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Common Problems Businesses Face When They Choose The Wrong IT Company

December 15th, 2013

As a business owner you’ve probably heard about the advantages of outsourcing to an IT provider. However, choosing the wrong one can have a negative impact on your business. The most common problems organizations face when they outsource to the wrong IT provider include:

Loss of Managerial Control

When you sign a contract allowing a provider to act as your IT department, you’re going to lose managerial control over that specific function.

The Benefits of Social Media for Businesses Leaders Who Want To Communicate With Other Business Leaders (B2B)

December 15th, 2013

Many businesses launch social media campaigns to communicate to consumers.  But it’s becoming increasingly popular for business leaders to use this vehicle to communicate to other business leaders.

Social media offers businesses the opportunity to reach out to consumers and businesses alike.

Your $500,000 IT Tax Break Expires December 31st!

December 14th, 2013

Along with the Christmas shopping rush, business owners and managers are rushing to purchase computers, software and other IT equipment before the the Section 179 deduction allowance expires December 31, 2013.  If you are considering a large technology purchase you should do it now to take advantage of this special 100% tax deduction.

Is Your Business Prepared For The Potential Security Threats of 2014?

December 13th, 2013

Your business could face a variety of security threats in 2014 as cyber-attacks become more innovative and sophisticated. As a business owner, you must improve your security to prepare for the potential security threats of 2014:

BYOD

The BYOD trend is increasingly common in today’s workplace.

Information Technology in the Automotive Industry

December 10th, 2013

Information technology has impacted the automotive industry in a variety of ways. For example, IT has made advancements deep in the infrastructure of vehicles themselves, with emissions control, entertainment, safety features, and more. In addition, IT has impacted the relationship between dealers, original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), and customers.

Microsoft To Release 11 Security Updates on December 10th.

December 7th, 2013

Microsoft recently announced that 11 new security updates will be released on the 10th of December. The security updates will address vulnerabilities in Windows, Internet Explorer, Exchange, and Office, with one update to stop active attacks. With these security updates, Microsoft’s total count of updates for the year will reach 106, a 28% increase from 2012.

Out of the 11 updates, six will be labeled as “important” and five will be labeled as “critical,” the top ranking in Microsoft’s scoring system.

Important Elements To Include In Your Business Continuity Plan

December 6th, 2013

Your business is are operating in uncertain technological times, and because of this you’re exposed to increased risks due to cybercrime, viruses, power outages and other manmade or natural disasters. It’s essential that you ensure robust processes are in place to minimize IT risk whenever possible to protect your business, your reputation and your livelihood.

ALERT! PASSWORDS COMPROMISED – For Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter and Google Login Credentials

December 5th, 2013

(Dec. 5, 2013)— According to a report today from security firm Trustwave, over two million user passwords for social media sites were compromised, including Facebook, Google, Twitter and LinkedIn. The password information was posted on a Russian website and contained personal login information.