The Pros and Cons of VoIP Phone Solutions

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You could already be convinced by the economies of scale, greater convenience and other benefits of VoIP, though one characteristic may still be nagging you. Traditional landlines are usually still thought of as the most dependable, less likely to drop calls.  With tales about hacking of all sorts on the internet, spying activities by governments and businesses, and other malicious …

3 Reasons Businesses are Choosing Managed IT

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  Access to the Latest Technology Many times, businesses have over-burdened IT personnel with workers who might lack the skills and training needed for particular jobs or can not deal with all of the organization’s network by themselves. As a result, these businesses understand the value of working with the external technical support staff.  Purchasing the services business model simplifies …

The long-forgotten piece of security for road warriors…

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Do you connect to the office network or VPN (virtual private network) to get some work done in the evenings, on the weekends or when on the road? For many, the answer is yes. One of the most frequently forgotten pieces of network security is making sure that personal devices used in employee homes conform to the standards in your …

IT Security Tip: Is it time for cybersecurity planning?

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The time to start planning for a security threat isn’t during a virus outbreak or immediately after you discover funds transferred within your banking accounts. Decisions and judgments made during this time are typically driven by emotion and not facts. The time to make those cyberthreat plans is now. Things to consider for your business cybersecurity plan: Physical access to your building(s) …

What Will You Do When This Disaster Hits Your Business?

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In today’s world of rampant cybercrime, every savvy business owner knows the necessity of locking down their data. However, we find that the cyber security technologies used by the vast majority of businesses are woefully out of date. Sure, your current solution may have worked great, but digital threats to the safety of your company are constantly evolving. Criminals will eventually …

How To Avoid Making A Bad Decision On Your Next Phone System

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Unfortunately, a lot of companies get suckered into buying an overpriced, complicated phone system simply because they didn’t know all of the options available to them, or simply because they didn’t know how to ask the right questions when interviewing phone vendors. With so many choices, it can be very difficult to make an educated decision without spending days or …

Is Your Computer Data Safe From Fire, Flood, Severe Storms Or Even Theft?

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No one likes to think about bad things happening to them, much less spending time planning for them.  Disaster Recovery Planning is one of those “important, not urgent” action items that gets pushed to the back burner. A great way to take a step in the right direction is to schedule a Disaster Recovery Business Assessment with your IT service …

Is Your Data Really Secure In The Cloud?

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Are you thinking about moving all or parts of your computer network “to the cloud” but worried about who can access your data? You’re not alone – but many security experts, software companies and cloud-service providers alike agree that cloud computing offers a MORE secure way to store data. Most small businesses do NOT have high-security measures in place for …

Managed IT Services or Break-Fix?

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Managed IT Services is a program where the IT services company takes the role of your “IT department” and not only installs and supports all the devices and PCs that connect to your server(s), but also offers phone and on-site support, antivirus, security, backup and disaster recovery and a host of other services to monitor and maintain the speed, performance …

How Fast Can Someone Crack Your Strong Password?

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How many #’s, *’s and other random characters are in your passwords right now? Do you really need them? According to a Carnegie Mellon study, the answer is no. The only thing that really influences your password strength is its length! No matter how many combinations of numbers, letters, symbols, etc. that are bound to confuse most of your employees, …