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The GDPR deadline has passed, and it affects SMBs outside the EU

The GDPR deadline has passed, and it affects SMBs outside the EU

Despite popular belief, the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) law isn’t limited to businesses operating within the EU. It went into effect May 25th, 2018, and if your company advertises online, offers B2B services, or works with international freelancers, you might have another compliance framework to worry about.

10 Fantastic Father’s Day Ideas for Floridians

10 Fantastic Father’s Day Ideas for Floridians

It’s unlikely you clicked on the headline of this article because you thought signing dad up for managed IT services was a sensible Father’s Day gift. So don’t worry, we’re not here to pitch our services.

We’re writing about Father’s Day because our team cares about the Southeastern Florida communities it supports.

Office 365 productivity tricks everyone should use

Office 365 productivity tricks everyone should use

Did you know there have been almost 30 versions of Microsoft Office since it was first released in 1990? Even if you’ve been a loyal user for decades, the frequency of updates and feature releases has made it almost impossible to master everything included in the suite.

Tips from Technicians: How to stay healthy at a desk job

Tips from Technicians: How to stay healthy at a desk job

Our team has spent more than 15 years becoming the best managed services provider in Rochester and Buffalo, New York and in the Treasure Coast, Florida. During that time, we’ve turned our expertise into hundreds of articles on how to avoid technology disasters that would ravage your business, reputation, or bank account -- but this article focuses on a different kind of damage.

What is ERP software and why should Buffalo businesses use it?

What is ERP software and why should Buffalo businesses use it?

You’re probably not ready to learn yet another IT acronym, but we promise this one is worth it. ERP stands for Enterprise Resource Planning and it’s your ticket to new sales opportunities, operational insights, and simplified asset management.

But like everything in the IT world, there ain’t no such thing as a free lunch, and the benefits of an ERP system come with a price.

Everything Local SMBs need to know about NY’s breach notification law

Everything Local SMBs need to know about NY’s breach notification law

Unfair as it may seem, maintaining almost impossible levels of information security is required by law. Most business owners and consumers are aware of federal laws that regulate healthcare providers and financial institutions, but not everyone realizes many states have issued their data protection standards.

5 things most business owners don’t realize about purchasing computers

5 things most business owners don’t realize about purchasing computers

In the Business Journals' 2015 Technology Decision Making Among SMBs survey, more than half of companies with 5-99 employees turned to the internet for advice on IT hardware purchases.

If you are one of those people and you arrived at this article as a result of your own research efforts, we have some advice: Pick up the phone and call our Rochester office.

How to Get Your Website To the Top of Google’s Search Rankings? [UPDATED]

How to Get Your Website To the Top of Google’s Search Rankings? [UPDATED]

(This post was originally published in 2016 but has been updated with new statistics and changes to Google’s search algorithm.)

If you are trying to grow your business and you need leads, a website that is listed on the first page of Google is invaluable.

Treasure Coast Top 100: Tenfold growth was possible because Behavior Basics put community first

Treasure Coast Top 100: Tenfold growth was possible because Behavior Basics put community first

Recently, I sat down with Karin Torsiello, one of Capstone’s most impressive clients, to ask a few questions about how she grew Behavior Basics from a handful of behavioral analysts and child therapists to a diverse team of over 60 people.

Although many of my Treasure Coast Top 100 interviews end up putting the spotlight on marketing, customer service, or technology, Karin attributed her success to Behavior Basics’ workplace community.

Top 10 cybercrime facts you need to know in 2018

Top 10 cybercrime facts you need to know in 2018

Cybercrime is now the number one threat facing U.S. businesses of all sizes, including SMBs.

Last year's high-profile ransomware attacks have shown business owners that cyber-criminals don't discriminate when it comes to their targets. With experts agreeing that 2018 will be an even bigger year for cybercrime, no business can afford to be complacent.