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How to Encourage Collaboration in Your Place of Work

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Collaboration: it is the gold standard of teamwork that so many businesses seek. If your employees aren't naturally drawn to the idea, however, there are some ways that you can help to sell the concept. Let's discuss a few of the ways that you can coax your users into collaborative behaviors.Have Them Socialize Outside of the OfficeLet's look at ho...
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Coronavirus: A Threat to Your Staff, Cyberthreat to Your Operations

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 COVID-19, or coronavirus, has been a major global health concern over the past couple of months. At this point, it is clear that this disease could have serious impacts on the workplace. We wanted to provide a brief rundown of good workplace and network health practices, as well as a few pointers on how you can handle health-based employee ab...
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Tip of the Week: Four Fundamental Small Business Tech Tips

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Technology impacts the business landscape more than it ever has, and its impact shows no sign of slowing. This is especially the case for the small business, which now has a much larger pool of competitors to deal with. As a result, it is more crucial than ever that small businesses take advantage of technology to assist them. Let's go over a few t...
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Tip of the Week: Do Yourself a Favor, Document Your Processes

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The average business has a lot of internal processes, and these processes are typically pretty concrete: to accomplish this task, follow steps A, B, and C, in that order. However, due to the sheer volume of processes like these, it helps to have these processes documented for the benefit of your future employees... and, if we’re being honest,...
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What to Include in a BYOD Policy

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A Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) policy is something that many organizations have adopted, for a few good reasons: employee satisfaction, cost savings, and productivity boosts included. However, it’s crucial that you don’t just assume that you can adopt a policy like BYOD without establishing some ground rules that your employees need to ...
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Tip of the Week: Tips to Help Manage Your IT Inventory Better

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IT inventory management, also known as IT asset management or ITAM, is an important process for any business to undergo. This is effectively the process of ensuring that all of your information technology resources are accounted for and protected. Here, we’ve assembled some practices that will help make this process much simpler.First, let&rs...
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Tip of the Week: Helpful Outlook Tips

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Many businesses turn to Microsoft Outlook as their email client of choice. Did you know that Outlook comes with certain features that make it an even better business option? To help you get the most use out of Outlook, we’re sharing a few of these features as this week’s tip.Consolidate Your Email with the Clean Up ToolBusinesses will o...
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Employee Burnout Can, and Should, Be Avoided

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Your employees are your greatest asset, which means that they need to be carefully managed and maintained, just like any of your other productivity-boosting assets. The difference is, your employees aren’t just another solution - they’re human beings, and as such, they aren’t tirelessly motivated. In fact, if your employees aren&r...
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Tip of the Week: For Maximum Productivity, Try Sprinting

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The value of productivity cannot be understated, especially in the workplace. While there are many methods people use to increase theirs, we wanted to share a specific approach with you for our tip: sprinting.Don’t worry… we don’t expect you to try and work while you’re running as fast as you can. What we mean by “spr...
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Tip of the Week: Are Workplace Wellness Programs Effective? It Depends

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Enter your text here ...Workplace wellness programs, despite being an $8 billion industry, are a bit of a quandary for employers - as the jury is still out over whether or not these kinds of programs are effective. For this week’s tip, we’ll examine if a wellness program might be a good fit for you.Study after study has been performed o...
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Three Ways to Be More Productive

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Many people can find it challenging to constantly remain productive, which is only understandable. Nobody can be firing on all cylinders all the time. However, this doesn’t mean that there aren’t ways that you can optimize your productivity. Here, we’ll review three general approaches to improve your productivity, with examples de...
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Tip of the Week: 3 Ways to Optimize Your Time

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Time always seems to escape so many of us. What should be easily accomplishable in a morning can easily stretch to the afternoon, for what seems like no reason. The hard truth is, it isn’t time’s fault… it’s our own bad practices. For today’s tip, we’re going over how you can fight these tendencies to optimize y...
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Why (and How) You Need to Maintain Your Servers

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It is impossible to understate the importance of a server to today’s businesses. We talk a big game as to how important data is, but we don’t often broach the topic of how important it is to ensure that your server is well-maintained. Below, we discuss how to determine what your servers need for optimal performance, and how you can be s...
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Tip of the Week: 5 Windows Tricks

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The Windows 10 operating system is the most common operating system for business use, which is what makes it surprising that so few know how to adjust its appearance to suit their preferences. For this week’s tip, we’ll go over a few ways to adjust what you’re seeing and/or looking at for maximum productivity.Quicker Settings Your...
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Tip of the Week: 5 Tricks to Using Windows

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There’s a lot more to the Windows operating system than first meets the eye, especially where handy shortcuts are concerned. Today, we’ll cover five of the shortcuts baked into Windows that may be beneficial to your productivity.Rename File Every so often, you will discover that the name of a document isn’t entirely accurate anymo...
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Budgeting for IT Can Benefit Your Business’ Bottom Line

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Your business depends on a budget to come out in the black at the end of the fiscal year, and the way you invest that budget will have a considerable impact. As you create this budget, your IT needs to be one of your top considerations - after all, it is what effectively powers the modern business. Here, we’ll discuss how diligently incorpora...
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Know Your Tech: A/B Testing

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A key component to effectively attracting your audience is to better understand their preferences. Even the most seemingly insignificant change, like changing the color of the buttons on your website, can have a major impact on how effective your materials are. Fortunately, through a process called A/B testing, observing the impact of these changes...
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Tip of the Week: Your Guide to Using Multiple Displays

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Depending on the task you’re trying to work on, it can sometimes seem like there just isn’t enough space on your computer monitor. One of the best solutions is to add another monitor. However, this sometimes requires more that just plugging another display into your system. For this week’s tip, we’ll review the steps to conn...
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4 Reasons Why You Should Quit Stressing Out About Stress

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Stress is a natural part of the workplace. It’s almost impossible to make it through the workday without getting stressed out about at least one thing or another, especially when you’re a business owner. In these stress-filled circumstances, it’s important to remember that stress isn’t always a bad thing; it has some redeemi...
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Tip of the Week: 4 Ways to Make Sure Workplace Instant Messaging Enhances Productivity

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Instant messaging has changed the way that individuals communicate with one another, both in their personal lives and in the workplace. Just as email threw a wrench in traditional mail's plans, instant messaging threatens to jump start a new method of instantaneous communication, one which can be seen as a great benefit, but also an immense annoyan...
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