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The benefits of outsourcing your business IT support

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Communications are a vital art of any business, and these days the majority of them reply on your IT running efficiently without any downtime. Hiring permanent staff can be a costly overhead, whereas the simple outsourcing of your business IT support could reap significant savings. Let’s take a look at the benefits. Increased savings When […]

An IT System That Meets Your Expectations, In 7 Steps

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Each time a business implements a new IT system, that system is expected to efficiently perform the role it was designed for. However, unless that implementation is well thought out, planned properly, and executed carefully, the gap between what your business expected and what reality has delivered could be huge. Here’s 7 tips that will […]

Protect Your IT Assets With These 8 Policies

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Writing IT policies isn’t fun, but it’s necessary. The best way to ensure a company’s IT resources are used appropriately and productively is to document requirements and expectations, and the consequences of policy violations. Given the amount of different policies out there, putting them all into one document would be enough to scare even the […]

Ransomware strikes again. Beware of SamSam.

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March 22, 2018 is a date many city workers and citizens of Atlanta, Georgia, won’t be forgetting anytime soon. On that day ransomware shut down numerous city services and government offices. The culprit was a ransomware variant known as SamSam. But this wasn’t the first time that SamSam had struck. In February, it forced the Colorado Department […]

Why is Business Continuity Solutions Important?

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Businesses face all types of pressure throughout the day. Many companies rely on technology and depend on supply chains to ensure the business is up and running. This can cause significant risks to companies if they do not have business continuity solutions in place. Providing the company is aware of these possible risks and can […]

Tips For Creating A “Best Practice” Incident Response Plan

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According to security researchers, 2017 was a seriously bad year for data breaches. In the first 9 months there were 3,800 reported breaches, exposing around 7 billion records. And there’s no signs of that pace slowing down anytime soon. That suggests for 2018, one of the best ideas you can implement for your business, is an […]

Information On The Spectre/Meltdown Security Vulnerability

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Information On The Spectre/Meltdown Security Vulnerability   You’ve most likely heard the names “Spectre” or “Meltdown” used to describe a serious security flaw that primarily affects any computer running an Intel based CPU (chip). We’d like to bring you up to date on what Intellect IT has been doing to help address and protect our […]

How are Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery Plans Related?

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For any business, ensuring that they continue to operate in spite of potential obstacles and can recover effectively is of the utmost importance. We are continually working with organisations assisting with business continuity consulting, and we’re often asked what a business continuity plan is and how it relates to disaster recovery plans First, some definitions […]

Digium Switchvox UC & Intellect IT

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Are you looking for a unified communication systems solution for your business? Then you’ll be pleased to discover the power and affordability of Switchvox UC from Digium. As the developer of Asterisk – a well-known and widely used open-source telephony platform, Digium also provides the phone system known as Switchvox, which is available both as a […]

What’s the difference between antivirus and anti-malware?

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Online security is a lucrative and ever-important industry. As experts in this field, we recommend Sophos unified threat management solutions in order to safeguard you and your business from external threats. Whenever someone starts their search for online security, they always discover there are two major types of protection: antivirus and anti-malware. Which leads them […]