Is your business ready for ERP?

Is your business ready for ERP?

ERP, or Enterprise Resource Planning, is often seen to be the domain of large businesses. However, with numerous new software solutions being released on a regular basis, small to medium businesses are quickly realizing the power of these back office automation and management tools.

How an MSP can help with your IT

How an MSP can help with your IT

When it comes to the technology in your business, it can often be a challenge to keep it running smoothly and working effectively. Frankly, many small business owners simply can’t keep up and their business can suffer as a result. To avoid this, one of the smartest things you can do is outsource your IT to a Managed Service Provider (MSP).

What is an MSP?

When small to medium businesses look to outsource the management of their technology, many turn to a Managed Services Provider.

8 tips for backing up your data – Part 1

8 tips for backing up your data – Part 1

One of the most important tasks a business can do is to back up its data. It’s really a matter of when you will lose important data, not if, and if it’s not backed up there is a good chance it will be gone forever. In an effort to avoid this, it is worth taking your data backup seriously.

Facebook’s new app privacy features

Facebook’s new app privacy features

Facebook has come a long way since its launch as a social network for college students. One of the biggest steps forward for the platform was the introduction of apps. These apps have been at the core of the company’s massive growth, but they do pose a bit of a security concern, especially since many of them request access to your profile and contact information.

Continuity metrics: RTO and RPO

Continuity metrics: RTO and RPO

When it comes to ensuring that your business will not only recover from the next disaster, but also be able to continue to operate, it is essential that you implement a business continuity plan (BCP). When developing and fine-tuning these plans there are a number of key metrics you should be aware of, with the two most important being RTO and RPO.

While both RTO and RPO are important elements of continuity plans, and they both sound fairly similar, they are actually quite different.

Using the Outlook.com alias feature

Using the Outlook.com alias feature

When it comes to being a spy, nothing is more important than a good alias. From Archer’s Chet Manley to James Bond’s James St. John Smythe, no secret agent is ever without one. When it comes to business however, it may seem like an alias is not so important, and at first glance it isn’t. That being said, there is a great alias feature available to Outlook.

Outlook Web App’s added features

Outlook Web App’s added features

Ever wonder how we managed without email? Having been a vital part of businesses for over a decade, email not only simplifies communication processes but has evolved into a versatile platform for collaboration too. One such service is the Outlook Web App for Office 365, which has just made document collaboration easier through its added features, ensuring your daily email routine is a little less painful.

iCloud’s two-step authentication

iCloud’s two-step authentication

When it comes to new technology, there is always concern when integrating it into existing business systems. This is especially true for cloud storage, where one of the most common concerns is over the security of the data being stored. One of the best ways to ensure the security of a cloud storage system is to employ two-factor authentication.

It’s that time of year again…

…when, as we’ve already seen around the country, the weather demonstrates its power, all too often with awful and tragic results. But it doesn’t take a hurricane or an F5 tornado for the weather to create problems… even the seasonal thunderstorm can create havoc for electronics – and that reminds us of the power and room environment issues we see every spring and through the summer.