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1011, 2022

Common BYOD Risks and How to Avoid Them

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Credits: Mati Mango   Bring your own device (BYOD) policies have become the norm as businesses adopt remote and hybrid work arrangements. However, by allowing employees to use personal devices for work, there are inherent BYOD security risks many business owners should be aware of. Tech company Zippia reveals that more than half (51%) of employers have adopted network security measures for mobile devices, followed by 37.9% with no policies in place, and 11.1% of employers unsure about the matter. In this article, we explore the nature of bring-your-own-device to work security issues and what can be done to strengthen cybersecurity. Top BYOD Risks for Your Business The blurring of personal and professional workspaces due to the pandemic has highlighted a [...]

1011, 2022

The 6 Most Common Types of Network Security Vulnerabilities

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Credits: Pixabay   In network security, network vulnerabilities are gaps or underlying weaknesses in the existing system.  This unfortunately creates an opportunity for different types of network security threats and risks that hackers will capitalize on in order to compromise, steal or otherwise corrupt your information. Cyber security vulnerabilities are an essential area to be aware of when reviewing your IT infrastructure. You need to be aware of gaps in your hardware, software, and even processes, because there are different types of attacks in network security—and almost all of them exploit underlying information security vulnerabilities. In this blog, we’re going to explain the most common types of vulnerabilities in network security so that you can learn to avoid them. 1. Outdated [...]

2909, 2022

Creating an IT Strategy for Your Business

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Businesses are heavily reliant on their information technology. When information technology isn’t performing optimally, a company feels the pressure. Perhaps that’s why some of the most successful businesses formulate their IT strategy around a solution-centric infrastructure. A comprehensive approach that ensures business strategy and technology initiatives merge harmoniously. For companies wishing to operate for the long-term, an IT roadmap serves as the blueprint to IT business continuity. To learn more about how a strategic roadmap can help you achieve your business objectives, our blog covers technology roadmap examples, the benefits of an IT portfolio roadmap, and how to meet your strategic goals with a cross-functional managed service provider (MSP). What is an IT Strategy Plan? An effective IT strategy plan helps [...]

2909, 2022

5 Extremely Important Facts Every Small Business Owner Needs To Know About Managed IT Services

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As small business owners rely on IT more than ever before, a growing number are turning to managed service providers to obtain the high-tech IT infrastructure, software and assistance they need to be successful. At the same time, there are many entrepreneurs and small business owners who don’t fully understand how managed IT services work and how they can propel a business forward. Following are five extremely important facts about managed IT services that will enable one to make wise decisions regarding when and how to use them. Managed IT Services Save Time Most small businesses can’t afford to hire a full-time IT technician. This means that, more often than not, regular employees must deal with IT problems. Because the average [...]

2909, 2022

Everything You Should Know About Managed IT Pricing

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Estimating managed IT services rates depends on a number of factors, starting with an organization’s size, budget, industry, needs and goals. With many variables to consider, in combination with the various managed service pricing models offered, it can be a challenge getting a ballpark estimate for the pricing of your desired services without a managed IT services calculator. To better understand the managed IT pricing you can expect to pay, this article will cover: Managed IT Services Price List for Business The Most Common Types of Managed IT Pricing Models Factors That Influence Managed IT Services Cost How Much Does Managed IT Services Cost With Steady Networks Average Managed IT Pricing Costs for Business Managed IT services costs can fluctuate depending [...]

2607, 2022

The 3 Most Common IT Problems | Steady Networks

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If you listen to the news about cyber attacks and cloud solutions, you might think that the three most common technology problems would be internet outages, ransomware and data breaches. However, these are actually the symptoms, and not the causes of IT problems. The root causes of most technology problems in business are: Surprise IT projects Staff training Information silos Let’s take a closer look at these problems with IT one by one, starting with surprise IT projects. 3 Common Technology Problems and How to Solve Them Problem #1: Surprise IT Projects Tell me if this scenario sounds familiar: your business has been humming along for six or seven years. You occasionally have your problems with your IT, but nothing that [...]

1807, 2022

Managed Services vs. Professional Services: What You Need to Know

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Small and medium-sized businesses often outsource IT responsibilities to meet their IT needs. Serving as a cost-effective way to fulfill an organization’s specific IT needs, managed and professional services are often customized to fulfill a specific set of support services - all without the need of having to budget an entire IT department. While both managed services and professional services can help organizations overcome specific challenges and improve day-to-day running, there are significant differences between managed services vs professional services that are worth exploring.  To find out more about whether managed or professional services are right for you, our blog will cover the ins and outs regarding managed services vs professional services, so let’s dive in.  What are Managed IT Services? [...]

