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Here you’ll find the latest from Simplified IT Consulting and around the IT industry.

5 Challenges to prepare for when implementing a data backup plan

June 21st, 2019

Without a proper data backup plan in place, an unforeseen incident could easily result in your business closing its doors for good. Furthermore, if you can’t demonstrate that you took every possible step to prevent the loss or exfiltration of data during or following a disaster, you could be in breach of compliance regulations. While

How to calculate the TCO of VoIP

June 19th, 2019

Picking a VoIP solution for your business can be tricky since there are so many data plans to choose from. But here’s a pro tip: Calculate the total cost of ownership (TCO) and not just the monthly fees. What is TCO? TCO is the overall sum of procuring, deploying, and operating a VoIP system over

Step up your PowerPoint game with these pointers

June 18th, 2019

Do your officemates groan whenever they have to sit through another PowerPoint presentation? Once it’s your turn, knock their socks off by using these easy-to-follow tips. Start slideshows instantly The audience doesn’t want to see the speaker’s cluttered desktop or unread emails as the PowerPoint presentation is being set up. Simply select the file and

Presenting Google Drive’s PDF management features

June 17th, 2019

These days, cloud services such as Google Drive are gaining prominence as more teams rely on them to accomplish business goals with increased cost savings and productivity. But for some reason, Google Drive’s PDF-handling features have gone underappreciated, despite PDFs being a mainstay in workstations and offices for quite some time now. It’s time you

Boosting SMB marketing with automation

June 14th, 2019

Small business marketing has often been a difficult endeavor for small business owners. Marketing involves a great deal of time and effort, and can require a significant financial investment. Previously, only large corporations could afford marketing automation, but that’s no longer the case. Read the five most profitable benefits of this new IT innovation here.

Turn Instagram followers into customers

June 11th, 2019

Instagram has gone from an app that shares puppy photos with vintage-themed filters, to a marketing tool that savvy businesses are taking advantage of. The photo-sharing giant has a billion monthly active users, making it an ideal online marketplace. If you know how to create and promote compelling content on Instagram, you can get more

5 Tips for protecting corporate data

June 10th, 2019

A data breach can happen to anyone, even to the most secure businesses or financial institutions — and cybercriminals could even attack your company’s network. How can you be sure your network is completely hacker-safe? As a business owner, you can’t afford a data breach, as it could cost you your clients and reputation. Employing

The benefits of working from home with VoIP

May 31st, 2019

As a business owner, it’s important to raise your company’s morale to be more productive. But you can’t just keep throwing office parties every day of the year. Thanks to advancements in VoIP technologies, you can offer a better way to keep your employee’s spirits high by allowing them to work from home. Here are

Simplify calendar sharing with Office 365

May 30th, 2019

Calendar apps have done wonders for the business world. They’ve made it so much simpler to schedule meetings with colleagues, manage projects, and increase productivity. But things can get sticky when you want someone outside of your organization to see your calendar. Thankfully, Office 365 tackles this challenge. Share an Office 365 calendar with specific

Disaster recovery during hurricane season

May 29th, 2019

There’s no telling when natural disasters will occur. When they do, certain regions in the country often bear the brunt of their impact, like when Hurricanes Harvey and Irma hit certain states in 2017. With a well-designed disaster recovery (DR) plan, your business can be spared from total devastation. Determine recovery hierarchy Certain parts of

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