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4 nifty new Microsoft Office 2016 features

4 nifty new Microsoft Office 2016 features

With Google Apps and Office 365 revolutionizing the way people work, you may feel that Microsoft Office is quickly becoming a dated product that will soon be packed away to the back of the closet. But with the 2016 version set to launch in autumn of this year, Microsoft is looking to change your mind.

Dashboards assist in business functions

Dashboards assist in business functions

A dashboard is a business intelligence tool used to display metrics and key performance indicators (KPI) for organizations. The tool has grown in popularity over recent years, since implementing business dashboards has become cheaper and easier than ever before.

Facebook is about to bring ads to Messenger

Facebook is about to bring ads to Messenger

Say goodbye to your advertising-free Facebook Messenger conversations – the social networking giant has announced its plans to bring promotional messages into the fold. The private messaging feature of Facebook became one of the site’s newest features when it was recently branched off of the main platform. The move is not likely to win applause from Facebook’s users, but it marks an interesting turn in the platform’s development and also presents marketing opportunities for businesses. Here’s the low-down.

Is Google’s new Chromebook worth $1,000?

Is Google’s new Chromebook worth $1,000?

If you’re a fan of Google’s Chromebook line of laptops, you may be excited about their latest addition – the Pixel. Stocked with advanced features, such as a high-resolution touchscreen and USB type C ports, you may be chomping at the bit to get your hands on this brand spanking new piece of technology.

5 ways to stay productive in a power outage

5 ways to stay productive in a power outage

Power outages can be a most unpleasant surprise, especially when you’re in the middle of an important task with your clients via Skype or using the Internet to assist in your daily business activities. With that in mind, what can you do when you’re facing a power outage for hours? You can hardly loiter around waiting for it to come back – the longer your business stays offline, the more trust you lose from your clients.

Measure your social media ROI to win business

Measure your social media ROI to win business

For many businesses, social media marketing is unchartered territory. It’s too easy to think that simply by creating a business page on Facebook or opening a Twitter account, you are giving yourself access to whole new markets. If only it was so easy! To gain business from social media, you need to know which of your marketing tactics are working for you and which aren’t. That’s why we’ve gathered some practical ideas that allow you to track your marketing progress and ROI.

Why it’s difficult to track social media ROI

The reason many business owners find it difficult to track social media ROI is because they don’t understand the purpose of the platforms from the perspective of traditional marketing.

4 essential components of a BCP

4 essential components of a BCP

Disasters can strike and ruin businesses at the most unexpected times, but observant companies will prepare for the worst – they will have a business continuity plan (BCP) at the ready. Not only can they survive a disaster, they also gain an increased competitive advantage over competitors due to quick responsiveness and recovery.

Securing your company’s data

Securing your company’s data

There have been many security breaches to big-name companies over the past few years – eBay, Adobe, Home Depot, and Sony Pictures to name a few. While large enterprises are primary targets for hackers, small and medium-sized businesses are also vulnerable, and therefore need to arm themselves against data security threats.