Increase your leads by automating SMB marketing

Increase your leads by automating SMB marketing

Marketing automation was once a technology reserved for mega-corporations. Fortunately, the IT industry is making business tools cheaper and more accessible all the time. Nowadays, if you’re a small business owner, you’d have to be crazy to pass up all that marketing automation has to offer. If you haven’t already implemented this wonderfully profitable technology, […]

Flood-proof your business technology now

Flood-proof your business technology now

In 2017, Hurricane Harvey hit Texas and certain parts of Louisiana the hardest. In the same year, Hurricane Irma devastated companies in Florida, Georgia, and South Carolina. During uncertain times, a disaster recovery (DR) plan is what saves companies from power outages and massive revenue losses. Let these tips guide you. Determine recovery hierarchy Certain […]

Boost office productivity with technology

Boost office productivity with technology

Successful businesses make technology work for them, not the other way round. When used correctly, technology can make every task much faster to execute. So, if you’re looking to increase staff efficiency, consider the following methods to implement technology into your day-to-day business operations. Change office communication To increase efficiency, set up instant messaging software […]

Athens Micro’s newest team members have a passion for technology and service

Athens Micro’s newest team members have a passion for technology and service

When we started out in 1983, we knew that we wanted to be the best technology solutions provider, and to achieve that, we had to partner with people who share our core values and have the same level of passion and commitment towards what we do. Over the years, with the help of our talented teams, Athens Micro was able to partner with industry leaders while successfully delivering resilient and recoverable IT. We believe the secret to this achievement isn’t just about technology, but working with the right people.

Organize online sales with an OMS

Organize online sales with an OMS

Order management systems (OMSs) nowadays are more powerful and more intuitive than ever, which is the main reason why a growing number of businesses deploy one. What are the benefits of having one for your e-business? First off, we need to clarify that inventory management systems (IMSs) are not the same as OMSs. The former […]

Keep your business alive with BCP

Keep your business alive with BCP

Events out of your control can disrupt your business operations. While you can’t necessarily control the unexpected, you can take some precautions to prevent most business disruptions. Here are some things to consider when developing a business continuity plan (BCP). Backup your data, applications, and servers Today, companies are more dependent than ever on IT […]

Add minutes to your day with email automation

Add minutes to your day with email automation

If you’ve ever received what looked like a personalized email from a huge corporation, there’s a good chance it was actually written using an email automation platform. This technology saves time and money while strengthening customer relationships, and contrary to popular belief, it is well within most SMB budgets. What is email automation? Usually included […]

Top ways ERP improves your business

Top ways ERP improves your business

From accounting to inventory, small- and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) need various systems to function, and managing them simultaneously is a colossal task. Enterprise resource planning (ERP) software can help you manage these systems efficiently and improve business performance. ERP explained ERP is a program that integrates all your systems into a single database, so if […]

Windows 7 is nearing end of support — what you need to do if you haven’t transitioned yet to Windows 10

Windows 7 is nearing end of support — what you need to do if you haven’t transitioned yet to Windows 10

In December 2018, 36.9% of desktop devices still ran Windows 7, in spite of the operating system being released way back in October 2009. Only recently has Windows 10 taken over its dated predecessor by only a small margin. However, extended support for Windows 7 ends on January 14, 2020. While customers with volume-licensing agreements with Microsoft can pay for an extended security updates plan for another three years, now is the time to consider an upgrade.