Go Mobile – Without Killing Your Data

What if you could tap into the top talent in your industry, no matter where in the world they are? With the power of the mobile web, your all-star team is now – literally – at your fingertips. 

Consider this: 83% of workers report that they prefer using cloud apps over those deployed on premise.

Facebook Wants to Help You Blow Up Your Business

The Facebook Ad platform can work wonders when you apply these principles: 1) Have a strategy. Don't make the mistake of diving in without knowing how the money you put in will actually pay off. 2) Remember "T-O-M": TARGET the right audience with a great OFFER wrapped in a compelling MESSAGE. 3) Write great copy.

Hootsuite, Buffer…or both?

Keeping in touch with new and current customers via social media can suck up your time. Social media apps Buffer and Hootsuite both aim to help you achieve more impact in less time. So which one is right for you? While Hootsuite offers a full-featured social media dashboard, Buffer focuses simply on prescheduling your content.

Imagine Just Taking a Pill to Acquire a Whole New Skill Set

In The Matrix, Neo opens his eyes after being programmed and tells Morpheus, "I know kung fu." According to futurist and world-renowned inventor Ray Kurzweil, conversations like that will actually take place within the next 20 years. By implanting blood-cell-sized, cloud-connected nano-robots into the brain, humans will be able to literally download any skill set or body of knowledge from the cloud.

Separating Yourself From The Start-up Pack

Many of America's favorite companies began as a small start-up.

Ben & Jerry's sold ice cream out of an old gas station when they first opened in 1979. Mark Zuckerberg created Facebook in his college dorm room. Starbucks started with just one location in Seattle, Washington.

Shadow IT: Ignore At Your Own Risk

It's one of those little secrets that nobody wants to talk about…

The term "Shadow IT" refers to apps and devices used at work that operate outside your company's sanctioned policies and protocols.

Shadow IT takes many forms, like conversations on Facebook Messenger, Google Hangouts, Gmail or Skype.

Laptop, Tablet… Or 2-in-1?

Are you toting around two devices – a laptop to get serious work done and a tablet for a little Baldur's Gate or Facebook action? If you're in the market for a new laptop or tablet, it's time to consider getting a 2-in-1. Like an SUV or Swiss Army knife, 2-in-1's offer supreme versatility.

Virtual Reality – Useless gimmick, or valuable marketing tool for your business?

According to investment firm Piper Jaffray, there will be $5.4 billion worth of virtual reality devices on the market by 2025. The uses for small business are limited only by imagination. A roofing company, for instance, could, with this technology, give their prospective customers a live virtual tour of their roof, demonstrating its condition and places where they need to replace shingles – without having to climb up on it.

Conquering Connecting

"Everyone looks so much better when they smile."
– Jimmy Fallon, host of the legendary The Tonight Show

What a meteoric ride Jimmy Fallon has had to the top!

How did this son of an IBM machine repairman get to the chair once occupied by maybe the most legendary figure in comedy TV for 30 years straight, Johnny Carson?

He did it through exceptional networking.