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Our technology blogs feature IT tips and best practices for businesses in Columbia, Baltimore, Bel Air and in and about Maryland since 2002.

Has Your Business Gotten Comfortable With COVID?

Has Your Business Gotten Comfortable With COVID?

Unfortunately, COVID-19 cases are going back up, with over 21,000 cases here in Howard County alone at the time of writing this (September 2021). As we see this resurgence, it seems foolish not to consider how it might impact businesses and how they are able to operate. Regardless of whether or not you prepared your business to operate throughout the first wave, you need to do so this time.

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Building a Reliable Remote Workforce with Managed IT Services

Building a Reliable Remote Workforce with Managed IT Services

Remote work has been a popular topic for a few years, but over the past year, with so many people forced into working from home, a lot has been written about it. Today, we wanted to briefly talk about some of the technology that is suggested for the remote business, and what we can do to help you support remote workers. 

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What Can Be Done to Counter COVID-19-Themed Scams?

What Can Be Done to Counter COVID-19-Themed Scams?

As commonly happens with any disaster, COVID-19 has inspired no short supply of scams. While these scams initially focused upon the relief funds that were delivered to people to help sustain the suffering economy, the ongoing vaccine distribution efforts have given those behind these efforts a new means of attack.

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Why Business Technology Won’t Change Back

Why Business Technology Won’t Change Back

There is no denying that the COVID-19 pandemic has caused some major operational shifts in how most businesses conduct themselves and their processes, with many of these shifts relying on technology solutions. While there’s still no telling for certain how much longer these conditions will persist, we predict that many businesses won’t abandon these solutions once the present danger has passed. Let’s discuss why we have this expectation.

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How Companies Will Need IT as They Return to Workplaces

How Companies Will Need IT as They Return to Workplaces

As the pandemic enters its third quarter, many places have the spread of the COVID-19 virus under control and are starting to open up offices and other workplaces. Ultimately, it is the business owners’ and managers’ decision whether or not to demand attendance in an office, as most jobs completed in one can be effectively completed from home. For businesses that are opening their office and inviting their employees back, technology is still going to play a significant role. Let’s take a look at what IT is going to be important for people returning to the office after all this time.

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As Maryland Businesses Open Up, Architects are in Demand

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As Maryland businesses continue to open back up, how they utilize office space (and commercial space in general) needs to change to enforce social distancing standards. For businesses to remain safe AND be successful, it will sometimes require more than just pushing desks 6 feet apart, it may call for a redesign of their offices. If you’re an architect, your services will be in demand. The question is, can you meet the challenge?

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Cybersecurity Needs to Shift for Businesses to Survive

Cybersecurity Needs to Shift for Businesses to Survive

With some motivation from the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, many businesses are adjusting their approach to cybersecurity. Typically, businesses would take a more measured approach in their day-to-day security improvements, while swiftly acting if there was any kind of clear and present danger. While this proved effective, the current situation has now shifted priorities over to maintaining resilience. Let’s examine some of these shifts, and how an advantage can be gained through a consistent cybersecurity strategy.

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COVID-19 Vaccine Attacks Teach an Important Cybersecurity Lesson

COVID-19 Vaccine Attacks Teach an Important Cybersecurity Lesson

Since the outbreak of the COVID-19 coronavirus has wreaked havoc across the globe, there has been a lot of hope and effort put towards developing a vaccine against it. Unfortunately, just as some experiments have produced promising results, hackers have begun targeting the research centers responsible. Let’s look at this situation to see what it can teach us.

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How to Host a Hamilton Party Online

How to Host a Hamilton Party Online

Hamilton had risen to be one of the most coveted theater tickets before the pandemic struck, having a low-end price tag of over $600, with a nine month wait. Now that the pandemic is in full swing, however, there is another option that enables you to catch the show.

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There Really Are Some Benefits of Going Back to the Office

There Really Are Some Benefits of Going Back to the Office

With working from home becoming all but normal, a lot of workers are hoping that their foray into remote work isn’t going to come to an end anytime soon. Business owners who never would have considered letting their staff work from home are now finding that they are saving money and getting comparable (or more) productivity from their staff remotely. We thought we would just remind you that there are benefits to working in a dedicated office. 

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For the SMB Returning to Work

For the SMB Returning to Work

Many states’ stay-at-home orders that are/were designed to mitigate the spread of the COVID-19 virus are now lapsing all over the U.S. As a result, business owners are re-opening their doors to a great deal of uncertainty. We have put together this guide to help the business owner understand that, even though you’ve finally been given the go-ahead, you have a responsibility to keep your staff and customers safe.

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It’s Time for Maryland to Embrace Online Learning

It’s Time for Maryland to Embrace Online Learning

The current coronavirus crisis has forced Maryland schools to close. While there is currently no decision (at the time of this writing) whether or not schools will remain closed for the year, one thing is certain: this crisis highlights that the way we provide education to our students needs to be changed.

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The State of the Internet in a Pandemic

The State of the Internet in a Pandemic

Millions of Americans are suddenly working from home. Students are now learning online. We’re all surviving the quarantine by binge watching our favorite shows on Netflix and Zooming with our friends and family. How does this bode for the Internet, and security in general? Let’s discuss some recent findings.

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How a Crisis Shows the Need for Business Continuity

How a Crisis Shows the Need for Business Continuity

Many Maryland businesses put disaster planning on the back burner because they think an event could never happen due to their location, infrastructure, or just plain luck. What the current crisis shows us is that all businesses are at risk, and disaster can happen at any time and that every business needs to invest in a business continuity plan.

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Remote Work: Closing your Office Doesn’t Mean You Have To Close Your Business

Remote Work: Closing your Office Doesn’t Mean You Have To Close Your Business

As Maryland joins the growing list of states requesting and (in some cases) requiring non-essential businesses to shut down and people stay at home to combat the spread of coronavirus, the first question most businesses ask is, “Am I an non-essential business?” While there are 16 business sectors which are considered critical during these trying times, here are two that stand out in Maryland.

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