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Why CRM is important to your business

October 22nd, 2018 Imagine IT business, business intelligence, contact management, sales pipeline, 2018october22_business_a, crm software, customer relationship management, customer service, marketing business, business intelligence, contact management, sales pipeline, 2018october22_business_a, crm software, customer relationship management, customer service, marketing

Investing in customer relationship management (CRM) software is absolutely essential for small- and medium-sized businesses that want to up their sales performance. It helps sales departments understand their clients, tailor their marketing efforts, and more. If your business isn’t using CRM yet, here are five reasons why you should.

Disaster recovery myths you can dismiss

October 4th, 2018 Imagine IT business, business continuity, cloud, myths, rto, 2018october4business_a, backups, disaster recovery, recovery time objective, smbs, tape backup business, business continuity, cloud, myths, rto, 2018october4business_a, backups, disaster recovery, recovery time objective, smbs, tape backup

Technology changes so rapidly. With disaster recovery (DR), we see business owners clinging to ideas that no longer apply. What kind of DR myths are still widely accepted by the masses? Here are three that need to be retired immediately. 

3 Microsoft Excel tips to master

September 12th, 2018 Imagine IT business, office, 2018september12office_a, analysis, data, digital, excel, literacy, microsoft, software, tool business, office, 2018september12office_a, analysis, data, digital, excel, literacy, microsoft, software, tool

Every computer user must be well-versed in various office programs, including Microsoft Excel. If you only know a few basic commands, you haven't fully mastered Excel. Here are a few features that can make your life easier.

5 ways to capitalize on the latest tech fads

August 31st, 2018 Imagine IT business, business value, 2008aug31_businessvalue_c, internet of things, machine learning, tech fads, tech trends business, business value, 2008aug31_businessvalue_c, internet of things, machine learning, tech fads, tech trends

More money with less investment — that’s the dream, right? Counterintuitive as it may seem, flash-in-the-pan tech fads and trends may just be the way to achieve that. With the right tools, you can associate your SMB with popular new technologies. These are our five tips on how to cash in on things as silly and childish as Pokémon GO and as...

The pitfalls of business continuity planning

August 16th, 2018 Imagine IT 2018august16business_a, business, business continuity, business it, backups, disaster recovery 2018august16business_a, business, business continuity, business it, backups, disaster recovery

Your service provider, tasked with looking after your company’s IT, has kept your business up and running for the past 10 years. Unfortunately, that kind of longevity in developing continuity plans can result in some providers overlooking or underestimating certain issues. Here are some of them.

Work productively with Chrome extensions

August 1st, 2018 Imagine IT 2018august1webandcloud_a, business, chrome, extensions, google, productivity, Web & Cloud, work 2018august1webandcloud_a, business, chrome, extensions, google, productivity, Web & Cloud, work

Well over half of all surveyed internet users utilize Google’s Chrome web browser, and it’s not difficult to see why. The ability to customize your browser via third party apps, extensions, and more makes web surfing a truly personalized experience. Keep on reading to discover the most practical extensions to enhance productivity.

Top 4 benefits of web monitoring

July 31st, 2018 Imagine IT business, 2018july31business_a, bandwidth, filtering, internet, malware, productivity, web monitoring business, 2018july31business_a, bandwidth, filtering, internet, malware, productivity, web monitoring

Although the occasional three-minute YouTube video never hurts anyone, wasting hours of your working day on these websites reduces productivity. When it comes to increasing employee productivity, keeping a close eye on their internet behavior reaps various benefits.

Improve the value of your business data

July 17th, 2018 Imagine IT 2018july17business_a, business, business intelligence, business value, analysis, analytics, data, google, microsoft 2018july17business_a, business, business intelligence, business value, analysis, analytics, data, google, microsoft

Are you making the most of your business’s greatest assets? The data your employees and customers generate is an unsung hero, just waiting to take your business to the next level. Obviously, enough information can help any company make better decisions, but how can a small or medium-sized organization use data analysis to increase revenue?

Office 365’s apps get a revamp

July 10th, 2018 Imagine IT 2018july10office_a, business, office, office 365, outlook, apps, efficiency, excel, microsoft, powerpoint, upgrades, word 2018july10office_a, business, office, office 365, outlook, apps, efficiency, excel, microsoft, powerpoint, upgrades, word

If you’re one of the million-plus users taking advantage of Office 365’s premium productivity apps, you’ll soon notice some changes. Last June, Microsoft revealed that Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint, and Word will be getting a design revamp in the coming months. Here’s a preview of what’s to come.

How to minimize risks after a data breach

June 28th, 2018 Imagine IT 2018june28business_a, business, business continuity, cybersecurity, data breach, data recovery, tips 2018june28business_a, business, business continuity, cybersecurity, data breach, data recovery, tips

Despite efforts to protect your data, some breaches are beyond your control. When an online company with your personal details gets hacked, you have no choice but to manage your risks on your own. These practical tips can help you reduce risks of identity theft and other threats.