Unlike a retro vehicle or fine wine, old accounting systems don’t get better with age. In fact, they can hinder growth due to factors like lack of flexibility, incompatibility with modern systems, and vulnerability to cyberattacks. If your business continues to run on outdated technologies, you can prepare to get shoved out of the competition.
Big data is a widespread term used to refer to data sets that are too large and/or too complex to be adequately processed by conventional data-processing application software. Many tech experts have touted big data to be the most important tech breakthrough in the industry, and it’s easy to see why.
Every tool has a unique purpose, and while it’s sometimes tempting to deviate from this purpose, the results aren’t likely to be very good. For example, many businesses misuse their customer relationship management platform. The CRM suite is designed for a specific set of tasks; but if you’re not using it correctly, you won’t be gaining any value out of it.
When was the last time you used Microsoft Excel? And no, hovering over the icon doesn’t count. If it’s taking you too long to remember, then it probably is. Digital literacy is an essential part of finding a job these days, in fact taking a look at it further reveals that proficiency in Excel is […]
The decision to migrate from an on-site SharePoint system to a cloud-based Office 365 solution isn’t one that most small or medium-sized businesses take lightly. In fact, though the popularity of Office 365 and other cloud-hosted platforms continues to soar, plenty of companies still have legacy SharePoint systems in place for at least part of […]
Most of us don’t normally associate Business Intelligence (BI) with small- or medium-sized businesses; the large investment that has traditionally been required to hire specialist data-delving experts makes us think it’s the preserve of larger organizations. But no longer is that the case – not only does a growing selection of self-service tools put BI […]
Employees are one of your biggest security holes. There is no foolproof prevention method for human error, and this is why employee mistakes are one of the most common causes of a security breach. So what can you do to prevent it? Well at the very least you need to include policies in your employee […]
When it comes to business intelligence, you may think there’s no easier way to simplify your data than to organize it into a graph or chart. Business owners have been using this method for decades, so what else could be better than that? Well, a new product on the market is striving to make business […]