Is That a Business Continuity Plan in Your Pocket or a Bunch of Jargon?

Technology is full of difficult jargon. To further complicate things, certain terms are often used in a different context between one publication or service provider and the next. An example of this is the usage of backup, disaster recovery, and business continuity. These terms are commonly used interchangeably, often resulting in confusion. In an effort to alleviate some of this…

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How Much Does Downtime Really Cost Your Business?

Many small and medium business owners think IT downtime only costs them a few productive hours, but there’s a lot more at stake when your systems go down. Customer satisfaction and loss of brand integrity are just two of the key losses apart from the more evident costs such as lost productivity and a temporary dip in sales.…

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Why C-Suite Management Can No Longer Ignore Data Loss

Decreasing business costs and risks of costly data loss We live in a 24/7 global economy that is more dependent than ever on technology. Even the technology of small and medium sized businesses houses sensitive digital data - employee and customer information, internal emails, documents and financial records, sales orders and transaction histories. Not to mention applications and programs…

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Compete with the Big Dogs

For small firms, the internet was a great leveler. Small businesses-even the tiniest startups-could suddenly access-wide markets they never could have penetrated before the World Wide Web. Geography and the need for deep pockets to build real-life distribution points-retail or otherwise-no longer presented barriers to market entry. Similarly, the cloud now offers another breakthrough for small businesses. Before the…

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Data Security is a People Problem

There are some things that only humans can fix. 95% of all security incidents involve human error. Ashley Schwartau of The Security Awareness Company says that the two biggest mistakes a company can make are “assuming their employees know internal security policies” and “assuming their employees care enough to follow policy.” There are many security risks to which your…

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How a Managed Service IT Company can Change Your Business Strategy

Every business, small or large, has 3 basic levels of technology support needs. Make sure it works - Every organization, from enterprise to not-for-profit, needs IT staff who are able to offer routine maintenance and support, including the updating of hardware and software, handling maintenance, and putting out daily fires. Make sure it works when needed - Technology supports…

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Lets Meet!

The most effective way to get an understanding would be a quick information meeting. It wouldn’t take more than 15 minutes where we would talk about your organization's challenges. We would…

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Your Data or Your Business: Ransomware Explained

This cyber attack scheme hasn't garnered nearly as much attention as the usual “break-in-and-steal-data-to-sell-on-the-Internet” type, but it can be even more debilitating. Ransomware attacks have begun appearing in the last few years and its practitioners are so polished that in a few cases they even have mini-call centers to handle your payments and questions. So what is ransomware? The…

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Is Your Business Safe From Online Threats?

Did you know that 50% of small business owners think their businesses are too small to be targeted by the thieves of the virtual world? Contrary to popular belief, 72% of hacker attacks often happen to smaller firms - firms with less than 100 employees! So how prepared is your small and medium businesses? Here’s a checklist to help you…

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Understand How Data Loss Happens – In Order to Prevent It

Small business owners are often worried about data loss. Rightly so, because data loss has the potential to wipe out a business. We have identified the most common forms of data loss so you can see how they fit into your business and assess the risks related to each of these pitfalls. 1. Human Error - Human error - by way…

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