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If you want to set up a comfortable and stable home office, it’s necessary to consider the technical aspects of your space. Here are some tips for creating a tech-friendly environment:

Benefits of Working from Home

The home office has become increasingly common over the past decade. However, its big boom only started at the beginning of 2020 due to the pandemic. 

It is now clear to many companies that working from home is not a passing trend but a valuable tool that can increase productivity. Even as the epidemic has somewhat decreased, the home office has remained a popular work option.

Home office setups can be a great way to improve productivity. They provide a comfortable and familiar workspace, which can help you focus and get your work done. Additionally, home offices can save you money on commuting costs.

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One of the many services we offer to all of our small business clients in Miami is data protection. The reason we stress this service so much is that a single security breach can devastate a small business.

Although many people think that hackers only target large companies, the truth is that there are many hackers out there that see small businesses as more accessible targets. They’re more interested in how weak your security system is compared to how much money you may be making. Read more

server room

The recent Snowden leeks about the National Security Agency (NSA) where we had learned of widespread spying and the weakening of encryption implementations has shown that data or information stored online or still in transit are more vulnerable to attacks.

This vital revelation has forced some firms involved in the business of data storage, privacy and secrecy online to rethink their systems and methods for protecting data from state-sponsored groups and hackers.

You can reduce these types of data security issues or even avoid them completely by staying away from online data storage service providers and bring your IT solutions in-house. However, you can only do this successfully by investing on dedicated in-house IT equipments. The budget required to set up this kind of in-house IT infrastructures are usually beyond the financial capacity of most small business owners. Moreover, the resources required to design these types of solutions are often enterprise or medium-sized installations which might not augur well if you intend to set up a small server room or closet for a branch office.

However, setting up your server room is not rocket science because when you understand the basics, you’ll definitely find it much easier to set up one.  Here are six simple steps to help you get started. Read more

virtual technology in business

Virtualization, is simply creating a virtual version of  something, including but not limited to a virtual hardware platform, storage  device, operating system or network resources. It’s often regarded as a very complex and expensive task that’s absolutely beyond the reach of small business owners which is not true.

There are several benefits small businesses can get from virtualization which includes cost reductions and effective IT systems. There are several options available on the market like the VMware Workstation and Oracle’s VirtualBox – these companies have successfully placed virtualization technologies within the financial capacity of many small business owners. Read more

network security

These days, many small businesses still tend to neglect the IT angles to their businesses because they think protecting and servicing their IT  infrastructures usually requires a very big budget in addition to the manpower needed to run them.

This is why these types of small organizations are usually easy preys – an attraction for hackers and other form of cyber attacks as shown in several surveys carried out in 2013.
There are several security measures and controls within the IT tools you already own that can easily be used to protect your business network if only you know how to use them effectively. Read more