Connecticut IT Managed Services Blog

Top CEOs in CT: And What They Can Teach You About Growing Your SMB

Posted by Tom McDonald

 

So what can the example of those top paid professionals tell you about how to build your own SMB? There are plenty of self-help books out there that draw from top CEO successes, such as The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People or Mastering the Rockefeller Habits. Just about every high-powered CEO from Lee Iacocca to Donald Trump has published a book with the “secrets” to their success. So what can you learn from the top CEOs in CT? Can their examples teach you about business growth? Absolutely!

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Topics: Small Businesses, SMB

Top 7 Meetups for Small Business Owners in CT

Posted by Tom McDonald

The best way to build any business is through networking. Talking to your peers and members of your community about common interests and business challenges also is a great way to make new connections and spread the word about your business. It’s the same idea that makes social media such a valuable marketing tool. You get to share your concerns and what you know with other interested parties and the word just spreads. That’s why local area meetups have become an increasingly important tool for small business owners in CT.

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Topics: SMB, Small Business

NSI Awards $500 Scholarship to Engineering Student

Posted by Tom McDonald

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Topics: IT Support Connecticut, IT Support CT

Your Guide to Connecticut IT: Top Computer Repair Services in CT

Posted by Tom McDonald

Finding the right IT services for your business is always a challenge. It’s not just a matter of finding the best service provider available, but you want to find local services that are right-sized for your needs and available when you need them. You want to find the best Connecticut IT service providers available, but you also want to make sure they can fix your problem right away and won’t break the budget. That means shopping for the right Connecticut IT specialists, not just the first one to appear in the phone book or at the top of a Google search.

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Topics: IT Support Connecticut, Computer Tips

Are You Experiencing Any of These Top 6 Tech Challenges for SMBs?

Posted by Tom McDonald

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Topics: Small Businesses, SMB

Is Your Mobile Workforce Putting Business at Risk?

Posted by Tom McDonald

Mobile computing is now an integral part of business and that’s not going to change. The ability to access email and business documents anywhere at any time is giving businesses a sharper competitive edge. At the same time, supporting a mobile workforce gives rise to added security risks. Handheld devices are not inherently secure, and enabling remote access to business intellectual property could put that IP at risk, especially if it’s retrieved over an unsecure wireless network. Companies have to weigh the benefits against the risks of provisioning a mobile workforce.

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Topics: Security, Mobile World

Is Pokemon Go One of the Greatest Threats to Data to Hit CT?

Posted by Tom McDonald

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Topics: Security

How Much Could a Cyber Security Attack Cost Your Organization?

Posted by Tom McDonald

Cybersecurity is complex and the risks from a security breach are underrated. Cyber criminals are at work around the clock, finding new ways to break into corporate networks to steal personal data, financial data, and intellectual property. As a result, CIOs are continually balancing the risks versus the returns of their cybersecurity investment. It seems impossible to stave off all types of security threats, so how much protection do they really want to pay for? It’s like buying insurance; how much coverage is enough and can you have too much?

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Topics: Security

Should Your Small Business Block Certain Websites From Employees?

Posted by Tom McDonald

How much time do your employees waste surfing the web? Workstations have become an essential tool in the workplace and while computers promote new levels of productivity, they also can be a source of endless distraction for employees. While workers need to use computers to enter data, generate reports, create invoices, and for a host of other functions, employees also use their workstations for online shopping, checking their personal email and looking at Facebook. With the benefits of internet access, there is also the downside of employees wasting company time online. Your challenge is to find the best way to police employee web access without undermining productivity.

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Topics: SMB, Small Business

7 Small Business Technology Projects to Consider to Improve Operations

Posted by Tom McDonald

One of the advantages of being a small business is the ability to rapidly adapt to changing market conditions. Unlike lumbering corporations, small businesses can be more nimble in their business practices, which makes it easier to assess and try new things. That’s why small- to medium-sized businesses (SMBs) tend to be early adopters of emerging technology.

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Topics: SMB