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What Does Your Business' IT Infrastructure Look Like?

What Does Your Business' IT Infrastructure Look Like?

Small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) simply don’t have the large budgets that come with running an enterprise, and because of this, many of them have trouble affording IT maintenance and management. In a similar sense, these smaller organizations struggle with planning out an IT infrastructure. Does your business have a plan in place?

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Getting to Know About Phishing Attacks Can Keep Your Business Safe

Getting to Know About Phishing Attacks Can Keep Your Business Safe

There’s a big reason why phishing is a primary threat to businesses, and it’s because this method gives hackers a relatively risk-free way of gaining access to a network or other resources. Even being aware of the issue is often not enough to prevent it, as hackers are known to get quite aggressive and crafty with their phishing campaigns. If only a fraction of the 57 billion phishing emails that go out every year are taken seriously, hackers make quite a bit of profit off of users.

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How to Get the Best Wireless Connections in Your Office

How to Get the Best Wireless Connections in Your Office

There are plenty of small irritations to be found in the office, from a pot of coffee that someone neglected to refill to the sound of a squeaky chair under the office fidgetier. However, none are quite as infuriating (or as detrimental to productivity) as an inconsistent Wi-Fi signal. What makes the Wi-Fi so spotty, and how do you resolve that?

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Increased Network Complexity Necessitates Shifts in Monitoring Strategies

Increased Network Complexity Necessitates Shifts in Monitoring Strategies

Businesses of all sizes have come to depend on their IT for productivity. IT administrators that constantly monitor their network and infrastructure reduce downtime, leading to higher resource availability. With the increasingly complex makeup of an organization's network this becomes quite the task.

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The Internet of Things Gives Great Power to Our Phones

The Internet of Things Gives Great Power to Our Phones

The Internet of Things is a bit of a paradox in and of itself. It has been leveraged to accomplish great things, but at the same time, it can be used in a way that can create considerable problems. However, innovations have proven that the IoT isn’t going anywhere, anytime soon, especially now that it can use the devices that we carry in our pockets.

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Tech Term: Modems and Routers Defined

Tech Term: Modems and Routers Defined

The Internet is an amazing tool, only bolstered by our ability to access it wirelessly - but what do you know about the devices that allow us to access it, namely, modems and routers? Do you know what each does? For today’s tech term, we’ll dive into exactly that.

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I am very confused in between the two terms and now after reading this post I understand the purpose of the modems and routers. I ... Read More
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A Maintained Network Is Better For Business

A Maintained Network Is Better For Business

It can be challenging and costly to maintain your business’ network system, but it doesn’t necessarily have to be. A managed service provider can help your business achieve all of its technology-related goals, including regular network maintenance. You might be surprised by how many benefits proactive network maintenance can provide for your organization.

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Tip of the Week: 4 Easy Tips to Boost Your WiFi Signal

Tip of the Week: 4 Easy Tips to Boost Your WiFi Signal

Your wireless router is both an integral part of your business’s online infrastructure, and a critical part of your home computing environment. Therefore, you need to make sure that your router is broadcasting a clear signal. Here are some tips on how to keep your wireless signal as strong as possible, regardless of where you are in the office.

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How Exactly Can a VPN Benefit Your Business?

b2ap3_thumbnail_vpn_security_400.jpgThe purpose of your company’s information technology is to create, access, and share the data that your business needs to get the job done. One challenge that stems from exchanging such valuable information is the chance of it getting intercepted by the prying eyes on the Internet. Taking advantage of a Virtual Private Network (VPN) is the best way to safeguard your organization from this risk.

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5 Step Checklist for Executing a move to Cloud Connect

Check listAfter our last article, you should now have a strategy in place for your move to a cloud-based phone system and should have managed to get all the right stakeholders involved. But now you have to execute that plan.
Fair warning: this is where some companies get stuck. A plan is one thing, but the ability to execute said plan is another entirely. Without the right tools and people, you can find yourself unable to properly and successfully transition to a cloud-based phone system.

