Imagine this scenario: you have just purchased a new computer, and you boot it up all excited to get right into setting it up, only to find that it is extremely slow and bogged down by all kinds of applications you didn’t know were pre-installed on it. This type of unwanted software can be a problem, especially for businesses when they want to get their new technology up and running as soon as possible.
Downtime can be deadly to a business in excess, and it is an unfortunate reality that businesses with poor technology maintenance practices experience more downtime than others. The more often your technology breaks down, the more you spend in wasted time and reactive maintenance, so it’s a best practice to take care of your technology before it becomes a liability. One tried and true way to do so is with some help from an outsourced provider to aid your help desk.
We don’t often talk about mobile malware, but that doesn’t make it any less scary! An Android banking malware called Sova has once again been making the rounds, this time complete with additional features that make it scarier than the last time. What can you do to protect yourself from this threat?
You might see articles on the Internet discussing “patches” and “updates,” and you might even be forgiven for thinking that they are the same thing when they are, in fact, not. There is indeed a difference, and it’s a big one. Let’s talk about how you might think about patches and security updates so that you might best deploy them month after month.
Technology can resolve many issues for your business, especially when they get in the way of your operations. In fact, your technology plays a pivotal role in ensuring that your business can run at optimal efficiency without being held back by common pain points. Today, we want to discuss ways your organization can and should implement managed IT to solve common issues in your business’ operational infrastructure.
In the new remote and hybrid workplace landscape, it’s natural that employers would want to keep tabs on their employees to ensure they are being productive with their time. This has led to more companies than ever investing in software solutions to monitor their employees while out of the office. However, new research suggests that this type of monitoring can do more harm than good.
When it comes to the cloud, your business is going to have to make some choices. There are several different types of options, all of which might suit your organization depending on its specific needs. To help you make the best decision possible, we have put together a short list of questions you should consider when making a commitment to a cloud solution for your business.
Malware is a common enough issue that it’s pretty well established in the public lexicon, and much more pertinently, the most dangerous malware has seen an increase of 86% year over year. Worse, this kind of malware is largely the variety that takes users by surprise… making it all the more important that your team members are defended against them. To accomplish this, artificial intelligence could be an essential tool.
One of the biggest letdowns a business can have is when its IT malfunctions, rendering its operations interrupted. Nowadays, there are plenty of actions you can take to ensure that you are in the best position to avoid such occurrences from happening. Let’s go through a few practices that circumvent technology problems and will put your business on the path to productivity.
Let’s say, hypothetically speaking, your business was infected with ransomware, and—despite our advice not to—you decided to pay the ransom. Once the money’s handed over, that’s the biggest cost that you might be subjected to, right? Not so fast. Ransomware has many more impacts than that, each of which come with their own costs as well. Let’s dive into some of the other factors that also contribute to the cost of ransomware.