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What is a BCDR Plan?

Submitted by Erica Kastner on Thu, 08/ 06/ 20 - 04: 24 PM

CYBER SECURITY | 5 MIN READ

Backup Continuity and Disaster Recovery (BCDR) plans help organizations mitigate the risks associated with network downtime and interruptions to business operations. Keep reading to learn what a BCDR plan is, how your.

cybersecurity, small business cyber security

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Best Digital Production Printers of 2020 [Specs + Reviews]

Submitted by Daniel Gray on Wed, 08/ 05/ 20 - 03: 18 PM

BEST DIGITAL PRODUCTION PRINTERS | 8 MIN READ

If you are a print shop, law firm, publisher, or other organization in need of a machine that is capable of running a high volume of print jobs, then you need to do your research before you jump into the.

production printing

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What is a Temperature Scanning Kiosk? [Info + Pricing]

Submitted by Erica Kastner on Fri, 07/ 31/ 20 - 04: 42 PM

TEMPERATURE SCANNERS | 6 MIN READ

Temperature scanning kiosks offer businesses a fast and reliable way to re-open amid the COVID-19 pandemic and stay open. Additional API integrations also allow for these kiosks to be configured for uses that extend.

Temperature Scanners, Small Business

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Can Facial Recognition Detect You with a Mask?

Submitted by Erica Kastner on Fri, 07/ 31/ 20 - 12: 00 PM

FACIAL RECOGNITION | 5 MIN READ

As facial recognition becomes more widely used in businesses and government entities alike, and especially due to COVID-19 causing widespread mask wearing, many are wondering if this technology can correctly identify.

cyber security solutions for small business, cyber security, Facial Recognition

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How to Write a Copier RFP [Complete Guide]

Submitted by Bernie Schom on Wed, 07/ 29/ 20 - 10: 50 AM

WHAT IS AN RFP | 20 MIN READ

One thing we know for sure is that crafting a quality Request for Proposal (RFP) is not an easy task and can take significant time to get it right. As a leader in the copier and printer industry, Standard Office Systems is.

Copier Leasing

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Facial Recognition: Everything You Need to Know

Submitted by Erica Kastner on Tue, 07/ 28/ 20 - 12: 00 PM

FACIAL RECOGNITION | 6 MIN READ

Facial recognition is a buzzword that's been the topic of many news articles and the subject of various movies. While some see this technology as dystopian, others see it as a futuristic way to further streamline our.

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4 Reasons to Re-Think In-House IT

Submitted by Erica Kastner on Fri, 07/ 24/ 20 - 12: 00 PM

CYBER SECURITY | 5 MIN READ

Businesses looking to strengthen their cyber security efforts may wish to build an in-house IT team. While internal IT departments may seem like the perfect fit, some organizations may prefer to completely or partially.

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How to Minimize Your Cyber Insurance Claims [6 Tips]

Submitted by Erica Kastner on Tue, 07/ 21/ 20 - 12: 00 PM

CYBER INSURANCE | 4.5 MIN READ

Though cyber insurance can provide significant financial coverage in the event of a cyber attack or data breach, policy costs can quickly add up. Luckily, there's a few steps your organization can take to keep costs low.

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Should Businesses Work Remotely Permanently?

Submitted by Erica Kastner on Tue, 07/ 14/ 20 - 12: 00 PM

REMOTE OFFICE | 9 MIN READ

Many companies who had their first remote trial run earlier this year amid the COVID-19 pandemic are now wondering if they should permanently keep their office remote. Keep reading to see all the factors a company should.

small business cyber security, cyber security, remote office

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Temperature Scanners for Businesses [Types + Pricing]

Submitted by Erica Kastner on Fri, 07/ 10/ 20 - 02: 32 PM

TEMPERATURE SCANNERS | 5.5 MIN READ

As COVID-19 continues to impact business operations, many companies are wondering how to minimize its spread and safely keep their doors open. infrared temperature scanners offer businesses a solution that, when.

