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Post COVID-19: Keeping Your Employees Safe Using Technology

The health and safety of your employees is the utmost importance when returning back to work. After all, they are the lifeblood of your business. Protecting them and providing for their needs seems like a pretty great investment of time and resources, doesn’t it? Empathizing With Your Employees Your employees are the heart of your…

How to Create a Business Disaster Recovery (BDR) Plan that Actually Works

Most businesses have been impacted in some shape or form because of COVID-19. It’s impacted aspects of your business like revenue, furloughs, your staff working remote, and how you use technology. Now that we’re seeing light at the end of the tunnel, there’s some strategic things I want you to think about. Review your Business…

4 Tips to Get Your Business Back on Track Leveraging Technology

It’ll most likely take months or years to get back to a semblance of normalcy. And that’s okay. The question is how you can balance safety and productivity in your workplace. Identify key areas of business The first thing to do is identify the key areas of your business that cannot work from home. That…

Transferring The Technology Inside Your Business To the New Normal

We’re now several weeks into most states starting to open post-coronavirus crisis. The first thing you might be wondering as a business owner is how to reopen safely, as well as how to leverage technology to keep productive while transitioning. Technology transitions for your business First, you’ll need to consider risk factors that you hadn’t…

Technology and Employees Working from Home: Securing Your Networks and Transitioning To a Remote Workforce

As your staff makes the transition back to your office you’ll find some of your employees are not ready due to personal health concerns to come back to the office. There also may be a possibility that certain employees thrive more working from home. If that works for your company, there are some very important…

The New Reality of Working Remotely with the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Crisis

  Working from home is the new normal for a lot of workers in the US and around the world. There has been much debate about working from home and whether or not it’s a productivity boost or productivity drain. Skeptical managers envision employees lying on their couches at home in Metallica concert t-shirts eating…

The Negative Effects of Poorly Designed Remote Working Policies (working from home during Coronavirus)

Companies that previously laughed at the idea of working from home are now desperately wondering how to keep themselves and their employees productive during the realities of work-from-home-life. It’s become clear that remote working policies should be covered by your BDR (business disaster recovery) plan as well as hygiene and social distancing for those who…

Essential Tips for Working From Home During the Coronavirus Crisis

Within this new coronavirus crisis many companies are implementing mandatory or voluntary working from home procedures, some never having done this before. Some businesses might feel like you’re less productive and less visible from home. In light of that, here’s some tips to help you make the most of your time at home and still…

Must-Have IT and Technology Policies: Working From Home During Coronavirus

  A large part of preparing for the current coronavirus crisis is having a plan in the event that most or all of your employees need to stay at home or self-isolate. This is a great time to draw up a BDR (business disaster recovery) plan to ensure continuity of business or update your existing…

Working From Home: How Coronavirus Is Affecting Remote Working Policies

The once skeptical manager on whether working remote would benefit (or hurt) their company, need not be skeptical any longer. We’re all being forced to consider working from home, like being shoved in the small of the back, into a reality only once imagined in an H.G. Wells novel. With the current coronavirus situation, companies…

Working From Home, Coronavirus, and Technology: How Your Business Can Be Productive During COVID-19

The days of your employees and staff working 100% percent of their work lives under the same roof are gone. You might have a few employees who DO primarily work in one place, but the coronavirus situation has taught us all a few lessons about being prepared for your staff to not work in your…

Coronavirus, Technology, and Work From Home: How Your Business Can Prepare for Coronavirus

Businesses around the world are starting to wonder exactly what the coronavirus (dubbed COVID-19) means to them, and how they should prepare for the virus if an outbreak happens closer to home. At Solution Builders, we believe that the safety of our employees and customers is paramount. We also believe that businesses should be able…

Training Your Employees in Cyber security: Ounce of Phishing Prevention is Worth a Pound of Cure

  We’ve talked with you before about the vitality of working cybersecurity into your training program for new and existing employees. (read it here!) When a breach in security happens, it can cause huge problems for your small business and while your employees can be your greatest asset, if they’re not trained properly in cybersecurity,…

