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Keep it SMART, Keep it Simple

How smart planning can help you avoid the rush for results. When a client with an ecommerce site rocks up to me and goes “Hey Lee, I need 10,000 new leads from my website!” I say ok that’s great, I think I can help. And thus a conversation begins, twisting and turning, dipping in and out of reality, from the past to the future and back again, finally landing on today

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What’s So Private About the Private Cloud?

If you’re considering jumping on the cloud computing bandwagon but have some security concerns, consider the adoption of a private cloud. A private cloud is cloud architecture that can exist within the confines of a company’s firewall and is entirely under the control of the company’s own IT department.

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Building Better Business Relationships

As business people we are all working to increase our share of the market. But, having the best products at the best prices may not be enough. To build a successful business you have to build relationships – relationships with your peers and colleagues, with your customers and clients, with your suppliers and distributors, with your employees and co-workers, with your support services, with your board of directors, and even with your competitors.

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Cloud Database Basics You Need to Know

Dedicated servers have been the traditional method used by businesses to store and transfer data at a great expense. Cloud technology provides a way to host databases while freeing businesses from the cost of purchasing a dedicated hardware.

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Surveys, Surveys, Surveys

They want us to do one whenever we buy something, complain about something, go anywhere near the internet, join anything or even try anything! So why would we want to do one at work!

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Best Practices for Cloud Block Storage

In our big data society, having practically unlimited storage is as much necessity as it is luxury. Cloud block storage provides the opportunity for that type of storage flexibility, but there are a few best practices to follow in order to get the most out of your cloud.

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Cutting IT Costs in Your Small Business

IT budgets continue to rise dramatically. This spending rose 19% from $162,000 in the first half of 2013 to $192,000 in the second half of 2012. Since these cost increases are, in many cases, outpacing revenue growth, companies are looking at ways to curb these increases without sacrificing the much-needed functionality of IT departments.

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How to keep your customers paying on time, every time

In a perfect world you wouldn’t start a job unless your customers paid the entire price up front. Unfortunately things don’t usually work that way. It’s not impossible to get such favourable terms, but this all depends on your bargaining power (eg. if there’s little or no competition and your product/service is in high demand). Most small businesses do not have that kind of power.

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Self-Check: Are You a Micromanager?

The perils of micromanaging can not only impede on workplace productivity, they can slowly destroy employee morale and company drive. You respect your job and you do it well – that’s how you worked your way up to where you are in your career.

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