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3 Technologies That Will Give Your Remote Workers the Edge

b2ap3_thumbnail_remote_working_400.jpgMore businesses than ever before are finding value in allowing their workers to work from the comfort of their own homes, rather than have them drive all the way to the office to do a job that can be done from anywhere with an Internet connection. More importantly, it’s much more cost effective for businesses to allow for remote workers. How can you make it as easy as possible for remote workers to get their jobs done?

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Tip of the Week: Spot a DDoS Attack Before it Takes Down Your Network

b2ap3_thumbnail_d_d_o_s_400.jpgDirect denial of service attacks are a major problem for businesses. On one hand, they’re difficult to prevent entirely, incredibly annoying, and costly. Hackers are realizing just how annoying DDoS attacks can be, and are capitalizing on them in order to both make a quick buck, and to take jabs at organizations that aren’t necessarily doing anything wrong.

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What if Your Worst Threat Comes From Inside Your IT Department?

b2ap3_thumbnail_network_security_issues_400.jpg“The call is coming from inside the house!” This memorable quote is from the 1979 horror classic When a Stranger Calls. In the movie, this chilling information is presented to a woman after she has her call traced to locate the whereabouts of a stranger who was harassing her. To be sure, this would be a scary situation for anybody to experience; it would almost be as frightening as a network security breach--originating from inside your IT department!

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Is Your Network Overburdened by Day-to-Day Operations?

b2ap3_thumbnail_network_issues_400.jpgIn order for an organization to maintain operations, a strong network that’s capable of handling internal traffic is necessary. These networks handle the deployment and access of mission-critical data, applications, and other important tasks that businesses depend on. Sometimes, however, a business can push their network too hard, which can have a profound effect on its functionality, and an even greater effect on that organization’s ability to continue operations.

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Tip of the Week: Use This Security Checklist to Protect Your Network

b2ap3_thumbnail_security_checklist_400.jpgAs a business professional, you have a responsibility to ensure that your company’s network and data is protected from hacking attacks. It can be difficult to remember to take all of the necessary precautions, but with our help, you can easily outline all of the measures that should be taken to maximize security for corporate data.

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Don’t Let the Printer Make a Mess of Your Network

b2ap3_thumbnail_printer_server_mula_400.jpgWhen a print job doesn’t go exactly how you need it to, it’s normal to call your printer some choice words, which may include one of the many colorful synonyms for excrement. Perhaps this stems from a printing network and a toilet having a lot in common. How’s that you ask? Let’s clear the air and find out.

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Keyboard, Video, Mouse: How to Choose a KVM Switch for Your Business

b2ap3_thumbnail_keyboard_video_mouse_400.jpgA business's IT infrastructure is complex and confusing. Just like a puzzle, it is made up of several vastly different pieces that come together to perform a particular function. One of the things that ties an IT infrastructure together is a KVM switch. Without a quality KVM switch, your network might fail to operate properly. Here are a few tips to help you choose the right KVM solution for your business.

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I am also doing the same thing when playing the video on my HP laptop that's why I am here because sometimes I have faced error 0x... Read More
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Are You Sure Your Former Employees Won’t Stab You in the Back?

b2ap3_thumbnail_former_employee_theft_400.jpgAs a business owner, you've probably had the misfortune of letting a valued (or not-so-valued) employee go. The reasons might vary, but one thing is consistent: they're gone, and could potentially use their newfound residual malice to strike your business right where it hurts. How can you prepare yourself against former employees you may have once called "family?"

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Troubleshoot Performance Issues with These 3 Network Cabling Tips

b2ap3_thumbnail_useful_cabling_tips_400.jpgWhen you experience an error or a performance issue with your company's computer system, you will troubleshoot the problem in hopes of resolving it quickly. Before you open the case of your hardware and start messing with components, check your cables. Even a small cabling issue can cause big problems with your entire network.

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How to Prevent Server Problems Like Memory Failure from Hurting Productivity

b2ap3_thumbnail_broken_memory_400.jpgWhen your server experiences an issue, you have to act fast and take care of it before the issue turns into a problem. If a server problem is left unresolved, it can spread across your network and negatively affect operations. This is why it's best to take care of a server issue as soon as it's discovered.

A common server problem is... what was it again? Oh, right. Memory failure!

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