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5 Reasons to Have an Expert Handle Attachment Issues

  A lot of malware focuses on phishing schemes and redirected links. But attachments are also dangerous once they’re downloaded onto a company network. Here’s why you need an expert to protect your company from unreliable attachments: 1. Malicious documents are an easy way to conceal attacks. Generally speaking, emails themselves can’t harm your computer or your business. All an email can do is convince the reader to take certain actions. It’s the links to unverified sites and downloadable attachments that cause the real problems. Downloading an unverified .exe file is the clearest sign of danger because that means your employee is downloading a program. However, viruses can be concealed in… Read More

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Reasons To Outsource Your IT: Give Your Business A Competitive Edge

  How many times have you run into trouble with your technology and hardware? Are you running into so many problems that you have lost track? If your business continues to deal with technology hurdles and speed bumps, it can quickly become a major problem that will hold your business back. How can you properly take care of your technology and use it to be more efficient and productive? Traditional IT Services and Managed IT Services Many businesses make the decision to invest in the traditional IT services and technical support. This type of support will inspect your technology, identify what is wrong, and offer their services at a substantial… Read More

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How Many Layers of Cybersecurity Defense Does Your Company Have?

  Both cybersecurity experts and criminals talk about IT defenses in terms of layers. Every expert lists a different number of layers. Sometimes they focus on different hardware and different points of vulnerability. Other lists of layers focus on different threat mechanisms. No matter how your company’s list is organized, the most important part is that you have a comprehensive list. Why is it important to think about cybersecurity in terms of layers? Layers are an easy way of thinking about most problems. It means you can divide up responsibilities in such a way that each part is independent of the others’ weaknesses. Responsible parties can also specialize in a… Read More

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Outsourced Services Can Help You Plan Your Business’s Expenses

Whether you have an entire department devoted to your company’s finances or you are singlehandedly totaling up the revenue and expenses, you need a formal process. If you can’t accurately predict future expenses and departmental budgets within a small margin of error, Q3 and Q4 will be full of headaches. But your budgeting process isn’t the only thing that needs to be standardized. The types of operating expenses your company has matter, too. Outsourced services might be the right way for your company to organize finances. Why should you outsource some of your operating expenses? Expenses come in two categories: costs of goods sold and operating expenses. If it’s not tied to… Read More

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Cybersecurity: Top 3 Concerns for Your Company Inbox

  Every time cybersecurity improves, it seems like criminals and malware developers are finding new ways to circumvent the updates. That’s why the only defense is a multi-layered defense. Malware programs, automated network monitoring, and knowledge about how to protect your online accounts are just a few of the layers that companies need to stay secure. Learn about these three vulnerabilities in most email systems so you can pick the right defenses: Does your company email identify external domains? Email hosting services are one of the biggest holes your company has in what you want to be an impenetrable network. But it’s a hole that you have to have, just like the… Read More

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Thinking About Outsourcing Your IT? Here’s Why You Should Do It

Information technology is a major support system for a business of any size. Unfortunately, there are many small businesses and medium-sized businesses that overlook the importance of information technology (IT) as an essential component of their business. One of the main reasons information technology is overlooked in many businesses is because they feel the cost is too steep to develop an IT department and ultimately maintain it. However, there has been a recent trend of outsourcing. This trend of outsourcing IT functions is expected to grow over the next couple of years. When IT support functions are outsourced, over 50 percent of a business’s IT functions will be outsourced. Companies… Read More

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Proactively Protect Your Business Network with Outsourced IT Services

If your server goes down fifteen minutes before the end of the day, you might not be able to get a professional in until mid-morning the next day. Not only does that mean your employees you can’t finish up their projects for the day, it means the morning will also be off to a slow start. If your website is run on your dedicated server, then the fallout can be even worse: online visitors will get an “Internal Server Error” message and they probably won’t return. As your business relies more and more on updated technology, a constant online presence, and moving large amounts of data, don’t rely on outdated IT services to… Read More

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Reasons To Outsource Your IT Services: Take Your Business To A Higher Level

Is outsourcing small business IT services the next trend of the future? Many small businesses in Australia that have a few hundred employees have always taken the leap when it comes to outsourcing their IT services. One of the biggest reasons why outsourcing IT services have become a trend is because of the cost savings. Businesses that make the decision to outsource their IT services can save up to 40 percent of their costs. Would you like to be able to save that much? What Does It Mean To Outsource IT Services? IT outsourcing is generally used to describe the function of subcontracting to a third-party outside of the company’s main… Read More

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Find the Root Cause of Repeated Errors and System Vulnerabilities

Despite the highlights on the news, the majority of cybersecurity threats and hacking scares are not caused by novel mechanisms or newly discovered weaknesses. At the root of most problems are a build-up of behaviors and routine weaknesses in business systems that seem impossible to detect until it’s too late. Traditional IT services only respond to the outbreak of symptoms. But you can find the underlying causes and protect against them with managed IT. How can managed IT services stop recurring threats? If your network goes out once, chances are it will go out again. The more often it goes out or malfunctions, the more and more likely the pattern will continue. This… Read More

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The Top Reasons to Outsource your IT

Outsourcing back-office functions are growing in popularity amongst small businesses as these companies look for ways to reduce overhead costs. One of the most common departments these businesses are outsourcing is their IT departments. As more small businesses begin to make the switch to outsourcing their IT departments, you may begin to wonder if this is the right choice for your company. However, many business owners who are not familiar with outsourcing may be uncertain as to whether this is a good choice for their business. The fact is that outsourcing your IT department can provide your business with a variety of benefits including:   Reducing Your IT Spending The… Read More

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