Author Archives: Brightline IT

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6 Reasons Why Cloud Integration Leads to More Efficient Workflow

The cloud has taken the interest of many businesses. Gartner predicts that by 2025, around 85% of businesses will use a cloud-first approach1 to free up IT resources. In other words, businesses are gravitating towards the cloud and are expecting cloud integration to improve areas of their business and save resources. Cloud integration can be […]
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How an Outsourced IT Company Can Increase a Company’s Productivity

With around 37% of small businesses outsourcing at least one process within their business, outsourced IT companies offer the perfect solution to streamline operations and get more done in less time.1 Outsourced IT services can help with a variety of tasks, ranging from cloud computing and big data analytics, to software development, maintenance, and more. […]
servers in server room for off site backup

What Is the Advantage of Performing Off Site Backups Through an IT Provider?

Organizations with a lot of data have a harder time protecting it. For example, a study found that around 33% of files had removal recommendations, meaning that many employees had access to unsecured data they shouldn’t have had access to view1. Employees make mistakes and a situation like this increases the risk of a cyberattack […]
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7 Ways Hiring a Managed IT Service Provider Can Increase Efficiency for Your SMB

Big businesses stay ahead of the game because they constantly find ways to implement new services and technology to improve their efficiency. Partnering with a managed IT service provider (MSP) is one of them. In fact, around 54% of surveyed businesses plan to partner with a managed IT service provider1. To keep up with the […]
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How to Ensure I’m Getting the Most Out of My Current IT Service Company

Your IT service company is a valuable asset in ensuring that your IT infrastructure runs smoothly and securely. Secure data storage, reliable IT solutions, and routine IT maintenance are services that many IT providers offer. However, what’s often overlooked is finding an IT service company that provides quality support to your company and to your […]
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What is PCI Compliance and Why is it Important? Preparing for PCI 4.0

Every business, large or small, needs to meet PCI compliance requirements. Protecting customer data is fundamental in today’s digital world and the Payment Card Industry (PCI) Data Security Standard (DSS) is designed to keep customer data secure. As the landscape of digital transactions continues to evolve and cybercrime continues to rise, it’s crucial for businesses […]
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What is Protected Health Information and How Does it Relate to HIPAA Privacy Rule?

The healthcare industry is known for the amounts of sensitive patient information it holds, and the protection of that data is essential. That’s why the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services established the HIPAA Privacy Rule, which sets out what is considered protected health information (PHI). In order to ensure that patient information is […]
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How to Find a Security-Savvy IT Company in Michigan

There are few things more important to the success of a business than cybersecurity. Unfortunately, many businesses take it for granted and don’t stay up-to-date on all the threats facing them. These days, it’s not enough to have a firewall and antivirus software – you need to be proactive about your cybersecurity. One way to […]