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The Security Risks of BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) to Work

BYOD refers to “Bring Your Own Device’” and is a practice of permitting employees to bring their own devices to work. They are allowed to connect to the company’s software, networks or information with these devices. This practice has become a huge trend given the many benefits it offers to the company. Almost 95% of [...]

2019-06-05T12:56:18-06:00June 19th, 2019|TechTalk|

9 All Too Common IT Problems You Might Face

Before we get started, have you tried switching it off and back on again? Just kidding, but did you know that most common IT problems can be quickly solved by you? Only 55% of users keep their software updated, which could explain why we keep running into the same problems. We've taken a look at [...]

2019-06-05T12:54:55-06:00June 12th, 2019|IT solutions|

7 Tips to Increase Business Cloud Security

As cloud computing becomes increasingly ubiquitous, more individuals and businesses are making the move towards using cloud technology. But like any relatively new technology, its use carries risks along with its benefits. To safely reap the benefits of using cloud computing, you need to know how to minimize cloud computing security risks.  7 Tips to [...]

2019-06-05T12:53:26-06:00June 5th, 2019|IT solutions|

Industries Most in Need of Managed IT Services

Many industries operate with limited contact with regular consumers. For example, the mining industry has almost no direct contact with the rank and file consumers. Some industries with lots of contact with consumers often work under strict legal regulations. When these industries don't protect customer or client data, it can prove both a financial and [...]

2019-04-30T10:38:31-06:00May 14th, 2019|IT solutions|

Cloud Storage vs Cloud Backup: Is There a Difference?

The terms cloud storage and cloud backup are often wrongly used interchangeably. No wonder the average person is confused about which is which. Let’s take a brief moment to see if we can once and for all make a clear distinction between those two types of cloud services. What is the Cloud? Of course, we [...]

2019-05-07T15:00:58-06:00May 7th, 2019|TechTalk|

The Evolution of IT Services

Have you tried turning it off and on again? If this is what comes to mind when you think of IT services, you'll be pleased to find out that information technology has evolved and expanded. Technology has become a necessary part of almost every business. But, with more technology comes more responsibility, and that can add yet another [...]

2019-04-30T10:36:45-06:00May 7th, 2019|IT solutions|

Startling Cyber Security Facts and Data Breach Statistics

The FBI recently released its latest report on trends in cybercrime. In the report, the organization notes a record number of complaints, as well as $7.45 billion in losses due to tech-related crime. Cyber security is a very real, very prevalent issue. You need to do everything in your power to keep your business safe. [...]

2019-04-30T08:49:09-06:00April 30th, 2019|TechTalk|

4 Trends in the Managed Services Market to Watch in 2019

As a small to midsize business, your IT department is one of the most vital to your infrastructure. In the digital world, companies need to know how to maximize their digital space efficiently.  As we look towards the future, let's take a look at some of the managed services markets that are on the rise. [...]

2019-04-15T12:45:06-06:00April 29th, 2019|General|

What Is a Managed Service Provider and Is It Worth It?

You can't run a business these days without technological backup. You also can't expect all of your employees to be 100% tech savvy. Every office-run business needs some form of IT support. But for smaller businesses like yours, an in-house team may not be a viable option. This is where a managed service provider comes [...]

2019-04-15T15:58:40-06:00April 22nd, 2019|IT solutions|

Recipe for a Pro: 7 Qualities of a Successful IT Professional

The IT industry is huge and continuing to grow. In fact, more than 900 billion dollars was spent on IT managed services in 2018. So if you're looking for a stable career path, IT is a great choice. But how can you know if it would be the right industry for you to work in? [...]

2019-04-16T15:38:06-06:00April 22nd, 2019|IT solutions|