Why Managed I.T. Services?

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Every business which relies on I.T. needs to have a plan for maintenance, security, trouble-shooting, disaster recovery and upgrades. Simply put, there are three ways to take care of those crucial I.T. needs: In-house model: An in-house expert or team takes care of all aspects of I.T. They’re paid via salary. Break/Fix model: An outside vendor is called in when … Read More

Critical Cybersecurity Measures for Small Businesses

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Another day, another news story of businesses hit by cyberattacks. While the headline is becoming commonplace, the devastating effects of these cyberattacks still rock business owners at the core, Am I doing everything I can to protect my business? How do I stay one step ahead of cybercriminals’ latest schemes? What if my business is tomorrow’s headline? Fortunately, there are … Read More

Understanding IoT Devices and Potential Security Risks

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The Internet of Things, or IoT, is a growing number of devices that can connect and communicate with one another over the Internet and which can be remotely monitored and controlled. Although IoT’s roots date back to 1982, it wasn’t until 2008-2009 that the number of “things” connected to the Internet officially surpassed the number of people connected to the … Read More

How to Avoid the Phishing Net!

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Cybercrime is a lucrative industry. In 2018, it grossed over $1.5 trillion dollars and is expected to cost over $6 trillion by 2021, according to the Official Annual Cybercrime report. Where there is money to be made, legal or not, there are people eager to make it. Phishing is one of many cybercrimes that scammers are pursuing…and they’re largely succeeding. … Read More

Implementing an IT Asset Lifecycle Management System

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What IT assets does your company possess? Chances are if you were to make a list of these assets there would be some you would forget. Your IT assets include all hardware and software on your network and keeping track of them – let alone managing them – can be a daunting task. However, without asset management vigilance, your company … Read More

Why Managed IT Services Are So Important to Small Businesses

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Traditional IT tech support is becoming more irrelevant as managed IT services take IT by storm. Whereas traditional tech support offers a break-fix, or reactive approach, managed IT is proactive and offers monitoring, maintenance and technical support. Similar to maintaining in-house IT but without the hefty price tag that small businesses struggle to afford, managed IT companies familiarize themselves with … Read More

How Can Hosted Virtual Desktops Benefit My Business?

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Maintaining data and applications on desktop devices, while historically the only way to operate, is becoming obsolete in the corporate world. There many good reasons for this! More and more companies are not only switching to cloud servers but also to hosted virtual desktops…and they are reaping the benefits. What are hosted virtual desktops? Hosted virtual desktops or HVDs are … Read More

Working Remotely is on the Rise: Is Your Team Equipped?

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Hiring remote employees is increasingly common and allows companies to draw from a larger talent pool instead of being restricted by location. However, it doesn’t mean less logistics or expenses for employers. In order to not only attract but also retain talented remote employees, it’s important to supply them with the hardware, software and equipment they need to do their … Read More

Why Your Company’s Data Security Plan Needs Regular Review

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In today’s information age, companies gather mind-boggling amounts of data for the purpose of increasing both profitability and efficiency. While our ability to gather and interpret data continues to increase, we are also increasingly susceptible to security breaches. These breaches can threaten exposure of this confidential information and ultimately our company’s reputation. For these reasons, regular reviews of your company … Read More