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5 Smart Ways to Invest Your IT Budget Before 2018

On November 1st, 2017, posted in: small-business-IT by 0 Comment

It’s that time of year when many organizations start thinking about ways to invest their IT budget. As information technology rapidly evolves, it’s difficult to stay on top of the latest trends and know where to best invest your budget. This month, we’ve created a round-up of the top services that can help you stretch..

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Ready or Not, HIPAA Enforcement is Here

On October 4th, 2017, posted in: small-business-IT by Comments Off on Ready or Not, HIPAA Enforcement is Here

To say HIPAA enforcement is on the rise is an understatement. In 2016, we saw a substantial increase in HIPAA enforcement resolution agreements and penalties to the tune of $23 million dollars in fines, a 300% increase in total collected fines over the previous annual record in 2014 of $7.4 million. At the start of..

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Disaster Recovery for Small Businesses: What You Need to Know to Keep Your Data Safe

On September 12th, 2017, posted in: small-business-IT by Comments Off on Disaster Recovery for Small Businesses: What You Need to Know to Keep Your Data Safe

As a small business owner or manager, you’re faced with many challenges. With narrow margins and competitors at your heels, you need to move faster, work smarter, and serve your customers better to maintain your position in the marketplace. But quite often, small businesses are so focused on developing the business that they neglect one..

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Skype for Business: 7 Reasons to Start Using It Now

On August 19th, 2017, posted in: small-business-IT by Comments Off on Skype for Business: 7 Reasons to Start Using It Now

Skype has long been a mainstay of personal communication, offering an inexpensive way for people to connect with others across the globe. While you might be familiar with Skype, what you might not know, is that Skype can be a powerful tool for business communication as well. Skype for Business provides an easy, secure way..

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6 Smart Ways to Save Money and Get More out of Your IT Budget

On June 1st, 2017, posted in: small-business-IT by Comments Off on 6 Smart Ways to Save Money and Get More out of Your IT Budget

From strengthening security within your organization, to moving to the cloud, it’s possible to stretch your IT budget to meet all your needs, no matter what the size of your business – IF you know what areas to invest in. This time of year is an ideal time to strategize the best way to stretch..

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What You Need to Know About File Encryption

On February 2nd, 2017, posted in: small-business-IT by Comments Off on What You Need to Know About File Encryption

In today’s digital age, digital or cloud-based files are incredibly easy to move, share, copy or delete, by their very nature. As a result, a single data breach can be catastrophic for a business, organization or even individual. Of course, this will never change, but security measures like file encryption can create a much needed..

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8 Things Your Business Needs to Know About Windows 10

On September 13th, 2016, posted in: small-business-IT by Comments Off on 8 Things Your Business Needs to Know About Windows 10

Upgrade now…or wait? Business owners and managers have questions about Microsoft’s latest operating system – and we have answers. Despite improved features and security, Windows 10 might not be right for every business (at least for now). Here’s what you need to know before you consider upgrading or rolling out Windows 10 to your business...

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Office 365: What’s All the Buzz About?

On June 7th, 2016, posted in: small-business-IT by Comments Off on Office 365: What’s All the Buzz About?

In the coming months, we’ll be creating an in-depth summary of Office 365, but for now, we want to provide you with a general overview so you can get an understanding of what Office 365 is and how it can help your business. With the variety of Office 365 plans available, businesses often need clarification..

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Build a Business Continuity Plan in Just 4 Steps

On May 4th, 2016, posted in: small-business-IT by Comments Off on Build a Business Continuity Plan in Just 4 Steps

Is your business continuity plan too complicated? Do you have a plan at all? First things first – what is business continuity and how is it different from disaster recovery? Often confused with disaster recovery, business continuity is a comprehensive approach involving strategic planning to ensure systems, processes and procedures remain functional in the event..

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Love ‘Em or Leave ‘Em: Is it better to Keep IT In-House or Outsource?

On February 3rd, 2016, posted in: small-business-IT by Comments Off on Love ‘Em or Leave ‘Em: Is it better to Keep IT In-House or Outsource?

It’s love month. And today we’re taking a closer look at whether it makes sense to keep your IT in-house or outsource your IT services. As with most recommendations in IT, all businesses have different goals, perspectives and needs, so naturally, a one-size-fits-all solution just doesn’t exist. Let’s take a closer look at your options...

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