🚀 Here are my best finds for a Tech Smart Boss this week — Issue #69
New Videos from Tech Smart Boss
How to Set Up Your Personal Startdesk With Tixio (And Get Yourself Organized) — www.youtube.com
It’s important to have all your Tech Smart tools at your fingertips if you want to be efficient and organized. I learned about this product, Tixio (www.tixio...
New Podcast from Tech Smart Boss
Episode 64: How to Leverage Video Marketing in Your Business (The Tech Smart Boss Way) — soundcloud.com
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Top Articles of the Week
The 10 Best CRMs for Small Business in 2018 — zapier.com
Business is increasingly challenging, especially for small teams trying to keep up with larger competitors. You might not be able to match them on price or get your products in front of as many people. Your best advantage is that you can give your customers more of a personal touch…
How to Run an Effective Phishing Test at Work | Dashlane Blog — blog.dashlane.com
In this short guide, we’ll go over what you can do — before and after a phishing test — to ensure continued cybersecurity awareness improvement through maximum participation and effective teaching methods.
By 2020, 30% of search is voice-conducted. Here’s what that means for your business. — thenextweb.com
To increase your business’s likelihood of being featured in one of those results there are a couple of things to try out.
17 Chrome Shortcuts Tested and Approved to Save You Time — Yesware Blog — www.yesware.com
These 15 Chrome shortcuts include keyboard strokes and tools that plug in and start showing results — fast. So you get more done with less work.
We analyzed 500K A/B testing campaigns to help you pick the right metrics and duration for your tests.
Cool Tech of the Week
Not everything a Tech Smart Boss uses is in the cloud, something you need to deploy an actual server to run and manage yourselves. Of course this doesn’t apply to everyone, but many small and medium sized businesses have use cases where you need to deploy your own server stack and what I recommend is not getting into the hardware and datacenter business, but leveraging an Infrastructure and Platform as a Service (IaaS & PaaS) like Azure.
Azure makes it simple to deploy a server (of any type) for a quick test or a production deployment. And you can increase size, storage, and features to support your need and decrease, delete, or even turn off the server when it’s not needed. Plus they have databases, storage, and lots of other things you can connect and quickly deploy a solution. I picked Azure over AWS for my company needs, but you’ll have to try both and see what works best for you.
Take a look at Azure as our Cool Tech of the Week, and it could be a cost saver for you for your internal needs but also for projects or contracts where you many need to host something for your customers.
Microsoft Azure Cloud Computing Platform & Services — azure.microsoft.com
Microsoft Azure is an open, flexible, enterprise-grade cloud computing platform. Move faster, do more, and save money with IaaS + PaaS. Try for FREE.
That’s it for this edition
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