Category Archives for "Managed IT"

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VoIP Features That Can Enhance Your Productivity (Even During Lockdowns)

As an Orange County small business owner, you might feel like your company is staying in a place of limbo as America continues to struggle with the ongoing Coronavirus crisis. Will your business be allowed to reopen (or stay open)? Will there be more lockdowns? VoIP technology has enabled many businesses like yours to stay functional remotely during this time, but VoIP has many features that many businesses don’t use or don’t know about—features that can enable growth and productivity during these times. Let’s explore a few little-known VoIP features that could help your business be more successful during these uncertain times.

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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.

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Pandemic-Proofing Your Small Business IT (Part 1-Functionality)

For the vast majority of Orange County small businesses, the Coronavirus pandemic crisis has had a significant impact on how we do business. Fortunately, however, we live in an age where technology makes it possible for many of us to keep our businesses running from home. The challenge is to make sure your office (and home) IT are optimized and ready for the challenge. Here’s what you can do to ensure your company’s IT is ready to support working remotely.

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Backing Up Your Small Business’s Data: Solutions and Best Practices

If you run a business in Orange County or elsewhere, the loss of data can be nothing short of devastating. Documents are the lifeblood of most businesses, and when you suddenly lose customer records, financial statements, correspondence and more, the damage may be irreversible. The good news is, you can easily avoid this tragedy by setting up a system for backing up your small business’s data on a regular basis. Let’s discuss some common best practices and solutions to help you do this.

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Biggest IT Challenges for Orange Country Small Businesses and What to Do About Them

Technology is supposed to help our businesses run more smoothly—but for some Orange County small businesses, sometimes it feels like it does the opposite. When things don’t work right, when a computer fails, when cybercrooks infiltrate—or when you simply don’t know how to use your technology to your best advantage—your IT can seem like a big headache. Fortunately, for every issue, there is a solution. Let’s discuss some of the biggest IT challenges Orange County business owners face—and what to do about them.

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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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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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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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