General IT

Preparing for Disaster and Keeping Your Business Operating

With the quarantine measures taken to combat the spread of the COVID-19 virus, businesses across the country have been scrambling to keep operating. Offices have largely been shut down, and workers are operating remotely.  While modern technology provides the means for workers to continue to work and collaborate from the safety of their homes, uncertainty looms. It is currently unknown how …

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Best Practices for Working from Home During COVID-19 Quarantine

Working from home was once considered a luxury that few could experience. But in today’s fast paced, interconnected world where you can access just about everything you need from any device of your choosing, working from home is a fairly common opportunity.  But there’s a difference between having the option to work from home and having no choice but to …

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Could You Be Violating Your Customers’ Privacy?

Like any relationship, the relationship between a customer and a business should be built on trust. In the case of privacy and personal information, your customers are trusting that you are being responsible with their information.   Unfortunately, many businesses aren’t.   This is a serious issue for a number of reasons. If a customer’s data is leaked, it could result in them …

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What to Look for in an IT Company

Just about every modern business could use a little IT assistance in today’s digital frontier. However, many small and medium sized businesses don’t have the budget to afford in-house IT staff. Even the businesses that do find that their needs exceed their own team’s capabilities. With the growing and ever-evolving threats to cyber security in an increasingly connected …

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Managing the Internet of Things in Your Business

With a new decade on the horizon, you can expect technology to become even more integrated into your business. Smartphones and laptops are being joined by lighting systems, climate control units, fleets of trucks, company cars, office appliances, and more.  As technology becomes cheaper, integrating it into a singular system becomes more feasible and advantageous for businesses of all sizes. This year, Gartner (a …

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How Businesses Can Be Ready for 2020 IT Needs

As we head into the New Year, businesses across the world are wrapping up their budgets, finalizing their business plans, and getting ready to start a brand-new decade off right. A lot has changed in the past ten years, especially when it comes to technology.  The use of mobile devices has exploded, becoming the dominate way that many people utilize technology and access online information. Early in …

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Why Should Small Businesses Outsource Their IT?

There’s no question that modern businesses need IT support. Even small ones. Especially small ones, in fact. The trouble is, the IT needs of a modern business don’t always fall inline with their budget. Some end up hiring one or two in-house IT staff, only to immediately overwhelm them with too much responsibility.   IT is, after all, a balance of immediate needs and ongoing work. Both …

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Protecting Against Human Error in IT

When you think of cyber security, you probably think of antiviruses, firewalls, and general security settings on your devices. While those are all critical to protecting yourself against hackers and malware, they have a very serious vulnerability:  People.   One of the most difficult things to protect your business against is yourself and the people within your company. In fact, around 95% of …

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