The Importance of Managing IT Vendors Effectively

As your business grows, increased reliance on 3rd party vendors is not unusual. However, forming new relationships and managing existing ones can become a strain on resources. You may find that some employees dedicate a significant amount of time to monitoring, ordering, tracking and allocating the supplies needed to keep your business productive. Maintaining healthy and…

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Has COVID-19 Shone a Light on the Vulnerabilities of IT-Reliant Businesses?

When you evaluate your business model from 2019, both at the time and looking forward, what has changed? For many SMEs, the picture is much different than anticipated. COVID-19 was not a predictable event for most companies that rely on IT, which is why many struggled to adjust. Even if your company had a disaster…

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Why Is Cybersecurity So Important?

Every business faces different challenges when it comes to control of data – particularly when that data contains sensitive or legally protected information. If your network and computerized systems are left unprotected, it can result in a breach that could leave you in legal jeopardy. Compromising the relationships you have built with customers, vendors or…

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Are Your Software Packages Slowing Down Business?

In a world where IT (information technology) rules, the right or wrong software packages can make or break a business. Downtime is a major concern that is linked to network outages and computer crashes. When employees are unable to access the information or processes they need, it represents loss of profit and trust. Why are…

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Monitoring Your Business Network helps Improve Productivity

If your business relies on a computer network as part of your IT infrastructure, chances are you will experience downtime at some point. However, identifying and fixing the problem is what really leads to unnecessary downtime. In some instances, you may even discover that the network is not the problem. The unfortunate reality when it…

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Cybersecurity is a Pain, but it is Important for Protecting Your Business

When you started your business, cybersecurity may not have been the most important consideration. However, in a world where hackers are constantly trying to steal sensitive data, protecting your customers and clients makes cybersecurity essential. As soon as your business sets up a computer network, data is vulnerable to a breach. Those who would steal…

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Are Common Threats and Vulnerabilities Compromising Your Network Security?

If your business uses a computer network of any description, data security is always at risk. As an essential asset that keeps many of your processes running smoothly, a network needs constant maintenance and protection. For many small-to-medium-sized companies, managing these aspects of IT internally is not always viable. A computer network can look like…

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Managing All Your Business IT Needs is a Full-time Commitment

As a business owner or operator, have you ever sat down and considered how much effort it takes to manage IT? There are several areas that require specially-trained staff to manage processes. Hiring and training these employees takes time and money, which could be dedicated to growing your business. Managing, monitoring and protecting your network…

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Enhanced Computation Makes IT Processes Simpler

One of the myths that endure in business is that high reliance on IT complicates processes. Although this may become the case with systems and setups not fit for purpose, enhanced computation should improve your business practices and productivity. Streamlining IT is the key difference between data processes that are burdensome and those delivering service…

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Can Your Business Keep Up with Changing Compliance Regulations?

When you operate a business that relies heavily on IT processes, maintaining the privacy and security of customer information is essential. Compliance regulations are designed to ensure that companies acquire, store, process and share sensitive information in line with applicable laws. As a business owner or operator, it is not always easy to determine which…

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