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Outsourcing Your IT: When Is It Time?

Outsourcing Your IT: When Is It Time?

As your company grows, you will need to decide whether to outsource your IT and if so, when. If you don’t necessarily know, that’s fine. There are a lot of factors that go into the decision, and it isn’t one you want to take lightly. Let’s go over some of the benefits of IT outsourcing and what factors might contribute to making that decision.

Why You Should Care about Hardware Lifecycles

Why You Should Care about Hardware Lifecycles

Maximizing return on investment is a key priority with every area of your business, but it’s not always easy to determine when it’s time to get rid of old IT hardware. Like everything else, all hardware devices have a predefined lifecycle, which is typically determined by the manufacturer.

Cloud Migration Considerations for IT Leaders

Cloud Migration Considerations for IT Leaders

Although on-premises data centers remain relevant in niche applications, the cloud represents the obvious next step in the evolution of small-business computing. Migrating to the cloud offers a considerable reduction in overheads, practically unlimited scalability, and the freedom for your employees to work anywhere, without having to be tied down to a desk.

Why Your Business Needs a Managed Firewall

Why Your Business Needs a Managed Firewall

You probably know that a firewall helps protect your network from unauthorized traffic. It is a critical component of any network, including both home and business networks. However, consumer firewalls, such as those that ship with modern operating systems, are designed to protect only one computer rather than a whole network.

When was the last time you reviewed vendor contracts?

When was the last time you reviewed vendor contracts?

According to Cisco’s 2017 Cybersecurity Annual Report, 8 of the 22 organizations surveyed lost up to 20% of their revenue as a result of a data breach. As 2017 sees more work done online, more attacks due to system vulnerabilities are to be expected. This means that business owners need to beef up their security if they want to make it through the year.