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  • How does Google Maps learn to trust and favorably rank your IT business when you’re the new kid on the block?
    Imagine you’ve just started your own IT business and, at first, all Google knows about you is your company name, address and phone number, known as NAP in local search optimization parlance. The online locations of these NAPs are called citations. The first citation should always be your Google “My Business” listing. This should be 100% complete for full effectiveness. According to a study by BrightLocal, businesses that ranked in the top three on Google local had an average of 85 citations. Citations should have consistent NAPs, without duplicates, and should include as many elements as the listing offers, such as photos, videos and reviews. Next, help Google gather more details about your IT business through local elements on you ... read more

  • How to convince your customers that Backup software is needed
    What’s keeping your customers from protecting their data with a proper disaster recovery solution including taking regularly scheduled backups? As your customer’s key consultant, the ability to communicate the importance of backup, and also understanding potential objections will help you do best by your customer by convincing them to protect their data. This article intends to address typical barriers to customer’s choosing to perform backups.   Myth 1: I don't need a backup People rarely have an accurate idea of the value of their data. Their machines often contain years of work, photos and documents not stored anywhere else. At best they may occasionally (but unreliable)  make manual copies of important files on U ... read more

  • 5 Tips to Protect Your Data
    Out of fear of bad publicity, some companies choose not to report cyber attacks. So, as they are more widespread than before, and more than we realize. Even worse, some companies are unaware the attacks have occurred until they need to pay to recover encrypted data. Moreover, some companies unknown how to report this situation. Here are some steps to follow to protect your company from data loss and cyber attacks.   1. Backup your data: Regular backups are the best practices to prevent data loss and quickly recover from cyber attacks. That includes that your systems which should be continuously monitored and patched; checking for updates and new patches. Other recommendations include encrypting your data and keeping it only ... read more