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Laptop Dual Monitors Part 2: How to Set Up and Use Multiple Monitors

In part 1 of our laptop dual monitor series, we shared the advantages of using a second monitor for your laptop. In addition to making it easier to reference information, dual monitors can also help reduce downtime and improve focus. This...

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Laptop Dual Monitors Part 1: 5 Advantages of Having a Second Monitor for Your Laptop

Extending your laptop screen with a dual monitor can make your work and travel life easier. Instead of inefficiently working off one small monitor, you can invest in a secondary monitor – either traditional desktop monitor or a portable monitor. If...

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Why You Should Consider Replacing Your Microsoft Windows Server with a Synology NAS

Small businesses require effective ways to save, retrieve, co-author, backup, and share data among employees to boost their competitive advantage. However, maintaining and improving this technological infrastructure could be difficult for small businesses as they commonly have limited resources and small...

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Latest Statistics on Website and Network Hacks: How it Affects Small Businesses

It's easy to assume that being a small business, you'll be easily overlooked by hackers and other criminals, but sadly, that's not the case. In May of 2018, the Internet Crime Complaint Center division (IC3) of the FBI released a Public...

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How to Invest in Small Business Technology When Replacements or Upgrades Aren't in the Budget

In a recent blog, we talked about how to budget for IT upgrades in your small business, but what if you can find the funds for those large investments?  Computers wear down over time. They get filled up with old documents,...

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How and Why to Start an IT Budget for Your Small Business

We posted recently about the importance of embracing and upgrading IT in your small business, but how do you find the cash to actually implement those needed upgrades?  Small businesses have tight profit margins. If you're entering periods of new growth,...

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Technology Can Transform Your Small Businesses

At this point, there is no denying the hold technology has over us - both personally and professionally. Whether we are scrolling through our Facebook in the morning or playing music on Spotify, it has permeated our personal lives. Similarly, technology...

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FAQ: When Should I Outsource Functions of My Small Business?

Outsourcing back office duties is a big step for any small business to take, but most find the benefits outweigh the risks and costs. Most small business owners recognize that hiring and training is costly and time-consuming. When you outsource a...

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Three Benefits of Incorporating More Technology into Your Small Business

One of the keys to running a successful small business is to constantly find ways to integrate more technology that produces more efficiency and may give you a leg up on the competition. If you know you have a solid product...

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How the Internet of Things (IoT) is Shaping the World of Small Business

It seems with every passing month the technology world offers another intelligent device that is a game changer for an industry. Many of the devices making the news these days are in the realm of personal devices, such as the plethora...

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The Pros and Cons of Small Businesses Using Virtual Machines

Last month, we discussed when a small business may want to use a virtual machine.  Now, with nearly everything we do becoming virtual these days, it's not surprising that PCs are jumping on that bandwagon. Virtual PCs aren't a totally new...

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FAQ: When Would a Small Business Want to Use a Virtual Machine?

In order to understand when a small business might want to use a virtual machine, it helps to define what is a virtual machine.  A virtual machine is a program that runs on your current operating system that provides a virtual...

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Consistent IT Updates - Crucial for Your Small Business

It is becoming increasingly rare to find a business, even a small business, that does not rely quite heavily on some form of technology to play an essential role in their everyday business operations.  Yet, when it comes to the safety...

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Three Reasons Why Should You Invest in Technology for Your Small Business

Small businesses are built on a foundation of information. Whether it's your list of clients, your expertise, or how your software or online tools help businesses go about their business, the collection and careful use of that information is critical. Even...

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How to Improve Project Management

When it comes to project management, organizing even a small team can be overwhelming.  Whiteboards get erased, sticky notes get lost, and email chains become too long to read. In order to get more done, on-time and better than ever, your...

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Hacks on Remote Desktop Apps: What They Are and How Businesses Can Protect Themselves

By providing the necessary tools that empower remote employees to communicate and work with each other, remote desktop apps equalize the playing field of modern business by enabling any business to tap into an enormous, global talent pool.  However, with benefits...

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4 Key Features and Benefits of NAS (Network Attached Storage) Devices for Small Businesses

Last Updated on April 10, 2022 As a small business, you often need to work twice as hard to promote your company and successfully grow your business. At the same time, you need your technology to operate both reliably and streamlined on...

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The Latest on Microsoft Azure: Cloud Software that Simplifies Data Backup and Disaster Recovery

You may have seen this software advertised one way or another on the Internet, but do you know what it is and what amazing things it can do for your business? Microsoft Azure is a cloud computing platform released in February...

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Top 4 Benefits of Outsourcing IT

Often when you're just getting your company off the ground, everyone wears multiple hats. While this means that you can hire fewer employees, it also means that certain jobs aren't being given the undivided attention they need, including IT needs. When...

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4 Technology Tools to Use this New Year

New year, new habits, right? Technology is a must-have in every business and for small businesses, this is no exception. Sure, a lack of money and resources makes staying up-to-date with well-known companies an uphill battle. But many technology tools for...

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Why Small Businesses Should Invest in Technology

Because of size and available resources, it's often difficult for small businesses to stay updated on the latest business trends. But one trend that your small business should focus on is advancing technology. It's something everyone uses on a daily basis...

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