Category Archives for "IT solutions"

What to Do if Your Orange County Business Website Gets Hacked

It’s one of the most dreaded experiences of any business owner. You wake up and pull up your Orange County business website to see a white screen— or worse, your content has been replaced with some kind of protest or menacing message, or even something in a foreign language. Of course, sometimes hacking happens more subtly, and you eventually discover someone has been quietly mining your customers’ sensitive information for months.  

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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? 

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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.

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Guide to the Most Common IT Problems Orange County Businesses Face

Does it ever feel like the very technology designed to enhance your productivity is the number one drag on your productivity? If so, you’re not alone. For many Orange County businesses, it feels like their IT system is just one troubleshooting session after another. To complicate matters, most small businesses don’t have the budget or the workload to justify bringing an IT technician on staff.

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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.

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Managed IT Services versus In-House IT: Which Is Right for Your Business?

Thanks to modern technological advances and the improvement of cloud-based computing, small businesses in Orange County have more options today for IT services than they used to. In times past, the only options were to hire an IT staff in-house or to wait until something breaks before calling someone to fix it. Today, small businesses have the option of managed IT services—outsourcing monitoring, tech support and maintenance to a third-party company. But which is the best option for your business: managed IT services or in-house IT? Let’s explore some of the pros, cons and alternatives.

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Three Steps To Fix IT Management for SMBs

 

Three Steps To Fix IT Management for SMBs

Small-to-medium-sized businesses (SMBs) tend to have a more difficult time managing IT than larger enterprises. Despite being as technology dependent as larger enterprises, SMBs have tighter budgets and fewer resources to devote to IT management. This leads to a more reactive “break-fix” approach to their technology that never does any smaller company or organization any good.

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Managed IT for Small Business—What Is It, and How Does it Work?

Small businesses in Orange County face an interesting dilemma. They need reliable connectivity and cybersecurity just as much as larger companies, but they don’t have the budget to hire a staff of IT professionals to keep systems up and running. On the other hand, using an IT company only on an as-needed basis is risky because any delayed response can result in costly down time and lost revenue. For these businesses, managed IT can be a welcome middle ground between hiring full-time staff and on-demand IT services. What, exactly, is managed IT for small businesses, and how does it work in the real world?

How Managed IT Works

Managed IT effectively works similarly to having a dedicated IT team in-house, but without the added expense. Rather than hiring one or more paid staff to monitor and maintain your IT systems, you outsource these responsibilities to a third-party company like NetServ to be managed remotely. For a fixed monthly fee, the company monitors your systems, maintains and updates your equipment, provides technical support and addresses other issues onsite as needed. This arrangement gives you essentially the same level of IT coverage enjoyed by larger companies at a fraction of the cost.

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How Do You Set a Budget for Managed IT Services?

Many Orange County small businesses have neither the time nor the budget to handle their IT services in-house. For these companies, managed IT services offer a much more convenient and affordable solution by incorporating a team of third-party professionals monitoring equipment, updating software and providing 24-7 tech support. Even so, you’ll need to set up some sort of budget to ensure you’re getting the support and services you need most. Here are some tips to help you set up your IT managed services budget.

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