Businesses grow, things break and nothing is free; that means people are going to ask for (or demand) resources and materials. For many companies that process involves an employee running something by the boss via email and then creating a purchase order.
Earlier this week the Heartbleed OpenSSL bug made the internet skip a beat. It’s big news and whether you heard about it or not, you need to know it’s out there and how you can protect yourself.
Software programs that don’t “mesh” or are uncommon to each other often have the effect of reducing staff productivity. The unfortunate result can be limited insight into your overall business operations. Entry-level accounting software often introduces you to automated processes and better business management, but it can fall short in connecting your office for increased productivity.
If the router you’re using in the office was purchased at Best Buy, the answer to the question in the title is probably ‘Yes.’ That’s because you’re using a consumer grade router, which doesn’t include the same security measures you can find in an enterprise class device. Consumer routers are great for keeping all your non-essentials connected, but your mission-critical data needs more protection.
Social media integration is the clock radio of software features – they stick it on everything, whether it needs it or not. On the other hand, there are applications that benefit from a social focus and CRM, with its emphasis on communication, collaboration and customer tracking, is at the top of that list. So, what makes a CRM ‘social’?
Report Builder is a report authoring environment for business users that prefer working in the Microsoft Office environment. Designing a report involves specifying where to get the data, which data to get and how to display that data. When you run the report, the report processor retrieves all the data you have specified and combines it with the report layout to generate the report.
Business growth + more orders = high customer demand and a likely increase in competition. If you’re feeling the strain from all the attention, then there’s no doubt your systems are feeling pinched as well. You may even be noticing changes in how productive your staff is as well. You know you need a change, but the timing never seems right.
Microsoft wrapped up Convergence, its annual Dynamics conference, just a few days ago. It’s always a big deal for those of us in the CRM world, so if you didn’t make time to live stream the keynote address, I’m going to let you know what’s coming down the pipe for CRM 2013.
Windows XP has been a workhorse since it was released in 2001 but it’s finally being put out to pasture on April 8, 2014. If that surprised you – because it’s still around or because you just realized you need to update – you’re not alone. Windows XP still powers 29.23 percent of all PC’s, which means the issues created when Microsoft stops supporting it are going to affect you whether you’re running it or not.