top of page

The Importance of IT at the Boardroom Table: Why Technology Matters for Business Success

In today's rapidly evolving technological landscape, it's imperative that companies have a strong understanding of the role technology plays in driving business success. All too often, I have seen companies overlook the significance of technology in their decision-making processes. IT is often treated as a separate entity, rather than a key component of the overall business strategy. This is a mistake. Technology has the potential to greatly impact a company's bottom line, an

EDR: The Next Level of Cybersecurity for Small Businesses

I've seen a lot of small businesses make mistakes when it comes to protecting their networks and devices from cyber threats. One of the biggest mistakes I see is businesses relying solely on traditional antivirus software to protect their systems. While antivirus software is a great first line of defense, it's simply not enough in today's constantly evolving threat landscape. That's why I believe that every business should consider incorporating Endpoint Detection and Respons

Protect Your Business: Say Goodbye to Consumer-Grade Routers and Hello to Firewall Security

I've seen a lot of small businesses make the same mistake when it comes to their network security: using an ISP-supplied or consumer-grade router instead of an appropriately sized firewall. I know it might sound like a small detail, but trust me, it can have a big impact on the security of your business. A consumer-grade router might be fine for personal use, but it's just not cut out for the demands of a small business. Here's why: Lack of customization: With a consumer-grad

Navigating the IT Maze: A Guide to Choosing the Right Solutions for Your Small Business

Today I want to talk about one of the most important decisions you'll make as a small business owner - choosing and implementing the right IT solutions. With so many options out there, it can be overwhelming to know where to start. But don't worry, I've got you covered. In this post, I'll give you the tips and information you need to make the right choices for your business! Step 1: Define your needs The first step in choosing and implementing the right IT solutions is to def

Empower Your Team: The Importance of User Training and Education in Small Business IT

Today, I want to talk about something that is often overlooked in small businesses - user training and education. When it comes to IT, it's easy to focus on the technical side of things and forget about the human element. But trust me, investing in user training and education is crucial for the success of your IT systems and overall business. First off, let's talk about why user training and education is so important. Your employees are the ones who are going to be using your

Don't Let Data Loss Ruin Your Day: Why Backing Up Your Microsoft 365 Data is a Must

I know, you've heard it a million times before, but I can't stress enough how important it is to back up your Microsoft 365 data. I've seen firsthand the devastation that can happen when a business loses important files and documents due to a lack of proper backup. Trust me, it's not pretty. First off, let's talk about why you should be backing up your data in the first place. Microsoft 365 is a great platform and all, but it's not immune to outages, hacking, and other forms

Maximizing Your IT Potential: My Top 10 Priorities for Small Business Success

I've been working in IT managed services for over a decade, and let me tell you, small businesses have some unique IT challenges! I've been lucky enough to work in both New Zealand and the UK, so I've got a pretty good idea of what small-medium businesses need to focus on when it comes to their IT. Here are my top 10 IT priorities for small businesses: 1. Data security - small businesses are often targets for cybercriminals because they don't have the resources to invest in h

Disaster-proof Your Small Business: Why Every Business Needs a Recovery Plan

As a small business owner, you're likely always on the lookout for ways to protect your company and ensure its continued success. One area that is often overlooked, but is critical for business continuity, is disaster recovery. You might be thinking, "Disaster recovery? That's for big companies, not little old me." But trust me, even small businesses need to have a plan in place for when disaster strikes. Disaster recovery is all about restoring normal operations to your busi

Why Investing in a Paid Antivirus is Essential for Business Security

As a business owner, I know firsthand how important it is to protect my company's sensitive information from cyber threats. That's why I choose to use a paid antivirus program over a free one for my business. Here's why I think this is the best choice for any business looking to safeguard its data and reputation.. First and foremost, paid antivirus programs offer much more robust protection than free options. These programs have more resources at their disposal to develop and

Multi Factor Authentication - what is is? why it's important? and why you should enable it NOW

I have seen firsthand the devastating effects that a data breach can have on a business. That's why I cannot stress enough the importance of Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) for businesses. MFA is a security measure that requires users to provide multiple forms of identification before being granted access to a system or application. This can include something the user knows (such as a password or PIN), something the user has (such as a security token or a smartphone), or so

Blog: Blog2
bottom of page