Want to recruit and retain better employees? Invest in better technology

On the heels of the Great Resignation, which saw a record 47.4 million workers voluntarily quit their jobs in 2021, organizations small and large have been refining and redefining their employment experience to better retain and recruit quality people.

Cybersecurity is just as important as a strong network connection

A common mistake small business owners make is assuming their business is too small to be targeted for a cybersecurity attack. But for cybersecurity attackers, it is much more efficient (and profitable) to breach 50 small, unprotected businesses than one large business with a cybersecurity program in place.

Managing cybersecurity solutions and risks with MSPs

Most businesses know their people are their biggest assets, but in today’s tech-crazed world, people also can be businesses’ weakest links when it comes to IT and cybersecurity concerns.

Protecting against cybersecurity threats in the age of remote work

Nearly half of Americans (45%) said Wi-Fi is more important to their daily lives than transportation. As businesses continue to shore up remote and hybrid workspaces, cybersecurity practices are more vital than ever.

Using technology to save time and improve your business

Small business owners have had to make some significant decisions and changes in the past two years — among the most common: increasing remote work capabilities — yet many still are reluctant to upgrade their technology.

Michigan Soft Drink Association: Recycle bottles with the cap on

As you open your favorite beverage on Earth Day, take a moment to look at the cap. Maybe you’ll see a new message to remind you to recycle that bottle with the cap on. If not, you soon will.  

Growing a business in the age of COVID and the Great Resignation

While the past two years brought an unprecedented array of challenges, a local technology business has found an edge (and a key to growth) through a non-technology solution–focused approach on people and relationships. 

Connectivity trends that will reshape the digital landscape in 2022

In the past decade, technology has changed to benefit its users and make the world more fast-paced than ever.

The importance of risk assessment in manufacturing

No one can predict the future, but if we could, it would make certain risks we take in our lives, such as running a business, much less nerve racking.

Four technology considerations for the next generation of multifamily development

With younger generations delaying homeownership, real estate developers and lenders are increasingly investing in multifamily residential developments to accommodate the trend.

Three trends to watch for successful digital transformation

The global pandemic prompted entire industries to rethink their strategies and implement digital innovations to stay connected with customers, employees and facilities.

Four industries forever transformed by the pandemic

What do supermarkets, doctor visits, Disney movies and nightlife have in common? Their business models have been forever changed by the pandemic.

4 tech tips for West Michigan businesses planning a remote-work future

Recent research presents a convincing case for businesses to support some level of location flexibility for their employees.

Your home technology also needs a good spring cleaning

This also is a good time of year to take inventory of the connected devices in your home. 

Deals and steals: preventing hackers this holiday season

As online spending and sales begin to pop up across the country this holiday season, so too will cybersecurity threats.

Three key post-COVID-19 trends in small business office technology

Three trends related to the rise in remote work could impact a small business’s technology environment in a post-COVID-19 world.

Three tips for optimizing your home office and virtual classroom internet performance

Regardless of your internet service provider, there are three easy ways to ensure your home-office and home-school network is running at full performance.

Protect your business from COVID-19 hackers

Now more than ever, protecting employees’ data and information is vital to business structures, overall bottom lines and the safety of valuable data and information.

Three health care industry trends driving the need for better network connectivity

As with every other business these days, reliable connectivity is a critical part of modern medical facilities. If a network fails, operations at an...

Cybersecurity for small business

Cybersecurity attacks have become a destructive and all-too-common occurrence. And the harsh reality is that no organization is too large — or too small...

Tech essentials to help your business grow

For any business, embracing innovation and adopting new technology can make the difference between thriving and barely surviving. Yet, it can be challenging for...

Own your local search presence

There are nearly 2 trillion searches being performed on Google every year. That’s approximately 5.5 billion searches that take place every single day.Given the...

Working from home is not the same as remote working

It’s quite common to hear about remote working and “working from home” in today’s workforce. There are benefits to both. But it’s important for companies...

Tips to protect yourself from robocalls

Robocalls are becoming more prevalent. In some cases, it’s difficult to tell if the caller is a person or a robot. Between January and...

How much do they listen to and what to do about it?

It’s come to light that companies who supply our everyday tech pieces (i.e., cell phones, computers and smart speakers) are actually listening in, taking...