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Don’t virtualize without answers

For small or medium-sized business, getting a leg up on the competition can be the difference between simply surviving and thriving. One way of doing this is by embracing virtualization. Many SMBs have used virtualization techniques to great effect, but implementing a change can be difficult and time-consuming. Here are a few questions you should […]

Samsung Pay expands payment options

Mobile payment systems have been making great strides in recent years, and are quickly becoming the norm for consumers looking to quickly settle bills for small amounts. While Google Wallet and Apple Pay may be leading the movement to disrupt the payments industry and make the most of NFC technologies, Samsung’s own mobile payment solution […]

Adding value to your company’s blog

Blogging has gone from being a fun side project for aspiring creatives to an absolute necessity for businesses of all sizes. For many companies, especially small to medium-sized ones, it’s likely to be just about the only web page that is updated with any regularity on their websites. And that’s why you need to be […]

How to respond to criticism online

The majority of the population uses the Internet everyday. And when a customer feels they’ve been wronged, it is incredibly easy for him or her to go online and vent their frustrations. So when this happens, how do you handle it? Here are some tips as to how to react to negative brand criticism, so […]

What to consider before you buy a new PC

With the holidays approaching, computers are likely to be among the season’s best-selling gifts. But there are so many different types of computers out there, each with varying specifications and capabilities – how do you find the best one for your needs? Whether you’re purchasing a computer for yourself, for your loved one, or for […]

Boring brands can succeed on social media

For many business owners who have dabbled in social media, they may think their efforts have been in vain and growing a large social media presence is impossible. They may go as far to believe that social media simply doesn’t work, especially when you don’t have an exciting brand like Nike or Google. The truth […]

Should you upgrade to iOS 9? Read this first

Apple’s iOS 9 has been available for download for nearly two months now. If you have yet to upgrade, you may wonder whether or not you should. Not everyone has been happy with the new OS, and Apple is still working out the kinks. So if you’re on the fence as to whether or not […]

Office 2016 for Mac is here

For Mac users who have been waiting with great anticipation, Office 2016 for Mac is finally available. The new version is worth the wait; Microsoft has implemented exciting new upgrades to improve the user experience. Office 2016 possesses far superior functionality and user interface than its predecessor, Office 2011. We’ve highlighted some of the new […]

Communication before the storm is key

As it is only a matter of time before the first winter storms hit in many places, you might want to consider taking a look at your company’s business continuity plan. Each year heavy snowfall and other weather-related incidents interrupt services and cost businesses money. One way to prevent this from happening is by communicating […]

Giving…in purple!

How about purple social responsibility? Purple is a color that gives back! Just ask the Purple Guys, who have infused charitable giving in their workplace giving and at home. Gracie Schram, daughter of Purple Guys owners Jon and Jill Schram is giving back through music to help others. Gracie’s song writing and singing helps raise money for kids in Africa who are taking care of their younger brothers and sisters because their parents have died. Gracie records her songs onto CDs and sells them to raise money for the kids in Africa. Gracie donates 100% of the profits from her CD sales. Now that’s social responsibility…Corporate social responsibility, personal social responsibility, and PURPLE social responsibility. Giving in action! Charitable giving comes in all shapes and sizes, whether a gift to charity is $25, $25,000 or $25 million. And now charitable giving comes in a rainbow of colors that give back, thanks to creative use of the custom Giving Card. A handful of very savvy corporate giving programs are catching on to the gift of giving, a fun, rewarding, and meaningful–not to mention easy and inexpensive–way to celebrate corporate social responsibility and personal social responsibility.