Keith Mendonsa, Author at NetServ - Orange County IT Company

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Traditional Phones Vs. VoIP for Small Business

Many small businesses have already made the switch from traditional phone service to VoIP (Internet phone service)—but does that mean it’s the right move for your business? What are the pros and cons? What do Orange County businesses gain by switching to VoIP? What, if anything, do they lose? Many business owners hesitate simply because they don’t understand the differences between traditional phones versus VoIP, or what advantages there would be to switching. To clear up some of the confusion, let’s discuss a few different factors business owners deal with and how each type of phone service rises to the challenge.

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The Orange County Small Business Owner’s Guide to VoIP

For many Orange County small business owners, switching from traditional phone lines to VoIP makes a lot of sense. VoIP phone service costs considerably less than land lines, and you get a lot of additional features that would cost a small fortune to add to conventional phones. If you’ve never set up or used VoIP phone service before, the process might seem intimidating at first—so we’ve compiled this brief guide to help newcomers to VoIP handle the learning curve a bit better.

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Five Things You Should Do Right Now to Preserve Your Network and Systems

1. Backup Files Every Day – As catastrophic as data loss is, the number of businesses that still are not backing up their network is unbelievable. According to the Symantec Small to Medium Size Businesses (SMB) data, only 23% of SMBs are backing up their data on a daily basis and fewer than 50% are backing up data weekly. Any number of events can result in data loss, so the importance of frequently backing up your network cannot be overstated.

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IT Security Tips for Orange County Businesses

The Internet and the Digital Age have opened up amazing possibilities and opportunities for small business to grow and thrive—even competing with large corporations on an international level. At the same time, the digital space sometimes also feels like the new Wild West. Cybercriminals lurk in every corner of the web, inventing new ways to hack into our systems and steal data, money and other assets. How can businesses protect themselves from becoming victims in the digital world? Let’s look at some key IT security tips that Orange County businesses like yours should always practice.

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Is It Time for Your Orange County Business to Transition to VoIP?

Your Orange County business is growing and flourishing; you’re seeing an increase in clients and revenue, you’re having to hire more staff to accommodate the work load. It’s all great news, but there are some growing pains involved with it. In today’s instant digital world, standard land-line phone systems can be cost-prohibitive and actually hinder you from staying competitive.

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When Should Your Business Hire a Company to Manage Your IT Services

After much blood, sweat and tears, your Orange County startup company is gaining traction. You are seeing an increase in customers, you’re hiring more staff, and perhaps you’re even expanding your office space. But with increased growth comes a greater need for computer hardware, software and Internet services. At some point you’re going to hit a threshold where managing your IT begins to affect productivity. At what point should you consider hiring an Orange County IT company to manage IT services for your business? The following guidelines should serve as a litmus test.

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How VoIP Services Can Boost Orange County Businesses

These days, Internet-based phone service (Voice over Internet Protocol, or VoIP) is rapidly transforming the way businesses communicate. By switching to VoIP, small businesses not only can enjoy a wide range of features, but they can also experience a noticeable bump in their bottom line. Let’s discuss some ways VoIP services can boost Orange County businesses.

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Prepping Your Accounting Firm’s Technology for 2019

Sometimes the rate at which technology evolves nowadays can feel downright dizzying—to the point that businesses can have a difficult time keeping up. 2019 promises to continue this trend as we expect a continued proliferation of “smart devices” and more integrations of machine learning and artificial intelligence in our hardware and software. That said, with a bit of advance preparation, it’s possible to get ahead of the curve, or at least keep up with it. Here are a few steps you can take to make sure your accounting firm’s technology is on track for 2019.

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QuickBooks IT Vulnerabilities: What Accountants Need to Know

Accountants and small accounting firms face an ongoing conundrum today when it comes to IT security. They are required to work with online access and cloud-based systems which can be subject to cyberattack and hacking—yet they are expected to guard their clients’ personal data at all times. QuickBooks, the software of choice for many accountants, presents its own set of vulnerabilities when personal data is transmitted online—not due to its weaknesses as a system, but simply due to the fact that it carries personal financial information, which frequently makes it a target.

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Cybersecurity Risks for Accounting Firms (and What to Do About Them)

Protecting your accounting firm from cyber threats takes more than just state-of-the-art cybersecurity systems; it also requires ongoing vigilance from you and your employees. Human error is typically the weakest link in any secure computer system; no matter how robust your protocols, one mistake can often still make the system vulnerable. Let’s look at a few of the most common cybersecurity risks accounting firms face today, and how you can protect yourself from them.

Even with occasional human error, a multilayered cybersecurity system can often proactively detect and remove harmful threats before they cause problems. To learn more about making your accounting firm’s network secure, call 1-877-NetServ today.

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