Here are the more advanced threats that can harm your company, and why an MSP is your best option.Read More
Now, let’s get into how partnering with an MSP protects you from the human element.Read More
Now that we’ve covered what a Managed Service Provider is, let’s take a deeper look into how an MSP protects your company.
Let’s start with some of the simple things first, like how your hardware and software is protected.
Updates and Patches
Okay, this one is boring but absolutely critical. If you ignore all those little boxes in the corner that ask you to update software, you are in big trouble. The reason they pop up isn’t to annoy you (shocker, I know) but because there was a vulnerability identified and the software team made changes to address that issue. Sometimes the updates are freque...Read More
Managed services is a term that makes absolutely no sense—unless you’re in the IT industry. So for those of us who don’t know what it means or why it’s important, let’s get right to it.
Managed services is fully outsourced IT that takes care of all the headaches you normally associate with technology. Basically, if it’s IT-related, managed services can make it better.
Now, a lot of people get the same look of confusion on their face when someone says managed services. And that’s normal. Just like the word jurisprudence makes no sense to anyone but lawyers, or xerostomia makes no sense to anyon...Read More
1. We Should Really Wear Blue
Saint Patrick himself would have to deal with pinching on his feast day. His color was “Saint Patrick’s blue,” a light shade. The color green only became associated with the big day after it was linked to the Irish independence movement in the late 18th century.
2. Saint Patrick Was British
Although he made his mark by introducing Christianity to Ireland in the year 432, Patrick wasn’t Irish himself. He was born to Roman parents in Scotland or Wales in the late fourth century.
3. The Irish Take Saint Patrick’s Day Seriously
As you might expect, Saint Patrick’s Day...Read More
By: Alicia Adamczyk
Filed to: MONEYMost of us could be better at managing our money. This isn’t meant to shame or guilt anyone—it’s simply a fact. There are so many temptations every day, so many different financial products beckoning us and so little money to go around. Effectively managing what we have can often be an uphill battle.
If you didn’t learn about personal finance when you were young, taking out student loans may be the first time you were faced with the complexities of financial products and interest rates. Or perhaps you were enticed to get a store credit card from a persuasive...Read More
As comedian John Mulaney so aptly put it, “We spend half of our day convincing robots that we are not, in fact, robots.” Unfortunately, a lot of us in sales are doing a darn good job of imitating droids with our robotic “I think you’d really enjoy this new tool blah blah”emails.
This isn’t to say you shouldn’t distribute your company content through your sales emails, because you should absolutely be doing that. But part of talking to real humans (and earning the right to sell to them) is proving that you yourself are human — by communicating in authentic ways and sending the kinds of emails e...Read More
Social media is a place to share your thoughts, pictures, and activities, but it’s a much more powerful tool than that. Social media can be a cost-effective marketing platform that builds followers, creates brand loyalty, and engages consumers.
Social media is a very unique form of marketing because it exists inside the lives of your consumers. If they follow you, by default, you follow them. What could be better than that? Here are five traits of successful social media marketing.
Timing is part of the strategy.
Posting to your social media outlets should be a regular activity, at least...Read More
At SimplicIT, we love promo items. So… if you have any laying around… we won’t be mad or anything if you feel the need to send some this way.
Just kidding… maybe… we’re not.
But really, we do love promo items. We believe in a promo item’s natural ability to enhance your brand, improve your networking experiences, and increase your odds of being remembered. Use the right ones, in the right ways, and your business can benefit in more ways than one. And here’s why.
Promo items show your personality.
The possibilities are endless when it comes to promo items. They can be anything from mini laser g...Read More
Every business owner would love a strategy to reduce stress and increase productivity within the company, right? Take a quick moment to think: How does your company culture affect those who work within it? Overloaded, stressed out employees aren’t helping your bottom line. What’s worse, their stress often starts before they even clock-in.
Here are ten tips to help reduce employee stress and get that productivity flowing.
Establish open communication.
Your employees need to be equipped to have conversations they need to have. It’s definitely understated. Sometimes business owners take things fo...Read More
If you run a business, you know that most consumers and businesses today are online, so a major part of your marketing has to be digital, at least if you want to make any headway in reaching them. The scope of digital marketing application is massive. And it isn’t all about social media marketing.
Marketing has always been on the move, in terms of how it’s defined and executed. From the early days of telephone and wireless transmission, the huge TV trend, radio and billboard commercials and the internet, to social media platforms, IoT—and more—businesses and brands have always had to be ...Read More