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  • What Is A Network? In order to understand the difference between the network types, it’s important to first understand what a network is. Simply enough, a network is two or more connected computers or other devices, linked for the purpose of communicating or sharing resources. This connection can either be wired or wireless through the […] The post Network 101: What Is The Difference Between LAN, ...

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  • Have you ever tried to call a coworker and had a hard time getting ahold of them? What about your boss? Maybe you start off with a call to their cell phone and then a call to their business phone line, but you hear nothing. You start sending instant messages and then finally an email […] The post Communications Breakdown! How Unified Communications Can Help Your Business appeared first on Customer...

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  • What Is Ransomware? Ransomware is a subtype of virus that, once downloaded, hijacks the victim’s files until a ransom is paid. Often, ransomware will lock a victim’s computer or steal their data, and won’t release the data until the victim pays the ransom. The first known ransomware attack was in 1989, and attacks have only […] The post What Is Ransomware and How Can You Prevent Your Business from...

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  • Analog VS. Digital Security Cameras: What’s the Best Option for Your Atlanta Business’s Security/CCTV System? Technology is ever-evolving, and that holds true in the realm of CCTV security systems, too. Now, businesses are finding that they have a choice. If they already have an analog system, do they upgrade? Is it worth it? And if […] The post Analog vs. Digital IP Security Cameras & CCTV System...

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  • Cybersecurity Tips for Small Businesses: You Are Not Immune to Cyber Attacks As a small business owner, you may think that your company is too small to be a target for hackers or cybersecurity breaches. Not true. In fact, small businesses are becoming more and more enticing to hackers, and hackers aren’t the only risk. […] The post Small Business Computer & Cybersecurity Tips appeared first on Cus...

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  • Cloud Computing Basics: IaaS vs. PaaS vs. SaaS Cloud computing for business has a number of benefits, but once you’ve decided to utilize cloud computing in your company, you have to determine what model of cloud services you want to use: IaaS, PaaS, or SaaS. At first glance, these just look like an alphabet soup […] The post IAAS vs. PAAS vs. SAAS: Cloud Computing Basics appeared first on Customer...

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  • 7 IT Infrastructure Components for Small Business So, you want to build up your small business. In this tech-savvy modern world, that means you’re going to need to build up your company’s IT infrastructure, but what do you need to create the right IT infrastructure for your business and its unique needs? What components will […] The post IT Infrastructure Components Explained appeared first on Cus...

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  • Data Center Tiers Explained: Understanding Different Data Center Tiers and Coinciding Standards What should you expect from a Tier 3 data center? How does that differ from what is required of a Tier 1 data center or a Tier 4? Data center tier standards create a sense of consistency of what can be expected from […] The post Data Center Tiers Explained appeared first on Customer 1st. Communications.

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  • 5 More Common Network Cabling Mistakes to Avoid Whether you’re starting from scratch or upgrading an old one, setting up your office network includes a myriad of processes that you need to finish quickly so your company can get back up and running. In trying to get everything done as quickly as possible, it’s easy […] The post Common Network Cabling Mistakes & Solutions appeared first on Customer ...

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  • WAN & LAN Network Design Best Practices Whether your business is a large, multi-location company in need of a wide area network (WAN) or a small, single-location office that requires a local area network (LAN), the design stage of your business network should be carefully executed. Therefore, regardless of whether you are building a WAN […] The post WAN & LAN Network Design Best Practices appeared...

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  • 12 Common Business Wireless Network Design Mistakes to Avoid If you’re setting up a business wireless network, you want to make sure it works, works well, and works for as long as it can. Of course, it’s a complex process, so there are plenty of openings where important steps can slip through the cracks and […] The post Business Wireless Network Design Mistakes appeared first on Customer 1st. Comm...

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  • The Benefits of a Commercial Security System for Your Business: Pros, Cons, and What You Should Know You’ve invested a lot in your business, and you’ve built up its resources and reputation to be the best it can be. It’s a logical next step to consider implementing or upgrading a commercial security system to protect […] The post Benefits of A Commercial Security System appeared first on Customer ...

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  • Office Sound Masking and White Noise Systems: What You Should Know Various businesses suffer from the side effects of day-to-day chatter, and this normal noise could even be putting your company and clients at risk. Distracted employees are more likely to make mistakes, and mistakes can be costly, especially in highly regulated fields like medicine […] The post Why Your Office Needs White Noise So...

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  • BYOD Employee Policies: Bring Your Own Device Best Practices, Acceptable Use Policies, and Getting Your Employees to Buy In to the Company Policy BYOD, or Bring Your Own Device, company policies bring a whole host of benefits with them, but security does become a valid concern. When you implement such a policy, it is vital […] The post BYOD Employee Policies & Acceptable Use Guidelines appeared fi...

