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Virtual Business Solutions has been serving the Metairie area since 1999, providing IT Support such as technical helpdesk support, computer support and consulting to small and medium-sized businesses.

Dangerous Android App Masquerading as System Update

Dangerous Android App Masquerading as System Update

Let’s face it, most people are glued to their phones when they have downtime. Many don’t look up to cross the street. With this much dedication to their individual mobile devices you’d think that people would be more careful about what they download.

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Tip of the Week: How to Keep Your Team from Burning Out

Tip of the Week: How to Keep Your Team from Burning Out

Considering what the past year has been like, the idea that workplace burnout has been a hot topic isn’t all that surprising—even though less time has been spent in many offices than almost any other time to date. Regardless, burnout simply isn’t an office issue, meaning that remote workers are still susceptible to its ill effects.

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Why Phishing Attacks are Such a Huge Risk for Your Business

Why Phishing Attacks are Such a Huge Risk for Your Business

As one of the biggest cybersecurity considerations the modern business has to make, how to combat phishing has to be at the top of any business’ cybersecurity strategy. Let’s take a look at phishing and why it’s such a big problem for today’s business. 

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2020 Was Rough for Healthcare Where IT Was Concerned

2020 Was Rough for Healthcare Where IT Was Concerned

2020 was, obviously, a challenging year for healthcare providers. In addition to the obvious issue of the COVID-19 pandemic creating serious operational, financial, and supply chain difficulties, cybersecurity concerns didn’t go away during this time. Let’s consider some of the additional stresses that IT security needs can, will, and have placed on healthcare providers.

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IT Service Checklist for Small and Medium-Sized Businesses

IT Service Checklist for Small and Medium-Sized Businesses

Most business owners that rely on their IT have heard about managed It services. Many already subscribe to some form of outsourced IT service. It is one of the best ways to cut down your business’ operational costs while gaining value through the use of services that, if they were to be purchased intermittently, would cost a lot more. Today, we thought we’d list some of the most important variables you should consider if you are looking to choose a managed IT services provider.

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Android Apps Suddenly Crashing? You May Have Had a Bad Update

Android Apps Suddenly Crashing? You May Have Had a Bad Update

Google’s Android operating system has about a 71.9 percent global market share, making it the most used smartphone operating system in the world. It’s well-trusted, and although the experience differs since phone manufacturers customize Android to fit their device, generally the operating system is pretty stable. This wasn’t the case for a massive number of users around March 22nd, 2021.

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The Long and Short of Data Backup

The Long and Short of Data Backup

Having a comprehensive data backup and recovery strategy in place can absolutely save your business. This means it’s extremely important. Unfortunately, too many businesses don’t consider their backup and recovery systems until it is too late. Let’s unwrap what makes a successful backup and recovery platform work, and how to get one for your business.

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Policies that Every BYOD Strategy Needs to Abide By

Policies that Every BYOD Strategy Needs to Abide By

One of the most effective means for a business to shave a few dollars off its budget (and potentially boost employee engagement, for that matter) is to adopt something called a Bring Your Own Device policy—effectively, an agreement that allows their team members to access business-owned documents and files on devices they personally own to get their work done. While these policies have been shown to be very effective, they also need to be carefully considered so they can be adopted appropriately.

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An Entire Year Later, Remote Conferencing Still Makes Workers Nervous

An Entire Year Later, Remote Conferencing Still Makes Workers Nervous

For all its benefits, remote conferencing isn’t the easiest means of doing work for many people, as many have found out through experience. With businesses quite literally forced into this approach for some time now, employees are starting to feel the toll. Let’s discuss some of the impacts that long-term remote conferencing has had, and what can be done to minimize them.

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What Are Managed IT Services?

For any small to medium sized business owner, it can be incredibly difficult operating in a sustainable and efficient manner, while also trying to grow your business and survive the harsh world that exists out there for smaller businesses. Many small to medium sized businesses can struggle to maintain sufficient enough growth, or even get off the ground, and oftentimes, it’s due to a lack of resources, whether that’s money, equipment, software, or highly trained personnel. Another big area where many small to medium sized businesses often lack the resources or training to help support their growth is in their online presence and IT services. 

