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3 Questions You Need To Ask Your CIO

Most business leaders don’t fully understand their technology enough to come up with an effective technology budget. Because of this, I highly recommend every business leader establish a CIO for their organization, whether through an outsourced provider like aCOUPLEofGURUS, or a part-time executive. It is important to form a relationship ...

Hacking Group Threatens iPhone and iPad Users

We recently became aware of an ongoing security risk related to Apple ID accounts. As a result, we strongly recommend that you immediately change your Apple ID password (if you have one). We also recommend that you enable two-factor authentication for your Apple account. To change your Apple ID password, ...

7 Reasons Consumer-grade PCs Will Cost You More Money

One question I get a lot when I meet with small business owners in the Twin Cities is this: Why do I need to spend more money on business-grade hardware? It’s a common question that doesn’t always have a common answer. Because the answer is not clear, we wanted to ...

Minnesota Business magazine announces finalists for its 2016 100 Best Companies to Work For Awards

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE The 2016 100 Best Companies to Work For will be celebrated at a June 2, 2016, event at The Depot Renaissance Minneapolis Hotel. MINNEAPOLIS, Monday, March 14, 2016—Minnesota Business magazine is pleased to announce the winners of its 2016 100 Best Companies to Work For Awards. "We ...

Don’t pay that ransom!

How do you recover from the CryptoLocker ransomware virus without paying the ransom? How do you make sure your data is safe and usable in the event of a power outage, a fire, or a tornado? Having a well thought-out and reliable backup plan is essential. In its simplest terms, ...

Two Business Disaster Stories, & What You Can Learn From Them

[img src="/wp-content/uploads/sites/2/2014/07/when-disaster-strikes-acoupleofgurus.jpg" class="aligncenter"] Today we have a tale of two disasters.  Each story has a different cause and a different outcome.  Both stories we are dealing with catastrophic data failures that happened within the past year.  The reason I want to tell these stories is not to capitalize on someone else’s ...

How We Ensure Our Business

Risk management is a term that people usually associate with various forms of insurance. I pay this company X amount of dollars each month and they insure (with an “I”) that in the event of “calamity A” they then pay me “amount B” so that I might afford “care C.” ...

Two Business Disaster Stories, & What You Can Learn From Them

[img src="/wp-content/uploads/sites/2/2014/07/when-disaster-strikes-acoupleofgurus.jpg" class="aligncenter"] Today we have a tale of two disasters.  Each story has a different cause and a different outcome.  Both stories we are dealing with catastrophic data failures that happened within the past year.  The reason I want to tell these stories is not to capitalize on someone else’s ...

OneSource Cloud Hosting is right for you

[img src="/wp-content/uploads/sites/2/2014/08/cloud-hosting-600.jpg" class="aligncenter"] aCOUPLEofGURUS has been installing and maintaining cloud solutions since 2011. As we’ve written about before, there are a number of scenarios where cloud computing technology can truly benefit your business. This is especially true if you are facing a major capital expenditure to upgrade or replace your current ...

Top 5 Technology Secrets To Build Your Small Business

There are a plethora of articles out there focusing on technical advances to look for, but we wanted to take some time to give you a GURU analysis of the Top 5 Technology Secrets to Build Your Small Business. 1. Move your Business to the cloud. As with any change ...