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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 Underspending on IT 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 Underspending on IT Services?  For most businesses, the answer is “probably”. Organizations tend to overlook the importance of technology expenses – when budget cuts need to be made, IT costs are…

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How Much Should A Business Spend on Technology?

It’s important to plan for the future of your business. In order to effectively do so, business owners need to keep track of the assets you have, and to be aware of how long those assets will be useful. This is where IT Asset Management comes into play.   What is IT Asset Management? IT Asset Management…

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Office 365 vs Google Suite: Which is More Secure for your Business

Given the large amount of time we spend each day reading and replying to emails, it’s important to make sure you use the right email service for your business. Two of the biggest email providers in the market today are Google and Microsoft. Both offer comprehensive plans for email services, each with varying levels of…

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A Business Owner’s Guide for Power Outages 

Stormy weather means it’s time to prepare for the possibility of an electrical outage. Inside Energy reports that in 2014, the five-year annual of outages doubled every five years from 2000 to 2014. With power outages on the rise, they are of significant concern for businesses.   Effects of Power Outages on Devices Fluctuations of electrical power can…

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Stormy Weather Ahead! Protect your Devices!

As severe weather approaches, it is essential to plan for what stormy weather often brings – power outages.   Weather-related power outages are common in Washington. Our state is well-known for beautiful green trees and rainy winter seasons. Unfortunately, combining these two often results in tree limbs falling onto powerlines, resulting in local power outages. For local business owners, it is…

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3 Ways Email Encryption Will Protect Your Business

Email has become one of the main sources of communication among businesses. Because so much important information is transferred via email, it is necessary to have a layer of protection for your company data. Email encryption makes data unreadable for anyone who isn’t authorized to view it. Essentially, it converts your message into a code! This creates a layer of protection from anyone who might try to steal your data…

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Protect Your Business – Train Employees on Cybersecurity

Are your employees placing your company at risk?  Almost 90% of cyber-attacks are caused by human error or behavior. It is so important for small business owners to educate their employees in order to keep their business’s information safe!   The internet has become a primary asset to many businesses. It is estimated that 43 percent of cyber-attacks are targeted…

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How Office 365 Will Reinvent Your Businesses’ Content Collaboration

The virtual workforce is taking a serious role in business – today, nearly 30 million users are working from home at least 1 day a week. By 2022, the global mobile workforce is set to increase to 1.87 billion people or 42.5% of the global workforce. This is up from 38.8% in 2016. If you…

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