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5 Ways an MSP Supports Your Existing IT Department

August 18, 2017

One common misconception that SMBs seem to have is that IT is that partnering with an MSP means giving up all facets of your internal IT department.  It’s true that some SMBs turn their entire IT infrastructure over to an MSP, but they are often very small businesses that have no dedicated IT personnel. Other […]

How SMBs Use IT to Stay Ahead of the Competition

August 16, 2017

By Greg Summey   “Whatever made you successful in the past won’t in the future.” – Lewis E. Platt When he said those words, the late Lewis E. Platt, who was the CEO of Hewlett-Packard from 1992-1999, may not have realized just how suitable they were for small and mid-sized businesses. They should be the […]

The Importance of Patch Management for SMBs

August 15, 2017

The second Tuesday of each month is what’s known as Microsoft’s Patch Tuesday. More recently, it’s even been called Updated Tuesday. It’s a day that some IT professionals dread, because depending on the number of software patches and updates that are released and the urgency with which those patches should be applied, it could be […]

What is Transformational IT and Do You Need It?

August 14, 2017

The term “transformational IT” is being tossed around as if it’s something that every organization should both understand and subscribe to. But is it? Is transformational IT really necessary for your business? And what exactly does it involve? Transformational IT is often compared to the rip-and-replace method of home remodeling. Its essence is to rip […]

4 Reasons Strategic Business Initiatives Should Drive IT

August 10, 2017

There’s a misconception that SMBs don’t need to invest in IT because they have smaller budgets and fewer IT-focused employees. Many of those SMBs prioritize their IT at the bottom of the budget because SMB owners believe that the business is so small it can’t benefit from deep IT investments. In today’s competitive business climate, […]

Backups and Archives: How Long SMB’s Should Keep System Backups

August 9, 2017

The volume of data that businesses collect, store, and manage is growing at an astounding rate. IDC estimates that by 2020, the digital universe will reach 44 zettabytes, which is equal to 44 trillion gigabytes. Not all that data will belong to small businesses, but given that SMBs make up more than 99 percent of […]

Regulatory Security Compliance Isn’t an Effective IT Security Program

August 8, 2017

The big news lately seems to be all the data breaches, ransomware attacks, and security hacks that businesses around the world are suffering through. According to Ernst & Young, cybersecurity threats are evolving faster than they ever have. In part, that’s because just as software is offered as a service, so is malware. Criminals and […]

How HaaS Makes Your SMB More Competitive

August 7, 2017

In today’s marketplace, SMBs need to drive initiatives that make them more competitive. Technology is at the top of the list of those initiatives. In fact, IDC’s 2016 Worldwide Semiannual Small and Medium Sized Business Spending Guide, estimates that SMBs will spend about $668 billion annually on IT hardware, software, and services by 2020. A […]

3 Reasons SMBs Need Third-Party IT Vendor Management

August 4, 2017

How many vendors does your business work with each day? Is it five or 15 or more? How’s your relationship with those vendors? Are you getting everything you need from them? Vendor management best practices suggest you should choose vendors based on their ability to help you achieve your business requirements. Does yours? SMBs often […]

How Remote Monitoring Protects Your Business

August 3, 2017

by Greg Summey, Chief Technical Officer Small businesses face a variety of technology challenges. Whether you have an IT department or not, someone needs to keep an eye on your IT infrastructure to make sure everything is working right. The problem is, with only 24 hours in a day and dozens of urgent issues that […]

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