Monthly Archives: August 2012

What to know about storing your small business data in the clouds

Is it time to switch your data storage to the cloud?  Many small and midsize business owners are in order to manage their growing data needs. A survey of  100 companies conducted by Twin Strata at a recent cloud computing conference  indicated that five out of six respondents already are using or plan to use cloud storage in some capacity. Cloud storage provides you with … Continue reading What to know about storing your small business data in the clouds »

People are Using Cloud Computing more than they Realize

“The cloud” is a term we hear quite often in the business and tech worlds, but does the average consumer really know what it is?  Well, the short answer is no.  In a study performed by Wakefield Research, the majority of people asked “what is the cloud?” believed it was actually the white fluffy thing in the sky, and had no idea it had anything … Continue reading People are Using Cloud Computing more than they Realize »

How to give your employees constructive feedback

If you dread giving your employees feedback, you’re not alone. In “Why We Hate Giving Feedback – and How to Make it Easier,” organizational coach Erika Andersen says that almost without exception giving people corrective feedback is something most managers find difficult. For some, giving tough feedback actually is harder than letting an employee go – a tough thing to do but once it’s done, … Continue reading How to give your employees constructive feedback »

Email Has Gone Mobile

With the explosion of smartphones and tablets on the market, it comes as no surprise that more individuals are using these devices to keep track of their email and tasks.  What is surprising is that it’s starting to completely overtake the use of their desktop computer for this function.  How long before users stop launching Outlook on their PC and use their iPhone instead?  And … Continue reading Email Has Gone Mobile »

Want press coverage for your small business? Share your industry knowledge

Ever wonder how one of your competitors manages to get quoted in your local newspaper? Whatever the topic – existing home sales in the area, new crowd funding laws and implications for small business, how companies are using smartphones to collaborate – reporters often want commentary from local market experts. Your business gains visibility when you become a source for a local reporter.  The third … Continue reading Want press coverage for your small business? Share your industry knowledge »

Cloud Computing’s role in Job Creation

Cloud Computing is one of the driving forces behind working UC models, effective storage solutions, and overall productivity.  Its benefits have grown tremendously over the past few years, and so have the revenues of companies that embrace it.  In 2011, cloud services helped generate $400 billion dollars in additional revenues for businesses around the world.  With so much money being made by these services, how … Continue reading Cloud Computing’s role in Job Creation »