Wearable Technology

You (and many of your employees) may already use wearable technology, such as Apple Watches and Fitbits, but have you considered the potential impacts that wearables could have on your business? Many IT experts believe that smartwatches are the wave of the future, as some tech savvy corporations are already planning to launch enterprise software for wearables over the next …

Don’t Get Held for Ransom

If you rely on data (and who doesn’t), you’re probably a target for ransomware.  But there are things you can proactively do to help ensure that if or when you do get hit, you have a way to recover relatively quickly and painlessly.  First and foremost, backup, backup and backup.  The only way to outwit the attackers is to have …

The Case for Considering External IT Services  

As a small or medium sized business owner, your top priority should be running your business, not worrying about IT.  So, you’ve decided to hire professional IT services, but how do you make the decision whether to hire an internal IT-focused employee or contract an external IT service?  At an initial glance it might seem like hiring internal staff is …

Still Running Windows 7? A Few Things You Need to Know…

If you’re hesitant to upgrade to Windows 10, you’re definitely not alone.  There are plenty of reasons why users are inclined to stick with the older operating system including: Your computer doesn’t meet the system requirements. You use older or obscure peripherals. You aren’t keen on “forced updates”. You are a regular user of legacy desktop programs such as Windows …

Network Downtime – It’s Probably Costing You More Than You Think

Has your business ever experienced network downtime caused by human error, network failures, application bugs, storage failures or cyberattacks?  The answer is almost certainly yes.  And if you think the answer is no, it might be time to do a little investigating.  Believe it or not, network downtime and/or latency can have significant impacts on your business.  Beyond the immediate …

Malvertising: Why All Digital Ads are NOT Created Equal

When you are browsing the internet, do you think twice before you visit reputable sites such as the New York Times, MSN, Spotify, the Weather Network and the NFL?  If you answered “no” you’re definitely not alone, but in the age of malvertising, it’s important to know that virtually no website is completely safe anymore. Malvertising is an especially sneaky …

Are You Maximizing the Benefits of CRM?

Chances are, your business already uses some sort of CRM software to manage customer data, but in today’s marketplace, that’s just the bare minimum. Here are a few tips for maximizing the benefits of CRM to your business. Clean up your data regularly. Data is only valuable if it’s accurate and therefore it is important to have a process by …

Encryption: What’s the Big Deal?

You don’t have to be a tech junkie to have heard about the lawsuit between the FBI and Apple involving the iPhones of the San Bernardino shooters.  And while that specific matter seems to be more or less resolved (at least for now), the discussion surrounding encryption is here to stay.  In fact, amidst the FBI and Apple legal challenges, …

Dell + EMC: The implications

As part of the largest tech deal in history, Dell recently acquired EMC for $67 billion.  According to a Dell spokesperson, this tech conglomerate is now “exceptionally well positioned for growth in the most strategic areas of next generation IT including digital transformation, software-defined data center, converged infrastructure, hybrid cloud, mobile and security.” As a result of this deal, Dell …

Leveraging the Benefits of Hyperconvergence

If you are like many small and medium sized businesses, you would probably agree that legacy data centers have traditionally lacked efficiency and scalability without significant economic investment.  But with hyperconverged infrastructure businesses are able to cost effectively increase functionality and enhance business agility.  By delivering virtualization, storage, compute, network, management and data protection in a manageable and scalable application, …