CLOUD SERVICES

HAVING TROUBLE DECIDING IF YOUR BUSINESS NEED CLOUD STORAGE OR ONLINE BACKUPS?

It is easy to confuse the differences between cloud storage and online backups. At first glance, they both appear to do similar things. As a business decision maker, knowing and understanding when to use cloud storage or online backups can be the difference between...

CO-MANAGED IT

Work Where You Want with Managed Services

There are a lot of different solutions out there for what is needed to work remotely, but the outcome should always be the same. Happy employees means happy customers and happy business owners! Although the solutions may change and the options may...

It is Time to Partner with a Managed Services Provider

Partnerships require that both parties involved get to know and understand each other’s goals and needs. They require understanding and continuity to grow each member and strengthen the partnership. Managed Services Providers, or MSPs are IT business partners. They...

Keep Your IT Person with Co-Managed IT

Meet Cindy. Everyone at work loves Cindy. She is always kind, willing to take on additional work and is often considered the “office mom.” Cindy was somewhat IT savvy when she first started working in the office and her willingness to help has now made her the go-to...

QUESTIONS YOU SHOULD BE ASKING WHEN CONSIDERING A MANAGED SERVICES PROVIDER

Questions You Should Be Asking When Considering a Managed Services Provider These days it seems like there is a new MSP popping up every week. Deciphering their rhetoric is no easy task. The truth is every organization has different needs and every MSP has a different...

WHY YOU SHOULDN’T HIRE YOUR OWN IT PERSON

While it may seem like a good idea to hire your own personal IT staff initially, it is important to do your own cost-savings analysis to make the right decision for your business. “In many instances, having a reputable MSP [Managed Services Provider] is far less...
Work Where You Want with Managed Services

Work Where You Want with Managed Services

There are a lot of different solutions out there for what is needed to work remotely, but the outcome should always be the same. Happy employees means happy customers and happy business owners! Although the solutions may change and the options may...

It is Time to Partner with a Managed Services Provider

It is Time to Partner with a Managed Services Provider

Partnerships require that both parties involved get to know and understand each other’s goals and needs. They require understanding and continuity to grow each member and strengthen the partnership. Managed Services Providers, or MSPs are IT business partners. They...

Keep Your IT Person with Co-Managed IT

Keep Your IT Person with Co-Managed IT

Meet Cindy. Everyone at work loves Cindy. She is always kind, willing to take on additional work and is often considered the “office mom.” Cindy was somewhat IT savvy when she first started working in the office and her willingness to help has now made her the go-to...

CYBERSECURITY

How to Spot Phishing Attacks

Imagine that you are a fish swimming in a big pond full of other fishes and you spot something that you think is food. You immediately swim over and start inspecting the “food” in question. How can you tell if what you see is food or a rubber imposter that is waiting...

Passwords 101

A business’s cybersecurity starts with their employee’s passwords. No amount of network security or locks can protect a business if the passwords that the company’s employees are using have been hacked. Here a few basic practices that you should teach yourself and...

Top 3 Ways SMBs Cut Their Security Spend

The time to think “My business is too small for cyber-attacks” has passed. Cybercriminals are now increasingly targeting small to medium-sized businesses. This is due to the widely known fact that many SMBs do not prioritize their budget to include proper internet...

5 SECURITY PRACTICES TO TEACH YOUR EMPLOYEES

Many businesses provide their employees with the necessary devices that they need to conduct their work, such as mobile phones, laptops, or tablets. Surprisingly, not many businesses train their employees on the best practices to keep their work devices secure. ...

CAN YOU REALLY AFFORD NOT TO HAVE A BACKUP PLAN?

According to Symantec SMB, 50% of SMBs admit to having no backup and disaster recovery plan in place. 41% of those surveyed confessed that they had never even given much thought to implementing a disaster recovery or business continuity plan. If you are one of them,...
How to Spot Phishing Attacks

How to Spot Phishing Attacks

Imagine that you are a fish swimming in a big pond full of other fishes and you spot something that you think is food. You immediately swim over and start inspecting the “food” in question. How can you tell if what you see is food or a rubber imposter that is waiting...

Passwords 101

Passwords 101

A business’s cybersecurity starts with their employee’s passwords. No amount of network security or locks can protect a business if the passwords that the company’s employees are using have been hacked. Here a few basic practices that you should teach yourself and...

Top 3 Ways SMBs Cut Their Security Spend

Top 3 Ways SMBs Cut Their Security Spend

The time to think “My business is too small for cyber-attacks” has passed. Cybercriminals are now increasingly targeting small to medium-sized businesses. This is due to the widely known fact that many SMBs do not prioritize their budget to include proper internet...

