CEOs BizJournals Column

Heinan’s contributions to the American City Business Journals

  • 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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  • 14

    Feb 2018

    Why Business Owners Should Turn Their Attention to LinkedIn

    I’ve predicted that LinkedIn is going to explode over the course of 2018.   As you might expect, this has gotten me a lot of raised eyebrows over the past couple months. Why LinkedIn? Why now?   Allow me to present my case.   Why LinkedIn could be so powerful for our businesses this year…

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  • 17

    Jan 2018

    The Myth of the Paperless Office

    I’ve been hearing empty promises for actual decades.   Remember Wang word processors? How about WordStar?   For years and years the folks marketing these products have been dangling this nirvana of the “paperless office” in front of our faces.   No paper documents flitting about, no filing cabinets clogging up precious real estate, no…

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