Advice from a failed disaster recovery audit

February 28th, 2017

We can write about disaster recovery planning (DRP) until our fingers bleed, but if we never discuss real-world scenarios it’s all just fumbling in the dark. Examining these successes and failures is the best way to improve your business continuity solutions, and the recent audit of a state government office is rich with valuable takeaways. […]

Are your printers safe?

February 23rd, 2017

This is not a question often asked by anyone who has ever used a printer. Given the increasing sophistication of hackers’ capabilities, the discovery that cyber thievery can, in fact, be performed through some popular printer brands hardly comes as a surprise. One study reveals that at least 20 printer models are vulnerable to Distributed […]

3 Virtualization issues to watch out for

February 21st, 2017

Although data storage is only one of the many ways to benefit from virtualized hardware, it’s still the most common use of the technology. Despite this popularity, virtualized storage is susceptible to a number of mismanagement catastrophes. We’ve outlined the three most common mistakes when utilizing this technology, right here. Poorly structured storage from the […]

Why you should be an Office Insider

February 17th, 2017

To deliver unparalleled service, Microsoft tests products and features months before they’re released to the public. One of the ways they do this is with the Office Insider program, a voluntary Office 365 subscription that gives participants a sneak peek into future Microsoft developments. It also provides several benefits to business owners willing to take […]

Microsoft’s Windows 10 upgrade for SMBs

February 16th, 2017

Microsoft has announced that it will bring back free Windows 10 upgrades, but on one condition: Only small- and medium-sized businesses that have previously passed on the offer are eligible. So if you or someone you know has declined Microsoft’s previous proposition, here are some reasons you might want to reconsider. “They’re extending the free […]

What exactly is preventive cyber-security?

February 15th, 2017

There has been a movement among technology providers to promise “proactive” cyber security consulting. Small- and medium-sized businesses love the idea of preventing cyber-attacks and data breaches before they happen, and service providers would much rather brainstorm safeguards than troubleshoot time-sensitive downtime events. But it’s not always clear what proactive cyber-security means, so let’s take […]

Free Google apps worth exploring

February 13th, 2017

Google Play has a wealth of applications that you can wyopend a whole day exploring. But with numerous categories and hundreds of apps available on Google’s App Store, looking for productivity-increasing tools may be too time-consuming. Sifting through dozens of potentially helpful apps amidst a bunch of barely useful ones might not be the best […]

G Suite vs. Office 365

February 10th, 2017

Google and Microsoft have both set impressive milestones in the tech industry. These industry giants continually roll out innovative solutions that simplify the lives of users around the world, especially with G Suite and Office 365. This raises a question: Which is a better option for your business? Cost and commitment G Suite offers two […]

How IoT will influence businesses

February 8th, 2017

In the near future, the Internet of Things (IoT) is expected to usher in an era of connectivity and efficiency on a global scale. Many small- and medium-sized companies, however, assume IoT has no application to their business. To dispel those false assumptions, we’ve compiled a list of four ways your business can benefit from […]

The benefits of hyperconvergence

February 3rd, 2017

If you thought virtualization was confusing, wait until you hear about hyperconvergence. By consolidating a number of virtualization services into a single piece of hardware, that runs a single piece of software, small- and medium-sized businesses can enjoy the simplicity, cost effectiveness, and security of a cloud infrastructure, in one on-site “box.” If you love […]

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