Benefits of Office Automation for Businesses

Benefits of Office Automation for Businesses

As your business expands, the number and scale of tasks needed to keep the business running increases exponentially. With office automation, you could eliminate the need to hire additional employees. Office automation uses software and hardware solutions to ease your workload. At its simplest, office automation may involve filtering your emails to sorting incoming mail into appropriate folders. On the other hand, you might need expensive technology, such as a copy machine that can automatically scan your printed training manual, duplicate it, collate the pages, bind the document into a hardcover and stack it for distribution. Ideally, automation would reduce manual involvement in mundane tasks like organizing customer data or creating … [Read more...]

5 Tips for Buying the Right Smartphone

5 Tips for Buying the Right Smartphone

Finding the right smartphone can sometimes be confusing. There are many considerations to take into account that would not be there when choosing a regular mobile phone. Here are few tips that will help you: 1. Choose the right operating system (OS) The operating system (OS) is the platform used to run various programs on the phone. Operating systems have different strengths and weaknesses. The biggest difference you’ll notice is the availability of some programs and apps. For instance, a Blackberry would not be a good choice if you want to use apps. An iPhone would be your best choice keeping in mind that Android phones are quickly catching up. 2. Get the right size Big screen phones are catching up in popularity. While a … [Read more...]

The New Gmail-Google+ Integration

The New Gmail-Google+ Integration

If you are a Gmail user and also have a Google+ profile, you are now able to email other Google+ users without requiring their email addresses. According to Google, this is intended to facilitate communication between people who know each other but have not exchanged emails yet. In addition, Gmail will suggest your Google+ connections as recipients when you are composing new mail. For users, this means that anyone can email you as long as he or she follows you on Google+. Following on Google+ does not require user permission; however, your email address will only be visible to the user when you respond to the email message. Messages from your Google+ followers will either land in your Primary or your Social tab: the Primary tab, if the … [Read more...]

5 Benefits of Virtualization for Small Businesses

5 Benefits of Virtualization for Small Businesses

Virtualization offers real and attainable multi-faceted advantages for small businesses. Here are some tangible benefits: Low operating costs A growing number of businesses are using virtualization because the technology helps to reduce costs drastically. For instance, server virtualization eliminates the need to have physical servers, which are typically costly to run and maintain. In addition, instead of purchasing separate licenses for each server, you would only purchase one license and host additional servers at no extra cost (some limitations and exceptions may apply). With fewer physical servers, you also save money on power bills, maintenance fees and datacenter office space and fees. Increased hardware efficiency Server … [Read more...]