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5 Signs Your IT Team Failed to Prepare You for COVID-19

COVID-19 has had a significant impact on businesses and forced many to change the way that they work entirely. In a short span of time, companies have had to abruptly switch from fully office-based workforce to having all staff members work from home. Interruptions such as downtime, security incidents, and lower productivity levels are increasing...

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How to Keep Your Systems Safe from Hackers Capitalizing on Coronavirus

Crises are often followed by underhanded attempts to use unfortunate circumstances for criminal gain. With many businesses having transitioned from office-based operations to remote work during the current global pandemic, cyber criminals are taking advantage of the lax protective measures that exist in many home networks. Cyber attacks reportedly rose by 37% in March of...

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5 Tips for Companies Whose Business Continuity Plans Aren’t Working

With the COVID-19 pandemic still affecting economies globally, many businesses have found themselves in challenging situations that their current business continuity plans—if any—haven’t been able to answer. As total industries shut down as a result, it’s critical that those businesses who have the potential to continue operations remotely do so safely and successfully, both for...

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What to Do If Your Business is Struggling with Remote Network Connections

Now more than ever, remote working is becoming an integral part of keeping many businesses active during these unprecedented times. From government lockdowns to travel bans, people have been forced to work from home as the world struggles with uncertainty. Statistics show that in the US, about 39% fewer people have been working in their...

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In-House Servers vs the Cloud: Which is Better for My Business?

As cloud technology has expanded, it has become a much more accessible option for small and medium-sized businesses looking for simplified ways to store and access data. However, many businesses who are still using in-house servers may be wondering if it’s worth the switch to the cloud, whether it’s safe, and if it’s cost efficient....

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Tools and Strategies to Help Your Remote Network Thrive During COVID-19

Recent developments in the spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus) have necessitated the urgent transition to a remote workforce for many businesses. Current regulations in and out of the U.S. range from recommendations to limit social contact to government-mandated quarantines. Even if businesses in your area haven’t yet been required to stop operations at their physical locations,...

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Data Loss Prevention: How to Make Sure Your Business is Safe

Data loss is one of the biggest concerns for modern businesses. With cyber crime increasing and unforeseen circumstances surrounding COVID-19 changing the way businesses operate, data loss prevention needs to be a top priority. Large-scale data loss, such as during a ransomware attack or improper backups, can have dramatic effects for small businesses. In fact,...

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How to Protect Your California Business from Ransomware

Did you know a cyber attack occurs every 39 seconds, resulting in an average 2,224 cyber attacks per day? Any California business that relies on technology should understand just how critical it is to protect their systems from these threats, especially advanced attacks such as ransomware. Ransomware attacks cost businesses an average of $713,000 per...

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National or Local MSP? The Advantages of Going Local

Many businesses are discovering just how important it is to use the services of a Managed Service Provider (MSP) when it comes to their IT support. There are advantages to outsourcing your IT support to such a team, including more comprehensive support, 24/7 system monitoring, and cost-effective solutions. But some businesses may struggle deciding whether...

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VoIP vs Traditional Phone Systems for Your Business

When it comes to telephone communication at your business, it’s important to make sure you have the best solution for your company’s needs. Whether you’re frequently making international calls or need advanced conferencing options, understanding the differences between traditional landlines and VoIP phone systems can help you make the best choice. Here are some of...