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As we head into 2020, it’s time for some resolutions. One of our resolutions is to continue making our blog even bigger, better, and more useful. In order to do this, we’ve looked through our past content and created a list of our top 2019 blog posts. These articles cover a variety of topics and can help your business become more secure, mature, and productive.   

Top Blog Posts of 2019 

1. How to Write an IT Services RFP (w/ Bonus RFP Template) 

Our most read blog post this year was an oldie but a goodie: How to Write an IT Services RFP.” An RFP, or Request for Proposal, tells IT service providers about your company’s IT goals and needs. An effective RFP can make all the difference in the quality of service you hire. For that reason, we’ve rounded up 10 foundational components of a good RFP and included a template for writing your own.  

 2. 6 Reasons Why Paying Ransomware Isn’t the Best Decision 

Perhaps our most controversial article of the year, this piece explains why paying ransomware can hurt you. It also suggests ways to defend your company before the ransom becomes a problem. Of course, avoiding a ransomware attack is always the goal, but should your company become infected, you’ll need a plan of attack.  

 3. 7 Ways Technology Saves Money 

Money saved is money earned, and if you have the right tech installed, your company’s making big on those savings. But how exactly is that money saved? What costs can you cut back on? From communication needs to advertisements, this article covers seven ways that technology will increase productivity and cut back on expenses.  

 4. Making the Right Impression with Your Boardroom 

A boardroom says a lot about your company. If it’s well-organized with modern audiovisual equipment, you’ll leave a good impression on a client of partner. But if your AV is broken, outdated, or hard to use, you’ll send prospects running. Fortunately, we have some ideas about what makes a good boardroom; we’ve listed them all here to help your own boardroom best represent your business. 

5. 11 Things Every IT Manager Should Know  

An IT Manager wears multiple hats. They’re responsible for managing employees, updating tech, and ensuring that all IT operations run smoothly. Some days, this can feel like a lot of work (…because it is). For this reason, we’ve compiled a list of 11 things every IT Manager should know, including communicating effectively and keeping data safe.   

6. 7 Disaster Recovery Principles 

Every business needs a disaster recovery plan. These plans provide key steps for recovering from security attacks. But making a plan involves time, and it can be difficult to know what aspects to focus on. If you’re making a plan of your own, take a look at this article, which will help you create and prioritize your strategy. 

7. Education is Key: Foiling Vishing Attacks with Chris Silvers  

Vishing, or Voice Phishing, is a popular form of cyberattack. In 2020, these attacks will only increase in number, and it’s important that you can identify and stop them before they succeed. Thanks to Chris Silvers’ expert testimony, we’ve provided several ways to spot and avoid these attacks. Ultimately, education is keythe more informed you are, the more secure your business becomes.  

8. 6 Tips on How to Avoid Ransomware Attacks 

An infographic can take a complex topic and make it more accessible. Here, we’ve included an infographic covering 6 foundational concepts for avoiding a ransomware attack. As we mentioned in our second article, no one wants to fall victim to ransomware. And if you follow these 6 proactive steps, your risks decrease, and security improves.  

9. Team OpEx Versus Team CapEx: The Best Choice for SMBs 

Few issues are as divisive as OpEx versus CapEx. OpEx, or operational expenses, are reoccurring service costs, whereas CapEx, or capital expenditures, are payments made upfront so that you can outright own a product.  While CapEx can be useful (…sometimes), we’re big proponents of OpEx. Want to see how an OpEx model can save money and help your business grow? Then click on the link and learn why we’re #TeamOpEx.  

 10. 5 Warning Signs That Your Computer’s Infected 

A computer can’t outright tell you that it’s sick, but if you pay attention to the symptoms, you’ll be able to tell. While your computer won’t sneeze or cough, there are several warning signs that it’s infected. The faster you recognize these signs, the quicker you can act, and the more likely you’ll recover your data 

From ransomware to OpEx and Disaster Recovery Plans, our 2019 top blog posts have covered a wide variety of topics. And in 2020, expect to see an even bigger range as we continue reaching out to industry experts, crafting client stories, and providing more content to help your business grow.