Category Archives for "Managed IT"

Troubleshooting the Most Common Small Business VoIP Issues (part 1)

VoIP phone service is a marvel of modern technology that allows small businesses to enjoy a wide scope of features and connectivity that only large companies could once afford. That said, VoIP is not a “perfect” technology (if there ever was such a thing), and sometimes things go wrong. Fortunately, most of these problems are fairly easy to troubleshoot and fix on your own. Let’s take a look at some of the most common VoIP issues faced by Orange County small businesses and discuss some steps to address them.

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Working Remotely: Best Practices for Orange County Small Businesses (part 1)

In response to the lockdowns and stay-home orders earlier this year, many Orange County small businesses scrambled to get their employees working remotely from home to remain functional during the pandemic. In the aftermath, once business owners realized that working from home actually works, many have either continued working from home or instituted a “hybrid model,” blending working in the office and working from home to maintain social distancing guidelines.

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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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IT during time of a pandemic

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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orange county data backup services for small business

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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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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