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Expert Roundup – Employee Monitoring

Employee monitoring has a stigma that business owners are really apprehensive about. It’s widely considered spying, and has connections to a perception of loss of privacy. But is this perception accurate? Can Employee Monitoring be a Positive? Companies implement monitoring software for a variety of reasons. Slow networks, recurring viruses, and distracted employees are just a few of […]

Managed Cloud Backup Service

The more we use our computers, the more data we create.  The more data we create, the less paperwork we have filling up filing cabinets and desk drawers.  Unfortunately your data could be at risk from hard drive failures, damaged or stolen equipment, or even user error.  This lost data can mean thousands of dollars […]

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Are Your Employees Distracted?

We don’t go anywhere anymore without our cell phones.  But, in the workplace, are they toys or business tools?  How many waste time on social media sites when they should be working?  One way to get a handle on how much your employees are working is to engage in employee monitoring. Why is Monitoring Important? […]

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Productivity Killers

We noticed some issues with our network that prompted us to contact Stewart and Son Computer Services.  Throughout the work day, our network would slow down to almost a halt and we could not figure out what was going on.  They suggested that we do a bandwidth analysis.  Below are some of the issues that […]

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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 […]