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20 October, 2016

Why the web is affecting small business IT security 

By Danny Bradbury

The Internet is a dangerous place, which means small business IT security can be a challenge. Danny Bradbury looks at your options. Read more
19 October, 2016

A step-by-step guide to backup strategy for small business 

By Nick Cavalancia

Planning a backup strategy for small business can seem a daunting task. Here Nick Cavalancia pulls everything you need to know into one blog. Read more
18 October, 2016

After the sale – the next steps in a managed services contract

By Karl Palachuk

So you’ve secured the customer signature on the Managed Services contract, but what now? Karl Palachuk sets out your next steps. Read more
17 October, 2016

Understanding why Risk Intelligence is a game changer for MSPs

By Pete Roythorne

If you’re struggling to get your customers to see the value in managed security services, the answer is closer than you think. Read more
13 October, 2016

You're in dangerous waters without a Helpdesk Ticketing System

By Eric Anthony

A properly configured helpdesk ticketing system can help you make your business both more efficient and more profitable, says Eric Anthony. Read more
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13 October, 2016

How much can 16 unencrypted digits cost your organization?

By Benjamin Redfield

Figures from the Ponemon Institute put a figure of $201 on each credit card record. Here's how to reduce your exposure to the costs of data breach. Read more
12 October, 2016

Backup Rule of 3: Simplifying backup and DR in 3 easy steps

By Nick Cavalancia

When it comes to creating your IT disaster recovery plan, the backup rule of 3 will help simplify things and keep you on track, says Nick Cavalancia. Read more
11 October, 2016

How to raise your fee and get buy-in from your customers

By Karl Palachuk

Raising your fee or moving your client from break/fix to managed service can be a daunting prospect, but it doesn’t need to be as Karl Palachuk explains. Read more
5 October, 2016

Five steps to an easier patch management process

By Danny Bradbury

Patching is unlikely to be at the top of most IT guys’ enjoyable tasks list, however a good patch management process is crucial, says Danny Bradbury. Read more