Here is what businesses need to know about network infrastructure
Oct31

Here is what businesses need to know about network infrastructure

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.

It is true that cloud computing’s rise in popularity seems to always be increasing (hint: it is), but many businesses continue to rely on a network infrastructure that is centered[...]

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What is SaaS? A software-as-a-service overview
Sep30

What is SaaS? A software-as-a-service overview

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[...]

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What businesses should know about wireless network setup
Aug29

What businesses should know about wireless network setup

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[...]

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How to defend your network against common malware types
Jul31

How to defend your network against common malware types

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[...]

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Why you shouldn't ignore software updates
Jun28

Why you shouldn't ignore software updates

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[...]

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Should your business outsource IT services?
May31

Should your business outsource IT services?

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,[...]

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How to make your company's cloud transition smooth and secure
Apr30

How to make your company's cloud transition smooth and secure

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,[...]

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Don't let your business fall victim to email phishing
Mar31

Don't let your business fall victim to email phishing

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[...]

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Lunch & Learn: Protect Your Business With Security Awareness
Mar20

Lunch & Learn: Protect Your Business With Security Awareness

You're Invited!

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[...]

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Repair or replace? How to know when it's time to upgrade your company's computers
Feb25

Repair or replace? How to know when it's time to upgrade your company's computers

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.[...]

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6 Reasons Why Cloud Data Storage Works for Small Businesses
Jan28

6 Reasons Why Cloud Data Storage Works for Small Businesses

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[...]

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Top 8 Benefits of Using Managed IT Services for Your Business
Dec14

Top 8 Benefits of Using Managed IT Services for Your Business

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[...]

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4 Cloud Computing Security Tips You Didn't Know
Nov20

4 Cloud Computing Security Tips You Didn't Know

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[...]

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Top 7 Signs Your Computer is in Dire Need of Repair
Oct26

Top 7 Signs Your Computer is in Dire Need of Repair

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[...]

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5 Benefits of SaaS That Will Help Your Company Succeed
Sep23

5 Benefits of SaaS That Will Help Your Company Succeed

Business in the United States and around the world is booming.

Unemployment rates are low. Consumer confidence is up. And businesses are turning record profits on the backs of increased consumer spending.

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[...]

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7 Tips to Consider When Migrating to the Cloud
Aug20

7 Tips to Consider When Migrating to the Cloud

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[...]

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Why You Should Get a Regular Audit of Your IT Security
Jul16

Why You Should Get a Regular Audit of Your IT Security

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[...]

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7 Reasons a Personal Cloud Server Will Benefit Your Company
Jun18

7 Reasons a Personal Cloud Server Will Benefit Your Company

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[...]

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What are the Benefits of Outsourcing Managed IT Services?
May22

What are the Benefits of Outsourcing Managed IT Services?

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[...]

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The Benefits of IT Consulting for Your Brand
Apr03

The Benefits of IT Consulting for Your Brand

We've heard the jokes about people contacting IT, to be asked if they've turned a device off and on again. But IT support is a vital aspect of your business setup if you want to expand your brand.

72 percent of businesses require a minimum of 99.99% uptime for their IT systems.

Having an in-house IT department might be beyond your budget right[...]



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Business Benefits of Private Cloud Computing Services
Mar13

Business Benefits of Private Cloud Computing Services

When it comes to IT infrastructure there are many options to choose from. Businesses of all sizes and scopes can benefit greatly from a private cloud dedicated to their specific needs and IT requirements.

In this article, we are examining the business benefits of private cloud computing. Read on to find out if going private is the way to go for[...]

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10 Telltale Signs You Need Professional IT Services
Feb05

10 Telltale Signs You Need Professional IT Services

Your business's computer networks are like your company's arteries and veins.

Without them, the flow of information stops--and problems start. If you're finding yourself dealing with more problems than solutions in the IT realm, it might be time to spring for professional IT services.

Navigating today's IT world can feel a lot like walking on a[...]



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6 Reasons Why You Should Always Upgrade
Jan02

6 Reasons Why You Should Always Upgrade

Did you know that even software security experts don't always upgrade their software when a new version comes out?

Up to 40% of security administrators don't prioritize updating their software. So it's no big surprise that the average software user doesn't upgrade as often as they should either.

However, with the worldwide release of so many[...]



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Frequently Asked Questions About Ransomware
Dec06

Frequently Asked Questions About Ransomware

Ransomware is malicious software (malware) designed to extort money from users. There is a lot of information being shared about all the different types of ransomware. With all the data available, it's hard to get a full understanding of this serious threat. That's why we put together these FAQ's. It's our hope that it  will help you to[...] Read more.
On-Premises vs Cloud Data Storage: Which is Right for Your Organization?
Nov03

On-Premises vs Cloud Data Storage: Which is Right for Your Organization?

Regardless of the industry in which your company operates, it probably uses data. Retail businesses use data to track sales and optimize marketing campaign, financial institutions use it to assess risks and protect against fraud, and even healthcare businesses use it to store patient information.

As computing hardware and software improves,[...]

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Here’s what you should know about the KRACK WiFi vulnerability
Oct17

Here’s what you should know about the KRACK WiFi vulnerability

1. It does not affect Access Points, unless the Access Point is in client mode (Wireless Bridge).
2. It does not affect Windows or iOS, as they don’t support the part of the handshake that allows for the rekeying vulnerability.
3. BSD/Linux/Android (it runs the Linux kernel) are affected since a majority of the AP’s on the market use[...]

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Is an MSP Right for Your Business?
Oct02

Is an MSP Right for Your Business?

Managed service providers (MSPs) offer full IT support, from basic hosting maintenance to general cyber security. They are mostly used by large enterprise businesses, but because of the internet's opportunity many small businesses need someone who understands hardware and software support.

MSPs work with contractual obligations where the client[...]

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Why Forcing Frequent Password Changes is Actually Harmful for Security
Sep06

Why Forcing Frequent Password Changes is Actually Harmful for Security

The general rule of thumb in security is to have users reset their passwords every 60 or 90 days. If you're a user who logs into a network every day, you're probably familiar with the notification that you must change your password. If you're an IT administrator, you are probably faced with determining the right time interval to satisfy security[...] Read more.
Common Intrusion Points for Ransomware and Malware Infections
Aug09

Common Intrusion Points for Ransomware and Malware Infections

If you have read the news recently, you have  probably heard of the WannaCry ransomware attack, a scary computer infection that took hold and quickly spread worldwide. In what seemed like a matter of hours, computers across the globe were crippled, as were the businesses that owned them.

As ransomware goes, the WannaCry exploit turned out to[...]

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10 Tips for Staying Safe Online
Jul05

10 Tips for Staying Safe Online

You don't have to look very far to run into trouble online, and it may be truthfully said that the virtual world can be just as perilous as the real one. People fall victim to a multitude of online scams and malicious software every day, and the chances of that happening are increased greatly if you have a shared family or work[...] Read more.