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Why System Updates Are Important!

Why System Updates Are Important!

A MASSIVE RANSOMWARE attack spread across the globe early Friday morning, locking up thousands of hospital, telecommunications, and utilities systems in nearly 100 countries. The attack used data stolen from the NSA to exploit vulnerabilities in Microsoft Windows and deliver the WanaCrypt0r ransomware. The demand was for $300 per PC. 

4 IT Trends That Will Affect Businesses in 2017

4 IT Trends That Will Affect Businesses in 2017

There is no crystal ball that businesses can use to see the exact IT problems and opportunities that they will encounter each year. However, by looking at past and present IT trends, they can get a sense of where IT is heading and how the new direction might affect their business.

5 Ways to Protect Your Data in the Cloud

5 Ways to Protect Your Data in the Cloud

Cloud computing is now the norm — 95 percent of businesses worldwide are using at least one cloud service, according to a 2016 study. While there are many services that fall under cloud computing, businesses often use the cloud to store data.

Cloud Hosting vs. File Servers: A Pros and Cons Analysis

Cloud Hosting vs. File Servers: A Pros and Cons Analysis

With cloud computing well into the mainstream and steadily replacing roles currently filled by traditional server architecture, it's time to ask the big question: can cloud hosting replace traditional file servers for storing and sharing files between employees in your organization? 

6 Reasons to Use Remote Monitoring to Keep an Eye on Your Systems

6 Reasons to Use Remote Monitoring to Keep an Eye on Your Systems

Many IT service providers use remote monitoring tools to gather information and send reports about their clients' computer systems. Almost anything can be monitored, from routers and firewalls to virus detection and email services.

Cloud or dedicated server? Where is the smart money going?

Cloud or dedicated server? Where is the smart money going?

Should you be entrusting your data to the cloud or keeping it down to earth on your own servers? This is a decision facing every CIO. And it’s one they’ll be forced to justify and revisit regularly for the foreseeable future. That’s because there’s been no knock-out blow in the argument between the cloud and the in-house server. There’s plenty to be said for both, which makes the question one of what’s right for you.

The Latest Office 365 Editions: What Business Owners Need to Know

The Latest Office 365 Editions: What Business Owners Need to Know

Just after Microsoft launched its new subscription-based Office 365 Home Premium for individual users, the company rolled out a major update to Office 365 for enterprise users, too. As with any major tech release, 

4 Reasons to Use a Cloud-based Data Backup Solution

4 Reasons to Use a Cloud-based Data Backup Solution

A solid data backup plan can help your company survive catastrophic data loss. Both cloud-based and traditional in-house solutions can be used to back up data. However, cloud-based solutions have several notable advantages.

How to get employees mobile with maximum data security

How to get employees mobile with maximum data security

Organizations around the world are finding that mobile workers can be the key to greater service efficiency and effectiveness. If you are considering making staff more mobile, there are necessary steps to make certain that laptops do not lead to privacy and security violations.

4 IT Trends to Watch in 2016

4 IT Trends to Watch in 2016

What is going to happen to the IT world in 2016? While no one knows for sure, it is possible to make a few educated guesses based on current industry trends. The following predictions offer both early warnings and potential opportunities for business owners, helping them chart the best course forward.

How Cloud Computing Can Benefit Small Businesses

How Cloud Computing Can Benefit Small Businesses

When starting a business, servers and networking equipment can be a significant expense. To reduce this burden, many businesses are turning to cloud computing. Cloud computing provides a number of benefits including improved scalability, cheaper support, and automated backups.

Passwords You Should Avoid Using…

Passwords You Should Avoid Using…

You tell your employees all the time about good password policies. You may be able to rattle off in your sleep “unique, long strings of varied characters with multiple numbers, capitals, and special characters.” But just how many people are heeding the call for better security? Has the public started taking cybersecurity seriously?

5 Things to Consider When Planning Your Data Backup Process

5 Things to Consider When Planning Your Data Backup Process

Your organization's value depends on its data. A catastrophic loss of data will cripple your company, often beyond the point of recovery. For this reason, data backup plans are essential, even for startups. Save time and money by doing it right from the start instead of waiting until after the disaster.