Stories by Paul Mah

Can Dropbox go from consumer hit to business success?

Apple iCloud. Google Drive. Microsoft OneDrive. Box. Dropbox. Hightail (formerly YouSendIt). Online storage services have been a mainstream option for consumers for some time now. But as the business world wrestles with adopting cloud-based collaboration services, can a so-called independent company offer a competitive product to the business-centric offerings by Google (Apps/Drive), Apple (iCloud for Work) and Microsoft (Office 365)?

Written by Paul Mah15 July 15 02:19

3 steps to digitizing your work for maximum productivity

From the earliest days as a marketing slogan, the elusive concept of the so-called paperless office may finally be taking shape, if anecdotal evidence is anything to go by. A growing number of small businesses and startups, unencumbered by legacy processes, are quietly ditching printouts for an all-digital ecosystem, buoyed by soaring BYOD ownership and growing familiarity with a plethora of cloud services.

Written by Paul Mah03 July 15 00:18

Email 101: 11 tips to manage your email

If you’re a college graduate entering the workforce, you may quickly find you aren’t prepared for the volume of email that awaits you in the corporate world. These 11 tips will help you master forwards, filtering and more.

Written by Paul Mah26 June 15 08:21

How to set up Amazon Web Services for your small business

Cloud computing technology has matured significantly over the years, and now offers a compelling list of advantages over on-site deployments, especially for small businesses and start-ups that may not have the capital to purchase servers and other hardware appliances.

Written by Paul Mah15 June 15 23:30

In Pictures: 7 steps to protect your business from cybercrime

As cybercriminals employ increasingly sophisticated tactics to steal identities and data, and the costs and consequences of data breaches skyrocket, here are seven steps that your small business should be taking to insulate themselves from cyberattacks.

Written by Paul Mah12 June 15 08:41

How to create a robust backup strategy with Cloud services

Love it or hate it, cloud storage is here to stay. Yet the fact is that Cloud storage providers, like all IT companies, can experience outages or even go out of business. Moreover, the ever-present threat of data-corrupting malware and ransomware means that synchronizing to the Cloud no longer offers adequate protection against data loss.

Written by Paul Mah04 June 15 01:49

The Digital Worker's Guide to Doing Business on the Go

Take on a new job that requires extensive travel? Looking to streamline things when you work at the office? This simple six-point guide will help you become a digital guerilla in no time at all – whether you use the Windows, Mac, iOS or Android operating system.

Written by Paul Mah22 Oct. 14 03:08

How to Deploy Synology NAS for Your Small Business

It's easy to write off on-premises IT deployments in a heavily BYOD and cloud-centric world as nothing more than dated technology on its last legs. Indeed, it's entirely possible to set up a new business using only cloud services, as the reliability and affordability of cloud services mean that few organizations bother to use their own hardware for services such as email and website hosting these days.

Written by Paul Mah09 Oct. 14 01:26

6 Tips for Replacing Your Windows Laptop With a Surface Pro 3

It's no secret that Microsoft's Windows 8 launch marks the start of a hybrid device strategy. Though the initial batches of Windows 8 hybrid devices were far from successful, the push by Microsoft to meld touch with traditional computing is starting to look better with the release of the latest generation of such devices, led its own Surface Pro 3.

Written by Paul Mah15 Sept. 14 22:41

How to Set Up a New Business Using Only Cloud Services

As recently as five years ago, setting up a new business and equipping it for a PC-literate workforce was a costly affair. You needed to acquire server hardware and pay various software licensing fees.

Written by Paul Mah16 July 14 23:04

How to Use Evernote to Improve Your Productivity

With more than 100 million users, Evernote is popular for good reason. The app is for much more than just jotting down notes, though -- you can add contacts, collaborate and even snap pictures of paper notes. Here are some tips from getting the most out of Evernote.

Written by Paul Mah19 June 14 23:23