How to choose the best MSP for your business

More and more business owners are discovering the importance of adopting efficient, flexible, and cost-effective IT systems. But as customers’ expectations evolve, so too does IT —sometimes becoming far too complex and demanding for businesses to manage on their own. This is why many companies partner with a managed IT services provider (MSP). MSPs defined […]

Why is it important to have a business continuity plan?

Many small- to medium-sized business (SMB) owners fail to prepare for major crises like flood and ransomware attacks. Disaster events can cause downtime, which can result in lost revenue and lower profits. In addition, SMBs that fail to recover quickly from disruption face the risk of losing their customers to their competitors. To prevent this […]

Easy tips to design an effective website

In a recent survey by Vistaprint, 42% of the 1,800 participants said that it was “very unlikely” for them to purchase from “ugly” websites. That’s not so surprising, given that there are plenty of visually appealing and user-friendly competitors’ websites that they can visit instead. If your business website fails to make a critical good […]

5 Business continuity errors to avoid

Business continuity plans (BCPs) are designed to protect an organization’s critical data in case of a crisis. But there is more to BCPs than securing data; it also entails making sure employees are safe during a disruption. If you want an infallible business continuity plan, cover every base and avoid the following mistakes. Mistake 1: […]

5 Business continuity threats to watch out for

Prior to the pandemic, many small- and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) were busy running their day-to-day operations and didn't put much thought into being ready to handle future downturns. However, the impact of COVID-19 stressed the importance of being prepared for disasters and highlighted the need for business continuity planning.

Should your business still leverage the public cloud?

In 2020, public cloud usage spiked as many businesses needed it to stay operational in the midst of the stay-at-home orders put in place in Charlotte, North Carolina. But after more than a year of using a public cloud platform, some companies are evaluating whether they should continue doing so or switch to private or hybrid clouds.

7 Steps to making your data hurricane-proof

Hurricanes are a common occurrence in many parts of the United States. Not only do they destroy property and endanger lives, but they can also disrupt your business’s operations. In this blog, we offer tips on how you can ensure fast access to your data following a disaster and immediately get back to business. Determine […]

Boost IT investment returns by avoiding these mistakes

Investing in new IT tools is one of the best ways to improve your business’s efficiency, data security, and ability to serve your customers. But it won’t always produce the outcomes you want if you go about it haphazardly. When purchasing new technology, make sure to avoid these mistakes. Spending without finding the perfect fit […]

Improve business resilience with these 3 IT tools

COVID-19 and the resulting stay-at-home orders have challenged the way businesses have traditionally operated. Suddenly, many companies had to adopt remote working arrangements and make other adjustments in order to stay operational. While lockdowns are already slowly being lifted, our experience of the pandemic highlights a very important lesson: organizations must make changes to build their resilience.