Your guide to Office 365: Part-II

Your guide to Office 365: Part-II

Last week, we provided a brief introduction of what Office 365 is, and touched on some of the benefits it offers. This week we look at a few more pros of Office 365.

More efficient

Office 365, being the recent version of Office, is one of the most efficient versions. It can boost your productivity better than traditional Office.

Offers a good number of support tools

Office 365 is more than Word, Excel and PowerPoint. It offers plenty of other support tools that make collaboration easier and can help boost […]

Your guide to Office 365: Part 1

Your guide to Office 365: Part 1

Are you considering investing in Microsoft Office 365? Whether you already use the Microsoft Office Suite and are now thinking of switching, or considering whether to opt for this Microsoft product as your first Office tool, this blog will help you understand Microsoft Office 365 better. Learn what Office 365 is all about in our 2-part blog series.

What is Office 365?

Let’s start with what Office 365 is. Office 365 is a suite of Microsoft Office programs that includes email client, spreadsheet, presentation, document, calendar/reminder, collaboration […]

Internal threats: A new angle to email security

Internal threats: A new angle to email security

You know how important your email system is to your business. Not only is email your core communication tool, but also bears a lot of weight from the legal perspective and must be accessible at all times. You have a good email security system and also ensure your emails are always backed up, archived and stored safely. But what about keeping your email system safe from threats within your organization?

When it comes to email security, an oft-ignored, yet interesting angle to look into is–how […]

What to look for an email security solution

What to look for an email security solution

An important aspect to email security is, of course, deploying a good email security solution. But, with so many available in the market, what should you be looking for when opting for an email security tool? Here are some key features you would want in your email security solution.

  • Encryption: Let’s start with the worst-case scenario. Your corporate email server is hacked. By opting for an email security solution that offers data encryption, you can ensure that the thieves are never […]

What to look for an email security solution

What to look for an email security solution

An important aspect to email security is, of course, deploying a good email security solution. But, with so many available in the market, what should you be looking for when opting for an email security tool? Here are some key features you would want in your email security solution.

  • Encryption: Let’s start with the worst-case scenario. Your corporate email server is hacked. By opting for an email security solution that offers data encryption, you can ensure that the thieves are never […]

Getting the most out of technology.

Getting the most out of technology.

As a professional you are in business because you have specific expertise. You have the commitment and drive to succeed, and keeping your business successful requires all of your attention. However, you didn’t go into business to be an expert in emerging technologies. Managing technology can be a real distraction and pull energies away from running your business.

As a small business owner, you are knowledgeable about your profession. Perhaps less so about technology. In particular, you may not have the time or deep experience to […]

Email safety: Firewalls and antivirus are great

Email safety: Firewalls and antivirus are great, but what about your employees

The Verizon Data Breach Investigations report states that emails are the primary source of two-thirds of malware. Email is an easy target simply because there is more human touch involved in the case of emails. There’s always a stray chance that someone will end up clicking on a phishing link or downloading the wrong attachment or simply including sensitive, confidential information in an unencrypted email. The first step to securing your email systems is training your employees. Train your employees […]

Keeping everything up and running on a minimal IT budget

Keeping everything up and running on a minimal IT budget

We talked in an earlier blog about how not benefiting from economies of scale can hurt a small firm’s abilities to take full advantage of technology. Aside from using the cloud, another resource to get around these problems is the the outsourcing of certain tasks, including strategic technology planning to optimize the use of new technology.

As background, the term economies of scale refers to the increase in costs advantages as the size of a firm’s production increases. For example, your business relies […]

Hardware costs are barriers to growth and stability

Hardware costs are barriers to growth and stability

Unless you are a Silicon Valley unicorn, small and medium size firms, especially newer ones, usually face serious limitations to accessing the funds to finance significant capex investments. This can be a particular problem with the IT hardware necessary for the growth of the business as well as for backup and redundancy.

Today we’re talking about two areas where hardware requirements create problems and what can be done about them.

  1. Hardware is tiered. One of the frustrations about scaling up a business […]

How economies of scale make it hard for small firms to compete

How economies of scale make it hard for small firms to compete

Small and start up operations suffer from the problem of “economies of scale,” making it hard for them to compete with larger firms. This is especially true in the area of IT infrastructure. Small firms need, but generally cannot afford, a completely robust 24/7 monitored, redundant infrastructure. As a result, they are vulnerable to IT failures that could shut down their business.

What are economies of scale? As you begin producing more units of a product or service, the costs of […]