When it comes to the cloud, small- and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) are often presented with the choice of either a private or a public cloud. But there is a third option — a hybrid cloud. And this is the choice that provides SMBs with greater flexibility. How so? Read on to find out. Hybrid clouds […]
No business continuity plan is perfect. Each plan has risks that can result in your business’s failure if not taken into account from the start. But don’t blame it all on your managed IT services provider (MSP) — often, a system’s design has loopholes to start with. Let’s take a look at some of the […]
Most managed IT services providers (MSPs) promise “proactive” cybersecurity consulting. All businesses embrace the idea of preventing cyberattacks and data breaches before they happen, and MSPs themselves would much rather brainstorm safeguards than troubleshoot time-sensitive downtime events. But it’s not always clear what proactive cybersecurity entails, so let’s take a minute to go over it. […]
Microsoft 365 (formerly known as Office 365) is a productivity suite that includes an online version of Office as well as several powerful cloud solutions like SharePoint and Exchange. Because it's hosted on the cloud, Microsoft 365 eliminates infrastructure support costs and maintenance tasks such as software patching.
The two-button mouse with a cord is what most of us are familiar with — it’s been the standard design for many years. But times have changed, and the old mouse is now considered less responsive and uncomfortable to use. Worse, having a cord makes things more inconvenient when it gets tangled whenever you put […]
Phishing remains one of the top cyberthreats to businesses today. Because of this, Microsoft invests a lot of time into securing its email service. Among the many business solutions that Microsoft offers is email hosting through Outlook. This service is protected by Microsoft Defender for Office 365. Defender has many key features: 1. Anti-phishing The […]
Search engine optimization (SEO) is one of the most difficult and frustrating aspects of improving your business’s online presence. Web services and platforms that provide automated SEO reports like WordPress, Google, and Raven Tools tend to oversimplify their advice. If you’re trying to get a green light for SEO, you might need to look more […]
Printing is a vital function for most businesses. However, there are costs associated with business printing that, if left unmanaged, can add up quickly. These include:
Capital costs for all business printers
Cost per printed page
Parts and supplies
Service and maintenance costs
Outsourced printed projects
These expenses can account for a big part of your company's budget and might even hurt your revenue in the long run.
Businesses struggle with cybersecurity threats daily, and with the lockdowns caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, security experts are seeing an alarming rise in ransomware attacks. In fact, ransomware attacks rose by as much as 143% in March 2020. The spike can be attributed to businesses switching to a work from home setup as well as an increase in online transactions.
Since the COVID-19 pandemic began, many businesses have been forced to switch to a work from home setup to ensure continued operations. This led to a surge in the popularity of the video conferencing app Zoom. This cloud-based tool lets users hold virtual meetings, and it quickly became an essential tool for remote teams that need to meet on a regular basis.