CEOs BizJournals Column

Heinan’s contributions to the American City Business Journals

  • 5

    Aug 2019

    The Tech Choices that Will Let You Relax on Your Summer Vacation

    Thanks to technology, the lines between “work” and “home” are blurred at best, and often not existent whatsoever; we have the ability to work from anywhere, at any time, so we end up working everywhere, at all times. It’s no wonder we’re seeing more and more research on burnout—a condition the World Health Organization now…

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  • 26

    Apr 2019

    Top 12 Signs Your IT Provider is Ripping You Off

    Outsourcing your business’s IT services and support sounds great on paper. You have an entire team of technology experts at your disposal who will take care of everything from server patching to issue remediation to upgrade projects to high-level strategy. Meanwhile, you can focus your time and effort on your actual job, not your technology….

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  • 19

    Mar 2019

    Why Your Business Needs to Implement a Password Manager

    Will 2019 be the year that businesses finally implement and enforce company-wide use of password management software? I sure hope so.   Why our businesses must consider a password manager Thanks to the rise in cloud applications and web resources, most of us are juggling a massive number of accounts on a day-to-day basis. Your…

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  • 22

    Feb 2019

    How Laptops Put Our Businesses at Risk (And What to Do About It)

    Remember when the iPad came out as the “laptop killer”? For a while there, it seemed like tablets might be able to claim the top spot as the primary device corporations would use to get their work done. They’re slick, ultra-portable, and can do many of the things a desktop or laptop can do. But…

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  • 11

    Dec 2018

    Slack vs Microsoft Teams: Which is Best for Your Business?

    By now you’ve probably heard about Slack, the fastest-growing Software-as-a-Service startup ever, and a $5 billion business just 5 years after its launch. For quite a while Slack was the major player when it came to all-in-one communication and collaboration tools for business. Then, in 2017, the ever-dominant Microsoft threw its hat in the ring…

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  • 25

    Oct 2018

    How to Regain Control of Your Company Data

    Remember the days of having one file server that housed all of your invaluable company data in a single secure spot? Sure, there were some limitations to this technology (say, for example, only being able to access your files when you were literally seated at your desk…), but for the most part we all made…

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  • 20

    Aug 2018

    What to Consider Before Shrinking (or Eliminating) Your Office Space

    On a typical day at your office, how many desks are empty? For many businesses, the answer is “enough to make me question why I’m shelling out so much cash for all this vacant square footage.” According to Global Workplace Analytics, half of the US workforce holds a job that is compatible with at least…

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  • 11

    Jul 2018

    Why You Probably Don’t Need to Care About Blockchain (Yet)

    Between 2014 and 2015, investors poured $800 million into blockchain startups.   The market for blockchain is expected to reach $7.7 billion by the year 2022, up from $411.5 million last year.   Today, no one can seem to stop talking about this fancy new technology that will fundamentally uproot the world as we know…

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  • 14

    May 2018

    Before Taking More of Your Business to the Cloud, Don’t Overlook This Productivity Killer

    Let’s talk about your bandwidth.   Bandwidth, Heinan? Really?   Yes, really.   It’s not a particularly sexy topic, but it’s one that can have crippling effects on our productivity (and therefore our revenue) if we don’t give it proper attention.   What’s the big deal? The big deal is that businesses are increasingly going…

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  • 22

    Mar 2018

    Why Personal and Work Technology Feel So Different

    Is it frustrating for you, too?   You’re at home and all your technology does exactly what you need it to do.   You check in with your family and friends over any number of social media platforms. You pop open your internet browser and have your grocery shopping finished in minutes. You update the…

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