Small and medium businesses (SMBs) often possess limited resources. They need to deploy these resources in such a way as to maximize profitability. Questioning the ability of outside service to provide that profitability is a wise way to determine which services can actually help businesses advance their bottom line. Managed services for small and medium businesses offer many desirable services, from implementing the latest technology solutions to offering 24/7 monitoring of a company’s IT infrastructure. The good news is that these services are not just a luxury. They actually help contribute to the bottom line of SMBs.
According to Forbes, when it comes to enterprise startups, having a technical co-founder can help your business out-perform the competition by 230%. However, if your business is consumer-oriented instead of enterprise-oriented, it was found that this statistic is quite the opposite. In fact, startup businesses that are meant to serve consumers that have at least one technical co-founder actually underperform by 31%. If your business is in the B2C (business to consumer) category and you lack technical co-founders, your technical knowledge is probably limited. With the world around us becoming more and more digital by the day, it is hard to avoid technology completely – especially if you are aiming to build a tech company from the ground up.
Even if your organization uses a Managed IT Service Provider with many security solutions guarding you against hackers, you still may fall victim to a cyberattack. If you, your employees or colleagues practice unsafe habits online, you could be leaving the door wide open for bad guys to steal sensitive information, infect your network and hinder your daily operations. Employees are one of the biggest threats to your data security, even with other effective solutions in place.
October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM). NCSAM was created in collaboration with the US Department of Homeland Security and the National Cyber Security Alliance to ensure you have the resources needed to stay safer, more secure online. We want to take the opportunity this month to educate you on what you can do to help protect your organization’s sensitive data.
It’s everybody’s responsibility to understand what cybersecurity threats they are faced with and how to prevent cyberattacks in the workplace. The most effective way is to combine the efforts of your Managed IT Services with end-user education. We will provide helpful tips that you can use to ensure you are doing your part to stay safe online.
Take ownership of your social media cybersecurity. Every time you log in to a social network – whether on a computer or mobile device – make sure you are practicing safe habits. Especially if you use that same computer or device to access company information. Safe habits include being careful about what you post on social media, keeping your mobile apps up-to-date and ensuring your privacy settings are turned on.
We will take a look at ways to help keep your identity and sensitive information safe on the internet. This includes password best practices and how to shop online safely. We’ll also discuss what phishing is and ways you can spot a phishing email or message.
Keeping your personal information safe is important, but you must also do your best to protect your organization’s information. Remote workers are becoming more and more common, which increases the risk of exposing company data. We will discuss some easy tips to safely connect to public Wi-Fi and help reduce your risk of attacks.
Employee cybersecurity training coupled with robust Managed IT Service security solutions is the best way to effectively protect your organization against attacks.
Texas Association of Freestanding Emergency Centers’ mission is to advocate for fair regulation and to raise statewide awareness of freestanding emergency centers as a high-quality, accessible, emergency medical care option. With our extensive knowledge and experience in servicing freestanding ECs, partnering with TAFEC was a perfect fit for our company.
TXSG works to provide healthcare practices with our fully comprehensive BrightStar Managed IT Service and our TAFEC sponsorship also affords us the opportunity to give back kindness and appreciation to our Freestanding Emergency Center clients. Healthcare is one of the primary industries that we service and we pride ourselves on our expertise in helping organizations achieve HIPAA compliance, building IT infrastructures from the ground up, and streamlining existing infrastructures in order to minimize IT risks. TXSG currently provides fully-managed BrightStar Managed IT Services to over 15 freestanding emergency centers across the state of Texas, allowing them to allocate their time and resources to their goals rather than worrying about IT stresses.
On March 1st, TAFEC held their Day at the Capitol event that raises awareness for their healthcare model. TXSG sponsored a table to engage with our current emergency center clients, introduce ourselves to other members of the association and to show our support for the FEC cause.
Be sure to read our Sponsor Highlight on TAFEC’s blog by clicking here.
Texas Systems Group can easily reduce your IT healthcare stresses and headaches by providing our renown Texas-friendly, honest and caring IT support. You are just a click away to becoming IT stress free! Contact us now!