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4 Reasons to Use a CRM System

Customers have more control, choice, and information than ever. The companies most connected to their customers will win. Period. Using a CRM is the best way to stay connected to your customers. A CRM (customer relationship management) tool helps you manage activities...

11 Ways to Kick-start Your Video Marketing Strategy

Online video is a very hot topic in marketing this year.  Why? Because it’s effective. Video is an easy, inexpensive way to show off  your business, help your customers, and set you apart from your competitors.  Online video will become a dominant marketing tool...

Document and Spreadsheet Options for Mac Users

This week, we received a question from one of our readers.  Jessica in Virginia asks: My office uses Microsoft office on Windows, and I have a desktop there.  I need to purchase a new computer for home.  I occasionally need to take Word and/or Excel files home to work...

Technology Predictions for 2012

What’s on the horizon in 2012? I sat down with Richard Baker (Account Manager) and Ryan Williams (Partner & CTO) to get their predictions for the coming year. Richard’s Predictions: Businesses will want more than email on their smartphones.  They will...

Top 10 Tech Tips for 2011

The year’s coming to a close, so it’s time to bring out the Top 10 lists!  Here are our top 10 Tech Tips for 2011.  Enjoy! 10. A Tool That Summarizes Long Text Documents 9. How to Edit Word and Excel Documents on Your iPad 8. Employee Use of Social...

Favorite Smartphone Apps for 2011

Last year, I asked several folks here at Nexxtep to tell me about their favorite smartphone apps.  It’s that time of year again!  Here are some more of our favorite smartphone apps for 2011. Enjoy! Richard Baker, Account Manager Pulse: Pulse is a news reader...

Is Your IT Landscape a Lawn or a Garden?

Think of the IT environment in your business as a landscape.  Some business owners just focus on keeping the yard from looking like a tornado came through.  They hire a lawn service to pull up the weeds, rake the leaves and keep everything looking neat and tidy....

4 Benefits of Workflow Automation

What is Workflow Automation? Workflow automation involves creating a series of automated actions for the steps in a business process. We will use a new hire process as an example, because practically every business has a new hire process of some kind. These steps...

Favorite Features in iOS5 [Up for Discussion]

This idea came from Mike Adkins, Systems Engineer. We recently asked everyone at Nexxtep what their favorite new feature is in iOS5. Here are the answers: Richard Baker, Account Manager: Being able to view and customize notifications from the lock screen. Mike Adkins,...

Getting to Know Nexxtep: Gil Morris

It’s been a while, but “Getting to Know Nexxtep” is back!  Today we have an interview with Gil Morris, Systems Engineer.  Gil’s been with Nexxtep almost one year (Happy Anniversary on November 15th, Gil!). He has a degree in Computer...

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