You’ve probably already heard about virtualization technology and how it can save your business money by making your daily operations run more efficiently. However, as is the case with any new system, making the transition requires at least a basic understanding of the underlying technology and how its features translate into benefits that align with your company’s goals.
No organization, regardless of its size, scope and industry, can afford to take a lax approach to network security. After all, chances are that data is your most important asset, to such an extent that losing it could mean closing your doors to business for good.
Every US state has data protection and breach notification laws that are designed to protect consumers’ privacy and security. These regulations have the best intentions, but are often extremely complicated, not least because of variations between local state laws.
It’s 2018, we’ve all heard of the cloud. So why have so many small businesses failed to migrate their office IT there? There’s no doubt that handing over your data to a complex and hard-to-define technology is intimidating, and that’s why you need the right IT partner to consult with along the way.
Most businesses assume HIPAA legislation only applies to healthcare providers and any organizations that handle patient health information (PHI) on their behalf. That’s just fine as far as the law is concerned, but there are also plenty of good reasons for becoming HIPAA-compliant even if you’re not legally obliged to.
Regardless of its size and scope, every business needs a robust data backup and disaster recovery system in place. That means implementing measures to ensure that all business data is kept safe through an unexpected disaster and, just as importantly, is readily accessible for when it needs to be recovered.
Although virtualization is certainly nothing new, it has recently become standard in the small business computing environment owing to the increased efficiency it presents. Virtualization refers to the creation of virtual, rather than physical, computing resources, such as desktops, servers and data storage.
Ransomware is nothing new, but the last couple of years have seen an especially unprecedented rise in its proliferation. Even multinational companies with services in Orange County were attacked, as evidenced by the Petya infection at the APM Terminal.
Many small businesses are left wondering how they can possibly survive the onslaught of this latest disturbing trend.
Technology forms the backbone of any modern business. However, for technology to function correctly and align with the goals of your organization, ongoing support and maintenance are critical.
Unfortunately, you can’t expect your hardware and software to work perfectly without regular care behind the scenes.