If a company is going to stay in business, it has to change, and that can be scary. A Navy aviator once told me that many pilots have died because they stayed with their disabled aircraft too long. They preferred the familiarity of the cockpit to the unfamiliarity of the parachute, even though the cockpit had become a death trap and the parachute had become a ticket to life.
Since the launch of Apple's App Store in 2008, the number of smartphone apps has proliferated to the point where the catch phrase, “There’s an app for that” has been overheard in conversations everywhere as a joke answer to any question or problem.
Let's face it; no one likes to think about bad things happening to them, much less planning for them. But since September is National Disaster Preparedness month, we wanted to give you a quick "brush up" on some simple things you can (and should!) be doing to protect your business.
Last week Juan Carlos and I attended a National Technology-Marketing Conference in Nashville where we learned a lot about the newest technology available to small businesses to make them more productive and to lower their IT costs. We also learned about becoming a better company.
Last month Juan Carlos and I attended a National Technology-Marketing Conference in Nashville where we were reminded that performance can be impacted by how we think, and this is true whether you're in the military, you're a professional athlete or the leader of your company.
I hope you had a great 4th of July and if you were in the Midwest, you survived the heat! Oh my - it’s been hot!
We held our Executive Cloud Computing Webinar a couple weeks ago, many of you were able to attend and others have gone online to watch the webinar posted online.
Juan Carlos took this picture of Warren Buffet at a ceremony held in June at Malcolm X College for the inaugural Chicago class of the 10,000 Small Businesses initiative. They were sent off by Warren Buffett, Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Goldman Sachs CEO Lloyd Blankfein.
Back It Up!
Migrating data to any new location is a mess and anything can (and usually does) go wrong. Therefore, make sure you have good, recent backup copies of everything before you make the move.
Maintain An On-site Copy
At first, moving to the cloud can be a bit scary.
Here’s a new question that’s being discussed in the courts: Do employers have the right to ask new hires for their username and password to various social media sites? According to the state of Maryland, the answer is, “No.”
Recently the Maryland General Assembly passed legislation that prevents employers in the state from asking prospective employees for their login information for various social media sites, including Facebook and Twitter.
While the cloud may not be right for every small business, it can deliver many benefits for others. One of the benefits is the ability to access your desktop and/or applications from anywhere and any device. If you travel a lot, have remote workers or prefer to use an iPad while traveling and a laptop at your house, cloud computing will give you the ability to work from any of these devices.