3 IT Investments You Should NEVER Skimp On

What is standing between your business’s data and hackers a world away? What’s your plan when your on-site server fails?

When you skimp on technology and IT solutions for your business, the answers to these two questions are simple: 1) There is nothing standing between your business’s sensitive data and people who want to take advantage of that data; and 2) There is no plan.

4 Reasons CEOs Should Plan For Failure and Encourage Risk-Taking

Every successful company leader will tell you that failure is a part of business, but far fewer will admit they plan for failure. Growing a business requires taking risks, and failure is a frequent outcome on the journey to achieving success.

In their best-selling book Switch, co-authors and brothers Chip and Dan Heath describe how world-renowned design firm IDEO (perhaps best known for its work with Apple) plans for failure during its design process.

The Shocking Truth Behind The Growing Cybercrime Threats You Face…

And What You Can Do to Prevent it TODAY
Are businesses losing the war on cybercrime? One recent article on ZDNet says yes. The number of security breaches has risen by 11% just in the last year. This is costing businesses even more in lost revenue dealing with these kinds of attacks.

Top Tips for Giving Better Speeches

Whenever you stand in front of a group, big or small, your influence and effectiveness are on the line. Whenever you speak publicly, no matter the occasion, it offers people a chance to form an opinion of you and your leadership abilities. Here are four tips to ensure your success when it comes time for you to present your ideas.

Are YOU Prepared For The End of Windows 7?

On January 14, 2020, the world will bid a fond farewell to the beloved Windows 7 operating system. Well, sort of. Microsoft has declared that, after that date, it will no longer update or support the system. It’s the final nail in the coffin for a trustworthy, oft-touted software package that’s been running on fumes since newer versions hit the scene.

5 Ways to Answer Questions Like a CEO

In my work as a consultant, I’ve had the privilege of posing questions to over 1,000 business leaders. As a result, I’ve been on the receiving end of many great answers from some of the most respected CEOs on the planet. Unfortunately, I’ve also heard answers from less-skilled managers.

What Is Managed IT Services… And Why Should You Demand It From Your IT Services Company?

In today’s constantly shifting technological landscape, where fresh viruses and the new security patches designed to protect against them arrive by the week, it takes a proactive approach to stay abreast of all the changes. This is why, in 2019, more small to midsize businesses (SMBs) are ditching their outdated break-fix strategies and making the switch to a managed services provider (MSP) for their IT needs.

What To Do When a Network Disaster Strikes

Let’s get your team back on track. Here are some preventative steps your business can take to minimize damage to your corporate local area networks (LAN), wide area networks (WAN), internet, or other wireless services:
Refer to a Network Disaster Recovery Plan
The first step is to prepare your key personnel on the next critical recovery steps.

Backup vs Business Continuity: What’s The Difference?

What You Need To Know About The New Security Breach Notification Laws
It’s Monday morning and one of your employees notifies you that they lost their laptop at a Starbucks over the weekend, apologizing profusely. Aside from the cost and inconvenience of buying a new laptop, could you be on the hook for bigger costs, and should you notify all your clients? Maybe, depending on where you live and what type of data you had stored on that laptop.

Good Morale Means Profitability

Employee morale is a fickle thing, going up and down seemingly without reason, a rollercoaster ride of emotions and profitability. Of course, you can’t control people’s emotions, but with the right approach, you can steer company morale consistently in the right direction.