Work From Home Tips: Get Technology in Order

A computer is an important piece of technology. A laptop is easiest to use at home, however if you don’t have access to a laptop you can set up a desktop PC Ensuring you have access to company resources is essential. Think of files you access as well as any special programs. You can utilize a remote desktop program, or …

Work From Home Tips: Conference Call Etiquette

Turn on Video if Possible Turning on video will help you stay engaged and let others know you are paying attention Utilizing video makes the call more personal and more like a real conversation Not using it can come across as rude Make Sure Your Environment is Suitable for Conference Calls Have a comfortable workspace where you can sit up …

Press Release: Cyber Aggression by Iran

For Immediate ReleaseContact: Andrea Domoslai | (208) 326-0123 | andrea@simplicittech.com Officials Warn of Cyber Aggression by Iran Businesses should heighten security and increase vigilance based on Iran’s patterns FILER, ID – Stemming from Iran’s vow to exact revenge for the death of Qasem Soleimani, the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) issued a bulletin Monday warning about potential cyber-attacks by …

Managing Your Cash Flow

Unless you run a not-for-profit entity, the point of just about every business is to make money. Ironically, for many businesses, especially small businesses, this is the easy part. The hard part is keeping that money. Between paying vendors, purchasing supplies and materials, paying employees, and even yourself, you may find your balance sheet just breaking even. But is this …

Keeping up with the Competition

You may have noticed in the past ten years or so, we’ve had more variety and better prices than ever before when shopping for — well, just about anything! This has been due in part by a global economy where competition is greater than ever. That’s great news for consumers but presents more pressure on companies to differentiate their goods …

Is It Time For a Server Upgrade?

While many of us may not physically see our servers as often as we see our personal terminals, we interact with them directly or indirectly daily. Within your office network, the server is the heartbeat of the entire system. Since we rely on them without directly interacting with them we tend to forget that they’re there. However, just like with …

Cybersecurity for Small Businesses

If you own or run a small business you know, better than anyone, that it’s not easy work. It takes a lot of time and energy to meet the demands expected of you every week. That’s why certain aspects of running a business, such as cybersecurity, often take a backseat to other, more urgent issues. Many small business owners look …

Rise of Ransomeware

From a technology standpoint, there’s never been a better time to be alive. Chatting with people for free all across the world or opening your front door at home while in a business meeting, it seems that our interconnected world has unlimited possibilities. Sadly, that can go really wrong when people with less than pure motives take advantage. Viruses and …

Small Business IT – Is the One-man Band Approach music to Your Ears?

Clarinets have a beautiful sound and range, but when you listen to a clarinet play by itself for three hours, you realize that there’s a reason why they’re usually just one part of an entire orchestra. Your business may find itself in a similar situation with your IT provider. Unless you have the most basic of IT needs, using a …

Don’t Get Nickel and Dimed to Death

As a business owner, you need to decide what level of IT support is right for you. Small businesses frequently operate under the “break-fix” model. Break-fix is exactly what it sounds like: you run your business normally until something breaks, then you pay an IT support company to fix it. Large corporations usually have an in-house IT department to take …