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IDG Contributor Network: Why your small business needs a mobile app

Are you app-solutely missing the boat?These days, we carry our smartphones everywhere. People are using them to play, order food, make purchases, do research, communicate, check reviews, read books, find love and generally get by day to day. Some people are even running their business from their phone! In fact, many of you probably prefer using apps over your desktop when it comes to things like checking emails, updating your social media accounts or checking your online banking.Smartphones have already revolutionized the way brands can market to consumers through branded apps that connect businesses to their customers 24/7. Brands are already using apps successfully to connect with their customers, think of Dominoes and Starbucks, Ebay and Amazon they are using apps really successfully. Apps offer a far more direct marketing channel now than ever in the past, from an push notification that offers you a personalized offer  when smart geolocation technology detects a customer is near
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Cisco InnovatorsTV: Improving Your Bottom Line

Welcome to InnovatorsTV. In the inaugural episode, “Improving Your Bottom Line,” we’ll show you how four businesses use technology to raise productivity and lower costs. Learn more at www.cisco.com/smallbusiness

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Cisco Small Business Network Keeps Magic Johnson Connected

Using the conferencing features of his Cisco Communications Network keeps Magic Johnson Connected to his staff and customers without always having to travel. To learn more visit http://www.cisco.com/smallbusiness

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SMa sets up new committee to assist SMEs in boosting productivity

Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) will get more help to boost their productivity. The Singapore Manufacturers’ Federation (SMa) has set up a committee to help companies identify inefficiencies and tap incentives offered by the government. First published June 21 2010. Copyright © 2010 MediaCorp Pte Ltd. All Rights Reserved.

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AT&T All for Less for Small Businesses

All for Less — your services, your way. Whether you need communications basics or you’re interested in expanding your opportunities with additional services, simply select a combination that’s right for your business.

For more information on AT&T’s All for Less bundles for small business customers, please visit: http://go-att.us/allforless

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AirHogs – Improve Productivity with UC

Unified Communications and custom applications on Cisco IP Phones help this small minor league baseball team improve productivity by helping manage time and attendance, reminding staff of core tasks and helping them stay in touch.

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How to set up a Network Printer on XP

Print wirelessly without having buying a wireless printer
In Vista:
First you have to configure a computer which has printer installed on it.
To do that:
1. Right click on “My Computer” and select “Properties”
2. Look for your “computer name”, and be sure to write down the computer if its not something easy to remember.
3. Click start—Control Panel—Printer
4. “Right Click” on the printer that you want to share and Click on “Sharing”
5. Create a name for printer or you can leave the default name. Make sure you remember the name of the printer.
6. If there is a option that says “Share this printer to network” make sure check that.

Make sure your guest computer is connect to same network as the home computer which has printer installed on it.
1. login into guest computer (laptop, desktop)
2. Click on start—Control Panel—printer
3. Click on add printer
4. Select “Add a network, wireless or bluetooth printer”
5. If you don’t see the printer that you shared then click on ” The printer that i want isn’t listed”
6. Click on ” Select a shared printer by name”
7. Make sure type in two backward slash then type in the computer name that you wrote from host computer follow by one backward slash and the printer name of the host computer.
For example: \\computername\printername
\\computername: is the host computer name
\printername: is the printer which is share by host computer
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Task Guru – Productivity for Small Businesses

Task Guru is a revolutionary new tool to help small business owners more effectively manage their business and become more profitable. As a small business owner, worries like how to better manage employees and making a profit can keep you up worrying at night. Task Guru is a reminder system that, teamed with your knowledge of how to run your business, will make a real difference in your life and in the success of your small business.

Task Guru is especially effective in a restaurant scenario. Things can become pretty hectic in this environment, and you’re often working with staff that could use more training to understand the business as well as you do yourself. Task Guru will help you translate your knowledge of what needs to get done and when directly to your employees. No more will communication of important tasks slip, and your employees will know what to do and when as long as you are utilizing Task Guru.

As you use Task Guru, you’ll undoubtedly discover better and more efficient ways to tweak your schedule. You may be at home, or at the beach, and an idea dawns on you. Task Guru makes it easy to edit your schedule of reminders at any time, as long as you have access to the internet.

