If you’re a small business owner, you have plenty of things to worry about. IT shouldn’t be one of them. We think it makes complete sense for most small businesses to outsource their IT needs to a managed service provider (MSP). Here are 7 reasons. 1. Focus on What Makes You Unique This first reason […]

For small businesses, information technology spending is always a balancing act. On the one hand, you need to keep to your budget to maintain financial stability and weather the unexpected. On the other hand, you are well aware of the constant tech advances happening all around you and the last thing you want is to […]

The rapid increase in technology use in businesses has affected every industry. Across all businesses, the need to keep up with the competition means paying attention to what technologies are available and incorporating the right tech tools as they become viable. Whatever your business, you know that you need to invest in information technology to […]

In today’s digital economy, cybersecurity is just as important as traditional, physical security. Many small businesses that wouldn’t dream of leaving their stores or offices unlocked and unguarded give little time or effort to a cybersecurity strategy. That’s in spite of 2018 research from Hiscox revealing that nearly half of small businesses suffered a cyber attack […]

Network security is a lot like airbags and seat belts. They used to be optional but nowadays you probably wouldn’t drive a car without them. So, if a seat belt is an essential everyday safety measure, what about when you’re in a hurry and distracted? The same is true of network security and your business. […]

Whether you are starting out or ready to upgrade, there is a lot to consider when you’re shopping for a retail POS. These topics will help accelerate your research. In a retail business, the selection of your point of sale software and hardware is a crucial one. You need to know that your selected vendor […]

Choosing a managed IT services firm to handle your business’s IT is the right choice for many businesses. Here are our top 5 reasons why. 1. Focus on Your Business’s Core Competencies Here’s the bottom line: unless you are a managed IT services firm, your core competency isn’t IT services. It’s something else. Every resource you devote […]

In the early days of information technology, network security was a fancy way of saying that you had installed antivirus software on your PC. Today the threats are more sophisticated, encompassing ransomware, identity theft and phishing attacks. Your network security must evolve in scope and sophistication just to continue doing business as usual. There’s a […]

Moving from hardware solutions to software solutions isn’t a new concept for technology professionals, but network infrastructure has traditionally been a hardware-focused world even as applications move to the cloud. With the introduction of SD-WAN, or Software-Defined Wide Area Networks, IT professionals find themselves needing to retool their understanding of flexible networks and security. The […]

Open source software has come a long way since the 1980s. Back when the concept was first developed, it was a philosophical revolution in the software world. Releasing software for free wasn’t new, but releasing the source code behind the software and even encouraging others to improve upon it was game-changing. In its infancy, open […]