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How to Build a Disaster Recovery Plan

Disaster can strike at any moment, and its effects can be devastating to businesses. The UK's Department of Trade and Industry estimates that 70% of businesses that suffer a major data loss go out of business within a year. With such consequences, it's critical to have a solid disaster recovery plan in place in case

2013-12-26T14:15:20+00:00December 26th, 2013|Thought Leadership|

Top 3 Vulnerabilities in Your Business Network

It's almost shocking to learn how many business owners don't take proactive action to protect their business networks. Unfortunately, too many CEOs feel that their computers are just fine out of the box and perfectly protected. In fact, company networks and PC's are more at risk of infection and infiltration now than they have ever

2013-12-26T11:24:59+00:00December 26th, 2013|Thought Leadership|

CryptoLocker Malware: Worst Computer Virus in 10 Years

In early September 2013, several antivirus software and information security companies began receiving reports of a new piece of malware that was spreading across the net quickly. Called CryptoLocker malware, this virus belonged to the group of malware called "ransomware." It threatens to hijack your computer or data and hold it for ransom unless a

2013-12-11T15:12:36+00:00December 11th, 2013|Thought Leadership|

How to Choose Your Company’s Mobile Operating System

With PalmOS gone, Nokia's Symbian traded in for Windows Phone 8, and Blackberry about to become extinct, choosing a mobile operating system for your company's cell phones really comes down to three options: Android, Windows Phone, and iOS. Still, picking the best of those three can be a pretty difficult job. How do you know

2013-11-14T18:12:16+00:00November 14th, 2013|Thought Leadership|

Urgent Action Needed Before the End of 2013 – Tax Relief for Upgrading Your IT Infrastructure

Act Fast - Expanded Section 179 and Bonus Depreciation Deductions are Ending in 2013 If you are contemplating purchasing computer equipment or improving your IT infrastructure in the coming months, you might want to act before the end of 2013. The American Taxpayer Relief Act (ATRA) provides increased Section 179 and bonus depreciation deductions for

2013-10-31T18:05:03+00:00October 31st, 2013|Thought Leadership|

8 Ways to Keep Your Office Virus-Free

New viruses and other malware pop up almost every day, and businesses are constantly on the defense trying to keep up. According to Kaspersky, a leader in antivirus software, not only are malware attacks exponentially higher than they were even a few years ago (and much higher than most people think), but the quality of the

2013-10-15T17:06:55+00:00October 15th, 2013|Thought Leadership|

The 7 Data Files You Should Back Up Nightly

While regular backups are an important part of any disaster recovery plan, not every file on your system is mission critical. It’s always good practice to back up your systems daily, but often that isn’t practical or doable. Whether because of financial or time constraints, full backups often have to be done less frequently. So

2013-10-15T16:32:20+00:00October 15th, 2013|Thought Leadership|

What You Should Know About Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) Collaboration Tools

As IT services move to the cloud, collaboration tools have been quick to follow. Software-as-a-service (SaaS) tools are replacing and complementing existing collaboration tools, helping companies adapt to changing work environments and user demands. Companies like Google, IBM, and Microsoft are offering tools in the space, along with smaller companies that are just starting up.

2013-10-03T12:23:21+00:00October 3rd, 2013|Thought Leadership|

What You Should Know About App Virtualization

In an ideal world, business applications would run seamlessly, in perfectly coordinated unison. However, with technological advances, business systems have become more and more complex. While this added complexity has been beneficial, it has also broken fragile bonds. As a result, software deployments have become more expensive, time consuming, and support-intensive. App virtualization may be

2013-10-03T12:14:21+00:00October 3rd, 2013|Thought Leadership|
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