In the light of the global health crisis caused by the novel coronavirus, various organizations have instructed their teams to work from home as one of the precautionary measures to minimize the risk of infection. With the arrival of vaccines early this year, it seems 2021 is bringing a ray of hope for the global economic system.
But it is beyond[...]Read more.
To thrive in a rapidly changing business landscape, small and mid-sized enterprises (SMEs) should consider replacing outdated technology solutions with more robust digital tools to keep up with the growing competition, maintain productivity, and stay relevant to clients. In addition, these tools can help SMEs in not only meeting but exceeding[...]Read more.
Businesses run on data. Whether it’s to accomplish daily tasks or make important decisions, the data your business collects using any variety of software and applications likely is critical to your company’s operations.
If we told you there was a technology solution that could grant you access to that data at any time on any[...]Read more.
It’s certainly no understatement to say many of today’s businesses rely on a network to maintain a connection between shared devices, coworkers’ computers and, in some cases, even their customers’ devices. But the more devices, hardware and software that rely on a business’s network connection, the more susceptible[...]Read more.
It’s easy for business owners to feel pulled in too many directions at once. There is so much that is constantly vying for your attention that certain things simply fall through the cracks.
Don’t let IT issues, such as hardware infrastructure, be one of those things you let slip.
You can have the latest and greatest software version[...]Read more.
Malware has been around for many years, however, like viruses that spread to and infect our physical bodies, malware also is always changing and new types are constantly emerging.
This is why it is critical for business owners and anyone in charge of overseeing network infrastructure and security needs to be aware of how malware spreads through[...]Read more.
Businesses looking to succeed in competitive environments must constantly be looking for new efficiencies that give them the edge over competitors. As far as technology is concerned, there may be no edge greater than shifting computing operations and data storage to cloud based solutions.
What are cloud based solutions? They are everything from[...]Read more.
Data is everything in today’s business world.
Think about it: Businesses of every size, from the largest corporations to small one-man or mom and pop operations, rely on data to keep their businesses successful and growing.
This is why it is absolutely imperative for all businesses to have a reliable way to not only keep data secure, but[...]Read more.
How reliable is the technology that your business and its employees rely on each and every day? Every business owner should know the answer to this question.
If you do not have an answer or know that the technology used by your business or organization could be improved, then it may be time for a technology audit, also referred to as an IT audit,[...]Read more.
Data drives business. From the largest of corporations to even many small mom and pop stores on Main Street, data is invaluable to businesses.
One of the most important aspects of using data for businesses, though, is keeping it secure and out of the hands of those who would use it improperly. Today, every business needs a plan for how to[...]Read more.
Technology drives most businesses forward more than nearly anything else. Each day, employees of businesses both large and small rely on multiple forms of technology to stay productive, achieve results and reach or surpass their goals.
Ideally, this leads to more success for the entire business. However, that success is threatened whenever[...]Read more.
Think about for a moment how many emails you read and send per day. Now, add in the number of emails your coworkers or employees read and send per day.
That’s a lot of emails. Or, as a hacker or other malicious entity may see it, that’s a lot of opportunity for mischief or malicious activity. When it comes to email, that malicious[...]Read more.
“The network is down again.”
Those words unleash nightmare scenarios for many business owners and their employees. When networks go down or suffer serious lag in connection speeds, productivity takes a hit and businesses have to scramble to make sure operations don’t grind to a complete halt.
Troubleshooting wireless network[...]Read more.
All businesses, whether they are small, medium or large, need reliable data storage solutions. There’s no way around it.
Simply think about how much data that is necessary for business operations. There is email, documents, databases, spreadsheets, websites themselves and so much more. All of that data needs to be stored somewhere.
More employees are working from home now than ever before thanks to social distancing practices their employers have adopted in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Faced with this new remote work reality, though, businesses and organizations that can operate this way are having to get creative on how they keep their employees connected and[...]Read more.
Businesses need to be ready for anything, no matter their size. Contingency plans must be in place for all aspects of the business. Critical components of business operations, such as network infrastructure and broadband connectivity, cannot be overlooked.
However, if the business community has learned anything in the last couple of weeks, it is[...]Read more.
Cloud computing often represents the most flexible technology solutions available to businesses today. That’s why it is so popular among commercial users of every size.
As cloud technology continues to improve and its use continues to grow, learn why your business might be best served by switching to the cloud and a managed cloud services[...]Read more.
As a business owner, you know how much time and effort it takes to keep your operation on the right track. No matter the size, whether it’s a small, medium or large business, what matters most is focusing on what keeps your business running and - hopefully - profitable.
That’s why many companies view outsourcing certain functions of[...]Read more.
Businesses run on technology. With the right hardware and software, companies of all sizes can reach more customers, be better prepared to face their competition - wherever those competitors may be - and simply operate at a higher level of efficiency in general.
But to reach that point, businesses must know that they working with reliable,[...]Read more.
Never before have small businesses needed to focus more on how they plan to defend their networks and devices against cyber attacks, specifically malware.
