Category Security

A Few Quick Thoughts On Small Biz Network Design – Cobbling It All Together

Our blog post last week sorted out the essential elements to cobble together your small business network – switches, and routers. Let’s continue the discussion by designing the best network for your biz. Does your business occupy one floor, multiple floors, or numerous buildings? A business on one floor with many computers, several printers, and […]

A Quickie on Navigating Small Business Networks and Hardware: Keeping Your Switches, Routers, and Budget In Line

Does navigating your small business network make your head spin? Do you feel like saying routers, switches, and scaling, oh my! Let’s dig into the basics to alleviate those fears and avoid any visits to Oz. The foundation of your business network is the switch. An unmanaged switch provides simplicity. It connects all the devices […]

The Advantages of Colocation: How Data Centers Keep Your Servers Cool and Running at Full Speed

Your business’ server room requires yet another renovation to keep it running smoothly in the older building where your business resides. You wanted to invest those dollars in your marketing. Another tenant in the building mentions colocation as a solution. It works great for their business. Colocation, what the heck is that? Colocation means keeping […]

Blockchain Technology Emerges from the Shadows and Slips into the Traditional World of Business

What the heck is it anyway and it’s never going to be used by legitimate businesses right? Blockchain is an open ledger which records transactions between parties and isn’t easily modified. Amazon, Oracle and IBM, all reputable businesses, provide blockchain products. Blockchain emerged as a business asset based on the security of transactions. The enterprise […]

Take Out The Trash: Keeping Lousy Data from Fouling Your Business Decisions

Remember that saying “garbage in, garbage out”? It’s still relevant in our super-connected, digital world. If lousy data enters your business systems, any corresponding reports and analysis utilizing that data are worthless. Lousy data leads to erroneous business intelligence and poor business decisions. These can kill a small business quicker than a big one. So, […]

Business Software Cooperates, Virtual Reality for business, not just Entertainment and other Intriguing Technology for Small Business

Business software cooperates. Your project management, sales management, and team management software will hold a conference and work together. Science fiction? No, it’s not. Platforms such as Zapier and Cyclr connect many applications now. 5G will be rolled out on a broader basis. The big draw with 5G is latency, which will be almost nonexistent. […]

Keeping the Bad Guys Away from Your Payment Processing

Small business is big business for scammers and fraud. Small businesses are more likely to suffer a data breach than a medium to large business. How do you protect your business and your customers’ payment information during a transaction? Choose a secure and supportive payment gateway for your system. At the top level, be sure […]