Paper with planning for the future

Are you struggling with the task of setting IT budgets for the New Year? Organizations of all sizes and industries struggle with IT budgeting.  By no means is it an issue faced by a select group of organizations. It’s not an “industry-specific” issue either. Technology budgeting is a challenge for everyone – from small non-profits to…

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Person Looking up at Multiple screens holding their hands on their head.

We know it. You know it. Still, we cannot stress enough how important it is to back up your data. Data Loss Prevention should be a priority in any type of business.  Making Data Loss Prevention Part of Your Day-to-Day Operations As more businesses rely on data for their day-to-day operations, the need for secure…

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man looking at IT Servers and making a call

How can your organization benefit from outsourcing IT services? Running a business is hard to do. Making the right decisions for your business can be harder. Controlling costs is downright difficult. Streamlining our Business with Technology and Eliminating the Headaches By Outsourcing IT Services One of the biggest changes in the workplace over the past few years is our…

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cybersecurity network

Cybersecurity planning is a critical need for businesses today. Reducing your company’s cybersecurity risks requires a multi-pronged approach. Make sure you assess your cybersecurity risk just like you would evaluate other operational risks. Creating a culture of cyber-readiness will also include preparing and educating your staff. Preparing Yourself – The Leader Your awareness of the…

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Budget

Step #1: Research You will want to start by reviewing the previous year and track what was spent, categorizing the findings into hardware, software, and licenses. Also, make sure to review credit card statements in addition to written paper checks. Then subcategorize those into one-time and recurring expenses, i.e. monthly or annual subscriptions. You need…

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Laptop with Image of Ransomware

Ransomware Protection helps with Productivity and Overall IT Security The productivity of your employees is paramount. Ransomware protection serves as another security layer and impacts multiple aspects of your business IT security, including productivity. Don’t Be Held Hostage by Ransomware Attacks Unfortunately, with a single mouse click, one employee could bring your entire company to…

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Bring Your Own Device (BYOD)

As more and more employees and companies use mobile devices for work, more organizations are facing the question of whether to use company-supplied devices or implement a bring-your-own-device (BYOD) policy. For those considering how to implement a BYOD policy, a recent article written by Daniel Hein offers a great explanation of the 6 BYOD assumptions…

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Mobile Device Management

Mobile Device Management (MDM) is simply a piece of software that allows your IT Staff to control a portion of your employee’s smartphone. No, it does not allow them to see your text messages or pictures. It does allow them to enforce policies for corporate information on smartphones and tablets. The purpose of MDM is to improve the…

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VoIP Phone Systems

If you’ve been hearing about VoIP, Hosted, or Virtual phone systems and still have questions, you’re not alone. Things have changed since the old phone systems that resided somewhere in the back of your office. Today, there are many more simple options for smaller businesses looking to increase their level of professionalism and availability. There…

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