 

In the modern technological era, a reliable online presence is crucial to sustaining growth and keeping your business going. But even for the most savvy of small to medium sized businesses owners, maintaining all of the technical aspects of an online presence is quite difficult. And things can get even worse if a technical issue arises with your website or online presence that requires a trained and experienced IT manager. That’s where Managed IT services from a trusted IT provider like Virtual Business Solutions comes in. We have been serving the Metairie area with reliable IT services and cloud-computing solutions for over two decades, and our Managed IT services can help you take care of your online presence with ease and professional efficiency. But you might be asking yourself, “What even are managed IT services?”. Keep reading this blog to find out, or contact Virtual Business Solutions today to get started with our Managed IT services that could optimize your businesses online operation.

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What Are Managed IT Services?

We have all seen movies and TV shows depicting “the IT guy”, and oftentimes they are just brought in to fix a problem. But in reality, and especially the modern technological era we live in, trained IT technicians play a vital role in the effective functioning of just about every computer system that we rely on. Every major company you can think of has an entire IT department that is dedicated to optimizing and maintaining the websites, servers, and online presence of the company, so that you and other consumers can successfully rely on their services and business every time.

 

But for a small to medium sized business, it’s not very financially prudent to have an entire salaried IT department, yet the need for comprehensive IT solutions and maintenance remains. That’s where Managed IT services come in. Managed IT services involve outsourcing the IT responsibilities of business websites and online presence to a team of trusted and experienced IT experts like the ones we have at Virtual Business Solutions. With a flat-rate service plan, you can have a team of trusted IT specialists dedicated to managing the technical aspects of your website, your technological presence, as well as providing a solution for any technological issues you may encounter.

 

Managed IT services are a great option for small to medium-sized businesses. At Virtual Business Solutions, the flat rate we offer is affordable for the budget of any small to medium-sized business, and gives you great value on critical technological fixes and online troubleshooting for your business, no matter how complex the problem is. Not only does this allow your smaller workforce to focus on the more pressing and important things about your business operation, but your business will benefit greatly from the minimal technical support downtime and the reliableness of your online and technological systems.

 

The use of an affordable and reliable Managed IT solution becomes especially valuable when catastrophic technology failures arise that can damage your business operations and bottom line. Whether it's your network going down or valuable data missing from an index, certain technology issues can completely sideline your entire workforce, which can sometimes do irreversible damage to your bottom line and business’s survival. But when you have a trusted team providing you the Managed IT services your small to medium-sized business needs, you won’t have to worry about those issues being so catastrophic. Our team can get you back on track with minimal downtime and a massive increase in operational efficiency.

 

Virtual Business Solutions offers a variety of Managed IT services that are utilized to keep your business’s technological infrastructure running smoothly and efficiently, as well as optimizing all of the different access points your website and online financials rely on. These services include:

  • Remote Monitoring and Maintenance
  • Comprehensive IT Support
  • Vendor Management
  • Security Solutions
  • Help Desk with Experienced Technicians

With a reliable team of experienced and dedicated IT technicians combined with these types of solutions at your fingertips, your business should never have to worry about IT troubleshooting slowing you down ever again. The consulting and troubleshooting services we can provide to your business operation will give you the confidence, the technical reliability and the online security that will give your small to medium sized business the leg up it needs.

Managed IT Services in Metairie - Virtual Business Solutions

In a modern small business era that relies so heavily on functioning technology and a consistent online presence, proper IT services and solutions are a must, and a vital boost to your business operations. Get the Managed IT services your small business needs to stay ahead of the competition, and on top of your business operations. Contact Virtual Business Solutions today to see how our Managed IT services can revolutionize your business’s technological savvy and reliability.

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Do Google’s New Policies on User Data Privacy Indicate Larger Changes?

