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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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4 Steps to Protect Your Business Devices Before Giving Them to New Employees

It’s a growing trend to give employees laptops, tablets, and smartphones for handling business-related tasks. For many corporate environments, desktop computers just aren’t flexible enough. But BYOD, or Bring Your Own Device, policies are filled with security pitfalls and procedural problems, even if they might initially save your company better. Whether you’re shopping for new business devices for predicted expansion next quarter or you’re resetting devices for the new employees following a bit of turnover, you can’t just let your employees turn on the computer and get to work immediately. Here are four steps you need to take first: 1. Don’t pick the cheapest business devices. Brand names aren’t always… 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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3 Cybersecurity Threats That Are Crowding into Your Network

Ransomware and phishing schemes are two of the biggest cybersecurity threats for companies around the world. These deliberate attacks are used to gain power, data, leverage, and — ultimately — money. But direct attacks are not the only threats that your company has to protect itself against. There is a growing demand for bandwidth, and that demand is at a bursting point. Your company computers are running more programs than ever before. You have more computers than ever before full-stop. You also have servers, access control systems, smart devices, and an endless array of devices. Bit by bit, these perfectly legitimate business tools are using up the capacity for reliable… 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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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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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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