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Wednesday, October 22, 2014

The Best Business Cloud Service: Google Apps vs. Microsoft Office 365

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As businesses are looking for ways to utilize technology to become more efficient,
 one of the more popular areas they are considering is cloud services. While there are many different terminologies and definitions surrounding what encompasses “the cloud,” basically what it boils down to is this, according to the National Institute of Standards and Technology: “Cloud computing is internet-based computing in which large groups of remote servers are networked to allow sharing of data-processing tasks, centralized data storage, and online access to computer services or resources.”

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Lables: Information Technology

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Don't Get Hit By CryptoWall 2.0

Computer-Virus-2Beginning in 2013, CryptoLocker, a new variety of malicious software known as ‘ransomware’ began making headlines. This software, which is typically installed unintentionally by a user, begins to automatically encrypt files on a user’s computer and shared network drives rendering it inaccessible. After encrypting as much critical data as possible, the software then demands payment in exchange for a private key that will decrypt the files making it usable again.

 

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Lables: Information Technology

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Software Engineering Done Right for your Business

Software EngineeringWhen developing software solutions for businesses, it is important that all team members—from project managers, to engineers and developers—gain an understanding of the business’s process in order to help determine the best software system for the business. Software Engineers aren’t expected to become business experts overnight, but having at least some elementary knowledge of a business can go a long way towards developing the right solution.

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Lables: Custom Software

Monday, October 20, 2014

Windows 10 Will Be Better Built for your Business

Windows 10

After alienating some users with the less than favorable Windows 8 operating system, Microsoft will look to get back into the good graces of consumers with the impending release of Windows 10. This new operating system promises to incorporate some of the key features from previous versions of Windows, taking a “back to the basics” approach that will also keep certain aspects of Windows 8. And yes, the Start menu is back!

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Lables: Information Technology

Friday, October 17, 2014

Content RoundUp: QuickBooks Project Champions, Social Media Strategies & 10 Twitter Accounts Proving Twitter Changed The World

red-pin-300x298Sharing content is a driving force in staying market sharp and trend aware! Miles Technologies actively shares expertise, observations and best practices with a variety of leading journalistic and market savvy platforms! Here’s a few of our recent shares, including articles that react to current events. Timely social media sharing is always a content bonus!

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Lables: Press

Thursday, October 16, 2014

What Is Inbound Marketing?

What-is-inbound-marketingYou’ve no doubt heard the term Inbound Marketing, but do you know what it means – really?

Is it blog marketing? Content marketing? Is it all about new marketing ideas and a fresh approach to marketing communications? Does inbound marketing focus on generating positive ROI as it amplifies organic search performance – or is it a term used to define the strong alignment that exists between marketers and targeted audiences? The answer: YES!

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Lables: Marketing

Monday, October 13, 2014

The Hybrid Approach to Agile Development

Agile Development

Many individuals in the information technology industry are familiar with the software development methodology known as agile development. While not a completely new technique, this method of development has gained popularity within the past ten years as customers and end users look for faster turnaround times in software projects. While there certainly are advantages that this type of development has over the more traditional—or “waterfall”—software development methodology, it does not necessarily mean agile development is the ideal methodology in all cases.

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Lables: Custom Software

Friday, October 10, 2014

8 Places for Web Design Inspiration 2015

web_design_imageWeb design inspiration can come from anywhere. Quickly browsing cool website designs and the latest web design trends can take mere minutes, leaving one signigicantly inspired - and overwhelmed. While a web designer can direct you to extensive creations in a web design portfolio, the real inspiration often comes from what is within the heart and soul of a website's creator. That's where you, your marketing team and the very core of your company's mission in - the most important components to any web design.

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Lables: Web Design

Wednesday, October 08, 2014

Investing in your Information Technology

As the calendar turns to the fourth quarter, many businesses are taking the opportunity to evaluate the remainder of their annual budgets, deciding whether it is time to spend more or less or keep things right on target. Whichever way your company is leaning, now is a great time to evaluate your business’ information technology needs in the context of spending or saving for the rest of 2014 or setting your new budget for 2015.

If your business has more of its budget left over than planned, and you’re willing to spend, now is the ideal time to perform an overall evaluation of your company’s information technology structure. In the ever-changing field of information technology, there are always opportunities to improve your core business processes through the help of information technology.

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Lables: Information Technology

Friday, October 03, 2014

Three Signs Why it May Be Time to Change Your IT MSP

Businesses that utilize Managed Services Providers (MSPs) to fill their IT needs do so with the hope that their provider is an expert in the information technology field. After all, the core focus of the IT MSP is computer technology, and whatever company is hiring them—presumably—is doing so in order to focus on their core business.

An excellent MSP will function as the backbone of a business, enabling the company to accomplish its goals efficiently and complete its day-to-day tasks without any interruptions. If your business is utilizing an IT MSP, and you have some concerns about the value they’re adding to your company, take a look at these four signs it may be time for a changing of the guard:

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Lables: Information Technology

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