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Category: Small Business

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Good computer support should be at the heart of every small business

Establishing and operating a small business is never easy. It is also costly and involves making lots of challenging budgetary decisions. One of the most vital parts of the small business budget however, is the computer support allocation. Revenue spent on computer support assures the smooth running of day-to-day business. Quality Hardware Support Most small…
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Technology Every Salesperson Needs in Their Arsenal

Modern technology has made it much easier for the on the road salesperson to stay connected with their home office.  It ensures that your virtual office has the same kind of access that your main office does.   Soft Phones softphones are the new office phone.  when you hit the road selling, it pays to…
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Amazing Free Software for Small Businesses in Lancaster Pa

Lancaster County is covered with small businesses. From farm stands in the countryside to painters and sculptors in Lancaster City, from family farms to high tech and software companies; we have it all.  The one thing all these small businesses have in common is the need to get things done. Quickly, efficiently and without a huge investment in technology before you even get started. There are hundreds of free software applications out there to help you out.

Small Business Technology Trends for the Next 12 Months

If you run a small business, now is the right time to assess your technology needs. Forward-thinking small business owners know they need to stay on top of new technologies to stay competitive. We will look at 3 technologies that are making there way into the small bussness – employee-owned mobile devices, cloud storage and big data marketing – and explore how they can have an impact on your business in over the next year.

Instead of conceptualizing IT as an independent business necessity, more executives will begin to see the value of using IT as an integrated, strategic business driver. Leadership will ask more thoughtful questions about their IT function: What are we doing? Why are we doing it? What is working? Why? What is not? Why? As the IT industry continues to mature and evolve, this business segment will join operations, human resources, sales, marketing, finance and administration as a core business function.

Secure Email, The Who and The What

Secure e-mail, encrypted so no one out side the intended recipient can read it, has been strictly the stuff of big companies for many years. But just like everything else these days, e-mail security has become simpler, more Web-based. Dozens of firms are offering options for sending and receiving secure messages.

Encrypted e-mail will almost certainly never replace open e-mail, it is too cumbersome and expensive. But even tiny companies need to protect critical info like tax returns, independent contractor IRS 1099-Misc forms, and human resources data, and personal health information. This security burden will only grow. Not only are federal security officials requiring stringent new rules for sending and receiving employee information, but Hipaa also requires healthcare providers to secure all personal health information.

Click the link to see a list of some of the secure email providers.

Remote desktop is, by default, not HIPAA compliant

With today’s workload, long hours, and pressure to get more done in less time, remote access to your work computer can be a life saver. The remote access we will be discussing in this article is accessing your work desktop, files, printers, and applications. There are a number of options, some are better than others.…
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