Why You Need Both Software and Hardware Firewalls

A firewall sounds like a pretty intense thing – unless you’re an action-movie stuntman. Yet when it comes to internet security, you may not have as much firewall protection as you need. Many internet security products bundle antivirus and firewall…

What Is SharePoint, and Why Use it?

Mobile, remote workforces still need tools to share and collaborate with one another. Business teams want to work together and get the job done efficiently. Microsoft SharePoint helps make that happen. SharePoint is used in science and education, law and…

Getting the Most out of Microsoft 365 – Book it!

Accountants, dog groomers, and physiotherapists didn’t get into business to manage bookings. You want to be working on the thing you enjoy doing, not fussing with phone calls and emails, trying to schedule times for clients to come in. That’s…

THIS IS NOW THE BIGGEST CRIME RISK TO YOUR BUSINESS.

If someone asked you to take a wild guess at the world’s biggest crime, what do you think?  Burglary maybe? Common assault? Or perhaps you might take a more humorous approach and suggest man buns or women with ridiculous eyebrows? Well,…

Microsoft Teams Keeps Everyone Working Together

We’re massive fans of Microsoft Teams, and believe  it has huge advantages for most of the businesses that we support. We all know that successful businesses have great teamwork.  And with everything that’s happened over the last couple of months.…

Recovery Test Your Data Backups

Most businesses are aware of the need for data backup. Without it, they risk losing important files in the event of a hard drive failure or cyberattack. Yet having a backup in place isn’t enough: it’s important also to test…

Invest Now in Your Top Tech Priorities

The global economy is in a slump. But believe it or not, now could be a good time to invest in technology priorities. You may already have streamlined processes. You had certain technology tools and systems in place to get…

4 Advantages of Consolidating Your Tech

Technology is the lifeblood of business today, and you likely have a lot of it. But you may have accumulated software and hardware as you grew. Now, you have a hodgepodge of technologies never designed to work together. Consolidation can…

Protecting Your Customers and Your Business Too

Security and privacy are at the very top of our priorities when considering business IT. Major data leaks are in mainstream news on a near-daily basis and hundreds of thousands, if not millions, of customers are impacted every time they…

Getting on Top of the Cloud

Cloud technology should be an advantage, not a hindrance. Despite this, many firms are suffering from sky-high cloud resource management costs. What’s worse? These costs are unnecessary. With a strong cloud resource management strategy, your firm could save a significant…

What Can An MSP Do to Kickstart Your Business

Business today relies on technology in a way which we have never seen before.  It makes up the core of almost every firm currently in existence.  Today going digital impacts small companies more than large ones; it can make new…

The Real Advantages of a Virtual LAN (VLAN)

There are many acronyms to keep track of in the IT realm. One that’s been around for over 30 years now is VLAN – virtual local area network. A VLAN offers flexibility that more and more businesses find appealing. But…

Pros and Cons of All-In-One Computers

Today, business is all about streamlining and finding efficiencies. And that even extends to embracing all-in-one computers. Users get a desktop computer that integrates monitor, processing, and ports in one. Still, there are pros and cons to consider. Apple iMacs…

Keep Your Business Continuity Plans Current

Is there one thing we can count on now with COVID-19? The situation can change in an instant. You may have been confident in your business continuity plans in the past, but the pandemic has shaken us all up. It’s…

3 Cyberattackers Putting Business at Risk

Cyberattacks and data breaches happen worldwide, and no one is immune. Your business needs to protect its networks and systems, and secure sensitive data. But how much do you know about the types of cybercriminal out there? This roundup discusses…

MSP Facts: Common Managed Service Myths — Busted

Managed Service Providers (MSPs) are not the stuff of legends like minotaurs and unicorns. Yet there are many common myths around managed services. These can cloud understanding of an MSP’s true value. Consider the facts to decide whether partnering with…

Work From Home: Revisiting Business Etiquette

Business etiquette for working in an office environment is well established: show up on time, wear pants, put your name on your lunch in the fridge – those kinds of things. But working from home is a new thing for…

COVID the Sequel: Revisit Business Continuity Plans

There’s a sequel no one has any interest in seeing predicted to open this Autumn – COVID: The Second Wave. Despite the lack of audience interest, we could face another coronavirus pandemic. For business, this means revisiting continuity plans. Many countries are…