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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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Do Your Have the Right Conference Room for Your Business?

A lot of business meetings are moving online. Whether it’s a customer service call over a VoIP system or a conference call with another branch, technology is stepping in when face-to-face meetings aren’t possible. Even if you have a small office space, make sure your floor is equipped with a multifunctional conference room that can handle a wide variety of communications. Why do you need a separate room for conference calls? Every department can make use of a separate space for loud communication or private calls. Salespeople might need a wider space to demo services. When the executives come into town or far-flung telecommuters need to come into the office,… 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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Increase Your Company’s Telecommuting Success with More Powerful Technology

  Not all computer improvements are about optimizing the internal speed and performance of your hardware. While most companies direct the hardware portion of the IT budget to new RAM, bigger screens, and growing integration of virtual machines instead of strictly physical hardware, it’s important to optimize the hardware for your coworkers, too. This includes every piece of technology that employees touch, watch, or interact with. One of the biggest risks that companies in high-competition areas isn’t losing forward momentum in adapting to new technology. It’s losing sight of employee well-being. Multinational technology conglomerates face this risk in highly competitive metroplexes: employees with in-demand specialties don’t have to accept 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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4 Ways To Improve Your Computer

Has your computer been annoying you lately with its slow speed? Before you jump the gun and purchase a brand new one, there are plenty of things you can do to improve your computer and give it the boost it needs. You can get a great performance boost just by changing a few things with your start-up programs. You can also defragment your hard drive, but you can get a greater boost if you are willing to get deeper into things. We do not want you to get worried right now about the amount of money you will have to spend because there are many affordable ways that you can… 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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Invest in LEDs: 4 Reasons Why Your Office Needs Better Lighting

Your office has a growing Internet of Things, and it’s probably making office life better. Your key fobs and automatic doors don’t just let people in when they have full hands; they keep the office safer and compliant with security standards. Smart thermostats can make micro-adjustments to the temperature and humidity. Even your employees’ personal Internets of Things are helping them focus instead of worry about something at home. Don’t let your lighting system fall behind. Wifi-controlled LED bulbs can be just as integral to optimizing your office. Here are four reasons why it’s time to start switching out your bulbs and invest in LEDs. You can use LEDs for task… 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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