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Tip of the Week: How to Use PEARS to Mitigate Your Organization’s IT Risks

Tip of the Week: How to Use PEARS to Mitigate Your Organization’s IT Risks

Implementing technology solutions for your organization always comes with a risk, and if your business is blindsided by it, risk can derail productivity and get in the way of success. As a business owner, understanding this risk and planning for it is critical to your organization’s continued success. This week’s tip is dedicated to helping you identify risk and the role it should play in your decision making.

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Tip of the Week: Building a Knowledge-Based Wiki in OneNote

Tip of the Week: Building a Knowledge-Based Wiki in OneNote

Despite its name, Microsoft OneNote can serve as far more than a basic note-taking application. One of these uses is as a rudimentary, but effective, wiki system. This week, our tip will go over how you can set up an internal wiki in OneNote.

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The Pros (and Cons) of Automating Your Processes

The Pros (and Cons) of Automating Your Processes

Automation is all around us, in almost any industry one could name. This is because there are many benefits that it can offer a business of any size. Having said this, these businesses need to be careful, as there are a few situations in which improperly leveraging automation will actually hurt productivity. Let’s review these benefits and detriments in a bit more detail.

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Google Drive Offers More Shortcuts than a GPS

Google Drive Offers More Shortcuts than a GPS

Google has an assortment of solutions available on the Internet. Chances are, your business uses some of them. However, they probably aren’t using them as efficiently as they could. Google’s online solutions have a huge assortment of shortcuts available for each. Today, we’ll go over a few of them.

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Tip of the Week: Simple Steps to Optimal IT

Tip of the Week: Simple Steps to Optimal IT

Running a business can be a fulfilling and rewarding endeavor, but on the same token, the technology that is needed for it to run can quickly become a stressful obstacle to struggle with. Fortunately, there are some easy steps you can take that allow you to minimize these moments and prevent them from occurring. We’ll review a few basics for this week’s tip!

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Can You Identify Productivity Issues?

Can You Identify Productivity Issues?

High degrees of productivity can be difficult to achieve for a lot of organizations, and this is primarily due to everyone’s least favorite part of the workplace: rampant distractions. Your business’ productivity can suffer from even the most unlikely reasons. We’ll help you address them so you can minimize distractions in the workplace.

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Getting a Better Understanding of Human Resources

Getting a Better Understanding of Human Resources

The Human Resources department is now a critical part of any workplace’s success, but there are most likely misconceptions about this department’s mission. Where did the idea of Human Resources come from, and how can technology be leveraged to assist in their duties?

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4 Ways to Engage Your Employees to Increase Productivity and Job Satisfaction

4 Ways to Engage Your Employees to Increase Productivity and Job Satisfaction

Business owners that regard employee engagement as an unimportant aspect of managing a business are sorely mistaken. There are few things more crucial to the success of a business than keeping employees happy and fulfilled. Yet, even if businesses have only the best intentions and want to improve employee engagement, few actually manage to do so.

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Mr. Wolfdog Teaches You to Dominate the Competition With a Giant, Honking Computer [VIDEO]

b2ap3_thumbnail_wolfdog_tips_400.jpgApril 1st is a day for jokes and laughter. Therefore, we thought we’d lighten the mood and consult the funniest and the furriest CEO we know for computer advice; that’s right, Old Spice’s wolf-dog hybrid, Mr. Wolfdog!

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Tip of the Week: 3 Reasons Why Skipping Your Breaks Can Hinder Productivity

b2ap3_thumbnail_take_a_break_400.jpgWe live in an age where productivity is at its peak, but as you might be aware, this often leads to a stressful work environment where anything less than your best can be considered slacking. You might have several tasks that need to be completed today, but we’re sure you can take the time to read this blog about giving yourself a break once in awhile. You might find that breaks are absolutely crucial to both your creative and physical well being.

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4 Easy Ways to Take Control of Your Network’s Cables

b2ap3_thumbnail_cabling_your_technology_400.jpgUntil we’ve reached a day where wires are obsolete and every device connects wirelessly to its needed network, wires and cables will always be an integral part of your company’s IT infrastructure. Since you’re stuck having to deal with wires, you might as well know how to effectively manage your cables so that they’re not slowing you down.

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Tip of the Week: How to Prevent “Needing a Vacation from Your Vacation”

b2ap3_thumbnail_post_vacation_blues_400.jpgImagine getting back on the plane home and remembering that you have to go back to work in less than twelve hours. It might feel draining and just plain awful, but you might be relieved to know you’re not alone. Returning from a vacation doesn’t have to be as painful as it sounds. In fact, it can be easy if you approach it the right way.

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Tip of the Week: How to Attract and Keep Quality Employees with Workplace Flexibility

b2ap3_thumbnail_workplace_flexibility_400.jpgWith each new generation comes a new group of workers, and attracting good, quality help can be difficult. Even if you can find good help, it can be a challenge to keep. A study at Cornell University has proven that workplace flexibility can greatly improve the odds of finding good employees - and keeping them around.

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Why Your Team Should Have A Basic Understanding of Technology

b2ap3_thumbnail_troubleshoot_your_own_pc_issues_400.jpgWhat separates the average PC user from the IT technician who routinely takes care of your technology issues? In essence, the only difference is the amount of technical training. Our years of technical expertise have given us the ability to diagnose and resolve varieties of problems, but we don’t hold our knowledge close to the chest. Rather, we want to share it with you.

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Tip of The Week: 7 Communication Mistakes to Avoid

b2ap3_thumbnail_angry_workplace_400_20150119-192427_1.jpgIf you feel like you’re having trouble communicating with your team, it’s probably because you are. In fact, it may be because you’re communicating with them the wrong way. By overhauling the way you approach small talk and office chit-chat, you can improve office intercommunication and your own public image.

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6 Reasons Working from Home Isn’t Ideal

b2ap3_thumbnail_distractions_at_home_400.jpgIf you asked any of your employees whether they would prefer to work at home or in the office, we think it’s a safe bet that they would answer “at home.” Working remotely has several well-known benefits, including less commuting expenses, spare office space, and increased employee satisfaction. Despite these advantages, many employers are hesitant to let their staff work from home. Why is this the case?

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Tip of The Week: Stay Comfy With An Ergonomic Workplace

b2ap3_thumbnail_ergonomic_workplace_400.jpgHow do you feel while you’re reading this article? Are you straining your eyes just to see the screen? Does your back feel like it has a knot in it? Is carpal tunnel destroying the nerves in your wrist? If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, it’s probably time to look into switching up your workstation.

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Do Pets at Work Improve Productivity?

b2ap3_thumbnail_kitties_and_puppies_at_work_400.jpgDo you have pets at home? You might find it painful to leave them behind when you head to the office. You might find yourself wishing that you could bring them to your workplace with you. Well, why not? We're hearing about more companies that have implemented a pet policy that lets them bring their furry friends to the office with them.

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It’s Too Loud! 3 Solutions to Remedy Server Noise

b2ap3_thumbnail_server_noise_400.jpgIt's no secret that businesses often have limited space and resources. The problem is that you need your IT infrastructure in order to do business, and when you don't have a dedicated server room, you have to house your server in a common area. This presents an annoyance since a running server sounds like an air conditioning unit on full blast.

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5 Ways to Boost Your Company’s Twitter Presence

b2ap3_thumbnail_boost_your_twitter_400.jpgIt's no secret that social media has become an integral part of any business' marketing strategy. Twitter, being one of the top social media outlets, should certainly not be avoided. There is much potential to be unlocked by your business by using Twitter.

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