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Why SMBs Must Proactively Address the Threat of Mobile Hacks
    Why SMBs Must Proactively Address the Threat of Mobile Hacks   More cyber criminals are targeting small-to-medium sized businesses. One reason for this is too many workplaces have insufficient bring-your-own-device (BYOD) policies in place. Some have none at all. Although firms are generally more knowledgeable about network security risks than in years past,
3 Things to Consider Before Jumping Into BYOD
    3 Things to Consider Before Jumping Into BYOD   You’ve read it time and time again. “Bring Your Own Device” isn’t a trend, it’s the future. Workplaces where companies let workers use their own devices for work purposes are the new normal. BYOD attracts new hires and lifts employee morale and productivity. But
A Smarter Approach to Mobile Device Management
    A Smarter Approach to Mobile Device Management   More people today use personal mobile devices like smartphones and tablets for business purposes. Such devices, coupled with greater Wi-Fi accessibility and cloud services, have empowered us with the ability to access data and do business from practically anywhere at anytime.   Needless to say,
4 Essential Pieces to Any Small Business BYOD Strategy
    4 Essential Pieces of Any Small Business BYOD Strategy   Believe it or not, once upon a time, kids at the bus stop didn’t have cell phones and the mobile device strategy of many businesses was typically “you’ll take what you’re given, refrain from using it for any personal use, and the data
Keep Your IT Guy and Outsource IT Services, Too
    Keep Your IT Guy and Outsource IT Services, Too   Everyone in the office loves Eric. Sporting a different ironic t-shirt everyday, Eric is the one we call when technology spits in our face. Whether it’s a slow system, a bug that needs to be squashed, a website issue, or a crash that
How to Trim the Fat From Data Center Costs
    How to Trim the Fat From Data Center Costs   When smaller businesses look to cut costs, they commonly take shortcuts that are risky to their bottom line. They may go out of their way to avoid upgrading dated hardware, buying software licenses, or increasing bandwidth. In some instances, they layoff in-house IT
Click, Click, BOOM – You're in Business But Is Your Technology Ready?
    Click, Click, BOOM – You’re in Business But Is Your Technology Ready?   It’s a fast business world. Brilliant business ideas can be conjured up at some hipster-filled vegan coffeehouse, a website is thrown together, and poof… in no time at all there is a living, breathing, small business venture accessible from anywhere
Three Steps To Fix IT Management for SMBs
    Three Steps To Fix IT Management for SMBs   Small-to-medium-sized businesses (SMBs) tend to have a more difficult time managing IT than larger enterprises. Despite being as technology dependent as larger enterprises, SMBs have tighter budgets and fewer resources to devote to IT management. This leads to a more reactive “break-fix” approach to
Inquiring SMBs Want to Know... What's the Difference Between a Help Desk and NOC?
    Inquiring SMBs Want to Know… What’s the Difference Between a Help Desk and NOC?   It’s no secret that any growing small-to-medium sized business must monitor and manage its business technology in the most cost-efficient way. The tricky part is figuring out how to do this without sacrificing the overall experience of the
Understanding Managed Services and How They Benefit SMBs
    Understanding Managed Services and How They Benefit SMBs   Small to medium sized businesses (SMBs) receive a lot of calls each day from slick sales people peddling the next technology trend that’s going to save them money and revolutionize how they do business. They’re all too quick to caution that if you don’t