Disaster Planning for Your Business’s Network

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Time management guru Alan Lakein once said, “Planning is bringing the future into the present so that you can do something about it now.”

While the Now IT Connects team hopes that you never experience a network disaster at your business, chances are that you’ll have to respond to something unexpected at some point. Putting together a network disaster recovery plan can help you reduce the damage done to your business and help you get up and running faster.

Network Disaster Causes

While some disasters are results of fires or floods, most network disasters occur due to hardware failure, network attacks, or human error. It’s possible for even the best hardware to fail. When those failures occur in a vital piece of equipment, such as a router or modem, it can cascade that failure throughout your network. Other times, bad actors can gain access to your network through an unaddressed vulnerability and wreak havoc on your network. And human error can always cause a bad day at the office.

Identify Your Disaster Recovery Team

The first step in planning your network disaster recovery should be to identify the team that will be responsible for managing recovery tasks. This team should include staff from all departments so the plan accounts for every piece of technology and potential disruption a disaster would cause. Your disaster recover plan should assign specific tasks to each team member so everyone knows how to leap into action if a network disaster occurs.

Plan How You’ll Recover

In addition to identifying your disaster recovery team, your plan should include concrete steps that will get your business up and running as quickly as possible. Prioritize the steps you’ll take so you minimize disruptions and delays. Identify the essential operations you’ll need to get back up as soon as possible as well as the non-essential tasks that can wait a few hours or a few days to get back to normal.

A thorough disaster recovery plan articulates every detail about what is to be done in the event of a network disaster. Step-by-step plans allows your team to act swiftly without wasting precious time figuring out what to do next. The time spent planning your recovery will save you countless hours and frustration later.

Put a Prevention Plan into Place

As Lakein said, planning lets you take action now on future events. By investing in the time and effort to put together a disaster recovery plan, you should identify gaps in your current network infrastructure that you can fix now to possibly prevent a future disaster.

Your disaster recovery plan should include an inventory of all the hardware, software, and equipment at your business. This gives you an idea of the assets you have, what’s required to maintain and protect them, and any equipment that you should replace or upgrade to ensure you maintain a high level of security.

Another way to prevent loss in the event of a disaster is to implement a backup system. While some businesses still fiddle with backup tapes, most have moved their backup data to the cloud. Implement your backup solution, then make a plan to review this data quarterly.

Once you have your plan put together, it’s time to test it out. Add a disaster day to your company calendar and put your team through a simulated disaster. Give everyone a chance to practice their roles. A little practice now will help an actual recovery scenario go much more smoothly.

The Now IT Connects team helps businesses develop disaster recovery plans and backup their data to ensure it’s safe no matter what happens. For help with your own network disaster recovery plan, contact our team today.


Network Monitoring Keeps Your Business Safe: A Guest Post by Secure Net Pros

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Cyber criminals never take a break, and neither should your network security. Keeping your business’s technology infrastructure safe is a ‘round the clock job. Fortunately, you don’t have to go it alone. Here’s how network monitoring keeps your business and your data safe.

It’s Tough to Monitor Your Network Yourself

Unresolved security threats can cause downtime, appropriation of intellectual property (IP), theft of confidential information, hardware loss, reputation damage, or worse. Keeping a network safe from cyber-attacks requires a sophisticated set of tools and a great deal of know how. Since cybercrime is always evolving, protecting your network also requires you to constantly stay abreast of new threats and cyber security innovations.

Most small businesses do not have a full-time IT professional on-staff, so it’s no wonder that more than 40 percent of cybercrime victims are small businesses. Protecting your network is a full-time job, which is why it makes sense to partner with a trusted network monitoring company to ensure your technology infrastructure and your company and client data are protected.

Conventional Cyber Security Solutions Aren’t Enough

If you think having a firewall and anti-malware software are enough, think again. Conventional security infrastructure is not adequate to protect your network from today’s cybercriminal. Traditional safeguards do well against external threats, but they do little or nothing to prevent 70 percent of all data breaches and threats, which come from inside your network.

That’s right—employees cause most data breaches and cyber threats. Just 12 percent of these insider threats can be attributed to disgruntled workers, however. It’s more than twice as likely that a reliable employee inadvertently misuses data in a way that allows a cyber security breach to occur. When these well-intentioned employees make an error within your network, they leave your network vulnerable to attack or data loss.

