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Internet Vigilance

What can you do?

Stay vigilant.

Visit web sites you know and trust:

This is the simplest and most effective way to keep safe.

Keep your web browser and computers up-to-date with the latest patches and security updates:

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Understand how to measure social media ROI

For many businesses, social media is the the wild frontier of marketing. More and more companies are jumping on the bandwagon but it can seem a lawless place. This is why many newcomers tend to waffle around with no clear strategy and call it quits if they’re not making fast progress. But while it’s true […]

A successful BCP has these attributes

In today’s business world, companies with a business continuity plan (BCP) are more likely to survive a disaster than those that don’t have one. There are several components to consider when it comes to planning a BCP, some of which are more important than others and must be included in order for a BCP to […]

Protect business data with these tips

Data breaches occur every day, even to the most secured firms and well-known financial institutions – and it could happen to your company as well. How can you be sure that your network is completely protected from hackers? As a business owner you can’t afford to face a data breach, since it could cost you […]

You need to ditch these BI mistruths

Everyone knows that business intelligence is of vital importance to ensure that a company grows and develops, but the business intelligence of today differs greatly from that which was talked about in the past. Much has changed in the world of business intelligence in recent years, and if you are stuck in your old ways […]

The dos and don’ts of social media networking

In today’s Internet loving culture, social media is becoming a necessary function for growing your business. And rightly so, because it’s a great way to expand your outreach, find new customers and share valuable information about your business or industry. But there are certainly some social media no-nos that need to be avoided. Along with […]

Top Ten Things I Learned From Mr. Wonderful …

Last week I had the good fortune to meet “Mr. Wonderful” himself, Kevin O’Leary, from the hit TV show Shark Tank. He gave a talk at a conference I was attending and it was one of the highlights of my week.

Here are my top 10 takeaways from his session:

10. When he looks at companies to invest in, he likes to start with the head of sales because they know firsthand what’s happening in their market.

Microsoft purchases Datazen BI tool

Microsoft just upped the ante on the business intelligence front once again by acquiring the three-year-old business intelligence and data visualization platform Datazen. The purchase increases Microsoft’s hold on the business intelligence market, an area on which it is clearly already focused its free Power BI product for mobiles was released earlier this year. Every […]

How to retain customers with email marketing

After designing your company’s website, writing perfect pitch pages, and driving traffic to landing pages, you finally made a new online sale to a first-purchase customer. This customer has seen the value of your products or services. Why else would they purchase from you? But in addition to a nice increase in revenue, you also […]

5 steps to a business continuity exercise

Unexpected disasters can completely catch your business off guard, and when they do you’ll have a hard time trying to get things back in order. Most business owners are aware of potential problems, so they usually have a business continuity plan (BCP) already in place. But testing these plans to find loopholes and room for […]