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Inventory Management: the Key to Effective Business Logistics

Inventory Management: the Key to Effective Business Logistics

Regarding business logistics, inventory management is a significant contributing factor you cannot avoid. It keeps your operations running well, regardless of what type of business you run. Your company will always need its inventory, and managing it effectively and efficiently can save on costs, improve service levels, and promote overall business success.

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5 Technologies for Any Business That Will Improve Operations

5 Technologies for Any Business That Will Improve Operations

You’ll go through various high and low points when you're running your business. That’s just part of the game; the unpredictability comes with running a business. You might lose confidence in your operations and wonder if you’re making the right calls—particularly with business technology. Thankfully, there are ways you can use technology that take a lot of the guesswork out of what the future holds for your business.

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Let’s Solve Your Business’ Greatest IT Challenges

Let’s Solve Your Business’ Greatest IT Challenges

Technology is crucial to the success of modern-day business operations, so you must ensure efforts are made to keep your IT in proper working order. A managed service provider, or MSP, can make this a much easier task. Today, we want to discuss some of the common IT challenges businesses encounter and how we can address them.

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Automating HR Tasks can Save A Lot of Money

Automating HR Tasks can Save A Lot of Money

Human resources is a critical part of your business, but since it doesn’t generate any actual revenue, there has been a push to cut back on HR spending. In response, many businesses have started using HR automation technology to handle the myriad tasks HR is typically responsible for. Let’s take a look at some of the benefits HR automation can bring to your business. 

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Three Key Metrics for Your Data Backup and Disaster Recovery Plan

Three Key Metrics for Your Data Backup and Disaster Recovery Plan

When it comes to your business’ data backup and disaster recovery, you want to have clear outcomes that you aim for, as well as metrics that help you gauge success. Today, we want to highlight some of the most important metrics associated with data backup and disaster recovery, as well as the importance of testing your systems. Trust us when we say that a solid data backup and disaster recovery strategy is crucial to the success of any business—including yours.

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AI is Changing the Healthcare Industry

AI is Changing the Healthcare Industry

Healthcare is one channel where data continues to flow in and today’s technology is using some new innovations to keep up with provider demands. AI is one of the most transformative technologies in recent times, but understanding how healthcare benefits from it is important to get the most out of it. Today, we take a look at how AI is being used in healthcare. 

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A Useful Guide to Password Management

A Useful Guide to Password Management

Passwords serve as the primary defense barrier safeguarding your data against many individuals seeking that data for personal gain. Given the immense pressure put on passwords, understanding the significant threats is mandatory for every person. Today, we aim to furnish you with a handy reference guide to enhance your password management efficacy.

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Bloatware is Annoying: What You Can Do About It

Bloatware is Annoying: What You Can Do About It

Most computers these days will come with their fair share of bloatware, i.e. unwanted software that comes preinstalled on the operating system by the developers. While the developers do tend to get paid for including bloatware with their operating systems, there is often no need for it, leading users to question why it’s there and what to do about it.

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VoIP Can Be a Powerful Communications Solution for Your SMB

VoIP Can Be a Powerful Communications Solution for Your SMB

Does your business effectively use its technology for communication and telecommunications? Your typical business phone system is a costly solution. Thankfully, developments in favor of Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) mean that it’s a more cost-effective solution for most SMBs. Not only can you implement the solutions you know and love, but you can integrate with other effective technologies like video conferencing and remote communications to create a much more effective phone system.

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Big Data Can Help Fuel Your Business’ Growth

Big Data Can Help Fuel Your Business’ Growth

Your business is as valuable as the data it collects, meaning that if you’re not taking full advantage of your data, you’re leaving money on the table. SMBs need all of the strategic advantages they can get, and one way you can gain such an advantage on your competition is through utilizing big data. Let’s explore how big data can transform your operations for the better.

