Small business owners who are not already on board the “cloud” may be missing out on a great opportunity to improve their business operations as well as profitability. Cloud computing has changed the landscape of business dramatically in the past few years. In order to reap the most rewards from technological advances, it is important first for business owners to understand what they are dealing with and how new technologies can improve the functionality of their business.

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Email is an important and necessary part of your business. It provides an economical and instant means of communicating with staff, customers, and vendors – that’s both simple to use and enables increased efficiency. An email policy is required to protect this necessary business tool.

An email policy is a legal document that details your organization’s definition of acceptable use for the company email system. It should indicate who emails can be received from or sent to, as well as outline what constitutes appropriate content for work emails.

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We maintain our computers similarly to how we maintain our own health – rarely do we take the time to learn about preventing health complications, and instead work to repair our health once we’ve become ill! We take care of our computers the same way, in that we rarely think about the safety or well-being of our data until something happens that leads to data loss or corruption. And when that does happen, how do you recover your lost computer files?

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If you own and operate a small business, lowering costs is an important part of keeping your company in the black. Cutting costs on your IT budget could inadvertently compromise your company’s security. Even though small businesses may not have all of the resources that large corporations do, they are still just as vulnerable to the same security threats. Here are some ways to help keep your small business secure:

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When determining the affordability and ROI of engaging with Managed IT Services Providers, small business owners often find themselves in a position of trying to balance a limited budget while making sure they have the proper tools to grow their business. It is a challenge many business owners face, in that they recognize the need for additional products or services that will allow their business to continue to thrive. However funds may be in short supply to achieve these goals. This is especially true today, when small business owners find financial institutions less willing to extend credit in the current economy.

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From start-ups to multi-billion dollar businesses, everyone is looking for ways to cut costs while turning a profit. In fact, many companies are just trying to keep things in the black, however that does not eliminate the need for practices that will improve and grow these businesses. Since few people have the expertise to manage much of today’s technology, a certain percentage of their budgets should be allocated to IT and software applications maintenance. Here are ways that Managed IT Services benefit small and medium businesses.

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The challenges that small businesses deal with never end — and for the small number of employees who have to take on these tasks, it can quickly get overwhelming. No wonder, then, that many small businesses have all but ignored the important task of developing a disaster recovery plan, which involves understanding the risks of the disasters that small businesses face, figuring out how best to prevent against the deleterious effects of these disasters, and implementing a business continuity solution to minimize downtime.

Importantly, the disasters that cause small organizations the most damage are the ones that many business owners may not consider to be all that common, such as hardware failure and power outages. This blog post aims to illuminate five common disasters that small businesses face, so that business owners have a sense of perspective when considering the importance of a disaster recovery strategy.

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An exploit for a recently patched Adobe Flash Player vulnerability has been added to the Angler exploit kit and it has been used by cybercriminals to deliver the file-encrypting ransomware known as TeslaCrypt.

The French security researcher who uses the online moniker “Kafeine” reported last week that an exploit for a Flash Player heap buffer overflow vulnerability (CVE-2015-8446) patched by Adobe on December 8 had been added to Angler. This flaw, reported by an anonymous researcher via the Zero Day Initiative (ZDI), was one of the 77 security issues resolved by Adobe with the release of Flash Player 20.0.0.228 and 20.0.0.235.

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Computer system is so critical to any business operations nowadays that if it is not handled properly, it can even shut down an entire Paris airport!

Apparently this is not a hoax or joke – an airport in 2015 shutting down because of a computer system. It is real and not that funny for the thousands of passengers who are left without their flight and similar problems are hiding in your company

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Seeing that we have a lot of comments on our Facebook and LinkedIn posts on “Why we recommend people against upgrading to Windows 10”, we decided to help those who have already fallen over to the “dark side” and are having problem with Windows 10.

There is a way for you to rollback from Windows 10 back to Windows 7 or 8 if you upgrade directly, and that is only if you do so within 30 days. There is a hack to extend the period to beyond 30 days however for today we will just talk about the basic.

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