The biggest advantage of VoIP is lower costs. VoIP is significantly cheaper for companies than standard telephone service. It also saves organizations time and labor costs. In fact, VoIP adopters can see an impressive average cost savings of 50%.
Are you afraid of moving your digital operations to the cloud? Settle all your cloud migration concerns by walking hand-in-hand with a cloud expert through the entire cloud implementation journey. Then, you’ll find there’s nothing scary about the cloud.
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From Bitcoin to Ethereum, there are multiple cryptocurrencies out there. But what is “cryptocurrency” anyway, and does it offer you any advantages over other more traditional forms of currency? Here’s a rundown of cryptocurrency, how it works, and its main advantages and drawbacks.
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Did you know that the “dark web” presents a genuine security threat to your business? It’s crucial you understand how the dark web works and why it’s a security threat. But even more importantly, you need to know how to protect your business data from the cybercriminals who thrive there.
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Did you know that cyber vulnerabilities are among the top global threats? You should be concerned about cyber insecurity. But more importantly, prepare your organization, IT infrastructure, employees, and even customers to face every possible cyber threat.
Safeguarding digital assets is now a war of intelligence. Thanks to AI, you can deploy sophisticated systems to automate various IT security processes. But attackers are also responding in kind with smarter threats and tactics. It all comes down to who can outwit the other.
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A dependable data backup and disaster recovery strategy is essential for business continuity and survival. Base your data backup plan on the 3-2-1-1 rule to spread out data loss risks and ensure data availability and integrity even in the face of IT disasters.
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Chrome is the most popular desktop internet browser today, thanks to its ability to load applications, multiple tabs, and web pages with lightning speed. Boost productivity with these Chrome extensions –StayFocused, OneTab, Mercury Reader, Grammarly for Chrome, Ghostery, Todoist, and LastPass.
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Some people believe that there is no such thing as online privacy. But there is, and it’s easier to achieve than you think. VPNs are the simple online tools that make online privacy a reality for any internet user, regardless of their location, device, ISP, or access point.
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Many businesses, software vendors, and online services are moving away from password-only verification to multi-factor authentication, and you should, too. Passwords are fundamentally flawed and notoriously difficult to secure. MFA makes user identity and access management safer and more dependable.
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Did you know that websites can breach your online privacy by collecting, storing, and using your browsing data even without your consent? These privacy violations may start with harmless intentions. Still, they can end up exposing you to online dangers and risks.
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Pentesting vs. vulnerability assessment: which is better? Actually, either one of these processes can give you valuable and actionable insights into any sensitive vulnerabilities lurking with your IT infrastructure. Pentesting and vulnerability testing can work in tandem to mitigate risks.
Every business faces perils that might harm its assets, mission, employees, revenue, or reputation. A big part of running a business is all about managing these risks. Conducting a thorough risk assessment shows you all the potential threats to your business and how to handle them.
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There is nothing quite as frustrating as a slow Wi-Fi connection. But you don’t have to endure excruciatingly slow speeds when you can easily do something about it. In most cases, it’s avoidable problems in the Wi-Fi network that cause sluggish transfers.
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There is no question about it; 2FA is a far superior identity and access management system than the traditional username-password sign-on. It adds an extra security layer to protect user accounts from password-related hacks. However, 2FA’s effectiveness depends on the method and means used.
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Workplace digitization has become inevitable. The trick to getting the most out of digitization is empowering employees with productivity-focused tools. Implement workplace apps that minimize information clutter, distractions, miscommunications, and risks.
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Outsourcing IT management is a common practice in the modern business environment. But all MSPs are not made equal, and outsourcing needs vary between enterprises. What’s important is understanding the value your business gets from a managed services provider.
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Managed IT services or break/fix IT support? This question has an easy choice once you consider the perks of working with an MSP. The traditional break/fix IT support model simply can’t keep up with modern IT systems’ performance, reliability, and security demands
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It takes a team to run a corporate IT infrastructure smoothly. So, why not base IT management on team effort instead of designating IT roles to individual employees? From economic and performance perspectives, it makes sense to hire a managed IT services provider rather than individuals.
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Distributed denial of service attacks (DDoS) started in the late ’90s mainly as a way for hackers to show off skills or get their kicks. But times have changed since then. Today, the DDoS threat has evolved into a severe cybersecurity concern for businesses around the world.
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Modern cyber threats are evolving much faster than most security teams can keep up. Social engineering attacks and malware infections are becoming harder to detect and stop. Also, cybercriminals are now setting their sights on new attack vectors and avenues.
