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Cybersecurity: Managing Your Business’ Online Passwords

Cybersecurity: Managing Your Business’ Online Passwords

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A lot of business operations occur online, or use online tools to keep a business up and running.

With that online presence comes cyberthreats, requiring you to take precautionary measures to ensure your business’ data, files, and online accounts remain secure.

The most effective way to eliminate the chance of hackers and stay protected is by managing your passwords on an ongoing basis for all your business’ online accounts.

Considering the number of online accounts a business must have to maintain smooth operations, constant consideration of account security can feel daunting.

Here are two easy strategies that will hinder hackers from accessing your business’ online accounts:

  1. Two-step verification: Many online account companies will offer the ability for an account holder to have a two-step verification process to be able to access their account. The first step being the typical password, and the second step being another example of identification (i.e., card number, fingerprint, etc.), making it far more difficult for a hacker to access an account. While many passwords can be hacked, the secondary step adds an extra layer of protection where only the account holder will be able to verify the details.
  2. Password management service: To have randomized, strong passwords that hackers won’t be able to guess, enlist the help of a password management service. A password management service will generate a random, strong password that only you have access to, and will remember that password for you for easy sign in. They will also notify you if a site you use has been breached, keeping you in the loop and allowing you to protect your account before anything happens to it, if need be.

Keeping your business’ online accounts protected can seem overwhelming, especially as new cyberthreats emerge and increase daily.

Knowing how to add extra protection by managing your online passwords could mean the difference between a business operating at peak performance and one that is shut down.

Contact IntelliSyn today to learn more about protecting your business’ information and data, especially online.

How to Tell It’s Time for a New Computer Monitor

How to Tell It’s Time for a New Computer Monitor

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Every piece of technology eventually reaches its end of life. But how can you tell it’s time for something new, especially when it comes to computer monitors for your business computers?

Stay on top of your tech by knowing the signs of a computer monitor that’s beginning to go:

  • Lines or spots: Lines that appear on-screen or bright, white spots where colored pixels previously were are two signs the screen itself is damaged and is losing its ability to display full resolution and color like it once had.
  • Blurriness: A blurry display, or one that flickers, may cause distortions in color or lines on the screen due to the magnetic field emitted by the speaker systems. The magnet inside the speaker might have magnetized the part of the screen showing these color or line distortions. Many monitors have a degaussing option that demagnetizes the screen; with newer models doing it automatically and older ones needing it done manually. But if the source of the magnetism is constant, it may prevent degaussing from working, meaning monitor replacement is necessary.
  • All black: If a monitor is all black or completely fails to turn on, check the connecting cables first to see if that might be the problem. If not, you’ll know it’s time for a new monitor.

Be aware of when it’s time to replace your business’ computer monitors by spotting the signs.

Contact IntelliSyn today to learn more about the best hardware for your business.

Service Spotlight: IntelliOffice

Service Spotlight: IntelliOffice

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When your office is disjointed and not connected, simple business operations can be difficult to accomplish.

With so many hardware, network, application, and service options available for any office environment, it’s difficult to know which solution and service is right for your business.

Get an all-in-one desktop system, physical network, and virtual cloud network solution for your business with IntelliOffice.

With IntelliOffice, you get desktop-to-cloud managed office services including installation, ongoing management, maintenance, and support for all hardware, software, and cloud networking elements.

This complete solution and service approach eliminates the initial start-up and ongoing capital costs associated with creating, managing, and maintaining an integrated, desktop-to-cloud IT network.

Integrate and streamline all your office’s business operations with IntelliOffice.

Contact IntelliSyn today to learn more about the benefits of IntelliOffice for your business.

The Benefits of Integrating IoT Into Your Office

The Benefits of Integrating IoT Into Your Office

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The Internet of Things (IoT) is becoming prevalent everywhere, and implementing it into your office is a great next step to integrating IoT into our day-to-day life, especially as it comes with many benefits.

Don’t lag behind; embrace the benefits of IoT for your office:

  • Save energy and money: With IoT functionality, like automatic control of lighting and heating, your office will use its power more efficiently, saving you energy and money.
  • Increase operation efficiency: With office devices that use IoT, business operations will be more streamlined and automated, increasing employee workflow.
  • Optimize productivity: Due to streamlined operations, employees will be more productive, and won’t have to waste time with old, disparate ways of doing things.
  • Increase safety: With IoT office solutions like sensors, cameras, and access control systems, your office will remain safe from any malicious intent.

