Outdated, inefficient or buggy software can have a significant impact on employee productivity, particularly if you don’t have adequate IT support. Unfortunately, those minutes can add up to many hours of wasted time and missed sales opportunities.
Savvy cyber criminals know emails contain a wealth of information that can be used to exploit your company and your customers. Nothing makes hackers happier than discovering that a company failed to encrypt emails or uses old software that doesn’t adequately protect data.
Although email encryption software offers a simple way to protect your sensitive data, products vary in their effectiveness and reliability. When you shop for encryption software, make sure the package you choose offers these features.
Sometimes, D.I.Y. isn’t the best or most cost-effective solution to a maintenance problem!
What do many small business owners have in common? They try to save money by handling IT management and network maintenance themselves. Like many do-it-yourselfers, they soon discover that it would have been cheaper just to pay for the services they needed instead of doing it themselves.
Gone are the days when you stored your company data in a filing cabinet. From time-saving data recovery processes to solid state drives, you’ll find an impressive array of products, processes, technologies and services designed to keep your data safe and secure until you need it. Discover the latest data storage options to determine which is right for your business.
The success of your company depends on an IT system that doesn’t let you down. Unplanned outages can mean the death of your small business, but it’s not just downtime that causes problems. If your system is antiquated or slow, the problems will be less dramatic, but they’ll still affect your bottom line.
Bigger isn’t always better, particularly when it comes to servers. Thanks to server virtualization, it’s no longer necessary to dedicate one server for each application. Multiple applications peacefully coexist on the same server in the virtual environment, which saves money, frees up space in your office and improves uptime. Take a look at seven ways you can benefit from virtualization.
Keeping your computer systems and company website up and running is crucial when you own a small business. Both profits and productivity suffer when your customers can’t reach your website, or your employees can’t access your database due to an outage. If you’ve been managing your systems and network yourself, you may be unwittingly making errors that can affect your success. Luckily, making use of an experienced small business IT consultant can help you avoid these 10 common tech mistakes.
Do you think backup and disaster recovery (BDR) plans are only necessary for large businesses? Actually, these plans may be even more important for small business owners who stand to experience significant losses if they can’t access their data and systems. Take a look at four reasons why you shouldn’t do business without a data backup and disaster recovery plan.
In the Internet age, the office is no longer the only place to work. Telecommuting, a practice once frowned upon, has become an important way to save money and attract quality employees. Whether your company embraced telecommuting years ago or is just now considering the switch, collaboration, remote support, recruitment and other issues are essential to the success of your program.
During the month of December 2014, Google’s Postini email security service will be transitioned to Proofpoint Essentials. To avoid all service interruptions, SOHO Solutions will be handling the migration of all it’s managed services clients to Proofpoint email security services.
Here are a few new features we have to look forward to with Proofpoint: