Business Continuity

The Economic Impact of Network Downtime (And How to Prevent It) While every business strives to minimize expenses, the majority overlook the true cost of network downtime. The cost of network downtime is calculated as the sum of lost productivity, revenue, recovery costs, and intangible costs. With so many other costs and concerns vying for your attention, technology is all too easily pushed to the bottom of...

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What is Technology-as-a-Service? With the rise of cloud computing, more and more users are considering thinking outside of the box for on-premises technology. What Technology-as-a-Service (TaaS) essentially means is that through the use of cloud-based services, users can transfer all of their processes being handled onsite to the internet. This is obviously a large undertaking, that involves all stakeholders and requires transferring all your vital data...

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cloud backup

Data loss prevention (DLP) should never be taken for granted, especially with your business’s Office 365 account. A good way to protect your Office 365 data is with a cloud account from a managed services provider (MSP). Another Layer of Data Protection Trusting data security to another company, even a mega-company, could be a mistake. Protecting data is essential for the purpose of business continuity. With Office 365 backups, you can...

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coronavirus

Although the number of COVID-19 infections decreasing in some areas and people beginning to return to a relative state of normalcy, experts are warning of a likely inevitable second wave that could likely come in the 2020-2021 holiday season.   In the event of a second wave, it’s important to prepare your network now and ensure that you can withstand another potential lockdown as the season approaches....

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SITE SERVICES & CABLING

Businesses should be utilizing an uninterruptible power supply (UPS) during disasters like fires, storms, and other emergencies. A UPS is usually set up for desktop computers to give users enough time to save their work and progress. Another beneficial power-saving plan for emergencies would be to use a UPS for your server and network equipment. Powering Your Network UPS systems provide backup power in the event of outages...

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When planning the technology needs of your business, it can be easy to overlook backup and disaster solutions, as it can quickly appear costly and time consuming to manage. Nevertheless, good backups are a vital part of business continuity and backup and disaster recovery plans are the critical factors when a company runs into potential threats to their IT security. IT disasters can come from viruses Ransomware,...

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Ever since the outbreak of COVID-19, our need to work remotely has increased due to both the recommendations from the government and medical professionals. Asking employees to shift to remote work arrangements can be difficult, especially for organizations that do not have remote work already rooted in their cultures. One of the largest challenges in managing remote workers is guaranteeing effective and proficient communication. The Office 365 platform...

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CLOUD STORAGE OR LOCAL STORAGE, WHAT WORKS BEST FOR YOU?

Over the past several years, cloud technology has become very prevalent because it allows businesses and individuals to access their data on-demand from virtually anywhere. Cloud storage certainly offers benefits to many businesses; yet, some businesses are finding that local storage is a more effective solution. Before we begin, we should be clear about the differences between these two types of services. Cloud storage is the...

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IS YOUR BUSINESS PREPARED FOR AN UNEXPECTED CLOSURE?

In today’s world every company should have a solid business continuity plan. COVID-19 caused many businesses and schools to close their doors, employees and students continue to attend meetings, classes and training remotely. Large events have been canceled, and crowded offices are still discouraged. Everyone found themselves asking is my business set-up to properly handle its remote workforce? Review the questions below to determine what you...

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TOP 5 BENEFITS OF OUTSOURCED IT

Technology can be complicated. Your systems can work perfectly one day and then give you headaches the next. Everyone has experienced some form of annoyance from a computer bug or keyboard malfunction. Problems are normal, and, there is no shame in needing some help here and there. Even when thing are running well, IT support should still be a high priority on your company’s checklist. IT...

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