Most businesses, not just small, are taking this threat seriously - as they should. In 2018, security service investment in company budgets grew faster than any other investment area.
Business IT needs are always changing. However, one constant that remains is the need for each company to maintain and secure some form of network infrastructure.Read more.
Cloud computing is not going anywhere. Neither is one of its most popular types - software-as-a-service tools and services.
Software-as-a-service (SaaS) is a popular - if not the most popular form - of cloud computing. If your business uses any sort of online services and tools, then chances are you are likely using a SaaS solution. These tools[...]Read more.
Businesses rely on the internet and the many wireless networking capabilities it offers more than ever before.
With good reason, too. Not only does better wireless networking improve experiences between businesses and customers, but it can also increase capabilities within the office by streamlining communication, offering productivity-boosting[...]Read more.
The world of malware is constantly transforming. Those who wish to cause grief for computer users are always discovering new ways to annoy and even cause actual financial harm through their cyber attacks.
These cyber attacks are also getting sneakier and more sophisticated. On top of that, hundreds of millions of computer viruses and malicious[...]Read more.
Nobody likes interruptions. This is certainly true for businesses and busy professionals who have productivity levels to meet and goals to accomplish every day.
However, some interruptions are necessary. Take software updates, for example. Though they can interrupt the daily workflow, software updates carry anything from user experience[...]Read more.
In today’s ultra-competitive business environment, more and more companies are searching for ways to maximize productivity, efficiency and, overall, profitability. This means taking stock of strengths, weaknesses and opportunities for growth.
To capitalize on its strengths and determine which opportunities deserve a business’s focus,[...]Read more.
Cloud computing is here to stay. Every year, the number of companies using some form of cloud computing or cloud-based solutions grows exponentially.
In fact, 83% of enterprise workloads are expected to be operated via the cloud by 2020. That is due to the technology’s undeniable benefits for businesses of all sizes: potential cost savings,[...]Read more.
If you have an email account, then chances are you have encountered your fair share of phishing and other forms of spam email messages.
Every day, 14.5 billion spam messages are sent, according to Spam Laws. That accounts for 45 percent of all email sent every day.
Email clients apply filters and separate most spam from your general inbox, but[...]Read more.
Learn the current methods and exploits hackers are using to get your data!
Whether you’re a CIO, the head of IT, or in a non-security-related position, if your data security practices are unclear, your company is at a greater risk to a data breach. Join us over your lunch hour to learn the current methods and exploits[...]Read more.
In today's connected, digital age, computer systems are the backbone that ensures companies and their employees succeed. But when that backbone fractures - or even breaks - your business could be left scrambling to find solutions.
Whether your company uses desktops, laptops or a combination of the two, you should seek to prevent hardware failure.[...]Read more.
When it comes to running a small business, cost efficiencies and time-saving strategies are critical to success. As a small business, you don't have a large team of employees that can handle every single issue that rears its head. It's also unlikely for small businesses to have an endless pool of financial resources to throw at those problems[...]Read more.
Not every business has the manpower, resources or money to hire IT staff, but that doesn't mean you can neglect your IT needs.
Every organization today relies on IT in some way, so having the right level of support to deal with issues is essential. That's where the benefits of a managed IT service team comes in.
Rather than hiring the staff[...]Read more.
With the average data breach now costing companies around $4 million per breach, having a security breach is probably far outside of your budget. If you've decided to move some of your important data onto the cloud, you need to take cloud computing security seriously. Otherwise, you could end up losing customers or, worse, being sued for[...]Read more.
Does your business computer sound like it's going to take flight almost every time you turn it on?
That loud noise that you're hearing is most likely the fan in your computer trying to cool your PC off. A computer with an unusually noisy fan is begging for you to take it in for computer repair right away, as it could be a sign that it needs[...]Read more.
Business in the United States and around the world is booming.
All of those factors for your business mean a lot of opportunities. That is of course if you're willing to streamline your processes, improve[...]Read more.
According to Forbes, 83% of workloads will be on a cloud platform by 2020.
Migrating to the cloud is a huge undertaking that has a fair bit of risk. Not to mention comes with some growing pains. Though the result is worth the effort, there are tips that can make the process as smooth as possible.
Read on for 7 tips to keep in mind before you[...]Read more.
Welcome to the Age of Technology, in which everything seems to be connected through the Internet and internal networks. If you are running a business, you most likely have a network that you and your employees use for operational tasks.
Your network might seem secure to you, but how are you really going to know without getting it checked out[...]Read more.
Maybe you're running a business where technology isn't the top priority. Even if that's the case, you should think about it because it's a great way to keep your company updated.
Technology can also help you to keep up with changes such as new privacy policies like General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). One way to do this is by implementing[...]Read more.
With current estimates putting the cost of the average data breach around $3.6 million, no business wants to see a loss of this size if they can afford it. If you don't have the best IT staff around you, could be dealing with lost revenue, a damaged reputation and even lawsuits.
One of the many benefits of outsourcing your IT services is that you[...]Read more.