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Can You Really Afford Not to Have a Backup Plan?

According to Symantec SMB, 50% of SMBs admit to having no backup and disaster recovery plan in place. 41% of those surveyed confessed that they had never even given much thought to implementing a disaster recovery or business continuity plan. If you are one of them, then you really need to think about whether you can afford the status quo. Answering these questions will help you decide.

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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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An Accountant’s Guide to Hiring the Right IT Firm

In today’s digital age, few working professionals have a greater need for safe, seamless managed IT services than accountants do. As an accountant, not only are you entrusted with managing and protecting your clients’ most sensitive financial data, but you also need reliable Internet and VoIP services to remain accessible. And yet, most “solopreneur” accountants and small firms don’t have the budget to hire full-time IT staff to manage these functions.

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Cloud Solutions: Cloud Backup Services

small businesses unfortunately choose to ignore this cardinal rule: Every hard drive fails. No exceptions. It’s not a matter of if, but of when. Parts wear out. Power surges happen. When a hard drive fails, all the data on it becomes jeopardized. For this reason alone, cloud backup services could serve as a lifeline for small businesses like yours.

Accessible via the Internet, cloud backup services create periodic secure backups of critical data on offsite servers. These servers are well-maintained and frequently exchanged to protect the data. If the business experiences a computer crash or an even greater catastrophe, the data remains safe and can be downloaded to new computers whenever needed.

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