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Category Archives: Technology in Your Business

Why your business needs a third party IT audit: The benefits of an in-depth IT analysis

A successful business requires an IT infrastructure and support system that facilitates the company's operations and future goals. Do you know what technology your company has in place? Can your IT systems support any business changes or growth plans? What technology challenges do your employees face? These are all questions that must be addressed in an IT audit, but there are many other aspects of your company's IT strategy that…
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4 ways your business can prepare for hurricane season: The importance of business continuity and disaster recovery strategies

Hurricane season doesn't end until November 30th, which means your business is still at risk for data loss, facility damages, downtime, and the many other inconveniences that accompany a natural disaster. Your organization should do a thorough examination of its processes and data to develop a Business Continuity Plan that can support operations when a disaster occurs. How will your employees continue working if your work site is inaccessible? If…
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Companies are embracing Next Gen firewalls, should you?

In today's technology landscape, everything is connected. Thus, everything is vulnerable to cyber threats if the necessary security measures are not in place. If you're a company with an IT solution, you're likely already using a firewall. However, is it effective? Do you know what firewall solution your company uses? Do you know what the technology protects against? Firewalls are standard security protocol among companies, but even firewalls can vary…
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Does your business need remote access technology?

    Remote access technology is an ambiguous term in today's technology marketplace. What would you say  if someone asked you, “How do you access your work email from your phone?” You may know exactly where and how your company's email is stored, but most of us would be confused by the question and even more confused as to why this caveman doesn't know how to download an application and…
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Exchange Online vs. in-house Exchange

Microsoft Office 365's debut in June 2011 forever changed the IT capabilities of small to medium size businesses. However, it also presented thousands of companies with the questions, "Should I switch from an on-site Exchange server to Office 365's cloud-based email solution?" and, "How do I compare Exchange Online and in-house Exchange?" It can be a comprehensive task to accurately compare Exchange Online and in-house Exchange. We have worked with…
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HubDoc: Application of the month

HubDoc is a software as a service (SaaS) tool that eliminates the headache of managing recurring bills and monthly statements. Essentially, HubDoc allows businesses to avoid wasting time entering data and focus their efforts on more strategic, proactive tasks. The cloud-hosted application allows businesses to securely store and access their financial documents from one central location. HubDoc automatically extracts key data from bills, statements, invoices, and receipts and is available…
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Application of the month: Bill.com

Bill.com is an application that allows businesses to receive, enter, approve, and pay bills all in one place. This application can be useful for any organization and is especially beneficial for small to medium sized businesses looking for an easier way to manage their accounts payable (APs) and receivables (ARs). Bill.com is a cloud-hosted application, which means your business can access all of the information stored on the application from…
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What are VoIP systems and what can they do for my business?

Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) can provide your businesses with the mobility and synergy necessary to enhance your organization’s communication. VoIP services can be easily integrated into your IT environment in a few different ways. What are VoIP (Voice over Internet Protocol) systems? VoIP (Voice over Internet Protocol) is a communication method gradually replacing traditional phone and legacy PBX (Private Branch Exchange) systems. VoIP converts the analog audio signals you…
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Data after delete

Previously, we wrote a blog called Data after death that asks the question: Where does all your personal and professional data go after you’re gone?  But what about the everyday disappearance of data? We sometimes treat our delete button like a magic wand, uncertain of the back story but sure that our words are gone forever once we click the X. But where does it really go and is it…
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Data after death

What happens to your data when you die? Learn more about data after death right here. Four years ago, Domo, a leader in data aggregation, created a telling infographic  on how much data is generated every minute.  Since then, they’ve updated the infographic three times to display the most accurate information.  Here are just a few statistics from Domo’s August 2015 edition of Data Never Sleeps: Every Minute – Amazon…
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