How Secure Net Pros Keeps Your Network Safe

Maintaining a secure network requires constant monitoring and agile technologies. The Secure Net Pros team uses a 360˚ managed security solution to constantly monitor your network, detect threats, and use this information to secure your network. It all starts with a consultation to assess your risk and create your remediation plan. To get started, contact Secure Net Pros.


3 IT Books for Your Summer Reading List

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Need some summer reading while you’re out on the boat or up at the cabin? The Now IT Connects team is here for you! Crack open one of these tech books this summer.

The Second Machine Age: Work, Progress, and Prosperity in a Time of Brilliant Technologies

The Second Machine Age: Work, Progress, and Prosperity in a Time of Brilliant Technologies by Erik Brynjolfsson and Andrew McAfee is a fascinating, inspiring book about the future of artificial intelligence and other advanced digital technologies. The book looks at how these innovations will affect industries of all kinds, from logistics to professional services. If you want a sneak peek at how technologies will revolutionize how we work without getting bummed out, we recommend The Second Machine Age. Buy it here.

Mobilized: An Insider’s Guide to the Business and Future of Connected Technology

Mobilized: An Insider’s Guide to the Business and Future of Connected Technology by SC Moatti is a close look at the intersection of mobile technologies and human nature. The book discusses how basic human needs and desires fuel innovations in mobile technology, and then helps entrepreneurs use this knowledge to dream up the next Facebook, Uber, or WhatsApp. Buy it here.

Digitize or Die: Transform Your Organization. Embrace the Digital Evolution. Rise above the Competition

Digitize or Die: Transform Your Organization. Embrace the Digital Evolution. Rise above the Competition by Nicolas Windpassinger examines the Internet of Things, or IoT, that surrounds us and makes the case to businesses on why they need to embrace this game-changing technology. The book covers how the IoT is already disrupting many industries, and how businesses can survive and thrive in the coming IoT revolution. All proceeds from the book benefit the Alzheimer’s Association and Fondation de France! Buy it here.

We hope you enjoy your time off with these tech titles! If you’re inspired to update and upgrade your business’s IT, we’d love to hear from you.


The Now IT Connects Office Gets a Make-Over

This spring, the Now IT Connects office got a fresh, new look! A few upgrades transformed our office and gave the Now It Connects team a place to collaborate while updating the design and improving sustainability.

New Flooring and Paint Provide a Fresh Foundation

It’s amazing what a difference a fresh coat of paint and updated flooring can have on an office space! At the Now IT Connects office, we freshened the walls with a new color in both the public spaces and the back-office work areas.

Then, we ripped out the carpet to replace it with durable, hard-wearing vinyl planking. The new floors offer the warm look of wood without the maintenance or up-front investment. We think they look sharp, especially with the fresh paint!

Our Work Areas Get Upgrades

Once we had our fresh foundation of paint and new flooring, we upgraded and renovated the tech cubicles where our network managers and network engineers work their magic. These new cubicles allow them the space they need to work without being crowded by equipment or each other.

Our Office Lighting Gets an Environmentally Friendly Upgrade

The last upgrade we made in our renovation was to our office lighting. Our lobby, conference room, and back-office work areas all got new fixtures with LED lighting. Not only does this provide our staff with superior light to work under, the LED lightbulbs are energy-efficient and cost effective. We won’t need to replace a bulb for about 15 years!

After several years in our Clearwater, Minnesota, location, it was time to show our office some love. We hope you stop by to check out our new digs! We’d love to see you.


Building with Your IT Needs in Mind

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The COVID-19 pandemic will permanently change the way we all work. The health and safety of your employees is vitally important. But so is the ability to stay connected, especially when a portion of your workforce is working remotely. Here are a few ways you can design your workspace with your IT needs in mind.

Integrate, Don’t Retrofit

Your company’s IT needs should be integrated into the design of your workspace. Don’t wait until you finalize plans and put up walls to consider what your IT needs are. Include your IT team in the design process so you create a space that will meet your current and future technology needs. Your IT experts can advise you and your architect on what space you need to house your IT infrastructure and how to integrate ethernet and USB ports and WiFi networks into the structure of your space to make it easy to stay connected.

