Author: Sam Peters

4 Things Every Business Needs to Succeed

Several different factors determine whether your business can be successful. Business owners need to focus on product development, marketing, accounting, and every other aspect of the business to build a stable foundation that sets the business up for success. While the tools of the trade vary depending on the type of business, there are a few things that every business needs to remain relevant and competitive. Here are the 4 things every business needs to succeed. Reliable Internet Service  Without a reliable internet service, it would take you a really long time to get anything done. People are connected constantly, so you need internet service to do everything from communicating with your customers to make collaboration across projects simple. Companies, such as i3Broadband offer internet packages that save business owners monthly by combining bundling the internet service and phone service together. If everyone in your company is constantly connected, you run your business using a SaaS program, or you collaborate using a cloud-based application, you should consider purchasing internet service at fiber optic speeds to ensure everyone in your company can work at the fastest speed possible. Website That’s Search Engine Optimized  Even if your business doesn’t offer online services or allow customers to buy products online, you need a business website. When people are looking for specific products or services, they typically perform an internet search and choose...

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Everything You Need to Know About Online Storage

If you have a computer, you have important stuff on your computer. You may not think so at first. But with some reflection, you will realize that you have a few things you don’t want to lose. This is why ransomware attacks are so successful. People often don’t realize how important their data is to them until they are locked out of it. The defeater to ransomware is a good backup. It is surprising how many people don’t have one. Ransomware attacks are not the only things that can wipe out your data. A corrupted hard drive can also cause you to declare data bankruptcy. A spilled glass of water on your laptop could also do the trick. Much data has been lost to fires, floods, and all manner of disasters both natural and otherwise. So the first thing you need to know about online storage is that it is one of the best and surest ways to prevent data loss. There are a few things you should know about choosing a backup service. But even if you don’t take the time to do the research, you should know that a bad online backup service is many times better than no backup at all. Here are a few other things about online storage you might find useful: It Requires a High-speed Connection Online storage is one of the best...

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Data Protection – Protecting Yourself Beyond the Computer Screen

The internet provides us with an unprecedented level of convenience. From the tasks like checking emails and chatting on social media to shopping and even running a business, internet users can complete a plethora of actions from virtually anywhere. This convenience has been heightened by the invention of smartphones and mobile devices, whereby users can now complete things no matter where they are – as long as there’s an internet connection. Although they are great modern conveniences that won’t be going away anytime soon, online devices do make users very vulnerable. An unimaginable amount of our personal data is being dumped into cyberspace with the potential of being stolen if it is not properly protected. Implementing protections such as those described below can help to ensure that your data stays safe. The Basics Protecting your mobile data is very similar to protecting your computer data. You’ll need to take basic precautions, such as installing an anti-virus protection software to detect vicious attacks on your phone. Other solutions include things like creating unique passwords and changing them frequently to prevent others from figuring them out. Protect Your Phone Your mobile phone is a mini computer filled with your personal and/or professional information. Much like a damaged computer, a phone that is not properly protected could end up causing you frustration. Not only are smartphones expensive to replace, but something like...

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Thinking About Future Smartphones Based on Today’s Technology

It is always possible that we will discover a large, untapped cache of unobtainium. That material will become the basis of everything from smartphones to flying cars. Then the credits will roll on our very bad movie. In real life, technological advances seldom happen that way. It is not a revolutionary leap into space, but a long slog through the muck over evolutionary time. So if we want to know something about the smartphones of tomorrow, we have to look at the technology we can access today. Right now, smartphones are pretty well defined. They have solved engineering problems. Small companies can produce inexpensive versions of them with off-the-shelf parts. The have capacitive touchscreen, cameras, digital voice assistants, and biometric access. They are made from glass, plastic, and metal, with silicon internals and a large rechargeable battery. So what happens if we stop calling these smartphones, and just call them phones? If the iPhone 7 and Galaxy S8 are just phones, what will define smartphones in the near future? Here are a few possibilities: More Exotic Materials Anyone interested in cornering the market on future smartphones should be looking into graphene sheets for sale. It is not because of what it can do for the outside of the phone, but the inside. Graphene stands to be the next silicon. Moore’s Law is coming to an end for silicon. But...

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How to Protect Your Data

How to Protect Your Data – Whether you use your data for business or for pleasure, you need to protect it. That data may be embarrassing photos of your children for their future wedding day slideshow; a small database of customer information; or even, the next great mystery novel. Basically, the point is, if it is important that only you have access to your data, it needs protection. Use Paper Storage The only foolproof way to keep your data protected from online data thieves is to keep your data offline, on paper, and locked away in a filing cabinet. Obviously, this is inconvenient if you need to access your data remotely; need to have it with you, or the location of your filing cabinet experiences a disaster of some kind. This is a viable option for some, but for most, it is a deal-breaker. Create Backups with External Hard Drives External hard drives and/or USB flash drives offer an excellent way to keep your data safe and accessible. It is much easier to connect a flash drive to another computer than to lug your computer around. External hard drives and flash drives still have a remote chance of failure though so you need to ensure that you have designed redundancy in your backup system and ensure you have multiple copies of your drives. If one the of the drives...

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