707, 2022

Understanding the Different Tiers of IT Support

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Scaling the various IT support tiers offered by a managed service provider (MSP) provides organizations with an easy, cost-effective way to offload their IT support demands.  In addition to offsetting rigorous IT demands, businesses benefit from:  Improved efficiency Better IT cost control The ability to solve IT problems faster Around-the-clock IT support (remote and local) With four core IT technical support tiers to familiarize yourself with, this blog will guide you through why IT support tiers exist, what their differences are, additional benefits to know, and how to discover which IT tier best supports your needs. With this in mind, let’s begin.  Why Are There Tiers of IT Support? IT support tiers exist because no two organizations' IT support needs are [...]

2606, 2022

10 Benefits of Remote IT Support You Should Know About

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For many businesses, the benefits of remote IT support are fundamental to their success.  From strengthening infrastructure and implementing new technologies, to identifying and remediating IT challenges of all sizes, the benefits of getting remote IT support extend far and wide.  During a time where our reliance on technology and remote work has grown, these capabilities can be the difference between making and breaking it in business.  To discover more about these perks for yourself, our article covers the top 10 benefits of remote IT support you should be aware of.  Top 10 Benefits of Getting Remote IT Support Being able to identify and remediate technical issues faster is a leading advantage of remote IT tech support.  For small business owners, [...]

3105, 2022

3 Cyber Awareness Training Benefits

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We conduct a live cybersecurity training for all of our customers every quarter. For some, a security awareness program is required for their industry; for others, it’s an optional security measure that educates employees on the risks of cyber attacks. Whether your company has a strong security culture in place or you are just getting started with your security journey, here are some of the benefits of cyber security training and how they improve your business’s security culture. The Benefits of Security Awareness Training for Your Business 1. Increase Resilience to Phishing Attacks Did you know the median click rate of a phishing attack is 3%? That’s a relatively small number, but a click by one of your employees as opposed [...]

306, 2021

Outlook Web vs. Outlook Desktop

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Outlook Web vs. Outlook Desktop Outlook Web vs. Outlook Desktop TRT: 4:00 With the latest upgrades to the Outlook for Web, there is a compelling case that you may want to make the switch away from Outlook for Desktop. Watch this 4 minute video and get our perspective on the pros and cons of making the change. Eliminate the stress of budgeting for technology and focus on growing your success. Call us today! (505) 365.1975 Get a response within an hour! This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply. We’ll [...]

1603, 2021

Tech for Execs: Mileage Tracking

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Tech for Execs: Mileage Tracking Tech for Execs: Mileage Tracking TRT: 7:11 Eliminate the stress of budgeting for technology and focus on growing your success. Call us today! (505) 365.1975 Get a response within an hour! This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply. We’ll take care of IT... You take care of business. GET STARTED

1603, 2021

Cybersecurity in the Age of COVID-19

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Cybersecurity in the Age of COVID-19 Cybersecurity in the Age of COVID 19 TRT: 59:37 Eliminate the stress of budgeting for technology and focus on growing your success. Call us today! (505) 365.1975 Get a response within an hour! This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply. We’ll take care of IT... You take care of business. GET STARTED

1603, 2021

2 Steps for Safer Zoom Meetings

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2 Steps for Safer Zoom Meetings 2 Steps for Safer Zoom Meetings TRT: 1:03 Eliminate the stress of budgeting for technology and focus on growing your success. Call us today! (505) 365.1975 Get a response within an hour! This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply. We’ll take care of IT... You take care of business. GET STARTED

1603, 2021

IT Management vs. Cybersecurity

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IT Management vs. Cybersecurity IT Management vs. Cybersecurity TRT: 4:46 Eliminate the stress of budgeting for technology and focus on growing your success. Call us today! (505) 365.1975 Get a response within an hour! This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply. We’ll take care of IT... You take care of business. GET STARTED

1603, 2021

Should you allow workers to use home PCs?

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Should you allow workers to use home PCs? Should you allow workers to use home PCs? TRT: 6:55 Eliminate the stress of budgeting for technology and focus on growing your success. Call us today! (505) 365.1975 Get a response within an hour! This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply. We’ll take care of IT... You take care of business. GET STARTED

1603, 2021

Limit Unsuccessful Logons To Improve Your Business’s Cybersecurity

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Limit Unsuccessful Logons To Improve Your Business's Cybersecurity Limit Unsuccessful Logons To Improve Your Business's Cybersecurity TRT: 4:12 Eliminate the stress of budgeting for technology and focus on growing your success. Call us today! (505) 365.1975 Get a response within an hour! This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply. We’ll take care of IT... You take care of business. GET STARTED

2802, 2021

Falling for it: youth and tech scams

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Falling for it: youth and tech scams As long as there have been salesmen, there have been scammers trying to sell useless products. Traditionally the elderly have fallen prey to cold-call fraud, but now scam artists are getting tech-smart, and it’s the younger generation of computer users who are falling for scams. Let’s find out just what’s going on with this new trend, and why the tech-savvy are more vulnerable to it. Results Conclude Youth is more Gullible Microsoft recently conducted a survey of 1000 computer users of all ages and from many of the largest countries in the world to find out how many of them had been scammed by phony “technicians” claiming to be employees of [...]

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