Technology ROI 101

2016Apr4_BusinessValue_AYour technology needs to produce a return on investment. If it doesn’t, you’re wasting you and your staff’s time and money. But how can you ensure you gain that coveted ROI you’re after? What does it actually mean to have a positive ROI? And how can you tell if you have one? Here are a few tips for calculating the true costs of a new technology investment.

Get the most out of your VoIP service

2016Mar30_VoIPGeneral_AVoIP has been a popular communications solution for many small businesses for quite some time now, simply because doing business over any IP device is a whole lot easier compared to using a traditional phone. However, did you know that your VoIP service offers useful features you may not even know about? Here are some to take note of to save yourself the trouble of doing things the old-fashioned way.

How to find out if your computer has a virus

2016Mar29_Security_AYour computer has been acting up a lot lately. It keeps crashing, it’s slow and, to top it off, you keep getting pop-ups you don’t want to see. If these problems keep occurring then your computer may have a virus. So is there a way to prevent things like this from happening again? While there are various antivirus solutions you can take, it’s best to know how malware affects your computer first so you can quickly recognize and deal with the problem.

3 Disaster Recovery myths

2016Mar21_BusinessContinuity_ADisaster Recovery ain’t what it used to be. Long gone are the days where a DR solution cost over a hundred thousand dollars and predominantly relied on tape backups. With the onset of cloud computing, today’s DR landscape has dramatically changed.

BI is for small businesses too

2016JMar10_BusinessIntelligence_ABusiness Intelligence (BI) has conventionally been the preserve of big business, given the need for specialist knowledge meant hiring pricey experts was often the only way to leverage its value. But the rise of self-service BI tools has leveled the playing field, allowing small- and medium-sized businesses to get in on the game too.

Cyber threats and the finance sector

2015Feb29_Security_AThe financial services industry has long been a heavily targeted sector by cyber criminals. The number of attacks that involved extortion, social-engineering and credential-stealing malware surged in 2015. This means that these institutions should strive to familiarize themselves with the threats and the agents behind them.

Test drive VoIP with these apps

2016Feb19_VoIPGeneral_AYou may be thinking about replacing your traditional phone system with VoIP. But you have some reservations. How does VoIP work? Is it really a reliable service? Do the cost savings really live up to the hype? If you’re unfamiliar with VoIP, there are some alternative, low-cost options available for you to test out beforehand.