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.
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
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
With just a little bit of effort, you can make Windows 10’s lock screen more functional and visually appealing to you. Learn how you can change the background image, remove the ads, add app status reports, and put Cortana on the lock screen.
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.
Windows 10 has many new features, one of which is the ability to create virtual desktops. Although Microsoft offered this functionality in the past, it was only available as an add-on program. As a result, most Windows users are not familiar with what virtual desktops are and how to use them.
Wireless networks are popular in small and midsized businesses because they are easy to set up and convenient to use. However, if a wireless network is not properly secured, hackers within range can access it and infiltrate your network.
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
Windows 10 lists the six apps you use most often at the top of Start menu. To open a program that you use less often, you have to scroll down the Start menu's long list of apps or start typing the program's name in the search box.
Snow, sleet and heavy rain can have disastrous consequences for your IT infrastructure. Learn how a good disaster recovery plan can protect your company against stormy weather.