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Tips on How to Master Delegation

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As a business owner or manager, you have countless responsibilities that might be overwhelming at times, but that’s why you have a team. You don’t have to do everything on your own. Many new business owners and managers struggle with this transition, feeling that they still must perform every minor assignment on their to-do list. To be an effective leader, though, it’s important to learn the art of delegation. Whether you’ve just been promoted or you’ve been a business owner managing a team for a while, you should understand that effective delegation is good for...

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Updating Your Business to Windows 10

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The number one reason to update your business to Windows 10 is of course the fact that Microsoft is ending all technical support for Windows 7 on January 14, 2020. After that, if you are still running that outdated operating system, you will open up your company to hacks, malware, viruses and other potential future security flaws. Here are seven more reasons why it’s time to finally update your business to Windows 10. Ransomware prevention Computers running older versions of Windows are more vulnerable to ransomware. Windows 10 has a feature to thwart ransomware from locking up a...

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Clarification on Yahoo email

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We’ve been asked to provide some clarification about our prior post regarding Yahoo’s email service.   Here’s why Yahoo one of our least favorite email services: 1) You’d get better security from a wet Kleenex. It seems that not a couple weeks go by and we’re getting phone calls from clients whose accounts have been hacked and hijacked, or people are getting obviously fraudulent/spam emails from friends of theirs with Yahoo accounts. Whatever Yahoo is doing to protect its users (if anything) is clearly not working very well at all. This is no small matter; we learned firsthand...

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One of the biggest problems with “the cloud”

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Here at Calm Computing, we’re frequently asked about “the cloud.” Frankly, I hate that term as it’s just a dumb buzzword for a fairly old technological concept of storing your data remotely for access from one or more endpoints. At this point, I won’t delve deeply into it, but there are many problems with “the cloud” and this article highlights one of the biggest ones, and that is a lack of control over your data. It’s interesting that the source of all this frustration in the article below comes from a company that is so very good at and so...

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If you are looking for life insurance, Brian Souders is your guy!

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We here at Calm Computing, Inc. like to help out other local businesses by featuring them on our blog. Take a minute to read about our trusted colleague, Brian Souders. Finish Line Insurance Services represents a number of different insurance companies from all over the country. We have consistently set the bar higher every year in order to ensure our clients receive policies from only the strongest financial institutions. In all honesty, sometimes the best price does not make the best decision. Finish Line guarantees that the companies we represent have shown us that they hold up to the...

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