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Writing Blog Articles to Grow Business

Writing helpful blog articles for your present and future customers is one of the most effective ways your small to medium sized business can connect with people on a personal level and gain new customers over the Internet. Perhaps equally as important, blog articles contain content that search engines can actively find, log, and rank, bringing your site more traffic on a regular basis.

Windows 10 – Best Windows Ever?

Windows 10 – Best Windows Ever?

The new Windows 10 operating system is purported to be the best Windows ever. The combination of ease of use for new users, automatic updates, and built in security features is causing small to medium sized businesses to breathe a sigh of relief as business owners dream about spending less time and money on training and more energy on making money – finally.

The Most Recent Data Breaches and Their Consequences

The Most Recent Data Breaches and Their Consequences

Big data breaches have been making headlines more and more frequently. It was announced last week that the computer systems at the U.S. Office of Personnel Management had been breached. This is the second computer break-in in the past year for the agency. An estimated four million current and former federal employee records may have been compromised.

A Practical Guide to Social Media

A Practical Guide to Social Media

We now live in a social media world. According to a CompTIA report, there are over 100 million people with LinkedIn accounts, over 100 million active users on Twitter, and over 800 million users on Facebook. With the right management, social media sites can be tremendous tools for growth for your organization.

Moving to the Cloud: The Advantages

Moving to the Cloud: The Advantages

According to the International Data Corporation (IDC), total public IT Cloud services (SaaS, PaaS, and IaaS) spending will reach $127 billion in 2018. Compared to the 4.1% compound annual growth rate the IT market will experience from 2013-2018, the public Cloud will grow at a 22.8% compound annual growth rate. That’s five and a half times more than the total IT market spending!

Protect Your Organization from Ransomware

Protect Your Organization from Ransomware

It’s a moment every business owner dreads. A message appears on your organization’s computer screen alerting you that your files have been encrypted and the only way to access them is by paying a ransom. Security threats to computers and mobile phones have grown more sophisticated around the globe in the past few years.

The Cloud: The 3rd Platform of Computing

The Cloud: The 3rd Platform of Computing

Around 2008, the IT industry started to experience a massive shift in traditional computing. The International Data Corporation (IDC) began referring to this change as the “3rd platform.” The 3rd platform is built on the four technology pillars for innovation and growth: Cloud, mobile, big data, and social technologies.

Beware of Cryptolocker

Beware of Cryptolocker

Imagine you are on your personal or work computer, and you receive a seemingly innocuous email from a trusted source, such as your bank, your tax office, or even a friend. The source asks you to download a file to update important account information. But, when you click on it, your most important files become encrypted and you are threatened you will lose them unless you pay a sizable sum to get them back!

Watch Your Email List Grow Before Your Eyes

Watch Your Email List Grow Before Your Eyes

One of the most fundamental ways to reach new customers is to regularly work on growing your company’s email list. It’s not enough to gain a sizable list and then never revisit it. Your contacts’ email addresses are in constant flux as individuals move companies and email addresses, opt out of email communication, or simply stop checking certain addresses they provided at an earlier date.

FCC Approves Net Neutrality Rules

FCC Approves Net Neutrality Rules

After a landmark vote on February 26, The Federal Communications Commission officially classified Internet providers as public utilities. The new net neutrality rules were approved 3 to 2 among party lines. The rules ban high-speed Internet providers, such as Verizon, AT&T, and Time Warner Cable, from blocking websites, slowing down content from particular sites, or selling-off faster traffic speeds to the highest bidders.

Ingram Micro Cloud Elevate

Last week ClikCloud traveled to Phoenix, Arizona for the 2015 Cloud Summit conference. Cloud Summit is the channel’s largest Cloud computing event where motivated Cloud providers gather to learn the newest information about the Cloud and receive access to unmatched Cloud resources.