Reinventing a Small Business with Simple Technology

Eric D. Brown

Last year I helped a friend of mine reinvent his business. My friend owns a plumbing company that has been in business since the 1940s and has been passed down to him from his father and grandfather. It is amazing what some simple technology can do to help reinvent a business.

The Small Business Guide to Information Security

Galido

Information Technology Blog - - The Small Business Guide to Information Security - Information Technology Blog. Information security is a major issue in the business world, and security breaches cost businesses millions of dollars per year.

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5 Ways ERP Can Benefit Small Businesses

IT Toolbox

If you're a small business owner, you've likely been through your share of software headaches. The problem is that every business has its own needs, and there is no cookie-cutter solution. As they evolve, most small businesses end up cobbling together a variety of software services and apps to create a software potpourri that delivers most of what they want but is far from ideal.

How Small Businesses Can Protect Their Data

Galido

Information Technology Blog - - How Small Businesses Can Protect Their Data - Information Technology Blog. In today’s digital world, data is key for all businesses and every owner needs to consider how they can protect this data from cybercriminals. Antivirus Software.

Leading Review Management Tools for Small Businesses

Galido

Information Technology Blog - - Leading Review Management Tools for Small Businesses - Information Technology Blog. The importance of reviews to businesses today is well documented and undeniable. Thus, excessive negative reviews online may easily cripple a business.

7 Bookkeeping Tips for Small Businesses in 2020

Galido

Information Technology Blog - - 7 Bookkeeping Tips for Small Businesses in 2020 - Information Technology Blog. Personal and Business — Keep Them Separate. First things first: as a small business owner, you should never mix your personal and business financials.

7 IT Security Risks for Small Businesses

Galido

Information Technology Blog - - 7 IT Security Risks for Small Businesses - Information Technology Blog. Here are top IT security risks you should avoid or manage before they take your business down. Do you think your business is too small for a cyber-attack?

7012 Regs and Cyber insurance on collision course with small business

CTOvision

This two-part article isn’t intended to fan the flames, but rather to give the context behind the regs, provide meaningful definitions for practical use, offer probable implications for industry, and set out why the seemingly most reasonable solution for businesses may be the most dangerous to them.

NASA funds small-business ideas ranging from plumbing for the moon to AI medicine

GeekWire

NASA says it’ll fund more than 400 ideas from small businesses, aimed at creating technologies ranging from plumbing fixtures suitable for the moon to AI-based medical assistants that can provide “an extra pair of trained eyes” for crews on Mars.

Why Your Small Business Needs IT Managed Services to Thrive

Galido

Information Technology Blog - - Why Your Small Business Needs IT Managed Services to Thrive - Information Technology Blog. work for small businesses? What’s more, about 20 million of these people work for micro-businesses. Business Planning Server

Cost breakdown of VoIP: How small businesses can save money?

Galido

Information Technology Blog - - Cost breakdown of VoIP: How small businesses can save money? Communication is integral for the operations of a business, regardless of whether it is big or small. However, in recent years, VoIP has become the foremost choice for businesses.

How to Grow Your Small Business by Investing in Tech

Galido

Information Technology Blog - - How to Grow Your Small Business by Investing in Tech - Information Technology Blog. Many small business owners are hesitant to put money into technology. That’s what happens to 60 percent of small businesses who fall victim to a cyberattack.

Why Small Businesses Need a Website?

Galido

Information Technology Blog - - Why Small Businesses Need a Website? If you have a business and don’t have a website, you are losing out on great opportunities for your business. You can run promotions, specials and offer discounts therefore growing your business.

Flexibility key to winning CRM market share of small business space

IT Toolbox

Small business owners lose out on opportunities when they must wrestle with multiple software systems to run and grow their firms. While large companies have ERP systems and big budgets, an opportunity in the market still exists for companies that can offer extremely customizable and secure total business management solutions.

4 Benefits of Online Collaboration for Small Business Teams

IT Toolbox

Effective teamwork is essential for success in any modern business. Virtually all workers in the business will have mobile internet access that permits them to work from anywhere. If you are still contemplating investing in collaboration software, here are four vitalBut without effective collaboration tools, members of the team will not be able to work together and achieve maximum productivity.

8 Most Common IT Problems for Small Businesses and How to Solve Them

Galido

Information Technology Blog - - 8 Most Common IT Problems for Small Businesses and How to Solve Them - Information Technology Blog. Optimize your small business by learning how to deal with these common IT problems. Most small businesses lack strategic IT planning.

