What to look for in a managed services provider

What to look for in a managed services provider

Chances are you're like a growing number of business owners who have decided to hand over their IT management to a managed services provider (MSP) because you were tired of dealing with technology troubles on a daily basis.

Outsourcing many of your IT-related responsibilities to an MSP will allow you to concentrate on other important aspects of your business.

3 Surprising applications of blockchain

3 Surprising applications of blockchain

Most people associate blockchain technology with Bitcoin, the infamous digital currency that rose to fame in 2017. But blockchain technology is not tied to financial transactions, and it’s creating all sorts of exciting opportunities for faster, more secure information exchange — see for yourself!

What is blockchain?

Blockchain, like the cloud, is more of a concept than a specific piece of software or hardware.

Why your SMB needs an MSP

Why your SMB needs an MSP

For years, small- and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) have relied solely on their in-house IT department to source, install, and maintain the technology systems that support their business activities. And in theory, this makes sense -- why seek outside help when your tech-related services and support can be taken care of internally?

But as times change, more companies are seeing the benefits of outsourcing their IT functions to managed services providers (MSPs). They’re companies staffed by IT specialists who fix issues immediately, answer questions quickly, and find ways to prevent tech problems from ever happening in the first place.

Google Drive improves comment feature

Google Drive improves comment feature

Google recently launched a new feature on Google Drive that will improve collaboration. Users can now use a combination of Microsoft Office and G Suite while working with their teammates and clients. This update allows them to conveniently comment on Office files, images, and PDFs in the ‘Preview’ pane of Drive.

3 SMB-friendly software solutions that pay for themselves

3 SMB-friendly software solutions that pay for themselves

Every aspect of business, from sales to customer service, can be improved with the right software solutions, but many business owners are still reluctant to invest in new technology.

Let’s say you have an employee who needs to record client data. He’s been using a spreadsheet to track everything, but the process isn’t very efficient and is prone to error.

Fighting ransomware with virtualization

Fighting ransomware with virtualization

Ransomware takes your data hostage and demands a payment for its recovery. While it may seem like there’s no other choice but to pay the ransom, you should never give in to the hacker’s demands. Before the next wave of ransomware comes around, it’s important to protect your business with virtual disaster recovery solutions.

Why UPS is necessary for network equipment

Why UPS is necessary for network equipment

Fire, flood, storm, and other disasters can lead to power failure and productivity loss. Using uninterruptible power supply (UPS) for computers ensures you never lose unsaved work, but without internet, you’re practically crippled. To avoid that dilemma, we highly recommend using UPSs for your networking equipment, including cable modems, wireless access points, and routers.