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Looking at If This Then That

Looking at If This Then That

A common problem many business owners and employees run across with the Internet and smartphones is that the apps and programs are often too disparate, and not connected enough. This can be a drag for productivity, especially if you have to keep repeating the same tasks.

Accessible technology plans

Accessible technology plans

Many countries around the world require businesses to implement systems and tools, which often includes technology, that meets the needs of all employees. This includes employees who have disabilities or special requirements. Because of this, it has become nearly essential for companies to develop an accessible technology plan for when certain technology needs arise.

Do you need a data warehouse?

Do you need a data warehouse?

Data is an integral component to any business. Without it we would not be able to make decisions, develop marketing campaigns, or even operate. The issue many businesses face however is that the amount of data they generate and capture is increasing exponentially and it can be a challenge to collect and leverage it.

5 ways systems can be breached

5 ways systems can be breached

When it comes to business security, many small to medium business owners and managers often struggle to ensure that their systems and computers are secure from the various attacks and malware out there. While there are a million and one things you can do to secure systems, one of the most useful approaches is to be aware of common security threats.

Backing up your data – 8 tips – Part 2

Backing up your data – 8 tips – Part 2

Most IT experts will agree that in order for a business to survive, they need some sort of recovery or continuity plan in place. Regardless of the type of plan, or systems integrated, all systems need to have a back up mechanism. In the last article, we took a look at four tips to help improve your data backups, and continue this article with the final four.

LinkedIn rolls out long-form content

LinkedIn rolls out long-form content

LinkedIn is one of the best social platforms for business users who want to share thoughts, ideas, and content with their colleagues and connections. This professional oriented network offers a wide number of features that allow and encourage this, including the newly implemented ability to create long-form content for your profile and connections.

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.