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3 Simple IT Technology Tips to Help Your Small Business Grow

Consider Moving Your In-House Server to the Cloud

You’ve probably heard of “the cloud” or “cloud storage” but what really is the cloudTechopedia defines Cloud Storage as a “computing model which data is stored on remote servers accessed from the internet, or ‘cloud’.” When implemented correctly, cloud services offer many benefits to help grow your small business including saving your business money and help provide a future-proof platform to grow on. Still not sure if the cloud is right for your business? Let us help you assess whether “the cloud” is right for your business!

Invest in Malware Security

Between the Equifax breachWannaCry ransomware attack, the Spectre and Meltdown vulnerabilities, and more, the issue of cybersecurity is more important now more than ever. In fact 54% of businesses were breached in 2017. However, you can help protect against infection by following a few pointers:

  1. Keep Java, Flash, and other 3rd party applications up to date
  2. Use our Next Gen Endpoint Detection and Response (EDR) application instead of antiquated antivirus software.
  3. Keep Windows up to date with Windows Update
  4. Use the latest version of your favorite Internet browser like Google Chrome.

Looking for someone to help your small business with cybersecurity? Call us today to see if we can help you!

Check the Age of Your Server and Workstations

Do you have a Windows 2008 server powering your network for your business, or any Windows 7 devices still in use? Microsoft has ended support for their Windows Server 2008 and Windows 7 operating systems leaving your server and desktops/laptops at risk to hackers and cybersecurity attacks. To protect your business we suggest upgrading and migrating your server to Windows Server 2019, either in-house or in the cloud, and your desktops/laptops to Windows 10 right awayContact Us for a free, no obligation network audit to see how your network server is running today!

We Invest in Best Practices

When it comes to our clients’ data, we take best practices seriously. That’s why we protect our managed clients’ servers with the absolute best in class backup and disaster recovery appliances. In the event of a hardware failure, we’re able to get our clients back in business in minutes by spinning up your server either locally on the appliance or in the cloud.