Backup challenges in data virtualization

Despite having many advantages over conventional data storage, data virtualization still needs backup, an essential security measure to protect data. Here are some common challenges you need to overcome to successfully back up your virtualized data. Data virtualization involves taking all enterprise data stored in different local computers or systems, and moving them to a […]

Tips and tricks to master Windows 10

Microsoft’s latest operating system is so full of features that it’s hard to learn them all. After countless hours answering questions and fixing issues related to Windows 10, we’ve put together a list of the most useful apps, settings, and features.

How business continuity plans fail

In the event of a disaster, businesses must make sure their servers and data are safe. But simply backing up your data doesn’t guarantee business continuity. Here are the mistakes that companies should avoid when preparing for the worst-case scenario.

BYOD and CYOD: What’s the difference?

Many of us are comfortable using computers and devices we’re familiar with. This is the reason companies are now offering their employees a bring your own device (BYOD) option. However, there’s a new concept that is also starting to catch on: choose your own device (CYOD). Below is a brief overview of BYOD and CYOD. […]

IT Pro? Free food and tools from Bob!

November 4th, 2019

You’re providing internal IT support for a small-to-medium business.
We’re a Managed Service Provider.

Stereotypically, we’re out looking for ways to take over your job, right?

Wrong.  Ok, maybe that’s accurate for most MSP’s.  But not us.

2019 Cleveland Accounting Show

October seems to have flown by with how busy we’ve all been here at Simplex-IT! We capped off this very busy month with a couple of days at the Cleveland Accounting Show and enjoyed ourselves as always. Since the giant Jenga was a hit with the attendees last year, and Space Invaders the year before that, we decided to continue the theme and brought along some mini tabletop games for everyone to enjoy in between sessions.

Busier and Busier

November 1st, 2019

Talk much?  Here’s how my schedule has been:

Spoke to about 100 or so MSP’s (Managed Service Providers, which is what we do) at DattoCon Paris. They came from all over Europe, along with North Africa, Canada and the US.  Apparently, my talk was one of the highest-rated of the conference.

October’s Client Quarterly Training Recap

October’s Quarterly Client Training was a big success as far as we’re concerned. The event had approximately 12% of our client base represented. Overall, we are very happy with the turnout but would like to see the percentage of participants grow over the next year.

4 Common misconceptions about virtualization

Small businesses can accomplish a lot by implementing virtualization in their office IT network. Unfortunately, many SMBs shy away from it because of various misconceptions. Here are four myths about virtualization you should stop believing. Myth #1 – Virtualization is too expensive for SMBs Many people assume that the more advanced an IT solution is, […]