Finding the right IT managed service provider for your business is one of the most fundamental parts of growing your business and managing your risk. Before you select an IT provider, it is important to know what you’re getting. After all, they are managing your business’s sensitive information and data.
In a perfect world, business owners would never have to worry about falling victim to cybercriminals. Company data and critical systems would be immune to cyberattacks and breaches. Unfortunately, we don’t live in a perfect world and keeping your business safe demands awareness (by your people), vigilance (in creating and following processes) and advanced security tools (technology) to stay ahead of bad actors.
The relationship between insurance agencies and technology has never been more important than it is in 2021. For a long time, insurance agencies have had access to back-office systems like Epic, Applied, AMS360, etc. In today’s marketplace, that simply isn’t enough to remain competitive.
Purchasing hardware for your small business can be tricky if you don’t know what you need. Before shelling out thousands of dollars on equipment, you’ll want to enlist the help of your IT provider to ensure you’re making the right purchasing decisions for your business.
Running a business can be time-consuming, especially if you’re managing staff, looking for growth opportunities, and looking after clients. This leaves you little time to search for an IT system that can benefit your business. Because of this, you may be forced to make an impulsive technology purchase that does more harm than good.
Buyers used to have a limited choice for what kind of storage they got with their laptop or desktop PCs. With the invention of the solid state drive (SSD), you can now choose to configure your system with either the traditional hard disk drive (HDD), SSD, or in some cases both.
Not every business owner who migrates to the cloud achieves great results. As much as the service is touted with words like “freedom,” “productivity,” and “collaboration,” realizing the full benefits of the cloud is not a given. So if you’re thinking about transitioning to the cloud, how can you ensure you optimize the technology for your business? Well, it all starts with your attitude before migration. Here are some mental shifts you should make before getting started.
When it comes to increasing your employees’ efficiency and productivity, technology can provide countless opportunities to streamline workflows, eliminate redundant processes, and reduce costs within your organization. If you’re looking to stay ahead of the competition, you need to ditch the traditional ways of working and follow the tips below.
To monitor your employees, or not to monitor them, that is the topic of this blog post. If you’ve ever considered checking in on your staff’s online activities, you may have hesitated about whether or not it’s the right decision. We’ve listed the pros and cons of monitoring your employees, and some tips to make it a success if you go through with it.
Small-business owners with limited financial resources have to manage their office IT on their own. Although this might work for a while, it can grow into a massive problem when the business starts expanding. At that point, you’ll want to focus on that expansion, not repairing tech problems.