Monthly Archives: June 2013

Spiceworks survey finds small to mid-sized businesses continue migration to the cloud

A new survey out from Spiceworks, the vertical network for IT, finds that small and mid-sized businesses are embracing cloud-based applications such as file sharing, email and productivity solutions to enable employees to work any time and from anywhere. The independent survey of over 500 global respondents from Spiceworks Voice of IT program indicated SMBs are balancing the benefits of cloud based applications – less … Continue reading Spiceworks survey finds small to mid-sized businesses continue migration to the cloud »

Hands On with Windows 8.1

Microsoft has released the much anticipated preview for Windows 8.1, satisfying consumer’s requests for updates to the new operating system.  While Windows 8 was an exciting and bold move for Microsoft, many people found its new UI confusing and missed their traditional desktop.  Steve Ballmer, Microsoft’s go-to spokesman, defended the change saying that “the Windows device of today doesn’t look like the PC of five … Continue reading Hands On with Windows 8.1 »

The Consequences of a Big Desk

So it turns out size does matter when it comes to your desk, although it may not matter in the way you originally thought.  New research from Berkeley (as well as other universities) has shown that larger desk may lead to more dishonesty in the person sitting at it.  Researchers believe this may be linked to posture and not just the desk size, but they … Continue reading The Consequences of a Big Desk »

How to successfully work on site at a small business customer

Have you ever been embedded at one of your small business customers? I’m not talking about spending a day at a customer’s site or even a few days participating in an all-hands meetings. I’m referring to customer engagements where you need to be on site for weeks or even months at a time for a project or system implementation or you need to fill in … Continue reading How to successfully work on site at a small business customer »

Why mobile marketing matters to small business

“America is not just a connected country now, but a mobile connected country, says Mike Vorhaus, president of research-based strategy consulting firm Magid Advisors.  Research from the 2013 Magid Media Futures study indicates that smartphone ownership has broken the majority barrier at 61 percent of online users;  44 percent of the population owns a tablet, up from 30 percent last year. With the U.S. population … Continue reading Why mobile marketing matters to small business »

Trust in home working

Unified Communications (UC) and wireless headsets have dramatically increased the flexibility of today’s contact centres, helping them to improve customer service and attend to the needs of their agents. Taking further advantage of technology, and using it to create contact centres in which people can work from home, is likely to be the next stage, unlocking a whole new level of employee satisfaction and productivity, … Continue reading Trust in home working »