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IT Talent Costs Rise as Global Demand Spikes

Today’s global labor shortage, accompanied by rising inflation rates, has exponentially increased the cost of hiring and retaining skilled workers across all industries.   As we move into 2022, 46% of employers cite the need to offer higher wages to attract talent,...

What Is the “Log4j” Vulnerability

Over this past week, you may have heard mention in the news about the “Log4j” issue. Log4j refers to a common software utility that’s commonly found on many web services. Its intended use is for logging the health and activity of those web services for administrators,...

Understanding Cybersecurity Insurance

Cybersecurity insurance is a no-brainer for most mid-size and growing businesses. This insurance policy helps protect organizations from the financial and legal consequences of security incidents such as cyberattacks and data compromise. While cybersecurity insurance...

Avoid Becoming a Cybersecurity Statistic

Companies face a variety of threats to data and digital operations. Data is the world’s most valuable resource, so it’s essential to protect it from any threats that may come your way. Cybersecurity is about defending your networks, systems, and applications from...

CFO Guide: Investing in a Cyber Security Strategy That Works

Today, customer trust is no longer rooted in a strong gut feeling and someone’s good word. In every industry, data is key to delivering and optimizing customer service delivery. Business leaders are responsible for protecting a breadth of sensitive information that...

It Security

Your Data is on the Dark Web: Now What?

The anonymity of the dark web is what makes it dangerous. It allows hackers to roam without surveillance, making it the center for illicit activities. Understanding the dark web, data breaches, how to react if your sensitive data is exposed, and how to prevent your...

Microsoft 365

Microsoft Teams Voice 101: Tips & Tricks

Microsoft Business Voice, or more commonly referred to as Teams Voice, is an add-on for Microsoft Teams that transforms Teams into a complete VoIP phone system. Teams Voice is an excellent option for businesses that are already on Microsoft 365 and have standard phone...

MSP Private Cloud Migration Challenges & the Azure Solution

Are you unhappy with your IT provider’s service, performance, and company as a whole? Unfortunately, many business leaders answer “yes,” yet they remain customers for several years. Why? Because they feel they are “held hostage” to their Managed IT Service Provider’s...

Microsoft Teams Voice 101: The Basics

Microsoft Business Voice, or more commonly referred to as Teams Voice, is an add-on for Microsoft Teams that transforms Teams into a complete VoIP phone system. Teams Voice is an excellent option for businesses already on Microsoft 365 and has standard phone...

It Consulting

The Benefits of IT Consulting Services for Accounting Firms

Today’s technology offers many opportunities for accounting and CPA firms to improve operations and gain an edge over their competitors. However, how, and when companies leverage technology is key to driving the ROI of their IT investments. As a business leader,...

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Pros and Cons of IT Outsourcing: Is it Right for Your Business?

Pros and Cons of IT Outsourcing: Is it Right for Your Business?

Growing businesses are often challenged with questions such as, "Should I switch from in-house to an outsourced IT provider? What are the pros and cons of IT outsourcing?" Suppose your business is looking to invest in a managed service provider (MSP). In that case,...