When should you invoke your BCP?

February 23rd, 2016
When should you invoke your BCP?

A Business Continuity Plan (BCP) is a valuable security blanket for countless companies across the nation. And while business owners hope they never have to invoke their continuity plan, it is important to understand which events might necessitate it coming into action.

BCP strategies to keep your business open

February 16th, 2016
BCP strategies to keep your business open

Whether your business is hit with a brief power outage or an extreme weather disaster, any kind of interruption to your organization’s productivity can cut into your profits. That’s why it is important to have a business continuity plan and utilize BC tools to ensure your organization can stay in operation at all times.

Don’t let a power outage hurt your business

January 25th, 2016
Don’t let a power outage hurt your business

When people think of the causes of downtime and the need for a Business Continuity Plan (BCP), they tend to think big. Powerful storms, massive blizzards, fires and floods are usually what springs to mind when business continuity is mentioned. And while these disasters can disrupt your business, a small power outage can be just as problematic if you’re not prepared.

IT security predictions for 2016

December 28th, 2015
IT security predictions for 2016

Online security has probably never been such a hotly debated subject as it was in 2015. From recent numerous high-profile attacks on Sony and others, to last year’s leaking of data stolen from the extramarital-affair-facilitating website Ashley Madison website, have pushed cyber security firmly into the spotlight.

Twitter warns about cyber attacks

December 18th, 2015
Twitter warns about cyber attacks

Earlier this month, social media platform Twitter alerted a number of its users to the fact that their accounts may have been hacked into by something, or someone, known as a “state-sponsored actor.” While a warning of this kind is certainly not unprecedented – for some time now, both Facebook and Google have also been contacting any of their users who they think may have been targeted – it suggests that attacks of this type are becoming more widespread.

The latest Microsoft Office for Mac is here

December 14th, 2015
The latest Microsoft Office for Mac is here

It’s been a long time coming, but Microsoft has finally unveiled its latest version of the Office for Mac suite of productivity applications. The first refresh that the package has seen since 2011 takes it closer to delivering the experience enjoyed by users of its Windows sibling, and it brings Office 365 and the power of cloud computing to the masses.

How BI supports businesses

December 7th, 2015
How BI supports businesses

In today’s fast-paced business environment, companies need to adapt to stay in the game. Interpreting and utilizing data has become more important than ever, and business owners are turning to business intelligence (BI) to gain an edge over their competitors.

Apple 2015 – 5 Developments to expect

November 30th, 2015
Apple 2015 – 5 Developments to expect

As we look ahead to new tech developments for 2015, we also appreciate what an interesting past year it has been for Apple, with new versions of iOS, OS X, iPhones, and iPads released. The company has undoubtedly a lot to offer businesses, but the question is, with such a good year in 2014, what can we expect from Apple in the year ahead?
1. Apple focuses more on business solutions
Early in 2014, Apple announced that they would be entering a long-term partnership with enterprise giant IBM. The idea behind this was that Apple would work with IBM to develop a better way to bring mobile solutions to businesses and whole industries.

Your guide to smart BI planning

November 19th, 2015
Your guide to smart BI planning

You have finally decided your small or medium-sized business is ready to utilize Business Intelligence (BI) software. This is a big step for your company and one that must be approached with diligence. If you are not careful the cost of BI software, not to mention training, could far outweigh the actual benefits you end up receiving.

What to consider before you buy a new PC

November 10th, 2015
What to consider before you buy a new PC

With the holidays approaching, computers are likely to be among the season’s best-selling gifts. But there are so many different types of computers out there, each with varying specifications and capabilities – how do you find the best one for your needs? Whether you’re purchasing a computer for yourself, for your loved one, or for your friend at work, here are a few things to keep in mind that will help you make the right decision.