If a physical disaster like a fire, flood, or tornado destroyed your business’s main location and all of your technology resources, what would you do? Could you and your employees keep working at an alternate site with backed up data? Similarly, if your network became a casualty of the so-called cyberwar and hackers breached your valuable data, would you have a plan to handle the fallout? Would your business files and other information be completely lost? Could you continue serving your customers?
Do the Advantages Outweigh the Risks for Your Business? With 77% of Americans now owning a smartphone, one thing is certain: there are plenty of personal devices in the workplace. As a result, the Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) movement is gaining traction as many businesses embrace the trend.
It’s almost impossible to have a discussion about networking technology today without talking about “the cloud.” In fact, as of 2014, nearly 90% of all business have adopted cloud technology to some degree. So where does your business stand when it comes to implementing cloud technology? If you’ve been thinking about moving to the cloud, here are six things to consider before you make your move.
Windows Server 2003 will take a bow and head off into obscurity on July 14, 2015. It’s hard to believe that it’s really been 12 years since its release. Beloved by system admins around the world, Windows Server 2003 arrived on the scene amid the first sightings of camera phones, the introduction of Apple iTunes and the first Microsoft Xbox that revolutionized online gaming. Since then we’ve seen the advent of multi-core processors and the growing popularity of virtualization, yet many businesses are still not taking advantage of the latest technology. While mainstream support for Windows Server 2003 ended in 2010, Windows Server 2003 accounted for 39% of the Windows Server installations worldwide as of July 2014, according to an article published by Redmond Magazine last September. So are your business and tech systems ready when the support ends?
Whether you’re unhappy with your current IT service provider or just started thinking about getting some help with your growing computer network, choosing a good IT service provider is paramount to the success and growth of your business. You don’t want to waste time on companies that can’t deliver what they promise. Here are some tips that can help when evaluating potential IT providers in your area.
Gone are the days when the only way to infect your computer with a virus was by clicking on an infected email attachment. As the internet and computers have evolved, so has the malware that makes our computer lives miserable. Hackers and cyber criminals are more cunning and sophisticated than ever, finding new ways to infect computers and steal valuable data. Think you’re safe because you’re using the latest and greatest antivirus software? Think again. We’ll show you why antivirus software, once the saving grace of cyberspace, is no longer enough to keep your systems safe.