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4 Tricks for better indexing on Google

Getting your site at the top of Google’s search results is invaluable for generating conversions and entire industries have sprung up around making this happen for you. Hiring an SEO expert is definitely a worthwhile consideration, but in the meantime here are four simple tricks for moving your website up the Google ladder. Make sure […]

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5 virtualization options for every SMB

Understanding office virtualization is difficult enough; picking from the long list of software providers that help you achieve it can feel impossible. Since virtualization is a relatively new practice for small- and medium-sized businesses, there is no standardized way of virtualizing your company. So why not start with this simple list of the five most […]

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4 ways to avoid angry phone calls from clients

Customers call your hotline because they want help or answers, not another headache. So your on-hold message should be pleasant to their ears. If you fail to select an appropriate message, your customers’ anger and frustration might double, making them more difficult to satisfy. If you use internet-based phones (VoIP), here are some tips to […]

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How to master Microsoft Excel

You may know how to use Microsoft Excel’s basic functions, but have you truly mastered the program? Excel has more advanced features, and here’s how you can master some of them. Pie and Sunburst Charts Everyone knows that bombarding stakeholders with endless numbers and decimal points is the wrong approach. You need to compile data […]

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Quick guide to Windows 10 notifications

Regardless of the app, platform, or operating system, digital notifications are a tricky business. Our devices are overcrowded with software of varying importance, and without proper customization the stream of information can become overwhelming. Thankfully, with the right settings, you can adjust Windows 10’s action center and manage your influx of notifications. Overarching action center […]

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Best practices for SMB Facebook pages

One point five billion people check Facebook every single day. That’s a lot of potential business for companies that take the time to manage and update their profile. There are lots of ways to simplify social media engagement that don’t require much time or money, but these six are our favorites. Focus on getting comments […]

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5 Easy tips for preventing data breaches

Keeping your personal and professional information safe from cybercriminals is not easy. It takes constant vigilance and frequent training. There are dozens of simple tools and tips to help people with almost zero expertise stay safe online, but these five are our favorites. 1. Multi-factor authentication (MFA) This tool earns the number one spot on […]

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5 iPad ideas for SMBs to consider

Small- and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) have a knack for finding clever ways to compete with larger, better-funded competitors. Apple’s iPad is a device that helps SMBs level the playing field even more. If you want to get more out of iPad’s business potential, here are some things to consider. Point of sale apps One of […]

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Why you need Hardware-as-a-Service

The new flashy set of PCs your company just bought last year are becoming outdated, and you don’t have enough IT staff to maintain them. If this is your current situation, it might be time to consider Hardware-as-a-Service (HaaS), a pay-as-you-go model where you pay your managed services provider (MSP) a monthly fee to take […]

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Hybrid cloud: Give your SMB more flexibility

When it comes to the cloud, small- and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) may be compelled to choose either a private or a public cloud infrastructure. But there’s a third option, and it’s called the hybrid cloud. Hybrid clouds are a combination of private and public clouds. In the former, data and applications that require tighter controls […]

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