Temperature Scanners

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How to Lower Your Cyber Insurance Costs [6 Tips]

Submitted by Erica Kastner on Fri, 07/ 03/ 20 - 12: 00 PM

CYBER INSURANCE | 5 MIN READ

Though cyber insurance can provide significant financial coverage in the event of a cyber attack or data breach, the costs to maintain coverage can quickly add up. Keep reading to learn six tips on how your business can.

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What Is Email Filtering and How Does It Work?

Submitted by Erica Kastner on Tue, 06/ 30/ 20 - 12: 00 PM

CYBER SECURITY | 5 MIN READ

While email filtering has been around in one form or another for a while, it serves a more important role in your cyber security plan than you may think. Keep reading to learn what exactly email filtering is, how it works,.

cyber security best practices, cyber security

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In-House vs. Managed IT: Which Is Better?

Submitted by Erica Kastner on Fri, 06/ 26/ 20 - 12: 00 PM

MANAGED IT SERVICES | 5 MIN READ

If your business is looking to improve your cyber security efforts, there will come a point in the research and decision process where you will need to figure out if you want in-house or managed IT. Which form of IT.

Managed IT Services, cybersecurity

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How to Return to the Office After Coronavirus

Submitted by Erica Kastner on Tue, 06/ 23/ 20 - 12: 00 PM

REMOTE OFFICE | 5 MIN READ

As the country starts to open up amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the main question on every company's mind is how they can safely transition back to the office. Along with setting clear hygiene standards to avoid the spread of.

Managed IT Services, remote office

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Why Managed IT Companies Suck: 4 MSP Misconceptions

Submitted by Erica Kastner on Fri, 06/ 19/ 20 - 12: 00 PM

MANAGED IT SERVICE | 5.5 MIN READ

Some companies may be hesitant to sign with a Managed Service Provider (MSP) when they could just hire in-house IT instead. As an MSP, we know the ways in which some MSP's taint our industry's reputation. Keep reading.

Managed IT Services, Managed Services Questions, cyber security

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What's the Best Cloud Storage for Businesses? [Reviews and Tips]

Submitted by Erica Kastner on Tue, 06/ 16/ 20 - 12: 00 PM

BUSINESS CLOUD STORAGE | 5 MIN READ

Cloud storage protects your most important assets − your data − from destruction in the event of a network outage or cyber attack. Cloud storage options can vary based on a number of factors, from the amount of.

Cloud Technology

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6 Questions to Ask Before Buying Cyber Insurance

Submitted by Erica Kastner on Fri, 06/ 12/ 20 - 12: 00 PM

CYBER INSURANCE | 5 MIN READ

Cyber insurance, also known as cyber liability insurance, is beneficial as a form of financial mitigation in the event of a cyber attack. However, for those unfamiliar with the industry, the jargon can make buying a policy.

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Social Engineering Trends in 2020

Submitted by Erica Kastner on Tue, 06/ 09/ 20 - 12: 00 PM

SOCIAL ENGINEERING | 5 MIN READ

Victims of social engineering attacks can have their personal information stolen from right under their nose without ever knowing. Social engineering attacks are crafted around two basic tenants of human psychology:.

social engineering, social engineering tactics, phishing attacks, cyber security

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How Much Does Business Cloud Storage Cost?

Submitted by Erica Kastner on Fri, 06/ 05/ 20 - 12: 00 PM

CLOUD STORAGE | 4 MIN READ

When your network is down, you may have to restore to a previous backup. This means that consistent and reliable data storage is key in protecting sensitive information from being deleted. Many businesses are turning to.

Cloud Technology

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Why Are Managed Service Providers (MSP's) So Expensive?

Submitted by Erica Kastner on Tue, 06/ 02/ 20 - 12: 00 PM

MANAGED IT SERVICES | 7 MIN READ

Managed Service Providers (MSP's) can receive a bad reputation for being seen as a costly investment, giving some businesses sticker shock when they learn how much their contract might be. Understanding what costs.

Managed IT Services, Managed Services Questions

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