How much should you spend on I.T. this year?

Year-End Budget Evaluation is right around the corner. An IT Assessment & Plan can help you make accurate IT cost projections to include in your business’ budget.  Every successful business needs a budget. Your business is more likely to make money when you are strategic about how you spend it. While developing your budget, it’s crucial to factor in I.T. costs, especially…

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Do You Test Your Data Backups? You May Want to Start

You may think that your small business’s data is safe, but you can’t know for sure unless a professional is regularly verifying that your backup solutions work. If no one is testing your restores, you may only realize that you can’t properly restore your files, applications, or other important data until it is already too…

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4 Benefits Windows 10 Will Bring Your Business

It’s no secret that Windows 7 End of Support is quickly approaching. For a business to maintain system security, Windows 10 updates are imperative. This may feel like an intimidating transition for many businesses. However, the benefits of this upgrade far outweigh the cost and time this conversion will take. Windows 10 offers vast improvements…

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Windows 7 Support is Ending – Here’s What You Need to Know

All good things must come to an end, even Windows 7. On January 14, 2020, Windows 7 will reach it’s “End of Support” (EOS) phase. As your I.T. support team, we have a responsibility to inform you of these important changes, how it will impact your company, and what you need to do to keep…

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Are Free Backup Solutions a Good Choice for My Business?

Are you currently using OneDrive, Dropbox or Google Drive as a backup solution?   Many small businesses prefer to opt for one or more of these free, online backup solutions for their business data. While these applications offer great features and functionality for users, they do not replace the need for a secure backup solution. The…

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Are You Using a Bad Password?

Do you think your password is unique? A recent report by SplashData revealed a compiled list of 100 worst passwords of 2018. The top 20 include: 123456  password  123456789  12345678  12345  111111  1234567  Sunshine  Qwerty  iloveyou  Princess  Admin  Welcome  666666  Abc123  Football  123123  Monkey  654321  !@#$%^&*  While these passwords are some of the easiest to remember… they are…

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Disaster Recovery Plan – Is Your Business Prepared?

If a disaster struck your business now, would you be ready to handle it? According to FEMA, over 40% of businesses never reopen after a disaster. Almost all organizations rely on technology for daily operations, and the amount of data and information technology lost to disaster will only increase as time goes on.  So, what…

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Offsite vs. Onsite Backups

No matter how effective a computer is, there is always the possibility of it failing (whether it is due to manufacturer error, user error, or random disaster). These failures can cause great damage and often result in important data being lost. Savvy businesses understand the importance of backing up data. The question to ask yourself is, what type of backup do I need for my specific business?  There…

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Why Hard Drive Wipes Matter for EVERYONE

Almost all businesses have large amounts of data in various locations – computers, backups, on the cloud, and even on mobile devices. All that data needs to be managed securely – in storage, in transit, and at the end of its lifecycle. Most companies are legally obligated to destroy any sensitive information they are no longer using.   What makes data destruction secure?  A…

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Are You Under-Spending on I.T. Services?

Eager to see an increase in your business’s profits? Want to see your employee’s productivity increase? First you need to ask yourself this question:    Are you under-spending on I.T. services?  For most businesses, the answer is “probably”. Organizations tend to overlook the importance of technology expenses – when budget cuts need to be made, I.T. costs are…

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