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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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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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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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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How to Save on Hardware Refreshes

Do you really need to update your hardware? Your business may have an established hardware refresh cycle. Good. Or you might refresh hardware every few years when you feel it's needed. OK, so you like the casual approach. That can work, too. You don't refresh your hardware? Not a great plan. Yet, no matter what, you'll want to read this article abo...
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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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Should you Update Windows 10 to 11? Here's a summary of the New and Missing Features

Enter your text here ... Getting used to Windows 11 shouldn't be too challenging. On the contrary, the OS comes with several intuitive features to enhance productivity. Microsoft recently introduced Windows 11 as the company's latest operating system. And compared to Windows 10, this OS has various features that can increase your productivity and p...
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Aligning Strategy and IT with Your MSP

How to scale your business with the help of an MSP Scaling your business is critical to your success. Business is, after all, dynamic. Ideally, it's growing, but it almost always needs to pivot. When that happens, you need your IT to keep pace. Working with a managed service provider (MSP) to align your strategy and IT can support and even drive ag...
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To Delete or Archive Email, That Is the Question

An email inbox can get overwhelming. It's estimated we send 306 billion emails daily; not you personally, of course, although it may feel that way. So, you have to develop strategies to corral the communications, one of which is deciding whether to delete or archive an email. This primer will help. First, let's consider the drawbacks to having all ...
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6 Top Tech Small Business New Year Resolutions

As the new year approaches (already?), it is a good time to take stock and plan some small business resolutions. Join the millions around the world determined to make the best of January's fresh start. Try these suggestions for top IT resolutions to better your business.   #1 Embrace digital transformation The business world is going digi...
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What an MSP Does and Doesn’t Do

Managed service providers (MSPs) pride themselves on high levels of support. Yet, there are some things we can do and others we can't. Laundry and grocery shopping come to mind for the latter. But, more seriously, this article will explain what an MSP does and doesn't do. Your business faces many challenges today. You're managing budget and employe...
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How Managed Services Help Elevate Your Business

Are you underusing your MSP? Many businesses think of managed services for tech support and security. But the partnership doesn't have to stop there. Inviting a more nuanced business relationship with your tech experts can lead to real business improvements. Our latest ebook explores: Understanding managed services Four opportunities for business i...
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