deploying, and operating a VoIP system over […]

Step up your PowerPoint game with these pointers

Step up your PowerPoint game with these pointers

Do your officemates groan whenever they have to sit through another PowerPoint presentation? Once it’s your turn, knock their socks off by using these easy-to-follow tips. Start slideshows instantly The audience doesn’t want to see the speaker’s cluttered desktop or unread emails as the PowerPoint presentation is being set up. Simply select the file and […]

Presenting Google Drive’s PDF management features

Presenting Google Drive’s PDF management features

These days, cloud services such as Google Drive are gaining prominence as more teams rely on them to accomplish business goals with increased cost savings and productivity. But for some reason, Google Drive’s PDF-handling features have gone underappreciated, despite PDFs being a mainstay in workstations and offices for quite some time now. It’s time you […]

Boosting SMB marketing with automation

Boosting SMB marketing with automation

Small business marketing has often been a difficult endeavor for small business owners. Marketing involves a great deal of time and effort, and can require a significant financial investment. Previously, only large corporations could afford marketing automation, but that’s no longer the case. Read the five most profitable benefits of this new IT innovation here. […]

Cloud-based ERP and its benefits

Cloud-based ERP and its benefits

Using the cloud is so common these days that most small- to mid-sized businesses (SMBs) have at least one cloud service supporting their operations. An increasingly popular cloud-based service is enterprise resource planning (ERP). But what is it? And what are the advantages of using a cloud-based ERP? Here’s a quick and informative overview. Define: […]

Turn Instagram followers into customers

Turn Instagram followers into customers

Instagram has gone from an app that shares puppy photos with vintage-themed filters, to a marketing tool that savvy businesses are taking advantage of. The photo-sharing giant has a billion monthly active users, making it an ideal online marketplace. If you know how to create and promote compelling content on Instagram, you can get more […]

5 Tips for protecting corporate data

5 Tips for protecting corporate data

A data breach can happen to anyone, even to the most secure businesses or financial institutions — and cybercriminals could even attack your company’s network. How can you be sure your network is completely hacker-safe? As a business owner, you can’t afford a data breach, as it could cost you your clients and reputation. Employing […]

Save money with your data center

Save money with your data center

Is your data center sucking you dry like a vampire? Many business owners would like to believe that the server room and data center don’t exist. But whether you acknowledge them or not, they could be eating up your resources every month. Here’s what to do to cut costs.  Perform an energy audit There’s a […]