5 SECURITY PRACTICES TO TEACH YOUR EMPLOYEES

5 SECURITY PRACTICES TO TEACH YOUR EMPLOYEES

Many businesses provide their employees with the necessary devices that they need to conduct their work, such as mobile phones, laptops, or tablets. Surprisingly, not many businesses train their employees on the best practices to keep their work devices secure. ...

IT FOR BUSINESS

Raise Your Expectations – IT is in a New Era

Technology is no longer just fix and repair. It’s time to revisit your expectations of IT, and maybe even your chosen IT Partner.

Speed Up Your Slow Computer at the Office

There is not much that is more frustrating than trying to conduct work on a slow computer. For many people, sitting there watching their mouse spin on the screen is enough for them to kick their computer to the curb. If you are at your wit’s end, trying to get your...

Top 3 Ways SMBs Cut Their Security Spend

The time to think “My business is too small for cyber-attacks” has passed. Cybercriminals are now increasingly targeting small to medium-sized businesses. This is due to the widely known fact that many SMBs do not prioritize their budget to include proper internet...

IS BRING YOUR OWN DEVICE (BYOD) RIGHT FOR YOUR BUSINESS?

BYOD or “Bring Your Own Device” to work policies are an attractive trend that many SMBs are adapting. The policy tends to attract new hires, increase employee morale and overall productivity for companies. But not every company will benefit from a BYOD program. Here...

IT MISTAKES TO AVOID WHILE YOU GROW YOUR BUSINESS

It is not uncommon for growing businesses to find that their IT no longer yields the same returns as they had originally expected. There are numerous factors that play into misshaped IT. Here are a few common ways that you can try to make sure that your business’s IT...

DO BUSINESS BETTER WITH OFFICE 365

The modern work environment no longer requires for employees to be chained to their desks in a traditional office. As more office’s utilize laptops for their employees’ primary workstations, the benefits of Microsoft’s Office 365 become unavoidable. Office 365 allows...

5 WAYS TO REDUCE DOWNTIME & PREVENT IT PROBLEMS AT WORK

It may not come as a surprise that operating a business is an expensive venture. When a business is faced with technical problems on their network, software or equipment, costs go beyond just a financial standpoint. The time that employees spend trying to fix these...

TREAT YOUR IT EQUIPMENT LIKE YOU WOULD TREAT YOUR BUGATTI

Imagine that you entered a raffle and won the keys to a brand-new Bugatti Chiron. After squealing for joy and taking the car for a spin to show it off to your friends, you would probably then find a nice comfortable spot in a garage to keep it. While you own the car,...

BREAK-IT AND FIX-IT DOESN’T WORK

Break-it and fix-it is a passive maintenance method where a company waits for their equipment to break and then searches out the best way to repair or resolve the issue(s). This method is not cost effective as it increases downtime and requires more resources than...

FIVE THINGS YOU SHOULD DO RIGHT NOW TO PRESERVE YOUR NETWORK AND SYSTEMS

1. Backup Files Every Day – As catastrophic as data loss is, the number of businesses that still are not backing up their network is unbelievable. According to the Symantec Small to Medium Size Businesses (SMB) data, only 23% of SMBs are backing up their data on...
Speed Up Your Slow Computer at the Office

Speed Up Your Slow Computer at the Office

There is not much that is more frustrating than trying to conduct work on a slow computer. For many people, sitting there watching their mouse spin on the screen is enough for them to kick their computer to the curb. If you are at your wit’s end, trying to get your...

Top 3 Ways SMBs Cut Their Security Spend

Top 3 Ways SMBs Cut Their Security Spend

The time to think “My business is too small for cyber-attacks” has passed. Cybercriminals are now increasingly targeting small to medium-sized businesses. This is due to the widely known fact that many SMBs do not prioritize their budget to include proper internet...

MICROSOFT TEAMS

5 Ways Microsoft Teams Can Deliver Immediate Benefit to Your Company

Microsoft Teams is an anchor point for the entire Microsoft 365 cloud platform. Teams can offer your company an excellent starting point for your entire Cloud Strategy whether you are at the starting point of your Cloud journey, or you are well along on your path.

MSP OUTSOURCED IT

QUESTIONS YOU SHOULD BE ASKING WHEN CONSIDERING A MANAGED SERVICES PROVIDER

Questions You Should Be Asking When Considering a Managed Services Provider These days it seems like there is a new MSP popping up every week. Deciphering their rhetoric is no easy task. The truth is every organization has different needs and every MSP has a different...

WHY YOU SHOULDN’T HIRE YOUR OWN IT PERSON

While it may seem like a good idea to hire your own personal IT staff initially, it is important to do your own cost-savings analysis to make the right decision for your business. “In many instances, having a reputable MSP [Managed Services Provider] is far less...

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