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

Keeping track of your business online

February 18th, 2019

Google Alerts lets you monitor the web for mentions of your name, your business, and even your competitor. It’s Google’s user-friendly content change detection and notification service. You only need to follow simple instructions to get alerts whenever you have new mentions on the web! Learn more about this revolutionary tool. What is Google Alerts?

Level up your office’s chat app!

February 12th, 2019

Does your company’s chat app feel limited? With the many tasks and people involved in everyday work, having an office tool to help you organize your team not only makes you more efficient, but it also saves time. Here’s how you can use a seemingly simple app that lets you do more than expected. The

Making the most of digital marketing

February 11th, 2019

Many business owners believe they should be promoting their organization in as many places as possible. Realistically, however, updating social media statuses without proper planning and strategy could do more harm than good. Read on to understand how timing is everything in social media marketing. Social media has helped businesses not only to cut down

Make sure your VoIP phones survive a disaster

February 06th, 2019

Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) telephony systems are great for today’s businesses. They’re more mobile with greater functionality and better cost efficiency versus traditional landline phones. But as with any technology, VoIP is vulnerable to disruptions due to equipment failure, disasters, and cyberattacks. Plan ahead and make sure your VoIP can weather any breakdown. Invest

OneNote: Microsoft’s most underrated app

February 05th, 2019

The hidden gem of Microsoft Office, OneNote is the lesser known sibling of PowerPoint, Word, and Excel. It’s a powerful note-taking app that allows you to integrate text, video, audio, and other multimedia resources to organize or visualize ideas. Find out what you’re missing out on. Organize your digital notebook While both Microsoft Word and

The dangers of autocomplete passwords

January 31st, 2019

Hackers have found a new way to track you online. Aside from using advertisements and suggestions, they can now use autocomplete passwords to track you down. Feeling unsecure? Here are some ways to keep you out of harm’s way. Why auto-fill passwords are so dangerous As of December 2018, there are 4.1 billion internet users

Best practices to maximize your CRM

January 25th, 2019

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

Phishing through VoIP: How scammers do it

January 22nd, 2019

Many businesses nowadays are well-armed against email-based phishing scams, which is why scammers have moved over to VoIP (Voice over Internet Protocol) scams. Through “vishing scams,” hackers can pretend to be bank representatives and convince your employees to provide confidential financial details via a seemingly innocuous VoIP call. Take a look at why vishing is

Maximize your use of G Suite with these tips

January 21st, 2019

Google has combined many of its tools into one powerful productivity and collaboration platform for businesses. G Suite is now used by more than three million businesses for their day-to-day activities. These people can benefit from knowing the following tips on how to best use the G Suite. Monitor past activities in Google Docs Google

Here’s how you can manage Google reviews

January 14th, 2019

More consumers are now turning to online reviews to help in their buying decision process. With Google reviews, you can enhance your online presence by making sure your business ranks well in search engine results pages (SERPs). Here’s what you need to know to make that happen.   How Google changed search results Google now

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