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Should I Store Files in the Cloud for Business?

More and more businesses are turning to the cloud for business. Instead of investing in on-site servers, businesses are paying a monthly fee to store their files and information in the cloud. Following this trend brings many benefits. These include cost, convenience, and efficiency. Of course it also presents some risks in the form of security and accessibility. Benefits of using the cloud for business Convenience – You and your employees can work from anywhere. Read more…

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4 Information Security Tactics For Your Business

When you run a business private information comes across your desk all the time. You might have banking information, employee identity information or other sensitive material. In the days before the internet, protecting that kind of data was simple. All you had to do was keep your filing cabinet locked and make sure that you flipped over sensitive paperwork before meeting with a client. With the advent of cloud computing and online business, information security Read more…

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How to create an email structure for your business

Good email structure is one of those details that is easily overlooked in the grand scheme of your business. It seems like such a small thing. That is, until someone leaves and you have to notify all your customers that their customer service requests now go to a new email address. Inevitably, someone misses your announcement and you end up with unhappy customers and lost revenue. You can avoid this problem, and others like it, Read more…

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What To Look For In A Website Management Company

These days, most businesses can’t survive without some sort  of online presence. Basically, if you’re not online, you might as well not exist. Of course, that doesn’t mean you have the time or desire to manage your own website. For businesses without an in-house marketing team or webmaster, a website management company comes in handy.   Your website manager will help you build and maintain a website that accurately represents your business. Many business owners Read more…

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Should I Pay Monthly For Business Software?

To subscribe or not to subscribe, that is the question. Many companies including Microsoft, Salesforce and Adobe Creative Cloud, have moved to a software as a service model. That means that you as a business owner don’t spend thousands of dollars up front to buy software Instead you pay a small monthly fee for the use of the software. It’s the difference between buying a new car and leasing one. This approach has pros and Read more…

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Crafting a Secure Business Computer Use Policy

A well-designed business computer use policy can help protect your business and its technology. You’ll be able to keep your business running efficiently, and your employees will have a clear understanding of what is, and is not, appropriate to do on their business computers. Why you need a computer use policy In a perfect world, employees would use work computers only for business purposes. They would make responsible choices about where they go online and Read more…

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Help Your Employees Avoid Phishing Scams

Cybersecurity is a hot topic for good reason. Poor internet security can put your clients, your money, and your business at risk. It seems like every day a new phishing scam threat hits the the internet. Protect your business by introducing training and technology to help your employees avoid phishing scams. What is Phishing Phishing scams are those sneaky emails that look like they come from a trusted site, but are really from hackers trying to Read more…

How to Choose An IT Company

Today’s businesses run on computers. They manage your money, help you connect with customers, and make everyday tasks more efficient. Except when they don’t. When technology goes wrong, you need an expert to make it right. Some big companies have a full-time IT manager, but that’s a luxury few can afford. It’s more likely that when your computers cause havoc you’ll call an outside IT company to save the day. So how do you choose Read more…