Developing the right disaster recovery plan for your small business

October 29th, 2018

A robust disaster recovery (DR) plan will ensure you have a structured method available for dealing with unplanned issues that interrupt your office IT network.

It will take into account how to rescue your computers, software platforms and applications, and networking hardware, as well as how to get your business processes and employees back in good order after a storm, flood, fire, or office break in.

What exactly is proactive cybersecurity?

October 26th, 2018

Most managed IT services providers (MSPs) promise “proactive” cybersecurity consulting. Businesses large and small embrace the idea of preventing cyberattacks and data breaches before they happen, and MSPs themselves would much rather brainstorm safeguards than troubleshoot time-sensitive downtime events. But it’s not always clear what proactive cybersecurity means, so let’s take a minute to go […]

6 Tips to keep your Mac computer safe

October 25th, 2018

Although it is important, security is something that some Mac users overlook. That’s fine if all you do is watch YouTube videos or experiment with Photo Booth, but not if you use your computer for day-to-day business operations. Prevent internal and external threats from harming your device with these tips.  The basics First, let’s start […]

How IoT will change businesses

October 24th, 2018

In today’s corporate environment, most industries are ready for the Internet of Things (IoT) in their own unique ways. Let’s take a look at these examples of utilizing IoT in various business niches that are in operation or will be implemented soon. Improved logistics With IoT sensors, supply chain management and order fulfillment processes improve […]

5 Tricks to cut cloud costs

October 23rd, 2018

As a business owner, it’s important to be aware of the unexpected costs associated with the cloud and what measures you can take to keep those costs down. They might not add up to much at first, but could eventually cost you more than the service is worth. Pay the right price for the services […]

Reasons your business needs CRM software

October 22nd, 2018

Failure to understand your customers’ needs and wants could result in ill-informed marketing strategies. And when your company can’t satisfy their demands, they’ll likely turn to your competitors instead. To prevent this, deploying a customer relationship management (CRM) system can make a world of difference. Here’s a handful of reasons to make the switch. Grows […]

Explaining the basics of app virtualization

October 18th, 2018

Many IT professionals believe small- or medium-sized business (SMB) owners should leverage the benefits of application virtualization. Some SMB owners, however, are confused with what it can do for them. Here’s a brief guide on what you need to know. What are non-virtualized apps? To understand app virtualization, first you need to understand how non-virtualized […]

VoIP security tips for SMBs

October 17th, 2018

SMBs are steadily transitioning from traditional phone services to VoIP solutions for team collaboration. Since VoIP threats don’t make headlines as often as cyberthreats like ransomware and phishing, not everyone knows how to combat them. Here are five tips to secure your company’s internet-based communication devices and services. Since the majority of VoIP services involve […]

Office Insider: Get previews of new features

October 16th, 2018

With major improvements like, Outlook, and Surface Pen, you would think that Office 365 has already reached its full potential. With the Office Insider feature, you’re bound to be proven wrong as you’ll have access to new features that make Office 365 better with each update. These nitty-gritty improvements give a competitive edge to […]

Regular cybersecurity testing is crucial at small companies

October 15th, 2018

Small-business owners have a lot on their plates, but one of their main responsibilities should be to ensure their company’s data is secure and always available.

Without those two things, a whole lot of problems can occur: customer information can be compromised, employees will be unable to work productively, and your profits can take a hit.