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best business email providers

According to a 2018 Radicati Group study, there will be more than 3.8 billion email users before the start of 2019. Amongst current American users, 89% check email at least once a day and nearly 21% check their email more than five times a day.

Needless to say, email is a vital part of modern communication. The influx and significance of email become even more heightened when you take into account the needs of small businesses.

Unlike casual users, small business owners and entrepreneurs must concern themselves with a meticulous organization of a large amount of incoming mail, the security of personal and client information, reliability, professional appearance and integration across platforms and devices.

As of 2018, there are 434 Email Service Providers (ESP) available in the market, and each one has it’s own unique package of features and tools available to users.

Here is an overview of three of the most well-rounded and highly regarded email service providers.

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Cloud Service and Support Options in Miami

If you have a small business and not using cloud computing, you may soon find yourself falling behind competitors that are on the cloud.

As stand-alone desktop applications losing popularity, companies are turning to cloud services, and for a number of good reasons.

Cloud computing can help save your small business time and money while boosting productivity.

Here are some of the reasons you should start using the cloud for your small business:

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Microsoft Office 2013 Upgrade to 2016

Effective March 1, 2017, Microsoft will no longer be updating or offering new features for their Office 2013 Suite. If you are still using Office 2013, continue reading to be informed of what that means for your business and what options you have to make sure that your company stays as up-to-date as possible.

What’s Left Behind

Some things are being left behind in Office 2013 by Microsoft for Office 2016. That includes language packs, client applications, and feature updates. That means if you primarily use your Office 2013 suite for creating documents and nothing else, you might be ok for a while longer.

However, if you use any of the more advanced features that Office has to offer, you should seriously consider an upgrade. Read more

google vs microsoft

Updated: August 29th, 2017

When it comes to cloud-based productivity software suites, small businesses have two main alternatives: Microsoft Office 365 and G Suite (formerly called: Google Apps for Work).

Currently, there’s a fierce competition among the world’s biggest software companies. Google is seeking to attract more customers with increased storage space and tight integration of Google Suite with Chrome OS, Chromebooks, and Android devices.

Microsoft, on the other hand, is adding more features like powerful spreadsheet analytics and a revamped version of Skype for Business to its web-based office suite, to attract more sophisticated business users.

In this comparative review, we will be looking at various aspects of these two software bundles and offer our recommendations on the one you should use for your business. Read more

small business server

Small businesses have been relying on Microsoft Small Business Server for their day-to-day operations. This server can be used by a maximum of 75 people, and combines several applications to come up with all-in-one business solutions at a price that is highly affordable. It has all features frequently used by businesses and it helps them operate smoothly. It has Windows Server 2008 R2 and Exchange 2010, SharePoint Foundation 2010 and SQL Server2008 R2 Express.

Unfortunately Microsoft decided to go on a different route with their Server 2012 platform and left out some important components like Exchange. Business owners, employees, and clients were dismayed by this move and they were faced with the question of how to go on operating smoothly without the all-in-one Microsoft Small Business Server. Read more