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Employee cybersecurity training can eliminate or mitigate the largest security threat facing your organization – the human element. Effective training can quickly turn your staff from the company’s weakest security link to its strongest cybersecurity pillar.
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AI has advanced far enough that it’s now commonplace in cybersecurity. In the wrong hands, AI can create sophisticated malware, fast password hacking tools, and persuasive social engineering scams. But it can also be a force for good, helping protect organizations against complex cyber threats.
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Cybersecurity outsourcing is increasingly becoming popular, and for good reasons. It’s a quick, economical, and surefire way to achieve IT security goals, including compliance and cost optimization. And not only that, you get to enjoy other IT support perks as well.
Having strong security practices is a key necessity for every business. It’s a way to ensure your team stays. With threats becoming more sophisticated and happening more often, it’s important your business stays protected.
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Phishing is among the top cybersecurity threats facing businesses today. Cybercriminals are relentlessly coming up with sophisticated new social engineering techniques. Stay on top of cybersecurity trends this year – from COVID-19-related scams to smart phishing.
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Having a solid cybersecurity strategy in place has never been as crucial as it is today, but many companies aren’t doing enough. Get peace of mind knowing your company is protected against hackers. Up your cyber game now and reduce the chances of your business experiencing a data breach.
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Migrating to the cloud may lead to drastic changes in your data governance system. Inevitably, these changes can put a lot of pressure on the data safety and privacy framework. Rethink your entire information security approach when shifting to cloud workflows.
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Successfully deploying an enterprise cloud system is often a challenge for many businesses. Cloud integration is a technical milestone requiring a specific set of skills and vast experience. But the crucial challenge is choosing the right cloud services in the first place.
Does your IT budget feel way too high? If it does, you probably have unnecessary overheads piling up your IT expenses. Discover what IT outsourcing can do for your IT expenditure by investing in managed services. A managed partnership is an easy and convenient way to cut IT costs all year round.
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More businesses are switching from the traditional in-house IT support to the proactive managed IT support model – and for good reasons. A managed IT partner gives you access to qualified IT expertise and high-end digital tools, making your IT processes more efficient, secure, and economical.
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This article explores the various shifts in the managed service providers industry in 2021-2022. Moreover, the article will investigate the factors behind these dynamic changes and how leading players can survive in the new environment.
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This blog post investigates the tendency of firms to seek help from outside IT teams. It also introduces the subject of managed service providers. The post then explains the various benefits of managed service providers and why businesses should care.
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Security systems evolve as technology advances, and the need for new protection capabilities emerge. Entrepreneurs and companies must keep up with what’s new and relevant in the data security world to get the most out of their cybersecurity investments.
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With the diversity of cost-effective tools and solutions the cloud offers and the lower entry barriers, even bootstrapped startups can take advantage of advanced technology to forecast customer needs, operate with agility, and compete. High-level IT knowledge can be one of your company’s greatest assets.
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You don’t have to renew your MSP’s contract year after year if you feel your needs are not met. Don’t miss out on huge savings and better, more in-tune service by sticking with an underperforming IT partner. Shop around to find the best managed IT deals for your business.
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From building native apps to empowering your remote workforce with a scalable cloud-based infrastructure, cloud technology continues to introduce new possibilities. It’s important to develop a strategy aligned with business goals to benefit from the increased flexibility and agility the cloud offers.
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It’s understandable to be security cautious when hosting valuable business assets on the cloud. However, cloud security has come a long way to protect hosted users’ resources. Understand modern cloud security to determine the best way to leverage cloud protection.
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Cloud service providers do an excellent job of integrating various elements of cybersecurity into their cloud infrastructures. But even so, you should know how far the cloud service provider will go to protect user applications and data on the cloud system.
The cyber threat landscape is changing all the time, which means it’s more important than ever to ensure your security compliance is watertight. That’s where the NIST cybersecurity framework comes in. Here’s an introduction to the framework – and some industry-specific compliance tips.
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If you fail to meet your compliance requirements, you can seriously damage your company’s reputation. Below, we consider why compliance is critical to staying operational and how managed cybersecurity is the best way to fulfill your company’s security and compliance needs.
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With cyberattacks on small businesses on the rise, staff security education has never been more important. But what cybersecurity practices do your employees need to know? From password protection to security software, here are 8 security practices every staff member should understand.
