Top IT Trends for 2017

For many years, we have been bringing you our Top IT Trends predicting the technology advances that will change our business and personal lives. Our Top IT Trends for 2017 have an emphasis on how human beings will interact with technology for efficiency and safety. Technology advances can only go so far in making us safer and more productive in our daily lives. Much of the progress comes in the way we interact with technology to make it better serve its human master.   Cyber Security – Today, your cyber security depends more on you and your employees. Of course, you need the standard tools like anti-virus, malware protections, content-filtering, encryptions and a strong firewall, but these tools cannot protect you from threats designed to trick your users into opening the door for the attackers. Informing, training and supporting users is essential to a comprehensive cyber … [Read more...]

Microsoft Skype for Business

At the heart of great teams is great communication We believe that the heart of productivity is great teamwork, and the heart of great teams is great communication. Productivity today is centered on conversations—sometimes a quick instant message or call, and sometimes a meeting planned in advance including voice, video and content sharing. Office 365 is a world-class productivity service that helps great teams to accomplish great achievements. At the heart of Office 365 Communications is the Skype for Business service connecting your teams with the experience they love, in the Office applications they use every day. With Skype for Business you can simplify your infrastructure with one platform for calling, conferencing, video, and sharing. Achieve more with a fully integrated communication solution Our company offers a fully integrated communications solution based on Office … [Read more...]

Top IT Trends for 2016

For many years, we have been bringing you our Top IT Trend predictions for the technology that will change our business and personal lives. This year our Top IT Trends have an emphasis on small business. The most talked about trends are not always attractive to small businesses because of the complexity and cost to implement. Our 2016 collection is for the small, growing business that wants to take advantage of high-tech advancements without breaking the budget. Big Data for the Small Company - Big Data and Analytics shows up on all the enterprise lists of the hot IT trends. If you are a small company, you are probably wondering how you can use big data to grow your revenue. Start with what you know: your customers and their purchase profile, marketing that brings response, and how potential buyers interact with your website. Use your Customer Relationship Management (CRM), … [Read more...]

Lync is now Skype for Business

Skype certainly has name recognition.  Since its inception in 2003, it has grown to a community of over 300 million. With so many users that stay in touch with family and friends through Skype, the addition of Skype for Business will bring anywhere - anytime communications to your company.  Add ease of communications to a powerful business platform and you have Skype for Business.  It gives a robust, enterprise-class experience.  Skype for Business has the Lync features you love with some great new additions! Content and graphics excerpted from Microsoft's Office Support site. New look and feel Call via Work Skype directory integration Dual user experience Call Monitor Rate My Call Quick access to call controls Emoticons New look and feel If you’re a regular user of the commercial version of Skype, then Skype for Business will seem very familiar: the … [Read more...]

Is your website mobile-friendly?

If you own or manage a website, you have probably heard about mobile-friendly options and the risk of mobilegeddon.  On April 21st, Google changed how they will rank mobile websites in search results.  It does not apply to all searches, only those on mobile devices. Especially for those that rely on Search Engine Optimization (SEO) to rank in Google searches, it can be unsettling to hear that Google is changing the rules.  Depending upon your platform, the addition of mobile-friendly format can be difficult or easy. We use Wordpress for our site and have been using WPtouch for our mobile theme settings.  Here is Google's further explanation from their Webmaster Blog. This update: Affects only search rankings on mobile devices Affects search results in all languages globally Applies to individual pages, not entire websites To find out if your site is mobile-friendly (from … [Read more...]