Do Google’s New Policies on User Data Privacy Indicate Larger Changes?

Just in case you haven’t been paying attention, online privacy has been highlighted significantly in recent years—in no small part due to the sale of our profiles by the tech giants that provide today’s most (in)famous websites… including and especially Google. Having said this, it is also important to acknowledge that some of Google’s recent policy changes could suggest that this may change at some point.

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Tip of the Week: Make Your Laptop Trackpad Less Annoying with ClickLock

Tip of the Week: Make Your Laptop Trackpad Less Annoying with ClickLock

The laptop is one of the great productivity tools in modern business. Their portability gives them immense value. There are some cons to using a laptop, however. One is the trackpad. While they have improved over the years, they are still not ideal, which is why you see many people who use a laptop for productivity bring along a wireless mouse. One of the biggest problems people run into is that they have a hard time with the click-and-drag feature on the trackpad and this makes working in certain programs maddening. Today, we have a tip to make this process much simpler. 

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How Virtual Environments Can Work For Your Business

How Virtual Environments Can Work For Your Business

Hardware is expensive, this much is certain. When a small or medium-sized business is looking to get the most bang for buck from their technology investments, they have to consider hardware to be the most crucial part of the equation. One option that businesses can take advantage of today is to use virtualized environments. Whether these computing environments are hosted onsite or in the cloud, a business can extend the usefulness of their IT budget by utilizing them. Let’s take a look at some of the benefits of virtualization on your business.

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The Right IT Can Be a Real Moneymaker for Your Business

The Right IT Can Be a Real Moneymaker for Your Business

All businesses, in some way, shape, or form, exist to generate revenue—whether their profits are retained for their own benefit or dedicated to supporting some other cause. Either way, this balance makes the difference between the investments a business makes and the return these investments see a critical consideration. By using modern technology, today’s organizations can tip this balance to be more in their favor.

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VoIP Significantly Improves Business Communications in Multiple Ways

VoIP Significantly Improves Business Communications in Multiple Ways

With all the communication tools that businesses use today, there still is no more important option than the telephone system. Unfortunately for small businesses, the telephone system can be expensive and hard to manage. However, there is a way for you to get a fully featured telephone service with some of the most important tools your business needs, at a fraction of the price you currently pay for your enterprise telephone system.

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Accounting Firms are Finding Their IT Overtaxed

Accounting Firms are Finding Their IT Overtaxed

With tax season quickly reaching its crescendo, accountants and CPAs face increased threats to their data security. Your clients' financial information is too good for a cybercriminal to pass up. Now is the time to prepare yourself to fight a cyberattack. Learn how managed IT can support your business in a variety of ways.

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Does Your Organization Have Enough Bandwidth?

Does Your Organization Have Enough Bandwidth?

A lot of business is being conducted over the Internet right now, in terms of communication and transactions alike, which makes a business’ capability to remain connected to its clientele even more important. Now is not the time to wonder if your business is as connected as it should be, which means that you need to know how much bandwidth you have available—and that what you do have is sufficient.

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Tip of the Week: Highlighting Messages in Outlook

Tip of the Week: Highlighting Messages in Outlook

Like any email platform, Microsoft Outlook can easily become overwhelmed with messages and conversations—effectively making it counterproductive rather than an asset to you and your team. Let’s take a few moments to go over a simple way that you can use Outlook’s internal tools to make your messages easier to deal with.

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The Power Button is Capable of More Than On/Off

The Power Button is Capable of More Than On/Off

If you’ve ever used technology, the power button has had a pretty consistent appearance, and an even more consistent use. However, there’s a reason that the power symbol we’re so familiar with looks the way it does. Furthermore, there’s more that the power button can ultimately do.

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Three IT Practices that Can Drive Your Business’ Success

Three IT Practices that Can Drive Your Business’ Success

When looking to improve your business via the use of technology, it helps to keep a few basic tenets in mind. Let’s review some strategies to help reinforce their importance.

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