Technology is becoming increasingly complex and many small to medium business owners and managers are finding it an increasing challenge to manage their systems, while also ensuring that they are secure. One way to prioritize security is to turn to an IT partner, many of whom offer managed antivirus solutions. While this is a viable

One of the first steps many companies take when they are looking to secure their computers and networks is to implement an anti-virus or malware program and scanning. While this will go a long way in deterring network intrusions, malware can still sometimes find a way to get onto your systems. In order to minimize

4 tips to minimize malware

Friday, 08 November 2013 by

Over the past three weeks a new and potentially harmful piece of malware has come to light. The CryptoLocker virus can lock files and will hold them for ransom. If you don’t pay, your files will be deleted. It’s highly likely that this is the most destructive piece of malware of the year, and has

Small business owners often have a tough job. As the face of the business you will be held largely accountable for anything your business does, or anything that happens to your business. If there is a security breach of your systems and personal information is stolen, you will asked questions as to why. Therefore, it

The data on your computer includes your documents, music, photos, videos, contacts, and software. Modern computer hard drives are able to hold enormous amounts of data, which makes the consequences of data loss potentially disastrous for a business. Does your organization regularly back up your data? If not, it’s important to start backing up your

KPIs for businesses defined

Thursday, 12 September 2013 by

The amount of data available to businesses is growing at such an exponential rate that many are simply overwhelmed. Most of this data can be utilized in some way, be it to help make decisions or even judge the overall success of operations. One of the major ways to measure success is through the use

Define: DRaaS for businesses

Monday, 09 September 2013 by

Disasters can strike at any time and in any form. They can be as small as a single computer, crashing with a day’s worth of unsaved work, to as large as the earthquake and tsunami in Japan in 2011 which took out towns and cities. Regardless of their size, it’s certainly seems that disasters are

According to a recent Computer Economics study, small companies lead others when it comes to outsourcing their information technology (IT). The reason? — Cost savings. The average cost savings for companies who decide to outsource IT are as high as 40 percent! While outsourcing IT services and support can have many benefits including cost savings, there are

Your IT system is the brain, heart, lungs and circulatory system of your business.  Just like you wouldn’t trust any doctor to handle your health, you shouldn’t trust your IT system to any just anyone or any company.  You need and deserve a Managed Service Provider (MSP) who is reliable, trustworthy, capable and who provides

IT services will see a 5.2 percent increase in spending to $927 billion this year according to Gartner’s forecast. They are forecasting a steady growth as 2014 spending is projected to grow 5.1 percent. Why are so many companies making the switch to managed IT services? Below are the top 5 reasons: 1. Focus on

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