Now that Turkey Day is done and we are waiting for a COVID-free Santa to visit our homes (because surviving quarantine should put us all on Santa’s Nice List), it’s time to answer a common question I receive this time of year. As people prepare their 2021 budgets and evaluate their annual contracts, I frequently get asked… Continue reading The Difference Between an MSP and an MSSP: The Extra “S” Really Does Make a Difference!
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Cyber Hygiene: Is there funk up all in your business?
When you talk to your team about cyber security, do you get that not-so-fresh feeling? When you have a date with your executives or stakeholders, are you afraid of things going too far and that they might find out that your business isn’t clean? If so, it’s time to clean up the cyber funk in… Continue reading Cyber Hygiene: Is there funk up all in your business?
The top 3 things you should make sure you are doing to protect your company today!
The pandemic has changed the way that we will operate our companies forever. In a Gallup Poll taken in the week of March 30 – April 2 of this year, sixty-two percent of employed Americans currently say they have worked from home during the crisis. That number was double what it was just two weeks prior. “As… Continue reading The top 3 things you should make sure you are doing to protect your company today!
To Pay, or Not to Pay, That is the Question.
New PPP Loan Forgiveness Guidelines Broken Down There are many businesses out there that have either received Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans during the first round of funding for the CARES Act or are slated to receive it during the second round. As mentioned in my previous post about the PPP loans, a recipient can apply for… Continue reading To Pay, or Not to Pay, That is the Question.
Part 2 of “Is your baby ugly?” Getting lean without cutting bone!
If you haven’t read Part 1, click here. Believe it or not, there is one blessing out of the disaster that is COVID-19. It provides business leaders with the opportunity to take a moment, step back, look at the long term viability of our business, and take stock of its strengths and weaknesses. It allows us… Continue reading Part 2 of “Is your baby ugly?” Getting lean without cutting bone!
Is Your Baby Ugly? Staying Agile During a Disaster
Years ago, when I started out with my first company, one of the best pieces of advice I received was to always make sure you could tell if your baby was ugly. Now, that doesn’t mean our human or fur babies (because those babies are cute and to call one ugly means that person is… Continue reading Is Your Baby Ugly? Staying Agile During a Disaster
Tracking Time and Work Productivity
Question to the DL: I found that users that have a dedicated space and get dressed as though they are going to work and have set work times are most productive and have the right mindset compared to someone trying to work in their PJs in bed. Do you worry about tracking their time or… Continue reading Tracking Time and Work Productivity
IT Disaster Recovery Plans On The Fly
Question to the DL: Do you have a DR template we can use? Disaster Lady Answer: I do have different templates, but there is a reason that you do not see planners that just post templates out there. It is because there are different types of IT DR Plans. Is it for a large or… Continue reading IT Disaster Recovery Plans On The Fly
About The Disaster Lady
Hello all. I have never done something like this before, but we are in unusual times and that calls for unusual approaches to things. I am writing as a certified disaster recovery planner to help you figure out how to get through these extreme circumstances. Let’s get one thing straight: I am not trying to… Continue reading About The Disaster Lady