Monday, November 12, 2018

One stop IT shopping

Have you ever heard the phrase “One stop shopping?”

I have heard that phrase in large and small companies with regard to Information Technology. The reasoning is usually that one vendor for all their IT needs will avoid finger pointing and minimize the risk of mismatching technologies and many more reasons. 

I would say that if a company already has strong leadership in IT and already has a significant investment in one vendor, it may be the best choice. 

However, if your company does not have strong leadership in IT and / or you don’t have Enterprise Architecture and processes in place, it may NOT be the best thing to get your full IT solutions from one vendor. 

The reason you shouldn’t is simple, don’t seek leadership advice from a vendor that will supply all your hardware and software and services. Their Enterprise Architect will only give you advice that leads to the products and services his company offers. 

My recommendation is to have your IT leadership either Internal or to outsource that to a consultancy without ties to any one vendor. That will allow free thinking and optimal results. You may still end up with a single vendor for hardware and software, but it may be more likely to have a solution stack that is both compatible and cost effective. Most importantly you will get a long term Enterprise Architecture that will be agile, performant, and reliable. 

Sunday, November 11, 2018

New Bombay Royale ad Review

This video log reviews a recent advertisement we did for New Bombay Royal on Facebook.

Monday, October 15, 2018

Why Outsourcing Five Reasons to Consider

Why Outsourcing Five Reasons to Consider

This short video explains the reasons any business should consider outsourcing.  

Open 4 Business Online does outsourcing for Web Presence and Social Media Advertising as well as Information Technology.

Go To for more information.

Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Cybersecurity Baselines

I just published an article on the Ion-Moderworkplace Blog. 

It is the first in a series related to the Modern Workplace you might be interested. 


Mike Oliver

Sunday, July 29, 2018

Recap of recent Facebook ad

When you subscribe to one of our services, even at the Php500 / Month package you can achieve tremendous returns and exposure to the public.  Here is a recap of one of our Php500 / Month packages that demonstrates how our ecosystem of Web Technology, Social Media, Software as a Service and Business Networking can lead to hundreds or even thousands of potential customers.

Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

O4BO Affiliate Marketing Program

Hi, this video describes our Affiliate Marketing Program where our subscribers can generate income passively to allow them to increase their advertising budget.

For more information goto

Thursday, March 15, 2018


The Open 4 Business Online system for helping our subscribers grow is explained in this video.

Unlike so many other companies that sell custom websites or Facebook pages and charge up front for their work, we take a holistic approach that is more like an ecosystem of complimentary services annd products. 

This video describes that ecosystem and future videos will describer the other vectors we have in consulting, IT Outsourcing and Software as a Service.  Enjoy and subscribe to be notified of the next video.

For more info Goto

Thursday, March 8, 2018

Explorer4 Overview

The Video provides an overview of the Explorer 4 program of Open 4 Business Online.  It shows how the many sites work and what the free listings and our upgraded listings look like and benefits.

We based this video on so you can go there and look around after the video and if you have not already, sign up to register your business for a free listing.

For more information go to

Thursday, March 1, 2018

O4BO 2018 Overview

We have new services we are offering. In the following video I describe who we are, what we do and how we do it. 

For more information Goto

Monday, February 26, 2018

O4BO IT Outsourcing Overview

Information Technology Outsourcing is huge all around the world with many companies choosing to outsource their IT and concentrate on their core competencies and let IT professionals handle all that for them.

Small Businesses are no different, except that they have smaller budgets and perhaps even less knowledge about IT and how to make decisions on their IT investment.

We at O4BO take IT very seriously we have many decades of experience and have worked with and for some of the largest Corporations in the Philippines.

We are bringing that skill set to our O4BO subscribers by offering IT Outsourcing that fits in your budget while reducing your risk and guaranteeing a full staff if IT professionals to support your needs from On-Site technicians to a help desk and a means to escalate your problems to experts..

Here is a video that explains this program.

Please see our Pricing page for more details.

Sunday, February 25, 2018

O4BO Small Business Complete - Overview

The top package for O4BO services is the Small Business Complete Package.

The package includes all the services we offer, and extends the Service Calls and Professional services to a full 12 hours per month for use in authoring content, editing promotions or new and creating ad content.

In addition you get Php300/mo in direct Facebook ads that will drive hundreds of facebook users to look at your site.

Here is a Short Video to describe this package...

For a comparison of all our packages go to our Pricing page.

O4BO Full Service Package Overview

The Full Service Package from Open 4 Business Online extends the features of the Small Business Package as follows:

  1. Unlimited Email on your domain.
  2. 8 hours of Professional Services for content management and maintenance.
  3. Facebook ads increased to Pph150/mo
Watch this short video for more explanation.

Go to our Pricing page for a comparison of all Packages.

Saturday, February 24, 2018

Pricing - O4BO Small Business Package HD

The O4BO Small Business Package is only P1,000/MO and adds to the P500 Small Business Starter Package features.

The added features are:

Custom Website and Domain Name;

4 hours of Professional Services to maintain your content;

10% of your monthly fee for purchase of Facebook ads.

Watch this video for more details.

For more information on why to get your own domain and website, read this 

Friday, February 23, 2018

13 Reasons to get your own domain and website

13 Advantages of Having a Website For Your Business
Advantages and Benefits Of a Website For Your Business

Do you have a business and don’t have a website? If you said yes, it’s almost as if your business doesn’t exist.  

