Compliance Issues Your Business Might Be Missing

ComplianceInformation security is on all business’ radar these days. Data drives so much of what we do. Looking to contain the risks, many sectors have established IT compliance regulations. Whether you legally have to meet a standard or not, don’t overlook these common areas of concern. Continue reading

Are You Doing Your IT Due Diligence?

Due DiligenceDue diligence is about taking care and being cautious in doing business. As technology pervades most areas of business people forget that due diligence also extends to how you manage your technology! You may think you are immune to a data breach or cyberattack, but cybercriminals can target you regardless of your business size or industry sector. Continue reading

5 Best Practices for Buying Technology for Your Business

Buying Technology Equipment

Buying technology for your own personal use at home can be exciting once you get past the price tag. Yet there are many factors to consider when investing in technology for your business and your employees use. Continue reading

Why Businesses Should Move to the Cloud

Cloud

Cloud computing has an enormous amount of potential. It could drastically change the way that individuals and businesses think about the internet. Cloud computing is already blurring the lines between home and work for many people, making it easy for workers to access business systems remotely and perform their jobs off-site. More businesses are choosing cloud services for their data management – whether it’s in health care, finance, marketing, sales, web development and more. Continue reading

Security Updates – The Better Way to Patch

Updates often come at the worst moment: you shut down your laptop to rush to a meeting and see the dreaded “Windows is updating. Do not power off” message! Or you leave your desktop for a minute and come back to find your computer has restarted in your absence – those unexpected bug fixes and performance improvements lost your unsaved work. Continue reading

The Dark Web and How it Can Affect Your Business

Every Internet user should already know that the internet has many people looking to exploit the Web for ill intent. These people congregate on the Dark Web and small businesses need to understand what it is and what the risks are. Continue reading

Getting Rid of Single Points of Failure When “Failure is not an Option”

Single Points of FailureYou might think that your business is going to be fine if a single device goes down. After all, there are other devices your staff can use and your entire systems are not going to fall like dominoes. Or will it? Get rid of single points of failure to make sure that one vulnerability does not take down your entire network. Continue reading

What to Do When You Get a Renewal Notice

Renewal time

Your business will rely on a number of service providers. You are likely using third parties for services such as Internet access,  domain names, website hosting, software licenses, just to name just a few. So, when a renewal notice arrives, you might just  pay it and then file it away for future reference. Here is what you should be doing instead. Continue reading