Cyber security wasn’t even a concern for most companies less than a decade ago. Today, we live in a digital world where cyber criminals appear to have the advantage as they are constantly seeking ways steal confidential information, but there are ways to prevent cyber crime.
Business IT support is one of the biggest expenses that any company has to deal with and rightly so. In this day and age, information and technology are the basic foundation of business operations. But the problem that most businesses are experiencing is that this cost for business IT support is getting out of control.
A network operations center or NOC is a centralized location where IT support technicians can supervise, monitor and maintain client networks. Many managed IT service providers (MSP) use these centres to ensure 24/7 uptime for all of their clients. An MSP maintains an in-house NOC, outsources a third-party provider, or chooses a mixed solution; nevertheless, NOC services, functions and responsibilities
As the owner of a small or medium-sized company, the thought of outsourcing some aspect of your business has probably come to mind. The obvious reason would be to reduce costs for everyday business functions. But in recent years, it has become more apparent that how a company’s manages its data and information can make or break a company’s
A managed service provider (MSP) is an IT service company that provides network, server, and specialized applications to its end users and its clients. The service provider hosts and manages these applications as well. Emergence of MSPs The emergence of MSPs started in the 1990s with the rise of application service providers (ASPs). They offered remote application hosting services and
Ransomware attacks can be extremely costly as it can impact a business’s productivity, reputation, and continuity. It is never advised to pay a ransom, but many business’s do. Ransomware is a malicious software that is designed to block its victim’s access to a computer system until a sum of money has been paid. It has some key characteristics that differentiate
As a business owner, it would be simple if you could just put a system in place and it manages itself. But we all know that doesn’t happen. Systems require strategies in order to run effectively, and it’s essential that you consider proactive IT management to achieve that. What is proactive IT management? Proactive IT management involves the integration of
As mentioned in part one, cost savings, better uptime, tapping into IT solutions and taking a proactive approach to IT problems are all important reasons to use managed IT services. But that doesn’t mean there aren’t more. Every business may have a different reason for using these services, but the crucial thing is that they realize the need for them
Outsourcing basic IT functions such as payroll, website hosting and email have long become the norm for businesses. But business owners, like you, are realizing that the world of managed IT service is so much more than that. To help you see all that managed IT services have to offer, here are our first 4 reasons why you should starting
In the digitally dependent year of 2017, businesses can’t afford to lose their data. Whether this occurs from cyber-attack, human error, or natural disaster, data loss is quite the risk to put on your company. This is why an effective backup and disaster recovery (BDR) solution is essential to virtually every business. But first, what is BDR (Backup and Disaster