4 ways to boost staff efficiency

4 ways to boost staff efficiency

Technology enables businesses to work remotely, collaborate more efficiently, and manage their time more effectively. But to achieve these benefits, you need to implement technologies that align with your business’s needs. Here are some things to consider. Change office communication To increase efficiency, set up instant messaging software such as Slack or Microsoft Teams. This […]

Nido Qubein – Lessons in Leadership

Nido Qubein – Lessons in Leadership

Last month, I was at a conference where Nido Qubein was speaking. I have seen him speak in the past (going back to 2011) and have absolutely loved his presentations. It is not just what he has to say, but what he has actually accomplished (especially at High Point University) that make them so great.

How OMSs help empower eCommerce

How OMSs help empower eCommerce

Talk of business trends usually revolves around process optimization and efficiency rather than just volume. As such, order management systems (OMSs) are gaining popularity, thanks in large part to their ability to provide immediate results. First off, we need to clarify that inventory management systems (IMSs) are not the same as OMSs. The former is […]

BCP tactics to keep your business running

BCP tactics to keep your business running

Whether your business is hit with a brief power outage or by a natural disaster, any kind of interruption to your organization’s productivity cuts into your profits. A business continuity plan (BCP) is critical to ensuring your organization stays open. Here are some of the key strategies many companies rely on. Backup your data, applications, […]

Automate mundane emails to get more done

Automate mundane emails to get more done

Everyone wishes we had more time to spend in a day. Between repetitive emails and seemingly endless meetings, it’s hard to find time for important tasks. Thanks to the increasing affordability of enterprise-level IT, however, SMBs can start getting at least half of those problems under control with email automation. What is email automation? Usually […]

ERP: the software your business needs

ERP: the software your business needs

Managing a business is complicated enough: different departments like accounting, management, and sales each have its own software and systems. Don’t you just wish there was a less difficult and more efficient way to manage your enterprise? Wish no more, because enterprise resource planning (ERP) software can solve management problems for you. Read on to […]

Disaster recovery audit fail: A few lessons

Disaster recovery audit fail: A few lessons

In talking about disaster recovery plans (DPR), it’s best to illustrate with real-world scenarios to help you understand things better. They offer concrete examples of successes and failures, and you can learn a lot from them. Here’s an example of a DPR audit and the lessons it offers. Hosting certain types of data and managing […]

Best practices to maximize your CRM

Best practices to maximize your CRM

Customer relationship management (CRM) software can add value to your business in many ways. Next to being a very important sales improvement tool, CRM software strengthens your company’s professional image in the market. However, not all CRM users utilize the software a hundred percent. Here’s what you can do with CRM to get the job […]

Will you put UPS in your network equipment?

Will you put UPS in your network equipment?

When a power outage occurs, smart business owners use an emergency power system to keep workstations from suddenly shutting down. This prevents data loss and keeps computers operational. Connecting your networking equipment to an uninterruptible power supply (UPS) system will also keep your employees productive during a power outage. UPS for network equipment UPS systems […]

Add hours to your day with these hacks

Add hours to your day with these hacks

There are only so many hours in a workday, so making the most of your time is vital. If distracting websites, unorganized files, and cluttered inboxes prevent you from getting work done, consider these tips to better manage your time and stay productive at work. Monitor productivity levels Start by tracking how much work you […]