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Build Better Meetings

Build Better Meetings Business meetings can be a double-edged sword. Often they are as likely to rally staff and build momentum as they are to halt progress and kill productivity. Productive meetings are key to keeping team members on track and everyone on the same page. A poor meeting is as harmful to the progress of a project as losing multiple members of staff. Finding the balance is important for good business. There are tools and techniques to make…

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Beat the IT Burden

Beat the IT Burden Technology today allows us to accomplish more tasks faster than ever before. Paperless documents, remote collaboration and video conferencing have all lowered the costs and increased the speed of everyday business at an extraordinary rate. The benefits of modern IT does however, come at a cost. Consistent maintenance has become a critical component of almost every business. The IT department is now as important to the functioning of a firm as sales, marketing, or management….

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Set-up for the Holidays

Setup for the Holidays The holiday season is here again. TV advertisers have released their festive jingles and stores have dusted off their Christmas displays. Most importantly, shopping centers have moved their latest and greatest devices to the front of the store. It’s almost time to eat warming treats in front of a roaring fire. There may still be work to do, however, before we can invite round family to unbox their latest gadgets and watch the year’s Christmas…

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Buying Tech in Time for Christmas

Buying Tech in Time for Christmas Christmas time is back with us again. The latest devices and gadgets are hitting store shelves just in time to keep up with the rush. Magazines, television, and the web are brimming with advertisements and reviews of the latest tech your money can buy. Before you rush out to buy the gadgets you’ve been waiting all year for, consider a few important questions before parting with your hard-earned cash. Does This Technology Do…

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Increase Your Productivity with Dual Monitors

Increase Your Productivity with Dual Monitors Conventional wisdom states that cluttered workspaces lead to a disorganized mind. Mess prevents productivity and begins to hamper professionalism. Shouldn’t that apply to the computer desktop too? The simplest way to clean and organize your digital desktop is to add more space. Just adding a second screen doubles the available room and makes organization a breeze. Getting work done with a single-monitor setup is a balance of poor compromises. There never seems to…

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Business Tools to Take Your Business Out of The Office

Business Tools to Take Your Business Out of The Office Being engaged in business used to mean staying wired in at the office eight to twelve hours a day. In the modern day, this is completely untrue. Often the most efficient workplace is spread far and wide and always on the go. Today you can completely unplug from your desk with just your laptop computer and 4G modem. The freedom to work out of the office and even on…

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Storage Struggles? How to Keep Up with the Data Explosion

Storage Struggles? How to Keep Up with the Data Explosion Many businesses have already embraced the benefits of going fully digital. It has allowed us to do more than ever before; saving us both time and money iterating over work drafts and emails. It has saved us a ton of space too, eliminating the need for stacks of file cabinets in every office. The digital boom presents us with brand new problems too. By moving all our files into…

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Stay Ahead of the Curve with an IT Lifecycle Plan

Stay Ahead of the Curve with an IT Lifecycle Plan All appliances have an effective lifespan. Computers are no different. In some cases, parts physically fail after years of service, in others they simply become too slow and too ineffective to keep doing the job. Hardware failures and IT issues can cost big in productivity losses, urgent fixes, and unintended downtime. Improving productivity and lowering costs are the primary driving factors in why many modern businesses choose to adopt…

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Are Registry Cleaners a Good Idea?

Are Registry Cleaners a Good Idea? You have likely been alerted by popups while browsing the web. These, often flashing, advertisements claim your computer has more than a thousand errors requiring urgent attention to fix. Perhaps helpfully, these popups offer a solution to cure your computer with a click of the mouse. Buttons marked “fix now” appear to offer a simple fix to all your computer troubles. These advertisements are often described as Registry Cleaners, or by a few…

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How to Tell if You’ve Gotten Hacked

How to Tell if You’ve Gotten Hacked Being hacked is the single biggest fear of most computer users. Many believe the first sign of strange behavior or errors on their PC is a sign hackers have taken control. But are hackers really inside your machine, stealing your information? Or should we be on the lookout for more subtle signs? What does being hacked really look like? There is an important distinction to make between being hacked by a person…

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