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What is a Penetration Test and Does Your Business Need One?

More and more small and midsize businesses are identifying the importance of implementing and maintaining up-to-date security software, processes and protocols to protect their company's data and information. However, many are not truly aware of how their employees and technology would react to an ...

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Windows Server 2012 R2 Reaches End of Support

When considering data security, compliance, and system reliability, a key date for many organizations has occurred - October 10, 2023 marking the end of support for Windows Server 2012 and Windows Server 2012 R2. What does this mean for your organization and what are your next steps?

What's the Difference: Private Cloud Vs Public Cloud

Cloud computing is something most business owners have heard about in some way, as today’s customers expect things faster and more secure than ever. Utilizing the cloud allows a business to store, manage, and access data and applications over the internet. Not all clouds are the same, however, and ...

6 Reasons Why Your Small Business Needs IT Support

Gone are the days of pen and paper record keeping and security being the lock on your filing cabinet. In today's environment, having an IT support team is no longer a 'nice to have' or something that only tech companies need worry about; from streamlining operations to improving customer ...

Are IT Issues Impacting Productivity in Your Workplace?

A productive workplace is crucial to maintaining a successful business. Having reliable employees and sound processes are part of the equation, but what happens when your technology can't keep up with the demands of today's digital-driven landscape? The occurrence of tech issues can significantly ...

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5 Fundamental Cybersecurity Tips for Small Businesses

When you own, operate or manage a small business, you are, without a doubt, juggling a lot of responsibilities. It's easy to overlook the importance of the unseen, and cybersecurity is a common area that small businesses fail to stay on top of or let fall by the wayside. Being proactive in online security is something that companies of any size should take seriously, as ...

Does Your Small Business Need an IT Department?

If you own, manage or are part of a small business, you may find yourself wondering if you need a designated IT employee or an IT department. It is not a question of whether IT concerns will arise but a matter of when, how often, and how problematic they will be. We've all been there and experienced technological nuisance at the most inopportune moment! A program won't ...

What Are Managed IT Services?

If you are part of a small business, you know there is a lot to manage, and often job duties and responsibilities are plentiful, which can cause some owners and employees to become overwhelmed with an increasing workload. It is often helpful to outsource some responsibilities you may not have the time or proficiency to handle. One such area is IT; it takes a lot of effort ...

Time to Update Your Software and Operating System?

When you are focused on growing your business, staying up to date with software and operating system updates might not be at the top of your to-do list. However, neglecting these updates can have serious consequences for your organization. As Bret Arsenault, Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) of Microsoft, said “…more than 60 percent of [security] breaches are ...

Hybrid Workplaces Require New Security Measures

Hybrid workplaces are here to stay and the spectrum of office configurations requires a new approach to network security. Many companies are adapting by limiting their physical footprint with the use of “Flexwork Space.” Flexwork spaces are smaller, multi-purpose, cross-functional spaces and stations that will be used by multiple team members. Many of our valued clients ...