What You Should Know About Windows 7 Support (How Managed IT Services Can Help)

  We all know that good things have to come to an end, and Windows 7 is no exception. Come January 2020, Windows 7 end-of-life will begin. What does Windows 7 end-of-life actually mean? Well, starting January 14, 2020, Windows 7 will cease to have support. End of support encompasses three main areas: technical support,…

5 Things You Should Think About When Migrating to the Cloud (Managed IT Services)

  When it comes to digital storage of the vital parts your small business, the Cloud is going to be your best friend. But if for years, you’ve been doing it the old-fashioned way with external hard drives and flash drives, and with all of the information swirling around out on the internet, it can…

Cybersecurity and Your Business: The Value of People Training and Prevention (Cybersecurity and Dark Web for Businesses)

Your company’s employees are your greatest asset. But if they’re not properly trained in cybersecurity, they may be your greatest liability. Knowing that, what is cybersecurity, why is it so important, and how does this impact your best asset in your team members? What is Cybersecurity: Here’s what Cybersecurity is It’s protecting company information and…

How Windows 7 Will Impact Your Business (How Managed IT Services Can Help)

We’d like to tell that your desktops and laptops will self-combust because of the move from Windows 7 to Windows 10, forcing you to record the peril on your mobile device and then creating viral YouTube content. But, that’s just not going to happen. So, what WILL happen when you have desktops or laptops that…

Top Reasons Your Business Should Be Using the Cloud (And The Value of Managed IT Services)

The Cloud. We’ve all heard of it. Some of us use it for pictures and the occasional old document that we’re tired of seeing on our desktop. But did you know how beneficial it could be for your business? Not only is the Cloud useful for buying you back space with your hardware in backing…

Why IT and Technology is Important (what it’s actually costing your business)

And as you explore the process of managing the IT and technology inside your business, there are some important questions to ask.   Questions like:   What is my IT and technology (or lack thereof) really costing me? Should my IT be a full-time investment or should it be outsourced? What are the ramifications of…

3 Questions CPA Firms Should Consider To Avoid Compromising Client Identities

In the previous post, we talked about why IT and Technology is important to your business and what it could potentially be costing you. Today, we have a different story about technology and losing data. A quick story…imagine walking into your office on a Saturday morning during tax season to find a staff member waiting…

The 3 Most Important Technologies To Focus on In 2019

In the previous post, we talked about why IT and Technology is important to your business especially when handling your data and your client’s information. Today, we’re going to talk about the top 3 technologies of focus for your business in 2019. How Cloud technology helps businesses Cloud computing is growing so quickly. Gartner reports…

Why a Complimentary Technology Assessment Could Save You Thousands

In the previous post, we talked about three important technologies your business should invest in this year. Today, we’re going to talk about the best ways to assess your office technology and how one assessment could save you thousands of dollars. What is a technology assessment and how does it help? Technology should function as…

What is Cybersecurity for Businesses?

What is Cybersecurity? Cybersecurity defined is the protection of internet-connected systems, including hardware, software and data, from cyberattacks. In a computing context, security comprises cybersecurity and physical security. As technology experts, we’ve found that cybersecurity will continue to be one of the top investments business owners will make for the foreseeable future. Too often, business…

What is the Dark Web and How Does It Affect Businesses?

In one of our last blogs, we talked about how cybersecurity attacks and data breaches can negatively impact your business. Even small attacks aren’t dangerous. Today, we’re going to specifically talk about the Dark Web and how it impacts your company or organization. What is the Dark Web? The Dark Web, which is not accessible…

How Much is Your Business Information Worth to an Identity Thief?

In one of our latest blogs, we talked about how the Dark Web can impact your business. Today, let’s discuss what your personal information is worth on the Dark Web. The Dark Web is known for the illegal activities conducted there, and while not everything on the dark web is illegal, it’s most appealing factor…

Human Error and How This Affects The Security of Your Business Technology

In one of our recent blogs we touched on what nefarious criminals will pay for your personal and business information. This email we’re talking human error. We talk about it all the time, but what exactly do we mean? Human error occurs when an individual performs a task or does something with an unintended outcome. …

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