Technology has become an essential ingredient for successful business operations, regardless of size. It is seen as an effective way of building your company, sharing information, and transforming productivity that extends beyond company boundaries. But with how quickly technology is advancing, many small businesses find it hard to figure out what technology to use, when to invest in new tech, and how to prioritize their investment to reap the greatest reward.
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Simplifying the Selection Process
Making the case for cloud storage is easy. Just ask anyone who has lost files due to system crashes or defunct devices. Now widely considered the industry standard, cloud storage solutions abound. Yet, deciding on which solution is best for your organization is more than a round of eeny-meeny-miney-mo and requires a neutral look at what features you need and value most.
Before COVID-19, working from home was something only around 7% of Americans were doing, according to the 2019 National Compensation Survey. Since mid-March, however, that number has risen to an estimated 95% of all white-collar workers, as companies across the nation take steps to protect their workers and comply with shelter-in-place and lockdown orders.
Leaders wear multiple hats, regardless of the organization's size. Sure. But we know, as small business leaders, we feel the pressure to try to do more with less. Over the last three decades, we've seen the role that technology plays in enabling us to be more effective as a company and for our clients. Technology, we find, is often needed and used, but not cared for or maintained as carefully as it should. Why? Because everything we do for our business requires time, money, skills, and resources to accomplish the caring and feeding each department needs to aid in the growth of the company.
Why Data Backup is Essential
Data is the lifeblood of any small or medium-sized business (SMB). Especially as we continue to rely more and more on digital systems, data availability is critical to serving your customers and winning new business.
Often we are asked to provide information on what to expect for pricing and service when migrating an old to a newer server. Before listing the cost, we want to great down the basic categories of a server migration:
Insurance Policies for the Digital Age
IT service providers can offer many useful solutions to your business needs. Regardless of the size and developmental state of your company there comes a time when considerations must be made to either handle all IT operations using valuable company resources, or to utilize the specialties of an IT service provider. To make this consideration from an analytical standpoint it is important to understand the reasons and benefits behind making the decision to outsource your IT operations to a service provider.
What’s the difference? Let’s take a look. A file based backup will back up the file, for example, the Word or Excel file. So, when it is time to restore you can restore that file. An image based backup, backs up the entire hard drive underneath the file level at which point have two options. First, you can access the image and still restore a single Word or Excel file. Second, you can restore the entire computer in the exact state it was in at the time of the backup. Let’s expand on this a bit.