Cloud Solutions for the Construction Industry

The construction industry tends to lag in terms of adopting technology. Partially, that can be because of slim margins; making a big change in the way a company does business has the potential to be expensive. But shifting to a cloud solution doesn’t have to be costly, particularly if company leaders work with experts in […]

How to Get the Most from Your IT Provider

Most IT providers are flexible. They can do as much or as little for your business as you want or need. Communication between vendor and client is critical—but it’s also important that you get the most you can for your money. Here’s how. Consider value. Don’t just grab for the cheapest service available. There might […]

BlackCat Latest Ransomware to Threaten Businesses

Are you superstitious? There’s a new Ransomware as a Service (RaaS) making the rounds, called BlackCat, or AlphaVM/V, which has been effective enough to merit a flash alert from the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). BlackCat has grabbed the data and compromised the security of huge entities across the globe—but a company does not […]

How Cloud Computing Can Benefit the Energy Industry

The energy industry is undergoing a seismic shift. As methods of customer service evolve and infrastructure changes force a reconsideration of business models, it’s a good idea to have an ace in the hole—which cloud computing can provide. By taking advantage of cloud solutions, businesses can offload the management of data and servers, storage, networking, […]

What Businesses Should Know About Ethical Hacking

The word “hacker” has negative connotations. You hear that word, and you think stolen data, lost money, lawsuits, and endless trouble. And it’s true: You do not want your business to get hacked. Unless you arrange for it to happen. Ethical hacking is a process by which a business hires an individual or company to […]

Why Companies Choose IT Staff Augmentation

Companies are faced with a choice: hire an IT professional onto the staff to handle any of these issues, outsource any IT help to an MSP, or choose IT staff augmentation.  

HIPAA Compliance and Cloud Storage: EHR Management and Security

Every business wants (and needs) secure cloud storage. But it is imperative that businesses working with Electronic Health Records (EHR) can comply with Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) provisions if they use cloud storage. HIPAA Rules shield “individually identifiable” Protected Health Information (PHI), with the objective of preventing incorrect use and/or disclosure of […]

Remote Employee Security Issues and Solutions

When the pandemic forced widespread remote work on most companies a couple of years ago, many decisions were made hastily. This period was followed up by more measured considerations, including: How do we make sure that employees remain productive while working off-site? And how do we keep remote employees’ workspaces secure? Business Network Consulting, which […]

Software to Monitor Employee Productivity and Activity

One advantage to having everyone working together in the office is managers’ ability to check in with their direct reports. When everyone is in the same place, it’s clearer if someone is struggling with a task or needs motivational follow-up. However, the COVID-19 pandemic has demonstrated that it’s quite possible for employees to work from […]

Minimum to Maximum: Small Business IT Security

Not all small businesses have the same needs when it comes to cybersecurity. Different factors, such as industry regulations or number of employees, can dictate what’s necessary for you to do. However, there are certain security strategies all small businesses must use to keep their data, their customers, their employees, and their funds safe. Where […]