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5 Ways Cloud Backup Saves Money

5 Ways Cloud Backup Saves Money

While cloud backup services aren’t the right fit for every company, there are real advantages to backing up to the cloud rather than using traditional backup technologies. Some of those advantages can be linked to your finances.

Here’s 5 ways that cloud backup solutions can save you money.

Slow Company Internet—Is It the WiFi, or Your Internet Provider?

Slow Company Internet—Is It the WiFi, or Your Internet Provider?

Slow internet is dreadful. When we’re at home, it’s only a minor annoyance. However—as you know—slow internet for a business can lower productivity and employee morale.

BYOD (bring your own device to work) is becoming very trendy, and as your company expands, your Wi-Fi network infrastructure may no longer be able to support the number of connected devices.

Taking Disaster Recovery Simulation Seriously

Taking Disaster Recovery Simulation Seriously

If your company has a disaster recovery (DR) plan, that’s better than nothing. However, many businesses will stop here—which is unfortunate.
Reality Is Unpredictable
While a disaster recovery plan may look good on paper, reality may play out completely differently.

Do I Need to Upgrade from Windows 7 to Windows 10?

Do I Need to Upgrade from Windows 7 to Windows 10?

Windows 7 is now a decade old—having gotten its start in 2009. Considering its age, it’s still popular, being used on 39% of all PCs according to Netmarketshare.

Unfortunately, Microsoft is laying Windows 7 to sleep. On January 14, 2020, Windows 7 will no longer receive security updates, or patches, to improve the service.

How to Choose a Managed Service Provider (MSP)

How to Choose a Managed Service Provider (MSP)

Outsourcing your IT needs to a Managed Services Provider (MSP) is one of the most cost-effective ways to keep up with with the growing business technology needs within your company.

An MSP can manage some or all of an organization's IT needs. They can be thought of as your own internal IT team—without being as expensive as in-house IT staff.

Why Your Business Needs Email Encryption

Why Your Business Needs Email Encryption

Information and data stored in your emails is highly sought after by cyber-criminals. The defensive measures in place by your email services, like Gmail or Outlook, tend to not be strong enough to stop the most persistent of hackers from reading your emails.

What is IT Business Continuity?

What is IT Business Continuity?

40 percent of small businesses never reopen after a disaster. Another 25 percent fail within a year later.

IT downtime costs business an average of $1.55 million and 545 hours in staff productivity per year.

Those are troubling statistics, considering 48 percent of small businesses lack a business continuity plan.

Should I Outsource My IT Department?

Should I Outsource My IT Department?

Choosing whether or not to outsource your IT department can be a difficult decision to make. There are many concerns for any business decision—this applies to IT as well.

If you’re a small-to-medium sized business, having a U.S.-based managed IT services provider (MSP) handle your IT can improve the operating efficiency of your company.

Make the most out of your O365 subscription

Make the most out of your O365 subscription

It may seem as if Office 365 is merely Microsoft’s way of joining the online subscription bandwagon, but that’s not the case. O365 is Microsoft’s way of upgrading its ubiquitous Office suite by augmenting it with cloud features. Office apps and the files you create with them are accessible wherever there’s an internet connection, but […]

Tips to monitor employee activities online

Tips to monitor employee activities online

There are a lot of pros and cons when it comes to monitoring your employees online. We’ve put together an honest and transparent list of arguments for and against this practice. And if you decide it is something you want to pursue, we’ve provided some tips for a smooth implementation process. The case for monitoring […]