Bryan Ruby: Out with the Old, In with the New

This past month I replaced a line of Hi-Fi speakers I've listened to and enjoyed for the past 20 years with a pair of new floor speakers from Klipsch. It's an acknowledgment that my hearing and tastes have changed and it's time to listen to my music through a new stereo system. This recognition of needing to do things differently has become a common theme for me lately. I'm finding the old ways aren't working and perhaps joy can be found again by doing something new. With this theme on change, instead of blogging only when I'm inspired by great ideas or events, I decided to blog every few days as I take part in the 100 Days to Offload challenge.

What Retirement Account Options Are Available for Tech Businesses and Their Employees?

Tech businesses and employees should have retirement account options that fit their needs. While they could stick with the traditional 401(k) plan, many other types offer more significant tax benefits and fewer restrictions.

Why Does the Tech Industry Need Special Accounts?

Tech workers’ incomes hit a record high in 2021. The average salary reached over $104,500, with many jobs seeing more than 10%-20% growth in earnings from 2020. Even though this increase is fantastic, it made some of the most popular retirement plans inaccessible.

6 Key Components of a Successful Security Compliance Framework

Everyone in business technology and IT must understand the world’s leading compliance frameworks and cybersecurity certifications to stay competitive and informed. The landscape is changing perpetually, from transitioning to cloud infrastructure to managing AI-gathered data. What are the foundational compliance systems for the most well-regarded tech experts, and how easy is it to obtain them?

1. ISO 27001 and 27002

The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) and the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) house the world’s most regarded cybersecurity frameworks. They solidify a company’s authority and enhance security efficacy.

Elevating Business Potential: The Art of Selling and Buying Business Tech

Technology doesn’t stand still and neither should your company. When you’ve caught up with the latest software or business tech, something newer and better emerges.

This ever-changing landscape can be dizzying. Taking steps to avoid falling behind and losing efficiency, productivity and profitability is vital. For small and medium business owners, designers and marketers, this creates an opportunity and a challenge.

Here’s how to understand the complexities of buying and selling tech assets so you can make informed decisions.

5 Ways You Can Optimize Your WordPress Website With ChatGPT

WordPress is one of the world’s most popular content management systems (CMSs). While it was first invented with the primary intention of publishing blogs, it has long since evolved. Today, WordPress can create different websites for a range of purposes.

This CMS offers many plugins and tools that can help you optimize your website. While not traditionally designed for WordPress, one tool that can prove vital to create a more refined experience for site visitors is ChatGPT. Here are five ways you can utilize ChatGPT to optimize your WordPress website.

Should Businesses Set Up a Threads Account?

Within the last few weeks since its debut, Threads has taken the digital world by storm. A product of Meta — Facebook’s parent company — Threads has been widely discussed as a contender designed to rival Twitter. The buzz surrounding its launch and the rapid adoption rates are impossible to ignore.

Yet, with every new platform comes a crucial question for businesses — should you jump on the Threads bandwagon? Is it genuinely worth taking advantage of another social media channel, especially when it is in its infancy?

Preventing Spam Calls to Businesses

Telemarketers interrupt the workday and prevent genuine customers and business partners from getting through, affecting the bottom line. That’s why companies should block spam calls. Here’s how to do it.

How Can Companies Know if a Call Is Not Legitimate?

Businesses often can’t tell which calls are legitimate since people can spoof numbers and fake caller identification. The most common way to prevent this is by listing work phone numbers on the Do Not Call registry. Still, some organizations already engage in illegal calling practices and will continue to attempt contact.