IT Needs for Individual Workspaces

What IT does each individual worker require in your workspace? At a bare minimum, they likely need plentiful electrical outlets, USB and ethernet ports, and a strong WiFi connection. Screen privacy should also be a priority, especially for employees who work with sensitive information. Consider the hardware you will need to support. Will you invest in desktop computers for everyone to encourage desk use, or provide laptops or tablets to empower people to work where they choose?

IT Needs for Conference Rooms

Due to COVID-19, it is likely that a portion of your workforce will be working remotely over the next few months and perhaps permanently. Meetings with clients and vendors may also occur virtually. It will be vitally important to include a space to facilitate collaboration between remote workers and in-office employees.

Conference rooms require IT infrastructure that makes collaboration easy and seamless. To do so requires forethought during the design stage to hide network and AV cables behind a wall to supply a projector or in a floor trench to serve the conference room table. To facilitate video conferencing, you’ll need a webcam as well as a projector, and a mic as well as speakers. If you plan to use an app-based room scheduler, having a tablet outside the door of the room can make it easy for workers to review the calendar and schedule their meetings.

IT Needs for Common Areas

As flexible workspaces become more popular, common areas of your workspace will need to be technology-friendly. Employees should be able to stay connected to email and other essential applications wherever they are.

When designing your common area spaces, carefully place WiFi routers so every square inch is covered. If you have a lobby, consider installing digital signage to direct visitors and share information in real time. Remember to add the IT infrastructure to support any access control system you require.

If you need help determining what IT infrastructure you’ll need to support your business in your new space, Now IT Connects is here to help. We can design, install, and maintain your network, hardware, software, and web applications to keep your team productive. To get started, contact us today.


Recovering after an IT Disaster

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You spill coffee all over your laptop keyboard, and now it refuses to boot up. You log onto your computer to find your files are corrupted and unusable. Worse, you power up your computer only to get a black screen with a message that your computer has been taken ransom. All of your data is being held hostage until you pay the cyber criminals who’ve taken over your computer. How do you buy bitcoin, anyway?

IT disasters can strike anyone, anytime. That’s why many companies have disaster recovery and data backup plans in place. Recovering from an IT disaster is easier when your team understands their responsibilities and you have the policies and technologies in place to minimize the interruption a data loss causes to your business operations.

Know Who’s in Charge of What

A good disaster plan includes the team members at your business who will be involved in the recovery after an IT disaster. These people should be ready to jump into action in the event of a loss of data or other IT disruption. The rest of your staff should know who is on this team as well so they can approach them with any questions or concerns they have.

The people on your disaster recovery team may include a point person who is managing the entire recovery process, someone who’s in charge of assessing the damage, a team member who is responsible for repairing the damage (or coordinating with a professional IT team who can do so), someone who is in charge of recovering data from backup storage, and a team member who is responsible for communicating all of these actions to your team and any other affected stakeholders.

Tackle the First Few Hours

Spend the first few hours after an IT disaster addressing immediate concerns. Assess the damage that the disaster caused and run through your inventory of hardware and software to understand how extensive the damage is. You may need to source new devices so your team can continue to work as you recover from the incident, even if they are working with limited IT resources. Then, put your disaster recovery plan into action.

Get Everyone Back Up and Running

Once you have an idea of the extent of the damage the disaster caused, prioritize how you’ll roll out your recovery. What data and systems are mission critical to your business operations, and which ones can wait a day or two? Once you have your list of priorities, work with your disaster recovery team to execute them. These items may include:

  • Repairing damaged server hardware and software
  • Replacing failed hardware and software
  • Restoring email access to employees
  • Restoring website content and data after a cyber attack
  • Training employees on new tools and new data policies
  • Communicating a data loss event with stakeholders

Communicate with Your Team

Don’t forget to continue to communicate with your team throughout the disaster recovery process. Inform them that a data loss or technology failure has occurred and let them know that your recovery team is working hard to get them back up and running. Communicating with your team allows you to manage their expectations for when they’ll be back to normal.

Not sure what would happen to your data in the event of an IT disaster? The Now IT Connects team is here to help. To start protecting your company’s data, contact us today.


Give Your Business an IT Disaster Recovery Check-Up

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These last few months have been tough, and the last thing anyone needs is another crisis on their hands. It’s impossible to know when an IT disaster may strike, but you can minimize the stress and the damage with a disaster recovery plan and experienced IT pros on your side.

