Backup Delivers Peace of Mind in Times of Crisis

Backup Delivers Peace of Mind in Times of Crisis
With most businesses dipping into their disaster recovery strategies, and millions of workers either out of work or working remotely, it is honestly a great time to remind you that March 31st is World Backup Day. This is a day where we help promote the idea of taking backups of your crucial IT systems to ensure that you have access to your important information if a disaster were to strike your business. Well, here we are…A disaster has struck millions of...

Is a NAS Right for Your Office?

Is a NAS Right for Your Office?
Today’s business generates a lot more data than in the past. For a small or medium-sized business storing this data, it can get pretty expensive pretty quickly. One way to store and manage all this data is by using Network attached storage (NAS). Today, we will define NAS and explain when it might be a good fit for your business. What is Network Attached Storage? It is exactly as the name suggests: a network-attached device that houses removable hard drives for...

Strategies that Help Prioritize Productivity

Strategies that Help Prioritize Productivity
Businesses are always looking for a way to boost productivity. Some businesses will try almost anything to do so. For the individual, however, managing your productivity is a little less complicated. That’s not to say that it is always simple. Typically, the best way to improve productivity is to improve time management. How does one go about changing their behaviors to improve their productivity? Let’s take a look at a couple of ways. Monitor Your Time An...

Is Your Business Prepared to Deal with Coronavirus?

Is Your Business Prepared to Deal with Coronavirus?
World events have always had a big impact on the banks that one finds on Wall Street, but in many ways, the one that coronavirus (COVID-19) has demonstrated has been unprecedented. As such, it almost provides a case study of the importance that disaster recovery planning has for any business… Wall Street institutions included. As the virus has spread across the world, markets everywhere have felt its impact. Distribution patterns have been disrupted due to...

Biometrics Has a Privacy Problem

Biometrics Has a Privacy Problem
The inclusion of biometric security systems have been all the rage in a range of organizations, due, in large part, because of the thought that other security platforms aren’t nearly as secure. Unfortunately, the superior security they are expecting may not be able to meet their expectations. Today, we will discuss biometric security, where it fits, and how it can be problematic for the small business.  Unfortunately, businesses have to deal with...

Understanding IT Acronyms You Hear in the Office

Understanding IT Acronyms You Hear in the Office
Technology can be complicated, and it doesn’t help when all you hear is an alphabet soup of acronyms used to describe it. As professionals, this kind of jargon has become a second language to us and it is easy to forget that not everyone will recognize these acronyms. For your reference, we’ve assembled some common ones you’ll probably hear us use. -aaS This means “as-a-service” and is typically preceded by another letter or letters, like “IaaS” (for...

Is Your Workforce Engaged?

Is Your Workforce Engaged?
Today, there is a lot to consider about how businesses handle mobility. Think about it, today it isn’t surprising when someone pulls up work-related content on their phone outside of work hours. It’s just part of their job. This shift is relatively new, and needs to be examined to see if the pros outweigh the cons for the employee, but also for the business. The first thing you’d think of is that business owners and managers would be grateful for the access they...

How to Create Cybersecurity Policies for Your Company

How to Create Cybersecurity Policies for Your Company
If you’re in business today, there are three words that are critical for you keep in mind: Cybersecurity. Is. Important. As such, every business needs to have taken the time to put together a cybersecurity policy–a set of guidelines that instruct the business how to proceed with the highest level of security possible. We’ve taken the liberty of suggesting a few guidelines for your business to follow as you do so. Establish Definitions  When you’re...

A Brief Introduction to Database Management Systems

A Brief Introduction to Database Management Systems
Data is one of a business’ most important assets, and as such, it needs to be kept in such a way that it remains organized and utilizable. This has led to widespread use of databases in businesses, which has necessitated the use of database management systems. Let’s take a closer look at these systems, and why they are so crucial. For a frame of reference, let’s imagine that our database is actually a library, and all of the books inside are actually our data....

Are Your Biggest Threats Coming From Inside Your Company?

Are Your Biggest Threats Coming From Inside Your Company?
Most businesses that really lean on their IT go to great lengths and expense to keep those systems secure. Sometimes, however, all those firewalls and antivirus software don’t stop threats that come in from your staff. Today, we are going to go through the three different types of human error that your staff can undertake, and how to deal with each. Accidental The most benign of the insider threats, the accidental mistake typically happens when data is in transit....