David Blake

Hidden Costs of In-House IT

5 Hidden Costs of In-House IT

By David Blake / October 8, 2020 / Comments Off on 5 Hidden Costs of In-House IT

What are your in-house IT services really costing you? It’s not just your employee’s salaries, or even their salaries plus benefits. There are a host of other, hidden costs, that you need to take into account as you consider outsourcing for some or all of your IT needs. Here are five hidden costs of an…

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Endpoint vs Shared Data Backups

Endpoint vs Shared System Data Backup Options For Disaster Recovery

By David Blake / September 24, 2020 / Comments Off on Endpoint vs Shared System Data Backup Options For Disaster Recovery

When it comes to IT subjects, few are quite as dry as data backups — and even fewer are as important. So we’ll make it as easy (and interesting) as possible to understand the different backup options and how to choose the right one for your business. Anyone who has ever lost a phone (or…

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Disaster Recovery and Backup Questions

Disaster Recovery Tip: 9 Critical Backup Questions You Need to Know for Your Business

By David Blake / August 13, 2020 / Comments Off on Disaster Recovery Tip: 9 Critical Backup Questions You Need to Know for Your Business

When it comes to data backup and disaster recovery, there are nine critical questions you need to answer for your business. How you answer these questions will lay the foundation for your disaster recovery plan. 1. What data do you need to backup? Back up anything and everything you don’t want to lose. Start by…

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Email Security Guide: Prevent Phishing

Email Security Guide: How To Prevent Phishing In The Era Of Digital Communication

By David Blake / August 6, 2020 / Comments Off on Email Security Guide: How To Prevent Phishing In The Era Of Digital Communication

Email is the lifeblood of many businesses — and its biggest security risk. That’s because scammers have become experts at gaining access to your business data with emails that trick people into taking actions that open the door. Your best defense? Educating your team on how to spot their tactics and not fall into the…

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connectBooster Demos

Speed Up Your Cash Flow and Save Time With Technology

By David Blake / July 16, 2020 / Comments Off on Speed Up Your Cash Flow and Save Time With Technology

How would you like to speed up your cash flow, get paid faster AND be more secure while reducing the labor you spend on collecting payments? We have an exciting new SaaS offering that helps service-based businesses eliminate A/R headaches and elevate their professional image with ConnectBooster. Here at SWAT Systems, we have used this…

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Disaster Recovery RTO RPO

Disaster Recovery Tip: Know Your RTO and RPO (Recovery Time/Point Objectives)

By David Blake / July 8, 2020 / Comments Off on Disaster Recovery Tip: Know Your RTO and RPO (Recovery Time/Point Objectives)

Do you know your RTOs and RPOs? According to a recent article in Small Business Trends, as many as one in six executives don’t. What is RTO? A recovery time objective (RTO) is the amount of time it takes for a business to become operational after an event starting from the moment the recovery process…

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Microsoft Teams Deep Dive Webinar July 16

Microsoft Teams Deep Dive Webinar July 16

By David Blake / June 30, 2020 / Comments Off on Microsoft Teams Deep Dive Webinar July 16

SWAT Systems will continue our Microsoft Teams Webinar Series with a Microsoft Teams Deep Dive on July 16 at noon. The virtual lunch and learn will drill into some of the ins and outs of Microsoft Teams and best practices. Not familiar with MS Teams? Check out the basic overview webinar presented recently.   To…

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Office Reopening After COVID 19

Office Reopening: Your IT Guide For A Smooth Transition After COVID-19

By David Blake / June 23, 2020 / Comments Off on Office Reopening: Your IT Guide For A Smooth Transition After COVID-19

As daunting as the idea of closing offices was for many businesses at the start of the COVID-19 crisis, the idea of reopening is even more so. Aside from issues of employee safety and government regulations, many employers are just not sure where to begin.  Here are some 4 steps to get you started: 1.…

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