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Google reviews: how to make them count

Google reviews: how to make them count

Google has recently modified their search results to display ratings from review sites like Facebook and Yelp. While this may seem like a small change, it has actually made reviews more important than ever in terms of SEO. With the following tips, your company can shine in the Google search results.

Android introduces Fast Pair

Android introduces Fast Pair

As seen with Apple’s AirPods, people today are quickly growing accustomed to wireless pairing between their smartphones and headphones. Of course, Google has been working on a solution of its own, and it has just made it to the market.

What is Fast Pair?

Fast Pair is Android’s new connectivity solution which uses Bluetooth technology and the smartphone’s proximity to let you connect to Fast Pair-enabled Bluetooth devices with just a single tap.

Google My Business now accepts appointments

Google My Business now accepts appointments

There are countless platforms that showcase, review and link to small businesses, but few have as much impact as Google does. Although business owners can’t choose where their site ranks in the search results, they can edit information that is displayed and insert some flashy new features.

Free webinar:  Cyber Security – Executive Overview

December 1st, 2017

Cyber Security is often discussed from 2 perspectives:  First:  We’re all doomed.  Second: Immersed into sea of gibberish using a host of three letter acronyms, version numbers and nifty diagrams that say “we’re all doomed.”

But it’s important for management to understand the risk, the options and the costs (both financial and operational).  Not down to the details of the products (because that constantly changes) but the general landscape of Cyber Security.

Weird Month. Awards, New Business, Cyber Security, Virtual Reality

December 1st, 2017

Wow.  Weird month.  Welcomed 6 new clients in November for new business.  With a mix of Managed Services, Project Management development, SQL consulting, a 365 migration, security services, and Co-Managed IT services, this is probably the most diverse group of new companies we’ve ever added.

Windows Hello makes logging in simple

Windows Hello makes logging in simple

In another example of sci-fi technology becoming reality, Microsoft’s biometric logins can now recognize your face, fingerprint, or eyes when you attempt to access your device. It’s exciting as well as convenient and we’ve got everything you need to get started, right here.

Google studies effects of leaked logins

Google studies effects of leaked logins

Passwords are your first line of defense against hackers. But over the years, they have developed plenty of methods to steal them. To gain a deeper understanding of how cybercriminals operate, Google analyzed the causes of leaked login credentials. Here are the results.

Bob Coppedge’s 2017 Reading List

November 30th, 2017

Back in 2016, I realized that I wasn’t spending enough time reading, and decided that I’d commit to reading one book a month.  And I tried writing a quick review on this blog, in a way to keep me honest.

Well, I only kept up with the reviews for about a year, but thankfully I kept up with the reading.

Free Office Webinar – Stupid Holiday Tricks

November 29th, 2017

Do you want to send emails filled with snowflakes and snowmen? How about adding some holly to those important Word documents? We’ll have some fun at this webinar and show you how you can add graphics and formatting to your Office documents. These tips and tricks aren't just for the holidays, you can use the same functionality all year long for "real work.

Virtual and Augmented Reality Seminar in January

November 29th, 2017

Immersive technology, such as virtual and augmented reality, will forever change the way businesses interact with their customers. Guest Speaker Bill Myers, founder of New Territory, a virtual and augmented reality development studio based in downtown Akron will head up this presentation and talk about ways this new medium can be used in a professional setting.