If you have more than one location, Task Guru can handle it! Your tasks can be copied from one location to another, and then adjusted independently as needed. Your store managers can adjust their schedules if you grant them that authority.

The bottom line is less worries, consistent communication of tasks and priorities, and more efficiently run business that is naturally more profitable than before. Task Guru is your Auto-Pilot Efficiency expert working for you 24/7 to help improve productivity and efficiency.

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Meeting the Small Business Technology Challenge – Marketing Visionary, Author & Speaker Jack Shaw


The National Small Business Association’s recent Small Business Technology Survey found that 98 percent of small business owners agree that it’s important to keep up with new technology — but this can be difficult, and expensive, if you don’t do it right.

The same survey found that small businesses face many concerns when it comes to their technology. Approximately half of all small business owners consider security issues, upgrade costs, and maintenance as top technology challenges.

The aftermath of failure to properly maintain, upgrade, secure, and back up your IT infrastructure can be grim indeed.

• When your systems are down, you can’t communicate effectively with customers, suppliers, or other employees,
• This can make it difficult, if not impossible, to enter sales orders.
• It can dramatically reduce the productivity of your people, and
• Interfere with the smooth functioning of your business processes.
• These problems, in turn, can affect your reputation in the market,
• Cut into your profits and, ultimately,
• Cause your business to fail.

And yet, about one-quarter of small-business owners handle tech support for the entire company themselves. And 43 percent spend more than two hours a week just on technology problems.

The market for telecommuting and mobile computing is also exploding. Forrester Research projects that, by 2015, over 85% of the workforce will be mobile. And International Data Corporation forecasts that the U.S. alone will add more than 3 million corporate home office households between 2011 and 2015. Thus, small businesses are recognizing the need to provide comprehensive, well-managed support for telecommuters and mobile workers.

There are also direct threats to small businesses’ IT infrastructures. For example, there are the security threats posed by hackers who realize that small businesses typically lack the technical expertise to properly set up robust security and so look at small businesses as easy targets.

Industry experts have found that 80 percent of small businesses that experience a security breach go bankrupt or suffer severe financial losses within two years of being violated. If you don’t think you have the time and expertise to monitor these threats, you need to depend on a trusted technology partner who does.

For most small businesses, email consumes a very substantial part of your telecommunications bandwidth. But, it’s currently estimated that over 90% of all email is spam. When you have to download all your inbound email to in-house email servers, you’re wasting the bandwidth used by that 90%. So many businesses are moving to secure, hosted email services. By having your email service hosted, you download only the 10% or less of incoming emails which are legitimate communications.

It’s also critical that small businesses have a current copy of their data stored somewhere safe and accessible. With a purely on premises infrastructure, data is still backed up onsite where it’s subject to loss in the event of fire or natural disasters. Automatically storing archived data off-site in a secure private cloud keeps data safe but rapidly and easily accessible in the event of disaster. An outside IT provider can be a tremendous asset — freeing you up to give your full attention to your business.

These days, you need an IT service provider who can offer you a broad portfolio of capabilities. It can start with managing, maintaining, and upgrading your internal IT infrastructure. But it should also include offering hosted email and web services as well as Cloud-based backup and disaster recovery.
For those companies that are ready, moving your data and systems entirely to the Cloud can help to reduce costs. It’s highly scalable, universally accessible, and provides for automated backups and upgrades.

These are just some of the reasons I’m so impressed by DynaSis and the range of services it offers to help businesses more profitably manage their IT infrastructures. DynaSis can help you by:

• Managing on-site systems,
• Hosting email and websites,
• Providing online backup and disaster recovery, and even
• Offering full-blown Cloud Computing capabilities
based on your needs — for today and tomorrow.

If you’re not already familiar with hosted services and Cloud Computing, you may want to watch some or all of the other videos in this series. These explain what these services are and how they work, discuss their benefits, and address concerns you may have.

If you’d like more help understanding these new technologies, give the people at DynaSis a call. They’ll be glad to show you various ways to meet your technology needs.

If you need to cut costs while enhancing quality, increase productivity while responding quickly to the needs of your market, all the while ensuring that your systems and data are secure and confidential, DynaSis may have just the right solution for you. Call them today to find out.

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