Small Businesses

How Outsourcing IT Can Save You Money

If you clicked on this video, you are probably struggling with your business’s IT. Whether that means you’re paying too much for an in-house person or have no idea where to start, this one’s for you. Here’s how outsourcing IT can save you money.  Let’s get into it.  What is Outsourced IT? When I talk…

Most Common Misconceptions About Ransomware

Businesses of all sizes face a daily threat from ransomware attacks. Last year alone, US businesses lost up to $160 billion as a result of ransomware attacks. Unfortunately, this number is anticipated to grow in the years ahead. For those of you who question whether ransomware would ever effect you, let’s get into the most…

Exciting Ways Microsoft 365 Supports the Hybrid Office

The newest buzzword in business is the “hybrid office.” Hybrid work is a combination of employees working both in office and from home. For many businesses, this is becoming a reality rather than just a trendy term. So we wanted to break down some exciting ways Microsoft 365 supports the hybrid office. Looking at a…

Top 5 Situations That Call for Managed IT Services

In previous videos, I mention certain industries that benefit from hiring an IT provider. Now, let’s get even deeper and go over the top 5 situations that call for Managed IT Services. Plus how partnering with one puts you one step ahead of the competition. Consider what would happen if suddenly you lost all network…

Understanding Microsoft’s Productivity Score

It might be difficult to monitor productivity regardless of where employees locate. How can you be sure they’re making the best use of their resources? How can you make it so they can use best practices? Let’s get into understanding Microsoft’s productivity score. Managers are constantly asking themselves these questions. If they look at the wrong metrics, it…

Why You Shouldn’t Use SMS for Multi-Factor Authentication

We mention Multi-Factor Authentication quite a lot. This is because it is basically the easiest thing someone can implement to protect your data from cyber threats. Unfortunately, most people choose the text-to-verify option. Here’s why you shouldn’t use SMS for multi-factor authentication.  Importance of Multi-Factor Authentication Multi-factor authentication (MFA), or two-factor authentication as it was…

5 IT Standards All Businesses Should Adopt

It’s common for small businesses to mistakenly ignore standards. They believe that having structures in place is unnecessary. When an issue arises, they’ll just hire the personnel to deal with it and consider that sufficient. Unfortunately, this mindset is very risky. That’s why we put together a list of 5 IT standards ALL businesses should…

Organizational Tips for Your Shared Cloud Storage

Document management has changed forever with the introduction of cloud file storage. File exchange through email is no longer necessary. There’s no need to question who in the office has the most recent version of a document, because it will be there in the cloud. We put this blog post together to offer some organizational…

Outdated Tech Tool You Should Stop Using

One thing that will never change about technology is that it is always changing. Tools that were once useful, like Internet Explorer and Adobe Flash, now are not. New tools replace old once, and the cycle continues. There are a number of outdated tech tools you should stop using to prevent your computers from being…

Keep Hackers From Accessing Your Online Accounts

These days, malicious actors want access to all your data. Stolen login credentials have become a hot commodity, especially on the Dark Web.  So, how do we keep hackers from accessing your online accounts? Let’s get into it.  Why Hackers are Accessing Online Accounts If you didn’t know, the Dark Web has a price for…