Why Your Business Should Outsource Its IT Services

  Why Your Business Should Outsource  Its IT Services In business these days, the word outsourcing is sometimes considered to be a “dirty word.” The reason is, outsourcing sometimes means that full-time employees may be losing their jobs in favor of hiring a contractor for the purpose of saving money. While saving money certainly is one benefit of outsourcing your IT function, the fact … [Read more...]

Why Your Business Needs an IT Consultant Instead of a Service Provider

  Every business owner has the company’s best interest in mind when making decisions about time, money, and resources. Understandably, many times these decisions are based solely on cost savings in an effort to keep the business financially sound. However, when deciding who should service your business’s IT needs, it makes sense to not only consider the cost but also to consider the … [Read more...]

What Are Proactive IT Solutions and How Can They Help Your Business?

What is Proactive IT Solutions and How Can they Help Your Business? Recurring system errors, data access issues, workflow problems, and the ever popular “technical difficulties” can be real nuisances. Not only do they have the potential to slow down or halt productivity, but they also can have a negative effect on morale and your employees’ job satisfaction. However, there is a proactive … [Read more...]

Is Your Firewall up to Code? Three Common Issues That Can Improve Your Cybersecurity

  Your firewall is usually the only thing that stands between those who need access to your network and those who don’t. In other words, your firewall is your business’s first line of defense against major security breaches that can result in lost data, lost production time, and lost resources. Viruses, hackers, malware, and ransomware are just some of the well-known forms of cyber … [Read more...]

Microsoft Teams – A Tool for Efficiency

  With our business day already packed with meetings and events, finding a tool to bring our work day together is invaluable. Microsoft Teams, a hub for teamwork in Microsoft Office 365, is a great addition that provides the full breadth and depth of Office 365   For an individual user Teams provides a one stop overlay to all your Microsoft Office 365 features, including SharePoint, … [Read more...]

Don’t Take The Phishing Bait

One of the problems with email phishing is that the senders are getting sneakier. They choose a well know company, ones that most of us use, and send the email looking as close to legitimate as possible. noun: phishing the fraudulent practice of sending emails purporting to be from reputable companies in order to induce individuals to reveal personal information, such as passwords and … [Read more...]

Why Every Business Needs A Business Continuity Plan

  Business Continuity from Reliance Keeps Your Mission-critical Operations Running Despite Calamities. What if your business could go on functioning during and after a disaster as if the disaster had never happened? Fires, floods, snow and ice storms, tornadoes and hurricanes, earthquakes… these kinds of calamities may strike at any time, and sometimes with little or no warning. As … [Read more...]

Basic Security All Businesses Should Follow

    Technology is a wonderful tool. It helps our businesses succeed and makes life easier for business owners and employees. Unfortunately along with the advantages comes the susceptibility for attack as witnessed in many recent leading news stories. While these headlines are directed at large corporations the smaller businesses also need to beware as a security attack can strike … [Read more...]