David Blake

Your First Cyber Security Move in 2021? Start With Backups

By David Blake / January 7, 2021 / Comments Off on Your First Cyber Security Move in 2021? Start With Backups

What many businesses don’t realize is that their best defense against disruption from ransomware and other cyber attacks is data backup and recovery. There were thousands of ransomware attacks in 2020. Businesses that worked with a managed service provider (MSP) such as SWAT Systems recovered their data for less money and fewer headaches than paying…

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Phishing Prevention Cheat Sheet

DO and DON’T and NEVER: Phishing Prevention Cheat Sheet

By David Blake / December 21, 2020 / Comments Off on DO and DON’T and NEVER: Phishing Prevention Cheat Sheet

As a TotalCare client, part of your managed IT services is ongoing cyber security training for your employees. Here we’re sharing a few dos and don’ts that will keep you and your team from falling for most phishing attacks. People are your businesses top assets — and your biggest security risk. That’s because cyber criminals…

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Cyber Security Company vs IT Services Company

Cyber Security Company vs IT Services Company:
Which should you hire to protect your business?

By David Blake / December 10, 2020 / Comments Off on Cyber Security Company vs IT Services Company:
Which should you hire to protect your business?

There are a lot of businesses out there that claim to guard your cyber security, but they generally fall into two main buckets. Cyber security companies focus only on cyber security, using software and tools to identify vulnerabilities. An IT services company provides end-to-end technology services, which includes cyber security. So which should you choose…

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Microsoft Teams Together Mode

Helping Teams Feel More “Together” with Microsoft Teams Together Mode

By David Blake / November 19, 2020 / Comments Off on Helping Teams Feel More “Together” with Microsoft Teams Together Mode

As a SWAT Systems Total Care client, we help businesses make the most of their communication tools and platforms, including Microsoft Teams. COVID-19 health concerns have upended the traditional idea of a “workplace.” Businesses are learning that it is not absolutely necessary to have every employee of every department be at a physical desk in…

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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 (endpoint backup and shared backup) and how to choose the right one for your business. Anyone who has…

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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. Know your disaster recovery time. 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…

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