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Scott Breitman

President

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Cloud-Based Phone Solutions for Your Flexible Workplace

Posted by Scott Breitman on Apr 9, 2019 1:31:00 PM

To remain competitive, small businesses today need to combine efficient communication with flexibility. Instead of hosting expensive and labor-intensive phone servers, small businesses are increasingly opting to use cloud-based phone systems. Hosting phone services through an internet connection, these cloud-based phone systems are providing cheaper, more flexible communications options, increasing business efficiency and minimizing costs. 

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Topics: business phone, cloud voice

How Do I Ensure My Cloud Data Is Secure?

Posted by Scott Breitman on Mar 11, 2019 2:18:00 PM

Cloud storage can refer to both large public cloud storage options run by companies like Google, Amazon, and Microsoft, as well as smaller private clouds run by individual businesses. Large public clouds like those run by Google have been popular because of their convenience and almost ubiquitous presence. However, IDC’s 2018 Cloud and AI Adoption Survey found that 80 percent of respondents reported that their businesses were moving data onto a private cloud or even ceased using cloud storage altogether. The primary reason for the migration, according to the study, is that many businesses no longer believe the large public clouds to be as secure as they need. This article explains the best practices to keep business data secure over the cloud. 

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Topics: computer security, data backup, cloud data

The End of Windows 7

Posted by Scott Breitman on Feb 21, 2019 2:21:00 PM

Windows 7 continues to play a major role in businesses around the country. According to Net Market Share’s data for December 2018, Windows 7 still constitutes 36.9% of the market share, while Windows 10 has just edged it out at 39.22%. As of August 2018, Windows 7 is still used by nearly 45 percent of businesses in the United States. Many businesses continue to use outdated operating systems in order to avoid the troubleshooting and expense of implementing new systems. Simply put, many businesses do not feel the need to fix what isn’t broken. Despite the success and prevalence of Windows 7, thousands of businesses will have to update their operating systems to Windows 10 and adjust their workflows to take advantage of its new features. 

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Topics: managed IT services, technology updates

Are Your Online Activities Safe & Secure?

Posted by Scott Breitman on Feb 13, 2019 2:29:00 PM

Before business operations were transferred to networked cloud storage, the primary security challenge facing businesses was virus protection. Malware slowed down and often disabled devices, costing companies valuable time and resources. However, as more businesses conduct their business online or on cloud networks, securing data such as customer identities, login credentials, and browsing activity has become the primary security focus.  As a result, working safely and securely over the internet requires companies to both protect their company’s devices from viruses and secure increasingly vast amounts of data. 

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Topics: computer security

10 Reasons to Be Proactive & Not Reactive with Business IT

Posted by Scott Breitman on Jan 19, 2019 11:49:00 AM

Outdated, reactive IT services end up costing businesses untold amounts of revenue each year. We are all familiar with the old IT model. Employees submit a help ticket when their computers malfunction, and the IT department does their best to solve the problems. However, as business and technology innovation picks up pace every year, that system is simply too slow. Proactive IT departments anticipate problems before they arise and see opportunities before your competitors. 

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Topics: managed IT services, IT questions

Terms to Know Before Buying Your Business Phone System

Posted by Scott Breitman on Dec 12, 2018 3:34:00 PM

Businesses have been using phone systems for over 100 years. Today, there are more options than ever to install phone systems for your company. As a result, the terms can often be confusing. Here are the most important terms you need to know to best understand your company’s phone system and determine which type would best fit your needs. 

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Topics: business phone

Are Your Employees Using Their Work Email Safely?

Posted by Scott Breitman on Nov 14, 2018 3:45:00 PM

Running a small business has changed dramatically over just the past few of decades. While you can reach customers all over the world almost instantly, opening countless business opportunities, you must also face significant cyber security risks. 58 percent of malware attack victims are small businesses, resulting in significant costs to these companies. This aspect of running a small business, however, doesn’t have to be intimidating. You can take easy steps to protect your business and assets. The first is to secure the most common form of business communication: email. Anti-virus software can provide important protection, but this article will focus on how you can protect your business from the four top vulnerabilities in email communications. 

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Topics: computer security

Differences Between a Mediocre and Exceptional IT Company

Posted by Scott Breitman on Oct 8, 2018 2:28:00 PM

Whether a company is improving its efficiency or struggling to maintain profitability, one line item in the budget that often finds itself on the chopping block is the allocation for managed IT services. Ironically, the attributes that make an IT services company exceptional are often why executives don’t think they’re getting their money’s worth. This is because an exceptional IT company ensures that your systems work consistently, smoothly, and uneventfully, while a mediocre IT company is constantly responding to calamities, failures, and interruptions. So what’s an awesome IT company doing behind the scenes that justifies your continued relationship?

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Topics: managed IT services, IT questions

How to Buy a Business Phone System

Posted by Scott Breitman on Aug 16, 2018 6:44:00 PM

If you’re in the market for a new business phone system for your small-to-medium sized business, you may be overwhelmed by the options. Choosing a business phone system that meets the continuing needs of your company and employees is one of the most essential components of your business infrastructure. Get rid of your existing premises-based hard line phone system and all of the “hacks” you’ve developed to integrate your wireless tech devices.  

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Topics: business phone

Need to Be HIPAA-Compliant? Don’t Get a Mac.

Posted by Scott Breitman on Aug 14, 2018 3:39:00 PM

As more and more business management and operational tasks are handled by computers and other devices, it is necessary to update your computer equipment every few years. If your business handles protected health information (PHI), you should think twice before purchasing Mac products. Although many people love Macs, and they are great for many other applications and industries, they can be a liability for health care providers and others who deal with PHI.

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Topics: business information