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  • A Quick Overview of the Latest Conference Room Technology Solutions and Trends As with all technology, high-tech conference room technology is always evolving, making meetings and conferences easier and more productive as the tech becomes more state-of-the-art. Furthermore, the way meetings are operated is also changing as other trends filter into the business world, such […] The post New Conferen...

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  • BYOD Security Policies: Solutions to Address Security Concerns and Challenges Bring Your Own Device (or BYOD) policies are becoming more and more popular in the workplace, and it’s not hard to see why when you look at the pros and cons. The biggest concern when it comes to these new technology allowances is security, and […] The post BYOD Policy Security Risks & Solutions appeared first on Custome...

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  • 10 Cloud Computing Myths and Realities: Sorting Fact from Fiction “Cloud computing is cheaper.” “Cloud computing is more expensive.” “You can’t control your data in the cloud.” “You can’t secure your data in the cloud.” Despite the fact that cloud computing has been around for several years now, there is still a great deal of […] The post Business Cloud Computing Myths & Facts appeared first on Cu...

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  • Cloud-Based Access Control Systems: Pros, Cons, and What You Need to Know Access control has gone far beyond old-fashioned locks and keys, and smartphones are getting smarter every day. Imagine, instead of using a keycard to unlock a door, your employees could use an app on their phones to gain access to different areas of […] The post Pros & Cons of Cloud-Based Access Control appeared first on Cu...

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  • Wired vs. Wireless Networks for Businesses: The Pros and Cons Our world is increasingly going wireless, but businesses thus far have remained primarily wired with their networks. Any businesses that do have wireless networks usually reserve them for their visitors while employees are meant to use their wired networks exclusively. With advancements in IT networks, […] The post Wired vs. Wireless Ne...

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  • Remote Access Solutions for Businesses: What You Need to Know Remote work, or working from home, is becoming more and more popular among several types of businesses. Sometimes called telecommuting, it helps companies cut overhead costs and facilitate a more “work on your own schedule” situation for their employees. And, in other cases, remote work […] The post Remote Access Solutions for Small Bus...

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  • Business Cloud Migration: Strategies and Where to Start A lot of businesses are moving their data storage to the cloud, and it’s not hard to see why; there are a number of benefits of cloud computing, not to mention the added business security of having cloud disaster recovery services. But once you make the decision […] The post Business Cloud Migration: Where To Start appeared first on Customer ...

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  • Does Your Business Need an IT Infrastructure Upgrade? “If it isn’t broken, don’t fix it,” is a commonly accepted adage, but is that always the case for your IT infrastructure? Just because your computers, networks, security systems, and the rest of your IT infrastructure is operational doesn’t mean it is efficient or secure. Your information […] The post Does Your Business Need an IT Infrastructur...

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  • What Is Hybrid Cloud Computing and What Benefits Does It Have for Business? Some businesses need more flexibility than can be offered by dedicated servers, but they want the security and peace of mind afforded by private computing. That’s where hybrid cloud computing for business comes into play. Hybrid cloud computing, by definition, is a […] The post Hybrid Cloud Benefits for Businesses appeared...

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  • Small Business Network Design & Infrastructure Basics When you run a small business, budgeting is typically tight, so creating an effective, available network may seem intimidating. However, you don’t need the same (often expensive) equipment and advanced setup that larger businesses require. There are plenty of ways to design a useful, reliable, efficient small business […] The post Small Busines...

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  • IT Infrastructure Basics for Small Businesses You had a great small business idea, came up with a plan, acquired a space, and now you’re ready to set up your IT infrastructure. If you’re not an IT professional, this may be a daunting task. There are many different aspects of IT infrastructure that you need to […] The post IT Infrastructure Basics for Small Businesses appeared first on Customer 1st...

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  • What Should IT Security Awareness Training Cover? The Basics of Cyber Attacks In our last article, we discussed the need for computer security awareness training for employees. In this article, we are taking a look at the topics that a good IT security awareness training program should cover. There are a variety of threats facing […] The post What Should a Company’s IT Security Awareness Training ...

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  • The Importance & Benefits of IT Security Awareness Training for Employees: Part 1 You can follow all of the business data security tips in the book, but if your employees aren’t aware of security best practices, your company is still at risk for severe compromises. Three of the biggest risks to data network security are […] The post Importance of IT Security Awareness Training for Employees appear...

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  • Analog VS. Digital Security Cameras: What’s the Best Option for Your Business’s Security/CCTV System? Technology is ever evolving, and that holds true in the realm of CCTV security systems, too. Now, businesses are finding that they have a choice. If they already have an analog system, do they upgrade? Is it worth it? And if […] The post Analog vs. Digital Security Cameras & CCTV Systems appeared ...

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