6 Low-Cost Productivity Tips to Increase Competitiveness

Increasing workplace productivity can mean the difference between a business that succeeds and a great idea that fails. When a company produces more products or delivers higher-quality customer service more quickly than the competition, it gains the advantage. Use these low-cost productivity tips to even the playing field and compete more effectively. To get the most benefit out of technology, however, organizations need to match the technology solution to the business need. Start by assessing business processes to identify areas for improvement. For instance, do employees find themselves bogged down with paperwork? Or does distance hinder effective collaboration? The following…

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How to Change Microsoft Teams Background

Well into the 2020 summer of work from home (WFH), we’ve become better acquainted with one of the most popular collaboration platforms, Microsoft Teams. With an easy-to-use interface and powerful video conferencing features, Teams gets the job done. To further enhance your Teams experience, let’s learn how to change Microsoft Teams background. With the best collaboration tools on the planet, Microsoft works hard to help you appear professional. So, don’t spoil the illusion with unplanned chaos or messes you didn’t have time to clean up. Avoid unnecessary embarrassment for yourself and other household members by blocking them out. Blur or…

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Building Strong Teams in High Growth Tech Companies

Attracting talent and training effective team leaders is becoming more of a challenge for high growth tech companies. Yet, technology-oriented enterprises of all sizes must develop this capability to remain competitive. “Recruiting technicians with the right skill set and work ethic is a large spend for our company,” says Carl Mazzanti, Co-founder and Vice President of eMazzanti Technologies, a NYC area retail technology consultant and MSP. At eMazzanti, sustained double-digit revenue growth fuels the demand for more and exceptional technical support personnel and project team leaders. The company continually scouts for candidates who can maintain the company’s quick response times,…

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5 Tips to Protect Computers from Summer Heat and Storms

Ah, the dog days of summer! Sweat drips down your back as you commute to work. And afternoon storms promise both spectacular lightning and annoying power outages. That same heat that drags you down can interrupt your business if you don’t take steps to protect computers from summer heat and storms. Slower processing and unexplained crashes may signal that your systems are suffering in the heat. Power surges and outages caused by summer storms can also wreak havoc on your electronics. Fortunately, with a few simple steps you can protect vital computer systems. Location, location, location Any real estate agent…

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