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The pros and cons of local backups

Your business data should have backups — no ifs or buts about it. The real question is whether these backups should be kept in your office or not. To make this decision, you must understand local backups, your needs, and your spending abilities. Getting to know the pros and cons of local backups should also guide you in that process.

Jackware: Ransomware’s more dangerous cousin

Ransomware continues to be a major threat to businesses in 2021. The Sophos State of Ransomware 2021 report found that 37% of organizations suffered a ransomware attack in the past 12 months. While this number has dropped from 51% in 2020, the financial impact of an attack has more than doubled to $1.85 million in 2021 from $761,106 in 2020. This is largely because ransomware attacks have become more complex and targeted, making them harder to recover from.

Automation: Here’s why your small business needs it

When we hear the word “automation,” we often picture robots replacing human workers in factory assembly lines. Because of this, automation gets a bad rap as a job killer. However, the concept of automation is not limited to massive preprogrammed machinery, but can also be applicable to business processes, such as marketing and eCommerce sales.

VoIP done right: Best security practices

Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) serves all the same functions that traditional phone systems offer, often at a fraction of the price. These cost savings are especially notable when implemented at scale, and this has made VoIP especially popular for businesses.

How to solve the 5 most common VoIP issues

Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) phone systems are known for all the ways they improve business communication and cut costs, but it’s not immune to technical issues. While the first instinct for many users when issues crop up would be to call tech support, a large majority of VoIP issues can actually be resolved by users themselves.

What factors affect VoIP costs?

Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) currently serves as a terrific, cost-effective alternative to traditional telephone systems. VoIP refers to phone services hosted through the internet or a cloud. It can provide all the communications services and benefits that traditional phone systems offer at a fraction of the cost, making it an increasingly popular choice among businesses.

A basic guide to VoIP and its benefits

For well over a century, businesses have been relying on landline phones for their communication needs. Landlines enable reliable communication between organizations and their employees, partners, and customers. However, since the early 2000s, when internet connection speeds surged greatly, many companies have either supplemented or completely replaced their landline systems with Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) solutions.

Essential remote working tools to keep your teams productive

If vaccination programs are rolled out effectively and enough people are inoculated, then the United States may very well claim victory over COVID-19 (at least within her own borders). Consumers will soon flock to malls, movie theaters, and arenas, but office workers who were allowed to work remotely are likely to be given the choice to return to their stations or remain where they are.

How do IT failures and downtime affect your business?

IT enables many business processes ranging from digital marketing to inventory management to customer relationship management. Therefore, if one or more of your IT tools fail or go offline, it can mean catastrophe for your operations. Let’s take a look at how IT failures and downtime can negatively impact your business.

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