Readings

Businesses Must Constantly Evolve and Adapt

Applying change management best practices can help any organization in any industry, of any size, effectively scale and adapt to shifting market conditions without losing valuable team players.

Top 4 Threats to Business Uptime & Data Recovery

Running a business involves dealing with unforeseen setbacks and interruptions that may lead to downtime and productivity dips. Implementing a strategy to manage such setbacks and ensure business operations run smoothly with minimal disruption is referred to as business continuity.

Cover of eBook How to Choose A Reliable IT Service Provider for Small BusinessHow to Choose A Reliable IT Service Provider For Small Businesses

A good IT service provider should empower you to meet your technology and business needs with the right mix of people, technology and processes. They should provide you with the expert help you need to stay up to date with technological advancements.
Even if you have teamed up with a trusted expert to handle your IT needs, your business can still be vulnerable to security threats. Cybercriminals are always trying to exploit every gap in your system to hack into it and steal your personal information.

Meet Your IT Team’s New Best Friend: Managed Services

Internal IT Staff or Outsourced Managed IT Services? Hint: It no longer has to be an “either-or decision.” Now you can supplement your Internal IT technician or team without taking on the costs of hiring new IT technicians to get the job done.

5 Ways to Invest Wisely In Technology That Supports Long-Term Organizational Goals

Businesses need to re-evaluate knee-jerk technology purchases in order to better connect technology investments to long-term organizational goals and improve customer and employee experiences.

Protecting From Cybercrime, Data Breaches, and Hacker Attacks

Cybercrime is so widespread that it’s practically inevitable that your business – large or small – will be attacked. Fortunately, a few small preventative measures can help prepare you and minimize (or outright eliminate) any reputational damages, losses, litigation, embarrassment, and costs.

Reducing the Costs and Complexity of IT With a Managed Service Provider

Managed Services Providers – or MSPs- are often recommended as a cost-effective IT solution for small businesses. For a minimal monthly fee, MSPs provide a reasonably priced solution to the complex technology pains of small businesses.

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7 Ways To Make Your  Organization Scalable

Having the ability to adapt to change is crucial to prospering in a constantly evolving business environment.
Scalability, or the ability to grow or reduce resources on-demand, is a valuable indicator of this flexibility that serves as a basis for organizational stability.

Thumbnail of Infographic Cyber Incidents in Small BusinessesCyber Incidents in Small Businesses

Today, every company stores sensitive information on their IT systems, making them all targets for cybercrime, regardless of size. If you own a small business, it’s important to know you aren’t safe from cybercriminals just because your business is “too small.” There have been numerous cases where a small business has been compromised.

Ten Questions to Ask When Evaluating MSPs

Review our 10 core organizational resilience questions below to see if anything vital to your organization’s success is missing.

 The Rapid Innovation of Technology Shows No Signs of Slowing Down

Small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) must keep up with trends to provide a competitive level of service to both customers and employees.

Thumbnail of Full Infographic Is Your Business Prepared for a Cyber IncidentIs Your Business Prepared for a Cyber Incident

You probably have a savings account set aside for a rainy day, coverage for your home in case your basement floods and insurance for your car to cover accident repairs — but what if your business gets targeted by a cyberattack? You’ll need an incident response plan for that too.

Refreshing an Entire IT Infrastructure at Once is Rarely Practicable

To make an improvement, you wouldn’t purposely close every lane of a major roadway at once. Instead, you would close one at a time during non-peak hours. The same logic applies to technology infrastructure updates.

Risky vs. Reliable

A good, dedicated IT service provider gives you the peace of mind you need
to focus on business growth. But, would you know if your current IT support
system is really the right fit for your business?
If you aren’t an expert in IT services it can be hard to tell. This infographic
gives you an overview of what you should expect from a great IT service
provider, regardless of whether your business needs an internal IT resource
or an outsourced IT team.

Change Is Stressful

A change management strategy helps you plan ahead for a step-by-step implementation that reduces organizational stress and equips workers with the knowledge they need to navigate any change successfully.

The Relationship Between Business Sustainability and Success

While supply chain issues and the competition for top talent will linger for many years, organizations must restructure themselves to be sustainable so that they can pivot and adapt quickly when the market conditions change in unpredictable ways. Effective processes and technologies that support employees and organizational goals can help your organization become and remain sustainable.

Why Businesses Should Make Trust-Building a Priority

Trust is the bedrock upon which all economic, interpersonal and creative progress is built. If you can’t trust your people, processes or technologies, you run the risk of spending the majority of your time supervising rather than trailblazing

Common Misconceptions and Truths

Implementing Zero Trust Security within your business can help guard against data breaches, downtime, productivity loss, customer churn, and reputational damage.

Checklists

Smart Tech Acceleration Is Like A Financial Investment

Now that we’ve all had time to respond to the workforce-related challenges that the pandemic presented, it’s time for smart tech acceleration that goes beyond just meeting short-term objectives and considers your organization’s long-term vision, market trends and the role technology can play in moving key initiatives forward.

There Are Four Important Considerations to Make

A technology audit can help you better understand and identify gaps in your company’s security, compliance, and backup postures. Small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) can benefit significantly from a technology audit when determining the best way to refresh IT components.

In Your Technology Environment

Failing to keep up with the latest technology trends and current business practices can place your organization at risk, and simply investing in next-gen technologies doesn’t guarantee successful implementation either.

For Your Hybrid Workforce

While hybrid environments have advantages such as flexibility and good productivity, there are disadvantages like heightened cyber risks. These risks are especially conspicuous since many endpoints operate outside the secure corporate perimeter in a distributed work environment.

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If you experience a data breach, bringing systems back online and restoring data can be a huge challenge. On top of that, you’ll need to notify all affected clients that their data may have been compromised. That’s a tough position no small business owner wants to be in. By taking proactive steps for cyber incident prevention, you can dedicate more resources towards growing your business and avoid experiencing cyber incidents.

Data Security Risks Can Arise at Any Time and From Anywhere

Having a well-documented data security policy in place can help protect your employees, sensitive information, and customers from security breaches. To develop a holistic policy, it is important to analyze all the areas that could be a potential threat.

What’s Your Organizations Current Sustainability Posture

Every organization strives for growth, but if that growth isn’t sustainable, you’re only putting your company at risk. To put it simply, you should focus on scaling rather than fast growth.

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