And with so many hardware, network, application, and service options available for any office environment, it’s difficult to know which solution and service is right for integrating IoT into your business.

IntelliOffice simplifies the process and gets you up and running fast with an end-to-end, turnkey business network in a box. It’s an end-to-end, hassle-free service built on the latest hardware and software from the world’s leading manufacturers and developers.

With IntelliOffice, you get desktop-to-cloud managed office services including installation, ongoing management, maintenance, and support for all hardware, software, and cloud networking elements.

Integrate IoT into a custom desktop-to-cloud network solution designed for your unique business environment to reap the rewards of secure, efficient, and streamlined office operations.

Contact IntelliSyn today to learn more about implementing IoT into your office for optimal business operation.

Smart Business and Security: How to Have Both

Smart Business and Security: How to Have Both

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As technology evolves, your business needs to keep up. And often, that means incorporating new tech into your business.

But with new tech comes the need for tougher security.

Ensure your business is up-to-date with the most current technology on the market AND safe from all kinds of cyberthreats and security issues with IntelliSyn’s IntelliSecure managed security and unified threat management (UTM) services.

Our complete IntelliSecure security services are tailored to your unique business environment. They allow you to take advantage of the latest technologies and industry standards without the associated infrastructure, management, and support costs.

There’s no hardware or software to purchase. And we offer full hardware replacement, if and when it’s needed.

IntelliSecure services are available under three service families:

  • Managed Firewall
  • Data Protection
  • Managed Virtual Private Network (VPN)

Protect your business from cyberattacks while implementing the latest and greatest technologies with IntelliSecure.

Contact IntelliSyn today to learn more about how IntelliSecure can protect your small business.

One Year of IntelliShare

One Year of IntelliShare

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It’s been over a year since the launch of IntelliShare.

As cloud syncing and sharing — and the cyberthreats against it — continue to evolve rapidly, it’s more important than ever to take advantage of the benefits of a turnkey, secure solution like IntelliShare, as many of our clients already have.

IntelliShare is a customizable, managed EFSS solution that provides better performance and more control over file syncing and sharing compared to competitive cloud storage offerings. It is engineered for:

  • Enterprise-grade file sync and share operations
  • Desktop and server backup processes
  • Disaster recovery requirements

For maximum flexibility, IntelliShare has no limits on file and folder sizes, so you never have to limit your collaboration processes based on storage space.

IntelliShare is also engineered to protect your data from cyberthreats and maintain operation during outages and natural disasters. In addition to user security protocols, IntelliShare includes ransomware protection engineered to detect and prevent malicious attacks.

These policy-based cybersecurity countermeasures monitor the network for suspicious activity and notify administrators if a problem is detected, such as a large number of files being accessed in a short period of time.

Additional protection is offered with file versioning, which limits exposure by enabling users to revert to earlier versions of compromised or deleted files.

Contact IntelliSyn today to learn more about the benefits of IntelliShare for your business file and data sharing.

Cloud Computing Predictions for 2019

Cloud Computing Predictions for 2019

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Cloud computing is ever-evolving, and new technologies and trends follow it.

New things are on the horizon as 2019 progresses, especially in terms of cloud computing.

Stay ahead of the game by knowing how it could affect your small business:

  • Accelerated multi-cloud adoption: Large cloud computing providers like Amazon, Microsoft, and Google will have to shift from offering broad services to unique, specific ones due to customers using multiple clouds for different business operations. Businesses don’t have to get a complete offering from a singular source, but can pick and choose what works for them.
  • Cloud AI and automation: Industry experts are expecting cloud technology to integrate a variety of AI-driven technologies, allowing businesses to transform how they use different technologies. This could give businesses of all sizes competitive edge over others.
  • Cloud computing skills lacking: As the cloud becomes more and more popular and the new default for businesses, shortages of skilled cloud computing staff could happen. The cloud requires very specialized skills that are hard to find and that are extremely in demand, making them expensive.

Cloud computing is the future, and businesses need to be aware of all the good and bad that comes with it as it becomes more prevalent and changes the way businesses run.

Leverage the latest cloud technologies and architectures to virtualize storage of business data, streamline access to applications, and improve business efficiency with IntelliSyn.

