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Outsourcing IT Management? Here’s What You Need To Know

Outsourcing IT Management? Here’s What You Need To Know

Would you be surprised about to learn that technology is an incredibly important asset to those in the coffee business? You might consider a small, cozy coffee shop to be in minimal need of a robust technology infrastructure but ask James Freeman, the founder of Blue Bottle Coffee based out of Oakland, California and you’ll get a very different perspective.

The Tipping Point for Legacy Technology

The Tipping Point for Legacy Technology

Legacy technology has such a nice ring to it, right? We all want to leave a legacy in this life, but in the world of small and medium-sized business technology, legacy has a different connotation – and it’s not always a good thing.

If you’ve ever sprained your eyeballs from rolling them in the back of your head when that piece of company software that everyone must use goes on the fritz – you’ve experienced the downside of legacy technology.

Cybersecurity Primer for Business

Cybersecurity Primer for Business

We have some bad news. It’s not easy to share, but it will make you and your company better in the long run.

Approximately half of your staff have no idea about how to do their jobs with a mind towards effective cybersecurity. One more piece of bad news – if a security incident were to occur, as a data breach, for example, there’s a better than 60% chance it was performed by, or facilitated (knowingly or not) by an employee.

Equifax Data Breach: What Happened and What Small Business Owners Can Learn

Equifax Data Breach: What Happened and What Small Business Owners Can Learn

It’s the stock sales by several executives that are likely to get the most scrutiny in light of the new timeline. On Aug. 1 and Aug. 2, regulatory filings show that three senior Equifax executives sold shares worth almost $1.8 million, with none of the filings listing the transactions as being part of scheduled 10b5-1 trading plans.

The Importance of Disaster Recovery Planning, Part 2: Preparing for the Worst

The Importance of Disaster Recovery Planning, Part 2: Preparing for the Worst

Since we published our previous article about disaster recovery planning in August, things haven't gotten much better for people and businesses in the southeastern United States.

Most estimates suggest that Hurricanes Harvey and Irma combined to cause more than $100 billion in damage -- and the 2017 Atlantic hurricane season isn't over yet.