small business owner managing own IT on laptop

The end of the year is a great time to organize your books, reflect with your team, prepare for growth next year, and upgrade your technology. In this post, we give you specific DIY tips you can do to check and secure your computers and accounts to better protect your business. Managed IT Service Providers…

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How do you get a small business to recognize the value of managed IT services? In the start-up environment, we encounter many personality types. There is a reason people become entrepreneurs or C-level execs. When we meet the owners or decision makers at smaller companies and organizations, we can tell right away why they’re where…

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small business owner with network problems

Many SMB owners think IT downtime only costs them a few productive hours, but there’s a lot more at stake when your systems go down. Avoid these headaches with a strong network setup, and ongoing network management services from a local IT support company. Here’s what’s really at stake: client trust and confidence in you…

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business owner considering no disaster recovery plan

Small business data backup is an absolute must. And yet, according to Symantec SMB, 50% of SMBs report they have no data backup and no disaster recovery plan in place. 41% of those surveyed confessed that they had not spent any time thinking about or putting in place any disaster planning or business continuity plan.…

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server farm

There are two primary options for hosting data for businesses: in-house servers and cloud-based servers. Which option is right for your company? The answer to this question will be different for everyone and should be dependent on several factors. For example, do you have one office or several? What size is your business? Do you…

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smiling small business owner

In this day and age, internet access, WiFi and connectivity are critical to business.  If you want to succeed, your business needs reliable technology, and your team needs reliable access to it.  For the small business owner, it can be challenging to know and understand relevant tech terminology, internet speeds, the various components of a…

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secure lock

IT Security Solutions for Small Businesses Is your small business having issues with Wi-Fi connection? Are you experiencing spotty service? Unfortunately, potential Wi-Fi problems don’t end with an unreliable connection. In addition to these concerns, small business owners also have to worry about securing their data so it isn’t accessed, tampered with, or stolen. By…

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outsourcing sign

IT Outsourcing Solutions – Are They Right For Your Business? Let’s review the 3 options for IT Outsourcing: Managed IT Services IT Outsourcing IT Subcontracting Bonus Point – IT Documentation For your small business seeking to delegate IT tasks to a trained technician, Managed IT Services make perfect sense. For your parent company with satellite offices,…

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employee working remotely on laptop with no BYOD in place

BYOD is Bring Your Own Device and CYOD is Choose Your Own Device, and the difference between the level of control and security your small business can have with each is night and day.  You’re using BYOD if your employees use their SmartPhones or personal computers for work.  You’re using CYOD if your company purchases and…

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