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The Face of IT: Steve Cohen

Each month at designDATA, we feature an employee profile in our company newsletter.  We do this so you can get to know us better.  Since we have received such a positive response to these employee profiles in the newsletter, we are kicking off a project to help you get to know us here at designDATA even better: The Face of IT.  We will be expanding our usual abbreviated employee profiles into full interviews, and adding new media like webinars & video featuring members of our staff.

MSPs can help with your IT

MSPs can help with your IT

Technology is constantly evolving, and many businesses simply struggle to keep up with the changes, or even to manage their own existing solutions. While some may have come to terms with this and accept it as a challenge to running their business, there is an option available which could help many small business owners – outsourcing your IT to a Managed Service Provider (MSP).

What is an MSP?

When small to medium businesses look to outsource the management of their technology, many turn to a Managed Services Provider.

Backing up your data – 8 tips – Part 1

Backing up your data – 8 tips – Part 1

While there are many different and important tasks a business needs to do, one of the most important is to back up data. Your data is important, and it really is a matter of when, not if, you will face a crisis where data will be lost. Most business owners realize this and do back up their data, but it can be a challenge to find a complete solution.

The difference between RTO and RPO

The difference between RTO and RPO

There is a good chance that you would like to see your business survive any future disaster, and any problems that follow as well. While it is nearly impossible to predict what the next disaster will be, it’s easy to prepare for, especially if you have an effective business continuity plan.

Better data collection

Better data collection

As businesses continue to become increasingly networked, there is an exponentially increasing amount of data being made available to them. While this data can be really useful, a lot of it can also be less so, or even useless. However, you are going to continue to collect data, and in order not to be overwhelmed with the sheer volume you should have a well defined data collection system in place.

Part 2 – Increasing content shares

Part 2 – Increasing content shares

In the first part of this article, last month, we began to take a look at the content companies create for social media and how they can go about not only getting it shared but also increasing the overall shareability of the content they create. From creating longer blog articles, to using images, and playing on certain emotions, we shared five useful content sharing tips.

Great LinkedIn profiles in 8 steps

Great LinkedIn profiles in 8 steps

There are numerous social networks a company can join, but if they are looking to connect to other businesses, colleagues or potential hires the network of choice should be LinkedIn. This powerful network is designed for professionals and offers many benefits that other networks, like Facebook and Twitter, don’t or are not able to.