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The New York Times recently profiled an online eyewear retailer who claimed that treating customers poorly actually helped his search engine rankings. The more people complained about the site, the more links to the site were generated -- which the merchant claimed only raised his Google ranking....
Instant messenger is just one of the many tools the modern office has to help people stay in touch with each other. It’s particularly helpful if you’re working on a geographically distributed team – for example, if the Web developer who’s building your new site lives in Albuquerque and your office...
First one is TODAY at 1pm CST!CMIT Solutions is sponsoring educational webinars for small business. We are a small business and value professional development. We wanted to bring the experts we rely on to you. Some of our webinars focus on technology solutions but many of them focus on business...
Now that the dust from 2010 is beginning to clear, it’s time to roll up your sleeves and finally get around to all that stuff you thought you’d get done last year. Stuff like … Getting a real security strategy in place. It’s very easy to put off security measures if nothing bad has happened to you...
Any small business that handles sensitive personal information needs to make sure it’s taking the proper steps to protect that information. Given that “personal information” extends to employee Social Security numbers, customer credit card numbers, and bank account numbers, it’s hard to think of...
If you’ve noticed that Outlook has slowed to a crawl or it’s just acting a little funny lately, check the size of your mailbox. (In Outlook 2007, go to the File menu, select Folder, then select Properties for Mailbox – Your Name. On the General tab, click the Folder Size button and look on the...
Many small business owners have legitimate reasons for sending bulk emails. Unfortunately, a good number of those folks end up getting blacklisted as spammers. Here are five ways to make sure your communications actually reach your customers and prospects instead of ending up in spam purgatory: 1....
Here’s a quick, easy way to enhance your business’s profile online: make sure people have access to the right contact information. Out-of-date or just plain incorrect information can keep customers from finding you. And often, all it takes is one phone call to a wrong number, or one drive by a...
Entrants into CMIT’s first-ever technology makeover contest shared some of the scariest, most spine-chilling IT horror stories we ever heard. Hundreds of entries later, we had a winner – but we learned something from everybody who submitted a story. Here are a few of the major takeaways: 1. A...
Foursquare is a location-based social networking application that lets users “check in” to local venues and broadcast that information to their friends. You use the application on your smartphone, which relies on GPS to figure out where you are. The primary purpose of Foursquare is to make it easy...

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