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Hurricane preparedness checklist for SMBs

While no one can prevent hurricanes or other natural disasters, the good news is that every SMB can prepare to survive if disaster strikes. According to data collected by the National Hurricane Survival Institute, around 40% of SMBs can't reopen after hurricane damage. Why?
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5 cybersecurity basics every one of your employees should know

90% of small businesses don't protect their data at all. Is your business at risk? Luckily, there’s some good news. You don't have to spend a lot of money to protect your business and clients. Follow these five basic cybersecurity tips to keep your company’s data safe.
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How to develop a balanced BYOD policy

It’s increasingly common for employees to have their own devices – laptops, tablets, phones – at work; devices that they’re comfortable and familiar with. But BYOD policies can create some potentially dangerous situations for employers. These factors are a few to consider as you set up your BYOD policy.
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Case study: Swift Electrical Supply

Swift’s infrastructure had grown and evolved over the years into aging technology connected in piecemeal fashion. While they had an internal IT staff member who kept things running, the outdated system was prone to failures and downtime.
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Case study: QuadLogic

Over the years, QuadLogic’s complicated IT infrastructure had grown messy and was constantly giving them issues. Devices and servers would crash and employees were constantly complaining. They turned to XSolutions for direction and a new strategy. See the results.
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3 important ransomware statistics you need to know

Ransomware is a malicious type of cyberattack that gains access to your network and holds your data hostage, unless a ransom is paid. This article will discuss key ransomware statistics you need to be aware of, as well as security best practices to keep your business safe.
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Overcoming "little disasters" with your BDR plan

One nice thing about backup and disaster recovery plans is that they're helpful in situations that aren't exactly devastating. Take a power outage or snow day, for example. “Little disasters” can be inconvenient and even potentially crippling, depending on the situation.
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Local backups vs. cloud backups (and why you want both)

Backups play an important role in keeping information safe. In general, backups are divided into two categories, known as local and cloud backups. Here's what you should know about these two types of backups and why a hybrid approach involving both is typically the best solution for businesses.
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The SMB owner's complete guide to business continuity

Even when operations are humming along, there's always a chance of disaster. Just one significant negative incident could disrupt your business. It may sound sensational, but it’s not an overstatement to say that whole companies have been destroyed in the wake of just one unfortunate event.

The Reach Is Long And The Bite Deep

Scenario: It’s Monday morning and an employee notifies you…