Marketing businesses rely on digital communications for a whole range of day to day activities. For a busy marketing agency, IT downtime is just not acceptable, and could lead to painful business losses if they fail to deliver services as a result. For any business in the marketing industry, maintaining robust network communications as well as keeping data safe and secure should be a top priority, and something for which they seek the professionals’ input.
Most of the computing devices in use today have two security vulnerabilities in their chips. Learn how this situation evolved, why you should be concerned, and what you can do to protect your business’s devices.
Data breaches and ransomware are not the only dangers your business might face in 2018. Here are four predictions you should be aware of when developing your security and data privacy strategies.
Topics: Cloud Computing, firewall, Business operations, Data, IT, News, phishing, ransomware, theft, anti virus, business, computers, cyber, cyber threat, cyberattack, cybercrime, email, GDPR, Passwords, protection, Small Business, Cyber Security
If your laptop has ever broken down at home, you’ll know how inconvenient it can be to try and troubleshoot the problem, then take it in for repair. However, when it happens in a work environment, it can be even more inconvenient. When you run a small or medium sized business, you usually won’t have dedicated IT staff, and so your employees might be wondering where to turn when technology goes wrong. This is where it really pays to have an IT support package in place, and here are some of the ways why they’re so great for SME companies.
Topics: Cloud Computing, firewall, solutions, Business operations, Data, IT, IT Support, News, phishing, service, business, computers, cyberattack, cybercrime, email, managed, Passwords, protection, protocols, Small Business, Windows
Data breaches are on the rise, so it is a good idea to develop an incident response plan in case your business becomes the next victim. Here are seven best practices to follow when creating and using an incident response plan.
Topics: Cloud Computing, Business operations, IT, IT Support, News, phishing, ransomware, theft, anti virus, business, computers, cyber, cyber threats, cyberattack, cybercrime, email, fraud, Passwords, protection, Cyber Security
Improvements in technology, combined with people seeking a better work/life balance, has meant more and more people want to work from home. Letting people work remotely can have big advantages for your business, from attracting job applicants to improving productivity. However, many smaller businesses struggle with the idea of having people work away from the office where they can’t be supervised, so having the right systems in place is essential. Here are some tips to ensure you are getting the best from your remote workers.
Topics: Cloud Computing, firewall, solutions, Business operations, cyber crime, Data, helpdesk, IT, News, policy, anti virus, business, computers, cyberattack, managed, Passwords, protection, Small Business, Windows, Cyber Security
Simply telling employees to "work harder" or "work faster" will do little to improve their productivity. Here are four things you can do that will be effective.
Topics: Cloud Computing, Email Solutions, firewall, network, solutions, Business operations, Data, IT, IT Support, News, policy, apps, business, computers, cyberattack, email, Passwords, protocols, Small Business, Cyber Security
Both Spiceworks and Tech Pro Research have released reports exploring whether companies are planning to increase or decrease their IT budgets in 2018 and how those dollars will be spent. Knowing how other companies are allocating their IT budgets can give you insights that might help you when you are creating your own budget.
Managed services providers (MSPs) are lifesavers for business owners and executives to manage their IT equipment and services. Among many other things, MSPs update software, provide data backup solutions, and keep files safe from hackers.
Topics: Cloud Computing, network, solutions, helpdesk, IT, IT Support, News, service, anti virus, business, computers, cyber, cyberattack, cybercrime, managed, protection, Small Business, wireless, Cyber Security