It’s National Clean Up Your Computer Month

I didn’t believe it either, but after some research it’s official…an authority no less reputable than “The Vinegar Institute” declared January as a national holiday to clean up your computer.

In light of this holiday, I thought I’d take the time to answer a small but nagging question, “How do I get those smudges, dust, and fingerprints safely off of my flat screen monitor?”

Although each monitor manufacturer has its own special instructions for cleaning, there are some common guidelines you can use to get your screen looking like new in no time.

Where Will You Be In 2014?

Happy New Year! It wouldn’t be January without New Year’s Resolutions and Goal Setting.

Goal setting is a powerful process – one that turns vision into achievable, actionable things. The numerous benefits of Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Results oriented, Time-framed goals (S.M.A.R.T goals) have been written about for years.

Would You Like a Free Honey Baked Ham For Your Next Holiday Feast?

To celebrate your next Holiday, I’ve decided to give away a FREE Holiday Ham or Turkey (from the Honey Baked Ham Store—$50 Value) to any client who refers us to a person that agrees to an appointment with during the month of December…and the appointment does not even have be scheduled before the end of the year!

Maybe you know a Business Owner or Operations Manager who is struggling with their company’s network or is frustrated by nagging IT problems.

Is Your Current Phone System Eating Up Your Profits And Causing You More Problems Than It’s Worth?

Do you cringe at the $200+ service call fees every time you change some small thing on your phone system? Tired of being locked into using your current phone system’s overpriced equipment? Do you want a more reliable phone system that you can easily manage in-house to avoid expensive, inconvenient service calls? If so, we can help.

Free Business Advisory Guide: 12 Little-Known Facts Every Business Owner Must Know About Data Backup, Security And Disaster Recovery.

If you are a business owner relying on tape drives, external hard drives or USB devices to back up your data, then it’s critical for you to get and read this informative white paper. You’ll learn what most IT consultants don’t know or won’t tell you about making sure your company’s critical data is safe from loss, corruption, cyber criminals, natural disasters and employee sabotage, in addition to:

The only way to know for SURE your data can be recovered if lost, corrupted or deleted – yet fewer than 10% of businesses have this in place.

3 Simple Tricks To Get More Done Every Day

In today’s crazy-busy world, who doesn't want to cram more “done” into your day? We’ve got 3 really simple things you can do to get more work done for the hours you’re putting in.

Use dual monitors. According to a University of Utah study, you can increase your efficiency by 25% just by adding a second monitor.

Cloud Article from the WSJ

There is a great article in the WSJ this week by Joe Mullich called "Disaster, Data Loss and the Cloud" that I recommend you read. The article claims that many companies consider their data to be their most valuable asset , but how it is increasingly difficult to keep their 'crown jewels' safe, especially from the increasing number of natural disasters around the world - not to mention human error.

Attention All Businesses Processing, Storing Or Handling Credit Cards: What You Need To Know About PCI Compliance

PCI Compliance is shorthand for Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS), and it is a set of legal requirements for any business that processes, stores or accepts credit card payments, even if they use a third-party processor. PCI was designed with one goal in mind: to prevent credit card fraud and identity theft.

Change Is Inevitable

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.