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Monitoring employees online: Is it right?

Monitoring employees online: Is it right?

The choice to monitor your employees’ computers or not is a tricky one. While part of you may think it’s unethical, it could end up saving you hours of lost productivity or preventing a data breach. Here are some pros and cons of employee monitoring, and some tips to handle it fairly if you decide […]

Social media tips for your small business

Social media tips for your small business

Is your small- or medium-sized business (SMB) using social media and content marketing strategies to boost profitability? If not, it’s about time you do. Your competitors are already doing the same, so you have to find ways to make sure you rise above the crowd. Here are a few tips to get you started. Create […]

Checklist for managing your IT hardware

Checklist for managing your IT hardware

Any business owner will be much better off if they’re not worrying about recurring hardware issues. While your company may still have IT hardware problems, you can implement policies to keep your office free from previous issues. Here’s a checklist that can guide you and get you started. ✓ Clean up your computer components Wipe […]

Get the most of Chrome with these extensions

Get the most of Chrome with these extensions

The majority of internet users worldwide has chosen Chrome as the best web browser, and the Chrome Web Store helps enhance the browser’s features by housing thousands of powerful add-ons to enhance its features. But while it’s amazing to have so many choices, it can be quite overwhelming and time-consuming to pick the right extensions […]

Automate mundane emails to get more done

Automate mundane emails to get more done

Everyone wishes we had more time to spend in a day. Between repetitive emails and seemingly endless meetings, it’s hard to find time for important tasks. Thanks to the increasing affordability of enterprise-level IT, however, SMBs can start getting at least half of those problems under control with email automation. What is email automation? Usually […]

Are You A “Sitting Duck” For Hackers?

You, the CEO of a small business, are under attack. Right now, extremely dangerous and well-funded cyber-crime rings in China, Russia and the Ukraine are using sophisticated software systems to hack into thousands of small businesses like yours to steal credit cards and client information, and swindle money directly out of your bank account.

Right Now, You’re Paying 89% Of Your Employees To Download Movies, Search For Another Job And Infect Your Network With Viruses

In a recent Wasting Time At Work Survey, Salary.com reported that 89% of employees admitted to wasting time at work every day, with some admitting they waste at least HALF of their 8-hour workday on non-work-related tasks. According to the research firm YouGov, 20% of employees are late to their jobs at least ONCE A WEEK. A study by Kleiner Perkins Caufield Byers found the average user checks their phone nearly 150 times per day.

Why “Break-Fix” Works Entirely In The Consultant’s Favor, Not Yours

A question I often get is “Why do I need to be on a managed IT plan? Can’t I just pay you to come out and fix things when they’re broken?” While that’s a legitimate question if we were talking about your washing machine or car, that’s definitely NOT the right approach to a critical and dynamic IT system that your company depends on; you DEFINITELY don’t want to wait until something “breaks” before you try and fix a problem.