Outthinking Threats: Cyber Crime in Connecticut

By Tom McDonald | Jan 17, 2017 8:00:00 AM


Cybercrime is on the rise and online bad guys are finding new and innovative ways to profit from network weaknesses. No business is safe, including Connecticut small business. In fact, small businesses have become prime targets for hackers and cyber criminals as big companies tighten their security.

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Printer Broken Again? How to Set up IT for Your CT Small Business

By Tom McDonald | Jan 3, 2017 8:00:00 AM

Like it or not, Connecticut small businesses still tend to rely on paper. Even with the growing adoption of paperless processes, most businesses continue to consume reams of paper for reports, purchase orders, paper records, mailed invoices, and a variety of routine business applications.

The more paper your CT small business generates, the more important your office printers are. When a printer fails, it can have a dramatic impact on business productivity. That’s why many business owners have on-call IT support to keep printers running.

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IT Superstars: How Connecticut’s Ledyard Public Schools Use IT to Their Advantage

By Tom McDonald | Dec 20, 2016 8:00:00 AM

Organizations across Connecticut are increasing their competitive advantage with the help of enterprise technology. New cloud services, applications, and data access technologies are creating new opportunities, and Connecticut schools are among those applying the latest in networking technology.

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Connecticut Business Blog Roundup: 7 Top Technology Posts This Month

By Tom McDonald | Dec 6, 2016 8:00:00 AM

If you are seeking inspiration for your business or new ways to do things, it makes sense to start with the Web. There are thousands of business and technology blogs that provide insight into any aspect of your operations, and how to harness the technology to support it.

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8 Surprising Connecticut Companies That Allow a Flexible Workforce

By Tom McDonald | Nov 29, 2016 8:00:00 AM

Not all businesses lend themselves to maintaining a flexible workforce. Some businesses prefer to keep workers in the office, since it promotes better collaboration and communications, and it eliminates the risks of opening the company’s computer network to remote access.

However, to remain competitive and attract top talent, companies are finding that they have to accommodate remote workers, telecommuters, and off-site freelancers. When we took a closer look at leading Connecticut companies, we were surprised to see some of the names that allow and even encourage a flexible workforce.

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The 5 IT Systems You Need to Support a Flexible Workforce

By Tom McDonald | Nov 22, 2016 8:00:00 AM

How employees define their workday and their workspace has changed dramatically with advances in IT systems. Workers no longer have to be bound to the office to be productive. They can access their email, calendar, work files, contact data, and more remotely using something as small as their smartphone. And they can work anywhere at any time; a phenomenon that more companies are coming to depend on to remain competitive.

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The Top Skills Your IT Person Needs in 2016 and Beyond

By Tom McDonald | Nov 15, 2016 8:00:00 AM

Technology drives business, so IT professionals continue to be in demand. However, with constant changes in technology, the skillset required changes as well. There is always demand for hardware, software, integration, cabling, and so forth, but making the most of the latest technology requires special expertise. The question is, does your IT team have the skills necessary to capitalize on the latest technology?

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What the 2016 Election Could Mean for the CT Economy

By Tom McDonald | Nov 8, 2016 8:00:00 AM


The 2016 election has been the most lively and contentious in memory. The presidential candidates have broken, even shattered established campaign rules and have made this election a high-stakes horse race, with the future of the country as the prize. However, all the election action isn’t just about what will happen in Washington. Here in Connecticut there is a lot of concern about the future of the CT economy, and voters have the power to make some big changes in Hartford as well.

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