January 6th, 2015

Tech Experts: Managed Service Providers Create Efficiency, Cut Costs

A recent article on CyberTrends points out the benefits of third–party IT managed service providers—exactly what your company might need to get off on the right foot in 2015.


December 29th, 2014

Is IT Consulting Right For Your Business?

There’s no escaping it, technology is an essential element of nearly every business. This is especially true for companies who handle large pools of data and/or depend on computer networking, VoIP and other IT mechanisms to function on a daily basis.

As we have previously posted, utilizing a hosted IT solution may be better than hiring an employee in house, but how do you go about creating an IT strategy after set up?


September 24th, 2014

How to manage remote employees with technology

With developing technologies such as the cloud and VoIP, businesses are moving in a more global direction. With just a few tools, companies can operate partially, if not entirely, on a remote basis.

Over 3 million employees currently work on a remote basis—not to mention remote vendors and freelancers—how does one engage those employees and hold them accountable for still doing meaningful work? Below are four tips for business owners who have employees who work remotely.


September 10th, 2014

Avoid a data disaster

Pop quiz: Do you know when hurricane season is? Many people associate hurricanes with the warmer weather months, but the fact is, September is only halfway through the season, which runs through the end of November.

Our home hubs in Charleston, Columbia and Baton Rogue that service clients all along the east coast, are no stranger to inclement weather, so it is important for these businesses and those like them to have a business continuity plan.


September 3rd, 2014

Write the perfect password to keep your business accounts safe

Your business is your livelihood, and the locks that protect it are your passwords. We’ve already written about why a hacker may be trying to hack your small business, and this is a very real threat, as business moves towards a more digital platform.

Let’s first start with the basics, and then move on to more advanced solutions that will help keep your accounts and information safe.


August 25th, 2014

6 Mistakes Businesses Make When Moving Into A New Office

Moving a business can be a real task. We know firsthand, as we recently moved to a new location ourselves at 141 Williman Street here in Charleston. Somewhere mixed up in the logistics and excitement, it is easy for businesses to make mistakes—big and small—when moving to a new location. Beware of these six mistakes that businesses make when moving to a new office.


August 20th, 2014

Why Hackers Hack Into Small Medium Businesses

When you think of the term “hacker,” what pops into your mind? If you’re like most people, it is the classic Hollywood image of a man in a back room, steadily typing away, or a secret military operation.

While large-scale hacking attempts do exist, and international cyber hacking by national governments is making the news, the truth is small and medium-sized business are prime targets for hackers.