IntelliSyn offers desktop-to-cloud design and deployment of public, private, or hybrid cloud networks. All our cloud networking solutions are backed by complete network administration, maintenance, and reporting that simplifies network, data, and application management. And, our cloud networking solutions are designed to ensure all your business data is accessible by employees, partners, suppliers, and customers whenever they need it, from wherever they are.

Contact IntelliSyn today to learn more about moving your business’ data and files to the cloud.

IoT and Small Business: How Do They Work Together?

IoT and Small Business: How Do They Work Together?

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IoT, or the Internet of Things, is becoming prominent, especially for big businesses that can take full advantage of all its benefits.

But small businesses can reap the rewards as well.

IoT is defined as “a network of everyday devices, appliances, and other objects equipped with computer chips and sensors that can collect and transmit data through the Internet.1

And while big businesses are more easily integrating IoT into their day-to-day operations, small businesses can leverage IoT in smaller, practical ways, such as using smartphones and similar devices to automate and control different business operations.

Small businesses will have the opportunity to catch up to large corporations by using the advantages of IoT they never had before.

One example is improving energy efficiency and managing it in real time by gathering data on how much heating, cooling, and lights are needed for your small business. And small businesses can easily acquire the sensors and devices needed to do these operations.

And while small businesses will need to use a lot of data for IoT, fortunately they can handle it all by migrating away from traditional data servers to the cloud.

When you’re ready to integrate IoT into your small business, IntelliSyn can help with desktop-to-cloud design and deployment of public, private, or hybrid cloud networks.

All our cloud networking solutions are backed by complete network administration, maintenance, and reporting that simplifies network, data, and application management. And, our cloud networking solutions are designed to ensure all your business data is accessible by employees, partners, suppliers, and customers whenever they need it, from wherever they are.

Contact IntelliSyn today to learn more about IoT and the cloud for your business’ data storage requirements.

1 https://www.dictionary.com/browse/internet-of-things

Service Spotlight: IntelliShare

Service Spotlight: IntelliShare

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Syncing and sharing your business’ data and files is a day-to-day task for businesses of all sizes. So why not make it easy and seamless for you and your employees?

IntelliShare is a customizable, managed enterprise file sync and share (EFSS) solution that provides better performance and more control over file syncing and sharing compared to competitive cloud storage offerings. It enables secure, unrestricted access to business data from anywhere, so your employees can be more responsive to customers and more productive.

With IntelliShare, you will increase productivity and improve collaboration. It is engineered for:

  • Enterprise-grade file sync and share
  • Desktop and server backup
  • Disaster recovery

For maximum flexibility, IntelliShare has no limits on file and folder sizes, so you never have to limit your collaboration processes based on storage space.

And it is hosted in IntelliSyn’s secure cloud environment and customized to fit your unique business needs.

Contact IntelliSyn today to learn how IntelliShare can improve your business processes and to explore custom pricing options.

A Custom or an Off-The-Shelf Storage System?

A Custom or an Off-The-Shelf Storage System?

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Businesses of all sizes require storage systems for their important business files and data.

Choosing which type of storage system is ideal for your business can be daunting, but knowing the benefits of both custom and off-the-shelf storage systems helps narrow down the choices.

Whether opting for the cloud or for a local network storage offering, it’s good to know the main benefit of both custom and off-the-shelf storage solutions.

Custom storage system benefit: A custom storage system allows you to control the power of the CPU and the amount of RAM, meaning you can configure the power and speed of the storage system as desired, whereas off-the-shelf storage systems often comes preconfigured, without the ability to adjust specs.

Off-the-shelf storage system benefit: While a custom storage system gives you to option to tailor to your needs, off-the-shelf storage systems are more commonly optimized for responsiveness, and are better equipped to handle any issues and larger volumes of data. They are also less expensive.

For storing your business’ important data and files, both custom and off-the-shelf storage systems are advantageous, it all depends on your business’ specific storage requirements.

IntelliSyn is a Synology partner, which creates network-attached storage (NAS) that transforms the way users manage data.

Our IntelliServer service provides hosting and co-location services in state-of-the-art facilities. And, it’s backed by complete network administration, maintenance, and reporting that simplifies network, data, and application management.

Increase network efficiency, reduce your operating costs, and maximize your network uptime with IntelliServer.

Contact IntelliSyn today to learn more about the ideal storage system for your business.