Windows 7 Support Ends; Windows 10 Gaining Momentum

It’s official: Microsoft announced it will discontinue updates to Windows 7 in a year. According to GHacks, this means systems running on Windows 7 will not get updated on security and bug fixes in hopes that both organizations and individuals will switch to Windows 10. This is no surprise, as the news broke a while ago and most likely the reason behind Windows 10 finally pushing out Windows 7 as the most popular Windows operating system, reported by The Verge.   Why? Windows 7 is still a widely used and popular operating system, but the time has come for the updates to stop. Microsoft is focusing its time and effort…

Point of Sales Systems at Risk for Data Breach

Business owners using Point of Sales (POS) systems may need to add extra security. An extremely stealthy malware targeting credit card data has recently been detected which has been identified as Multigrain. This malware uses an integral and essentially unmonitored component of the internet, the Domain Naming System (DNS), to covertly steal information.     A Malware that Uses Undetectable Shortcuts The overwhelming necessity and everyday use of DNS is what makes Multigrain so threatening. FireEye, the cyber security group that discovered Multigrain, said, “Using DNS for data exfiltration provides several advantages to the attacker.” Because DNS is necessary for POS operations, it is “unlikely to be blocked.” Multigrain uses…

#SpringAheadWithCRM: How CRM Can Help Nonprofits

CRM is now a staple for small and large businesses, but it’s still catching on in the world of nonprofits due to perceived expense, time costs and the different needs unique to nonprofits. What many nonprofits still don’t know is that CRM can help make them more efficient than ever while still keeping costs down and even bringing in more donors. CRM can help nonprofits manage volunteers, donors, events and more, bringing aid to those that need it more efficiently than ever. According to the Nonprofits Benchmark Study from M+R Strategic Services & NTEN, 76 percent of mobile subscribers for nonprofits come from their CRM and donor management systems. That’s…

MDL Technology Grows KCI Auto Auction’s Business with CRM

MDL Technology Grows KCI Auto Auction’s Business with CRM The KCI Auto Auction has seen significant growth in auto sales the last year thanks to MDL Technology, LLC’s extensive CRM knowledge. The independent wholesale auto auction needed a more streamlined management system to track their leads and manage projects to increase sales and raise profits.   Steve Goettling, assistant general manager at KCIAA, loves the sales success they’ve seen from MDL Technology’s CRM services. He said,“With the guidance and expertise of MDL Technology, LLC, we’ve been able to successfully integrate Microsoft Dynamics CRM into our system. We use CRM to manage all of our sales initiatives for approximately 20 sales professionals,…

Using CRM Technology to Grow A Business

Using CRM Technology to Grow A Business Posted by T.J. Bloom, COO of MDL Technology According to Microsoft, CRM applications can improve sales and business growth and increase revenues. In the world of business, having an integrated CRM system is a major key to success. Learn how CRM technology can be used to grow business. Mark Dryer, president of MDL Technology, said, “IT has changed the way companies are approaching CRM. Consumer behavior, such as how consumers make purchasing decisions, what they purchase and how they purchase is changing.  However, there is also a transformation in how consumers and companies interact with one another. Technology has created tons of new…