Web conversion made easy with 5 tips

Every marketing channel has best practices. For websites, it comes down to being user-friendly. Without this, even a terrific-looking website may discourage visitors from signing up for a free e-book or consultation. Be sure your website follows these 5 rules that make it easier to attract visitors and convert them. Make it mobile-friendly More people are now surfing the web on the go – via smartphones, tablets, and laptops. If you want a piece of this traffic, you need to make your website’s design responsive to all mobile devices. To give your visitors an enjoyable mobile experience, make sure your…

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5 tricks you can do with Android and Chrome

Using a Google account across your devices makes many things like email, web browsing, and managing your calendar a lot more convenient. Here are five tricks you might not yet know you can do when you sync Chrome with your Android phone. Send directions from Google Maps to your Android phone While Google Maps works great on smartphones, it’s often easier to use on larger screens. To send driving, walking, or commute directions from your PC to your Android phone, do the following: Click on a specific location on Google Maps (or enter a location in the search field and…

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Disaster recovery myths you can dismiss

Technology changes so rapidly. With disaster recovery (DR), we see business owners clinging to ideas that no longer apply. What kind of DR myths are still widely accepted by the masses? Here are three that need to be retired immediately.  Tape backups are the best DR solution Backup tapes are physical objects that deteriorate over time. Don’t believe us? Try listening to a cassette tape from the ’90s. Over time, tape backups become distorted and stop working. Deterioration is slow and may only affect some files in the early stages, so don’t settle for a mere cursory check.  Aside from…

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Hyperconvergence: IT for SMBs

Routers, switches, modems, gateways, firewalls, servers, and storage devices — these are just some of the many machines you need to build a network infrastructure that enables effective internal and external communications. Even when pared down to serve fewer users, the costs of building a similar infrastructure were prohibitive for SMBs, at least until hyperconvergence came along. What is a hyperconverged infrastructure? In a traditional IT environment, hardware for networks, servers, and storage had to be purchased separately and set up to work together as one cohesive system. Later, manufacturers started offering converged systems — pre-built “stacks” of hardware that…

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4 facts about HIPAA and your IT

HIPAA’s rules pertaining to IT are problematic to say the least, but things have become much clearer over the course of the past year. However, there are still a few areas in which your office might not be compliant. This isn’t necessarily through negligence on your part, but rather a lack of understanding as to the requirements. Let’s look at four concerns your practice should know about HIPAA and your IT. Telehealth and mHealth are not always compliant If your practice has invested in, or is thinking about investing in, telehealth or mobile health (mHealth), you need to make sure…

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SharePoint or OneDrive: What’s best for SMBs?

Storing files in the cloud is common nowadays, making things convenient for business owners who want to manage their data on the go. But the number of ways to do this can be daunting, especially to the uninitiated. Don’t get lost in the sea of options. This handy guide will tell you whether SharePoint or OneDrive is right for you. Both SharePoint and OneDrive help business owners manage and share data. But selecting the best platform can be difficult and give anyone a big headache. For instant relief, here’s a quick reference to help you choose wisely. Office 365 comes…

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What’s new with the iPhone XS

Good news iPhone users, Apple has released the iPhone XS and XS Max. The company also has plans to release an iPhone XR in the future, but for now, let’s examine the latest iteration of Apple’s smartphone, the iPhone XS. Like most Apple smartphones, the iPhone XS is expensive, especially when compared to other smartphones. Yet its improvements aren’t as big a leap from the iPhone X that came before it. On the inside The main differences between the iPhone XS and its predecessor lie on the inside. With every release, Apple claims faster speeds and better performance upgrades. And…

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Don’t let hackers fool you with these tricks

The volume of malicious cyber attacks is increasing every year. Although many companies use the latest network security systems, they aren’t immune to the hackers’ favorite strategy — social engineering. Unlike malware, social engineering tricks people into volunteering sensitive data. Here’s what you should know to protect your business. Phishing This is the most frequently used social engineering attack, especially against small businesses. Check out these frightening statistics: Kaspersky Labs revealed that its anti-phishing system prevented more than 107 million attempts to connect users to malicious websites in just one quarter of 2018. Barkly added that 85% of companies have…

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How to choose the right mouse

If you’re tired of using an uncomfortable mouse or struggling with your laptop’s trackpad, it’s time to buy a new one. But with so many brands and models out there, where would you even start looking? Here are a few tips that will help you decide on the right mouse. Cable or wireless? Choosing between a wired or a wireless mouse is a factor you have to consider if you’re planning on purchasing a new mouse. Wireless mice are generally more comfortable since your range of movement isn’t limited by a cable and they’re usually travel friendly. However, they tend…

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Boost user productivity with MyAnalytics

Machine learning is all the rage nowadays, and few vendors are providing as many solutions powered by this new technology as Microsoft does. Office 365 includes “intelligent” functionality for analyzing your employees’ time and coaching them on how to use it more efficiently. What is MyAnalytics? MyAnalytics apply machine learning technology to your employees’ Office 365 data. By utilizing extremely powerful computing processes to analyze huge blocks of information, MyAnalytics can uncover trends and correlations that may be too complex for human discovery. Every day, Office 365 users create several thousand new data points across Microsoft’s productivity suite, and there’s…

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