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Disaster Planning for Your Business’s Network

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...

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

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...

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3 IT Books for Your Summer Reading List

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...

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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...

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Building with Your IT Needs in Mind

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....

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Recovering after an IT Disaster

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...

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Give Your Business an IT Disaster Recovery Check-Up

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...

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network monitoring keeps your business safe

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

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...

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3 Cyber Threats Remote Workers Face

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...

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IT for Construction Workers in the Field

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....

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IT Needs for Construction Firms

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...

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A Closer Look at IT Services_Now IT Connects_Clearwater Minnesota

A Closer Look at Our IT Services

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...

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