What’s a Disaster Recovery Plan?

When you start your day, you’ll hop onto the computer, check your emails and then get started for your day. You may send a quick IM to one of your team members to confirm a Zoom meeting later this afternoon before getting to work. You open a spreadsheet to evaluate some recent data in order to create a digital presentation for a client next Tuesday. By the end of the workweek, a survey from Acuvue found that the average person will spend 6.5 hours in front of their computers or 1,700 hours per year! When we have much technology at our fingertips, it can be easy to take it for…

The Importance of Proactive Managed Services Maintenance

People brush their teeth every day in hopes that when they arrive at their annual dentist appointment, they do not have any problems with their dental health. This same concept can be applied to system management. By scheduling routine check-ups and fixing problems before they become irreversible, companies are performing proactive maintenance. This practice ensures that companies not only eliminate surprises that could result in downtime but also optimize their network use.   Life Expectancy By scheduling routine check-ups for hardware, businesses can guarantee that their machines are reliable and last as long as possible. Often, hardware gets dirty over time from dust and debris in the office. Routine check-ups…

What You Should Know About Hybrid Cloud Computing

Cloud-based data centers have created many opportunities for organizations to store important information with privacy and security. These systems have granted companies the resources necessary to maximize their productivity. As cloud computing has advanced, the hybrid cloud has become a prominent strategy among organizations. According to Tech Target, the hybrid cloud is a cloud computing environment that uses a mix of on-premises, private cloud and third-party public cloud services with orchestration between the two platforms. This form of cloud computing is the future of information management.   How is it Deployed? There are many different ways in which a hybrid cloud system can be implemented. For example, two cloud providers…

Why Virtual Desktops are the Perfect Solution for a Unified Network

Virtual desktops can be used to unify businesses by allowing all users to log in to any computer and be able to access all applications from any location. This creates a safer network because no data is being stored or saved locally. Virtual desktops can offer greater security while making business more productive and efficient by creating a cohesive network.   Connects Users Cloud technology ensures all users can log onto their desktop from any location. Many employees are inconvenienced by the necessity to sit at the same desktop all day in order to access their data. By using a virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI), all employees can log into their…

Why Business Size Doesn’t Matter When It Comes to Cyber Attacks

Large organizations used to be the main targets hackers due to the massive volumes of sensitive financial and customer data they possessed. As cyber attacks become more advanced, attackers are starting to feed into the valuable data that’s held by smaller businesses. A recent Cyber Security Breaches Survey, conducted by the U.S. Department for Culture Media & Sport, reported that 45 percent of micro/small companies have experienced a breach in their system and 66 percent of medium/large businesses have suffered attacks as well. This information warns small business leaders to be prepared against a breach and to protect their customer’s data. Public awareness of cyber attacks has helped the battle…

Why Organizations are Switching to the Hybrid Cloud

Many businesses today are making the switch from the public cloud into the era of the hybrid cloud, which combines the public cloud, private cloud and traditional IT. This gives businesses the ability to use the cloud while holding onto their legacy systems. These organizations are implementing a hybrid cloud strategy because it is helping them improve the way they run their business and deliver new services to customers, according to Tech Native. Here are some of the top reasons organizations are migrating to the hybrid cloud: Security A Hybrid IT approach helps address the needs of customers who required not only fast and flexible development options that cloud-based solutions…

Why Businesses Today Need The Cloud

Today’s consumers have more options than ever before, because the amount of brands and products available is constantly growing. Businesses today must be as competitive as possible to keep their doors open. With that in mind, technology is an important part of staying competitive, and the cloud has become a crucial asset. From harnessing consumer preferences to streamlining processes, technology has elevated how business is conducted today and cloud computing is the leading instigator to that, according to CXO Today. Here are a few of the reasons businesses today need the cloud. Increased storage. Many organizations are fighting the ongoing battle of low storage space, between customer data, meeting notes…

The Benefits of Outsourcing Managed IT Services

    In today’s digital landscape, organizations must adapt the technological changes and adopt new technologies in order to improve their operations and customer experience. Even small to midsize organizations will not be able to scale their business without a stable IT infrastructure. Many organizations don’t have the resources for an adequate in-house IT department. This is when an outsourced managed IT services company becomes crucial. Below are some of the benefits of outsourcing IT through a managed services provider.   Lower Labor Costs The search for adequate IT staff can be challenging, and the hiring and training process can be very expensive. An outsourced managed services provider cuts out…

Technological Transformations in the Accounting Industry

Technology is transforming a variety of industries, and the accounting industry is definitely in the mix. In fact, accounting firms that hesitate to update their technological resources may risk losing business or potentially closing their doors for good. There are three types of accounting firms, according to Jon Baron, a writer for Thomson Reuters, and roughly one-third of them are dooming themselves to extinction by not embracing change and technological transformation.   According to Accounting Today, in a keynote address to the 1,700 attendees of the company’s annual user conference, Synergy 2017, the managing director of the professional segment for Thomson Reuters’ Tax & Accounting business broke the profession down…

Active Cyber Defense Certainty Act: Cybersecurity Compliance Isn’t Good Enough

The Active Cyber Defense Certainty Act (ACDC), a recent piece of legislature that’s receiving its fair share of media coverage and controversy, has created the perfect opportunity to address the importance of cybersecurity.   A common issue with cybersecurity is that the landscape of security risks and threats are always changing. Mere compliance isn’t enough when it comes to implementing cybersecurity measures for your business. In fact, businesses will continue to face cyber threats, some of which will impact organizations severely enough to require security measures that will reach far beyond compliance, according to CSO.   Compliance standards are a good way of ensuring your organization is equipped to handle…