Entries by BEI

Cloud servers vs onsite servers: Which is right for your business?

Today’s expanding global economy drives the demand to keep both hard- and software updated and current. While in-house servers offer an enterprise on-site control, cloud servers provide them with the flexibility they need to compete successfully today and in the future.

5 Ways to Boost Productivity with Office 365

Microsoft’s Office 365 is the go-to productivity suite for businesses of all sizes. But did you know there are plugins that can make the your favorite programs even more useful? Get more out of your Office 365 subscription by adding these free plugins today.

How to work remotely using only your smartphone

Smartphone apps allow employees to work remotely with the same functionality on their smaller devices as they would have access to on larger ones. With so many productivity apps being introduced each year, companies are beginning to see real ROI in allowing staff to work remotely.

How to document your IT Infrastructure

As a small business owner, you know that if if something goes wrong with your technology, you need a fix—quick. One way to help achieve that quick fix is to do what many others don’t. You need to maintain accurate documentation of your IT infrastructure.

Hiring & retaining great staff

Hiring and retaining great staff is probably one of the biggest challenges for any employer, but more so in an area with such low unemployment and in a field that has a higher-than-average turnover rate. We thought we’d share some of our thoughts and best practices.

4 pro tips for predictable IT performance

From business process automation to big data, there are a variety of strategies at your fingertips to achieve predictable IT for your organization. Just follow these 4 tips and you’ll go a long way in keeping your company’s IT performance consistent and predictable.

4 strategic shifts your company needs to make for reliable IT

In order to better serve your customers and beat your rivals, you need to make sure your business technologies are as reliable as possible. Whether you’re a multinational firm or a mom-and-pop store with a website, being able to deliver a consistent, predictable, reliable IT experience is crucial.

Making the most of your business technology

Business technology allows SMBs to increase productivity, manage expenses and carve out a competitive edge. Creating an effective small business technology strategy is a critical management task. Business technology represents an opportunity for you to stand out from the crowd.

Thought leadership: Reflections from reading Creativity, Inc.

A new business partner gave me a copy of Creativity Inc., and I couldn’t resist a book with Buzz Lightyear on the cover. It was a fun read and had some powerful business lessons. Besides, who wouldn’t want to read a book about what it took to make Toy Story, A Bug’s Life and Finding Nemo?

How to connect your business IT solutions to ROI

Connecting your business IT solutions to return on investments is crucial for optimal growth and longevity. But how can you truly leverage your IT networks to unlock business value and recurring profits? Here are some ways to effectively use your business IT solutions to boost ROI.