If you came to work one morning and found that your company was the victim of a ransomware attack, would you pay the ransom? Find out why security experts recommend not giving into hackers’ demands and why many organizations do not heed this advice.
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
There are often extra tasks that need to be done in a business. To determine whether it is best to do them in-house or outsource them, it helps to know what your employees’ time is worth. Here is a straightforward calculation you can use.
Power surges can damage your electronic devices and even cause them to fail. Learn about an effective yet affordable way to protect the IT assets in your business.
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
Should You Store Servers Onsite or Switch to Cloud Computing?
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
Being prepared for a data breach can save your business a great deal of money if one occurs. Discover what the top three preparations are and the extent to which they can reduce data breach costs.
Data breaches are occurring at record pace in 2017 in the United States and other parts of the world. Taking preventive measures, such as locking down your network, using security software, and creating strong passwords, can make it much harder for cybercriminals to infiltrate your business. However, despite your best efforts to prevent a data breach, your company might still experience one. This is partly due to the fact that data breaches are not always the result of cyberattacks. They are also caused by human error, system glitches, and malicious insiders.
Topics: Data Breach, Disaster Recovery, firewall, solutions, Business operations, Data Backup, helpdesk, IT, IT Support, theft, business, cyberattack, fraud, Small Business, Windows, budgeting, costs, File Sharing, Cyber Security