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Recently, I was conversing with former FBI agent and author of The Secret to Cyber Security, Scott Augenbaum, after a virtual conference. We discussed the wave of ransomware and breaches being seen. One thing we both agreed upon is that a large percentage of those attacks could have been prevented. While some are very sophisticated […]
I was reading an article in a security publication a few weeks ago and was struck by the changing thoughts around big risks to businesses and the economy. During a recent speech by Federal Reserve chairman Jerome Powell he said “The world changes. The world evolves. And the risks change as well. And I would […]
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Have you ever needed to add someone to a Teams meeting after it’s already started? Perhaps you need input from someone who isn’t already in the meeting? If so, here are the two simple steps to add someone to a Teams call: Find the Participant Pane. Click the participants pane on the top toolbar. This […]
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Businesses that plan to survive and thrive for years to come understand they must attract younger employees—new teammates who can contribute ideas that your tenured, traditional employees may not have previously considered. Unfortunately, hiring the top young talent can be a challenge if your company doesn’t appeal to the right people. Technology may be the […]
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Have you ever wanted to present something during a Teams meeting or chat, and weren’t sure how? This is where the screen sharing function comes in … Screen sharing is the process of showing your computer screen to everyone else in the video conference. This step by step guide will help walk you through how […]
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Your brand may have a presence on the “Big Five” – Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube, and Google – but are your profiles receiving enough engagement to make it worth the investment? As is true for any part of business, social media takes time, money, and the right tech stack to maintain it properly. If lackluster […]
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Digital Transformation is often used in the business world without a lot of context behind it. If 2020 has taught us anything, it’s that all companies need to be digital companies. Companies that are leading in technology innovation and digital transformation achieve two times the revenue growth compared to their peers. Imagine how your business […]
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It’s amazing to think about the computing power each of us carry around our pocket. Mobile devices have replaced a number of other devices and have become nearly impossible to live and work without. However, with that power comes responsibility – the more we work on them, the more important it is to keep them […]
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LinkedIn isn’t just for job seekers. With nearly 740 million members in over 200 countries and territories across the globe, it’s a valuable tool for anyone looking to grow their book of business. Social media allows you to build the “Know, Like, and Trust” factor in relationships, whether in your personal or business life. It’s […]
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Not many things in life decrease in price. Inflation creeps into just about every consumer purchase and, as the years go by, it can drastically change the price of goods and services. But, do you want to know an industry secret? Internet service providers won’t be quick to tell you this, but one item has […]
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It’s never too late to start thinking about social media marketing and the impact it can have on your organization. Social media is on the rise and in today’s society, it drives success and innovation for companies across the world. LinkedIn, Facebook, Instagram; these are just a few of the platforms that can transform the […]
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Who said you can’t use Microsoft Teams on the go? With busy work schedules becoming more prominent these days, you can seamlessly access the platform right from your smartphone. The way we use technology continues to change which is why it is so important to have flexibility and accessibility across multiple devices. Are you looking […]
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There’s no such thing as a safe neighborhood online. If I asked you to think of the worst neighborhood in your city and whether you’d feel safe living there with just a simple lock on doors and windows, what would you tell me? What if it was not just the worst neighborhood in your city, […]
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The Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) is one of the most aggressive government support packages for small and mid-sized businesses that’s ever been offered. Designed to provide a financial cushion to support businesses, these PPP government funds are designed to enable companies to assist with rent, mortgages, workforce or other business expenses such as utilities during […]
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Many organizations have become completely dependent on video-conferencing. Now is a good time to assess whether you chose the right product! Maybe you chose a product quickly when you switched to a work-from-home or partial work-from-home setup. Now you might find it’s not entirely meeting your needs. You have options and shouldn’t simply settle with […]
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One of the biggest struggles when working from home is poor or inconsistent Internet connectivity. At Compass MSP, we have been hearing a lot about this particular struggle in recent months and have five tips that can possibly help you out. Check your internet plan. You should have a minimum of 150 Mbps download and […]
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Are you considering resuming in-office operations soon? Navigating the steps to take is confusing when none of us have dealt with a situation quite like this before. It’s critical to make an informed decision and take the proper steps to protect your team while maintaining business continuity. Review Your Technology Needs The lockdowns of COVID-19 […]
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How are Manufacturing Companies In Tampa and Around the Nation Benefiting from Managed IT Services? In today’s hyper-competitive and technology-driven manufacturing industry, things move fast. They can also break fast too, with downtime costing manufactures multiples in the billions of dollars each year. Even small hiccups can turn an otherwise profitable manufacturing run into a […]
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Do you need to hire the services of an experienced and well regarded IT consulting company in Tampa? Have you been thinking about expanding your business and want advice on IT technology to increase your success? Don’t worry, we offer some of the best IT Consulting in Tampa. These days companies that do not use […]
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Businesses all over the nation come to Compass MSP for their unique combination of standards, people, tools, policy, and techniques that result in one of the best Managed IT Services in New Jersey… and in the nation! Their approach aligns their goals with client’s goals to deliver in a timely way that solves the technical […]
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If there’s one thing every law firm needs right now, it’s a robust, scalable IT infrastructure. However, a recent survey by the American Bar Association revealed that almost 44 percent of small law firms fail to budget for IT, despite over 60 percent of respondents acknowledging that IT is a pressing concern. These statistics suggest that although […]
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You already know that cybercriminals are targeting your business — you recognize the scale of the threat, and what needs to be done to combat it. And if you’re like most company owners and managers, that means working with a competent, dedicated cybersecurity partner.
