Creating a Data Security Plan

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In an age where we have a mind-blowing amount of information shared through mobile and online transactions, the importance of protecting sensitive data is absolutely paramount. In the first seven months of 2017 alone, the Identity Theft Research Center reported over 900 data breaches that consequently exposed nearly 17 million data records. The vast majority of affected businesses? Small businesses … Read More

Data Security Tips for Your Office Administrator

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Security breaches and cyber attacks are no laughing matter. According to statistics from cybintnews.com, 64% of companies experience web-based attacks and 43 percent of these attacks target small businesses. Sadly, Scan, Film or Store Ltd. reports that more than 60% of companies never recover from a significant data loss, the ripple effect from which can absolutely devastate a thriving business … Read More

Considering Technology Upgrades for Your Office? We’ve Got 5 Questions to Ask

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The thought of technology upgrades for your office can be an overwhelming one. There is typically a hefty price tag associated with both hardware and software upgrades alike. Choosing to avoid upgrades can be a costly oversight while conversely, upgrading office tech can yield a vast return on employee productivity and your bottom line. As a savvy business owner, the … Read More

10 Questions to Ask When Choosing an Outsourced IT Company

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As a small business, there are plenty of good reasons to outsource your IT support. However, not all IT support companies are created equal. When choosing which IT company your business will hire it is imperative to thoroughly investigate your options and ask some key questions. Here are 10 questions we highly recommend you ask! Do you have experience in … Read More

7 Practical Ways to Clean Your Email Inbox

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The weather’s warming up and the snow is FINALLY melting. Signs of new life are everywhere: we wake up to birds chirping outside our window and observe blades of green grass emerging from the drying lawn, trees bursting with buds, tulips pushing through the soil…Out with the old and in with the new is our daily motto! We feel alive … Read More

Top 7 Mac & Windows Keyboard Shortcuts

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As busy people with jam-packed schedules we are always in search of more efficient ways to accomplish our tasks. Fortunately, when it comes to word processing – whether with a Mac or Windows operating system – becoming familiar with and utilizing shortcut commands is one excellent way to streamline our process and save ourselves a little time. As opposed to … Read More

5 Reasons Small Businesses Should Back Up Their Data

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SOL-I.S. takes the security of your data seriously. Sometimes, a small business owner will ask us why they need to back up their data. They run their business out of their homes and don’t make too much in revenue—why would a hacker be interested in their data? 1. You don’t know when a data disaster will strike. From floods and … Read More

Financial Benefits of Moving to the Cloud

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According to Microsoft, 49% of small-to-medium sized businesses utilize cloud computing to reduce costs. This means that just over half of small-to-medium sized businesses are missing out on the cost savings their business could experience as a byproduct of cloud computing. If you are one of the 51% of businesses yet to make the switch let’s take a look at … Read More

Phishing – In Case You Didn’t Know

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In case you’re not familiar, here is a good example of what a phishing scam looks like.  Many of us receive notifications of unusual sign in activity.  These days, with all of the scare of cyber-attacks and hacking, it is important to understand that as part of the line of defense.  You as a user must know that phishing messages … Read More