Disaster Recovery Basics

IT disasters may be instigated by an actual physical disaster, such as fire or flooding at your business or other physical damage to your hardware. But more often, disasters occur within your systems themselves. This could be a fatal failure of your hardware or software or a direct attack on your network by cyber criminals. Malware, ransomware, denial-of-service attacks, and phishing scams can all create wreak havoc on your network.

While it’s impossible to prevent all disasters, it is possible to protect yourself from many of them. You can also create a plan for what happens when disaster strikes so your network can get back up and running quickly and your staff can get back to work.

Review Your Current Disaster Recovery Plan

When is the last time you’ve looked at your IT disaster recovery plan? If it’s been awhile, it’s time to get to work. Older disaster recovery plans often include technologies that are obsolete or degraded beyond usability (think those old tape backup systems). Even cloud-based data backup solutions should be tested annually to ensure they are set up properly.

Disaster recovery plans include more than just your procedure for backing up data. Here’s a list of common items found in a disaster recovery plan:

  • Who is responsible for executing and managing the plan
  • Immediate steps following the disaster
  • Inventory of hardware and software that may be affected by a disaster
  • Post-disaster business continuity plan
  • Strategies for communicating with stakeholders
  • Policies for data, email, and social media use

Work with a DRaaS and DR Provider

Managing data is a complicated, high-stakes task. If left vulnerable to attack or disaster, data can be lost forever, crippling a business. As data security becomes a top priority for businesses, IT companies are increasingly offering DRaaS (Disaster-Recovery-as-a-Service) and DR (Disaster Recovery) as services. Companies can outsource their disaster recovery plans and procedures to IT experts who can provide a multi-faceted solution that includes backup recovery, file syncing, and cloud-based data storage to prevent the loss of data.

Not sure what would happen to your data in the event of an IT disaster? The Now IT Connects team is here to help. To start protecting your company’s data, contact us today.


The Four Fundamentals of Network Security: A Guest Post by Secure Net Pros

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Whether your team is onsite or working remotely, the security of your network is an ongoing concern. Here are the four fundamentals of network security that all organizations should implement to protect their networks.

1. Assess Cyber Risk

Stronger network security starts with a comprehensive cyber risk assessment. It is impossible to prioritize and address security vulnerabilities without identifying what those liabilities are. A thorough assessment will evaluate your hardware, software, system configurations, system entry points, and other security risks.

2. Remediate Security Vulnerabilities

The cyber risk assessment uncovers your network’s vulnerabilities so you can take steps to address them. Some solutions are simple and straightforward, such as strengthening your network’s firewall protection and making all outstanding security updates to your hardware and software. Others require long-term management. This may include uncovering and eliminating any unauthorized wireless connections to your network and erasing unneeded user profiles from software and web-based applications.

3. Detect Cyber Threats

A cornerstone of network security is ongoing threat detection. Many cyber threats against your network come from external bad actors trying to gain access to your systems. But many others come from inside your network itself. Your staff may inadvertently or intentional change security settings or access your network on an insecure device, giving criminals back-door access to your network. Continuous threat detection to identify and remediate these risks is an important part of keeping your network safe.

4. Monitor the Network

Set-it-and-forget-it solutions just won’t cut it when it comes to securing your network. Managed security is a round-the-clock job. The 360-degree managed security solution from Secure Net Pros puts actionable intelligence at our fingertips so our team can act fast to protect your network and your data. For expert help in securing your systems, contact the Secure Net Pros team today.


3 Cyber Threats Remote Workers Face

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Cyber security threats were a concern for businesses before the COVID-19 pandemic. But with many people working from home and accessing systems remotely, understanding and preventing cyber threats has become more urgent. No one knows what the new normal for work will be, but addressing these cyber threats now can put an organization in a better position for handling future attacks, especially if working from home becomes the norm. Here are three of the top cyber threats organizations face and how to reduce the risk of a cyber attack.

Weak Password Security and Other Access Control

With so many employees working remotely, many organizations have implemented web-based project management, file transfer, and video conferencing tools to stay productive. These technologies help teams collaborate and stay connected, but they require strong password security and access control to protect company data. During the pandemic, remote work platforms have become prime targets for cyber attacks.

To protect their data and their systems, organizations must work with staff to implement strong passwords and provide training on password best practices. Businesses should also implement all recommended security protocols for their technologies, including passwords and waiting rooms for video conferencing platforms and two-factor authentication for cloud-based file storage and project management applications.

