Office 365: The business tools

Most are aware that you can obtain the latest Microsoft Office suite by subscribing to Office 365, but what does it do exactly? Take...

Business leaders evaluate their role in diversity efforts

I have a title with the word “chief” in it. Because of that, I feel a greater sense of responsibility to help develop and...

Your 5-point password checklist

Password management is quickly evolving into biometric and two-factor authentication. I unlock my smartphone with my (biometric) fingerprint or a personally known pattern. Certainly,...

Could cloud computing save your business?

With cloud-based applications and services becoming more prevalent, you may be asking whether it’s the right choice for your business. It may just be.Here...

How the Internet of Things is changing our work

At my company, we use many different internet-connected devices. “Things” like NEST (thermostats), Dropcams (automated cameras), Amazon Echo (voice search), etc. These devices help...

When to engage an outside design team

Design provides value to a business at any stage, but there are specific points in your company or project where engaging with a design...

What a tech firm learned from running a pop-up restaurant

We had an odd celebration recently at our technology firm.We ran a pop-up restaurant from within our headquarters in Grand Rapids on Leap Day....

AMP pages: What are they and how do you use them?

There are some really interesting changes going on in the web development world.Recently I traveled to Fort Lauderdale, Florida, to speak at the South...

Technology Notebook

February NotebookTechnology articlesHolland company sees excellent retention rates Cyber security is more about you than technologyLaw firm re-launches website year in the makingAuto supplier powers...

Cross platform trumps native apps

The other day, I turned on a financial morning news show to hear that 75 percent of consumers are now using their mobile phones...

To analog or to IP? That is the video surveillance question

The video surveillance question everyone asks: Why should I consider high-definition Internet Protocol cameras over analog closed circuit TV?Surveillance technology has come a long...

Project management’s place in SMB IT projects

Project management is often thought of as superfluous or even a burden in the world of small business technology projects.SMB technology is frequently driven...

5 things to look for when choosing your CMS

Whether you’re establishing a new business, an NPO or looking to showcase your work portfolio on the Internet, it is highly recommended to use...

Good problems: Business growth and a cloudier IT future

West Michigan’s economy is back, and Grand Rapids is now the place to be.We were most recently ranked the No. 3 city in the...

Women in technology in West Michigan

Editor's note: Kathy Labozzetta is a member of the nonprofit Michigan Council of Women in Technology.The Michigan Council of Women in Technology is making...

Protect your business from identity theft

Your small business is at risk of substantial loss due to cybercrime.Social engineering and phishing are two cybercrimes that threaten both your business’ and...

Improve people productivity first

Technology marches on and impacts personal and business productivity and efficiency. Two recent books and stories point to that impact.Can you imagine a smartphone-enabled...

SEO is the new PR

Since the advent of public relations, earning positive coverage in the news media was perhaps the most important strategy of PR professionals. The news...

Frankenstein’s monster and IT upgrades

Victor Frankenstein was not a standards guy.The mad scientist built his monster from spare parts Igor found lying around. At the end of a...

Technology marches on: Lessons from data breaches

Technology marches on to the benefit and detriment of society — and business. At the business level, we desire four things:1. Productivity: do more...

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