We’re just shy of halfway through 2020, and it is already apparent that this will go down as one of the most challenging years for businesses around the world for some time. With many businesses facing extensive and continued pauses in their operations, many will be looking for opportunities to get more out of their investments. Managed IT services are one such opportunity.
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Due to the COVID-19 outbreak businesses have been trying to find ways to keep revenue streaming in without having to suspend operations. This week we thought we would take a look at some of the cybersecurity you will need to get through this difficult economic point.
With many businesses having to close their doors for the time being in response to COVID-19, many have started to see remote work as a preferable alternative to stopping their operations completely. Of course, as this is the first time that a sizable portion of these businesses have ever used remote employees, communications have suffered somewhat.
To help prevent this from being the case in your business, we wanted to share a few practices that will help you to more successfully integrate remote work into your organization.
Coronavirus is on everyone’s mind, from the public at large to businesses of all shapes and sizes. While the impact of COVID-19 has had a disproportionate impact on small businesses, corporations and enterprise businesses have also felt these changes. However, unlike small businesses, larger companies seem to be able to do much more than just survive.
Environmentally-friendly business practices are a fundamentally good thing for a business to implement. Not only is it better for planet Earth for businesses to adopt green practices, doing so might even save your business a little green in the long term. We’ve put together a few ways that you could start:
Companies around the world have or are finding the need to send their workers home to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus. For many business owners, managing your staff remotely is a brand new paradigm. Here’s what you need to know.
As the old saying goes, “all work and no play makes Jack a dull boy.” The question is, how much do you really want a “dull boy” doing all of your business’ important work? This concern isn’t uncommon among businesses nowadays, which helps to explain the rise in gamification that has happened lately. Let’s explore what gamification is, and if it has any benefits that interest you.
Every business owner or manager has to weigh the risks and the rewards of any decision. Whether to hire an internal IT support team or to outsource that responsibility is just one choice that has to be made eventually. If you are in the market for IT management resources, we’re here to tell you that managed IT is as valuable a service as you can get for your business.
Make no mistake about it, your business relies on information technology. For that reason it is important to have reliable and efficient IT support. Finding the right support fit for your business can go a long way toward keeping these systems working as intended. In order to accomplish this, business owners may have to lean on their IT support provider. Let’s take a look at what IT support can do for your business.
Fortunately, businesses are doing more to secure their data. It wasn’t always so, but with the current threat landscape the way it is, it is essential that business owners do what they can to protect their data. A critical part (but not the only part) of this is to back it up. Today, we will take a look at data backup and explain how it has to be an essential part of your business’ cybersecurity strategy
In order for a business to succeed, it needs to create the proper relationships with a variety of parties. From their clients and customers, to their vendors, to other businesses they work with, the average business has a lot of contacts they need to manage - which is why a Customer Relationship Management (CRM) application is so valuable.
As a managed IT services provider, we are constantly trying to find the most effective ways to communicate just how much value our services can bring a business, nonprofit, or municipal organization. Since almost all organizations rely heavily on their technology, it stands to reason that getting the most value out of their IT support should be a priority. In many ways, managed IT services are the answer to this issue. Let’s look at some of the most valuable parts of using managed services.
In a very real way, the Internet has spoiled us, to the point that we fully expect an order to be in our hand in 72 hours - oftentimes, far less than that. Shipping speeds like these are now possible thanks to the use of advanced logistics. If you’re starting to incorporate ecommerce into your business, or distribution has proved troublesome, you may want to consider a fleet management system.
Have you ever sat through a meeting thinking to yourself, “Wow, this meeting is such a waste of time and resources”? I’m going to guess you have, and as a business owner you should never support unproductive processes, and meetings are no exception. So, what do you need to do to make sure that your staff isn’t diligently waiting for a useless, unproductive conference to end? You need to adopt better conferencing solutions.
Downtime avoidance isn't exactly an art, but organizations that do it best often find themselves in much better positions than competitors that deal with more downtime. They deal with the expense of it, the lack of productivity that comes from it, and the multitude of ways where they can avoid it. Uptime is the name of the game, and today, we’re going to talk a little bit about how we like to remove downtime from the scenario.
Innovation is a core necessity of the market economy. Taking good ideas and making them more dynamic and practical fuels economic growth, efficiency, and creates a better standard of living for the entire culture. IT is now firmly transforming the way that business is done with innovative tools and strategies. Today, we’ll look at some of the shifts we are seeing come about as a result of information technology.
Most of us are old enough to remember when you had to bring your computer into the shop to get it fixed. This break/fix method in neither affordable nor efficient when you are dealing with several computers. IT services and support has evolved and now is available around the clock though a managed service provider. Businesses that once had to spend large parts of their operational capital on IT administrators now have the opportunity to cut their IT support costs and get comprehensive support regardless.
Business owners know just how costly downtime can be. If your business suffers from technology problems, and your staff isn’t able to properly do their job, then you could be spending a whole lot of money with little or no reward. There is a solution to mitigate technology problems, and we will discuss every aspect of it in this five-part series. In part one, today, we will talk about how proactiveness is the proper approach to business technology.
When it comes to operating a business, there are really only two ways that one can do so… either one acts proactively with their business matters, or they tend to be reactive in their approach. Naturally, one method has shown to be far more effective than the other. Today, we’ll explore the features of each to figure out which will work best for you (spoiler alert: it’s going to be the proactive approach).
Small businesses may not always need servers as much of their business computing can be done over the LAN with storage based on a home PC. When your business grows large enough to need its very first server, or is large enough for a server and hasn't made a move, knowing what your options are can make all the difference. Today, we will take you through some things you should know when you are out shopping for a new server.