The 3 Ps of business IT success: Planning, prevention, and protection

The 3 Ps of business IT success: Planning, prevention, and protection

Every company, whether a large enterprise or a mom-and-pop store, is at risk of an IT disaster. Almost every business stores data electronically. So, ask yourself: Have you considered the impact of a flood, an earthquake, hardware failure, or a cyberattack on your business?

How essential is disaster recovery to your operation? The Small Business Administration claims that 90% of companies fail within a year if they can't get back up and running within five days of being struck by a disaster.

Ways to ensure a successful migration to Office 365

Ways to ensure a successful migration to Office 365

Office 365 is Microsoft's top-notch, productivity-boosting tool for enterprises. Microsoft is still on track to reach its ambitious goal -- a $20 billion revenue run rate for its commercial cloud services, mainly due to Office 365’s built-in security, continuous compliance, larger inbox storage space, and no upfront monthly costs for small- and mid-sized businesses (SMBs).

When migrating to the platform, it’s important to plan carefully, otherwise you risk not getting the returns you expected.

Finding the right cloud hosting solutions based on your needs

Finding the right cloud hosting solutions based on your needs

Seamless online presence is an essential prerequisite for any modern business. This calls for the right web hosting solution that boosts website performance and provides uninterrupted network connectivity.

Cloud hosting has been around for a while, but has just recently started gaining traction in the web hosting space among small- and medium-sized businesses.

Preventative Measures: Why You Need Proactive IT Support

Preventative Measures: Why You Need Proactive IT Support

Companies need IT support to ensure their computers and network systems for key business activities continue working effectively and without glitches.

The most popular model for small and medium-sized businesses to get their IT support is a break/fix arrangement, which is exactly what it sounds like: When something breaks, an IT technician comes and fixes it.

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.

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.

Why your business should use a VoIP phone system

Why your business should use a VoIP phone system

For years, companies didn’t have much of a choice when it came to their phones. Either they had to make do with a traditional system or invest in a bulky, expensive PBX system. The problem was that neither solution was ideally suited to small- and medium-sized businesses.

5 signs your company needs an IT upgrade

5 signs your company needs an IT upgrade

When was the last time your company overhauled its computers, servers, applications, and other pieces of crucial IT infrastructure? Sure, you may think you can get by with five-year-old PCs running on Windows XP and outdated software, but putting off upgrades might actually be hurting your business more than you realize.