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Six Steps to Better Data Backup and Quicker Recovery

Six Steps to Better Data Backup and Quicker Recovery

 Think Quicker Recovery Time, Not Quicker Backup - While incremental backups are much faster than executing a full-backup, they also prolong recovery time. In the event of data loss, a full restore will require loading the most recent full backup and then each...

Why Should You Get On The Cloud?

Why Should You Get On The Cloud?

A recent article by The Guardian (UK) states that the cloud industry is set to see a growth of around 30% soon. But many small and medium business owners are still struggling to make sense of the cloud and how it can benefit them. If you are one of them, then here’s...

Understand How Data Losses Happen – In Order to Prevent Them

Understand How Data Losses Happen – In Order to Prevent Them

Small business owners are often worried about data loss. Rightly so, because data loss has the potential to wipe out a business. We have identified the most common forms of data loss so you can see how they fit into your business and assess the risks related to each...

The Benefits of a Managed Service Provider

The Benefits of a Managed Service Provider

  Managed Service Providers - or MSPs - are often recommended as a cost effective IT solution for small businesses. For a minimal monthly fee, MSPs provide a reasonably priced solution to the complex technology pains of small businesses. Here’s a look at the various...

The Business Guide To Power Outages

The Business Guide To Power Outages

Businesses of all sizes can be impacted by a power outage, but for small to medium sized businesses (SMBs) in particular, a black out can be devastating.After all, a power outage equals downtime, which translates directly to lost revenue. An SMB is less likely to be...

Seven ‘Must Haves’ for Your Small Business Website

Seven ‘Must Haves’ for Your Small Business Website

  Your website represents your business and so building and maintaining it need to be of primary concern to you as a business owner. We often find business owners struggling with their websites saying things like: "My website looks great, but I am not able to convert"...

5 Ways SMBs Can Save Money on Security

 5 Ways SMBs Can Save Money on SecuritySmall-to-medium sized businesses and large enterprises may seem worlds apart, but they face many of the same cyber-security threats. In fact, in recent years, cyber-criminals have increasingly targeted SMBs. This is because it’s...

Four Key Components of a Robust Security Plan Every SMB Must Know

 Four Key Components of a Robust Security Plan Every SMB Must KnowMost businesses are now technology dependent. This means security concerns aren’t just worrisome to large corporate enterprises anymore, but also the neighborhood sandwich shop, the main street tax...

Just Because You’re Not a Big Target, Doesn’t Mean You’re Safe

 Just Because You're Not a Big Target, Doesn't Mean You're SafeNot too long ago, the New York Times' website experienced a well-publicized attack, which raises the question – how can this happen to such a world-renowned corporation? If this can happen to the New York...

Stay Secure My Friend More Hackers Targeting SMBs

 Stay Secure My Friend... More Hackers Targeting SMBsMany SMBs don’t realize it, but the path to some grand cybercrime score of a lifetime may go right through their backdoor. SMBs are commonly vendors, suppliers, or service providers who work with much larger...

Cloud Monitoring Can Be the Difference Maker for SMBs

 Cloud Monitoring Can Be the Difference Maker for SMBsIt’s a fast-paced world. Not only do people want things, they want things right now. This sometimes-unnerving need for instant satisfaction has only intensified now that we have Wi-Fi and mobile devices that keep...

Why Hybrid Clouds are More Than Just Another Trend

 Why Hybrid Clouds are More Than Just Another TrendIt should come as no surprise that many small to midsize business owners take pride in overseeing every aspect of their startup business. Naturally, many are apprehensive when it comes to surrendering control of their...

Why More SMBs are Turning to the Cloud to Reduce TCO

 Why More SMBs are Turning to the Cloud to Reduce TCOMore small and mid-size businesses (SMBs) seem to be taking the initiative to learn more about the benefits of the cloud. Determining why SMBs have this sudden keen interest in the cloud isn’t all that tricky.If you...

How SMBs Can Utilize the Cloud To Build Their Business

 How SMBs Can Utilize the Cloud To Build Their BusinessThere has been a lot of talk lately about the cloud and its ability to put small to midsize businesses (SMBs) and startups on a level playing field with large global enterprises. Can this be substantiated or is it...

The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly of Mobility and BYOD

 The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly of Mobility and BYODThere are a lot of advantages to mobility in today’s workforce, but the Bring-Your-Own-Device (BYOD) movement has also brought its share of headaches as well.We live in a society where everyone must have the newest...

Why SMBs Must Proactively Address the Threat of Mobile Hacks

 Why SMBs Must Proactively Address the Threat of Mobile HacksMore cyber criminals are targeting small-to-medium sized businesses. One reason for this is too many workplaces have insufficient bring-your-own-device (BYOD) policies in place. Some have none at all....

3 Things to Consider Before Jumping Into BYOD

 3 Things to Consider Before Jumping Into BYODYou’ve read it time and time again. “Bring Your Own Device” isn’t a trend, it’s the future. Workplaces where companies let workers use their own devices for work purposes are the new normal. BYOD attracts new hires and...

A Smarter Approach to Mobile Device Management

 A Smarter Approach to Mobile Device ManagementMore people today use personal mobile devices like smartphones and tablets for business purposes. Such devices, coupled with greater Wi-Fi accessibility and cloud services, have empowered us with the ability to access...

4 Essential Pieces to Any Small Business BYOD Strategy

 4 Essential Pieces of Any Small Business BYOD StrategyBelieve it or not, once upon a time, kids at the bus stop didn’t have cell phones and the mobile device strategy of many businesses was typically "you’ll take what you’re given, refrain from using it for any...

Keep Your IT Guy and Outsource IT Services, Too

 Keep Your IT Guy and Outsource IT Services, TooEveryone in the office loves Eric. Sporting a different ironic t-shirt everyday, Eric is the one we call when technology spits in our face. Whether it's a slow system, a bug that needs to be squashed, a website issue, or...

How to Trim the Fat From Data Center Costs

How to Trim the Fat From Data Center CostsWhen smaller businesses look to cut costs, they commonly take shortcuts that are risky to their bottom line. They may go out of their way to avoid upgrading dated hardware, buying software licenses, or increasing bandwidth. In...

Click, Click, BOOM – You’re in Business But Is Your Technology Ready?

Click, Click, BOOM – You're in Business But Is Your Technology Ready?It's a fast business world. Brilliant business ideas can be conjured up at some hipster-filled vegan coffeehouse, a website is thrown together, and poof... in no time at all there is a living,...

Three Steps To Fix IT Management for SMBs

 Three Steps To Fix IT Management for SMBsSmall-to-medium-sized businesses (SMBs) tend to have a more difficult time managing IT than larger enterprises. Despite being as technology dependent as larger enterprises, SMBs have tighter budgets and fewer resources to...

Inquiring SMBs Want to Know What’s the Difference Between a Help Desk and NOC?

 Inquiring SMBs Want to Know... What's the Difference Between a Help Desk and NOC?It's no secret that any growing small-to-medium sized business must monitor and manage its business technology in the most cost-efficient way. The tricky part is figuring out how to do...

Understanding Managed Services and How They Benefit SMBs

 Understanding Managed Services and How They Benefit SMBsSmall to medium sized businesses (SMBs) receive a lot of calls each day from slick sales people peddling the next technology trend that's going to save them money and revolutionize how they do business. They're...

Are Managed IT Services Right For You? A Few Things to Consider

 Are Managed IT Services Right For You? A Few Things to ConsiderHow do you get a small business to recognize the value of manages IT services? In the start-up environment, we encounter an eclectic bunch of personality types. There is a reason people become...