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Company Wellness Programs Increase Employee Productivity with Gym Membership Benefits

Increase employee productivity with gym membership benefits

Happy employees make happy customers, but how do you make happy employees? Sometimes the answer doesn’t have to cost the company a lot of dollars per employee. Some studies are finding that you can make a happier workforce and increase employee productivity with gym membership benefits under what’s being dubbed as “Company Wellness Programs”. Proven “ROI” is estimated to be around $3 for every $1 spent on company wellness programs, and according to this article, one study showed an average savings of $650 per employee! (Here’s another article about a company who used a company wellness program to increase employee…

Network Security for Small Business

Network Security for Small Business

Network security for large businesses is a no-brainer. When the database of large corporations becomes compromised, protecting customer and sensitive data becomes daunting work, and it’s expensive. But what about network security for small business? Here’s an important example to consider. LinkedIn – 117 Million Usernames and Passwords Hacked If you haven’t yet heard about the LinkedIn hacked accounts, here’s a quick overview. Prior to 2012, the social media networking company, LinkedIn, did not have a high enough standard of security measures in place to ensure username and password security for its users. Recently, a hacker’s ad surfaced for the…

Is Ransomware a Real Threat for Small Business?

A hospital’s computer network in Hollywood was recently held ransom by a ransomware attack demanding $3.4 million to gain access back into their systems after the digital takeover. In the end, it ended up costing the hospital $17,000 in ransom to get business running again. With this tragic news of the latest Flash Player ransomware hack, you might be wondering; is ransomware a real threat to you, the “little guy.”  Is Ransomware a Real Threat to Small Businesses? Is ransomware a real threat to small businesses? The quick answer is, that depends. Don’t think that because you aren’t a multi-million…

Choosing a Good Managed Services Company for Business

choosing a good managed services company for business

Whether you’ve been in business for 2 weeks or 2 decades, choosing a good managed services company for business isn’t an easy task. Your business data is extremely valuable; trusting and choosing a good managed services company for business is something that should be thoroughly researched before signing any contract. Choosing a Good Managed Services Company for Business When you’re looking for a good managed services company for business, treat the process like a job interview. Don’t be afraid to ask questions; your business and livelihood are at stake if a data disaster hits. Here are a few important things…

Reduce System Downtime in a Disaster

Reduce System Downtime in a disaster

If your network were to suddenly go down, are you prepared? Do you understand how long it will take to recover your data from backup, restore it, and how much it could potentially cost your business if your backup system isn’t fine-tuned and your employees are left with nothing to do but twiddle their thumbs? Perhaps it’s time to get a better understanding of what a network crash could cost you and explore different ways you can reduce system downtime in a disaster. Reduce System Downtime in a Disaster – What’s it Going to Cost Without a Plan Let’s say…

Business Computer Network Security Tips – Pt II

business computer network security

Our last post touched on the first five business computer network security tips for protecting your business’ digital data. You can read Part I here. 5 More Business Computer Network Security Tips Use a password manager. Password managers act as a vault to store your passwords and can add an extra depth of security by auto-generating random, difficult to de-code passwords (as long as you don’t forget your master password). Never store any of your passwords digitally on any computer or server. Be warry of free Wi-Fi Hotspots. Often in crowded public places, free Wi-Fi hotspots will appear in your…

Ways to Reduce Data Breach Risks

Ways to Reduce Data Breach Risks

News about corporate and business data breaches have become commonplace in our newsfeeds. As the relationship between businesses and technology continue to streamline, it makes sense why hackers and cyber criminals would target corporations and small businesses alike. The large batches of sensitive information that is transmitted is a potential goldmine. As a business owner, you have an obligation to find ways to reduce data breach risks to protect your clients’ sensitive information. What Are They Looking For? The top three types of information that hackers and cyber criminals are looking for are: real names, Social Security numbers/government IDs, and…

What Network Monitoring Can Do for Your Business

Professional network monitoring is a very important service to have, especially if you own a small business. In many cases, a small business owner cannot afford to hire a dedicated in-house IT department. It is often a part time responsibility of a staff member. Because of this, they often experience frequent network issues and constant computer problems. A good alternative is to hire an IT managed services company that provides a network monitoring service. This helps to prevent potential network problems without costing a lot of money. Network Monitoring What is server network monitoring? This is not about monitoring what…