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How to choose an IT support company for your business

Whether you’re looking for a new IT support company, or just wanting to ensure your current provider is the best deal you can get – you’ll want to make sure they can answer these 8 critical questions.
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The essentials of a business continuity plan (plus the one thing you might be missing)

An alarming number of organizations either don’t have a business continuity plan, so we’d like to share some valuable information about business continuity with you. Namely, what is it? Why do you need it? What should it include? And what’s the one important part of it that so many companies miss?
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Why an alternate work site should be part of your business continuity plan

Far too many business leaders don’t know everything their business continuity plan should include. As a result, they may have a plan, but the plan may not fully prepare them. This article will address one specific element of business continuity we find is frequently missing: an alternate work site.
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5 things you should know about Sender Policy Framework

If you’re serious about protecting your company (you should be), then there’s a lot to learn about. That’s why we’re happy to share our expertise. This is your plain-English explanation of Sender Policy Framework (SPF), what kind of cyberattacks it stops, why you want it, and even how to set it up.
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What is DKIM and DMARC (and why you need it)

Many businesses rely on the ability to send bulk emails in order to better serve their customers. Use of SPF, DKIM and DMARC authentication shows internet service providers and clients that you are serious about maintaining their security and keeping their trust.
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Why Azure is the right choice for your business

Microsoft Azure is a powerful and accessible package of cloud services for modern businesses. Azure includes a wide and ever-expanding range of services, including support for software-as-a-service (SaaS), platform-as-a-service (PaaS), and infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) deployment models.
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4 things you should look for to secure your cloud

As more and more services migrate to the cloud, security has become a significant issue for service providers and their clients. It never hurts to do your due diligence]. Cloud-based computing services demand tight and robust security. Learn what you can do to make sure your cloud is secure.
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6 things a good IT security policy should include

Your IT security policy provides a roadmap for everyone in your company to ensure safety, security, compliance, and confidentiality. With 46% of US businesses reporting at least one data breach in 2018, a strong, adaptable, and realistic IT security policy is more important than ever.
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4 Reasons You Should Use a Local IT Provider

When choosing an IT provider, there are so many options available and it may seem overwhelming. Do you go with a national superstar? An award-winning local firm? An international up-and-comer? How do you choose? For small businesses like yours, it's usually best to go with a local provider. Here's why.
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Next-level file sharing tips for the Chicago professional

File sharing seems simple enough, but the following are some file sharing tips for the 3 main file-sharing platforms to make it even safer, more secure, more collaborative and more efficient. With options like Google Drive, OneNote, and Sharepoint, there’s something for everyone.