Category Archives for "Cybersecurity"

working from home IT issues

Troubleshooting Pandemic-Related IT Issues (Part 1)

If there’s a silver lining to the global pandemic for small business owners, it might be that being forced to work from home has shown many of us just how effective it can be. Even as lockdown restrictions ease across the state, many Orange County small businesses are choosing to continue partially or completely teleworking, at least for a while. Some have discovered the added advantages of using previously untapped VoIP features while working from home. Some have even chosen to take advantage of the reduced costs of remote working by closing their offices permanently.

Continue reading
Pandemic Proofing IT for your small business

Pandemic-Proofing Your Small Business IT (Part 2-Security)

Guaranteed during a pandemic, Coronavirus isn’t the only type of “virus” being spread around. Don’t assume for a moment that hackers and cybercriminals are taking a break during a global health crisis. If anything, they’re counting on small businesses like yours to drop their guard due to the distraction. For that reason, Orange County small businesses need to be all the more diligent with cybersecurity during this time, especially with more people working from home. Let’s continue our discussion of pandemic-proofing your business IT by talking about ways to shore up your security measures.

Continue reading

Tips for Vetting a Potential Orange County IT Support Person

Like most Orange County businesses, you rely on technology to stay connected and competitive—but sometimes you feel like the tech itself gets in the way of your productivity. You’re thinking about contracting a third-party IT company, but how do you know if they will be a good fit for your needs? The following list of questions should serve as a guide when vetting an Orange County IT support professional.

Continue reading

Damage Control: Fixing Your Orange County Business Website or Infrastructure

It happens to the best of businesses, and no company is immune. Your company operates with employees—fallible employees who could do damage to your computer systems, whether accidentally or (heaven forbid) intentionally. If your Orange County business has experienced a website failure, hardware failure or damage to your IT infrastructure due to employee error or sabotage, what can you do to get back online quickly? 

Continue reading

Top Office Technology Advances of the Past Decade Part 1

At the beginning of the 2010s, we marveled at how fast technology seemed to be advancing and how it was changing the way we do business. Over the past ten years, it seems things have moved even faster. As we come to the close of this decade, let’s do a quick roundup of some of the most notable tech advances that have transformed our offices, businesses and workflows over the past ten years.

Continue reading

Common IT Threats to Your Small Business

As information technology (IT) continues to evolve, small businesses across the globe are enjoying greater levels of connectivity and productivity than ever before. At the same time, IT comes with its own set of vulnerabilities that, when left unaddressed, can cause major headaches at best and cripple your business at worst. Let’s take a look at some of the most common IT threats your Orange County business might face, and what to do about them.   

Continue reading
Orange County Cybersecurity Firm

Your Small Business’s Secret IT Vulnerabilities, and What to Do About Them

Most companies want to believe their IT systems are secure from cyberattacks and data theft. Firewalls, SSL certificates and password-protected WiFi are all essential elements of cybersecurity, but they can also lull business owners and their employees into a false sense of security. The vast majority of small businesses have secret IT vulnerabilities, which is why hackers like to target them. Let’s look at a few of the most common secret vulnerabilities that may be lurking about in your IT, and what you can do to make your business safer.

Continue reading
Orange County Checklist of IT Needs for small business

A Must-Do IT Checklist for Your Orange County Business

There was a time when computers and network connectivity were optional, especially for small businesses. Today, they are essential. Without a secure, robust IT system in place, your Orange County business can’t engage customers and conduct business on a competitive level. On the other hand, with the right technology and tools in place, you can potentially compete on a global scale with businesses ten times your size.

Continue reading

8 Cold Hard Truths for SMBs not Worried About Data Recovery and Business Continuity

 

8 Cold Hard Truths for SMBs Not Worried About Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity

The foundation of any successful business continuity solution is the ability to retrieve data from any point in time from anywhere. When the topic of data recovery and business continuity comes up, you get the feeling that many decision makers at smaller businesses and organizations wish they could channel their inner six year old, simply cover their ears, and sing “La, la, la. I Can’t Hear You. I’m Not Listening.”

Everybody thinks bad things only happen to other people. Just because we hear about a fatal car accident on the morning news, doesn’t mean we fixate on that news when we ourselves get into a car and drive to work.

Continue reading

IT Services for Virtual Businesses–The Critical Basics

Between the mushrooming “gig economy” and huge advances in wireless and cloud-based technology, there are now more virtual businesses than ever before. Some 40 million Americans are now self-employed, many of them operating their own businesses with little more than a laptop and a smartphone. But even companies that are run remotely still need important IT services like reliable Internet and ample storage. If you’re a solopreneur or a small business operating remotely, here are a few critical IT basics you should consider.

Continue reading
1 2 3