cloud computing trends for 2019

Cloud Computing Trends for 2019

Cloud computing is still on the rise, and with more businesses looking to make the switch, there are no signs that it will slow down anytime soon. So, what are the cloud computing trends for 2019? Here is a list of 5 trends to keep in mind for your business. Adoption Will Continue to Grow Rapidly Cloud computing is not just a fad, it’s the way of the future, so expect continued growth; even dramatic growth in the years to come. More Businesses will opt for a Hybrid Solution Most companies …

strengthening your cybersecurity plan

Strengthening Your Cybersecurity Plan

The goal of this article is to help you improve your cybersecurity plan. By implementing even one or two of the suggestions in this article, you’ll be taking a step toward reducing the likelihood of data loss, downtime, reputation damage, and lost revenue.  Proactively enhancing your cybersecurity plan is a smart business move. Before writing any cybersecurity plan, it’s essential to have a risk assessment under your belt.  Risk assessments highlight precisely where and how your workforce, technology, and physical environment are at risk and therefore where you need to …

Microsoft Windows Server 2008 End of Life Approaches

Microsoft Windows Server 2008 End of Life Approaches

Microsoft is updating a lot of their software, which means that some of it will be going out of support. One of those items is the Microsoft Windows Server 2008 platform. Microsoft will no longer be offering bug fixes and security updates after January 14, 2020. Without these updates and fixes, it will leave your Windows Server 2008 vulnerable to security issues and attacks. Also, the lack of updates can cause problems with the other software programs that run on your server. New applications are optimized for the latest operating …

backup and recovery plan for business

5 Reasons Backup and Recovery Plans are Essential to Business

Having a backup and recovery plan for your business data is more critical than ever before. Without a plan, your business can suffer from permanent data loss, unnecessary expenses, and massive downtown. With these threats looming overhead, a majority of SMBs still go without having a backup and recovery plan for their business data. Here are five reasons that will (hopefully) change your mind. Losing Data is Simple – when technology experts talk about data loss, people always think of catastrophic events, which is not how most data disappears. Human …

Network Security Steps for Small Business

5 Network Security Steps for Small Business

Network Security can seem like a daunting task with all the new threats that continually pop-up. When you think you’ve got your bases covered, something new comes along and changes the game. These five network security options will give your business the base level of protection you need. Educate Employees Employees are the last line of defense in your network security and are the most overlooked aspect of keeping your system protected. Most employees are unaware of ransomware and the threat it poses to businesses. With the dangers out there, …

is your network secure?

How Tech Support Secures Your Network

I think by now we’ve all come to realize that computer security is essential in today’s hacker age, but what does your tech support do to secure your network? These three common business functions are areas that tech support works to control. Email – it has become the primary form of business communication, which means propriety business information is flowing back and forth all day long. The email includes internal and external communication. If you don’t have an email filter in place, they can be easily hacked. If an email is …

why your office needs a replacement plan

Why Your Office Needs a Replacement Policy

You’ve just spent a lot of time and money to make sure that all your equipment is updated and top-notch! You can now forget about technology for a long time, right? Not quite. This is the perfect time to create a replacement plan for all your office equipment to ensure that you don’t have to drop a boatload of cash all at once in the future. So, let’s start with what a replacement plan is. This is the plan you have for how you will replace technology in the years …

trade war's impact on technology

Will the Trade War Impact Technology Hardware Costs?

It’s been all over the news already; our trade war with much of the world, but did you know that computer vendors are predicting price increases in the new year on all hardware and tech equipment because of this. Some of our vendors are estimating as much as a 25% increase in technology products starting as early as January 1, 2019. In addition to cost increases, there might also be some product shortages due to the tariff increases. With rising costs, production will decrease slightly to ensure manufacturers can sell …

The New HP Shareboard

Bring Your Whiteboard into the Digital Age

Live-stream your whiteboard content. If you’re looking for a low-cost smartboard option, check out HP’s new Shareboard. The HP Shareboard transforms your existing whiteboard into an online collaboration system. It allows you to share a crisp and vibrant real-time feed of your whiteboard activity with remote attendees. Real-time connectivity is accomplished through a secure online connection to your Wi-Fi network and a web browser. No apps, downloads or plug-ins needed. You can broadcast a crystal-clear view of all your content with patented Kaptivo technology that removes distortion, shadows, people, and objects …

planning for windows 7 end of life

Preparing for Windows 7 End of Life

You might have heard that extended support for Windows 7 is ending. Mainstream support ended January 13, 2015, but after January 14, 2020, Microsoft will no longer provide security updates or support for PCs running Windows 7. What does this mean for you and your office equipment running Windows 7? First off, if your office is a die-hard Windows 7 fan, you will find it more difficult to even find new computers with a Windows 7 license or the ability to get that operating system installed. If you are lucky …