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3 Reasons Besides Ergonomics Why You Need a New Keyboard at Work

Every computer activity needs a different style of keyboard. Small laptops generally have a minimal setup with the basic QWERTY arrangement and very few command keys. That’s because the keys each need to have a certain size to be easy to hit, but the keyboard itself is constricted by the size of the device. While this is great for general use and online browsing, it’s no good for accounting work. It doesn’t have a ten-key number pad or a multiple of command keys that make shortcuts and formulas easier to input. Those same kinds of constraints can make a keyboard a bad fit for the office. Almost everyone needs to… Read More

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5 Reasons to Have an Expert Handle Attachment Issues

  A lot of malware focuses on phishing schemes and redirected links. But attachments are also dangerous once they’re downloaded onto a company network. Here’s why you need an expert to protect your company from unreliable attachments: 1. Malicious documents are an easy way to conceal attacks. Generally speaking, emails themselves can’t harm your computer or your business. All an email can do is convince the reader to take certain actions. It’s the links to unverified sites and downloadable attachments that cause the real problems. Downloading an unverified .exe file is the clearest sign of danger because that means your employee is downloading a program. However, viruses can be concealed in… Read More

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3 IT Projects for New Employees

  There’s a lot of background work going undone in your company. That has nothing to do with your coworkers, the workload, or even the industry you’re in. Every company has projects and maintenance tasks on their to-do lists that should be done because they’re important but are never done because they aren’t urgent. The IT department is no exception, whether if you have a one-man IT team or work in the headquarters of a multinational corporation. A dozen different ideas can be on your radar, but they keep fading into the background for one reason or another. But the next time your department in onboarding a new employee, start them off… Read More

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Outsourced Services Can Help You Plan Your Business’s Expenses

Whether you have an entire department devoted to your company’s finances or you are singlehandedly totaling up the revenue and expenses, you need a formal process. If you can’t accurately predict future expenses and departmental budgets within a small margin of error, Q3 and Q4 will be full of headaches. But your budgeting process isn’t the only thing that needs to be standardized. The types of operating expenses your company has matter, too. Outsourced services might be the right way for your company to organize finances. Why should you outsource some of your operating expenses? Expenses come in two categories: costs of goods sold and operating expenses. If it’s not tied to… Read More

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Do Your Have the Right Conference Room for Your Business?

A lot of business meetings are moving online. Whether it’s a customer service call over a VoIP system or a conference call with another branch, technology is stepping in when face-to-face meetings aren’t possible. Even if you have a small office space, make sure your floor is equipped with a multifunctional conference room that can handle a wide variety of communications. Why do you need a separate room for conference calls? Every department can make use of a separate space for loud communication or private calls. Salespeople might need a wider space to demo services. When the executives come into town or far-flung telecommuters need to come into the office,… Read More

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Cybersecurity: Top 3 Concerns for Your Company Inbox

  Every time cybersecurity improves, it seems like criminals and malware developers are finding new ways to circumvent the updates. That’s why the only defense is a multi-layered defense. Malware programs, automated network monitoring, and knowledge about how to protect your online accounts are just a few of the layers that companies need to stay secure. Learn about these three vulnerabilities in most email systems so you can pick the right defenses: Does your company email identify external domains? Email hosting services are one of the biggest holes your company has in what you want to be an impenetrable network. But it’s a hole that you have to have, just like the… Read More

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Increase Your Company’s Telecommuting Success with More Powerful Technology

  Not all computer improvements are about optimizing the internal speed and performance of your hardware. While most companies direct the hardware portion of the IT budget to new RAM, bigger screens, and growing integration of virtual machines instead of strictly physical hardware, it’s important to optimize the hardware for your coworkers, too. This includes every piece of technology that employees touch, watch, or interact with. One of the biggest risks that companies in high-competition areas isn’t losing forward momentum in adapting to new technology. It’s losing sight of employee well-being. Multinational technology conglomerates face this risk in highly competitive metroplexes: employees with in-demand specialties don’t have to accept the… Read More

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4 Ways To Improve Your Computer

Has your computer been annoying you lately with its slow speed? Before you jump the gun and purchase a brand new one, there are plenty of things you can do to improve your computer and give it the boost it needs. You can get a great performance boost just by changing a few things with your start-up programs. You can also defragment your hard drive, but you can get a greater boost if you are willing to get deeper into things. We do not want you to get worried right now about the amount of money you will have to spend because there are many affordable ways that you can… Read More

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Spring Cleaning in the Office: Don’t Forget the Technology

Spring cleaning doesn’t just mean getting rid of all of your old clutter and getting your home ready for summer. It also means getting the office ready for the start of Q2. So make sure you add your computer to your spring cleaning to-do list and make sure you set aside a solid hour or two for it because you need to do more than just clean out the caches. Why should you physically clean out your computers? Computers are gross, and there’s no way around that. We use our keyboards from morning to evening, in between meals and while drinking coffee, and sometimes other people might type in a… Read More

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The Benefits of Outsourcing Your Small Business’s IT Department

Operating and maintaining an in-house IT department can be time-consuming and stressful for small business owners. For this reason, more small and medium-sized businesses than ever before are choosing to outsource their IT needs to an IT management firm. The fact is that outsourcing your IT needs can not only save your small business time and money, but it can also give you access to superior resources and technology, and it can help to increase the productivity of your business. If you have yet to outsource your business’s IT needs, here are just a few of the primary reasons you should consider doing so. Qualified Doesn’t Mean Experienced Even if… Read More

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