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On the way to Colorado . . .

Posted on: 04/27/2015 | by: Jim Carmody

The family and I spent a long Easter weekend in Colorado with my parents and sisters. Unfortunately, it was too warm to ski, but I spent a lot of time outside after being cooped up this cold, icy winter. As I was waiting to board my flight, I noticed everyone from 2 to 92 was […]

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Up in the Air about Business Travel?

Posted on: 04/18/2015 | by: Jim Carmody

In the popular 2008 film “Up in the Air,” George Clooney portrays a corporate downsizing expert who spends nearly all of his time flying around the country on business. In fact, the character actually spends 320 days per year on planes and in airports. His enthusiasm for air travel is partially based on his goal […]

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Ready for a bad day?

Posted on: 04/11/2015 | by: Jim Carmody

What does business continuity mean to you? It should mean no business downtime, even in the event of a natural or technical disaster.   Odds are your business will experience a server failure, power outage, or even a natural disaster that takes down your IT system. Is your data backed up? Can it be restored […]

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Don’t Put Your Business at Risk by Using Unsupported Products

Posted on: 03/24/2015 | by: Jim Carmody

Do you remember Microsoft XP’s funeral from April 2014? It was a sad occasion, but hopefully you have moved on. By that we mean, we sincerely hope that you followed the migration guidelines and are no longer using Microsoft Windows XP or Microsoft Office 2003. If you neglected to follow through on those necessary upgrades, […]

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Email Marketing Best Practices All Small Businesses Need to Know

Posted on: 03/19/2015 | by: Jim Carmody

Constant Contact is a tool that helps you engage and grow your audience, drive sales, and increase your brand awareness. You can easily send newsletters, run a Facebook promotion, manage events, get feedback, and more. With this tool you will be able to track your interactions so you can make sure the right people are […]

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Want to Fall in Love with Your Computer Again?

Posted on: 02/26/2015 | by: Jim Carmody

The Thrill is Gone – do you remember that classic blues song? It’s a heart-breaking reminder about the loss of a once exhilarating and passionate connection. It’s a bitter realization when the old spark seems gone forever. Somehow over time, all the previous excitement has simply fizzled out. Excuse us, but we are talking about […]

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Give Your Staff More Productivity, Give Them Bigger Brains!

Posted on: 02/19/2015 | by: Jim Carmody

Bigger Brains is an outsourced training partner that has a uniquely effective library of training courses. These courses are both entertaining to watch and effective in transferring knowledge. Courses are designed based on the latest research about retention and effective learning; courses mirror ideal in-person class atmosphere with a master teacher, a learner, questions, discussion, […]

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End of Support for Windows Server 2003 Coming Soon!

Posted on: 02/12/2015 | by: Jim Carmody

On July 14, 2015 will be the end of support for Windows Server 2003 which means no new security updates, hotfixes, assisted support options, or updated technical content. Among other challenges, businesses will face increased risk from cyber-attack, and lack of PCI compliance. However, there is no need to fear because CT Business Solutions is […]

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De-clutter Your Inbox With Office 365

Posted on: 01/27/2015 | by: Jim Carmody

Clutter by Microsoft is designed to help you focus on the most important messages in your inbox. It uses machine learning to de-clutter your inbox by moving lower priority messages out of your way and into a new Clutter folder. Ultimately, Clutter removes distractions so you can focus on what matters most. Clutter learns from […]

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New Year’s Resolutions: Tax Season and Online Security

Posted on: 01/22/2015 | by: Jim Carmody

We have barely finished creating our lists of New Year’s resolutions and before we know it, the taxman will cometh. This means that it’s time for the annual deep dive into a combination of paper and digital documentation to tally up a year’s worth of business receipts, cancelled checks, credit card statements, bank records, insurance […]

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