Employee Monitoring – A Small Business Win

I wanted to share a story with you.  I’m a small business owner without a lot of time or money on my hands.  I kept noticing that my internet would slow down during the day and that a few of our workstations kept getting infected with viruses and malware.  I was spending all my time […]

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Surprise Backup Failure

We recently had a customer reach out so we could help them determine why their backups weren’t working. They got an alert saying there had not been a backup in over 7 days. It’s hard to imagine what amount of data could accumulate in “over 7 days” much less how valuable that data is! Nonetheless […]

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Managing Productivity

The business manager was struggling. Productivity was down and employees just kept blaming the computers. At first it seemed like an excuse, but the point started coming up in employee reviews. One of the project managers finally came to them and said “Look, we are missing deadlines and we have to do something about it. […]

Voice Over Internet Protocol

Why VoIP is Better Than Conventional Phones

Voice over internet protocol (VoIP) phone systems are getting more popular for business use.  You may be asking yourself, what’s so great about this technology and what can it do for me?  Here are some of the reasons you should consider switching to VoIP: Low to No Maintenance Some hosted solutions require no maintenance, repairs, […]

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Disaster Recovery Plan Components

Disaster Recovery Plan Why do we need a disaster recovery plan? It sure seems like a lot of work,  and doing it all for some event that might never happen. Maybe you can find better things do to with your time? The fact is, when a disaster occurs, this is the one tool you’ll wish […]

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Ethics of Confidentiality

Ethics opinions stress the requirement for law firms to use reasonable and competent safeguards to ensure the confidentiality of email. And encryption is mandated for some types of client information used in banking and healthcare-related cases. We have the expertise and resources to help you comply, and our service will automatically encrypt messages and attachments […]

Audit Your Data Security

Data Security – How to Audit Your Company

After the Equifax data breach, it should be obvious why any business should audit the security of their data.  Most companies keep everything from inventory lists to customer financial data.  Data breaches could lead to legal and financial liability, bad publicity,  and potential law suits or fines by the government. Therefore, it is important that companies […]

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Non-Profit November!

Non-Profit Awareness Thanks for reading this special blog post about our favorite annual contest in support of Non-Profit Awareness Month! We ran the promotion on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn. Also we’re reaching out to our customers and business partners for their nominations for this annual event. By far this year has gotten a huge number […]

VoIP Phones – the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

There is a lot to consider before making the leap to a VoIP (Voice over Internet Protocol) phone.  It isn’t a decision to take lightly without a great deal of thought.  There are many benefits to making the switch from traditional to an internet phone but, depending on the service, there can be issues that […]

The Top 8 Benefits of Networking Your Printers

Should you purchase a printer for each workstation in your office or should you just buy a few printing devices and network them together? This is something small business owners must consider when they have employees who also need to print documents.  In most situations, networking your printers is the best idea.  Below, we will […]