Is your business struggling with finding technology solutions to fit its needs? Do you believe you are losing money due to a lack of technological efficiency? A Virtual Chief Technology Officer, an outsourced, off-site IT manager, solves these issues and more every day.Generally speaking, the overall objective of a Virtual CTO is to advise and guide an organization by providing the best technology solutions to maximize efficiency.
Cloud-based services are ideal for businesses with growing or fluctuating bandwidth demands. If your needs increase it’s easy to scale up your cloud capacity, drawing on the service’s remote servers. Likewise, if you need to scale down again, the flexibility is baked into the service.
One question consistently asked by our clients is, “Why should we use your Managed Services?” Many of these clients perceive that it would be better and more cost effective for them just to contact us as their technology issues arise. It is a common misconception that having their technology under a Managed Services agreement is like insurance and that they would be paying for something they may or may not use. Nothing could be further from the truth.
A managed service provider (MSP) is a company that remotely manages a customer's IT infrastructure and/or end-user systems, typically on a proactive basis and under a subscription model.
When tech companies say your data is in the cloud, or that you can work in the cloud, it has nothing to do with white fluffy things in the sky. Your data isn’t actually in heaven or in the wind. It has a terrestrial home. It’s stored somewhere — lots of somewheres — and the network of servers find what you need and deliver it.
While Google for Work and Microsoft Office 365 offer many similar services, choosing between the two can be a significant challenge for CIOs. This comparison eases that burden.
Strategy is a touchy subject for many enterprises. Every executive knows that strategy matters, or at least that it’s supposed to matter. But strategy is not easy, requiring plenty of effort and creativity to complete and execute. Further, some businesses appear quite successful without a clear strategy.
Today, 37 percent of U.S. small businesses have fully adapted to cloud computing, and a 2014 Intuit study predicts that percentage will more than double to 80 percent by 2020. The cloud is redefining the way small businesses do business. Here are four reasons small-business owners should consider migrating to the cloud:
People talk a lot about ways to "speed up Windows" or keep your system well-maintained, but Windows has evolved a lot, and some of those are outdated. Even worse, some of them are just downright wrong, so here's our short list of the maintenance tools you do and don't want to run.
Experiencing IT downtime is inevitable for any business, but the threat of downtime can be reduced by having a Business Continuity Plan that includes Disaster Recovery.
Mobile communications are an increasingly integral part of their everyday lives for people at work and at play. But as mobile access has grown, so have mobile security threats. Such threats are lucrative for hackers and frustrating for companies trying to thwart their attacks.
Here are the 10 top mobile security threats, as suggested by mobile security experts.
Cybersecurity is a must for any business with a presence online. Whether you have a website, online accounts or any type of Web-based infrastructure, you are at risk for a cyberattack.
Although the public typically only hears about cyberattacks against high-profile companies, banks and government websites, small businesses make prime targets for cybercriminals, competitors and disgruntled parties. And due to their lack of resources, small businesses have the least-protected websites, accounts and network systems, making cyberattacks a relatively easy job.