Why Do I Need a Disaster Recovery Plan?

Only the prepared survive You’ve seen those bumper stickers, right? The ones about being prepared for the zombie apocalypse? Don’t act like you haven’t thought out a plan. But how many people take very real cyber threats seriously enough to draft a solid disaster recovery plan? Threats to your network security range from hackers to […]

Office 365 and G Suite

Google’s G Suite or Microsoft’s Office 365? That’s the question. One that many business owners ask themselves but often put aside because weighing the individual functionality seems like a monumental task! We’re here to help end that indecisiveness, so let’s take a look at what each has to offer. Cost and commitment G Suite offers […]

The new face of e-marketing: IG stories

Scroll, double-tap, repeat, might have been the original Instagram-ing routine, but not anymore. After partnering with global advertising giants, IG is introducing its latest feature: Stories. With it, you can share short videos, or even personally decorated snapshots of your daily life. But many of you might ask, “What does this have to do with […]

What hyperconvergence means for you

Modern web network and internet telecommunication technology, big data storage and cloud computing computer service business concept: server room interior in datacenter in blue light Virtualization is great, but it is awfully confusing. And although the whole point of hiring a managed services provider is to hand off these issues to the experts, we believe […]

Microsoft says goodbye to Office 2013

Office 365 subscribers have a little less than a month to enjoy a fully-supported Office 2013 productivity suite. In an effort to push users towards the 2016 version of Office 365, Microsoft will no longer focus on their Office 2013 offerings. Although the announcement is hardly surprising — considering Microsoft’s track record with software upgrades […]

No more extended support for Windows 7

When you grow accustomed to something — like a morning routine, a particular type of coffee, or in this case, an operating system — attempts at change aren't always successful. Case in point, the struggle between Windows 7 and Windows 10. Users have until 2020 to make up their minds, and unless you don’t mind […]

2017 HIPAA forecast: 3 important reminders

Although totally necessary, data privacy regulations are often a gigantic headache. And king among the various compliance standards is HIPAA. Despite the legislation’s enactment back in 2003, the rules governing electronic medical records and protected health information continue to change and evolve every year. Let’s take a moment to go over three things you need […]

Hackers use browsers to get credit card info

Does filling in web forms sap all your browsing energy? Do you find it especially taxing to shop or register online using a mobile device? Google’s Chrome alleviated this dilemma when it introduced the Autofill feature in 2011, which made filling in forms much faster and making credit card purchases online more convenient. Unfortunately, it […]

The business benefits of CRM software

Investing in customer relationship management (CRM) software is absolutely essential for small- and medium-sized businesses that want to up their sales performance. It helps sales departments understand their clients, tailor their marketing efforts, and more. If your business isn’t already using CRM, here are five reasons why you should definitely give it a chance. Grows […]

Can Your Microwave Listen to You?

It’s a great time to be alive. Not only do we have cutting-edge smart devices to make everyday duties more convenient, we also have a slew of fun and sometimes creepy theories about vulnerabilities and even large-scale conspiracies that may or may not actually come hidden with our devices. Here’s a look at a current […]

What Is The Internet of Things?

If you’re one of the many Americans who aren’t familiar with the phrase, “the Internet of Things,” it basically refers to our increasing line of products that collect and transmit data via the internet. Think smartphones, fitness trackers, smart thermostats, etc. Once the stuff of sci-fi books and spy comics, gadgets of unsurpassed capabilities and […]

Working as a Team, Not Just a Company

Varay has changed and adapted as we’ve grown. We’ve added services as our clients’ needs have shifted. We’ve honed in on our core values and goals. But one of the adaptations we’re most proud of is discovering the needs and motivators of our younger generation of team members and shifting our company habits to help […]