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6 Critical Backup and Disaster Recovery Questions

Nearly every small and mid-sized business (SMB) has critical data, information, and systems that it couldn't do without. From email servers, to customer databases, to critical data files — losing any of them for very long would be disastrous for the bottom line… and possibly even put them out of business. There are often BIG differences between what business owners and managers “think” they have regarding backup and recovery compared to what they actually have. Because backup and disaster recovery is definitely an issue you want to pay attention to before you need it, here are six critical questions that every owner and manager should know the answer to for their business.

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Are You Spending Too Much Time on IT... and Too Little Time on Your "Real" Job?

Having your computer technology fail you, or taking a business owner or key employee away from their "real" job can have a terrible bottom line impact on your company. Trying to sort out problems or determine the best long-term strategic plan yourself, or having an employee with little or no professional IT training do it for you, can actually end up costing you a lot more than it saves in the long run.

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Outsourced IT - How Small and Mid-Sized Businesses Can Improve IT Effectiveness While Lowering Costs

The relationship between small and mid-sized businesses (SMBs) and Information Technology (IT) can often be described as a “love/hate” relationship. You absolutely rely on computer 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.

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Managed IT Services for Small and Mid-Size Businesses

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

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Small Business Networking

Effective technology is essential for small businesses looking to increase the productivity of their people and business. Introducing technology such as a 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.

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Small Business Mobility

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.

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Web Collaboration

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.

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