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What is an SSL Certificate and Does My Company Need One?

Posted by Gregory Wolf on May 2, 2017 10:00:00 AM

Information Security continues to be a top priority with enterprises worldwide. One of the first things you can do to help increase information security is to implement an SSL certificate for your website and email server.

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Topics: Insider, Small Business

Does Your Small Business Really Need IT Support?

Posted by Gregory Wolf on Mar 14, 2017 10:00:00 AM

Most small businesses utilize desktop computing technology in order to perform their daily tasks. Businesses that get hampered by network outages, desktop PC problems or application performance issues risk interrupting the workflow of the entire enterprise.

For this reason alone, small businesses must seek out the best managed IT support services in their area. Having a trusted partner to help solve your IT problems is an absolute necessity. While some may disagree, this leads us to an important question:

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Topics: Small Business, IT Support

Can A System Breakdown Put Your Business In A Crisis?

Posted by Gregory Wolf on Feb 21, 2017 4:45:50 PM

Organizations must evaluate their IT systems and identify the devices or services that could bring your internal workflows to a grinding halt.

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Topics: Small Business

Cloud Computing Can Streamline Your Business Processes, Here's How:

Posted by Gregory Wolf on Dec 7, 2016 8:00:00 AM

Now more than ever, organizations are implementing cloud services that are designed to streamline enterprise workflows. While businesses are rushing to implement SaaS solutions, many do so without the help of a trusted partner. As a result, enterprises are unable to validate the security measures being used to protect data that is stored within the cloud.

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Topics: Small Business, Cloud Computing

Asset Management: How to Keep Track of Your IT Assets

Posted by Gregory Wolf on Nov 8, 2016 8:00:00 AM

As your organization begins to grow, keeping track of your assets becomes a critical task. Although most employees can be trusted, IT equipment can mysteriously disappear prompting many CIOs to inquire about how they can keep better track of their investments in technology.

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Topics: Small Business, Managed IT

Evaluating the Impact of PowerShell Going Open Source

Posted by Gregory Wolf on Sep 7, 2016 8:00:00 AM

Microsoft has recently announced that PowerShell will now be available as an open source application. As a result, PowerShell can now be used on Mac and Linux architectures. More specifically, Microsoft says that the new open source PowerShell will work with the following platforms:

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Topics: Small Business

The Pros & Cons of Hosted Exchange Servers vs. Office 365

Posted by Gregory Wolf on Aug 30, 2016 8:00:00 AM

With organizations having to choose between hosted Exchange Servers and Office 365, decision makers are left asking one important question: Which enterprise email solution is best for my company?

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Topics: Small Business

Understanding Firewalls and Why Your Small Business Needs One

Posted by Gregory Wolf on Aug 23, 2016 8:00:00 AM

Should you buy a firewall for your small business? Let’s be honest, do you even know what a firewall can provide for your business? If you’re unsure of the answers, you aren’t alone.

An NCSA study shows that only 4% of Americans fully understand the concept of a firewall and the level of protection that they can provide to an enterprise. What’s more surprising is that 44% of respondents said that they have zero understanding of a firewall at all, meaning that they are unable to describe the basic functionality of the device. We're here to help you discover exactly what a firewall is and how it can help your small business:

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Topics: Small Business, Safety & Security

PowerShell: How This Simple Scripting Language Can Automate System Administration

Posted by Gregory Wolf on Aug 9, 2016 8:00:00 AM

Microsoft PowerShell has proven to be the most flexible method of automating a variety of administrative tasks on a Windows system — anything that you can do with a mouse and keyboard on a Windows machine can be scripted using PowerShell.

Because of this, administrators commonly utilize PowerShell cmdlets (pronounced: command-lets), which automate tasks such as unlocking passwords, manipulating SQL data and much more.

Since PowerShell has been included as a native CLI into every modern version of Windows, PowerShell provides familiarity for those using it on Windows Server, Windows Desktops or with cloud connected infrastructure.

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Topics: Small Business

The Most Common Contributing Factors to Cloud Outages

Posted by Gregory Wolf on Jul 26, 2016 8:00:00 AM

Cloud service providers such as Microsoft Azure, Amazon Web Services, and Google Cloud Platform host some of the biggest apps and websites on the internet today. When one of these services encounters downtime, the impact of the outage can be detrimental to the goals of an organization utilizing the cloud infrastructure.

In practice, cloud computing offers businesses more upside in terms of cost, flexibility, and ease of use. Being able to spin up virtual machines without having to worry about physical constraints in your on-site datacenter can allow organizations to scale rapidly.

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Topics: Small Business