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Why Did My Email Bounce?

Why Did My Email Bounce?

Email is still the most common way businesses communicate and the majority of people simply click send and assume their email is delivered, but when email messages bounce, there are a few things you should know. How Emails Work The two most common protocols used to deliver your emails are Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP) and Extended...

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Owning Words For Your Business: The Importance of Association

Owning Words For Your Business: The Importance of Association

“Being first in the market isn’t as important as being first in the mind.” – Ries & Trout As a business owner, it is imperative to own words for your business – equally important is to stand behind the words you’ve given with great technology. By choosing to take ownership of just one word, there have been...

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Why Select a Managed Services Provider?

Why Select a Managed Services Provider?

The pace of technology advancements makes it tough for savvy business owners to remain abreast of all the shifts and changes within the industry. Even with an internal IT team, it’s likely that you and your team find it challenging to keep your systems updated, mitigate threats, and continuously monitor your system. Like you, many businesses find...

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How to Differentiate Between an IT Guru and an IT Amateur

How to Differentiate Between an IT Guru and an IT Amateur

When it comes to your business’s information technology (IT) needs, hiring a consultant worth his keep is of critical importance. Yet many business owners and managers aren’t familiar with the nuances of IT and mistakenly hire amateurs who claim to be savvy professionals. Here’s how you can distinguish between an IT expert and an amateur. Signs of...

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Privacy & Security: How Accountants Can Protect Their Data

Privacy & Security: How Accountants Can Protect Their Data

Tips and tricks that accountants can utilize for protecting their data. Accountants face a lot of stress when they are protecting their clients’ data. Given the information they have on file, they need to take every precaution and security measure available to ensure that nothing happens to the private information they keep in their records. We’re going...

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Celebrating World Productivity Day–10 Tips for Increasing Your Productivity

Celebrating World Productivity Day–10 Tips for Increasing Your Productivity

Although recognized by the United Nations, World Productivity Day isn’t celebrated with Hallmark cards, nor is it an occasion when you call family and friends to wish them a “Happy World Productivity Day.” In fact, World Productivity Day is just the opposite of any formal holiday. Businesses around the world observe World Productivity Day by promoting productivity...

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What Are Audit Trails? Why It’s Important

What Are Audit Trails? Why It’s Important

Audit trails maintain a record of system activity. They leave a series of records of computer events about an operating system, applications and even user activities. This ensures that system resources have not been harmed by hackers, insiders, disgruntled employees, and technical problems that may arise. Benefits of Audit Trails They can provide security-related objectives, individual accountability,...

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Small Accounting Firms can Boost Productivity by Tapping Into Technology  

Small Accounting Firms can Boost Productivity by Tapping Into Technology  

Owners and managers of small- to mid-size accounting firms often feel as though they are at a competitive disadvantage with their larger counterparts. Though you can swing the balance of power in your favor by recruiting “rainmakers” and cutting costs to a certain degree, the best course of action is to tap into contemporary technological solutions. Modern-day...

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The 5 gadgets we’re expecting to make a splash for Father’s Day

The 5 gadgets we’re expecting to make a splash for Father’s Day

The consumer electronics space is always buzzing with new releases, but with all the tech available on the market right now, and Father’s Day right around the corner, some amazing options are available. The trend toward smartphone integration has proven to be a must-have, so if you’re still debating what the connected guy in your life needs...

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Data Breach and Cybercrime in California: What You Need to Know

Data Breach and Cybercrime in California: What You Need to Know

If you are a business owner with any kind of IT infrastructure in place, you should make sure you’re protected against cybercrime. Even though cybercrime sounds like something that only happens to governments or major corporations, more often than not, it actually takes place on the back-room servers of small & medium businesses. Literally any computer with an Internet...

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Beware of Free Thumb Drives With Malware

Beware of Free Thumb Drives With Malware

Whatever you call them — USB, thumb or flash drives — they hold a ton of data. (For the purposes of this discussion, we will refer to them as “USB drives.”) Their storage capacity has surpassed multi-gigabytes to the lofty terabyte realm. One terabyte can store thousands of hours of music and videos, 500 hours of movies...

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