Chances are, you’ve upgraded or replaced your company’s computers a few times since your phone system was the newest bit of technology in your office. Now, your phone communications might be the victim of poor sound quality, long hold times, or dropped calls. And even though your system still allows you to make and receive calls, obsolescence and downtime are just right around the corner.
A business phone maintenance plan of “if it’s not broken, don’t fix it” may work in the short term, but that old phone system is hurting your business. The moment something breaks, you’ve got a whole new set of issues to address. The best time to replace your old phone system is before it breaks.
For many companies, the “nerve center” of their business is the server room. Correctly planning this essential element of infrastructure is critical. Doing it right can benefit your business expenses and the performance of your staff. Doing it wrong can mean unplanned downtime or worse.
If your non-profit’s big red donate button takes a visitor to a trustworthy and easy online payment area, they will be more likely to give and you’ll get more donations faster. Here is how to find the right online payment system for non-profits and small businesses.
End of Life is a term for the end of support for a hardware or software product and its patches, including security updates and customer service. When Windows XP reached End of Life, it was on 40% of the world’s computers. Today, Windows 7 runs on 70% of business computers. Planning ahead can save you money and headaches.
Whether it is a power outage, loss of internet or phone lines, or something more drastic, if your business shuts down unexpectedly, it is going to cost you money. The goal of DR/BC planning is to know how much it will cost to stay in business and not lose customers. Here are the resources to include when adding up your business continuity cost.
View your IT budget as a roadmap and a strategic approach to achieving your business goals. By forecasting your projected revenue and planning for costs and expenses, you will be better prepared for the inevitable ups and downs a year brings.
Spending a lot of time on your company website might seem unavoidable, particularly if you are not a web designer. Free website builders often require you to learn web design or navigate the complexities of a web server. Lieberman Technologies created the RightOnTarget website with small business owners in mind. The RightOnTarget process is designed to go from phone call to launch in just 3 weeks.
Using a free or cheap website builder can make a website that is difficult to navigate, complicated to change, and doesn’t represent your business well. For the business owner who wants to take control of their online presence, we have developed the RightOnTarget website — an easy-to-use, easy-to-launch, web design solution created specifically for the small business owner.
If you’re a small business owner, you know that marketing your business is important if you want to be profitable. Because small businesses are budget-conscious, many do their own marketing as cheap as possible. When you are making your marketing dollars work hard for your business, one area that needs attention is your small business website.
During the budgeting process, it’s not enough to focus solely on workstations, servers, infrastructure, or bandwidth. While these are important pieces of the overall puzzle, there are also other items to consider when creating your IT budget. VoIP phone systems, application delivery models such as CRMs and PSAs, and disaster recovery planning are also significant considerations.
Not only does a budget help you to look ahead to anticipated income and profit, it allows you to be intentional with your spending over the coming year.
If your organization uses technology, including IT in your budget planning will help you to control costs while keeping your tech up to date.
Don’t spend money on developing an app and then discover it isn’t what your business needs. Answering the questions above will help guide you in making a decision.
We love to make cool apps and we love to make cool websites. Each of our customers has different needs, however. While we make all of our websites responsive so that they look great on phones, some companies have extra needs that they just can’t get from a website.
Even visitors who don’t understand HTTP and HTTPS want security from your site. As HTTPS becomes more prominent, non-HTTPS sites will stand out as being insecure and shake the vistors’ trust. By having a secure HTTPS site, my website is more secure and shows my customers that I care about their security.
More often than not, website development begins with a web designer. Most people begin with a vision and some absolutes for their website. The resulting development focuses more on the look and performance of the site. Content becomes a secondary concern in many cases. However, I propose that website content is every bit as important as the visual design, and in fact, you should begin the design process there.