Strategies to Improve Leadership And Grow My Business

2019, June – Newsletter – Top 3 Strategies I Learned From Peyton Manning To Improve Leadership And Grow My Business

Peyton Manning knows a thing or two about success. As one of the most legendary quarterbacks in the history of football, he’s reached heights few of us can ever hope to match, regardless of our field. When looking at a career as storied as Manning’s, it’s tempting to attribute his dominance to sheer innate talent and maybe some kind of preternatural work ethic. Certainly, if you ask him, he’ll tell you that these two are essential ingredients to any kind of outsized success. But there’s a third factor that we tend to overlook from the sidelines, one that has tremendous implications for our roles as business leaders: the influence of those who coach us along the way.

Speaking at a recent conference I attended, Manning said something that really stuck with me. “I think you always need to be coached,” he said. “Whatever level of success anyone in this room has
reached, someone’s gonna hit a plateau. We need a coach to unlock our full potential.”

No matter where we’re at in our work and lives, it’s vital that we seek out folks to keep us accountable and moving forward. Luckily, I found Manning himself to be an invaluable resource in that regard. While he’s not about to sit down with me one-on-one, he definitely left us with a few key lessons we could all benefit from. e Windows 7 will continue to work after January 14, you may wonder why you can’t just stick it out and keep using the platform. The answer is you can – but you absolutely shouldn’t. In fact, the risks and problems this decision would pose to your business make an upgrade less of a decision and more of an eventuality…

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Are YOU Prepared For The End Of Windows 7?

2019, May – Newsletter – 4 Deadly Mistakes You’re Making With IT Security

If you’re one of the estimated 40%+ of businesses still on the outdated Windows 7 platform, consider this your wake-up call: time is nearly up for your trusty, tried-and-true operating system. On January 14, 2020, Microsoft will end support for Windows 7. That means no more updates, security or otherwise, will be offered by the company from that date forward.

The clock’s been ticking on Windows 7 ever since Microsoft ended mainstream support back in 2015, and its time will soon be up. While it’s important to note that Windows 7 will still technically be usable after next January, this upcoming shift will spell trouble for users who’ve stuck it out to the platform’s bitter end. Not only will Windows 7 become progressively more unstable as modern hardware outpaces the software, but cybercriminals are certain to flock to the operating system after support shuts down, eager to pick off easy targets left vulnerable by the lack of ongoing security updates.

If you’re running a business, this is a risk you can’t afford. It’s time to contact your IT provider and make preparations to upgrade, preferably well in advance of the January 14 deadline. Whether you’re planning on seamlessly transitioning to Windows 10 or moving on to an alternative operating system, this is a task that needs to be at the top of your list.

Don’t Leave Yourself Vulnerable

Since Windows 7 will continue to work after January 14, you may wonder why you can’t just stick it out and keep using the platform. The answer is you can – but you absolutely shouldn’t. In fact, the risks and problems this decision would pose to your business make an upgrade less of a decision and more of an eventuality…

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4 Deadly Mistakes You’re Making With IT Security

2019, April – Newsletter – 4 Deadly Mistakes You’re Making With IT Security

For something so instrumental to the success of your business, technology can be an incredibly unstable, confusing and everchanging tool. Just when you think you’ve got a handle on the latest cyber security trend, hackers find a way to circumvent the process completely. A new patch arrives for an essential piece of software, and the next day, another patch is required to repair the vulnerabilities the previous patch created. It can seem impossible to stay on top of the constant technological arms race, much less stay relevant amid the exponentially increasing pace.

Today, more and more businesses are switching over to a managed services model for their IT needs. A managed services provider is a company that partners with businesses to proactively manage their networks inside and out. With MSPs, you get a full team of professionals who become intimately acquainted with the entirety of your IT structure, not only ensuring that problems are fixed long before they hit your bottom line but offering recommendations and tweaks to optimize processes and save time, money and headaches down the line.

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The Ultimate Small Business Guide To Setting Up A ‘Work From Home’ Or Remote Network Access System For Your Staff

Get Double The Work Out Of Your Employees While Slashing Overhead Costs, Padding Your Bottom Line And Securing Incredible Loyalty From Your Staff

Sound too good to be true? I assure you it’s not…

There is a fast-growing trend among small and medium businesses that is drastically increasing productivity, cutting costs, and driving more profit to the bottom line. Is it a new management style or marketing trend?

No – it’s telecommuting, which is a $5 word for allowing your staff to work from home or while on the road.

Sure, it doesn’t sound very sexy when you first hear it, but when you see the bottom line impact it has on profits and productivity and talk to business owners who rave about how much money it’s saving them, you’ll start to see what all the excitement is about.

What Is Telecommuting And How Is It Going To Help My Business?

 
Telecommuting is a fancy word for allowing employees to work from home, in remote offices, or while on the road. While this is not a new concept, recent advancements in remote access technology and security have made it very affordable and easy for even micro business owners.


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How does hosted VoIP Work?

MYDWARE IT Solutions Inc. has built a world class phone system which we’ve partitioned into individual “pbx nodes” which are completely private and separate from all other customers on the system. This is similar to how phone lines work with a traditional telephone carrier.
A traditional analog carrier provides phone lines from a central system into your office, you then plug your traditional phone equipment into that connection. With our Hosted PBX, the entire system is housed in our secure data-center instead of in your office. Your only equipment in your office is the actual phones. Another key difference is that we provide your service over your internet connection vs a traditional copper line connection to your building. To connect to your hosted PBX your IP phone plugs into your modem or router which is connected to your high speed internet connection.
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Hosted VS Traditional Phone Service

Traditional on premise analog systems are currently losing a lot of ground to Hosted Solutions because businesses today can get a full hosted solution for a fraction of the cost of a traditional analog system. Not only is there substantial cost savings, but hosted solutions generally offer a wealth of features never offered or not even possible with traditional systems.

