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Feb 13, 2017 in backups, IT tips, IT Back Up

Three Major Steps to Ensure Your IT Back Up Plan Is Effective

Your IT back up plan is an essential part of your business. No matter what industry you serve, the majority of your data (and work) is within your IT network. If you don't have a well thought out back up plan, you're leaving yourself open to...

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Your IT back up plan is an essential part of your business. No matter what industry you serve, the majority of your data (and work) is within your IT network. If you don't have a well thought out back up plan, you're leaving yourself open to losing precious information that you can't recover. Your IT needs in today's world are extensive. Many smaller businesses focus primarily on threats of a data breach and the continuity of the current system and software. Back up plans sometimes fall to the wayside or are not well planned in advance. You may back up at regular intervals, but have you thought about how often is optimal for your type of business? Have you considered how long your system will be down if you need to backup to a previous point? Have you thought about the amount of data that might be lost in a back up process? And do you have a plan to retrieve data?

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5 Reasons Proactive IT Solutions Are More Effective Than Reactive IT

In nearly any situation in life, a proactive approach is better than a reactive one. If you foresee an accident at the dinner table, do you move the glass away from the edge of the table, or do you sit there and wait for a child to knock it to...

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In nearly any situation in life, a proactive approach is better than a reactive one. If you foresee an accident at the dinner table, do you move the glass away from the edge of the table, or do you sit there and wait for a child to knock it to the ground, spilling milk all over the carpet? Obviously, you remove the glass from harm's way. There's no fuss, no muss, and everyone can go on about their day. In the end, the simple act of identifying the potential problem and resolving the situation saved you time, money, and frustration. After all, sometimes there really is a reason to cry over spilled milk.

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Are Your Employees Using the Right IT Resources to Get the Job Done?

Amid changing trends, economic constraints, and technological advancements, having the right IT solutions is critical to helping employees do their jobs effectively, allowing businesses to maintain a competitive advantage.  IT resources are a...

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Amid changing trends, economic constraints, and technological advancements, having the right IT solutions is critical to helping employees do their jobs effectively, allowing businesses to maintain a competitive advantage.  IT resources are a good fit for your company when they optimize employee performance so you can do more with less while still reaching your goals.  While technology can become a distraction, appropriate resources make the job easier and allow your workers to maximize their potential rather than just getting by. Adequate IT solutions are characterized by several features.

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Is Your Data And IT Infrastructure Truly Backed Up?

In today’s cybersecurity environment, backups are necessary to ensure a business’s survival in a post-incident or post-disaster scenario. Unfortunately, many businesses don’t have the right backup system in place—and if they do have a backup...

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In today’s cybersecurity environment, backups are necessary to ensure a business’s survival in a post-incident or post-disaster scenario. Unfortunately, many businesses don’t have the right backup system in place—and if they do have a backup plan, they don’t test it regularly to ensure that it will provide the business continuity it was designed for.

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An Optimal Business Technology Strategy Provides Your Company with a Competitive Industry Advantage

Technology is everywhere. You need it so your company can stay competitive. It is not, however, a tool that you can simply pick and choose from without informed decision making. For example, imagine you have a brand-new Porsche 911 at your...

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Technology is everywhere. You need it so your company can stay competitive. It is not, however, a tool that you can simply pick and choose from without informed decision making. For example, imagine you have a brand-new Porsche 911 at your disposal. Sure, it's beautiful and runs smoothly, but if you're looking to haul drywall from Home Depot to your house, it's probably not going to be the best vehicle for the job. Similarly, if your company's business technology strategy is not aligned with the needs of your business, it’s never going to work. Careful planning and implementation are crucial, rather than a one-size-fits-all approach, and will maximize the value of every IT dollar you spend.

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5 Factors To Help Develop A Successful IT Strategy Benchmark

Small and mid-sized businesses tend to struggle the most with challenges related to efficient IT. From aging hardware and legacy applications that imprison information within process silos, IT constraints can prevent your business from achieving...

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Small and mid-sized businesses tend to struggle the most with challenges related to efficient IT. From aging hardware and legacy applications that imprison information within process silos, IT constraints can prevent your business from achieving profit margins that are otherwise attainable. If a dedicated, in-house IT department is just out of budgetary reach, your business stands to fall even further behind in efficiency. 

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Business Technology 101: What You Need To Know If You're A "Technology Dummy"

"The only limit to our realization of tomorrow will be our doubts of today." - Franklin D. Roosevelt

As a business leader, you don't need to be a expert in everything related to business; however, you can't afford to bury your head in the sand...

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"The only limit to our realization of tomorrow will be our doubts of today." - Franklin D. Roosevelt

As a business leader, you don't need to be a expert in everything related to business; however, you can't afford to bury your head in the sand regarding technology. Business thrives on innovation, and innovation thrives on technology, making it nearly impossible to separate business from tech. Yet, what happens when email is about as far as you've ventured into the world of tech?

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How Technology Downtime Can Diminish Your Company's Productivity and Profitability

When was the last time you completed an entire work day without using a single piece of technology?  

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When was the last time you completed an entire work day without using a single piece of technology?  

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Dec 06, 2016 in

The Biggest Computer Hacking Scandals, Ever

Cyber security is a big, international business. Whether you are a small-scale business or the head of a large multi-national firm, you know that an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. Not convinced you're at risk? Read below to find...

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Cyber security is a big, international business. Whether you are a small-scale business or the head of a large multi-national firm, you know that an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. Not convinced you're at risk? Read below to find out about some of the largest computer hacking scandalsthat have ever happened in the business world:

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How To Effectively Incorporate IT Changes With Your Staff

It's often said that people are creatures of habit. This is particularly true in the workplace, where employees adopt routines that they stick with because they're seemingly simple and productive. Because of the resistance to change that many...

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It's often said that people are creatures of habit. This is particularly true in the workplace, where employees adopt routines that they stick with because they're seemingly simple and productive. Because of the resistance to change that many people show, it can be difficult to incorporate IT changes in the workplace. This is particularly true since new technologies can be complex and require a great deal of training. However, they are very useful; keeping up with technology is important for maintaining the integrity of your company's computers and best practices. Fortunately, there are ways to make the transition easier for your staff, which in turn will benefit your bottom line.

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