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Effective technology is essential for small businesses looking to increase the productivity of their people and business. Introducing technology such as computer networks can help them to stay competitive by increasing productivity and by reducing hardware costs. Even simple networks make sharing information and resources easier, provide better security and enable easy backup facilities for any small businesses.

For small businesses in today’s high-tech society, Information Technology (IT) has become a significant consideration. Implementing new technology is a challenging job for small business owners and can cause numerous difficulties in day-to-day operations. Many small businesses are finding Managed IT Services as a solution to get the most from their IT investment.

Mobile technology is becoming increasingly vital to your small business as the number of employees working from home or away from office is growing significantly. More than 50 million US workers are considered mobile, spending at least 20% of the time away from their primary workspace. Some of your employees, such as your salespeople or representatives, may be constantly on the move.

Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) has become a viable solution for even the smallest of companies as broadband internet access has become affordable and much more widespread. VoIP offers a low cost alternative to expensive traditional phone services, and is rapidly becoming the communications system of choice to reduce telecommunications costs. Hosted VoIP services are also gaining popularity among smaller companies since these services do not require any investment in hardware.

In today’s global business environment, the value of working together, or collaboration, can have a huge positive impact on your business. Your employees and teams need to work together, and share ideas and information across geographic boundaries. For a small business such as yours, effective collaboration is essential to improving productivity by empowering your employees to communicate and work more efficiently using the right communications tools.

The relationship between small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) and Information Technology (IT) can often be described as a “love/hate” relationship. You absolutely rely on technology to help your business run efficiently, but IT is most likely not one of your core competencies – and just keeping your systems running can be a major undertaking that distracts you from business-building activities.

With so much information floating around out there, your business is at serious risk if you aren’t properly protecting sensitive information and data. Thieves are now using both low and high-tech methods to steal critical business data and personal information. For the safety of your company, your employees and your customers, you need total protection for compliance, security and peace of mind. A comprehensive data protection plan isn’t just about technology anymore – it should also include access limitations for employees, training and the implementation of privacy policies for complete defense against all that’s out there.

Over the years I, like many technical people, have taken a large number of technical support phone calls. It has occurred to me that there often seems to be a communication problem between technicians and the people they are trying to help. Here is a short list of terms and phrases people use that confuse technicians and prolong resolution to their problem.

When you stop and think about it for just a few seconds the question isn’t “Do we have good backups?” or “How are we backing things up?” The question is “How do we plan to stay in business if we lose our data or server for any real length of time or forever?” Simply having your data stored on some media in the event of a disk failure or server failure is ok but what if you can’t retrieve the data or have access to the server for days or even weeks?

This has become a topic of conversation this month. The reason…I have been seeing more and more problems and lost productivity due to SPAM-related issues than ever before. Most people, including business owners and managers, think of SPAM only as an annoyance rather than a real threat to their business and bottom line. Keep reading as to what other problems SPAM can cause and what you can do about it.

Business owners and managers are constantly looking for ways to cut costs or save money,especially in today’s economy. Properly utilizing technology is one of the best ways to improve your bottom line with just a small investment. At Cybernut Solutions it is our job to educate and advocate technology awareness and show you how we can help you revolutionize the way you do business.

For better or for worse, “telecommuting,” “working from home,” “working remotely,” or whatever else it’s called has grown exponentially in the 21st century and become a common practice for businesses big and small. A recent study by WorkSimple showed that “61% of Senior Leaders believe their companies will let more people telecommute over the next three years.” Given the rapid growth in laptops and smartphones, this is no surprise. However, the reality that most internal security technologies are network-based has created a significant gap in that they do not typically extend to off-network activity and certainly not to smartphones.