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6 Reasons to Move to Cloud Backups

Posted by Ben Daniels on May 22, 2017 11:00:00 AM

As cloud technologies continue to evolve, more and more businesses are using them to replace traditional applications and platforms that they used to fully own and administer themselves. One area of IT where hosted services have made huge strides in the past few years is backup and recovery solutions. Many companies are ditching their old tape-based backup systems for cloud-driven technologies that offer huge advantages compared to backup solutions that live in a local data center. Here are some of the reasons businesses should look into choosing a cloud-based backup solution.

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Topics: Cloud Computing, Cloud Migration

What is WannaCry Ransomware?

Posted by Amber Fugedi on May 18, 2017 11:00:00 AM

While the outcome from the WannaCry ransomware attack has reached into the billions of dollars, the one positive outcome is that there's an upsurge of upgrades for millions of older Windows PCs. 

There are businesses that are still recovering, WannaCry hit over 200,000 victims in 150 countries, leaving many organizations and individuals wondering if they are at risk. The WannaCry software locked out thousands from their computers in addition to demanding a $300 payment to restore their files.

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Topics: Cyber Security, Ransomware, Email Security

Let us show you the power of the cloud!

Posted by Ben Daniels on May 11, 2017 1:00:00 PM

One of the most important parts of a business infrastructure is phones. Even with email, texting, and social media, the tried and true telephone is still a lifeline for sales, marketing, and customer service when it comes to running a competitive business. With that said, the telephone is changing along with so many other traditional methods of communication. Traditional landlines are increasingly being replace with VoIP (Voice Over IP) solutions that use the internet as the backbone of telecommunications.

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Topics: Cloud Migration, Cloud Solutions

Your Customers Can't Afford to Wait and Neither Can YOU!

Posted by Carley Corraccio on May 8, 2017 11:00:00 AM

Imagine, you're running late for your son's birthday party.. all you need is a package of plates that you forgot to grab last week. Should be an easy in and out, right?

Wrong.There are only two registers open and the lines are huge! Looks like you better text your wife...

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Topics: small business

Introducing Common Cloud Concerns

Posted by Ben Daniels on May 1, 2017 11:00:00 AM

While cloud computing has become far more prolific and matured greatly over the past five years, there are still some concerns about hosting software in the cloud, mostly around security and privacy. Handing over important data to another company worries some people. Corporate executives might hesitate to take advantage of a cloud computing system due to concerns (perceived or real) about another organization having control of their businesses data.

Many of these concerns are unwarranted as cloud hosting companies have some of the most sophisticated IT security measure available and ensuring their customers data is secure is a key component of their overall business strategy. After all, their reputation is riding on protecting their customer’s data and services.

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Topics: Cloud Computing, Cloud Migration

Cloud Phone System for your Business

Posted by Ben Daniels on Apr 28, 2017 3:00:00 PM

One of the most important parts of a business infrastructure is phones. Even with email, texting, and social media, the tried and true telephone is still a lifeline for sales, marketing, and customer service when it comes to running a competitive business. With that said, the telephone is changing along with so many other traditional methods of communication. Traditional landlines are increasingly being replace with VoIP (Voice Over IP) solutions that use the internet as the backbone of telecommunications.

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Topics: Hosted Phones, mobility, mobile workstation, Cloud Solutions

What's hype and what's real in futuristic workplace tech?

Posted by Faith Zeller on Apr 24, 2017 11:00:00 AM

The rise of the cyborgs

It used to be we worried that we might not be able to prepare our children to do jobs that hadn’t yet been invented. Now that seems like a nice problem to have compared to the alternatives: no jobs for our children to do because the robots will be taking over.

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Topics: Technology, Latest Tech

10 Tips to Protect Your Business and Customers

Posted by Zac Maddocks on Apr 24, 2017 9:00:00 AM

Data privacy is an important aspect of business information technology. It deals with the ability an organization or individual has, in determining what data in a computer system can be shared with third parties. Individuals need to have the means to exercise their right to privacy and to protect themselves and their information from abuse. Hackers will differ on what information they are attempting to steal, so it is important to take the appropriate measures to protect all data.  If you take the following precautions, you can get your peace of mind back that your private information stays private.

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Topics: privacy settings, Data protection

The Real Impact of the Unicorn Craze

Posted by Amber Fugedi on Apr 21, 2017 2:00:00 PM

By now you’ve probably heard or seen something about the magical unicorn drink at Starbucks.  This pink and blue Frappuccino is causing quite the commotion on the internet, but what makes it so special? Is it the unique coloring, the actual taste or that its only available for a limited time?  Well for between $5 to $7 you could find out!

