MTG’s IT Blog

Why is it important to have a business continuity plan?

September 15th, 2021

Many small- to medium-sized business (SMB) owners fail to prepare for major crises like flood and ransomware attacks. Disaster events can cause downtime, which can result in lost revenue and lower profits. In addition, SMBs that fail to recover quickly from disruption face the risk of losing their customers to their competitors. To prevent this […]

Think your password is secure? Think again

September 10th, 2021

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) created many of the password best practices you probably loathe, including using a combination of letters, numbers, and special characters. The NIST now says those guidelines were ill-advised and has changed its stance. Find out why and what this means for you. The problem The issue isn’t […]

The importance of updating firmware

September 6th, 2021

Businesses today are aware of the importance of regularly updating the different software they use to keep these running optimally and protected against cyberthreats. However, they often overlook the firmware of their computers and other devices. At best, firmware is only updated if there’s an issue with the hardware. But it’s actually a good idea […]

Why call recording is advantageous for businesses

September 3rd, 2021

It’s almost impossible for small- and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) today to function without Voice over Internet protocol (VoIP). And as an SMB owner, you should explore ways to maximize your VoIP system’s features. For starters, you can use its call recording function to enhance your customer service quality. In turn, you can reap the following […]

Simplify note-taking with OneNote

September 1st, 2021

OneNote, the hidden gem of Microsoft Office, has your digital note-taking needs covered. This software is essentially a digital notebook that allows you to organize or visualize your ideas using text, video, audio, and other multimedia sources. Here’s how you can get the most out of this powerful app. Organize your digital notebook While both […]

Why you should implement single sign-on for your business

August 30th, 2021

Password creation and management can be a bothersome process, with different websites imposing different password parameters and the like. Multiply that by all the online services you use and it all starts to look overwhelming. Fortunately, a simple tool called single sign-on can make all of that much easier. What is single sign-on (SSO)? Single […]

Easy tips to design an effective website

August 27th, 2021

In a recent survey by Vistaprint, 42% of the 1,800 participants said that it was “very unlikely” for them to purchase from “ugly” websites. That’s not so surprising, given that there are plenty of visually appealing and user-friendly competitors’ websites that they can visit instead. If your business website fails to make a critical good […]

Consider these points when purchasing antivirus software

August 23rd, 2021

If you think cybersecurity protection is only for large enterprises, think again. More and more cybercriminals are targeting small- and mid-sized businesses because of their lack of proper cybersecurity solutions. Viruses, ransomware, and other types of malware are also becoming more dangerous. This is why using antivirus software is more important than ever. If you’re […]

Want to get rid of your Mac? Not so fast

August 18th, 2021

Buying a secondhand Mac is a popular way to save money on relatively expensive equipment that retains its value. Conversely, selling your used Mac is a great way to expose yourself to identity theft — unless you follow these steps to keep your personal information safe. 1. Back up your files You don’t want the […]

What are BYOD and CYOD?

August 16th, 2021

Bring your own device (BYOD) and choose your own device (CYOD) policies are popular among businesses across industries these days. Both give employees the freedom to choose the devices they’re most comfortable and familiar with, empowering them to be more efficient and productive. Here, we take a closer look at BYOD and CYOD to help […]