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Invest Well in Your IT Security

Invest Well in Your IT Security “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it” is a common and useful rule for many business owners. It serves to protect your business against unnecessary costs and unneeded downtime. While protecting your business against many types of danger, it poses an outright threat when it comes to IT security. Security threats to your firm move so fast that your IT should be working twice as hard as your company just to keep up….

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Don’t Get Hooked by Spear Phishing Attacks

Don’t Get Hooked by Spear Phishing Attacks Phishing attacks have been around for a long time in IT. Designed to steal your credentials or trick you into installing malicious software, they have persisted in the IT world precisely because they have been so devastatingly simple and effective. Today, a more modern and more effective version of the same attack is commonly used. A typical phishing attack involves an attacker sending out a malicious email to hundreds of thousands, if…

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Make IT Problems Last Year’s Problems

Make IT Problems Last Year’s Problems Around the world, the new year is a time for celebration. It’s a time to reflect and a time we typically resolve to make the most of coming 12 months. We do this by leaving last year’s problems precisely where they belong, in the past year. Many manage to adopt this approach in their personal lives, but it pays enormous dividends to apply it to our businesses too. Cleaning up open issues from…

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What Hackers Target In Small Businesses

What Hackers Target In Small Businesses Hackers today have many ways to attack small businesses and business owners. Many attempt to use technology to send malware, viruses, or phishing attacks; or use information to con owners and employees into handing over more information than they should. One or more of these techniques can be combined with gaining physical access to steal from vulnerable firms. Identifying precisely how criminals target businesses and what they deem most valuable can help to…

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Preparing Your Business Tech to Start the New Year

Preparing Your Business Tech to Start the New Year The start of a new year is a challenging time for businesses. It can be a good time to reflect on the wins and losses of the previous twelve months. It’s also an excellent time to take stock and evaluate what your business needs to go forward. IT demands move at a staggering speed, meaning last year’s tech may not fit next year’s needs. The new year can bring major…

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Time to Refresh Your Passwords

Time to Refresh Your Passwords We often tend to be creatures of habit, particularly when it comes to technology. Passwords are a prime example. Many of us use the same logins for multiple websites and applications because we don’t have a photographic memory. A large percentage of users aren’t aware that this is one of the most significant security dangers they can face online. It has a simple fix too. Regularly, in the news today, there are stories about…

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Save Money and Time with Managed IT Services

Save Money and Time with Managed IT Services IT services can be one of the largest and most unpredictable expenses within a business. Unexpected failures, mandatory upgrades, and sudden staff changes can happen quickly and be very expensive. These factors, a part of the IT world, make IT departments costly, hard to manage, and difficult to budget for. Switching your business to managed IT services can lower costs and reduce unpredictable expenses. Making the switch can cut down management…

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Build Better Meetings

Build Better Meetings Business meetings can be a double-edged sword. Often they are as likely to rally staff and build momentum as they are to halt progress and kill productivity. Productive meetings are key to keeping team members on track and everyone on the same page. A poor meeting is as harmful to the progress of a project as losing multiple members of staff. Finding the balance is important for good business. There are tools and techniques to make…

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Beat the IT Burden

Beat the IT Burden Technology today allows us to accomplish more tasks faster than ever before. Paperless documents, remote collaboration and video conferencing have all lowered the costs and increased the speed of everyday business at an extraordinary rate. The benefits of modern IT does however, come at a cost. Consistent maintenance has become a critical component of almost every business. The IT department is now as important to the functioning of a firm as sales, marketing, or management….

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Using Tech to Tailor Your Work Day

Using Tech to Tailor Your Work Day Most of us can admit that we have lost track of time during the workday on occasion. Sometimes time can get away from you, particularly when you’re busy. Often you can be running late before you know it and wondering where the day has gone. Luckily, there is a wide range of technology solutions to put to work helping to put you in charge of your to-do list. Office 365 Calendar We’re…

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