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The biggest cost savings opportunities from switching to VoIP phones

The biggest cost savings opportunities from switching to VoIP phones

C-suite executives are always looking for new and innovative ways to boost revenue, and more often than not, new ideas are rooted in new technologies. And yet, studies have shown that most businesses fail to implement and adopt the right IT solutions. Often, this unfortunate fact comes down to failing to properly factor in corporate goals and prioritize core business processes when selecting the best solutions.

5 common IaaS migration mistakes and how to avoid them

5 common IaaS migration mistakes and how to avoid them

Most small business owners appreciate the value of the cloud, but that doesn’t mean they’re ready to make the move. As with any outsourced IT support strategy, careful planning and research is essential, especially since mistakes can end up costing you dearly.

The top 3 ways for Connecticut manufacturers to overcome technology obstacles

The top 3 ways for Connecticut manufacturers to overcome technology obstacles

From the factory floor to the shop window, Connecticut manufacturers are starting to recognize the advantages of cutting-edge technologies, such as Internet of Things (IoT) devices and automation driven software by machine learning. Businesses in our state have the luxury of easy access to tech talent, as its one of the best places in the nation to find IT expertise.

How to educate your employees so they don’t accidentally leak information

How to educate your employees so they don’t accidentally leak information

Dysfunctional technology is often the first thing that people blame when there’s a data breach, but studies have consistently shown that human error is behind the majority of cases. In fact, one of Connecticut’s biggest breaches was accomplished by a scammer pretending to be a school superintendent who was requesting teacher W-2s.

Choosing the right technology is critical to enforcing your cybersecurity policies and data safeguards, but it’s only as effective as your employees are at using it.

Handling regulatory compliance may be easier than you thought, and here’s why

Handling regulatory compliance may be easier than you thought, and here’s why

If there are two things that keep business leaders awake at night, they’re the constant threat of a data breach and failing to meet increasingly strict compliance regulations. In Connecticut, the state Supreme Court ruled that in addition to statutory fines, businesses could also face lawsuits from affected citizens.

4 Strategies to improve patient care using electronic health records

4 Strategies to improve patient care using electronic health records

If you operate a healthcare practice, transitioning from paper to electronic medical records (EHRs) has almost certainly been your biggest IT challenge over the past few years. In 2015, Medicare began fining hospitals and doctors that don’t use EHR systems, which encouraged many organizations to view these solutions as requirements rather than opportunities.

Essential IT solutions for non-profit fundraising efforts

Essential IT solutions for non-profit fundraising efforts

Not-for-profit businesses have always struggled with limited resources, but those in Connecticut stumbled on especially hard times when the state suddenly revoked or challenged dozens of tax exemptions. Whether your non-profit is facing unexpected taxes or disappearing donors, improving IT is the most economical way to raise more money.

Infrastructure as a Service is perfect for any SMB with one or more servers

Infrastructure as a Service is perfect for any SMB with one or more servers

The number of cloud services available to small business owners is staggering. Each one comes with pros and cons, but there’s one cloud service that every business with a server should consider: Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS).

Sometimes referred to as Co-location services, this solution gives you unrestricted remote access to hardware in an IT provider’s tightly guarded datacenter.

Lower costs per unit: IT solutions every manufacturer should have

Lower costs per unit: IT solutions every manufacturer should have

Manufacturers need advanced IT solutions to price their products competitively. The industry is booming in Connecticut and successful operations are taking advantage of technologies that slash overhead costs and optimize production workflows. These solutions are well within the budgetary scope of small shops, which means manufacturing software and IT support is a necessity for doing business.

Regular cybersecurity assessments help keep businesses safe

Regular cybersecurity assessments help keep businesses safe

Business owners should view their cybersecurity programs as two-tiered endeavors. One tier requires having the right equipment and software in place to fend off cyberthreats. The second requires having a maintenance plan in place to ensure the equipment and software are doing what they’re supposed to be doing over time.