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Cybersecurity in 2021

August 3rd, 2021 by Kevin Craine

Cybersecurity in 2021

Cybersecurity was a pressing concern even before COVID-19. Now, organizations everywhere must prepare for a new normal that includes increasingly sobering threats to data security. Over the past several months, cyber thieves have become skilled...

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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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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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Unified Communications for Small Business: 6 Features to Seek Out

January 28th, 2021 by Kirsten Barta

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Communication and collaboration are critical to any business. Enabling your employees to do both of these effectively requires the right tools. Unified communications provide small businesses with everything they need. If you are considering switching...

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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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Five Tips to Help Embrace New Technology in the Office

November 19th, 2020 by Desiree Hutchinson

Five Signs It's Time for a Rebrand | Carabiner Communications

We all know that change is hard, but we are all forced to accept change during this time. Every employee from Executive levels to Sales representatives must adapt to change with how we continue with our everyday jobs. Technology has helped businesses...

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Cloud Voice Services for Small to Midsize Business: Features to Look For

October 26th, 2020 by Ed Hoffmann

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Communication and collaboration are critical to any business. Enabling your employees to do both of these effectively requires the right tools. Function4's cloud voice services (aka VoIP or Unified Communications) platform, Elevate, provides businesses...

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How Much Does a Copier Lease Cost?

November 12th, 2019 by Function4

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If you’re looking into a copier lease for your business, one of the first questions on your list might be, “How much does it cost to lease a copier?” The short answer: It depends. A copier lease is similar to leasing a fleet of cars or an office...

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Copier Leasing vs. Buying: Which Is Best for Your Business?

September 23rd, 2019 by Function4

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Even in an increasingly digital age, some things just work best in print. Visit any booming business, and you’ll likely see their copier humming. This points to a copier’s essential function in a successful business, and it makes copier acquiring decisions...

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Revenue and Reputation: The Costs of a Cybersecurity Breach

April 29th, 2019 by Function4

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With all of the responsibilities that come with small business ownership, it’s easy to neglect cybersecurity. However, the cost of a data breach is simply too high to ignore. A single data breach could destroy your company’s revenue and reputation —or...

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Is Your Business Prepared for Emerging IT Security Threats?

March 13th, 2019 by Function4

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IT security issues are on every business leader's mind, or they should be. For every high profile cyberattack, there are thousands more that never make the headlines. Where does your company stand? With small and midsize businesses (SMBs) now a favorite...

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Cybersecurity: 6 Best Practices for Small Businesses

March 11th, 2019 by Function4

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If you’re a small business owner, you probably don’t spend much time thinking about cybersecurity. After all, don’t most cybercriminals focus their efforts on big companies with deep pockets? The truth is, cybercrime presents a genuine threat to your...

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Managed IT Services - a Financial Win for SMBs

February 4th, 2019 by Function4

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Not sure whether you should handle your IT responsibilities in-house or outsource them to a managed IT services provider? Tech researchers like IDC have run the numbers for you, and the managed approach is the clear winner. Here's a look at four financial...

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SMBs Are a Hacker’s Ideal Target – Is Your Business Safe?

January 28th, 2019 by Function4

Cyber Attack News Article: Who Needs Cybersecurity - SMBs

Data breaches are a company’s biggest fear. If you own a company, the thought of someone stealing your data is probably enough to make you want to cut the cord and take your company offline. Of course, this isn’t practical in today’s economy, as computers...

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5 Reasons to Shift Your IT Responsibilities to a Professional

January 14th, 2019 by Function4

Managed IT

Should you outsource some or all of your IT responsibilities to a trusted provider? For many small and mid-sized companies, outsourcing to a managed services provider is an excellent way to access benefits not ordinarily available for smaller organizations....

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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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Get Relief from IT Hassles with Managed IT Services

November 19th, 2018 by Function4

Managed IT Services

If you've been handling all of your IT needs in-house, you may be wondering if it's time to consider outsourcing to a professional Managed IT Services provider. For small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs), outsourcing may seem like a risky financial...

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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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The IT Security Threat Right Under Your Nose

June 11th, 2018 by Function4

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With security breaches continuously on the rise, SMBs have been unable to escape the fallout. In fact, more than 60% of small businesses were the victim of some form of cybercrime in 2017. Since you would rather be in the 40% of companies who didn't...

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