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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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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, …

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 …

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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 …

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Cloud Computing: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly

You might be used to the idea of files and programs being located “in the cloud,” but what exactly is cloud computing and is it the right option for you? Cloud computing is the process of running workloads over the Internet remotely. It is a way for businesses to gain new capabilities without having to invest in hardware and software. Here are some pros and cons of cloud computing. Pros: Cost Efficient – it is a standard monthly fee and doesn’t have that large bill upfront. You don’t need to …

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Stop Losing Files in O365 Once and For All

Did you know that besides offering offsite, vault and image backup, we have a solution specifically for Office 365 users too?  It’s called Backup Essentials for Office 365. While the name is a bit wordy, this solution couldn’t be more straightforward! This solution offers backup and recovery for Exchange Online, OneDrive for Business and SharePoint Online. Backup Essentials for Office 365 is an excellent solution for small and large businesses who keep a majority of their files in the Microsoft Cloud. This includes those times where you’ve deleted an email …

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The Many Benefits of Synchronized Security

It was another great night with customers and Eric and Dan from Sophos! We spent the evening tasting Kannah Creek beer and learning about Synchronized Security from Sophos. Thank you to everyone who came out to learn how to be more prepared in protecting your business data and thank you to Sophos for presenting on such a relevant topic. Did you know that 74% of data breaches go undiscovered for more than six months? Synchronized Security works to make your products (antivirus, firewall, wireless, etc.) work together to stop threats …