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7 Steps - Protect your Business During Hurricane Season

[fa icon="calendar'] June 2, 2020 / by Communications posted in Disaster Preparedness, Cyber Security

Unfortunately for Florida, Mother Nature did not get the memo telling her to take it easy after the COVID outbreak and has instead decided to throw an "above average hurricane season" our way. This could have a major impact on businesses still in recovery mode as enduring a major storm right after the outbreak could prove impossible. 

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3 Signs Your Business Needs Professional IT Support

[fa icon="calendar'] May 13, 2020 / by Dylan Borden posted in Tech Tips, Virtual CIO

You own a small business, and you’ve been doing just fine without a dedicated IT guy.  Your business, however, like everything else these days, depends on technology: email, phones, databases, documents, spreadsheets, and, maybe even software unique to your industry. How then, do you know when it is time to bring in some professional IT support? Let's take a look at three of the most common signs:

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Four Winds in the News! Managing a Remote Workforce

[fa icon="calendar'] March 27, 2020 / by Communications posted in Local I.T., Cloud Solutions, Disaster Preparedness

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Working from Home 101 -Guide to Creating a Remote Workforce

[fa icon="calendar'] March 17, 2020 / by Dylan Borden posted in Disaster Preparedness

The Conora virus outbreak has had a dramatic impact on businesses across the countries but remote work capabilities have allowed companies to maintain operations while keeping their teams safe. The benefits are obvious, while the country is in lock down employees are able to connect and collaborate where ever they are, and the best part is once enabled companies can always take advantage of their remote network no matter the situation.

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Cloud Case Study - SitePro Streamlines Business with Azure

[fa icon="calendar'] February 26, 2020 / by Communications posted in Cloud Solutions

Cloud technology has been around for decades but it wasn't until 2006, when Eric Schmidt, Google's then CEO, reintroduced the term 'cloud computing' at an industry conference, that it took on it's modern day meaning. Since then, cloud technology has boomed made obvious by the now thousands of cloud-based business apps and over 83% of company workloads being stored on the cloud! [1]

So, with so many businesses already taking advantage of the cloud and the seemly limitless capabilities the cloud can offer, how can your company best take advantage of cloud technology? 

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Cash, Credit, or Debit - What Payment Methods are Most Secure?

[fa icon="calendar'] February 21, 2020 / by Dylan Borden posted in Local I.T., Tech Tips

Earlier this week ABC 7 My Suncoast News reached out to ask us some questions about payment methods available to consumers today and the different level of security each afford the end user. We explored some of the most popular methods on the market and gave some situations where you might want to use one over the other.

Let's take a look at the pros and cons of each option so you can decide which method is best for you!

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