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With a risk assessment, you’ll know what’s threatening your IT system, where there are existing vulnerabilities, and what controls you can use to address them. Ensuring your network is performing as it should and your IT is secure will help to increase productivity and protect your business from the costs of downtime and data loss.
Co-managed IT services can help businesses plug gaps in their IT systems, as well as expanding capabilities, with the right provider. Finding the ideal provider is relatively simple, as long as businesses follow these steps.
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Outsourcing IT support can be highly beneficial to all organizations, cutting costs and improving operations and bolstering cybersecurity. Organizations may choose either managed or co-managed IT support services, each with their own pros and cons.
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Understanding the risks facing your business, and managing them effectively, is critical to reducing downtime and minimizing the impact of a disaster on your operations. Here’s what you need to know about devising a comprehensive risk management framework for your company.
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Meeting the demands of a large enterprise’s technology needs can be overwhelming. Projects stall, and your IT strategy can go off course. With a co-managed services partner, you can maximize the impact of IT while reducing costs and increasing efficiencies.
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If it isn’t already, cybersecurity should be a primary concern for businesses operating in today’s technology-centric marketplace. In this guide, we’ll walk you through must-know regulations and discuss why compliance, while necessary, doesn’t guarantee the security of your data.
There’s no denying that cybersecurity is important for all businesses. If you feel as though you’re doing your best, can you be sure that it’s future-proof? By focusing on three key areas, you could save yourself from a serious attack and reduce your business risk.
When your current IT staff could do with a little extra assistance, you need to augment their efforts with managed IT services. From tapping into expertise to the flexibility of using a managed services provider, here are four key benefits to consider.
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A quick online search and you’ll be inundated with a colossal amount of information about Voice Over IP (VoIP) phone systems. We’ve come with four strategic tips that’ll help you decide on a state-of-the-art phone system that works for your staff, your business, and your clients.
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Voice over IP, or VoIP, can improve your company’s operational efficiency and help to streamline your communications processes – here’s our 5 reasons why you should consider VoIP services for your SMB, and an overview of how VoIP is taking corporate communications to the next level.
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Flood, fire, hurricane, prolonged illness, security breach, or billing error – disasters happen, and there’s no predicting when. The good news is, you can prepare for the worst with a business continuity plan (BCP). It’s time to protect your business and safeguard your reputation.
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The truth is that data backups are only useful if they work – when was the last time you tested your backups? Below, we explain why you should back up your data, how often you should be backing things up, and the most effective, efficient ways to test your data backups.
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Cyber attacks put businesses at risk. Managed service providers can help mitigate that risk, but there are tactics businesses can also employ internally, such as managing passwords and educating employees.
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There’s no way of guaranteeing that you can prevent a disaster entirely. Instead, you need to do what you can to maintain your business’s resilience. From using flexible technologies through to educating your employees, there are multiple ways to protect your business.
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Managed IT support works like any other service that you outsource, from payroll to accounting to marketing. Your contract with a company which then handles your IT support needs. There are four primary services offered with a managed support company:
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All businesses require IT support; it’s just a matter of choosing the right type. When you’re trying to choose between AutoPilot and CoPilot, having an understanding of how they work makes a big difference.
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The issue is that IT is still viewed as a burden rather than a tool to empower. But when issues happen, like a server crashing or email going offline, owners begin to realize they need some reliable support after all.
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