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New SMB dashboard app from Twitter

New SMB dashboard app from Twitter

If you aren’t a celebrity or a multimillionaire capable of purchasing millions of Twitter followers, it’s quite hard to establish a notable online presence these days, especially if you’re a small- or medium-sized business. It’s undeniable that the benefits of a strong online presence on prominent social media platforms such as Twitter are numerous.

2016’s Best CRM Software Options

2016’s Best CRM Software Options

What are the components of a good CRM software? Must it fit into your budget? Should it be easily navigable? Or must it have a simple interface? All the aforementioned qualities are vital, but none of them are important if they don’t meet all your business’s unique needs.

Beware of these social engineering tactics

Beware of these social engineering tactics

As the spectacle and competitive atmosphere of the Rio Olympic Games have drawn the world’s attention, hackers who use social engineering are inching closer to our private information. Although our systems may be prepared for the likes of malware and worms, social engineering is a different beast of its own.

Best practices for SMB Facebook pages

Best practices for SMB Facebook pages

Considering the most recent stats of Facebook’s daily usage — an astounding 1 billion daily mobile users, to be exact — it’s time to take another look at your company’s page. Even if you’re actively managing your page, changes and updates are so frequent at the social media colossus that there’s likely a feature or opportunity you’ve missed.

Two new tools for defeating ransomware

Two new tools for defeating ransomware

A simple Google search of “ransomware” returns just over 9 million results. So, too, does a search for “Three Mile Island,” the location of the late-70’s Pennsylvania nuclear meltdown. And while we don’t mean to equate the near catastrophe of the latter to having your company’s data hijacked by computer hackers, ransomware can in many cases end in disaster for your business.

5 ways to get the most out of the latest fads

5 ways to get the most out of the latest fads

Have you seen folks wandering around downtown, staring at their phone like it was a map pointing them to a pot of gold? Or ordering pizza over a Facebook chat conversation with an awkward cashier? With some creative marketing and structuring, your SMB could be on the other side of those people’s phones.

DESIGNDATA 2016 SOC1-SSAE16 TYPE 2 AUDIT

designDATA 2016 SOC1-SSAE16 Type 2 Audit

Gaithersburg, MD, July 14, 2016 - designDATA announces the successful completion of our fourth annual SOC1-SSAE16 audit.

Congratulations to the designDATA team for successfully completing the 2015 SOC 1 - SSAE 16 Type II Audit.

What’s all the buzz about data?

What’s all the buzz about data?

If an IT consultant told you that backing up data is one of the most important things for your technical team to do well, you’d probably nod in agreement. But what if they suggested that your dirty data requires cleaning prior to utilization? One simple adjective like “dirty” may give you pause, and there’s a handful of other terms about “data” that you may not recognize either.