4 Reasons Why Every Small Business Needs to Invest in ERP Analytics

IT Toolbox

Enterprise resource planning (ERP) software collects and manages big data and provides users with unparalleled business intelligence. Here are four of the benefits of ERP analytics for small businesses. Big data underpins almost every marketing campaign and customer experience. These large data sets influence everything from supply chain management to human resources.

Best Data Management Tips for Small Businesses – How Remote DBA Expert can help you?

Galido

Information Technology Blog - - Best Data Management Tips for Small Businesses – How Remote DBA Expert can help you? There is different software which can help you regarding the management of the database and it is necessary to use them correctly to get the best results.

SeanDaniel.com [tech]: The Basics of Local DNS for Small Business.

Sean Daniel

The Basics of Local DNS for Small Business Server 2011 Essentials. Post idea courtesy of Robert Pearman, MVP] If you’ve used Windows Small Business Server in the past, you’ve probably figured out exactly how DNS works. Franchising business Philippines.

Security News: @Invincea Raises $16 Million in C-Series Funding Led by Aeris Capital and Dell Ventures

CTOvision

By Bob Gourley Announces Acquisition of Sandboxie to Expand Global Reach, Small Business Footprint and Consolidate the Two Leading Brands in Burgeoning Virtualized Containment Solutions Market.

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SeanDaniel.com [tech]: Windows Small Business Server ?7.

Sean Daniel

Windows Small Business Server “7” Released to Public Beta. This morning Microsoft released the Windows Small Business Server “7” release to Beta. This marks yet another major milestone for the Windows Server Solutions Team, now releasing both the Windows Home Server “Vail” , and Windows Small Business Server Hybrid Edition “Aurora” into beta. 3 comments: Small Business. Green Business. (7).

Industry-Specific ERP Software

IT Toolbox

Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software is quickly becoming a standard software solution in the manufacturing industry. In fact, it's thanks to this software that manufacturers are at the forefront of technology: ERP is able to give small business owners a complete insight into their business. ERP software does everything from collecting and managing information to providing industry-specific

How Your Small Business Can Leverage the Power of a Cloud Infrastructure

ITGCT

In just a few short years, the cloud infrastructure has gone from a niche form of technology that few people were using to the dominant way of doing business for companies all over the world.

Software Defined Perimeter, Cloud Security Alliance: Coca-Cola Case Study

CTOvision

One of the many topics coved at the event was software defined perimeter and cloud security alliance. Do Small Businesses Need NDAs? On September 30 th Sierra Ventures hosted their 9th CIO summit in Palo Alto, CA.

What are the most useful social media tools for small business?

Trends in the Living Networks

Most business owners recognise that there are many social media tools that can help them run their businesses more effectively. Mashable has come out with a useful list of 10 of the Best Social Media Tools for Business , mentioning: 1. Online email, calendar and office software. What tools to you find useful in running your business? Tags: Future of business Social media Technology trends Web 2.0

3 Reasons Security Analytics Software Is Still Necessary in 2019

Galido

Information Technology Blog - - 3 Reasons Security Analytics Software Is Still Necessary in 2019 - Information Technology Blog. Most small to medium-sized businesses today are facing more cyber threats than we realize. Data is a part of all of our business actions today.

Free Helpdesk Software

Galido

Does your IT group not have the budget for helpdesk software to keep track of employee troubletickets? Looking for free, opensource, helpdesk software? Open source help desk software, designed for use from a Linux/Unix command line. A PHP based help desk software system.

Understanding the Security Risks of New Cloud Software

CTOvision

Cloud computing provides businesses with quality solutions for their IT needs, as well as substantial cost savings over purchasing and maintaining their own hardware and software. Carol M. Evenson.

Seattle-area software engineer charged for attempting to defraud CARES Act of $1.5M

GeekWire

Baoke Zhang , a 35-year-old software engineer at ride hailing giant Lyft, is facing bank and wire fraud charges for what federal prosecutors called a “brazen scheme” to defraud the U.S. (Bigstock Photo).

ZipBooks offers feature-rich cloud-based accounting software for free

Tech Republic Cloud

If you're looking for an accounting package for your small business, Jack Wallen might have found that solution in ZipBooks

Examples of Two-Factor Authentication & Why They Matter

ITGCT

This technology improves security for both businesses and consumers. Two-factor authentication offers many benefits to businesses and individual users alike. Enterprise Resource Planning Softwares (ERPs) – An ERP is an enormous resource for any company, providing access to much of the business. The examples above represent just a small sample of the organizations and companies that now offer or require two-factor authentication.

