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11/29/2018

We are seeing a huge, definitive shift toward more technology-driven businesses in the modern IT world we are coming into now. More and more businesses are bringing in cloud as a component of their operations strategy, using web capabilities,leveraging…

11/20/2018

With hurricanes and snowstorms hitting communities along the east coast repeatedly, the last couple of years were some of the worst in history. Most times, the damage is irreconcilable. While it might seem trivial to think about cloud storage…

11/14/2018

“Should I upgrade my Microsoft Office version or subscribe to Office 365?” This is a question we get asked often when we meet with our clients.  “Should our company subscribe to Office 365, or should we just keep purchasing…

11/13/2018

You’d think that in an era of increasing cybersecurity risks, disaster recovery and other such business-critical initiatives would be well-funded. Sadly, they’re not. (In fact, according to CIO Insight, 40 percent of companies still don’t have a documented disaster…

10/26/2018

Cybersecurity threats against businesses like yours have grown exponentially in size and sophistication in recent years. It’s clear that no business is completely safe. As a matter of fact, Inc.com states that even as of 2017 almost 50 percent…

10/02/2018

Do you know every web application your employees are using? There is a high probability that your workforce is utilizing many devices and applications without explicit approval. Collectively, these programs and devices are called Shadow IT. Shadow IT is…

09/21/2018

How can you make smart decisions for your company without all the information to do so? A third-party IT assessment, or technology assessment, is an evaluation from a source outside of your company that gives you a full picture…

09/04/2018

When was the last time your business underwent a network assessment? As a business decision-maker, there are many moving parts to keep track of, and IT monitoring can easily fall through the cracks until something breaks. This approach can…

08/08/2018

Living, breathing organizations are constantly under pressure to do more with less, and you want to have a pulse on what is costing your business and what the returns are. Teams are getting more done (hopefully) with fewer people…

07/23/2018

Every business needs a means tto securely store, organize, share, and access information, and Microsoft offers SharePoint for small businesses to do this and keep their operations running smoothly as a result. SharePoint is Microsoft’s intranet solution for enterprises…

07/10/2018

Ransomware attacks are a serious threat to any size business. For a small business, a ransomware attack can even result in the company going out of business. Last year, ransomware was found to be the most prevalent form of…

07/06/2018

Connecticut’s first state-wide cybersecurity survey was conducted in the fall by CBIA alongside select partners including us to assess small businesses’ awareness of cybersecurity risks and how they are preparing and protecting themselves. We felt it important to share…

06/28/2018

We’re excited to report that we have officially renewed our status as a Microsoft Authorized Education Partner (AEP). This is a demonstration of our ability to meet Microsoft academic customers’ evolving needs in today’s dynamic business environment. The AEP program…

06/22/2018

We have all heard the horror stories of simple mistakes that lead to costly business disasters. A link that was clicked on that shouldn’t have been. An attachment that was opened when it shouldn’t have been. A contractor who…

06/14/2018

Technology is getting smarter and, thanks to recent big advances in machine learning, it can now automate many of the functions that used to be performed by humans. Self-healing automation is the next step in this revolution. This term…

06/06/2018

Whether it is 1 person or an entire team, a department inside your organization or an outsourced company, there are questions you should be asking yourself to decide if your IT support currently in place is “making the grade”…

05/31/2018

The role of business IT and technology has grown exponentially. As more business functions are created, business processes are developed and business data is gathered, business security threats have become more prevalent, more complex, and tougher to fight against….

05/14/2018

In the beginning, we all thought, ‘technology is going digital and online, therefore it will be cheaper.’ Sadly, that’s not true and it’s pretty widely accepted. Don’t despair, though. Just because technology for your business seems like more of a…

04/20/2018

Many businesses are reluctant to make investments in their technology infrastructure and have no IT budget in place. Which we understand! We do. It’s confusing, intimidating, and seems like the least of important tasks you should tackle. Which brings…

04/11/2018

Why is it so hard to predict technology expenditures? There are so many obstacles that can arise from the cost of rapidly evolving software, the need to respond to changing requirements in your organization, software licensing, perpetual enterprise software…