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5 Must Haves for Small business IT Support in Portland (Or Wherever You Run Your Business)

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Whether you’re just beginning, or reevaluating your small business’ digital infrastructure, there are some things you’ll want to consider adding to your checklist before signing an IT support contract. Here are 5 must haves for small business IT support in Portland (or wherever you run your business). Must-Haves for Small Business IT Support in Portland Customized Solutions. Does the company you’re considering only offer one-size-fits-all solutions? This gives little wriggle room for budget considerations. We think your IT support should be tailored for what you need. Fast and Friendly 24/7/365+ Tech Support. Every minute of downtime during a technical crisis…

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

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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…

Business Computer Network Security Tips – Part I

business computer network security

Like many in business computer network security is an important part of keeping your clients, customers and business data safe. Educating your administrative staff about in-house business computer network security policies goes a long way to make sure your security risks are minimized. Here are 5 Business Computer Network Security Tips Purchase a reputable antivirus software to be installed on the network, and install updates as soon as they are available. While this might seem obvious to most, many smaller businesses see this as an expense they can cut out when the budget is tight. Sadly, small businesses are no…

Apple iPhone 7 Rumors

The yearly tradition of guessing what Apple will come out with for their next iPhone release is always fun. But will the next release this year be the iPhone 7? What is expected? With last year’s April release of the Apple Watch, some wonder if the next newest release is scheduled to surface in March 2016 (one year anniversary). According to CNet.com, if there is a new release early this year, it would likely just be the iPhone 6C to replace the old iPhone 5S. So what about the iPhone 7? Consumers begin to anticipate the new iPhone models’ release…

Ways to Simplify – Less Mess, Less Stress

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Tax day, April 15, may be one of the most stressful days of the year for people who are less-than organized. Getting through tax season can be very telling and may reveal that there are areas in your life in which you need to find ways to simplify and reorganize. (Entrepreneur.com published an article with 25 ideas on ways to simplify your business.) If you are sighing a big relief that April 15 has come and gone, chances are, this might be for you. Where do I Simplify? The entire hour you spent searching for that receipt from February of…

EOS Windows Server 2003 OS – What This Means for Your Business

EOS Windows Server 2003 OS

If your business is still using one of the estimated 12 million servers still running Microsoft Windows Server 2003 OS as of July 2014, this is your wake-up call. Many businesses have not yet started developing their plan to migrate to a new server and when July 2015 hits, they won’t be ready. Microsoft will no longer support Windows Server 2003 OS What this means is that Microsoft will no longer create security patches, assist with technical support, or update the software or contents of the Windows Server 2003 software. They are essentially digging a 6-foot hole and burring this…

Moving Your Business? Use Business Relocation Services

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Moving your business to a new location is a great opportunity for a fresh start. It can also be stressful if you don’t have things organized and ready. Here are a few tips to consider integrating into your moving plan to reduce cost and stress: Take Photos of the New Office/Building – This will help you with planning out furniture arrangements. De-clutter – Never pay to move items you are no longer using, don’t need or may not have space for in the new place. Decide what can be sold and what just needs to be tossed. Meet with Employees…