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5 Tips to retaining your best employees

Losing a great employee hurts. To begin with, finding top talent is costly and time-consuming, so losing them means spending time and money again on recruiting, hiring, training, and developing new employees. Failing to retain them also creates organizational issues such as reduced company productivity, increased workload on the remaining staff, and lower morale and feelings of job insecurity.

Can You Really Afford Not To Have a Backup Plan? New

According to Symantec SMB, 50% of SMBs admit to having no backup and disaster recovery plan in place. 41% of those surveyed confessed that they had never even given much thought to implementing a disaster recovery or business continuity plan. If you are one of them, then you really need to think about whether you can afford the status quo. Answering these questions will help you decide.

9 Reasons why Real Estate Firms Should Say Yes to MSPs

Real estate is a very competitive and complex selling environment. There are a lot of stages in the sales and closing process, and many entities are involved in each transaction. From the on-line multi-list through the closing, agents rely heavily on the technology that underpins their industry. No agency can afford to be stifled by failed technology. However those who make their living in the fast–paced real estate industry cannot take the time to oversee the support and maintenance of their agency’s technology. This also isn’t their field of expertise. This blog discusses the extent of your reliance on technology and new ways of managing that infrastructure.

Understanding Managed Services and How They Benefit SMBs

Small to medium sized businesses (SMBs) receive a lot of calls each day from slick sales people peddling the next technology trend that’s going to save them money and revolutionize how they do business. They’re all too quick to caution that if you don’t listen to them, you’ll fall behind the times, and eventually be swimming in a sea of debt and out of business.

Do Accounting Firms Need MSPs for their IT Needs?

Accounting firms are as technology-driven as any other business today. They face the same challenges that other smaller commercial enterprises do when it comes to keeping their IT infrastructure up, running and secure. According to one estimate, accounting firms spend 70% of their IT budget on maintaining their systems and 30% on new technology.

Be Proactive: How to Avoid Potential Network Failures

For small- to medium-sized businesses (SMBs), an IT network failure can be devastating because they don’t have the resources of large corporations to bounce back from such disasters. Preparation against such devastation may be the only course for them to avoid failure and survive with the least damage if failure occurs. SMBs must be proactive in recognizing the eventuality of a cyber attack or human error that can cause data loss and disrupt business continuity. This is what needs to be done to help prevent a potential failure.

Data Breaches are a Question of When Not If

You hear on the news all of the time about big cyber attacks on large corporations, and even government agencies. The trouble with this news coverage is that is suggests a distorted view of where cyber attacks are taking place. These attacks are not solely hitting large organizations. Small firms represent a significant portion of those who face cyber attacks. Being small by no means keeps you immune. In fact, small firms can be used as conduits to larger organizations. That is likely what happened in the case of Target Corporation back in 2013

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