Entries by multipage

What is Colocation?

As more businesses are transitioning to the cloud, they’re mainly taking advantage of public cloud environments. However, if your business is growth-oriented, you may be discouraged by the lack of control your team has over how public cloud resources are stored, managed, and allocated. If that’s the case, colocation may be an option worth exploring. […]

Managed Services for Your Springfield Business

Ensuring your business’s technology platform aligns with your broader organizational goals is critical to your team’s success. With the right tools, your team can experience new levels of productivity, streamline workflows, and focus on growing your business while prioritizing customer engagement. A managed service provider (MSP) like PCnet can help you achieve all these goals […]

Designing Proper IT Policies

If your organization is looking to maximize the potential of your technology platform, you need IT policies in place to protect and clarify how your team uses technology resources. We’ve found that some businesses believe they’re too small to require IT policies. In our experience, any company that uses computers, email, or the internet for […]

Evaluating Your SMB Phone System Needs

As a small- to medium-sized business (SMB), your phone system is likely at the core of your client communication platform. With a phone system optimized for your team’s needs, you can facilitate collaboration and streamline communication while prioritizing customer engagement. In this post, we’ll examine some of the questions you need to ask if you […]

Healthcare IT Best Practices

For organizations in the healthcare industry, it’s crucial to take extra precautions to protect private patient data. Since 1996, the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) has upheld a higher standard for organizations in the healthcare sector and scrutinized how they manage their networks. If found in violation of any HIPAA compliance requirements, organizations […]

The Importance of Regular Software Updates

We’ve all done it before: A notification pops up asking if you want to update your operating system or an application, and you hit “ignore” because you’re in the middle of something more important. However, instead of ignoring that notification, it’s worth taking note and addressing the update later on. In this post, we’ll clarify […]

Tactics for Defending Against Ransomware

Businesses of all sizes and industries have become potential targets for ransomware attacks. That’s because cybercriminals use ransomware to use your own data against you, holding your critical data ransom by encrypting it so your organization can’t access it. Regaining access to your data requires a unique decryption key that cybercriminals only give you if […]

Choosing the Right Firewall for Your Business

As we covered in another post, firewalls are a critical aspect of any network security platform. That’s because a firewall stands as your network’s first line of defense from malicious external attacks. If your business is looking to upgrade to the latest in firewall technology, here are three critical factors you should consider before making […]

The Fundamentals of Network Security

When it comes to protecting your network, you can always be doing more. In an ever-changing security landscape, securing your network quickly becomes a full-time job. From recognizing and mitigating industry-specific threats to ensuring your threat detection systems are working as intended, comprehensive network security is an ongoing process that requires continuous refinement. Without a […]