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Small business owners understand the importance of being as productive as possible. And, to help you be productive, you will usually need to use the help of various IT programs that can help you easily communicate with customers, business partners, and employees, allow you to share necessary information quickly and easily, and schedule meetings and deadlines. With “Google Apps for Work”, you can do all this and more. Keep reading to find out everything that Google Apps can do to make your small business more productive.

Gmail for Work

Although you may already be familiar with Gmail, Gmail with Google Apps will do even more for you and your small business. The first thing Gmail will let you do is choose a completely custom email address, including the domain portion, so your new business email address could be: you@yourbusiness.com. You also get 30 gigabytes of storage, Google Calendar integration, and additional security features. Read more

it challanges

These days, technology has come to play a major fundamental role in the success or failure of most businesses. Gone are the ancient, obsolete ways and poor systems of operating and running a business. It’s hard to keep up with the changes, even as an IT Professional, but if you don’t embrace these new technologies, then you’ll have a hard time staying competitive on the market.

For instance, thanks to the Internet many businesses have been able to outsource their customer service operations to foreign virtual assistants who have been able to handle customer relationship issues seamlessly for these firms while they concentrate on other core areas of operations.

Thanks to mobile technologies, communication lines in business transactions have become faster and much easier. Today’s business deals have been initiated and concluded at a much faster pace.

Take a look at Cloud Computing, which could yield countless benefits as long as it’s implemented properly and it can greatly reduce IT complexity.

The cost of modern technologies.

Research has shown that despite the numerous advantages, technology and IT solutions tend to offer small and medium sized businesses over their competition, many business owners often drawback from using them whenever they think about the costs of acquiring these technological products for their businesses. Other challenges they often face include know how – the knowledge and ability to pick and use the right technical solutions for their business and security. Read more

small-business-backup

Many small business owners overlook the need of keeping multiple regularly updated and synchronized copies of a businesses data. In fact majority of them wait for a disaster to strike before they partaking any back up measures. Unfortunately, by then it is already too late. To avoid such situations, we will introduce the basics tools offering small business back up solutions.

1. Portable Storage Drives
One of the most important technologies to be ever invented were external storage devices. They come in different physical and memory sizes. The choice ranges from flash disks, pen drives, memory sticks, compacts disks to hard disks. Once you’ve acquired the device of personal choice, its time go choose the preferable back up utilities. All operating systems come with a default tool. Functionalities of such utilities include configuring external drives as centralized network backup points. If by any chance you don’t wish to use the default utilities, plenty others can be easily acquired from open source or proprietary software platforms.

2. Backing Up On The Cloud
Another backup tool available at the disposal of a small business is the cloud. Numerous platforms such as Amazon, CX, Drop Box, Sky drive, Carbonite and many others offer superb storage solutions. You are only required to subscribe for the services at a fee determined by the space you need. The other requirement is constant Internet connectivity, to facilitate uninterrupted data synchronization.

A cheaper alternative to web based clouds, is a LAN(Local Area Network) cloud. This can be easily set up on a local server using softwares like S3 and Citrix CloudStack among many others.

Now the big question at this point is, which set of tools are best to serve the needs of a small business? Many experts would advice using both, a decision I strongly agree with. This because one will serve as a fail safe alternative for the other in case of any technicalities

If you have any comments or question, please drop us a line or contact us.

online collaboration

Online Collaboration is easier then ever, thanks to tools like Google Drive. There is no need to email files back and forth all day. If you wish to work together on a document with a remote co-worker for example, all you have to do is:

1. Head over to Google Drive

2. Create or Open an existing document.

3. Click on the Share button on the upper right corner and invite your co-worker.

You’ll see all the changes and edits in real time. In my opinion Google Drive is way underutilized in today small businesses. Give it a try and you’ll see productivity increase for sure.

Take a look at the short tutorial and let us know what you think.

If you need help setting up your business with Google Apps, feel free to contact us.

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collaboration software

Small businesses need collaboration software to ensure that there is a smooth flow of communication within the organization and an excellent way of sharing information. Most businesses today rely on teleworkers and contractors to keep their business going.

Collaboration software will enable a company or organization to have the following:

1. Smooth and fast transfer of accurate data
2. Well-managed projects
3. Easy and fast access to important data and documents when employees or partners need them
4. Better flow of work
5. Improved handling of invoices

Nowadays, there is collaboration software that are purposely made for small businesses. Using the cloud platform, pricing for the software is based on the number of people who are going to use it. Organizations with few employees will spend less than those that have many employees. Read more