SeanDaniel.com [tech]: SBS is a Community, Stick together!

Sean Daniel

about a name change from Windows Small Business Server 2011 Essentials to Windows Essential Server 2012. An absolutely insane bunch of very close nit specialists who deal with the problems of businesses from 5-100 employees. Small Business Specialists (SBS) are still needed.

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Examples of Two-Factor Authentication & Why They Matter

ITGCT

This technology improves security for both businesses and consumers. Two-factor authentication offers many benefits to businesses and individual users alike. Enterprise Resource Planning Softwares (ERPs) – An ERP is an enormous resource for any company, providing access to much of the business. The examples above represent just a small sample of the organizations and companies that now offer or require two-factor authentication.

Apps that help you find black-owned businesses see a download spike

Mashable Tech

Black-owned business directory apps are particularly popular as protests continue. A handful of apps that let you search for restaurants, clothing stores, grocery shops, and other black-owned and -operated small businesses saw download numbers soar in the past week.

SeanDaniel.com [tech]: CloudBerry Backup add-in now supports.

Sean Daniel

CloudBerry Backup, a piece of software I have reviewed for Windows Home Server v1, has recently (February) released an update to support both the new Windows Home Server 2011, as well as the Windows Small Business Server 2011 Essentials. Green Business. (7).

The Next Tech Battle: Chrome OS vs. Office Web Apps - Social.

Social, Agile and Transformation

I cover topics for Technologists from CIOs to Developers - agile development, agile portfolio management, leadership, business intelligence, big data, startups, social networking, SaaS, content management, media, enterprise 2.0 and business transformation. These can emerge as disruptive innovations especially to small businesses and students. Business minded, Agile CIO with strong Big Data, Business Intelligence, Search, and Social Networking background.

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SeanDaniel.com [tech]: Finding and Listing Add-ins for Small.

Sean Daniel

Finding and Listing Add-ins for Small Business Server Essentials. Finding Add-ins for Small Business Server Essentials If you’re looking how you can extend your SBS Essentials software with add-ins designed specifically for the SBS space, then you want to point your browser over at the Microsoft Website to find the SBS Partners. PinPoint is an online Marketplace for Microsoft that you can use to find services or software that suite your business.

Case study: New cloud ERP drives global emergency dispatch growth

IT Toolbox

Priority Dispatch Corporation grew steadily in Salt Lake City for three decades, tracking its finances on Intuit QuickBooks and running the rest of the business on a combination of custom-built order processing and customer service software. There was no project management software, and no back-office applications. What was once good enough - maybe even cutting edge for a small business - had become

Amazing SaaS Startup Growth Strategies You Shouldn’t Miss

Galido

Creating a new small business can be a very intimidating and scary process. The main thing you need to start a successful business is a good idea. If you are proficient in developing software, creating programs for businesses is a great idea. Marketing Software

SeanDaniel.com [tech]: Going ?Pro? using Proxure's KeepVault Pro.

Sean Daniel

If you read my post from Tuesday of this week, on using Proxure’s KeepVault for Windows Home Server 2011 or Windows Small Business Server 2011 , and when you got to the bottom, you thought to yourself. Now you have to make the software aware that you’re running pro.

Sage Group buys ERP developer Intacct for $850 million

IT Toolbox

North America’s small- to mid-market enterprise resource planning competition has taken a turn as British tech giant Sage Group acquires Silicon Valley-based ERP developer Intacct for $850 million. Although Sage is the world’s largest provider of software for small businesses, it has offered little to the US channel.

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5 CRM Features That Are Unknown to Small Organizations

IT Toolbox

When a small business looks at making an investment in CRM software, there are always going to be some features we generally look for. The most basic CRM features should allow smaller business organizations to maintain their database and contacts, along with provide other aspects to help them truly succeed. By properly having an investigation done on the features of CRM software, business organizations

SeanDaniel.com [tech]: How to Lock Down a Windows 7 Kiosk or.

Sean Daniel

I came across something that might be useful to a bunch of Small Business Server VAPs configuring your network. Inteset Secure Lockdown has a "Run as Shell" feature that kills the Desktop and only runs your software. Green Business. (7). Small Business Server. (54).

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