Businesses usually have to make a critical choice about which brand of productivity software they will utilize for day-to-day operations. Two of the heavy hitters in the modern business landscape are Google and Microsoft implementing their respective productivity solutions. While the choice of which service to work with seems exclusive, Google is making strides to break down this barrier and allow certain file types to be edited in Google Drive.
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Small businesses have to do more with less, leading to them increasingly looking to technology to fill the gaps. The issue is that many small businesses feel like the big tech companies don’t comprehend their needs. If you feel like the technology options you have at your disposal don’t necessarily fit your organization's needs, consider that these robust solutions have all the functionality that you need to manage your own business processes. Let's take a look at some of the enterprise technology SMBs are using to move their businesses forward and some of the considerations you may need to make to leverage a software solution that doesn’t seem like it fits.
Sadly, your organization's technology is not immortal. At some point down the road you will have to upgrade away from your current hardware, which, unfortunately, is not as simple as it sounds. Listed below are some pointers to help you out during this difficult process.
Small businesses usually fall into the trap of assuming that they are too small to be targeted by hackers. This misconception could ultimately cost your business too much. The fact is that all businesses have data that is worth something to hackers, and Macro Systems is here to prove it to you and provide a solution to this dilemma.
There was an era when we didn’t have to worry about catching computer viruses on our cell phones. However, with the exponential growth of mobile technologies, including application development options, mobile malware is now a problem, and it can become a significant problem for your business. Below we'll take a look at the increasing mobile malware market, including the risks and what you can do to keep it from being a problem for you.
If there's anything you must know about business computing, it's that server maintenance is absolutely critical. This isn’t exactly a shocking realization, and if it is, you need to call 703-359-9211 as soon as possible. You have to know that you are not alone; you'd be surprised how many business owners don’t actively have a business server maintenance plan.
There aren’t many more joyful moments for a person than when they land their first big job. The opportunity to utilize the skills they have learned, and to pay off some of the debt that knowledge set them back, are two activities most people who are in this position savor. Nonetheless, you can’t expect these opportunities to keep your employees around forever... you need to meet and manage their other expectations of the workplace.
In the modern competitive business environment, you need all the help you can get. One of the largest advantages you can achieve for your organization is to take advantage of a trusted and reliable managed IT provider that can give your business advice on how to navigate the murky waters of the technology world.
Cybersecurity is one of the most discussed issues facing the today's businesses; cybercrime has increased significantly while businesses have moved more of their processes onto the computer. Planning how to protect your organization's critical digital resources from corruption and theft has never been more imperative. Below we take a look at some of the issues affecting small and medium-sized businesses' ability to do business effectively.
Wearables have been available for a while, though the definition of them has changed over the years. Wearables have become much more capable in the past decade, bringing with them a barrage of other problems that need to be addressed; chief among them is how these devices should be regulated, and by whom.
You may have heard of phishing: the method cybercriminals use to scam their targets by impersonating someone that their targets would trust, requesting access credentials or other sensitive information. Did you know that there are specific types of phishing? Let's review spear phishing, one of the biggest risks to your business.
You may be shocked to learn that your organization is regularly under threat of being hacked. Thus, it is extremely imperative that you have an idea of how to keep unauthorized users out of your network and out of your applications. Passwords are usually the last (only) line of defense against all types of threats; you need to make them as secure as possible to alleviate the threat in any way you can. Let Macro Systems walk you through this process.
Bring Your Own Device is a popular trend in the modern business environment; it creates numerous opportunities for businesses to cut costs. But, this is only true if you implement a BYOD policy that your business can take advantage of. A BYOD can lead to considerable problems for unprepared businesses.
As the owner of a business, you must be able to see the fine line between being comfortable with your position and being dangerously complacent. Otherwise, you run risk hindering your organization's growth, or even actively sabotaging its success.
Going paperless these days is a trendy thing to do, even though we understand why some businesses like to keep their hardcopy documentation printed out and available. If you’re careful, you can limit printing to reduce the costs associated with printing, while still keeping your critical files organized and ready.
Network security is a priority for modern businesses of all types; threats don’t usually discriminate between the computer networks that they try to access. One type of organization that should be especially diligent is today's college or university. There are many different kinds of sensitive data stored there, including the personal, medical, and financial trifecta, as well as intellectual property.
Voice over Internet Protocol (or VoIP) solutions were created to give businesses another way of utilizing a service that they were already paying for - their Internet connection. Naturally, like any solution, VoIP can have its disadvantages; but most of these disadvantages hinge only around the lack of a strong and reliable bandwidth connection.
Microsoft OneDrive is an instrument that many businesses utilize of for cloud-based file sharing and real-time access, but did you know that it can also sync files to your desktop? OneDrive is usually used to save Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and OneNote documents, so being able to access them on your Windows 10 device only makes it easier to work on them. Below we'll show you how to set up this syncing; it could change your work life for the better.