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

Predictive forecasting in Office 365’s Power BI

December 02nd, 2019

People have always been intrigued by what the future holds, especially when it comes to business. If you’re an Office 365 subscriber, you now have Power BI’s predictive forecasting at your

BI is for small businesses too

November 28th, 2019

Business Intelligence (BI) has conventionally been limited to big business; only they can afford pricey experts with specialist knowledge who can leverage BI’s value. But the rise of self-service BI tools has leveled the playing field, allowing small- and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) to get in on the game too. And with SMBs now producing far

5 Questions you should always ask a potential cloud provider

November 28th, 2019

Cloud computing makes it easier to scale business processes and enable workforce mobility, but it also entails relying on a third party for your critical operations. That’s reason enough for some business leaders to keep everything in-house. But for others seeking to innovate in an ever-changing market, the cloud is the unavoidable next step in

BYOD tips to improve security

November 26th, 2019

Lax bring your own device (BYOD) policies are a growing concern for businesses. If not managed properly, these can pose security risks to your organization. How can you mitigate the risks associated with the BYOD trend? Whether your employees are using smartphones, tablets, or laptops, you need a BYOD security policy. Additionally, you need to

Preventing theft of service in VoIP

November 18th, 2019

VoIP phone systems use the internet just like any PC. Therefore, hackers can gain access to your servers and data network through VoIP phones. Understanding how to combat theft of service in VoIP is critical, so if you want to learn how to do it, read on. What is theft of service? Internet-based phone systems

Is remote work a good choice for your business?

November 18th, 2019

We’ve entered the new age of work. The typical office environment has dramatically transformed in recent years, from cubicles to home offices, cafes, and almost anywhere with an internet connection. There are many reasons to join the remote work trend, but there are also some legitimate concerns that are holding other businesses back. The costs

Use Google Tasks to your advantage

November 15th, 2019

As a small- to medium-sized business owner or manager, you deal with a long list of things to do every day. Keeping track of your tasks can be a challenge — but not if you use Google Tasks. This app can help you keep on top of everything you need to get done. Here’s how.

Avoiding Office 365 migration failure

November 14th, 2019

Office 365, the cloud-based version of Microsoft Office, is becoming the most popular software suite used by small- and medium-sized businesses (SMBs). With an ever-increasing number of organizations migrating to this solution, it’s not surprising that other companies are also considering making the move. However, these five issues can cause an Office 365 migration to

Benefits of CRM for businesses

November 12th, 2019

At the end of the day, the success of any business comes down to whether it’s making a profit. That’s why building and maintaining relationships with your customers — your primary source of revenue — is extremely crucial. To respond to this need, savvy business owners are implementing customer relationship management (CRM) systems as a

How to use Twitter to grow your business

November 08th, 2019

Twitter is one of the most popular social media platforms for businesses because it enables them to focus on public conversation and exposure. Businesses use Twitter to engage their customers and update them on various business activities and news. Follow these tips on how to make the most out of Twitter for your business. Build