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Malicious actors can successfully exploit human weaknesses through social engineering tactics to gain high-level security access to corporate networks and data. Rethink your threat awareness and preparedness strategies to defend your business against these devastating threats.
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Too often, businesses fail because they don’t have an effective strategy for handling service disruption. So, how do you ensure your company is ready for anything, whether it’s a global pandemic or a cyber attack? By outsourcing your business continuity management to IT experts – here’s why.
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A robust and rigid continuity framework is not enough to guarantee business survival, especially during a crisis. You have to repeatedly reevaluate your continuity plan and rethink some of your old strategies in order to handle new challenges and threats.
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Co-location offers a balance between cost, security, control, and flexibility, making it a smart choice for organizations that are looking for shared data center services as part of their backup and disaster recovery plan, yet they still want to retain ownership over their servers. Find out how it can strengthen your business continuity plan.
A majority of business operations are often affected by cybersecurity response following a disruptive incident. Given the heavy reliance of modern businesses on technology, it has become impossible to detach cybersecurity responsiveness from business continuity management.
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A business continuity framework minimizes company downtime, boosts productivity, reduces wasted costs, and helps you meet your compliance requirements — but how do you create one? Here’s what you need to know about business continuity frameworks and how to draft one for your company.
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Nowadays, businesses are highly susceptible to a growing number of threats, mostly due to the over reliance on delicate technologies. Business continuity planning is a way to anticipate and prepare for these threats and guarantee business survival through disasters.
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Managed IT can radically increase your business efficiency, reduce unwanted downtime, cut down on wasted costs, and give you the confidence you need to run your company. Here’s everything you need to know about the benefits of managed IT – and some tips on how to choose which managed services to outsource.
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Co-managed IT brings all the perks of managed IT solutions without necessarily getting rid of your valuable in-house IT support team. It combines the best of both IT management approaches to create a comprehensive and cost-effective IT support solution.
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When we think of security, we often think of “keeping something out.” But, in truth, security is having a proactive approach to threats. It is about risk management and keeping your business safe in the long term. This is particularly true when it comes to cybersecurity.
Want to explore the vast potential of cloud computing but unsure how to manage and structure your own cloud? That’s where managed cloud services come in – here’s what you need to know about the managed cloud, how it’s organized, and why it benefits your company.
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By their very nature, mission-critical systems are integral to the health and operational capacity of your business. In order to manage risk effectively in today’s connected and data-rich world, it’s important to identify and manage all systems that define your organization.
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From streamlining your technical and day-to-day operations to improving your overall cybersecurity, partnering with a managed services provider gives your company the edge over your competitors – here’s a rundown of why managed services should be part of your next IT investment.
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With 2020 just around the corner, now’s an excellent time to begin reviewing your approach to cybersecurity. From strengthening your approach to passwords to protecting phone numbers, there’s a lot to consider. But with a well-built approach, you can keep cybercriminals at bay.
The thought of losing your login details to the Dark Web’s marketplaces is scary. Unfortunately, most people are already victims. If you want to protect your business from the aftershock of stolen credentials, you need to act now with the right security measures.
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The dark web is a hidden network of murky information. Unfortunately, multiple data breaches mean that many people will have their data sold online, without even realizing it. By performing a dark web scan, you could reveal potential security flaws that are threatening the safety of your business.
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Office 365’s backup features certainly come with their advantages. In addition to being automated, they offer customized options. Despite this, you’d be foolish to use Office 365 as your sole backup resource. We’re here to explain why a third-party provider is essential for backing up your information.
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All businesses require a solid disaster recovery plan. Despite your best efforts, there may come a time when yours fails. In addition to identifying the cause of the failure, you need to find ways to learn from it. With the right approach, you can prevent harm to your reputation & financial losses.
It’s no secret that it costs money to run a business. But it’s also no secret that if a business is to compete in the modern-day marketplace, they must invest in reliable, effective technology. That’s where an IT consultant can help – and here’s how.
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If your business needs new IT equipment, should you lease it or buy it? It’s a tough question to answer, and there are pros and cons to each. Let’s breakdown the advantages and drawbacks of both buying and leasing, so you can make an informed decision that delivers the best bang for your buck.
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Developing an IT budget is never easy. But it’s necessary to ensure you reduce costs when applicable and have the funding to scale and grow. There are multiple steps to consider when building your IT budget, including costs that are consistent and some that are variable.
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Figuring out your IT goals isn’t difficult, but it does require some thought. You want to make sure that your IT aligns with your overall business strategy. To do that, you need to consider both at once. Take a look at what the process involves.
