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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 2)

5 Reasons for a Small Business to Outsource IT (Part 2) Welcome back to the second half of our two-part article on why to outsource IT for small businesses. Last time, we discussed how most small businesses simply don’t have enough steady IT work to justify a full-time or even part-time technician on staff. But at the same time, you need access to highly professional IT services for infrastructure set-up, upgrades, and the occasional technical difficulties. Join us as we pick up where we left off, talking about why your team can mostly handle the computer systems on their own, and how sharing IT services through outsourcing is the best… 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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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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3 IT Projects for New Employees

  There’s a lot of background work going undone in your company. That has nothing to do with your coworkers, the workload, or even the industry you’re in. Every company has projects and maintenance tasks on their to-do lists that should be done because they’re important but are never done because they aren’t urgent. The IT department is no exception, whether if you have a one-man IT team or work in the headquarters of a multinational corporation. A dozen different ideas can be on your radar, but they keep fading into the background for one reason or another. But the next time your department in onboarding a new employee, start them off… 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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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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