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Information technology is a critical component of any business. SMBs often overlook them because of the cost of hiring and maintaining an in-house tech department. From improved efficiency to reduced spending, there are many benefits of outsourcing IT. Each business is different and must assess their internal skill sets to determine if partnering with an MSP is the best option for them. Take a look at some of the benefits mid-market businesses receive when working with a managed services provider.

Ransomware is a type of malware that generally holds a system or data hostage until a ransom is paid. There are different entry points hackers can access to deploy ransomware, such as a phishing attack or software vulnerabilities. Since data is such a critical part of operations, all businesses are at risk of an attack. IT Consultants can help prevent ransomware through employee training, patch management, and disaster recovery implementation.

  Businesses that use managed services are clearly optimizing their time and resources by outsourcing IT to a third-party company, but are they getting the most out of their contract? In a nutshell, managed services allows businesses to have peace of mind knowing that their technology is being taken care of by an MSP. Before managed services, companies had IT teams that took a break-fix approach instead of proactively monitoring technology before there's an issue. Learn more about how to make the most of your managed services agreement.

Healthcare organizations are required to follow HIPAA compliance. While this may seem like a pain for more institutions, it is a good way to protect against cyberattacks. The regulations enforce aspects that protect against malware, which is your best defense against ransomware. The healthcare industry is particularly vulnerable to malware attacks because patient data is at risk of being compromised. Take a look at the following HIPAA guidelines in protecting against malware.

The amount of data being collected and processed is vastly increasing and so are the number of data centers offering services to businesses of all sizes. The process of selecting the right data center can be confusing with so many elements to look out for. Sorting through your options will be easier using the following tips on finding the right Los Angeles data center. 

Whether or not your company has a standard vendor selection process, you need to account for these 4 common mistakes companies make when selecting a managed services provider. Having a reliable provider can make business operations run smoother, processes more efficient, and communication easier. Don't be one of the companies that overlooks important aspects of an MSP. Take a look at these four red flags we've identified when selecting an MSP.

Businesses in every industry have adopted technology in one way or another. It has become a part of day to day operations, from processing payments, to communicating with clients, to advertising on television. Organizations use technology to speed up systems, engage with customers, sell products, and more. Consumers are using technology more than ever to search for and purchase products, research companies, post on social media, etc. It is clear that the use of technology is at an all time high, which means that businesses must keep up with managing and updating their technology.