Six Gmail tips you should start using

Six Gmail tips you should start using

24 hours seem to pass by in the blink of an eye, especially if you’re a small-business owner. In order to stand a chance against your competition, the last thing you should do is bury yourself in a mound of endless emails. With the following Gmail tips and tricks, you’ll be able to spend less time with your inbox and more time driving business growth.

5 ways to protect your IoT devices

5 ways to protect your IoT devices

Just a few years ago, smart appliances seemed like novelty products for rich business owners. Now, the Internet of Things (IoT) has become a viable solution for putting your business ahead of the curve. But whether it’s a smart fridge or a surveillance camera that connects to your phone, IoT devices should be treated and secured just like any computer in a network.

Microsoft enhances Workplace Analytics

Microsoft enhances Workplace Analytics

Microsoft’s Workplace Analytics is a handy tool for managers who would like to assess their employees’ performance using data from Office 365 programs. Whereas MyAnalytics provides employees with an overview of their own productivity data, Workplace Analytics allows both employees and managers to view performance rates to evaluate individual productivity.

Beware: Nyetya is worse than WannaCry

Beware: Nyetya is worse than WannaCry

The cyber community hasn’t fully recovered from the WannaCry ransomware attacks, which struck businesses and organizations in May. Now, a Petya ransomware variant named Nyetya is poised to join its ranks as one of the worst cyber attacks in history.

Productivity tip: email automation

Productivity tip: email automation

If you have ever received what looked like a personalized email from a huge corporation, there’s a good chance it was actually written with the help of an email automation platform. Email automation saves time and money while strengthening customer relationships, and contrary to popular belief, it is well within most SMB budgets.

Your SMB needs these Facebook tools

Your SMB needs these Facebook tools

Facebook is like a Swiss Army knife, practical and featureful. But did you know that Facebook has hundreds of built-in marketing features that 1.8 billion users worldwide are mostly oblivious to? With that in mind, here are four Facebook features you can use to boost your SMB’s social marketing efforts:

Audience Insights tool
This free tool is designed to help businesses learn more about their target audience.

Chrome ad blocker is coming

Chrome ad blocker is coming

Chrome users have something to look forward to next year: an ad blocker. While this might not sound like the most exciting release from Google, it’s definitely a pragmatic solution to online ads that turn visitors away from the web. Here’s everything we know about Google’s ad blocker so far.