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  1. Overcoming a Business Plateau: Measuring Success

    This article is the last in a three-part series on how to overcome a period of stagnation, or “plateau” that businesses often hit somewhere between 20 and 50 employees.  The first and second articles, Process and the Importance of Consistency and Taking the Leap of Faith, were posted previously. When you did all the work,…

  2. Three Money Pits That Don’t Show Up In Your P&L Statement

    Tracking your company’s performance against historical data is a great way to keep a pulse on performance and profitability.  Unfortunately, while a P&L statement does a great job of benchmarking this quarter’s performance against last quarter or last year, it can’t always do a great job of telling you why it changed.  That requires more…

  3. Ransomware and Malware Prevention is About User Training, Not Technology

    Ransomware and other types of malware arrive on computer networks from several different sources.  Some of it is downloaded via links in phishing emails, which are designed to look like they are legitimate but are not.  Some links arrive through malicious websites or web advertisements, which download the malware files.  Some malware even comes onto…

  4. Could Your Small Business Benefit from Mesh Networking?

    One of the major new trends in home technology right now is mesh networking.  But while it’s a new technology for home users, a more reliable form of mesh networking has been used for years by businesses to improve the reach and reliability of their wireless networks.  With prices coming down and the technology becoming…

  5. Password Managers Protect Data and Save Time

    Experts recommend long passwords with uppercase and lowercase letters, preferably with a symbol or two. They recommend that each password be different from all of your other passwords, and that all of these passwords be changed regularly. While we’ve covered why all of this is valuable and can prevent data theft, there’s one major problem…

  6. Why Extended Warranties Are Important For Your Business Computers

    It seems like you can’t buy anything these days without someone offering you an extended warranty for it.  Last week, I was offered an extended warranty on a handheld vacuum.  But while extended warranties may not make sense for most items, they’re important for business computers, and critical for servers or other hardware that’s required…

  7. Three Ways to Improve Your Business’s Efficiency and Productivity

    Although WingSwept is a technology company, one of our major points of focus is helping organizations find more efficiency and productivity.  Technology is a great way to do this – if you’ve noticed an inefficient process at your organization, odds are that hundreds of thousands of businesses have faced the same problem, and a technology…

  8. Top Technology Trends of 2017

    An article at the Pulse of IT predicts five of the top trends facing small and mid-sized businesses in 2017.  One of these trends was the growth of cloud adoption; if you want to learn more about what your business should be doing about cloud migrations, contact us and ask for our recent webinar on…

  9. Insider Threats: Your Biggest Data Breach Risk?

    Avoiding the Three Insider Threat Scenarios For all the time spent protecting networks against external threats, it will never prevent data theft.  That’s because nearly half of all data breaches come from an insider threat – people inside your organization. When most people think of internal technology threats, they think big.  Who has access to…

  10. Three (Related) Signs You’re Getting Subpar IT Support

    Sometimes, it’s easy to tell if your IT provider isn’t serving your needs.  A major data loss can’t be recovered despite the fact that you’re paying for backups; a hardware failure reveals that there’s no backup plan for major network infrastructure; nobody at the IT provider can explain why decisions are being made. Sometimes it’s…