Coordinated Business Systems Blog / IT & Network Services Management (7)

The 3 Best Reasons SMBs Should Adopt Proactive Network Management

There's tons of reasons your SMB should adopt proactive network monitoring - read on to learn the 3 best reasons to partner with a Managed Networks expert.

The Internet allows SMBs to compete directly with businesses of any size - often successfully. Technology means you can use social media to market your business, eCommerce allows you to sell nationally -- and globally, communicate in seconds with email and online messaging and chat to …

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Are You Confused About Managed IT Services?

Technical jargon (or geek speak, as I like to call it) can be confusing...why are there so many ways to talk about managed services that relate to information technology?!

IT professionals have one thing in common – a tendency to speak in geek-speak. Using technical language, acronyms, and inside lingo speeds communication when IT pros are trying to solve a problem. When that jargon bleeds over into talking to business professions, confusion is the usua …

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The 5 Things Managed IT Supports That SMB Owners Care About

Managed IT Services supports the 5 big things you care about for your SMB.

Executives don't usually care about information technology. Smart company leaders understand, however, that IT can help them with the five things they DO care about: Growth Productivity Efficiency Security Downtime Whether you're a business owner, C-level executive, or someone who wan …

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Is Your Office Prepared? 16 Questions to Ask Yourself About Disaster Recovery

Can you answer 'yes' to these 16 questions about how your business will handle disaster recovery?

Before getting into this post, let's quickly talk about disaster recovery. Most people see the word “disaster” and think of hurricanes, fire, flood, tornadoes, volcanoes, or other natural disasters. Of course, those can and do cause business disruption. However, what disaster recovery …

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Why SMBs Should Focus on Keeping Anti-Virus Software Up-to-Date

Is your anti-virus software up to date? These 3 reasons will remind you why you need to take the 5 minutes to update whenever there's a security patch.

How many of us have ignored the alert on our computer to update software – especially anti-virus protection? If you're in the middle of something, you could have every intention of updating the software later. Every day you delay is another chance for a hacker to find the hole in your …

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Your View of Information Technology Could Be the Difference Between Business Success or Just Getting By

Your view of Managed IT could be holding your SMB back from great things.

If you don't mind, it don't matter. That's a saying I've heard in sports about how your mental attitude can help you work hard and through pain and/or discomfort. When it comes to your information technology – network to telephony to AI; I'll twist that to say that “if you don't care, …

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7 Deadly Sins of SMB Cybersecurity [Free Infographic]

7 Deadly Sins of Cybersecurity

Information security pitfalls are everywhere. It's no fun to read blog posts all the time. So to take a break, we've put together an easy-to-read infographic to visually show you the seven most deadly sins of cybersecurity! We don't think that's hyperbole. Many small and medium busine …

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I Have an IT Staff – I Don't Need a Managed IT Partner to Help Secure and Manage My Network

You have an IT team but here's why you should consider managed IT anyway

Your business, our business, your competition's business, everyone's business today relies on a secure, scalable IT network and an IT infrastructure that supports business goals and allows a company to thrive. Offices that don't secure their networks and business information are putti …

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Do You Understand the Cost of Network Downtime?

Do you understand the cost of network downtime

When your network goes down, your business stops. You can't email your customers. Your customers can't email you. If you run your website on your own servers and sell online, you are no longer selling anything. Everyone in the office can't connect to the data and documents they need t …

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