While some hackers attack systems directly, many pursue phishing and other scams that target staff. Strong passwords will not protect a network against staff members getting duped into sharing those passwords with bad actors. That’s why it’s important to continually train employees on how to spot and report potential phishing scams. The Now IT Connects team can provide this important training remotely.

Vulnerable Home and Public Networks

Strong passwords and other access control practices offer good protection for your online applications. But with employees working from home, insecure home and public internet connections can provide cyber criminals easy access to your data. Home wireless routers that lack strong password protection can be easily hacked by bad actors.

Remote workers should change the names and passwords of their home WiFi networks from the default settings. A strong password is at least 20 characters long and includes letters, numbers, and symbols. Companies should help workers activate WPA2 network encryption to make data unreadable to criminals as it is being moved across the wireless network. Some companies may consider providing remote workers with firewall hardware as additional protection.

Insecure Hardware

Insecure hardware can leave a company’s network vulnerable to cyber attack. Staff members who use their personal computers, tablets, and smart phones for remote work may be putting the company’s network at risk. It is impossible for a company to establish a security standard on devices it does not control.

Instead, companies should provide employees with hardware and devices to use for remote work. That way, organizations can be certain the hardware of a worker’s computer, tablet, and smart phone is secure. Companies can also require staff to make regular system and security updates to their hardware to ensure it is continually protected.

The pandemic will likely change how employees will work in the future. The Now IT Connects team believes remote work will become more common, even when the threat of COVID-19 has passed. That’s why companies should take the time now to protect their web-based applications and their networks. For expert help in securing your systems, contact the Now IT Connects team today.


IT for Construction Workers in the Field

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When you think of IT, you probably imagine a guy in a tie (or a hoodie) sitting behind a desk all day, avoiding talking to people. The Now IT Connects team can tell you that stereotype doesn’t always hold up. IT can be just as useful in the field as it is in the office.

Nowhere is that truer than on a construction site. Construction crews spend all day outside doing hard, physical work. IT for construction workers can make their jobs easier, safer, and more productive. Check out some of our favorite technology for construction workers.

Wearable Tech

Wearable tech is no longer limited to fitness trackers and smart watches. New wearable technologies improve construction worker safety. Whether they’re in a hardhat, glove, vest, or boot, construction wearable technologies can monitor a worker’s movements and position to help them avoid slips, falls, and other accidents.

Other wearable technologies feature voltage detectors and environmental sensors to alert workers to unsafe conditions. Some super-smart technologies allow project managers to designate certain areas hazardous or restricted, setting off alarms when a worker mistakenly enters one of these spaces.

Drones

Drones make it easier and safer to inspect and access hard-to-reach or hazardous areas of a worksite. Construction firms are using drones to assess roof condition, get a bird’s-eye view of the site, identify hazards, and monitor project progress.

While a worker will need to be trained to pilot a drone safely, using drones will make inspections more efficient and reduce safety risks at the job site. This means work will get done faster with fewer safety incidents.

Field Management Apps

Field management software is a powerful tool for construction companies to keep projects on time and in budget. While office staff can use the software at their desks, field workers have full access to field management apps on tablets and smart phones. These management tools help keep everyone on the same page, identify areas that are delayed or ahead of schedule, and ensure no steps are missed or corners cut.

Safety Apps

Safety apps are another technology for construction workers to use in the field. The American Red Cross has a helpful app that leads users step-by-step through common first aid protocols. Users can call 911 from the app and locate area hospitals. The app also has tips on how to stay safe in extreme weather and temperatures.

Other construction worker apps automate safety checklists and reporting to ensure workers never miss an important step in their safety protocols. The apps can generate reporting for the back office so staff can monitor compliance and ensure steps are being taken to prevent accidents.

Reporting Apps

The construction process is often long, with meetings and milestones along the way to keep everyone informed of a project’s progress. Construction project reporting apps streamline estimating, inspections, work orders, and audits to eliminate paperwork and improve accuracy and thoroughness on important forms. Some reporting apps can even take payments, making getting paid a breeze.

IT for construction workers is constantly evolving to make job sites safer and more productive. Now IT Connects can help you put the right products in place to keep projects on track and prevent accidents. For more information on how to integrate IT into your construction firm, contact Now IT Connects today.


