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By Sharon Wheeler / BuildingCloudSupport / / 0 Comments

Almost every business in this era uses computers. With computers, comes data. And with data, comes the need for a robust backup system.

Especially as record-keeping moves from paper to digital systems, backing up said records becomes a critical component of running a business. If a computer breaks, the records will still be available elsewhere. Depending on the type of business, customer data, contacts, inventory, legal documents, and so on are becoming more and more digitized–if those are gone suddenly and no longer accessible, how much would business operations be disrupted? A backup allows continuation of operations. Read more “How Safe Is a Cloud-Based Business Backup System?”

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Keeping Your Small Business Data Safe

Protecting your small business against a data breach is one of the more important aspects of your business. Whether you need to protect intellectual property, medical information, or financial records, it is important to secure your IT infrastructure against being vulnerable to data breaches.

Data breaches can be extraordinarily expensive and in high profile cases, cost a company millions of dollars. For instance, the recent Equifax breach is expected to reach a price tag of $600 million this year according to Reuters. For small businesses, the cost can be overwhelming.

Securing your computers and networks can feel like an afterthought when you manage your own small business. In a lot of cases, the normal day to day operations can leave you with little free time to devote to IT security. Even then, it may feel like a daunting task. Fortunately, there are steps you can take to protect your business.

Start by conducting an internal audit of how you interact with your computer systems. Here are a few key subjects to focus on: Read more “How To Protect Your Small Business From A Data Breach”

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By Josh Giesing / Information / / 0 Comments

Running a small business often means having to contend with fewer employees on your staff as well as limited resources in an attempt to keep your operational costs low. Luckily, in this digital age, there is an abundance of technology that can help even the playing field with your competitors who may have larger brand names. Nonetheless, simply having software for your daily business operations is not sufficient. You also have to ensure that the software is custom-designed for your specific business to make sure that your individual needs are met. Moreover, you would also have to take measures to update the software routinely. Below are just a few of the reasons why it is important to embark in routine software updates. Read more about how updated software is a must for businesses.

Read more “The Importance of Keeping Your Software Updated”

Disaster Recovery Plan
With the yearly potential for snow storms, tornadoes, and floods, your business should have some documented process that you can follow if one of these events should occur and disrupt the day-to-day operations of your business. Your disaster recovery plan (DRP) will allow your business to survive through a tough time, avoid panic and tackle the consequences of losing power for extended periods of time or not being able to store your backup data if a disaster ever does occur.Start a Disaster Recovery Plan Read more “Your Business Needs A Disaster Recovery Plan. Here is How You Start”
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When you’re running a small business, there are so many different priorities all vying for your attention, it can be difficult to keep your focus on the fundamentals.

But here’s the thing about the fundamentals: they are the primary ingredients to your success. They drive it. They prop it up. They support it every step of the way.

In business, you take your eye off the fundamentals at your peril.

And, in the massively competitive business world today, small business IT support is one of the most important considerations there is.

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Read more “How to Pick the Best Small Business IT Support”

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By Josh Giesing / Support / / 0 Comments

 

Looking for peace of mind? It just may start with your business IT support. Here’s why you should consider outsourcing, and what it will get you.

 

For almost every business and every industry, IT and its underlying infrastructure are the lifeblood of the business. Whether its customer engagement, logistics, marketing, communications, pricing, finance, or just sending emails to colleagues, it’s absolutely critical for the day to day operations.

Some businesses have even gone so far as to have a paperless work environment, with IT literally supplementing pen and paper. And what keeps these critical system functioning?

Read more “Thinking of Outsourcing Your Business IT Support Services?”