Why IT as a Service Makes Sense for Start-Up Businesses

Why IT as a Service Makes Sense for a Start-Up

If you’re a start-up business, resources are precious, and tasks are never-ending. IT shouldn’t have to be one of those things that never get off your to-do list. IT outsourcing is essential for the initial stages of your business for the following reasons. Time – you don’t need to be wasting those precious hours in your day to complete maintenance, upgrades, or patch installs with your IT network. Leave it to the experts to keep your machines running smoothly in the background after hours so you can grow your business. …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

Office 365 Boosts Team Collaboration

Office 365 Boosts Team Collaboration

Microsoft office 365 gives you and your employees the convenience and ability to work from anywhere with access to all the things you need. However, it also provides your team collaboration tools to help everyone work together better. Co-Author Documents With Microsoft Office 365, your team can edit documents at the same time using Word, PowerPoint, and Excel. Everyone can see the changes made in real-time. Changes are color-coded to let you know who is making which changes quickly. Outlook Add-Ins There are multiple add-ins for Outlook, like GoToMeeting, SimplyFile, …

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How to Simplify Server Health with a Monitoring Service

Your server health is vital to the operation of your computer networks, daily activities, and therefore crucial to the operation of your business. An unintentional server crash can be a nightmare to recover from, so it is in the best interest of your business to keep it optimally functioning. Setting up your server in a separate, enclosed room is a good idea to keep it safe and reduce the noise to staff working near it. Wherever you keep your server, it is essential to make sure the temperature is between …

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How to Detect and Protect your Business from Phishing

Phishing is the fraudulent practice of sending emails purporting to be from reputable companies to induce individuals to reveal personal information, such as passwords, credit card numbers, and other personal data. Phishing has become a widespread problem across all industries, as it is relatively easy to pull off. They are the most prevalent form of cybercrime, and most are designed to steal money. The average cost of a phishing scam for a large company is $3.7 million. What can be done to protect your business from falling victim to these …

Is it time for a technology update for your business?

Updating Technology Could Save You Money

Technology is always adapting and changing. Those changes can be costly if you don’t have a plan for keeping up with the times. A lot of business owners delay updating technology and equipment. They fear the cost, but vintage tech could be costing your business more than a shiny new setup. There are several unexpected costs associated with outdated technology that could sneak up on you. Compatibility Issues: New versions of software are released often, and old drivers may have issues updating to newer software or operating systems. Compatibility issues …

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Practical Benefits of Business Video Surveillance

Even if you feel like you live at the office, you probably can’t keep an eye on it 24 hours a day. So, if you can’t, then who can? The solution could be less of a who and more of a what. Video surveillance cameras can serve as a deterrent to thieves and could prevent break-ins. If a break-in does occur, security cameras are crucial in solving the crime and, hopefully, recovering any stolen items. Cameras can also provide clear evidence in the case of a business dispute. An unseen …