Entries by Ed

5 Signs It’s Time to Review Your IT Support

No IT provider is perfect. But while the odd issue may occur, you should be able to trust your provider to keep your company safe and running. Occasionally, however, change is necessary. Maybe you’ve outgrown your IT provider, maybe they’re no longer performing at a sufficient standard. Whatever the case, it’s important you recognize the […]

Do you have support for all your business devices?

Most business owners come to understand they are much better off when they have a competent and certified IT team looking after their computers. But what about the other devices you and your employees use to keep your company running? Business owners spend a lot of money making sure they have a qualified IT technician […]

IT budgeting blunders to avoid

IT budgeting is tough and, from what we’ve heard, few businesses enjoy doing it. Most businesses can’t decide whether they are spending too much money or not enough; some believe they are doing both at once. Everyone wants to get more from their IT budget by spending less money. The truth is that IT budgeting […]

What does great IT support for small businesses look like?

Whenever we take on new clients, we are always amazed at the sub-par service that they had been putting up with before us. The trouble is, most small and medium-sized businesses don’t really know what to expect when it comes to IT support. If you don’t know what to expect or what the right standard […]

What makes a great IT provider

It’s important you find a great IT provider for your business. You need to find one that can meet your goals but also has the experience to provide guidance when you need it. There are a lot of things that go into making a great IT provider and we’ll list out the most important of […]

What to Look for in a Managed Service Agreement

You’ve spent weeks interviewing a bunch of different managed IT providers. You’ve finally found a company you think you can trust. Now it’s time to sign on the dotted line and commit yourself to a monthly or annual agreement. Just hold on a second though.   Your work isn’t over just yet. There are a […]

Why It’s Dangerous to Ignore It Investment

You may not believe it, but some studies have shown that over half of businesses have not invested in IT in the last two years. Then again, maybe you are one of these businesses. It’s financially prudent to reduce costs where possible, but not investing in IT will only cost you more in the long […]

Why switching IT providers is easier than you think

Finding a great IT provider is hard. That’s why so many companies would rather stick with a substandard provider than take the risk and switch to another. They take the view that it’s better to stick with what you’ve got than risk something worse. IT has become such an important part of business that this […]

Why You Need Strong Passwords

Most businesses do not place a high priority on passwords. Often, there is one generic password used by everyone for everything. If passwords are different, they are often written down in a spreadsheet that can be accessed by everyone. This is a huge cybersecurity risk. So much of the work we do now relies on […]

Why your data backups should be stored in the cloud

If you’ve been in business for any length of time, you know that it’s essential to have more than one copy of all of your most important data. Disaster can strike at any moment and even seemingly small issues can wipe out customer data, financial records and other important pieces of information. Having copies of […]