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The IT Contract Management Process & How it can Benefit You

As a business owner or IT professional, your calendar is most likely inundated with appointments, meetings, and due dates. Remembering your everyday ‘to do’ list is a tough job, so remembering to do things that only come around once or twice a year, like renewing your IT support and maintenance contracts, can be an even more difficult task. It could also become very costly if overlooked or forgotten.

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What is a Managed Service Provider and What are the Benefits of Hiring One?

Technology advances are happening every single day, and those advances can make it hard to stay on top of what your business really needs. When do I need to upgrade my servers? Is my data protected? Where are my backups going? The questions are endless, and the time that it takes a business owner or another employee to stay on top of the ever-changing technical needs of an organization can be daunting.

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4 Reasons to Implement User Awareness Security Training

Security: It’s probably become a topic of discussion between your technical team or around your office lately. You’ve read about ransomware attacks on the web and you’ve heard about it on the news. You’re concerned about your business’ security, but are you doing everything that you can to protect your business from threats?

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3 Reasons to Backup Office 365

Many can agree that email is an integral part of our day-to-day work lives, and for most, it is the primary mode of communication. Without it, we would be a lot less productive. Have you thought about what would happen if your Office 365 data was suddenly lost or deleted?  You’re probably thinking “No worries, Microsoft has all of that covered!” Do they really? The short answer is no, but let’s dive a little deeper into it!

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The Complete Ransomware Checklist

Have you ever wondered what it would be like if your business was the victim of a ransomware attack? Do you have concerns about how well protected your organization is to prevent this threat or detect it once it happens?  We’ve put together a step-by-step scenario of a typical ransomware attack and a checklist of things that you can do to prevent an attack from occurring.

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5 Security Tips for Your Small Business

You’ve seen it in the news, in the paper, and on social media. Cyber security has been a hot topic and will continue to be as we inch our way into 2019. Security breaches are costing businesses millions, and the threat is continuing to grow. A common misconception about security breaches is that they only affect large businesses. People tend to think that small businesses aren’t at risk for breaches because they don’t have the kind of information that hackers want. According to Verizon, “58% of (breach) victims are categorized as small businesses.” The thought of your business’ data being compromised can be scary, but there are steps that you can take to protect your business.

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The Top Benefits and Challenges of the Cloud

As you know, choosing the right infrastructure to manage your data is an essential ingredient to your success as an IT director and to the business. You may be still weighing your options for transitioning to the cloud or upgrading your existing cloud services because of lingering security issues or concerns over legacy application availability. If this is you, then here are some of the many benefits that the cloud offers to help you make that decision.

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Top 5 Trends and Features to Look for in Your Next Video Surveillance System

If you’re considering upgrading to an IP video camera system, now is a great time to do so. With the increase of workplace-related crimes and malicious incidents on the rise, remote video monitoring is an ideal way for your organization’s security team to keep track of the facility. Today’s wireless video and tracking systems are getting not only smarter, but also cheaper. With that said, let’s take a look at the top 5 video surveillance trends and features.

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