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8 Signs Your Small Business Is Ready for VoIP

October 25th, 2021 by Function4

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Having the right technology is critical for any small business. You operate lean and focus on growth, so your investment in tech must be at the right time and for the right reasons. VoIP (voice over IP) adoption can deliver many advantages for you....

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Posted in: Business Technology, Phone Systems

Attackers Have Successfully Hit the Nation’s Largest Corporations – Their Onslaught on SMBs Will be Worse – Are You Prepared?

August 2nd, 2021 by Bill Patsouras

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Leading Managed Technology Services Provider Shares How SMBs Can Protect Themselves from Cyberattacks and Ransomware Threats SUGAR LAND, TX – July 29, 2021 – Function4, a leading managed technology services provider (MTSP), recently shared that some...

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Attackers Have Successfully Hit the Nation’s Largest Corporations – Their Onslaught on SMBs Will be Worse – Are You Prepared?

July 30th, 2021 by Function4

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Leading Managed Technology Services Provider Shares How SMBs Can Protect Themselves from Cyberattacks and Ransomware Threats SUGARLAND, TX Function4, a leading managed technology services provider (MTSP), recently shared that some of the nation's...

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Cybersecurity for healthcare systems, medical devices more critical than ever

July 27th, 2021 by Shane Keating and Stephanie Van Ness

Cybersecurity for healthcare systems

Cybercriminals have stepped up their game during the pandemic, launching ransomware attacks at a frenzied pace. In 2020, more than 90 U.S. healthcare organizations reported ransomware attacks, which affected over 600 separate clinics, hospitals and...

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Ransomware and Malware Threats: The State of Cybersecurity

June 7th, 2021 by Darcy Mekis

How to Protect Against Malware and Ransomware Threats

Cybersecurity is a growing concern for organizations all over the world. A single attack can lead to thousands or even millions in losses, and cybercriminals continue to come up with more sophisticated methods of attack. Ransomware and malware...

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Cloud Solutions: Cloud Backup vs. Cloud Storage vs. Cloud Synching

February 18th, 2021 by Kirsten Barta

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Businesses that are still relying on old-school methods such as on-site servers for file storage and an on-premises legacy phone system for communications are taking a risk. Without the flexibility and efficiency of the Cloud, you’ll be choking on...

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Posted in: Business Technology, Phone Systems

7 Reasons to Hang Up Legacy Phone Systems

February 16th, 2021 by Darcy Mekis

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Did you know your legacy phone system could be costing you business and eating away at profits? No matter what type of business you run, communication is critical. Voice calling is instrumental in customer service, new sales, and collaboration. However,...

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What Happened to My Data? We Explain the Dangers of Insufficient Backup Procedures

February 15th, 2021 by Function4

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SUGAR LAND, TX - Today's businesses are operating at a blistering pace and IT infrastructure has become the backbone of small to mid-sized businesses across the nation. The complexity and strain placed on networks has exposed SMBs to greater security...

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Switch to Cloud-Based Phone Systems and Reap These Benefits

February 4th, 2021 by Kirsten Barta

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Every business understands the importance of communication. While there are many channels in which to do this, phone systems are still the most vital. Upgrading to cloud-based phone systems can provide your company with substantial benefits. It’s time...

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Posted in: Phone Systems

What Is Cloud Communications?

February 2nd, 2021 by Kirsten Barta

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Communication is one of the most important aspects of any company’s operations. Often, communication tools are not fully integrated, creating challenges for your team. By leveraging cloud communications, you can assure greater mobility and accessibility....

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Posted in: Business Technology, Phone Systems

3 Reasons SMB Leaders Prefer Managed IT Services

January 19th, 2021 by Max Queen

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As a small or medium-sized business (SMB) owner, you wear many hats. One of those responsibilities may be IT security, although you may have a nagging suspicion that your company is not adequately protected. With cyberattacks continuing to escalate,...

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Posted in: Business Technology

The Financial Burden of Inadequate IT Services and Security Data Breaches

January 12th, 2021 by Max Queen

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How much will it cost your company to recover following a data breach? New research from IBM Security paints a sobering picture, with costs increasing by 450,000 on average from 2019 to 2020. And here in the U.S., businesses can expect to pay even more...

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3 Managed IT Services Benefits You May Have Overlooked

March 25th, 2019 by Function4

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You may be familiar with the core benefits of a managed IT services partnership, but some advantages aren't as well known. Managed IT services providers have valuable solutions to offer your company that could make a big difference in productivity and...

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9 Cybersecurity Solutions for Businesses

March 18th, 2019 by Function4

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It doesn’t matter if you’re running a small-town business or a large, multinational corporation. If you own a business of any size, you’re at risk for threats such as cyberattacks and data breaches. Cyberthreats do not discriminate. For a business,...

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3 Reasons SMB Leaders Prefer Managed IT Services

December 3rd, 2018 by Function4

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As a small or medium-sized business (SMB) owner, you wear many hats. One of those responsibilities may be IT security, although you may have a nagging suspicion that your company is not adequately protected. With cyberattacks continuing to escalate,...

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Posted in: Business Technology

Choosing Managed IT Services for Healthcare

September 24th, 2018 by Function4

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Is your healthcare facility in the process of choosing a Managed IT Services provider? Well, there's a lot to take into consideration. From the level of support to specific services, it's critical to do some advanced research and take your time before...

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3 Essential Protections Provided Through Document Management

September 17th, 2018 by Function4

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While most efforts to protect information have to do with stopping outside intruders and malicious attacks, information is vulnerable from the inside as well. Is yours protected? Protection Through Your Document Management System Document management...

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The Price You Pay for Inadequate IT Security Strategy

August 20th, 2018 by Function4

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How much will it cost your company to recover following a data breach? New research from the Ponemon Institute and IBM paints a sobering picture, with costs increasing by 1.8% in 2017. And here in the U.S., businesses can expect to pay even more than...

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Posted in: Business Technology

Managed IT Services or an In-House Solution?

June 25th, 2018 by Function4

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As a business leader, you're tasked with keeping your company moving forward without going over budget. Today's digital economy makes it more critical than ever to keep pace with technology. If you're struggling to keep up, increasing your IT investment...

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Data Security with Document Management

June 18th, 2018 by Function4

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If you're worried about data security (and who isn't these days?), a document management system can give you the peace of mind you're seeking. Document management also increases efficiency, saves time, and reduces operating costs. When added to the built-in...

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