Monthly Archives: January 2021


Optimizing website images for SEO


January 28, 2021


Small- and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) are often tempted to relegate their search engine optimization (SEO) analyses to the free reports offered by online platforms like WordPress and Google Analytics. Unfortunately, those reports rarely provide the details you need to improve your SEO. One of the things they tend to glaze  Continue Reading »



Here’s why you need a VPN and how to choose one


January 25, 2021


Installing antivirus software and using strong passwords are no longer considered the bare minimum in cybersecurity. With your online activities transparent to internet service providers, third parties, and hackers alike, it’s important to keep your information secure and private by using a virtual private network (VPN). Here’s why. What is  Continue Reading »



5 Ways to manage time effectively while working from home


January 21, 2021


Once merely an option, remote working has become an integral part of business operations because of the pandemic. In fact, Gartner notes that when the pandemic struck, 88% of organizations encouraged or required employees to work from home. While this setup has been largely beneficial to companies, the experience hasn’t  Continue Reading »



5 Risks your business faces if you don’t work with an MSP


January 18, 2021


Running a business without an IT specialist is like driving without a seatbelt on. You’re aware of the risks that can halt your activities, but you’re not doing much to mitigate those threats. Should you opt to fly solo and not partner with a managed IT services provider (MSP), beware  Continue Reading »



Tips to avoid VoIP downtime


January 14, 2021


Calamitous events such as wildfires and Category 5 hurricanes can happen at any time. If your company’s tech infrastructure isn’t prepared to weather these, it can put you out of business. One of the most essential technologies today is Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) telephony systems. Should a disaster knock  Continue Reading »



Make the most out of Microsoft Word with these tips


January 11, 2021


Microsoft Word remains the word processing software of choice for businesses large and small. With Word, you can create a wide variety of documents, from reports to invoices to brochures. Word also has a number of features that, when utilized properly, could greatly enhance your productivity and efficiency at work.  Continue Reading »



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