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  • February 15, 2019

    The ransomware cyberattack against the city of Atlanta in March was arguably the year’s most devastating cyberattack against a municipality, but the state of Colorado suffered a significant attack one month earlier that remains a source of valuable lessons for the public sector...View Post

  • February 8, 2019

    Depending on your level of expertise, web hosting, which is the task of making websites and web pages available to many users, can be either very simple of daunting. In this article, we are going to explore the different types of hosting...View Post

  • February 8, 2019

    Once the future of retail seemed a matter of either, or: you’re either a legacy physical retailer or a dynamic new online retailer. But this is a false dichotomy. There are “smart” retailers that operate and thrive in both the physical and online worlds by paying attention to some innovative strategies...View Post

  • February 7, 2019

    “New year, new you” often applies to fitness and personal goals, but why not employ the same logic to your company’s website? Your website is the first interaction anyone has with your company. It’s worth continuing to optimize and update, and with 2019 here, now is an excellent time to consider a website design...View Post

  • February 7, 2019

    Elected and appointed officials from three major cities emphasized the importance of working closely with residents, partnering with education and business leaders and being equitable in dealings with the tech industry as strategies that can help municipalities move into innovation and technology, during two panel discussions at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES)...View Post

  • February 7, 2019

    Does your office look different than it used to? Do you have a storage room filled with filing cabinets and external computer equipment? Is half your cubicle taken up by a monitor and a computer tower? Do you even go into a physical office location? Let’s face it, the modern digital workplace looks different...View Post

  • February 7, 2019

    As a franchisor traveling around and chatting to other business owners, one of the questions I get asked the most is “How or when will I know if my business is ready to be franchised?”...View Post

  • January 31, 2019

    NEW YORK (AP) – Now that the new year is here, small business owners may find themselves trying to understand changes brought about by federal and state laws. Here are three things owners need to know for 2019...View Post

  • January 31, 2019

    When we talk about so-called emerging or future technologies, artificial intelligence quickly comes to mind. After all, AI is predicted to impact nearly all the jobs in the not-so-distant future. But while many people are fearful about the concept of AI they don’t need to be, as Al is not really capable of imitating human behavior. AI is also not just for large organizations. So let’s take a look at the ways we can incorporate AI to efficiently run our business on a small scale...View Post

  • January 31, 2019

    Cloud security and concerns around it have dominated conversations about cloud adoption, with a recent study from Ingram Micro revealing that it’s a top concern for 83% of organisations looking for a cloud solution...View Post

  • January 31, 2019

    Previously on Simple Tech for Small Business Owners, we’ve discussed the importance of understanding coding and learning HTML. As a brief recap, we talked about why it’s good for your small business website to learn about HTML, as it’s one of the most widespread coding languages for web development in the world...View Post

  • January 31, 2019

    Journalists generally portray freelancers as an important resource to large and global companies. And big corporations like Microsoft and Goldman Sachs certainly rely on agile talent to supplement their own resources. In fact, in a recent industry survey I advised, over 90% of companies surveyed depended on freelancers, and 76% planned to increase the involvement of freelancers in their company...View Post

  • January 23, 2019

    In order to succeed in business today, you have to go beyond selling products and services – you have to build and nurture relationships with your customers. The good news is that, thanks to technology, there are plenty of opportunities to learn about your customers and their needs, and regularly engage with them...View Post

  • January 23, 2019

    It’s nearly impossible to run a successful business operation in the current marketplace without taking IT seriously. The problem is that very few small and medium-sized businesses have the knowledge or skillset needed to properly manage each individual aspect of IT in-house. This is especially true when it comes to something like data security...View Post

  • January 23, 2019

    Remote work is no longer a privilege. It’s become the standard operating mode for at least 50% of the U.S. population. Virtual retreats are no longer attributed solely to progressive startups. Traditional employers are finally on-board and ready to propose a flexible work arrangement higher up the pipeline...View Post

  • January 23, 2019

    What are your New Year resolutions for 2019? If you’ve set yourself personal goals, good luck with them, but don’t forget your business – January is a great time to reassess where it stands and where you’d like to get it to...View Post

  • January 23, 2019

    New technologies and process innovation are helping Denver provide services more efficiently in an era of unprecedented population and workload growth, the city’s new technology leader told attendees at the Colorado Digital Government Summit Oct. 1...View Post

  • January 23, 2019

    Pew Charitable Trust wants to make the non-criminal legal system easier to navigate without lawyers, and technology is a key component to their plans...View Post

  • January 23, 2019

    Last month I incorporated my business. I worked with lawyer Neil Jacobs from N.I. Jacobs and Associates. With 30 years of experience under his belt, Neil’s focus is on corporate structuring, finance, operation and governance issues, strategic alliances and joint ventures, and mergers and acquisitions...View Post

  • January 23, 2019

    In the modern business world, it is no longer a luxury to have a high-quality business Wi-Fi in place, but it is a necessity in order to stay competitive. SMB owners and IT managers are becoming increasingly dependent on network solutions that support data requirements seamlessly, securely and flexibly...View Post

  • January 22, 2019

    Few SMB owners have a fully functioning IT department, yet they are still expected to provide modern and engaging experiences for their customers, using the latest technology. And the network is where it all begins, says Morten Illum, VP of EMEA, Aruba, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise company...View Post

  • January 9, 2019

    Scammers are getting more sophisticated and are constantly evolving to avoid detection. And, within small businesses themselves, there are internal issues that may lead to a higher risk of further external scams. For example, small- and mid-sized businesses (SMBs), who often lack a proper system of checks and balances, are especially appealing to fraudsters...View Post

  • January 9, 2019

    If you haven’t separated your business finances from your personal finances yet, you’ll want to move that up to the top of your list. Keeping personal and business finances separate can help you stay organized and provide plenty of peace of mind especially around tax time...View Post

  • January 9, 2019

    With more and more employees working remotely and organizations doing everything they can to leverage employees around the globe, virtual meetings have emerged as a practical solution to bringing people together to achieve key goals. Even for smaller companies looking to provide their employees with a better work-life balance, virtual meetings offer a way for teams to get just as much work done even if not everyone is in the same office...View Post

  • January 9, 2019

    When building a website and its navigation, an unavoidable but mandatory question should be considered: Should you build your site with fewer pages that have more content, requiring visitors to scroll and scroll, or with much shorter pages and, as a result, more clicking?...View Post

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