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Cyber Security Awareness

The modern world demands that we all remain cyber aware. Today the average American enjoys access to over 10 Internet-connected devices in any given household. Furthermore, most possess at least two computers as well as two smartphones. Far across the entire world, it...

4 Ways Old Hardware Is Costing Your Small Business

There’s a number of traditional sayings we’ve applied to understand the risks associated with using old hardware within your business. But “with great risk comes greater reward” is definitely not one of them. It’s actually quite the opposite. When businesses continue...

Top 3 Risks of Using Outdated Hardware in 2021

You know how the old saying goes: “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it”. But this ideal should never be applied if you're experiencing slow boot speeds, loud fans, or consistent “spinning wheels of death” syndrome with your computer. In fact, these should be recognized as...

Time to Refresh: A List of Computer Hardware Problems

Don’t you love those agonizing moments spent waiting for the spinning wheel of death to disappear and finally load what you’ve been waiting for? We’ve all been there. But what if that’s happening daily, or worse, multiple times a day? It might be your computer...

Managed Services Providers for IT: The Top 5 Benefits

     Keeping your IT infrastructure up to date and secure should be a primary concern for all small business owners, but hiring an IT professional is expensive — and may not be enough to keep every aspect of your infrastructure secure. That’s why an...

The True Cost of Hiring IT

    Peace of Mind  Unlike a hired employee, whose hours are contained to the business day, an MSP can offer around-the-clock support. If your server goes down in the middle of the night or there is an after-hours security breach, an MSP will address the...

IT Manager Expectations in Your Business

When you run a small business, it’s common for your employees to wear a lot of different hats. That means the same person who is creating invoices and doing administrative work may also be working on marketing and social media projects. While this versatility is a...

Do IT Managers Fit in an SMB?

As the business world has become more reliant on technology, the position of IT manager has become increasingly crucial. Once only found in larger enterprises, IT managers are now needed in small to medium-sized businesses to oversee the hardware and software that...

Cloud Migration Strategy Planning: 7 Tips

    After you’ve done your research on cloud technology and decide you are ready to make the cloud migration flight. Your next question ought to be, where do I start? Before you can reap the benefits of scalability, cost savings, and anywhere and everywhere...

To Cloud, or Not to Cloud?

You probably have heard mention of the cloud before, but have you ever considered what it means or what it can do for your business? The cloud has completely revolutionized the way computing power is processed and how it accesses data. But a lot of small business...

Can VoIP Help Your Business?

What is VoIP? It stands for Voice Over Internet Protocol, which is is a more technical name for an internet phone system. Implementing this compared to a traditional phone system or cell phone, saves businesses money and improves the flexibility of daily operations....

Are You on a Hacker Watchlist?

Are there things you're doing or not doing to land on a hacker watchlist? Is your company a fat target on the radar of cybercriminals? We cover 3 main vulnerabilities in this article, but before we get into that, consider the landscape today. In the last decade,...