Hit Back Hard Against Malware

Hit Back Hard Against Malware
The threat landscape is filled with more types of malware than ever. To keep your business’ network running effectively, it’s important to have a strategy to keep malware out. Today, we’ll talk about a few basics you should know to keep your cybersecurity strategy working properly. Under A Thumb Are you aware there are readily available websites strictly devoted to providing the default factory passwords for devices of all types? With these passwords, and a little...

Tip of the Week: An Intro to Windows 10’s Built-In Virtual Desktops

Tip of the Week: An Intro to Windows 10’s Built-In Virtual Desktops
On a Windows machine, look at your taskbar, near the Start button and the search function. The next little icon, the one that almost looks like a bit of film, is the Task View button, the button that (among other purposes) allows you to create and manage virtual desktops. For this week’s tip, we’ll discuss how to use this handy feature, starting with why you might want to. What is a Virtual Desktop? To be completely clear, this blog is referring to a very specific...

Your Business Processes Are Everything

Your Business Processes Are Everything
The word “procedure” can easily be perceived in a negative light nowadays. It just sounds so… rote… compared to the exciting and dynamic buzzwords so many “thought-leading, influencing, social media innovators” today toss around. Now, we don’t mean to disparage these personalities – we just want to emphasize these innovations rely on a foundation to support them, and these foundations are based on business procedures and processes. Let’s look at why even the...

Promoting Data Privacy

Promoting Data Privacy
Today, everything we do on the computer and on our phones creates data. Organizations that are good at utilizing this data, often look to capture everything that they can. This can leave the individual searching for a way to keep his/her data secure. Let’s take a look at some of the best practices used to prioritize individual data privacy. The first thing that needs to happen when you are looking to determine what steps you need to take is to identify your aims....

You Don’t Need to Search for the Benefits of Backup

You Don’t Need to Search for the Benefits of Backup
Let me ask you this: does your business have a dedicated data backup and disaster recovery system? If not, we need to talk. A comprehensive backup and disaster recovery platform (BDR) can turn out to be one of the most critical parts of managing a business’ IT infrastructure. By having a plan to turn to in the event a serious problem such as ransomware or a natural disaster descends upon your business, you can be better prepared.  If your organization were to...

Potential Issues Your Server Could Experience

Potential Issues Your Server Could Experience
Most businesses nowadays require a server in order to operate properly, but these critical pieces of infrastructure aren’t immune to issues. Here, we’ll go over a few common reasons you may experience a server crash. Age Frankly, the server might just be getting old. Server hardware tends to have a lifespan of somewhere between four-and-six, some companies replace it sooner, and some try to stretch it out for as long as they can. When the end of this time...

Are You Wasting Money on Cloud Services?

Are You Wasting Money on Cloud Services?
Cloud services have proven to be extraordinarily useful for businesses of all types. With an immense amount of options to choose from, businesses can get anything from AI to Windows in the cloud. With so many services available, sometimes businesses will pay for computing resources that they don’t use, cutting into their available operational capital. Today, we take a look at how businesses throw capital away by not keeping a close eye on their cloud-based...

Tip of the Week: Business Improvement Resolutions

Tip of the Week: Business Improvement Resolutions
A full week into the new year, have you resolved to make any improvements to your business? In light of all the resolutions that may (or may not) have been broken by now, we decided to share a few resolutions you could put into place to improve your business and its processes. Make S.M.A.R.T.er Goals I know, I know… it isn’t as though you don’t already have goals for your business to reach, whatever they may be. However, not all goals are set equally – there...

Voice over Internet Protocol is a Valuable Tool

Voice over Internet Protocol is a Valuable Tool
With the cost of doing business rising, it is no surprise that the decision makers at many organizations are looking to save a bit of money where they can. The cloud has proven to be a particularly popular way of doing so – especially through its replacement of traditional telephony with advanced communication methods, like hosted VoIP Let’s explore how hosted VoIP allows you to manage your investment into your communications without sacrificing the...

How Cloud Services and Pizzerias Offer Similar Benefits

How Cloud Services and Pizzerias Offer Similar Benefits
When you look at the cloud service business model, it can be easy to wonder how it is so beneficial to businesses – or really, how it fiscally can be. After all, dollars to donuts, the monthly service charges most likely add up to less than a business would spend for another, comparable service. To understand how the cloud does this, it may help to look at something that often occurs in the office. Let’s say, ordering lunch. How the Cloud is Like a Lunch...