Benjamin Franklin once said, “In this world, nothing can be certain, except death and taxes.” Pitiful as it sounds, that famous quote from the American scientist and statesman is right on target, because nothing lasts forever. Seasons change, flowers bloom and wither, people come and go, and the good things in life will fade and disappear as quickly as they arrive.
By now, every business leader should be familiar with the benefits of the cloud, but that doesn’t mean it’s a decision to take lightly. Just like any other major change to your IT infrastructure, migrating to the cloud presents a significant technological upheaval, one that can backfire spectacularly if you’re not adequately prepared.
Thinking of selling your old computer or donating it to charity? You may want to get rid of the files on your PC first. There are several ways to do this to keep embarrassing baby pictures, doctored tax account records, or sensitive business data away from prying eyes.
Christmas decorations light your cubicles, festive Starbucks cups litter your employees’ desks, and joyful outbursts of holiday cheer echo throughout your office as staff leave for break. Sooner than you know, the new year will kick into gear.
Employees will shuffle back into your office to deal with overflowing inboxes and, likely, a backlog of work.
Employees are wasting time to the tune of $100 billion per year, and many small businesses are suffering because of this!
That’s one of the lessons to be learned from the Harvard Business School (HBS), which said that idle time is costing American employers big bucks.
If technology were easy to manage, we’d be out of business. The harsh reality is that even desktop computers — which have been available at the consumer level for almost 30 years — tend to be unreliable unless they receive regular care and attention.
Promises, they say, are meant to be broken. This probably explains why 88% of 3,000 people surveyed didn’t follow through with their New Year’s resolutions, according to psychology professor Richard Wiseman of the University of Hertfordshire in the United Kingdom.
If Alexander Graham Bell were alive today, he would probably endorse Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP). That’s not surprising since VoIP has greatly transformed the telecommunications industry in many ways, much like Bell’s telephone did.
VoIP or IP telephony uses the internet to transmit calls, email, photos, faxes, and other data.
December means many things to many people. It’s usually a time for merrymaking, parties, family reunions, and gift giving. On top of that, it’s the month when we show our concern for the welfare of others as we celebrate Human Rights Day on December 10.
Here in West Palm Beach, Florida, the merry month of December is also special for small business owners because it’s one of the best times to meet new people and grow your business.
All 50 states, the District of Columbia, Guam, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands have passed laws forcing businesses to notify residents when their private information has been breached. However, only 22 states have passed laws that require preventive cybersecurity measures.