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What You Need to Know About the Cloud Before Signing Up

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In an infamous 2012 survey by Wakefield Research, the ignorance of the general public regarding cloud computing was revealed: 51 percent believed that stormy weather interferes with cloud computing, and 29 percent thought that the cloud was an actual cloud. Furthermore, what may elude many computer users is the fact that a process known as virtuali...
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Chances Are, Your Employees Care More for Convenience Than Network Security

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Security is a top concern for anyone that utilizes the Internet. The problem for businesses is that the average employee probably doesn’t care much for your security practices, and it can be challenging to get them to comply without upsetting them.Employees tend not to follow security practices that they find inconvenient, unnecessary, or tim...
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How Colocation Services are a Win-Win Scenario for SMBs

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Business owners know all too well how painful it can be to manage technology. In addition to making sure that your business functions properly, you also need to keep your technology in working order. Many organizations that rely on technology in order to stay productive free up valuable time and resources by outsourcing their needs to third-party p...
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Think You’ve Been Hacked? Here’s What to Do Next!

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You implement technology solutions to keep your network safe from hackers, but what would you do if your systems were bypassed and infiltrated? Every business owner needs to consider this scenario, because even the best of us can fall victim to hacking attacks when we least expect them. Approaching such an event in a reasonable way is your best cha...
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Without a Doubt, BDR is the Best Way to Back Up Your Company's Files

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We get asked all the time, “What’s the best way to back up my company’s files?” For businesses, we give the same answer every time: a Backup and Disaster Recovery (BDR) solution. BDR is far superior to any other data backup solution on the market, as evidenced by these three awesome features.Backups Take Place Multiple Times...
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3 Questions to Consider Before Implementing a Private Cloud Solution

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With cloud computing on the rise in the business environment, it’s becoming more clear that organizations need to know what type of cloud solution will best benefit their business model. With the private cloud gaining much attention, it’s important to know what attracts businesses to it. Why should your business implement a private clou...
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Botnets Go Mobile, Making the Internet Less Safe

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Hackers are notorious for exploiting technology for their benefit, but users often forget that mobile devices are exploited just as often as desktops and workstations; perhaps more so, due to their higher exposure to wireless networks that may not be secure. One of the greatest threats to mobile devices is the botnet, which is designed to enslave a...
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4 Features Every Business Needs in a Backup Solution

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One of the most valuable assets of your business is its data. Hackers know this; it’s why they choose to go after those who fail to protect their information. Without your data, you’ll lose valuable time and expenses that can potentially result in the complete and total destruction of your business. This is why it’s so crucial tha...
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2 Troubleshooting Tips For Common VoIP Issues

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Voice over Internet Protocol, or VoIP, is a voice communication solution that’s grown exceedingly popular in the workplace environment. One of the reasons it’s preferred is that it cuts costs on your cable bill, and allows for maximum mobility. Unfortunately, even a solution as reliable as VoIP can have a few minor kinks that will need ...
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Don’t Approach IT Maintenance Like it’s 1996

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2016 is well underway, but how are you approaching your company’s IT? If you’re using the outdated break-fix model, then your calendar might as well read 2006, or even 1996. Essentially, every year brings new technologies, which means new challenges for your IT network. To handle this influx, you’re going to want an IT maintenance...
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Cloud Computing and Your Local IT Network Have More in Common Than You’d Think

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Has your business adopted the cloud and used it to fully leverage your technological assets? The cloud is an exceptional tool that allows businesses to deploy and access information in never-before-seen ways. While the cloud is great for this purpose, these lessons can be applied to parts of your in-house IT infrastructure.So, what can the cloud do...
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Mobile Devices Aren’t Going Away: Do You Have a BYOD Policy?

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By now, you’ve probably heard a thing or two about BYOD (Bring Your Own Device). This is an IT trend where employees bring their own mobile devices to work and connect them to the office network. Due to the prevalence of mobile devices, this trend is here to stay. Here’s why you’ll want to embrace BYOD, and how to avoid some of th...
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4 Ways to Future-Proof Your IT Infrastructure

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New technology has a profound effect on the modern workforce, increasing its connectivity and response time. This improves productivity, but it also presents a unique challenge that businesses need to overcome: providing quality solutions that won’t restrict the ability of workers to do their job properly. For some business owners who have an...
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Prevent Being Taken By Familiarizing Yourself With These 4 Social Engineering Tips

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Did you know that some of the most successful hackers actually know very little about computer coding? In many cases, a hacker simply tricking someone into handing over their personal information works out even better for them. This is a tactic known as social engineering, and the only way to defend against it is to stay one step ahead of the hacke...
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There’s No Good Reason Why Managing Your Email Should Be a Hassle

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Your business is no-doubt reliant on your email solution as a critical communications component. Without it, your organization’s operations could be significantly hampered, forcing you to improvise in order to reach out to internal and external parties. As an important part of any business’s communications, it’s crucial that your ...
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How to Automatically Recover Your Lost Microsoft Office Files

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Have you ever been in a situation where you’ve had your computer shut down randomly or lose power, only to lose progress on a file that you’ve been working on for countless hours? If you haven’t recently saved the file, you might panic and assume the worst. How can you prevent this catastrophe from falling upon your business?Micro...
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Can Your Business Survive One of These Catastrophic Data Loss Disasters?

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Your business relies on constant access to its data and information systems in order to maintain operations. Businesses that become victims of data loss disasters and are unable to recover their data, will more likely than not go out of business within one year of the incident, making it more important than ever to ensure that you have a plan in th...
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3 VoIP Features to Improve How Your Business Communicates

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Once upon a time, in a long lost era known as the 1990s, traditional phone systems ran rampant throughout the workplace environment. In-house workers were limited to using landline telephones to make outbound calls on a limited number of phone lines. Nowadays, thanks to the advent of the Internet, Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) is making leaps...
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Break-Fix IT is an Inefficient Way of Handling Technology

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How does your business handle technology problems that come with using servers, workstations and other solutions in the workplace? Do you solve problems as they come up, or do you take a proactive stance to keep your tech under control? Either way, the fact remains that break-fix IT is an inefficient and wasteful way of approaching your technology ...
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How Exactly Can a VPN Benefit Your Business?

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The purpose of your company’s information technology is to create, access, and share the data that your business needs to get the job done. One challenge that stems from exchanging such valuable information is the chance of it getting intercepted by the prying eyes on the Internet. Taking advantage of a Virtual Private Network (VPN) is the be...
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