19 Nov 2019

Why companies who hire people with disabilities outperformed their peers

2019-11-19T12:11:23-07:00

Some companies are afraid to hire people with disabilities. They fear added costs, such as boosts in healthcare expenses and loss of productivity. But these are misconceptions. Most white-collar jobs can be done remotely as easily as they can be from the office, which can improve flexibility and autonomy for employees in a modern workplace. How are you helping your diverse workforce achieve more? At GeeksHD, we can help you to modernize your workplace with industry-leading tools. Contact us today to learn more.

Why companies who hire people with disabilities outperformed their peers2019-11-19T12:11:23-07:00
19 Nov 2019

Unblocking Workplace Collaboration: 5 Tools and Strategies

2019-11-19T10:13:16-07:00

Do your customers want to #communicate and #collaborate more effectively? We can help. Check out this handy guide for more on how customers can make the most out of their workday. Unfortunately, many modern organizations suffer from communication breakdowns and inefficient collaboration methods. Luckily for your customers, this guide can help pave the way for an easier

Unblocking Workplace Collaboration: 5 Tools and Strategies2019-11-19T10:13:16-07:00
19 Nov 2019

Customer story: Microsoft Super Bowl Commercial 2019: We All Win

2019-11-19T08:42:39-07:00

Having the right tools enables you to connect with others and achieve more than you ever thought possible. The kids in this video found a level playing field by having the right controller tailored to their needs. With the right tools, they can connect and achieve more with their team. Imagine if your team had the right solutions--ways to tailor your modern workplace to fit the individual needs of every employee. At GeeksHD, we have years of experience helping businesses just like yours to plan and adopt the right tools so your employees can achieve more. Contact us today to learn how.

Customer story: Microsoft Super Bowl Commercial 2019: We All Win2019-11-19T08:42:39-07:00
19 Nov 2019

6 Ways to save energy with your PC

2019-11-19T08:00:37-07:00

It’s a dilemma: you want to save energy, but you need to use your PC every day. You can turn off your computer when it’s not in use, but a plugged-in PC or electrical appliance, even when switched off, still consumes standby power. If this is the case, how exactly can you save energy? Here are some tips.

1. Disconnect your external devices

Devices that connect to your PC such as printers, headphones, and webcams consume power, too. That’s why you should disconnect or remove these devices from your PC when you are not using them.

2. Use a smart strip, especially for computers you cannot turn off

A smart strip is a series of several electrical outlets in one strip, with circuits to monitor and maximize your gadgets’ power consumption. It can electronically unplug any device so that they stop drawing current, and you save energy. By connecting your PC and peripherals like printers and scanners to the smart strip, you […]

6 Ways to save energy with your PC2019-11-19T08:00:37-07:00
18 Nov 2019

Help customers bring teams and resources together with Microsoft technology

2019-11-18T17:06:14-07:00

Today, more than 30% of businesses use advanced communication tools in conference rooms. With Microsoft Teamwork solutions, you can facilitate better communication among your team by using cloud-based email technology and calendaring services. You can also ensure that your employees' teams are aligned with web conferencing and calendaring services. To find the comprehensive teamwork solution that's right for your business, contact our team at GeeksHD.

Help customers bring teams and resources together with Microsoft technology2019-11-18T17:06:14-07:00
18 Nov 2019

Preventing theft of service in VoIP

2019-11-18T08:00:20-07:00

VoIP phone systems use the internet just like any PC. Therefore, hackers can gain access to your servers and data network through VoIP phones. Understanding how to combat theft of service in VoIP is critical, so if you want to learn how to do it, read on.

What is theft of service?

Internet-based phone systems are far more vulnerable to fraud compared to traditional telephony services. VoIP calls face threats ranging from identity theft, eavesdropping, intentional disruption of service, and even financial loss. Theft of service, the most common type of VoIP fraud, includes stealing usernames, passwords, and account information. Hackers usually introduce malware into your system to crash it or steal user passwords.

From a legal standpoint, theft of service means obtaining service from an individual or a company without payment. It may involve deleting or changing invoicing records, unauthorized invoicing, or taking the property of a service provider.

Also, hackers may simply want to crash your system and will flood the network […]

Preventing theft of service in VoIP2019-11-18T08:00:20-07:00
15 Nov 2019

Use Google Tasks to your advantage

2019-11-15T08:00:51-07:00

As a small- to medium-sized business owner or manager, you deal with a long list of things to do every day. Keeping track of your tasks can be a challenge — but not if you use Google Tasks. This app can help you keep on top of everything you need to get done. Here’s how.

What is Google Tasks?

Google Tasks is a to-do list application that’s linked to your Gmail account and Google Calendar. With Google Tasks, you can create to-do lists for the day, week, month, or year. You can also add notes to provide more detail to each task as well as set reminders so you never miss a deadline. All lists you create are stored in the cloud, ensuring that you can access them on any internet-connected device whenever, wherever.

How to use Google Tasks

On your PC, you can easily access Google Tasks through your Gmail inbox. When you open Gmail, you’ll see a sidebar on the right. Click […]

Use Google Tasks to your advantage2019-11-15T08:00:51-07:00
13 Nov 2019

Awesome cloud tools your office must consider

2019-11-13T20:00:20-07:00

As the end of the year nears, it’s a good time to reevaluate your IT priorities. And if cloud technology isn’t one of them, that needs to change. There are at least six types of apps and platforms every business should have. Let’s take a look at each.

Email

Every business needs email. And while there are plenty of non-cloud options to choose from, they require a lot of maintenance. Opting for cloud-based email means you pay for the service without worrying about hardware requirements or software updates. These issues, among others, will be handled by the provider and backed by service level guarantees.

File storage

Storing company files in the cloud is a great way to give employees more mobility and flexibility. Everyone can access information from almost any internet-enabled device without compromising security, since providers include things like encryption and multifactor authentication as part of the monthly service fee.

You can opt for either DIY cloud storage such as Microsoft’s OneDrive and Dropbox […]

Awesome cloud tools your office must consider2019-11-13T20:00:20-07:00
12 Nov 2019

Five Benefits And Three Challenges Technology Can Bring To Global Companies

2019-11-12T08:13:27-07:00

You know that #technology in the workplace helps connect your teams and resources. But do you know the specifics? Chief among the benefits of using teamwork-boosting #technology in the workplace is faster communication, enhanced efficiency, and reduced business costs. Sound good? Read the full story here and contact our team at GeeksHD to give your company an updated #Teamworksolution from #Microsoft.

Five Benefits And Three Challenges Technology Can Bring To Global Companies2019-11-12T08:13:27-07:00
12 Nov 2019

Benefits of CRM for businesses

2019-11-12T08:00:28-07:00

At the end of the day, the success of any business comes down to whether it’s making a profit. That’s why building and maintaining relationships with your customers — your primary source of revenue — is extremely crucial. To respond to this need, savvy business owners are implementing customer relationship management (CRM) systems as a part of their business operations.

What is a CRM system?

CRM is a system that allows businesses to manage, record, and evaluate their customer interactions to provide better services and boost sales. You can use CRM to store customers’ contact details, accounts, leads, and sales opportunities all in one place.

What are the features of a CRM system?

  • Data management – When customer data is recorded, the CRM system centralizes the data into one file, called a master file. Everyone within the company then has access to this data source, preventing confusion from inaccurate or duplicated data.
  • Collaboration – Nowadays, clients demand quick and efficient customer service, so all involved […]
Benefits of CRM for businesses2019-11-12T08:00:28-07:00