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

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?

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?

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

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

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 […]

How to boost your SMB’s social media presence

Small- and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) nowadays are more competitive than ever. As an SMB owner, you’re probably constantly looking for ways to boost your social media presence, outdo your competitors, and increase profits. Here are some ways to do that. Create buyer personas Social media data is a great tool to gather information about your […]

An SMB’s IT hardware checklist

Imagine going back to the office after a long vacation, only to be greeted by a messy workstation. Frustrating, isn’t it? If your enterprise wants to start a new year working with clean, organized technology, this IT hardware checklist is just what you need. ✓ Clean up your computer components Wipe your monitor with clean, […]

Best Chrome extensions to install

Google Chrome is fast, clean, and versatile. It delivers a great browsing experience to users, so it’s no surprise that it has the widest user base out of all web browsers. It’s also expandable and customizable, thanks to the thousands of extensions available at the Chrome Web Store. It can be quite taxing to sort […]

Productivity tip: Email automation

If you’ve ever received what looked like a personalized email from a huge corporation, there’s a good chance it was actually written using an email automation platform. This technology saves time and money while strengthening customer relationships, and contrary to popular belief, it is well within most SMB budgets.