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4 Reasons To Outsource Your IT In Q4

Outsource Your IT The fourth quarter is a crazy time for every business, no matter what size the company is. But if you have a small company, it can be even more chaotic as you try to make the most of seasonal sales. Depending on your organization’s structure, internal employees might take on different roles and have added responsibilities. A focus on long-term stability may have to go on the backburner to immediate sales. You might even bring in seasonal help or contractors. But bringing on people as you need them means you’re going to miss a lot of opportunities. There’s a lag between recognizing the need to free up… Read More

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3 Ways to Get Rid of Downloads and Strengthen Your IT Security

IT Security There are a lot of different ways cybersecurity threats can break through onto your network. Sometimes malware is too new to be caught by the latest catalog of known threats in your IT security antivirus program. Sometimes the attack is too complex or tries to attack too many different layers of your cybersecurity for it to be stopped. But these occurrences are relatively rare. Most threats get in because someone in your office let them in. There are a lot of potentially open doors at every company, and they include everything from malware designed to look like software patches to illicit online activity. Unfortunately, blocking Internet activity that isn’t… Read More

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5 Reasons for a Small Business to Outsource IT (Part 1)

5 Reasons for a Small Business to Outsource IT   There is a mentality in the business world that every company should be self-encapsulated, with a department and separate staff for every logistical need. A team of accountants to manage your books, a team of marketers to manage your campaigns, and of course a team of IT professionals to keep your company computers and network humming. But as a small business, you know better. Small business is all about remaining sleek and streamlined, investing only in what you need so that there is more revenue to dedicate to growth and improvement. The key is knowing when it’s right to outsource… Read More

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4 Business Problems That You Can Solve with Virtual Hardware and Servers

Physical copies of anything are risky. Older business documents that have been folded away in file folders for years are at risk of everything from a fire to just getting lost. Locally saved filed on a single computer will disappear if the computer gets damaged, corrupted, or stolen. As the business value of a physical asset increases, so do the risks your company faces. Even during daily operations, physical hardware and tools are slowing your business down. Instead of being tied to in-house machines, start looking into virtual alternatives that free up your employees to work at home or on the road. Virtual alternatives also plug your company into the… Read More

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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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