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8 popular business continuity terms

8 popular business continuity terms

Businesses can face disasters at the most unexpected times, whether that’s a flash flood that takes down your servers or a sudden power outage during a thunderstorm. And when these events do happen, you as a business owner must have a business continuity plan (BCP) in place, to ensure that your company doesn’t go out of business for good.

Why you’ll want to use a full-sized iPad again

Why you’ll want to use a full-sized iPad again

For a long time in the mobile world, it seemed like the only way was smaller. Phones became more miniscule with each and every version released – yet the truth is that reduced size comes at the cost of functionality. Then along came the smartphone, which increased size back to sensible levels but brought with it swathes of apps and other new uses – suddenly a phone was more than just a phone.

What’s better, Virtualization or the Cloud?

What’s better, Virtualization or the Cloud?

You’ve heard of Cloud Computing and Virtualization, but you’re not sure which is best for your business. In fact you’re not even sure what the difference is between the two. If either of these thoughts have crossed your mind, then it’s time to get educated and learn how these modern technologies can boost your business.

Knowing the basics of Business Intelligence

Knowing the basics of Business Intelligence

If your business is not already using business intelligence systems, you are at a distinct disadvantage against the competition, and are failing to maximize a truly valuable opportunity to understand your position in the market. Business intelligence takes raw business data and converts it into insights that you can not only understand, but which offer a valuable view of your company’s current standing, where it’s headed and what you need to do to get there.

Optimize your social media hashtags

Optimize your social media hashtags

Remember years ago when you first saw a number sign followed by an unspaced phrase popping up online? Who would have thought that hashtags would turn out to be one of the most useful tools on social media platforms today. In fact, different social media sites utilize hashtags in different ways.

How to grow your social media fan base

How to grow your social media fan base

Still trying to crack the code to social media superstardom for your business? If you’re struggling to find strategies that work, then prepare to take notes. There are some integral tactics and principles that have the power to turn your social media efforts around.

How small businesses can benefit from BI

How small businesses can benefit from BI

Business intelligence, or BI, is a common term in the business world today. It combines and analyzes data to help business owners make important decisions and strategies. Business intelligence was only used by large enterprises until very recently but technology has evolved rapidly, and BI’s costs have dropped dramatically, making it affordable for small businesses.

Microsoft has launched a new Office for Mac

Microsoft has launched a new Office for Mac

Mac users have a reason to celebrate – after a long wait since its last update in 2011, the Microsoft Office for Mac suite of productivity applications has been given a makeover. The latest look brings on board the power of the cloud to take Office to new levels for Apple fans, including a move to deliver an experience that’s closer to that of the Windows version of the package.

Say hello to Android Pay from Google

Say hello to Android Pay from Google

There’s big business in mobile payment platforms, and they are here to stay. Consumers are increasingly attracted to the ease and convenience of Apple Pay and Google Wallet, and adopting these platforms means turning more prospects into clients – and then keeping them hooked for the long haul.