How Small Businesses Should Budget for IT Expenses

[Updated 2023] While small business leaders understand the importance of budgeting, IT sometimes falls through the cracks. The problem is often that executives have trouble getting their arms around the scope of the task. There are, in fact, many variables that need consideration so there isn’t a one-size-fits-all budgeting formula.

XPERTECHS Donates to Maryland Food Bank on Behalf of Clients

For the Maryland Food Bank, feeding people isn’t their only mission. Their strategic plan includes another objective and that’s to help people overcome the circumstances that create food insufficiency. The third pillar of their plan is to improve their organization so that they can fulfill this dual mission.

How to Prepare for an IT Strategy Meeting

A call that any managed IT services company does NOT want to receive from a client goes something like this – “Just calling to make sure everything will be set up in our new offices next Monday.” And the managed services provider says – “What new office?”

The scramble that happens next is bound to cause problems and frustrations for both the managed service provider (MSP) and their client.

The Price of Cybersecurity

If you use the internet to do business, you need cybersecurity. Keeping your organization secure is an expense that you may not have noticed when your needs were simple. Today, however, you need more than a firewall and a few filters to protect your people and data from cyber criminals.

Security for Your Microsoft 365 Login

Your Microsoft 365 account is a prime target for cyber criminals. They want you to give them your username and password so they can get into your account, sneak around, and discover how they can monetize their infiltration of your organization. Having Multi-factor Authentication (MFA) has put up a big barrier to cyber criminal sights on Microsoft accounts, but it’s still happening.

Top Telltale Signs of Phishing

You wouldn’t think that people would fall for the same old trick again and again, but they do. That’s why phishing remains a prime tactic for cyber criminals who would rather get someone to open the door for them instead of trying to bust through technical barriers to get to your IT systems and company accounts.

Are Your Company Smartphones Secure?

Smartphones have become a vital part of daily life. They make it easy for us to integrate our personal and professional lives together as they put the world of knowledge on the internet at our fingertips. From ordering groceries and making mortgage payments, to communicating and collaborating with coworkers, we can’t live without our phones.