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When Is It Time For A Technical Audit And Review?

By Jim Reams|April 25th,2018|Client Services,Security|No comments

It Has Been A While

Yes, “a while” is vague and it is vague for a reason. If your IT infrastructure has been cruising along with little or no changes while your business continues to operate, you may only need to do a technical audit every couple of years to see if your systems are outdated. But if your IT systems are constantly being updated and changed, you should consider having an IT audit done on a more regular basis.

It Is Time For A Software Vendor Audit

computer screen full of codeThird-party software vendor audits can be a nightmare for IT professionals who aren’t prepared for them. If the vendor finds evidence of overuse, they can charge your company a lot of money that isn’t in the budget. Software vendors can be very aggressive in their auditing practices in order to get as much money out of you as possible. Get ahead of them by doing an audit before they do so you’ll know if you’ve overused their product and can take steps to prepare for their findings.

You Are Starting A New Project

If you are starting a new technology project, it is a good idea to get your IT audit team involved from the beginning. This allows your internal tech staff to view the audit team as business partners instead of interlopers who come in after the fact to point out what they did wrong. But, more importantly, it gives you an objective third party to guide the project by checking on it occasionally to catch those mistakes before they become part of the final product. It is much easier to make changes along the way than it is to make them after the fact.

Your Policies Have Become Too Complex

As your company grows it is only natural for policies and procedures to expand with greater complexity. But they sometimes get to a point where they are too complex and burdensome, and you can end up with contradictory or counterproductive rules. Additionally, exceptions can be getting out of hand. Exceptions are a natural part of defining procedures and policies, but documentation can be sketchy because exceptions are often done by individuals for unique cases. An IT audit can bring all of these policy problems to light so your team can make sense of them.

Hire A Trusted IT Auditing Firm

The most important foundation to the technical auditing process is to make sure you hire and experienced technical audit and review firm to do the work. They can become a trusted partner who can get your IT infrastructure and services on the right path to maximum productivity.

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Advantages of Using G Suite Tools For Business

By Jim Reams|April 17th,2018|Client Services|No comments

Most people are familiar with Gmail or Google Docs. Maybe you have a free Gmail account or two for different reasons. There is a whole suite of extremely powerful business tools in the G Suite platform, and it may be just what your business needs to increase organization and productivity.

Storage

For only five dollars per user per year, G Suite for Business offers one terabyte of storage for businesses with four users or fewer, which is so much it’s basically unlimited storage. And if your business is has five or more users, you get true unlimited storage on Gmail, Google Photos and Google Drive. No need for services like Dropbox ever again.

Email

Gmail is an extremely powerful email platform. Most people know about having a Gmail address, but you can sync your business email address up to gmail to use all the powerful features. With the search feature alone, you’ll always be able to quickly find any company email from anytime with just a few keywords.

Google Hangouts

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Hangouts is Google’s alternative to Slack, and it is integrated right into your G Suite tools. Real-time instant messages, voice calls and video conferencing with screen sharing are all available on Hangouts. Plus you can integrate it with your Google Calendar to schedule meetings with automatic time zone adjustments for people in other cities or countries around the world.

Google Vault

Vault lets you store and maintain documents, emails, and conversations in Hangouts for a specified period of time, great for when you have legal or compliance requirements on certain information. It’s all cloud based, so no need to install any sofware.

If you want to get started with G Suite for Business and it seems overwhelming, contact a company that provides G Suite consulting and integrations services like Atiba to help you get started.

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Atiba is Nashville’s Top Web Design Service

By Jim Reams|April 11th,2018|Client Services|No comments

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Atiba Network Services is just one aspect of the Atiba suite of services. While we have a staff of experts to provide you with all your networking needs, we also have web design experts who have turned out websites for partners in Nashville and beyond. For regular business website design, we usually choose WordPress design and implementation. But if you have a major, enterprise level website project, whether it is building from scratch or updating and maintaining an existing site, Atiba is Nashville’s top Drupal development firm. Give us a call at 615.353.1921, or send an email to info@atiba.com for help with any tech consulting you might have.

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