Outsourcing? Really. Its OK: How it can save time and money

Outsourcing? Really. Its OK: How it can save time and money Almost by definition, small business owners and entrepreneurs cringe at the concept of outsourcing. Those who start their own companies like the control and autonomy it provides them. Unfortunately, that preference for control and autonomy may have some bad side-effects when it comes to … Continue reading “Outsourcing? Really. Its OK: How it can save time and money”

Be Proactive: How to Avoid Potential Network Failures

Be Proactive: How to Avoid Potential Network Failures For small- to medium-sized businesses (SMBs), an IT network failure can be devastating because they don’t have the resources of large corporations to bounce back from such disasters. Preparation against such devastation may be the only course for them to avoid failure and survive with the least … Continue reading “Be Proactive: How to Avoid Potential Network Failures”

Four Key Components of a Robust Security Plan Every SMB Must Know

Four Key Components of a Robust Security Plan Every SMB Must Know Most businesses are now technology dependent. This means security concerns aren’t just worrisome to large corporate enterprises anymore, but also the neighborhood sandwich shop, the main street tax advisor, and the local non-profit. Regardless of size or type, practically any organization has valuable … Continue reading “Four Key Components of a Robust Security Plan Every SMB Must Know”

Just Because You’re Not a Big Target, Doesn’t Mean You’re Safe

Just Because You’re Not a Big Target, Doesn’t Mean You’re Safe Not too long ago, the New York Times’ website experienced a well-publicized attack, which raises the question – how can this happen to such a world-renowned corporation? If this can happen to the New York Times, what does this bode for the security of … Continue reading “Just Because You’re Not a Big Target, Doesn’t Mean You’re Safe”

Why SMBs Must Proactively Address the Threat of Mobile Hacks

Why SMBs Must Proactively Address the Threat of Mobile Hacks More cyber criminals are targeting small-to-medium sized businesses. One reason for this is too many workplaces have insufficient bring-your-own-device (BYOD) policies in place. Some have none at all. Although firms are generally more knowledgeable about network security risks than in years past, they still woefully … Continue reading “Why SMBs Must Proactively Address the Threat of Mobile Hacks”

A Smarter Approach to Mobile Device Management

A Smarter Approach to Mobile Device Management More people today use personal mobile devices like smartphones and tablets for business purposes. Such devices, coupled with greater Wi-Fi accessibility and cloud services, have empowered us with the ability to access data and do business from practically anywhere at anytime. Needless to say, many small-to-medium sized business … Continue reading “A Smarter Approach to Mobile Device Management”

Click, Click, BOOM – You’re in Business But Is Your Technology Ready?

Click, Click, BOOM – You’re in Business But Is Your Technology Ready? It’s a fast business world. Brilliant business ideas can be conjured up at some hipster-filled vegan coffeehouse, a website is thrown together, and poof… in no time at all there is a living, breathing, small business venture accessible from anywhere in the world. … Continue reading “Click, Click, BOOM – You’re in Business But Is Your Technology Ready?”

Inquiring SMBs Want to Know… What’s the Difference Between a Help Desk and NOC?

Inquiring SMBs Want to Know… What’s the Difference Between a Help Desk and NOC? It’s no secret that any growing small-to-medium sized business must monitor and manage its business technology in the most cost-efficient way. The tricky part is figuring out how to do this without sacrificing the overall experience of the end-user. End-users can … Continue reading “Inquiring SMBs Want to Know… What’s the Difference Between a Help Desk and NOC?”

Is That A Business Continuity Plan in Your Pocket…Or A Bunch of Jargon?

Is That a Business Continuity Plan in Your Pocket or a Bunch of Jargon? Technology is full of difficult jargon. To further complicate things, certain terms are often used in a different context between one publication or service provider and the next. An example of this is the usage of backup, disaster recovery, and business … Continue reading “Is That A Business Continuity Plan in Your Pocket…Or A Bunch of Jargon?”

8 Hard Truths for SMBs not Worried About Data Recovery and Business Continuity

8 Cold Hard Truths for SMBs Not Worried About Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity The foundation of any successful business continuity solution is the ability to retrieve data from any point in time from anywhere. When the topic of data recovery and business continuity comes up, you get the feeling that many decision makers at … Continue reading “8 Hard Truths for SMBs not Worried About Data Recovery and Business Continuity”

Mitigate Costly New Technology Risks for Continued Stability and Profitability

Partnering with a managed service provider (MSP) is one new approach being used by many companies like yours. Experienced MSPs have access to newer tools that reduce costs by automating many routine in-house labor intensive processes. Break-fix is labor intensive, and labor is one of the most expensive operating costs within your IT infrastructure. The … Continue reading “Mitigate Costly New Technology Risks for Continued Stability and Profitability”

Is That Email a Phishing Scheme?

Research has revealed that over half of all users end up opening fraudulent emails and often even fall for them. Phishing is done with the aim of gathering personal information about you, generally related to your finances. The most common reason for the large number of people falling for fraudulent emails is that the phishing … Continue reading “Is That Email a Phishing Scheme?”

Data Loss Can Cause You to Shut Down

Small and medium sized businesses today are relying more than ever on IT systems to efficiently run their business, support customers and optimize productivity. These systems house sensitive digital data ranging from employee and customer information, to internal emails, documents and financial records, sales orders and transaction histories. This is in addition to applications and … Continue reading “Data Loss Can Cause You to Shut Down”

Nulla facilisis mauris ut est viverra

Aenean tempor sit amet lectus a faucibus. Sed id ante sit amet nisl fermentum imperdiet. Nulla malesuada odio et ex efficitur ornare. Aenean imperdiet volutpat quam, sed ornare enim lobortis quis. Class aptent taciti sociosqu ad litora torquent per conubia nostra, per inceptos himenaeos. Nulla ultrices vel ligula sit amet volutpat. Nam sollicitudin efficitur nulla, … Continue reading “Nulla facilisis mauris ut est viverra”

Pellentesque vitae lectus pharetra

Vivamus venenatis dictum nulla porta auctor. Etiam vel diam auctor, luctus nisl at, laoreet lacus. Morbi mollis ante fermentum euismod varius. Donec non eleifend nibh. Vivamus ex nibh, venenatis sit amet luctus non, bibendum ac felis. Suspendisse efficitur consequat ex in bibendum. Cras purus nisl, congue vel ante maximus, imperdiet vehicula sapien. Vestibulum ante ipsum … Continue reading “Pellentesque vitae lectus pharetra”