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Improve Chrome with these 6 extensions

Well over half of all surveyed internet users utilize Google’s Chrome web browser, and it’s not difficult to see why. The ability to customize your browser via third party apps, extensions and more makes surfing the web a truly personalized experience. Keep reading to discover some of the most practical extensions for enhancing your productivity. […]

Aspects of virtualization: licenses

Software developers make a profit by selling us the best product they can create. When selling pieces of their software in bulk they offer licensing packages to businesses so you don’t have to buy 100 copies of the same CD. Simple enough, right? Well, now that an increasing amount of services and tools are moving […]

How business continuity plans can fail

Your service provider, who you have tasked with looking after your company’s IT, has kept your business up and running for the past 10 years. Usually, that kind of longevity in developing continuity plans has resulted to some providers overlooking or underestimating certain issues. Here are some of them. Over-optimistic testing The initial testing attempt […]

Are your site’s images hiding an attack?

As more and more content management services are released to aid SMBs in online marketing, security risks also increase. One such helper is the image processing service ImageMagick. And while it has proven useful to countless businesses, it is now something you should be concerned about from a security standpoint. Let’s take a minute to […]

7 Twitter tactics to get more retweets

Managing your company’s Twitter account can be tricky. You have a lot of brilliant things to say in under 140 characters but the problem is getting more eyes on your tweets. What’s worse is that there are other companies competing with you to grab that attention. So what can you do to get more people […]

Tap into the benefits of the human cloud

Companies have increasing opportunities to tap into a virtual, on-demand workforce that’s proving to be a third-generation sourcing ecosystem for key talent. The human cloud offers a competitive advantage for startups and SMBs to compete with large enterprises by leveraging specialized skills and expertise that are outsourced globally. In this article, we’ll take a quick […]

Are you sufficiently cooling your servers?

Every business sits on top of a foundation of different building blocks that enable it to operate smoothly and efficiently. One building block that is becoming increasingly essential is IT hardware. Server hardware can be expensive, which is why proper management is vital. Overburdening your systems can lead to an increase in operating temperature, which […]

App virtualization explained

For someone with limited IT experience like a small business owner, they could find themselves overwhelmed by their company’s IT demands. Fortunately, virtualization services are giving small business owners a fighting chance. However, the term virtualization can refer to a number of different strategies. For instance, vendors recommend that you purchase app virtualization services because […]

Are you using this effective marketing tool?

There are many marketing techniques SMBs use to gain clients. Free information products, brochures, and press releases are just a few among many. But how do you know what’s most effective? It all comes down to looking at data and seeing for yourself what’s worked before. We’ve gone through the trouble of doing just that, […]

Understand these 4 types of hackers

Why do hackers attack? Is it for money, notoriety, or political reasons? Many business owners never ask these questions, and instead only think about the means of how a cyber attack takes place. But knowing the motive behind a hacker’s attack can help you understand whether or not you’re a target and what data you […]