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Business continuity in the cloud

Backing up to an internal drive or an external hard drive won’t completely secure data. If someone steals your device, you instantly lose the backup it contains. Natural disasters, cybercrime, or man-made errors will also likely destroy your backups. As a result, your company could face expensive downtime.

BI is for small businesses too

Business Intelligence (BI) has conventionally been limited to big business; only they can afford pricey experts with specialist knowledge who can leverage BI’s value. But the rise of self-service BI tools has leveled the playing field, allowing small- and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) to get in on the game too. And with SMBs now producing far greater volumes of data than in the past, there’s never been a better time to put BI to use in your organization. Here’s what you need to know about BI.

5 Bad business security practices

Companies — small- and medium-sized businesses in particular — struggle to protect their data. For one, they make mistakes in the strategies they employ to protect their IT infrastructure. If your organization still does one or more of these bad security practices, act quickly to correct them.

Avoiding Office 365 migration failure

Office 365, the cloud-based version of Microsoft Office, is becoming the most popular software suite used by small- and medium-sized businesses (SMBs). With an ever-increasing number of RIAs migrating to this solution, it's not surprising that others are also considering making the move.

What’s the right cloud services for your RIA?

Businesses around the globe have been moving toward the cloud and are reaping the benefits of continuity, data security, and process efficiency. However, with more data comes more responsibility. This means that you’ll need to find the right kind of service that’s suitable to the infrastructure at your RIA. Fortunately, various cloud management tools and solutions are available in the market. Let’s take a closer look.

Avoid these 5 things when investing in IT

RIA firm owners have a lot to do. Aside from managing staff, exploring new opportunities for growth, and keeping clients happy, they have to oversee investments in new technology. It’s easy to overlook something when choosing the right IT solution. Here’s a list of common IT investment missteps that owners like you should avoid.