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Six Gmail tips you should start using

Six Gmail tips you should start using

24 hours seem to pass by in the blink of an eye, especially if you’re a small-business owner. In order to stand a chance against your competition, the last thing you should do is bury yourself in a mound of endless emails. With the following Gmail tips and tricks, you’ll be able to spend less time with your inbox and more time driving business growth.

5 ways to protect your IoT devices

5 ways to protect your IoT devices

Just a few years ago, smart appliances seemed like novelty products for rich business owners. Now, the Internet of Things (IoT) has become a viable solution for putting your business ahead of the curve. But whether it’s a smart fridge or a surveillance camera that connects to your phone, IoT devices should be treated and secured just like any computer in a network.

Amazon Web Services’ new virtual desktops

Amazon Web Services’ new virtual desktops

If your business is considering cloud virtual desktops, you’ve undoubtedly looked into Amazon Web Services. AWS offers one of the most reliable and easily accessible options on the market, including the recent release of high-powered machines with direct access to Amazon’s data centers.

Microsoft enhances Workplace Analytics

Microsoft enhances Workplace Analytics

Microsoft’s Workplace Analytics is a handy tool for managers who would like to assess their employees’ performance using data from Office 365 programs. Whereas MyAnalytics provides employees with an overview of their own productivity data, Workplace Analytics allows both employees and managers to view performance rates to evaluate individual productivity.

Productivity tip: email automation

Productivity tip: email automation

If you have ever received what looked like a personalized email from a huge corporation, there’s a good chance it was actually written with the help of an email automation platform. Email automation saves time and money while strengthening customer relationships, and contrary to popular belief, it is well within most SMB budgets.

Your SMB needs these Facebook tools

Your SMB needs these Facebook tools

Facebook is like a Swiss Army knife, practical and featureful. But did you know that Facebook has hundreds of built-in marketing features that 1.8 billion users worldwide are mostly oblivious to? With that in mind, here are four Facebook features you can use to boost your SMB’s social marketing efforts:

Audience Insights tool
This free tool is designed to help businesses learn more about their target audience.

Get fat savings with thin and zero clients

Get fat savings with thin and zero clients

When you have several cost-effective options like cloud computing and managed services providers, IT spending should never get out of control. And if you want to cut back even further, trade in your expensive desktops for thin and zero clients.

What are thin and zero clients?
Thin clients are stripped-down computers with minimum processing power and memory.

How does virtualization improve business?

How does virtualization improve business?

Truly understanding the ins and outs of virtualization is not for the faint hearted. It’s a complicated field that is constantly evolving, but one thing remains mostly the same: its benefits. Read on for an uncomplicated recap of just a few of virtualization’s greatest advantages.