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Realizing the facts of virtualization

September 30th, 2015
Realizing the facts of virtualization

You have probably heard about the benefits of virtualization, it’s been quietly changing how IT services are provided in the industry for some time now and is popular for improving office efficiency while decreasing costs. While these claims sound great, it’s always worth knowing more facts before taking on a new tech.

Gain a return on social media marketing

September 28th, 2015
Gain a return on social media marketing

Do you ever feel like your social media efforts are going nowhere? Does it feel like you spend more and more time marketing your small business on Facebook, Twitter and other social media platforms, but with little return? Well, a recent survey reveals just how much ROI small business owners are actually gaining from their social media efforts, and the results are eye-opening.

4 ways to backup your data

June 29th, 2015
4 ways to backup your data

Data backup is one of the most important aspects of your company’s infrastructure. Without data availability, your business will come to a standstill. So it’s bizarre that most business owners fail to have a proper data backup strategy in place – and when disasters strike, it will be too late to act.

Business continuity 101: Using a cloud host

June 1st, 2015
Business continuity 101: Using a cloud host

Companies of all sizes today are aware of the data security risks posed by unexpected disasters, and so have a business continuity plan in place to prevent data loss. But entrusting data backup to the average IT guy is a certain way to lose your critical business data, since making configurations and changes to managed backups can be downright complex and confusing.

Five business continuity mistakes

May 26th, 2015
Five business continuity mistakes

Every business owner knows that having a business continuity plan in place is crucial to the success of their organization. Yet even if your business continuity framework is ready, when the unexpected does happen the question that many overlook is how confident they are in taking care of the backbone of the business — their employees!  With that in mind, let’s take a look at the five deadly business continuity mistakes to avoid at all costs.

5 mistakes to avoid when investing in IT

May 25th, 2015
5 mistakes to avoid when investing in IT

As a small or medium sized business owner, you likely have your hands full. Between managing your staff, looking for growth opportunities and keeping clients happy, you probably have little time to dedicate to new technology purchases. Being so busy, it can be easy to make a mistake when choosing an IT solution.

Office 2016’s new head-turning features

May 21st, 2015
Office 2016’s new head-turning features

Its release is still months away, but there’s reason to get excited about Office 2016. The latest version of Microsoft’s classic application package is adding new features designed specifically for today’s modern workforce, who are more mobile and collaborative than any generation before.

Windows 10’s powerful new features

May 14th, 2015
Windows 10’s powerful new features

Windows 8 was a disappointment. The user interface was too complex for general users and many critics were not impressed with Windows 8’s features. And so Microsoft plans to leave the Windows 8 blunder behind and move on to Windows 10. Numerous changes have been made and new features added to Microsoft’s new flagship operating system.

What you need to know about cloud security

May 13th, 2015
What you need to know about cloud security

While many IT providers often tout the revolutionary benefits of the cloud, very few address the security aspect of it. But the fact of the matter is that when you’re using a cloud service, you’re moving information out of your hands and into those of a third party.

4 traits of a successful BCP

May 11th, 2015
4 traits of a successful BCP

In today’s business world, companies with a business continuity plan (BCP) are more likely to survive a disaster than those that don’t have one. There are several components to consider when it comes to planning a BCP, some of which are more important than others and must be included in order for a BCP to be successful.