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You Don't Need Everyone's Password

You Don't Need Everyone's Password

WHAT’S YOUR PASSWORD?

Something I see quite a lot in small business is the practice of keeping a list of everyone’s password. Typically it’s an Excel workbook with everyone’s name, email address and password. So why would some do this? Well… They do this so in case someone is out for the day they can login as them and handle their tasks. It’s part of being a small business.

Do You Have A Login To Your Web Site?

Do You Have A Login To Your Web Site?

GOT PASSWORD?

Your web site is your property. It’s your business place in cyberspace. Having access and control over what’s yours makes sense doesn’t it? But not everyone has access and control to what’s theirs. The number of small businesses that don’t have basic information on their own web site is staggering. I see this all of the time. Most small businesses don’t know where their web site is hosted.

To Azure Or Not To Azure

To Azure Or Not To Azure

YOUR VISION YOUR CLOUD

Microsoft Azure is a cloud service that allows your business to build a portion of your tech environment in the cloud. Need an app in the cloud? Go Azure. Need storage in the cloud? Go Azure. Need to compute in the cloud? Go Azure. Azure’s got you covered. Microsoft Azure is a great place to build your tech environment. But there’s a catch. It has to make sense.

The Future Of Small Business Tech

The Future Of Small Business Tech

NOTHING BUT CLOUD

Spoiler alert. The future of small business tech is still… Cloud. I was in a conversation the other day and someone asked the question. Where do you see tech in the next 8 to 10 years? My answer as usual was cloud. If you’ve followed my articles for any stretch of time you’ll know that I’m a big proponent of cloud. Ever since the inception of the internet I’ve been preaching cloud.

The 12 Benefits Of Going All In On Cloud

The 12 Benefits Of Going All In On Cloud

12 REASONS WHY CLOUD IS COOL

1—It’s Always On, Always Accessible

2—It Offers Flexible Pricing Plans

3—It Helps You With Compliance and Privacy

4—You Can Collaborate Inside and Outside Your Organization

5—It Makes You Look Good

6—You Get Built-In Safety and Security

7—It’s User Friendly

8—Uptime Baby!

9—No Updating or Patching Required

10—You Don’t Have To Worry About Servers And Maintenance

11—It'll grow with your business

12—Software Licensing Is Built-In

The Benefits Of Email In The Cloud

The Benefits Of Email In The Cloud

EMAIL IN THE CLOUD BABY!

Gone are the days of an email server in your office. And while an argument can still be made for people who still use Hosted Microsoft Exchange or have a private email server. The reality is this… It’s just not needed. Services like Microsoft Office 365 and Google G Suite offer way more benefits than an on premise or dedicated server ever could.

Isn't It Time To Put Your Data In The Cloud?

Isn't It Time To Put Your Data In The Cloud?

Putting your company data in the cloud using services like Google Drive or Microsoft OneDrive/Sharepoint opens the door to new possibilities. The amount of visibility and control over storing your companies data on a traditional server in the office is awesome. And it’s built-in to these cloud storage platforms. It does take some effort to get things set up. But the benefits are huge.

Google G Suite Does Microsoft Office 365

Google G Suite Does Microsoft Office 365

Can’t we all just get along? Historically there have been some challenges when sharing documents back and forth between Google Apps and Microsoft Office 365 apps. The most notable of these exchanges has been between Google Sheets and Microsoft Excel. The workflow usually goes something like this. Someone makes a document in Excel and then emails it to a Google Sheets user. The Google Sheets user then opens the workbook in Sheets and makes some edits.