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Since cyberattacks can devastate SMBs and irreparably damage their bottom line, it’s important that business owners do everything they can to keep their networks safe. Here are 10 steps you can take today to protect your network from hackers and data breaches.
Security is an important aspect of the software development process. Here’s an overview of techniques & practices involved in application security testing: White box testing vs. black box testing paradigms and checking in with industry experts are important.
From improved strategies to dealing with data breaches and fraud to continuing challenges in dealing with security processes and keeping up with developing technology, the future of cybersecurity issues continues to be one of change and the need to adapt quickly.
Hardware-as-a-Service (HaaS) is about more than equipment. It’s about making taking your business to the next level by putting your organization’s needs for hardware in capable hands. Because it’s custom-tailored to your business, HaaS can cover a lot of different solutions.
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Hardware-as-a-service is a new way of looking at hardware that is becoming not only more prevalent but also much more useful for the average business owner. It focuses on the utility gained from the hardware more than the hardware itself, keeping your needs at the forefront.
Statistics have shown that 43 percent of all cyber attacks are targeting small businesses. Is your network secure? Employee training, a backup plan, good firewall security, a secure WiFi network, and a VPN connection are all great steps towards maximized network security.
A security audit is nothing less than a necessity for a company of any size. During this assessment, cybersecurity experts will scrutinize your digital infrastructure and business operations to find weak points. Here are some best practices for a successful and insightful audit.
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In the world of information technology, an endpoint is what it sounds like. It’s a machine or device with which a person (the end user) accesses a company’s network and the internet in general. Here are 4 endpoints you should always protect and some suggestions for keeping them safe.
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We live in a world with increasing cyberattacks and growing numbers of vulnerabilities. When your IT security is strong, you’ll be able to protect your business from devastating cyberattacks. We’ve compiled this guide to discusses the key areas you need to address to keep your IT security healthy.
You don’t have to look far to find examples of what can go wrong when you don’t treat the internet with care. Thankfully, a little caution and some safe browsing guidelines will help ensure that you stay safe online. We’ve compiled our 8 best tips for staying safe while you browse the web.
Even if you don’t work in technology, you’ve probably heard of cloud computing. Writers, accountants, and even landscapers use cloud computing. So do hugely popular services such as Netflix. Here’s a look at the basics of cloud computing and how it can benefit your business.
New technology brings great innovations, but also myths and misconceptions about how it works. With cloud computing on the rise, it’s no wonder people have questions about how it works. We debunk 7 common cloud myths so you’ll know exactly what to expect before making the leap to the cloud.
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IT consulting is different than hiring an in-house IT team or using an IT company to handle all your technical needs. An IT consultant is usually hired on an as-needed basis. They can help with stand alone projects or have scheduled check-in times to make sure your network is running efficiently.
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For any company, the security of applications should be a key concern — especially with the cost of cybercrime rising so rapidly. With one study estimating that attacks will have cost businesses over $2 trillion by 2019, it’s no wonder that companies around the world are starting to really invest in application security. It’s important […]
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70 million unhappy customers is not good for business, especially when it costs the company $252 million dollars. How does that even happen? Actually, Target was hit the same way many businesses are attacked–through phishing.
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Adding a Help Desk solution to your managed services solution will keep your business running around the clock, and can either function as your full-time help desk or supplement your current solution during off hours.
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Adding a Help Desk solution to your managed services solution will keep your business running around the clock, and can either function as your full-time help desk or supplement your current solution during off hours.
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Just like observational satellites can get high resolution, zoomed-out views of earth, a network operations center can observe your network from afar and make sure everything is going according to plan.
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When you see the big room at NASA with all of the monitors and dozens of people intensely staring at computer screens, that’s the Mission Control Center. NOCs operate in a similar way and can be customized to fit each client’s monitoring needs.
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After nearly 20 million dollars, the rocket was ready to fire. Thousands of the best and brightest American minds had poured their hearts and souls into the creation of the star-bound vehicle. But things didn’t go as planned.
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It’s common knowledge now that in order to reach your ceiling as a business, you need to learn how to properly utilize technology. The problem is that when you’re running a small or medium-sized business, it can often be hard to identify your technology needs and properly implement the tools you need to succeed. In […]
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As a technology provider, we’ve always understood that our work isn’t necessarily flashy. When your business technology is working well, it’s usually not something you pay attention to. When it goes wrong, you care primarily about results. Ensuring that our work is done quickly and perfectly the first time has always been the top priority […]
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