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When should you invoke your BCP?

BusinessContinuity_Dec7_BA Business Continuity Plan (BCP) is a valuable security blanket for countless companies across the nation. And while business owners hope they never have to invoke their continuity plan, it is important to understand which events might necessitate it coming into action.

The difference between FXS and FXO

VoIP_Nov24_AVoice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) systems are designed to provide a reliable and cost-effective telecommunication environment for businesses. If you’re looking to deploy a VoIP telephony system for your company, you’ll probably come across the acronyms FXS and FXO from time to time.

Adding value to your company’s blog

Blogging has gone from being a fun side project for aspiring creatives to an absolute necessity for businesses of all sizes. For many companies, especially small to medium-sized ones, it’s likely to be just about the only web page that is updated with any regularity on their websites.

Your guide to smart BI planning

You have finally decided your small or medium-sized business is ready to utilize Business Intelligence (BI) software. This is a big step for your company and one that must be approached with diligence. If you are not careful the cost of BI software, not to mention training, could far outweigh the actual benefits you end up receiving.

Boring brands can succeed on social media

164_A_SMFor many business owners who have dabbled in social media, they may think their efforts have been in vain and growing a large social media presence is impossible. They may go as far to believe that social media simply doesn’t work, especially when you don’t have an exciting brand like Nike or Google.

Microsoft pulls Patch Tuesday security fix

Source: www.zdnet.com

By Charlie Osborne

Tech giant Microsoft has recommended that an update released in the latest Patch Tuesday be removed, after users reported incidents of the "blue screen of death" after installation.

Microsoft released two critical security updates and others rated as "important" for Windows and Internet Explorer as part of its latest round of Patch Tuesday updates.

Data backup is good, Continuity’s better

Business continuity - the act of ensuring that business activities are available at all times, including during disasters - is a practice all businesses, regardless of their size, should be implementing in their organization. While many businesses backup their data and think that they’re protected, they will find that during times of disaster they aren’t.

Here are five things you should be doing, aside from backing up your data, to ensure you're ready for anything.

Tech firm wants to ban office e-mail

STORY HIGHLIGHTS

An IT services firm plans to ban internal e-mail from company communications
CEO estimates only 10% of the 200 messages employees receive per day are useful
Instead, employees will communicate mostly through instant-messaging tools

Imagine: A workday without e-mail.