In this modern era, people and companies are on the internet for information. Why do you think people visit a website? It’s primarily to find information. And if you’re in the business world, information is critical. You need to have a website for your customers. It needs to contain information about what you can do for them.  Below are just a few of the advantages and benefits of having a website for your business.

Less Expensive
Have you ever advertised your business through various forms such as printed media, radio, television or by other means? It’s expensive! Investing in advertising is necessary, but it takes a lot of money. Having a website will make promoting your company less expensive. Many versions of offline advertising available on the internet are sometimes free.

A website is more environmental friendly when it comes to advertising and marketing. There are lots of ways to advertise your products or services through the internet. One example is Facebook ads, an advertising feature offered through Facebook. Another one is called SEO.  This is a major advantage for your business. Having a good SEO service provider can boost the ranking of your website which quickly results in increased sales and higher profits.

Having a website will be more convenient for your customers and leads. Make it easy for your customers to purchase from you! Many will be more likely to visit your website, rather than driving a car to your physical location and browsing for your products. From a customer’s point of view, it’s better for them if they don’t have to ask anything. They can just find what they’re looking for on your online site.

Increase Customers
Most businesses have local popularity, but what about potential customers outside their city?  A website can help you generate more customers. Not just outside your city, but worldwide. The internet offers a global community. With a website, your business will be visible around the world.

Have you ever experienced having to turn customers away because it’s closing time? Well, you don’t have to close the doors of your website.  An online site can be visited any time of the day or night. People will look to your site instead of going to your shop because it is more accessible. Just make sure to post enough information about your products and services.

Access to Info
Did you know that if you own a website, you can actually track everything that is happening on it? You can even look for information that will tell you how many people visited your site, or how many people messaged or emailed you. You can access the progress of your website and view all its pages. You can even make an update anytime, making it much less expensive than printed material.

Smart business owners create a blog page for their company. Having a blog to post fresh content will keep your website attractive and fresh.

Links are very important to viral marketing. If you have many sites linking to you, it is like spreading the word about your company all around the world. If you have a good website with good content related to information, products or services, people are more likely to link your website to theirs. This means they recognize your website as valuable.

Better Relationship
Having a website can build better relationships with your customers. You can send messages instantly to your customers through email. Also, your customers can review your products online and can also leave feedback for you and your business. It’s best to always send your customer a message. This is essential for building a good relationship with them. You can even give them more information about your business through messages or emails.

Increase Sales
If you are a business owner, more visitors  leads to more potential sales. That’s how your website will help you. You can drive more people to your site by consistently updating and promoting the contents of your site. The more informative your site is, the greater the possibility of increasing your sales.

A website gives you the opportunity to prove your credibility. You have to tell your customers why you deserve their trust through your website. This can earn positive feedback for your service and products. Also, your website serves as a place for a potential investor to explore what your business is about and what it can do in the future.

Long Term Clients
What do you think is the difference between client and a customer? Well, a customer is the one who walks in and buys something and that’s it. A client is your regular customer. He is buying your products or services daily or contractually. Having a website gives you a chance to gain more clients that can help your business grow.

Your Ideas
These are few of the advantages and benefits of creating a website for your business. Do you know of other advantages to be gained by having a website?  Feel free to let us know your thoughts by commenting on our Facebook Page.

Monday, February 19, 2018

O4BO Php500 package overview

If you want to grow your business, one very good way is to put up web presence with info about your business and some nice photos and text to get anyone looking at it to come to your business.

That's great except that if you don't have a lot of money or technical ability you may do more damage to your image than you benefit. That's where comes in. You can get one image and desciption plus contact information for FREE but you have probably heard that a picture is worth a thousand words, so true. Well for just Php500/mo you can get 8 or more images, a map to your location, expanded features list and an expanded description on a web site that is seen by hundred of people every day.

Here is a video that explains the Ph500/mo package.

For more go to or and sign up for a free listing and we will contact you for an upgrade to the Php500/mo package.

O4BO Php250 Package Overview

If you want to grow your business, one very good way is to put up web presence with info about your business and some nice photos and text to get anyone looking at it to come to your business.

That's great except that if you don't have a lot of money or technical ability you may do more damage to your image than you benefit. That's where comes in. You can get one image and desciption plus contact information for FREE but you have probably heard that a picture is worth a thousand words, so true. Well for just Php250/mo you can get 8 images and an expanded description on a web site that is seen by hundred of people every day.

Here is a video that explains the Ph250/mo package.

Visit or and sign up for free, and we will contact you for an upgrade.

Monday, January 29, 2018

Principle Consultant CV

Here is a short video description of my CV on Linked in at

Open 4 Business Online is primarily for helping Small Business Grow.  We have consultants on all aspects of that effort including Web Presence, Web Site Design and Development and Social Media.

We are also offering various levels of Professional Services including IT Outsourcing from one part time on site technician to a full IT Outsourcing from CIO down.

As the CTO of O4BO my CV/LinkedIn Profile means you can trust that we have the experience and sills to do that job.  Please go to and sign up for a free listing on one of our sites. 

References available on request.

Sunday, January 28, 2018

O4BO Professional Services

Let me introduce the newest suite of services for our subscribers.

Professional Services and Small Business IT Outsourcing.

This short Video shows a page from our web site and describes those services.

As the Founder of O4BO I am also the Chief Architect and the primary Consultant on Enterprise Architecture, Solution Architecture, Integration Architecture and Service Oriented Architecture.

You can view my CV/Profile at

Please check out this short video that outlines our IT Outsourcing Packages.

Please Visit