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Managed IT is the Best Way to Approach Business Technology

Managed IT is the Best Way to Approach Business Technology

Information technology, or IT, is an indispensable component for most contemporary businesses and serves as the backbone of their operations. To ensure a smooth operational infrastructure, it is crucial that businesses manage their IT in the most effective manner possible.

One such way businesses can do this is through working with a managed service provider, or MSP. These types of arrangements can provide businesses with clarity and ease of mind as it pertains to IT and operations.

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How Digital Twins Can Improve Your Operations

How Digital Twins Can Improve Your Operations

Do you know what a digital twin is? While it might be considered a relatively recent innovation, it’s still helpful for businesses that want to improve their workflows. Today, we want to define what digital twins are and what value a business might get from them.

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Are Foldable Phones Valuable Enough to Justify the Cost?

Are Foldable Phones Valuable Enough to Justify the Cost?

One of the biggest trends in mobile technology is the incorporation of foldable displays allowing device manufacturers to create interesting products. While this innovation is undeniably cool, do these foldable devices actually provide the benefits they are marketed for; namely enhancing productivity?  

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Modern Communication Problems Require Modern Solutions

Modern Communication Problems Require Modern Solutions

Small businesses might not be used to having high-quality or top-tier communication solutions available to them, but in today’s fast-paced business environment, they need them to keep up with the many challenges SMBs face. After all, SMBs need all the tools they can muster to outpace the competition. Let’s go over some communication tools that can help you get there.

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The Promise of Blockchain Is as a Transformative Technology

The Promise of Blockchain Is as a Transformative Technology

Blockchain has increasingly become a technology you hear about, but you may not completely understand how it works. It’s often painted as a controversial technology because the corrupt behaviors of people managing cryptocurrency exchanges have put a negative sheen on the technology. The technology, however, has a wide range of applications across various industries due to its decentralized, secure, and transparent nature. Let’s take a look at a couple of the uses for blockchain. 

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How to Make Your Conference Room the Place to Be

How to Make Your Conference Room the Place to Be

The conference room for any business is bound to be pretty interesting, and it can tell you all there is to know about a business. This is why it’s especially important to ensure your conference room gives the right impression, especially if you have clients who frequent your office. Let’s go over how you can make your conference room the best it can be!

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VoIP Will Transform Your Business’ Communications

VoIP Will Transform Your Business’ Communications

With Voice over Internet Protocol, or VoIP, your business can change the way it communicates and operates for the better. While it might seem like a fancier version of your current telephone infrastructure, it is much more than that; it’s a communications platform that is designed to be flexible, scalable, and dynamic in accordance with your business’ needs.

Let’s explore what your business stands to gain from a quality VoIP solution.

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How to Make Smarter Decisions About Your Servers

How to Make Smarter Decisions About Your Servers

Servers contribute a significant effort toward your computing infrastructure, so it makes sense that you want devices that can fulfill your needs with performance, reliability, and security. To get the most out of your server units, we like to recommend you consider the following six tips when choosing new server hardware.

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How Biometrics Can Help with Payment Processing, and Why Some Users Are Worried

How Biometrics Can Help with Payment Processing, and Why Some Users Are Worried

Self-service checkout registers are incredibly popular with Gen Z, and while there are differing opinions on them and their impact on the workforce, there’s no denying that they are here to stay. That said, there is much discussion on whether or not biometric payment processing would make for a more efficient method of checkout. Spoiler alert: it doesn’t, and it’s not welcome for either consumers or organizations.

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A VPN Can Be a Useful Tool in Your Cybersecurity Efforts

A VPN Can Be a Useful Tool in Your Cybersecurity Efforts

It can’t come as a surprise that businesses are starting to grow concerned about the potential of getting hit by a cyberattack. Just look at what's happening out there. Literally millions of hackers trying to enter, steal, and sell your business’ data. To help protect their data, businesses should consider the adoption of a Virtual Private Network (VPN), which adeptly conceals data during its transit. Let's take a look into some of the most compelling reasons why your business should embrace the use of a VPN.

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