Category Archives: Business Value

The Hidden Costs of Hiring the Wrong Managed IT Support Company

In general, hiring the wrong person for any job comes with regrets later on. While the reasons for recruiting and the circumstances surrounding the entire hiring process may be different, the fact is a bad hire means terrible business and some nonfinancial costs. In this case, we are talking about the wrong managed IT support […]

7 Foundational Cybersecurity Controls Every Business Needs

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According to the Center for Internet Security (CIS), there are 20 cybersecurity controls that are necessary for a secure IT environment. And, every business, no matter its size and even with a seemingly simple IT infrastructure, needs at least seven of these controls to set the right foundation to minimize the risk of a cyberattack. […]

How to Sell Cybersecurity to Your Management Team

Getting your management team concerned about cybersecurity is a difficult task, especially if you are just starting. While the task may be daunting, it doesn’t change the fact that humans are your cybersecurity’s weakest points. A little misstep on a worker’s part, a click on a phishing link or connection of an infected flash drive […]

5 Benefits of Skype for Business

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Office 365 is Microsoft’s cloud subscription-based version of its productivity software suite created for teams and organizations that want to get things done fast. With all the good benefits of Office 365 — primarily the integration of Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, OneNote and One Drive into one package – many businesses have switched to Office […]

6 Signs Your IT Department Needs Outside Help

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Technology is an integral part of all businesses, no two ways about it. And that means that organizations with internal IT departments face an uphill challenge of keeping up with IT demands, from big-picture planning to daily support. In a dream world, a business would have abundant financial resources to invest on well-trained staff and […]

What is a Virtual CIO (vCIO) and why your business should have one

What is a Virtual CIO

Chief Information Officers (CIOs) are vital to companies, regardless of the company’s market niche. With technology and information accounting for most assets of every business, there’s the need for deliberate effort, as well as effective strategic leadership to manage such information and technology across a business. However, not every business has the financial power to […]

How Microsoft Teams Can Transform Business Collaboration

Microsoft Teams Chat

If you are an Office 365 subscriber, have you heard of Microsoft Teams? Truth is, most Office 365 users are unaware they have access to a very powerful team collaboration platform. There have been virtual workspace applications designed to make team collaboration integration possible (think projects and document collaboration, e.g. chat and video/calls). But when […]

The Importance of a Good IT Budgeting Strategy for SMBs

IT Budgeting Strategy for Small Business

Budgeting is an annual process in all businesses, whether big or small. You sit down and analyze how much you spent the previous year, and see how much you will have to pay the following year to meet the present requirements. Of course, for small-medium businesses, the budget is pretty low as compared to global […]

Is It Time for Your Business to Get an IT Security Audit?

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What causes cybersecurity breaches? Many companies use outdated and poorly configured technology, and bad employee cybersecurity habits to protect themselves from hackers. This has led to a high profile of breaches in companies’ data, putting the reputation of most organizations at risk. According to McAfee, companies and consumers lose as much as $575 billion every […]

CEO fraud: The No. 1 cybersecurity vulnerability your business is ignoring

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With so many hacking attacks striking businesses from all sides, many people forget that not all threats come in the form of a virus or malware. In addition, businesses must also watch out for scams and frauds, particularly CEO fraud. CEO fraud has been on the rise over the last several years. Companies are losing […]