Five Small Business Cyber Security Tips From The Experts

May 6th, 2019 Posted by Security & Surveillance, Small and Medium-Sized Businesses (SMBs), Technology 0 thoughts on “Five Small Business Cyber Security Tips From The Experts”

“Small business success is an ongoing challenge. Add in cybersecurity concerns and your day gets a bit worse. Thankfully, there are experts out there willing to help.”

– Glenn Baruck, eDot


Like it or not, today’s small businesses are under siege from cybercriminals. In fact, studies indicate that 43% of cyber-attacks purposely target small business. In addition, research also shows that thanks to a detrimental loss of data, revenue, resources, and reputation 60% of small businesses close up shop within six months of a cyber-attack. The good news is that this poignant article by Matt Shealy for smallbiz security contains 5 useable tips from the experts that can help you protect your data, secure your servers and promote safety across the web.

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How To Buy A Laptop For Your Business

April 23rd, 2019 Posted by Finance, Small and Medium-Sized Businesses (SMBs), Technology 0 thoughts on “How To Buy A Laptop For Your Business”

“Purchasing laptop computers for your team is a critical business decision. Getting it right requires education and planning. The payoff is that this will help you avoid costly mistakes.”

– Glenn Baruck, The eDot Family of Companies


Not just a top-10 list of laptops, this article by Mona Bushnell for Business News Daily outlines the entire buying process from budgeting to operating systems and more. Mona’s insights will teach you how to buy computers the intelligent way, without just relying on the opinions of someone else.

One of the essential pieces of advice that Mona imparts is that the key to choosing the right laptop design is considering how you (and the others you are shopping for) work. One laptop model may not be the right solution for everyone. However, she does suggest that best practice is to choose one OEM and two or three model variations if users have different needs. If you want to increase your expertise and the success of your buying process, read on.

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2019 Low Voltage Wiring Guide-New Construction

April 22nd, 2019 Posted by Security & Surveillance, Small and Medium-Sized Businesses (SMBs), Technology 0 thoughts on “2019 Low Voltage Wiring Guide-New Construction”

“Very valuable piece on low voltage wiring in new construction scenarios. If you are not comfortable doing it on your own, give us, a call, and we can do it for you!”

– Todd Hepler, Chicago Voice & Data


It’s the age of wireless devices, yet it is still essential to understand what low voltage wires you or your home builder/installer should be running when building a new home.

This article from Smarthomemastery.com will provide you with an excellent introduction into the world of low voltage wiring for new construction. Also, Tim (the author), provides an informative guide to each type of low voltage application and what you (or your installer) should be using respectively. As a bonus, Tim also sprinkles in some excellent tips for you do-it-yourselfers.

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Digital Marketing: Not Just For Big Business In 2019

April 19th, 2019 Posted by Marketing, Sales, Small and Medium-Sized Businesses (SMBs) 0 thoughts on “Digital Marketing: Not Just For Big Business In 2019”

“Digital marketing is not just for big business. This recent study provides insight on current marketing trends for SMBs and how investment in digital marketing is increasingly important to their success in 2019.”

– Glenn Baruck, The eDot Family of Companies


As traditional marketing methods trend down, digital marketing has become an essential tool for the growth of SMBs. In a recent study by The Manifest, almost all of the small businesses (95%) surveyed said they would be increasing their spending on digital marketing in 2019. If you want the full 411 on what SMB owners had to say, check out this recent article by Emily Clark.

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What You Need to Know About Counterfeit Cable and Connectors

April 17th, 2019 Posted by Security & Surveillance, Small and Medium-Sized Businesses (SMBs), Technology 0 thoughts on “What You Need to Know About Counterfeit Cable and Connectors”

“Using counterfeit cable or wiring can be disastrous to your business or your home. With all things connected today, cutting corners upfront can lead to disaster in the end.”

– Todd Hepler, Chicago Voice & Data


Look around your office, there are not many products not connected to something via a wire or cable. That being said, counterfeit cable and wiring is a hot topic that you should be aware of to keep your business (or home) safe. The issues are many if you or your installer uses counterfeit cabling or wire and you should be aware of the potential long-term cost of doing so. Look at this short read by Stu Tisdale for ADI Global to find out the potential hazards of using counterfeit cable and wiring and protect yourself before things get hot.

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What Does An Ideal Access Control Security System Look Like?

April 12th, 2019 Posted by Security & Surveillance, Small and Medium-Sized Businesses (SMBs) 0 thoughts on “What Does An Ideal Access Control Security System Look Like?”

“Physical security sometimes takes a backseat to cybersecurity but is critical to the security of your information and the safety of your team and visitors.”

– Todd Hepler, Digitek Security


In today’s cyber-focused world, physical security can sometimes be overlooked. So, when it comes to physical security, what differentiates an effective access control platform from failed systems? Outlined for you in this brief article for the Security InfoCenter at Security Magazine are the basics of what an ideal access control system should look like and the most important features to look for when selecting or upgrading your system.

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