SMBs Can Become a Weapon in Cyberwarfare

Headlines today highlight Ukrainian tragedy or North Korea testing missiles. It can seem far away from your business, yet battles are being fought online, too. Your small business's IT systems could be weaponized for cyberwarfare. That statement may surprise you. You've heard of cyber targets such as: critical national infrastructure;election and v...
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What an MSP Can Offer Your Business

The Benefits of having a Managed Service Provider It's not as if the name "managed services provider " (MSP) is that self-explanatory. You might read that business description and have no real idea what it is an MSP can do for you. We're providing managed services … OK, but what does that mean? To make things easier, this article outlines the actua...
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Think Before Sharing That Link

Learning to share is an important early-life skill. Now, you've mastered it, and you're out in the workforce. Happily, digital technology makes it much easier to share business files, but that doesn't mean you want to do so willy-nilly. Consider these best practices for sharing with both internal and external users. Cloud sharing makes it simple to...
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Prioritise data security when employees leave

 8 Steps to Protect Your Company Data When People Leave  Businesses can expect one in five of their employees to turnover in an average year. You can be doing all you can to retain your people, but are you also prioritising data protection when people do leave? Our free ebook, 8 Steps Protect Your Company Data when People Leave explo...
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Small Business Can’t Sacrifice Cybersecurity

Prioritise Cyber Security for your Small Business For small businesses, it can be tempting to postpone cybersecurity efforts. There are many common excuses: "There's so much to do," "There's not enough budget," "Our business is too small to target," etc. But right now, cybersecurity is a must-have for every business. Think of it like business ...
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Understanding the Cost of Downtime

 Business Downtime can Cost Your Business in Many Ways Business downtime is costly. Research abounds on just how much it can set a business back. Some small businesses can't even rebound from the expenses associated with downtime. This article outlines the many expenses a business can encounter as a result of downtime. What do we mean by downt...
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The Business Risk of Abandoned Domain Names

When setting up your small business website, you want a memorable name and sleek Web design. You know your website is an important online calling card. Then, when you grow or your business evolves, you might rebrand and add a site. But wait, don't abandon the old one. When you set up your Web presence, you select a domain name, and it's part of all...
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Supply Chain Shortages Making It Hard to Buy IT

Have you somehow missed the ceaseless news about the current global supply-chain challenges? Probably not. You could be experiencing it firsthand. This article highlights business technology supply-chain challenges and how to handle them. The computer chip and semiconductor shortage is an IT supply-chain stumbling block. Take, for example, Marvell ...
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MSPs have more to offer than you may think

 All Your MSP Can Do With more businesses turning to managed service providers, the basic understanding of what they offer is there. But don't settle for the standard level of care. There's so much more an MSP can bring to your business. The eBook But Wait There's More: All an MSP Can Do explores the added power of having a business partner: F...
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Don't let your thinking about IT hold business back.

For small and midsized businesses, the most important thing is that information technology does what they need when they need it. After that, they don't spend much time on IT. Yet, the setup and settle approach can undermine business growth. Are you holding your business back with these approaches to business technology? Thinking "it works" is good...
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Simplify IT with this four-part tech framework

With new cyber risks, more remote workers, and technology evolving rapidly, IT can be a lot for a small business owner to manage. Yet falling behind can: Hurt your competitive advantageSlow business processesHinder innovationFrustrate customersUndercut employee engagement effortsRisk your complianceLead to damaging data breach or other downtime Yet...
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What is working with an MSP worth?

Explaining all that you gain from partnering with a managed service provider Technology is the backbone of your business; you can reduce risk and improve productivity with a managed service provider (MSP). Still, we're often asked to help potential clients understand the value of partnering with an MSP. This ebook improves your understanding of MSP...
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Psst … What’s Your Master Password?

 The Benefits of using a Password Manager All of us like to think we are unique. That thinking extends to our passwords too, right? We're special and distinct, so no one could guess our chosen collection of letters, numbers and symbols. Well, it's surprisingly easy for algorithms to determine passwords and to do so extremely quickly. So, a pas...
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Onboarding an IT Provider: What’s Realistic?

Are you Considering Onboarding an IT Specialist? When you hire a managed service provider, you want instant results: you want all your technology to run faster and more smoothly, and everyone to be more productive. And there will be no problems again, ever, right? But that's not realistic. Managed service providers are pretty great (even if we do s...
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What IT Services Should You Outsource?

 Wondering which IT Services you could Outsource?  Every successful small business owner reaches a point when they need to tap others' talents. When it comes to IT, depending on your skill set, that point could come pretty soon. Yes, there are IT services you can do in-house, but there are others that are beneficial to outsource. When you...
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Could the Business You Work for be More IT Savvy?

Working for a small business, you can be asked to wear many hats. Even if one of your many roles is not IT, you may need to speak up about your business technology or cybersecurity. It's easy to think cybersecurity is someone else's responsibility, but IT may not be getting the attention it deserves, and that could be damaging to the business, your...
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On-premises Software “Ownership” vs. The Cloud

 Cloud computing is common in business. Yet there are some who remain sceptical. One of the sticking points is that the business doesn't own the software it is using in the cloud. This can cause concern, but this article helps you weigh up the options. Your business has two choices really. Buy a software package and install it on your devices,...
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All You Need to Know about Catchall Emails

Catchall Emails The majority of small businesses rely on email as their primary means of acquiring and retaining customers. When that's the case, you can't afford to miss emails prospects send you. A catchall email can help prevent that from happening. Read on to find out all you need to know about catchall emails. Catchall emails literally catch a...
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Why Wait to Upgrade to Windows 11 at Home

Do you need to upgrade to Windows 11? Upgrade. Always upgrade. It's a persistent mantra for technology. And, after all, what homeowner doesn't want to have the latest-and-greatest tech available? Still, you may want to wait to upgrade to Windows 11 if you have the Microsoft operating system (OS) in your home. Look at it this way, when software is f...
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Is the Cloud Right for Your Business?

 Is Cloud Migration Right for your Business? Cloud services have been shaking up the industry for years now, and its adoption by small and mid-sized businesses is driving cloud computing's growth. Yet while there are many benefits to migrating to the cloud, it isn't the solution for every situation. This article will explore some reasons why y...
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