All businesses hope that they’ll never have to use their data backup and disaster recovery plan, but the point stands that each business should have one, just in case of a worst-case scenario. For a small business with a limited budget, the prospect of investing in a solution they might never need is daunting. To help you get started, we’ve put together a couple of basic backup practices that you should keep in mind for your business.
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What would you do if a stranger claimed to have compromising webcam footage of you and threatened to share it with your contacts? A new, very convincing email scam is making some users very nervous.
Businesses have a lot to gain by personal file storage and sharing, but then again, so does the individual user. After all, even the most ambitious business owner has a personal life and people to share information with. How can you share files with people without leaving them vulnerable to data theft and worse? Here are some options that you can use for your personal file sharing solution.
Your business deals with all types of troubles, but one trouble that can be extraordinarily costly is when your organization's technology doesn’t work properly. That’s why many businesses hire an IT staff who work to mitigate technology-related problems. One issue you should be cognizant of is cost. Typically, IT professionals have training, certifications, and experience and demand an above average salary. If you have a small or medium-sized business that is working with tight margins as it is, it can be extremely difficult to take on new personnel costs; especially ones that don’t directly result in bringing revenue through the door.
One of the key benefits of managed IT services is right in the title. It’s managed, meaning that you don’t have to worry about maintaining or configuring your systems. Many small businesses see these kinds of advertisements out in the world but don’t necessarily understand what services are being marketed to them. We’ll take a deep dive into what you can expect from “managed” services for your organization.
Security is a necessity. Every technology professional will tell you this, but in an age where employees are taking information on the go, it’s trickier than it’s ever been before. Encryption is one of the ways that businesses are attempting to shore up their security, but this also requires having an encryption key. This week’s technology term is all about encryption, as well as how encryption keys protect your business’ data.
Businesses of all sizes have come to depend on their IT for productivity. IT administrators that constantly monitor their network and infrastructure reduce downtime, leading to higher resource availability. With the increasingly complex makeup of an organization's network this becomes quite the task.
To educate the leaders of tomorrow, using technology from the past isn’t going to cut it. While some schools are still using technology from the last century, others are moving forward. Today, we will take a look at classroom technology innovations, and how to get this exciting new technology in the hands of more students.
There’s a big difference between turning off any other appliance, like a stereo or a television, and turning off a computer. A computer takes much more time to shut down than your average device, but why is this the case? Is there a way to speed up this process? This tip will explain these processes and provide some ideas for how you can make this process much faster.
July 24, 2018 -- Smithfield, RI -- CAI Managed IT today announced that it has been selected by Steere Engineering of Warwick, Rhode Island to help protect the company from cyber threats. Under CAI's fully managed IT service, CAI monitors Steere’s main domain server and employee workstations 24/7 to identify potential issues before they cause a business disruption. In addition, CAI deployed a network attached storage (NAS) appliance to ensure business continuity by backing up the servers at regularly scheduled intervals throughout the day.
Founded in 2010, Steere Engineering Incorporated is a full-service, Northeast regional structural civil engineering firm located in Warwick, Rhode Island. The company is certified by the National Highway Institute (NHI) to offer National Bridge Inventory System (NBIS) bridge inspections, bridge ratings, highway and traffic design, 3D CAD modeling and rendering services, construction services, as well as highway, civil, traffic, and environmental permitting capabilities. Steere Engineering’s services encompass the full scope of project delivery from type selection through final design, and construction phase support.
Steere Engineering is led by a team of professionals who have been responsible for some of largest bridge related projects in New England. Its engineers are professionally licensed in multiple states, including Connecticut, Massachusetts, New York, Florida, Rhode Island, and Maine and utilize advanced CAD software to create easily modifiable, accurate models for Structural Analysis, Clash Detection, 4D Scheduling, Virtual Reality Visualization, Sales/Marketing Graphics, and more.
At the outset, Steere’s IT system was setup and handled by a freelance acquaintance who possessed sufficient knowledge and expertise to meet their needs at the time. However, as the company grew, the requirements of its IT system started to become more complex and demanding. They realized they needed to address these new changing demands. Martin Pierce, Vice President for Steere said, “CAI was willing to take on the challenge of working closely with us to learn and understand the individual software license and maintenance requirements for the numerous programs required by our industry,” Pierce added. In addition, CAI guided us through the process of installing a state of the art backup system for our data.”
“The staff at CAI have been very professional and have worked closely with us to ensure our computer systems and network infrastructure function properly and efficiently,” Pierce added. “If I had to come up with a phrase that best describes our relationship with CAI it would be Team Member!”