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Topics: Local Community

How I Saved My Company's Energy Bill By a Third!

Posted by Rebecca Arpin on Apr 20, 2017 11:00:00 AM

Everyone likes to save money, but that seems to be getting harder as technology advances.  There is a constant release of new devices and software that become necessary for a business’ success. These upgrades require increased energy usage, driving electricity bills through the roof.   So, what does that mean for your business? Keeping up with these advances is costly, but so is not staying on top of it all.  It is possible to do both, just by making small energy efficient changes can cut your electricity bill significantly.  Here are a few ways to do so:

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Topics: Technology, Tips, Latest Tech

4 Ways Outsourcing IT Can Help Your Business Grow!

Posted by Marvin Louis on Apr 17, 2017 8:00:00 AM
As a small business owner, growth is everything to you, right? 

This may seem challenging at times, especially when you have many aspects to focus on expanding. Marketing, product production, and service development are all essential during your expansion process.

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Topics: Managed IT Services, IT outsourcing

How to Eliminate Wi-Fi Dead Spots

Posted by Lindsay Hilliard on Apr 13, 2017 10:00:00 AM

We’ve all been there: the day before a big meeting with what seems like not enough time to finish preparation. You’ll get it done though, even if it requires staying late in the office or finishing it up at home, but what if your Wi-Fi suddenly decides to not cooperate? Don’t panic, here are some quick ways to test your Wi-Fi connection and even improve it.

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Topics: Business Continuity, Tips, WiFi, Tutorials

How YOU Are Wasting Money and Cloud Services Can Help

Posted by Carley Corraccio on Apr 10, 2017 11:00:00 AM


Cloud computing has been a hot topic in both consumer and enterprise technology, especially over the last few years. But how much of it is real and how much is just a bunch of hype?

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Topics: Cloud Computing

Support Veterans with PTSD

Posted by Faith Zeller on Apr 7, 2017 9:00:00 AM

Let’s play out a day in each of our normal lives, we go to work come home, have dinner, conversation and enjoy laughter with our friends and loved ones.  This is the true American dream, right?  What is the cost of this dream?  For you, it’s a mortgage, car payments, working long hours at work.  Ahhh… but that is not the real cost, it’s someone else’s life. 

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Topics: Local Community, Nutmeg Cares

How to Cool Down A Laptop

Posted by Zac Maddocks on Apr 4, 2017 8:00:00 AM

If you ever sat in bed or on the couch and used a laptop as the name suggests, you may have you noticed that after a short while it starts to get hot. No need to worry, this is a common problem and we have some solutions to keep it from heating up too much. Below we have compiled some tips to keep that laptop cool to allow you to remain productive.

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Topics: Technology, Tutorials

OMG! Are you doomed for Tax Day?

Posted by Amber Fugedi on Mar 30, 2017 11:00:00 AM

While March comes to an end, tax season continues. This time of year, can be especially stressful for business owners.

Imagine this.

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Topics: Business Continuity, Tips

Telecom Trends That Could Affect Your Business

Posted by Ben Daniels on Mar 27, 2017 10:00:00 AM

Even with all the evolving technology and new applications coming to market, telephones are still one of the most fundamentally important tools any business can have. They are a primary communications device and still a majority core platform for both sales and service. While telephones are not going anywhere, business telecommunications is evolving and changing. Here are some industry changes and trends that could affect the telecommunications at your business.

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Topics: unified communications, Communication Solutions

Why Make the Switch to a Cloud Based Business Phone System?

Posted by Carley Corraccio on Mar 23, 2017 11:00:00 AM

I’m sure you’ve heard the word “cloud” referring to technology about a thousand times now. However, has anyone ever actually plain out explained what it is to you?

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Topics: Cloud Computing, Cloud Migration

Tax Deductions Your Small Business Needs to Know About

Posted by Carley Corraccio on Mar 20, 2017 10:30:00 AM

Don’t overload your small business needs. Let's clean a few of our many expenses up together! We promise nothing you write off will send you off to jail, just sit down relax, and save money.

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Protect Yourself While Filing Your Taxes

Posted by Ben Daniels on Mar 16, 2017 11:00:00 AM

The IRS needs your help.

Partnering with taxpayers, individual states, and the tax industry, they have proposed a plan to begin working together to protect your federal and state tax accounts from identity thieves.

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Topics: Data protection, Cyber Security, Tips

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