Here we will review some of the positives and negatives of traditional and a hosted system.

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3 Ways Your Employees Will Invite Hackers Into Your Network … And What You Must Do To Prevent It TODAY

2019, March – Newsletter – Prevent Business Network Hackers

No matter how professional they are, members of your team – yourself included – are going to make mistakes. It’s true of every organization on earth. They’ll spill scalding coffee into the company copier. They’ll work overtime until the office is empty, then head home without thinking to arm the security system. They’ll neglect key accounts, muck up workflows and waste hours developing convoluted solutions to simple problems. And, worst of all, they may unknowingly bumble into the cyber-attack that forces your business to go belly up for good.

In the majority of cases, that will be by design. There’s a saying in the cyber security industry, coined by renowned cryptographer Bruce Schneier: “Only amateurs attack machines; professionals target people.” When it comes to repeating the same process safely and autonomously, machines are less fallible than the average person sitting at a desk. Savvy hackers looking to boost funds from unsuspecting small businesses know this. So instead of developing a complex program that dances around the security measures baked into sophisticated modern technology, they target the hapless folks on the other side of the screen.

The strategy works disturbingly well. According to IBM’s 2018 X-Force Threat Intelligence Index, more than two-thirds of company records compromised in 2017 were due to what they call “inadvertent insiders” – employees who left the front door wide open for the bad guys without even realizing it. Negligence, lack of awareness and sheer bad luck put the best-laid plans to shame on both sides.

But how does it happen? There are three primary causes of employee-related breaches, each of them contributing to a sizable portion of hacks across the country.

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Consumer Awareness Guide To Choosing An Honest, Reliable, and Competent “IT Guy”

Hiring the wrong IT guy can not only be incredibly frustrating and expensive, but you could end up losing ALL of your irreplaceable files, photos, music, e-mails, and other important documents!

Read this guide and you’ll discover:

  • Computer scams and rip-offs that you MUST be aware of.
  • 5 Costly misconceptions about computer maintenance and repair.
  • Viruses, worms, spyware, and hackers: what you need to know to protect yourself.
  • 7 Questions you need to ask before buying any computer equipment.
  • 5 Critical characteristics you should demand from your computer repair technician.
  • Why you need to avoid “cheap” or “bargain” computer repair shops.
  • The one surefire sign that you should run – not walk – out of a computer repair shop.

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Why Your Business Is The PERFECT Target For Hackers Is Your Protection Up To Date?

2019, February – Newsletter

People never think it’ll happen to them. Sure, they see the reports – 50 million-plus bundles of user data compromised by a Facebook breach; the billing information of more than 2 million T-Mobile users hacked by a mysterious malicious entity – but companies like those are massive, monolithic entities in North American commerce. They’re decidedly big fish, not like you and your small business. According to a recent JLT-Harvard Business Analytic Services survey, more than half of small business owners remain locked into this line of magical thinking, blissfully unaware of the threat cyber crime poses to the health of their organization.

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The Top 3 Things I Learned from Shark Tank’s Robert Herjavec for Growing a Business from Scratch to Multimillion-Dollars

2019, January – Newsletter

Robert Herjavec was born poor in former Yugoslavia in the midst of a widespread communist reform that left little room for dissidents. He might have stayed there forever except for the fact that his father was one of these dissidents – and a vocal one at that. So much so, in fact, that he was thrown into jail 22 times for speaking out against the government. After the final time, Herjavec’s father gathered his things, his children and his wife and crossed the border into Italy. From there, he got on a boat and, like millions of immigrants just like him, made his way across the Atlantic Ocean to Canada.

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10 Secret Tricks, Tools And Cool Features Hiding In Google

If you use Google for searching the web, you’re going to love these 10 features, available to everyone that you probably didn’t know about. The best way to find these is to simply search for the item in Google.

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3 Fatal Errors You’re Making By Hiring The Cheapest Computer Support Company

2018, December – Newsletter

Somehow, 2019 is already almost upon us. In preparation for the New Year, business owners across the country are taking a close look at their finances, scratching their heads as they inspect their budgets, line by line, to cut everything that isn’t absolutely necessary and searching for new investments that will boost their bottom line. In the midst of all this, it’s vital that leaders take a long, hard look at their technology budgets. Chances are those budgets are a far cry from where they should be.

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How Does Cloud Backup Work?

As your business data grows and diversifies, protecting and recovering it after a disaster scenario becomes increasingly challenging. Increasing threats pertaining to customer data appear every day, so the best way to protect your data from Ransomware viruses, theft, and other unexpected disasters is to securely store an encrypted copy of your data offsite with a leading cloud backup provider such as MYDWARE.
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What is a Managed Service Provider (MSP)?

New and innovative technologies not only present powerful opportunities for businesses, but they also present challenges. The continuously changing pace of IT infrastructure is extraordinary. IT departments can no longer standardize on a few computer models or single operating systems.
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What Is Hosted PBX?

It might be time for your business to upgrade its phone system. Hosted PBX services allow small businesses to forgo the costly phone system to a more economical business phone system. It can be very beneficial for small businesses because it allows for a cheaper yet competitive, phone system that can help your business grow.
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What Can a Managed Service Provider Do For Small and Medium Businesses (SMB’s)?

With rapidly evolving technologies and advancements in IT, small and medium businesses (SMB’s) have now realised the importance of working with a managed service provider to keep their businesses protected and in-line with the ever evolving world of technology.
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Why Choose MYDWARE As Your Managed Service Provider?

Small and medium-sized businesses often lack the capability and means to manage an in-house IT department. However, Information technology is essential for all types of businesses whether small or large.
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