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What is Phishing? How Can I Outsmart Email Scams?

Email phishing scams are more than an annoyance. They’re an epidemic. Phishing attempts increased by 65% in 2017 — and nearly 1.5 million new phishing sites pop up every month. Today we’re tackling everything you need to know about phishing, including: The definition of phishing Types of phishing Phishing email examples How to spot phishing… Read More

The 6-Step Process to Successfully Migrate Your Legacy Applications to Azure

Companies spanning a multitude of industries still use outdated, on-premise applications that slow productivity and are expensive to maintain. The longer a company holds on to legacy systems, the harder it is to find employees who are trained on the program and can work with it seamlessly. As a result, businesses are increasingly looking to… Read More

Step-by-Step QuickBooks Migration Planning

Migrating desktop applications like QuickBooks to the cloud is the new standard. Forbes predicts that eighty-three percent of enterprise workloads will be on a public, private or hybrid cloud by 2020. QuickBooks Online can secure your organization, optimize productivity and take your technology to the next level. But QuickBooks Online was written from the ground… Read More

9 Security Tips For Working Remotely

Forty-three percent of American workers said they spent at least some time working remotely last year. Flexible scheduling and work-from-home opportunities are an increasingly attractive option to employees, especially during the holidays. But they come with security challenges. Benefits of Remote Workers Let’s start with the benefits of flexible and remote work schedules. If there… Read More

What Is a Legacy Migration And Why Your Business Should Consider It

Modernizing old, outdated business applications can boost productivity, efficiency and transform your organization. So why are businesses still holding onto obsolete systems? Today we’re tackling legacy migrations — what they are, the benefits and why your organization should consider migrating their legacy applications to the cloud. What Is a Legacy Application? A legacy application is… Read More

Application Migration Best Practices You Should Know Before Migrating Your Apps to the Cloud

Migration experts predict that 83 percent of enterprise workloads will be in the cloud by 2020. While you know migrating your applications to the cloud improves efficiency and security, modernizing your legacy application can seem overwhelming. It’s not always a clear-cut process — 42 percent of businesses experience migration failure. Luckily, there are ways to… Read More

4 Tips to Successfully Migrate Legacy Data

The time has come to say goodbye to your outdated legacy business application and hello to faster, more efficient technology. Migrating data from a legacy system to a new application isn’t a simple export and import. In this blog post, we’ll explain the risks of a mismanaged migration and provide four tips for success.

5 Steps for a Successful Office 365 Migration Plan

Switching to Office 365 has its benefits — a successful migration can boost productivity and reduce costs. But getting there? You need a solid Office 365 migration plan. Whether you’re migrating your entire operation to the cloud or require a hybrid IT solution, you need a seamless transition and improved user experience to realize the… Read More

Sticker Shock: How Much Does Good IT Support Cost?

It’s a question that stumps every business owner — why does IT cost so much? The answer is deceivingly simple. Most business owners don’t know how much it should cost to begin with. If you’re not in the IT field, it’s easy to underestimate the power of a stable, strategic IT environment. Great IT means… Read More

Why Your Business Needs a Network IT Assessment

Many businesses let their IT equipment run on fumes until it quits or breaks down. Then, it’s a frantic scramble to get it back up and running again, resulting in considerable productivity losses and IT costs.    We get it. If your IT is chugging along just fine, why mess with it?  But investing in a robust IT strategy and regular, consistent maintenance… Read More

Case Study: O'Neill

Discover how Helixstorm resolved performance and security issues, reduced time-intensive server maintenance and implemented disaster recovery for O'Neill.

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