July, 31 2018

4 Reasons to Store Company Documentation in the Cloud

If the idea of storing your most important documents in the cloud causes panic and dismay, then you need to read this article.

It’s okay. No, really. It’s okay to be nervous of the cloud. After all, have you been there? Seen it? Touched it? I haven’t! So yeah, the idea of the cloud can be a little disconcerting, especially if you are old enough to remember when 500 megabytes was an acceptable size for a desktop PC’s hard drive.

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July, 30 2018

The Care and Feeding of the PC: Basic Computer Maintenance You Can Do

Today’s post will continue where our previous post, Why Your PC is Slowing Down, left off. If your PC is losing its quick and spritely ways when it’s still relatively young, you may be able to do something about it. And here’s where you should start.

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July, 27 2018

Is There a CIO for Rent? What to Do When Your IT Needs a Guiding Hand

Some businesses can skimp on IT and get by just fine—but not very many. Indeed, any time you plan for business growth, you’d do well to look at your IT system and calculate whether it will be able to handle an additional load or whether it will need to be reconfigured or flat out replaced.

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July, 26 2018

Why Success Can Kill Your Business

Too much success can actually be bad for a small business.  Here’s what you need to know about handling growth.

It’s utterly counterintuitive, but you can succeed too quickly.  It’s happened before:  a startup or small business produces something that’s wildly popular, over-expands their operations, and suddenly finds themselves crumbling under the insupportable weight of their own success.

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July, 25 2018

Five Steps to Getting More Positive Reviews Online

Positive online reviews are gold. Individually, we may deny it, but collectively, the facts are out: our purchase decisions are heavily influenced by reviews, either from people we know or—in the case of product reviews on sites like Amazon—from complete strangers. So, as a business owner, how can you garner more of these precious, glowing remarks?

In this article, we’ll take a look at the five steps you need to follow to get positive reviews.

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July, 20 2018

3 Simple Ways to Get the Most out of Google Analytics

This is the final post in our Google analytics series. We've gone from explaining Google Analytics to exploring how it works. Today, we'll talk about a few easy ways you can really make Google Analytics work for your business.

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July, 19 2018

Are You Giving Away Internet Access?

It might be the season for giving, but that shouldn’t include unauthorized access to your office’s Wi-Fi network.

It might seem a bit old-fashioned to be worried about giving away wireless Internet. But what if your office is running on a data cap? Those unauthorized megabytes can add up quickly – and expensively.

And there’s another thing to consider here: security. Giving any moderately skilled computer operator access to your wireless network is not much different than sitting them down at your computer with a list of your passwords. (And let’s face it: Most of us aren’t as diligent about creating strong passwords as we should be.)

Last year, we ran a series about basic networking information that you can review if you’re unfamiliar with Wi-Fi. Today, we’ll discuss how you can tell if someone is using your Wi-Fi and what you can do to fix it.

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July, 18 2018

11 Cloud Computing Tips for Jacksonville Businesses

 

With a successful, growing business comes the need for greater technology and more efficient operations. Improving your network capabilities generally comes with a hefty price tag, server computers can cost you thousands upfront. Cloud computing has recently emerged as a cost-effective, powerful, and convenient alternative to the more traditional approach. To make the most out of your cloud computing ventures, we’ve put together a few cloud computing tips for Jacksonville businesses designed to stretch every dollar a little further and make the most of your network.

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July, 17 2018

Why Jacksonville Businesses Need Firewalls

Would you walk out onto a main highway blindfolded? Even if you are a risk taker, most people wouldn’t jump at that option. Running a business network with a lack of a firewall is strikingly similar, however. You see, the Internet is just like a busy highway; there’s traffic moving at high speed going both to and from your business. Make no mistake about it, Jacksonville businesses need firewalls.

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July, 16 2018

Why Your PC is Slowing Down

What’s one of the first things you notice about a new computer? How fast it is, right? You may marvel at the pristine HD screen or laud the concert-venue worthy sound that pours out of the speakers, but what really matters? That your computer is fast.

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