As small- to medium-sized businesses (SMBs) grow, the demands of technology can quickly become overwhelming. Almost everything that happens in modern businesses happens thanks to technology solutions. That’s why so many companies are seeing the value of outsourcing IT services to a managed[...]
What to Expect When You Hire a Managed Service Provider for Your Business
What is Network Monitoring & Why is it Critical for Businesses?
Here at Alt-Tech, we’re asked a lot of questions about network monitoring services. Most people want to start with the basics, so we’ll start with a definition of what networking monitoring means and what it includes.
4 Common Types of Cyberattacks and How to Prevent Them
Around 70% of Canadian businesses experience a cyberattack or cybersecurity threat each year. However, a common misconception is that these attacks are only carried out on large or data-heavy businesses. In reality, small businesses are just as, or in some cases, more susceptible, because they[...]
Common Cloud Storage Mistakes and How to Avoid Them
According to a report released by Intuit and Emergent Research, up to 80% of small businesses will be using the cloud for their storage and computing needs by 2020. That’s a significant leap from the 2014 estimate of just 37%.
4 Obstacles to Technology Adoption & How to Overcome Them
When it comes to picking up the latest technology for our homes, most people don’t need much convincing to get on board. From smart home systems like Google Home and Amazon Alexa to the latest in wearable technology, people jump at the opportunity to enhance their lives with technology.[...]
Everything You Need to Know About Multi-Factor Authentication for Your Business
Sometimes the simplest solutions are the most effective for protecting your business online. One of the easiest ways to prevent data breaches and establish cybersecurity in your business is requiring multi-factor authentication for all accounts and data. This small addition to your business[...]
7 Elements of a Successful Cyber Security Plan
With technology improving at a rapid rate, cyber security is top of mind for businesses across the globe.
If you have sensitive information stored somewhere other than on paper, cyber security is extremely important.
4 Simple Financial Controls that Could Save Your Business from Major Hardships
When it comes to managing online risks, there are plenty of technical solutions an IT provider can implement to save your business from catastrophes.
However, one of the greatest risks to your business comes from internal financial controls – or the lack thereof.
5 Quick Tips to Improve Online Security in Your Business
When it comes to online security, most small to medium-sized businesses don’t have the time or capacity to do more than their basic due diligence.
Just like insurance can sometimes feel like a big investment for a far off “what if?”, online security measures can seem like overkill.
How to Choose Server Hosting Through an IT Managed Service Provider
What is server hosting & why does your provider matter?
Server hosting is the management of hardware systems for a business. Outsourced server hosting allows a company to move faster, save money, and cut down on setup and management of their systems and connections.