IT Needs for Construction Firms

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The construction industry has a reputation for being slow to adopt new technologies. It’s a business where safety is paramount and margins are slim, so it’s no wonder construction executives are hesitant to invest in new IT.

But construction IT has the capacity to revolutionize the industry. With a little upfront investment, technology can save construction firms money while improving safety. Here’s a look at a few IT innovations.

Technologies that Improve Construction Safety

Safety is an extremely important consideration at any job site. Construction IT can make it easy to train workers and ensure safety checklists are being completed with excellence.

Forward-thinking construction firms are incorporating virtual reality and augmented reality into their safety training. These technologies help workers understand job site risks and learn how to prevent accidents without putting them at risk.

In the field, safety technology can ensure workers incorporate safe workplace practices into their daily jobs. Mobile apps can automate safety checklists and prompt workers to affirm they’ve taken appropriate precautions.

Hardware that Helps Construction Firms Work Smarter

What if you could inspect the roof of a building without sending a crew member up to take a look? What if you could print the complicated part you need yourself without waiting weeks for a machine shop to fabricate it?

That’s what drones and 3-D printing technologies offer construction firms. Drones give construction crews a birds-eye view of their projects without putting workers at risk of a fall. Today’s drone technology produces crystal-clear color videos and still images that can be used to assess work progress or damage. With 3-D printing, construction companies can design and print their own components and parts without outsourcing the work to a third-party manufacturer.

Construction Software and Mobile Apps

Software and mobile apps are making it easier than ever to manage projects, track progress, and collaborate with multiple subcontractors. Cloud-based field management software allows every member of the construction team to see and respond to project tasks. Many of these technologies also include schedulers to make managing subcontractors and lead times a breeze.

Cloud-Based Computing Solutions

Cloud-based IT is making it easier than ever for construction firms to track job site progress. Crew members can update their progress in real time and even submit their timecards without coming to the office and punching a clock.

Project reporting is easy on a cloud-based system, too. Effortlessly pull work records for any project at any stage. Same goes for expense reports for weekly meetings with customers.

Wondering how IT can help your firm stay productive, safe, and profitable this year? Contact the Now IT Connects team.


A Closer Look at Our IT Services

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Ever wonder with the Now IT Connects team is up to every day? Wonder no more! We have several main IT services that keep us busy throughout the day and week. From backup and cloud solutions to network security and comprehensive managed IT services, here’s a look at how we can help you.

Managed IT Services

Managed IT Services are the Now IT Connects team’s bread and butter. Why try to figure IT out on your own when you can partner with an IT company who provides you with cloud-based solutions, network maintenance, hardware updates, and email troubleshooting?

Through our managed IT offerings, you can rely on us to take care of IT through ongoing device management, monitoring, and alerting services. Our cloud-based managed IT platform allows us to monitor your systems remotely so we aren’t interrupting your day. We can schedule updates overnight so your team experiences minimal downtime, and our alerts system helps us resolve any issues before you even realize they exist. If you want to stay up and running in 2020, the Now IT Connects team has your back.

Network Security

Your network is your business’s heart, brain, and circulatory system all rolled into one. It keeps your business running, your team productive, and your operations moving forward with ease. When your network’s compromised, it can grind your entire business to a halt.

Unless you have IT expertise, we recommend working with an IT service provider like us with the know-how and technology resources to protect your hardware and software from malfunction, misuse, modification, and attacks.

Email and Spam Protection

It’s tough having your email down for an hour, let alone a day or two. Business email systems must constantly defend themselves against viruses, malware, direct attacks, and inadequate storage. That’s why Now IT Connects offers cloud-based email solutions. Cloud-based email and spam filtering systems offer limitless storage and real-time security updates so your inbox is always protected.

Backup and Cloud Solutions

Speaking of the cloud, it’s a powerful, secure place to store your data. One of the IT services we provide is cloud-based data storage and backup. We partner with trusted cloud service providers to offer our clients secure data storage that’s available anytime, anywhere with an internet connection. Cloud computing also helps our clients eliminate the need to manually back up their data to tapes or other local storage devices. Instead, we can automate daily backups to the cloud to ensure your data is always available and safe.

If you’d like to take your IT to the next level this year, we’d love to meet you! Give Now IT Connects a call today at 320-558-6300.