Networked computers provide all sorts of great features and functions that actually do make the workplace more productive. But make no mistake, if you’re not diligent about securing your entire system, “better-smarter-faster” can come with unanticipated costs no small-to-medium business owner can afford. The breaches at Target and Home Depot offer all the proof anyone should need.Read more »
Managed IT Services Blog
It’s no secret that many people view the world of IT as a giant mystery. Even some very successful business managers are often in the dark when it comes to how their company’s IT actually “works.”
Businesses often rely on an in-house person or team to handle their IT needs, which can be a great. But how do you truly know if you’re getting everything you need with in-house IT?Read more »
Many small and medium businesses think their IT person has installed all the modern protections against malware. They’ve installed antivirus software and configured email filters to keep virus-laden spam out before it reaches anybody’s inbox. Plus, the firewall keeps out unwanted visitors. In short, those businesses feel comfortable with their IT security.
Unfortunately, It’s simply not enough to prevent intrusions using passive protection methods. Keeping your entire IT infrastructure secure is a lot to ask of the IT department at most small businesses. Outsourced security from a managed IT services provider, however, can put a small army of security experts between you and network threats.
Delegating responsibility can be one of the biggest challenges to growth faced by small and medium business owners. One person – you or your staff – just can’t do everything in today’s always-on, interconnected world. When your company’s IT infrastructure isn’t running as it should, though, it becomes almost impossible for your business to function.