Windows Server 2003 End Of Life


Extended support for Windows Server 2003 will end on July 14, 2015, and it is a deadline that many companies will undoubtedly miss. Feeling under pressure from Microsoft to perform a server migration to a more modern platform may not be an exciting thought, but if you remain on Windows Server 2003 after the deadline you risk being exposed to security vulnerabilities as well as a lack of future updates and support from Microsoft. On top of this, you’re missing out on improvements and innovations that Windows Server 2003 does not have.

5 Online Marketing Must-Haves For New Business Startups


At this moment, someone somewhere is chasing their dreams and starting their own business. Many of these new business owners realize the importance of having their company online. However, some may become overwhelmed at the plethora of different options available to boost their online presence, particularly when they have little experience with online marketing in the first place. This may be because those with little prior knowledge of online marketing have a steep learning curve to contend with.

Benefits Of Partnering With A Managed Service Provider


In a previous blog, we discussed the difference of using a PC repair shop versus working with a managed service provider (MSP). Waiting on a PC repair is time consuming and can cut productivity for days on end. A benefit of partnering with a MSP, management of the company’s entire computer infrastructure is off-loaded to an experienced support team who can assist immediately. In addition, the vendor is proactively monitoring the infrastructure which allows customers to focus on generating revenue for the company without experience significant downtime. So, what are the benefits of partnering with a MSP? Let’s discuss.

Top 7 Tech Mistakes Made By Small Business


In my experience, “If it isn’t broken, why fix it?” is the common train of thought that is shared between business owners in regards to their technology.  I understand that decision-makers typically have countless other resources to manage and cannot be reasonably expected to stay up-to-date on the changing landscape of modern business technology. While larger corporations may have an IT department to handle this, most small businesses simply do not have those resources. Having managed IT projects for companies in many different verticals I’m hoping it will benefit others if I take a moment to discuss the common pitfalls and mistakes that are made in regards to the technology used by small businesses. I see these mistakes more often than I believe I should, and my goal is to not only describe what to do, but to also explain how and why these issues may affect your business.

Top 3 Email Security Tips For Businesses


Email security is a hot topic that a lot of companies should be discussing internally. Many businesses are finding that they are able to implement email more easily with services like Google Apps and Microsoft Office 365. The email security issues we’re commonly familiar with are not necessarily caused by the infrastructure being used, but by how end users are treating their business email accounts. There are numerous ways that nefarious individuals can send emails to corporations to make end users perform an action, click, and open malicious attachments. The main issue is that companies are not properly educating their employees about proper email protocol. Let’s chat on about how we can coach end users to be more email responsible and proper email techniques.