IT Budgeting Struggles

2019-12-16T22:04:27+00:00December 10th, 2019|IT Outsourcing, Managed IT Services, Managing IT Services|

Are you struggling with the task of setting  IT budgets for 2020? Organizations of all sizes and industries struggle with budgeting for technology. 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 [...]

A Business Leader’s Guide to Cybersecurity Planning

2019-11-19T19:07:19+00:00November 12th, 2019|Business Continuity, Security|

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 [...]

Prepping for 2020: How to Create a Solid IT Budget

2019-11-19T18:28:13+00:00October 29th, 2019|Business Continuity, Strategic Planning|

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 [...]

Back Up or Beware: Protecting Your Business From Data Loss

2019-10-17T17:17:34+00:00October 15th, 2019|Data Backup, Disaster Recovery|

We know it. You know it. Still, we cannot stress enough how important it is to back up your data. As more businesses rely on data for their day-to-day operations, the need for secure and routine backups increases. And if your backup plan isn't automatic, we all know how easy it is to forget or [...]

What are the Advantages of Outsourcing IT Services?

2019-10-17T19:38:48+00:00October 1st, 2019|IT Outsourcing, Managed Services|

Running a business is hard to do. Making the right decisions for your business can be harder. Controlling costs is downright difficult. One of the biggest changes in the workplace over the past few years is our reliance on technology. By utilizing applications and tools that streamline our business, technology has allowed us to do [...]

Considering a Bring-Your-Own-Device (BYOD) Policy?

2019-08-20T17:32:54+00:00August 6th, 2019|Mobile Device Management|

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 [...]

Mobile Device Management – What is it and how is it implemented?

2019-08-20T15:06:17+00:00July 23rd, 2019|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 [...]

Is Picking Out a Phone System Making Your Ears Hurt?

2019-07-18T16:01:59+00:00July 9th, 2019|Cloud Service Operation System, Mobile Device Management|

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 [...]

Don’t Procrastinate Windows 7 Users, It May Affect Your Security

2019-07-18T15:37:15+00:00June 25th, 2019|Security, Strategic Planning|

Everyone is busy and sometimes you do need to push off a meeting or an email; totally acceptable. However, Windows 7 users are running out of time. Windows 7 will officially begin the 'End of Life' phase on January 14, 2020. Microsoft has roadmaps for all of its products and for Windows 7 it is [...]

Be On the Lookout: Robbinhood Ransomware

2019-06-11T20:59:14+00:00June 11th, 2019|Security|

Whether its ransomware, malware, phishing emails, it's in your best interest to be aware of the latest threats targeting companies and their computer networks. Recently, a ransomware named Robbinhood has been making rounds. Rather than being distributed through spam, this ransomware uses Trojans including hacked remote desktop services, emails with unknown attachments, or malicious websites [...]