How to Protect Your Proprietary Information

Proprietary information makes your business special, whether you’re a tech startup with a smart algorithm or a food manufacturer with a secret sauce. Regardless of industry, business gains competitive advantage from distinct practices or unique data. The last thing you…

It’s Who You Know: Verifying Identity at Law Firms

Trusting identity is foundational to a law firm’s work. In a law office, the documents going back and forth contain sensitive information, and contracts, negotiations, or transactions can’t be shared with the wrong parties. The industry needs to be cautious…

7 Things Lawyers Gain from Workflow Automation

There is always information being collected and shared at a law firm. Files go between employees and back and forth among clients, too, and these can contain critical data. One mistake could cost the firm money – and reputation. Workflow…

Outsourced Help Desk for Accountants

Accountants are experts at surviving the “busy season.” Tax accountants, for instance, are slammed as annual deadlines draw near. There are slow times, too, but during crazy times, the last thing an accountant wants is essential tech going down. A…

Less Common Cyberattacks for Accountants

Check the news any given day and you might see a report about hackers accomplishing a data breach, or of a ransomware attack encrypting all company data until it pays up. These are the well-known types of cyberattack, but there…

E-accounting: Top 3 Considerations for Online Client Meetings

Many businesses were teleconferencing before COVID-19. After all, meeting virtually saves both you and your client time, and busy business owners often don’t want to spend the time to make a trip to your office. The coronavirus has hastened the…

7 Benefits of Cloud Computing for Accountants

The public cloud services market has grown dramatically, and, according to Gartner, migrating to the cloud is a top priority for a third of companies. Analysts predicted the market would reach $266 billion in 2020. Accountants enjoy cloud computing, too.…

Is Healthcare Compliance Enough?

The healthcare industry is a top target for cybercriminals. Healthcare providers hold patients’ personal and financial data. Plus, they offer a critical service and could be more likely to pay ransom to get systems back up and running. Recognizing the…

Prevent Data Silos for Business Success

The volume of data in the world was predicted by International Data Group to reach 59 zettabytes this year, and one big problem with the explosion of data created, captured, copied, and consumed in the world is data silos. Fortunately,…

Healthcare Providers Must Prepare for IT Disasters

Healthcare professionals regularly handle the worst. Whether its broken bones, horrible abscesses, disease, or death, but that doesn’t mean they’re ready for all that can cripple their technology. In 2011, one of the deadliest tornadoes in U.S. history destroyed a…

Get Your IT Ready for Christmas Shopping

Christmas shopping will have a new look this year. Many retailers are closing their brick-and-mortar doors for Black Friday, and the big “doorbuster” sales are moving online. With the busiest shopping period of the year going virtual, there’s going to…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

How to Stay Focused Working from Home

Working from home is not for everyone – we’ve all heard that said before – but many of us worldwide are now being forced to work from home. It can be challenging, especially when you have to adapt in the…