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Managed Service Providers (or MSPs) don't always get a seat at the boardroom table when their clients are are putting together forecasts on a quarterly or yearly basis. Many providers are looked at as “fixers” - and not necessarily as useful, strategic planners that can help to drive the same conversation.   Here are 3 practical ways your MSP can help you forecast next year's IT costs...

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Computers that have passed through the healthcare industry are some of the most valuable buys on the black market and dark web.   What should healthcare companies and institutions do with their old or spent hardware – that once contained patient data?   Improper disposal of sensitive information can potentially compromise thousands of patients and their most personal data.   When it's time for a system to be discarded, there are...

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We all know that first impressions matter a lot. When it comes to new employees starting in your company, you have an excellent opportunity to make the transition into the new role as smooth as possible and impress them using technology.   In this article, we will discuss some of the ways we are helping local businesses just like yours create a smooth, seamless employee onboarding process...

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With many of our mobile workforces now working in a hybrid environment or fully remote, technologies such as VPNs (Virtual Private Networks) have become invaluable when it comes to accessing company information, files and documents.   We are now seeing a growing trend among modern, forward-thinking companies where that are now ditching their VPNs in place for cloud file solutions such as Microsoft’s Azure file storage. Combined...

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If you’ve been using Microsoft Teams for some time now, you’ll know how powerful it is for online collaboration between you and your colleagues. Teams have many features, and there’s one that you might not know about – that is the ability to make and receive telephone calls. It’s an additional bolt-on that can be enabled within the Office 365 environment – in this article. We...

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Almost all workforce employees rely on an internet connection to get their work done. In the office or at home, it’s now more important than ever that you have stable, fast access to your cloud services.   In this article, we will be discussing three of the best ways to increase internet speed, reduce dropouts and breathe new life into your internet connection.   Consider hardwired   Without a doubt, the...

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Microsoft has done it again, and business users are worried that this might not all be good.   If you are a Microsoft Business and Enterprise user, then you should expect a price increase for software licenses across the board – and Microsoft is raising licensing costs for their software up to 25% for a full annual license.   There's some good news for businesses and freelancers who rely...

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Business of all shapes and sizes and across all sectors are rapidly ditching their on-site servers for a much more convenient option: cloud computing. If you own and operate your own business, there’s no doubt that you’ve heard of cloud computing and have toyed with the idea of making the switch; however, concerns about security risks and hacking may be holding you back. Believe it...

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A Verizon Data Breach Report that was issued in 2017 revealed that 81 percent of all security breaches that occurred were the result of weak or repeatedly used passwords. It’s no secret that security breaches can cause major havoc, cost exorbitant amounts of money, and result in major headaches. In order to avoid the drama, creating a strong master password is an absolute much. Why are...

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