Blog

Tip of the Week: Simple IT Practices for Business Success

Tip of the Week: Simple IT Practices for Business Success

Most businesses nowadays rely quite heavily on information technology to operate, as I’ve no doubt that you’re aware of. That’s why we thought it would be valuable to share some very simple IT best practices to help assist your operations by keeping your resources productive and secured.

Keep Systems and Solutions Maintained and Updated

Let me ask you a question: would you drive to the office in a 1908 Ford Model T? Would you send a quick telegraph to someone to ask them a question?

Of course not. As technology has improved, businesses have needed to embrace these improved options to ensure that their productivity and security remain competitive. Furthermore, with improvements to IT happening faster and faster (not to mention how quickly threats are now developed) your successful operations could very well rely on you having the right tools in proper working order.

Therefore, you need to make sure that your hardware and the software it hosts are all kept in fine working order, updating them, and upgrading them when appropriate. By prioritizing this, you ensure that your team can efficiently do the jobs they are meant to do without undermining your security.

Keep Data Backed Up

Data is critical to your business’ success, as it influences your capability to operate with optimal productivity. As this is the case, it is important that you ensure that your data is protected against circumstances of all kinds, as there are many ways that data can be lost.

Whether a fire, equipment failure, theft, accidental spill, or whatever happens to your on-site data storage, a backup will help you minimize the adverse impacts it has on your data continuity. Our recommendation is that your data backup incorporate multiple copies of your data, with at least three in total: the original copy, a data backup that you keep onsite, and one hosted in the cloud. That way, you have a convenient and easily accessible version of your data at the ready to fix small issues, while also keeping (and least) one additional copy safe in the cloud in case your on-site backup is lost along with the original data.

Keep Your Data Secured

Finally, we must discuss data security. With cybercrime officially being more profitable for criminals than the global trade of illicit drugs, it should come as little wonder that 75 records are stolen each second, on average. For a few dollars, it’s possible to buy access to some poor soul’s bank account.

Businesses aren’t exempt from these threats, either. With many user accounts holding more access than necessary and much of their network storage not having much internal security at all, phishing attacks have become a favorite tactic of cybercriminals. By fooling a business’ team members into allowing them to access the network, a cybercriminal is given quite a bit of power.

In addition to the phishing awareness and other best practices that should be taught to team members at all levels, there should be some authentication requirements and data handling parameters built into your network infrastructure and company policies. Requiring authentication to access certain materials and keeping your data on a strictly need-to-know basis otherwise, will reduce the potential number of leaks your business could be subject to.

White Mountain IT Services is here to help your business ensure these measures are carried out, and more.

For assistance in seeing to your organization’s cybersecurity preparedness and adherence to best practices, reach out to our team. Give us a call at 603-889-0800 to get started, or at least to ask any questions you may have.

By accepting you will be accessing a service provided by a third-party external to https://www.whitemtn.com/

Related Posts

Despite its whimsical name, phishing is a very serious threat to everyone, especially today’s businesses. This means that you need to be prepared to identify its warning signs and avoid risky situations. Here, we’re offering a few tips to help you do...
Email is one of the most valuable tools that a business has at its disposal, but even so, its true value can easily be wasted if it isn’t used to its fullest potential. To avoid this, we’ve put together a few of our favorite ways to streamline your b...

2021 is almost here, and if your business isn’t using technology to its fullest capability, you’re missing out on some considerable opportunities. Let’s go over a few winning strategies that you should adopt in the coming year.

While spam filtering can be great for your business’ own defenses, the spam filtering that your contacts have in place could very well keep your messages from reaching them. This simply will not do. Let’s go over a few ways that you can help prevent ...
We’ve all been in a place where the storage on our computer fills up a little too quickly for our liking. While you could delete or store unused files in the cloud, there is another method that you can use to quickly free up a little extra space that...
If you don’t take care of your PC’s files, you will quickly discover that it’s easy to lose track of where everything is. You have countless file types, folders, and applications sitting around without any real sense of organization or continuity. To...
One of the most common file types you hear about is the Portable Document Format file - although you probably know it simply as a PDF. PDFs are so well known because they are the best way to save a document so that, regardless of the device it is vie...
Google may know a lot, but believe it or not, it doesn’t know everything. For instance, you may be trying to write up a document in Google Docs that Google doesn’t recognize. Maybe it’s one of your services that you’ve created a name for, or even the...
PDFs--Portable Document Format files--are a common enough thing to see. However, many people may not realize the extent of what can be done with them… like editing them. For our tip this week, we’ll go over a few of the ways you can create and edit a...
Google Chrome is a very popular browser nowadays. In June of this year, for example, about 65 percent of the overall browser market share was attributed to Chrome. Seeing as so many people utilize Chrome, we thought it would be helpful to share a few...
Phishing has quickly become the most predominant form of cyberattack due to the method’s simplicity. It solely relies on a user’s gullibility. The weakest link to any business is typically the employees. In order to protect your business, you and you...
Did you know that, of all the vulnerabilities your business has to cyberthreats, your employees are one of the riskiest, simply due to their exposure to your business technology? If your business isn’t secure, it will become incredibly more difficult...

Onsite Service Coverage Area

Although we provide remote services and support to businesses in over 20 states, onsite services are limited to within reasonable driving distance from our office in NH.  We will manage a local vendor for locations outside of our service area to provide onsite assistance when needed.

 

Onsite Computer Support Services are available to businesses within 100 miles of Nashua New Hampshire. We have excellent onsite coverage from Concord NH, south through Manchester NH, and then down into Boston. From Northern and Central Mass, we cover from Worcester, east to the North Shore, including the Salem and Portsmouth NH area.

 

White Mountain IT Services
33 Main Street, Suite 302
Nashua, New Hampshire 03064

 

603-889-0800

map nashua4 1

 

Open Positions