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AI Can Dramatically Improve Your Business Operations

AI Can Dramatically Improve Your Business Operations

AI has infiltrated the zeitgeist in a way that few technologies have. It’s rare to hear about anyone who has no opinion on how it should or should not be used. Businesses, however, can take full advantage of the situation and capitalize on the use of AI in operations and products. Today, we want to explore the opportunity businesses have to use AI to add value to their offerings.

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Don’t Let Tech Troubles Bring You Summertime Blues

Don’t Let Tech Troubles Bring You Summertime Blues

With the summer months comes the promise of fun… why would you want to stress about your technology during that time? To help prevent this, we’ve put together some tricks to protect your devices… both from cybersecurity issues and from the weather.

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The State of the IoT for Businesses in 2024

The State of the IoT for Businesses in 2024

The Internet of Things (IoT) is no longer a futuristic concept. It's here, and it's transforming the way businesses operate in 2024. From manufacturing to healthcare, IoT applications are making waves. They're enabling real-time data collection and analysis, leading to smarter decision-making. 

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Smart Devices on Your Network? Here's How to Deal with Them

Smart Devices on Your Network? Here's How to Deal with Them

Businesses everywhere are adding smart devices to their IT, and for good reason. They offer convenience and efficiency but can pose a significant network security risk. These devices, part of the Internet of Things (IoT), often lack robust security features. This makes them an attractive target for cybercriminals.

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Co-Managed IT Can Help Alleviate Some Technology Troubles

Co-Managed IT Can Help Alleviate Some Technology Troubles

If your organization has an internal IT department, chances are they're managing a complex infrastructure while being understaffed and overworked. This isn't a criticism; it's simply the reality for many SMBs (we understand this well). We can ease the burden on your IT team and streamline your technology management.

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The 3-2-1 Rules Over Data Redundancy

The 3-2-1 Rules Over Data Redundancy

We cover data backup and disaster recovery quite a bit, and you might be familiar with some of the terms and strategies we discuss. Today, we’re taking a deeper dive into the 3-2-1 rule and its crucial role in your business’ disaster recovery plan. Let's explore how the 3-2-1 rule can strengthen or weaken your data infrastructure.

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New Battery Types Challenge Conventional Thinking

New Battery Types Challenge Conventional Thinking

As smartphones, tablets, and wearable devices become more advanced, the demand for efficient, longer-lasting, and faster-charging batteries continues to grow. Today, we explore the future of batteries for mobile technology and the innovations set to transform this market.

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How to Handle a Lost or Stolen Smartphone

How to Handle a Lost or Stolen Smartphone

One of the most stressful situations one can imagine these days is losing a smartphone—especially because it is likely connected to your banking apps, social media, images, and so much more. We’ll walk you through some tips you can implement to locate your lost or stolen device.

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Here are Five Ways Faster Internet Helps Your Business

Here are Five Ways Faster Internet Helps Your Business

Internet speeds have been increasing over the past few years as more people do more online. This enhancement in speed brings several benefits to businesses of all types. Let’s look at five benefits businesses can take advantage of with higher Internet speeds. 

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Voice over IP: Changing Communications One Office at a Time

Voice over IP: Changing Communications One Office at a Time

Communications are incredibly important for businesses, but it’s easy to let the other parts of your technology infrastructure take priority. One of the greatest ways businesses can prioritize communications and cut costs is by implementing a VoIP ( Voice over Internet Protocol) system. With the right setup, your business can revolutionize its telephony system and streamline communications across your organization.

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If You Want to Insure Your Business, You’re Going to Need MFA

If You Want to Insure Your Business, You’re Going to Need MFA

Certain businesses have taken a much closer interest in cybersecurity… those businesses being business insurance providers. Many will now only provide coverage if your business maintains certain cybersecurity standards. One key tool they want to see is multi-factor authentication, or MFA.

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How You Can Benefit from Business Analytics

How You Can Benefit from Business Analytics

For modern businesses, data is king. It's the driving force behind decision-making, strategic planning, and competitive advantage. Enter business analytics.

This powerful tool transforms raw data into meaningful insights, but how can you use small business analytics for yourself?

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BDR is the Cheat Code to Business Resiliency

BDR is the Cheat Code to Business Resiliency

There is an almost comical laundry list of problems that all businesses should be prepared for, but what’s not funny whatsoever is what happens when you fail to do so. The term “BDR” is often used as an umbrella term to describe what kind of preparation your organization needs, and today, we want to dive into some of the details that you should know.

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Do What You Need to Do to Make Phishing a Non-Issue

Do What You Need to Do to Make Phishing a Non-Issue

If you are a consistent reader of this blog, it will not surprise you that we think of phishing as one of the most significant threats that impact businesses today, regardless of their size or industry. Understanding this threat and implementing effective prevention measures is vital for safeguarding your organization. Let's go into how you can minimize the impact of phishing schemes and protect your business.

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The Department of Homeland Security will Use AI, Here’s How?

The Department of Homeland Security will Use AI, Here’s How?

With artificial intelligence becoming a household conversation starter across the country, it’s no wonder the technology has become a key part of operations for countless entities. It’s used in business, education, civic life, and elsewhere… including the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. How is the US DHS using AI to promote the security of everyday Americans?

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Inventory Management: the Key to Effective Business Logistics

Inventory Management: the Key to Effective Business Logistics

Regarding business logistics, inventory management is a significant contributing factor you cannot avoid. It keeps your operations running well, regardless of what type of business you run. Your company will always need its inventory, and managing it effectively and efficiently can save on costs, improve service levels, and promote overall business success.

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Use These Security Tips the Next Time You Travel for Work

Use These Security Tips the Next Time You Travel for Work

Travel has become a common occurrence for many employees and business professionals. Yet despite the travel, their responsibilities do not get put on halt. Whether it’s for a conference, a professional development workshop, or visiting a potential client or vendor, chances are you’ll bring technology with you. It’s up to you to ensure that it is kept safe from today’s rampant cyberthreats.

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Three Qualifications You Should Look for in an MSP

Three Qualifications You Should Look for in an MSP

Many small and medium-sized businesses have serious difficulties when they try to balance their technology needs against the limited resources at their disposal. Fortunately, this serious issue can be resolved effectively by working with a managed service provider (or MSP). The approach that these professionals take outpaces the value that more traditional forms of IT support have been able to offer—whether that support is through an external provider or even an in-house team.

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Use Your Business Technology for Better Change Management Efforts

Use Your Business Technology for Better Change Management Efforts

Whether you like it or not, change comes for us all—particularly for businesses. Any organization that hopes to see any significant growth or innovation will be subject to change. Your organization should be capable of working with change, and when it comes to factors that can influence how well you adapt to change, there is no greater tool than your company’s IT.

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Technology Can Help Promote Improved Worker Wellness

Technology Can Help Promote Improved Worker Wellness

Being a part of the workforce today comes with its share of challenges. Various stressors, both related to work and outside of it, can significantly affect an employee's performance. Therefore, it's crucial for companies to prioritize their team's well-being, and one effective approach is by embracing and promoting the use of technology to make workers’ tasks easier to manage.

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