The Importance of a Proactive, NOT Reactive Approach With the major role information technology plays in the way business is conducted in today's world, it's crucial that every business owner, both large and small, be able to see the big picture of protecting client and company data from disaster. Data backup disaster comes in many forms, from hackers to employee sabotage, to viruses and natural disaster, it's critical to your business operation that you understand the scenarios and solutions … Read more
Could Filing Cabinets Be Costing You Money?
Go Green and Save Green Our society is making a push to "Go Green" these days with an effort to reduce paper usage and making a push to utilize digital documentation. The fact is, this practice not only benefits the environment, but can also put a considerable amount of green back into your bank account. There is also the consideration that cluttered papers and documentation can cause time loss and data loss when they're not properly stored and tracked. The easy solution to this problem is the … Read more
Tech Tips: Is Your Data Backup Protected Against Storm Season?
The Best Defense is a Good Offense It's that special time of year when the threat of fire, flood, severe storms, water damage and even theft are very real. This is why ensuring your company's critical data is backed up and protected in the case of power loss or system damage. To help you protect your valuable business assets, here are a few simple tips: Off Site Storage Backing up your data at an offsite location with dedicated and secure servers and cloud solutions is a must. While … Read more
Simple Ways to Go Green and Save Green!
How Green is Your Business? In today's world, everyone is making a stronger effort to recycle and save, both individually and on a business level. The great thing about "Going Green" is that it doesn't just benefit the environment, but it can also benefit the bottom line for your business. Here are some easy ways your business can go green: Tune-Up Your Technology The great thing about computers and technology these days isn't just their speed and capabilities, but also their power … Read more
Are Your Employees Working or Web Surfing?
Surfs Up, Productivity Down? The growing trend of employees inappropriately using Internet access to check personal email, social media and browse the web is costing local businesses valuable project time, money and overall productivity. In fact, recent studies have shown that as much as 80% of employees are using the Internet at work for purposes that have nothing to do with work. Browser Blind A major issue with employees wasting productivity on surfing the Internet comes from businesses … Read more
How Fast Can You Be “Backup” And Running?
Data Disaster Averted Having appropriate data backup solutions isn't the only concern when it comes to an IT disaster for your business. Depending on what your method of data recovery is, in the event of a data loss event, you could be putting your business on hold as you put the pieces back together. Not all Data Recover is Created Equal While there are multiple methods for data backup solutions, they aren't all a safe choice. While hard copy backup solutions such as flash drives and servers … Read more
How Safe is Your Password Really?
Imagine this: You're setting up your login information for your email, or maybe it's your Cloud database account. Upon entering your password, the program prompts you to include a capitalized letter, number and possibly a symbol in your password. You wonder, "Is this really necessary? Who's going to be THAT determined to break into my accounts?" Well to answer that question: hackers. Hackers are going to great lengths to recover your account login credentials. And as hackers develop more ways … Read more
9 Steps to an Effective Cyber Security Plan
There is not a day that goes by that you do not read in the paper or hear on television that some company has been the victim of Cyber Crime. The alarming thing is that for every incident that you hear about there are probably six more that have happened that you don't hear about. There are many reasons why people don't report about breaches. Probably the biggest of which is the damage to their reputation and the cost of properly handling the situation. Ponemon Institute recently reported that … Read more
Productivity: Is the Job Really Getting Done?
Are Your Employees Too Distracted To Be Productive? In the age of technology that has come with cell phones, email, instant messaging and social media, it's easy to see where distractions can become a common occurrence. Nobody wants to be distracted, especially while at work. However, recent research has shown that the common distractions we all face in the workplace may be diminishing productivity and efficiency more than we realize. Set It and Forget It Constant emails, questions from … Read more
How Rapid is Your Disaster Recovery?
It's Not IF, But WHEN... Everyone has experienced a setback due to a computer crash. However, the impact of a digital disaster is much more drastic when it comes to your business. Instead of losing an hour or two of work, you could be losing days or even weeks of valuable work and data. What's your plan if your network went down for days and you were unable to access your email or file sharing? What would you do? I'll Prepare...Eventually... While this issue is a major risk and could have … Read more