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10 Essential Steps to Protect your Data

There are various ways to calculate the cost of losing work stored on computers.  Perhaps the easiest way to get a gut feel for the cost is to think for a moment about how long it would take to replace lost work.  How many people would have to spend how many days to create everything from scratch?


10 Things You Didn’t Know an Off-Site IT Team Can Do For Your Business

There are plenty of reasons a company might consider outsourcing IT. Small- to mid-size businesses experiencing growth often need IT services, but can’t afford their own in-house department. Then there’s the company with an in-house IT department that can’t seem to get things under control. More and more companies are turning to off-site IT services to manage their technology needs.


3 Common IT Issues Every CEO Should Know About

The challenges of running a productive and secure company are more difficult and trying than ever before. When it comes to IT stability and security, whether you’re running a small business or a large corporation, it’s more important than ever to take responsible and proactive steps toward “running a tight ship.”


Protection from Crypto Attack

3 First Steps To Securing Your Company From Crypto Attacks

Multi-Factor Authentication, Password Management, and Secure Cloud Backup Are All Necessary In Today’s Crypto Security Landscape


5 Keys to IT Stability That Ensure “Business as Usual”

Imagine an entire week at work where everything operates smoothly. Your employees are all relaxed and working hard, services and orders are quickly and efficiently processed, and there’s not a whisper of a problem from your technology systems. Imagine a whole week—even a whole month—without a stressful work environment. Wouldn’t that be great?


6 Signs You're A Slave to Your Server

When to know it's time for Server infrastructure improvements for your business.


IT Managed Support and Technical Expertise for your Business

9 Questions to Ask Your IT Team Today

Good leaders understand the importance of delegation. Great leaders get feedback from their delegates and incorporate it into action. So, chances are you’ve hired your IT department to handle your technology because their expertise outweighs yours by a fair margin.


Acrobats Aren’t the Only Ones Who Need a SafetyNET

Swick Technologies offers a complete and comprehensive security service: the SwickTech SafetyNET. This safety net is a comprehensive and secure plan built from the ground up to ensure your sensitive data is backed up securely, safely and at all times.


Technology Strategic Planning for your Wisconsin or Illinois Business

Building Out Your 2016 IT Strategic Plan

Outlining an IT strategic plan is one thing. Effective implementation is another. There are plenty of ways to get your IT strategy off the ground. Hiring an outside IT consulting firm can be a cost-effective approach. One of the best ways to save money is to invest in technology when there’s a window of opportunity—and Q4 is a great time for opportunity!


SWICKtech SafetyNET Business Backup and Recovery System

Business Backup Strategies: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

The SWICKtech SafetyNet Business Backup and Recovery System harnesses a bulletproof checks-and-balances system. With automated alerts and physical checks performed daily, we know if and when an issue arises with your data, and we’re able to correct it in the least amount of time possible.


Multi-Layered Network Security for Businesses

David Beat Goliath: Why Every Business Needs Multi-Layered IT Security Now

Technology is so integrated into everything we do (especially in the business world) that we’ve come to depend on it for almost everything—but with this digital revolution comes a fair share of dangers. Whether large or small, your company’s systems and data are more vulnerable to digital crime than you might think.


Developing Your Data Backup Strategy

As organizations continue to create and leverage more data as part of day-to-day operations, developing a clear, robust data backup strategy is key. Learn how SWICKtech can craft a plan to protect your most valuable resources.


SWICKtech SafetyNET Backup Plans for Business

Don’t Be An April Fool, Backup Your Data!

SWICKtech SafetyNET provides reliable, secure, and stable cloud backups for your company data. SWICKtech will ensure nightly backups succeed by utilizing automated alerts and daily checks to assure the integrity of your data. Every night your data will be backed up to SWICKtech’s Managed Private Cloud in downtown Milwaukee.


Increase performance and productivity with Windows 10

End of Service for Windows 7 Ahead

Windows 7 systems will no longer have security updates


Microsoft Azure provides industry leading security and privacy

End of Service for Windows Server 2008 and SQL Server 2008

Improved reporting will greatly benefit accounting, operations and sales departments.


Four Reasons to Use Microsoft Azure

Microsoft Azure, an industry leader in cloud solutions is a great fit for companies who haven’t yet tested the waters – or seen the benefits - of cloud computing.


Cloud Computing for your Business

Here’s Why The Cloud is SAFE for Your Business

When moved to the cloud, businesses can access their data anywhere, anytime, and via a variety of devices. This flexibility enhances reaction time to changes in business and can allow companies to better serve their customers.


How to Backup Your Data and Protect Your Company

You’ve made the decision that you would like to backup your data and are left wondering “How do I do that?”


Importance of Electronic Communication in Business

Improve your business communication. Moving from paper to electronic communications can actually help your business connect easier while saving time and money.


New Technology for business owners and businesses

IT Advice CEOs Should Never Ignore

Working with your IT professionals here is very important; you’ll both need to do your research and be open to alternative solutions to determine how your day-to-day business processes will be affected by technology changes.


manufacturing industry technology growth and ERP implementation projects

Leveraging Technology to Accelerate Growth in Manufacturing Industry

SWICKtech IT Consultants and Engineers connect people, processes and Line of Business applications to automate and streamline business workflows which would otherwise be time-consuming, error-ridden, and non-compliant.


Microsoft Office 365 Case Study: Staying Open in Frigid Temperatures

Don't let the cold Wisconsin winter weather impact your day to day operations, leverage Microsoft Office 365 and Microsoft Teams to enable a mobile workforce


Slow IT Got You Stuck in the Dog Days of Summer?

We all know the pain of slow IT: websites taking too long to load or timing out, your OS is out of date and makes everything a headache. Printers don’t want to print. Anti-virus scans take days to complete and you can’t run other programs while it scans your systems. Uploads/downloads never seem to finish. Frustration and irrational anger abound.


Strategic Planning How

For every company there are different ways to perform the ‘how’ of strategic planning. While I can’t speak for every industry, I can provide general guidelines as they relate to technology. We specialize in technology planning for many industries and these guidelines are universal across the different business segments.


IT Support and Project Management Consulting for Northern Illinois and Southeastern Wisconsin

SWICKtech 2016 New Website Launch

SWICKtech is rebranding ourselves with renewed focus on IT Project Consulting and Business Application Management. Our Engineers and Analysts have all the expertise needed to integrate those tools into your company.


BizTimes Print Publication of SWICKtech Future 50 Award Winner

SWICKtech Future 50 Winner Featured in BizTimes Media

Presented by MMAC's Council of Small Business Executives (COSBE), the Future 50 Award celebrates the success of fast-growing regional companies!


SwickTech Stability Cube

SwickTech Stability Cube is six key steps necessary for achieving stability in your business computer systems.


Technology Best Practice and Industry Standards – How

As you know, in manufacturing and business in general there are sets of recognized standards and procedures on how to effectively conduct business and operations. For example, if your company is creating a part that another company will use in their finished product, it’s even more important to get things right so the parts fit properly.



The Top IT Trends of 2017… So Far

Although the year isn't over, some of this year's biggest trends have already started to reveal themselves. Learn more about 2017's latest IT trends and how they'll impact your business.


Three Big Reasons to Choose Microsoft Azure over other Cloud Providers

Why Microsoft clients are choosing Microsoft Azure for their cloud solution.


Three Reasons to Pay Attention to Data Backups During the Coronavirus Crisis

Many companies are now looking more closely at their Backup and Disaster Recovery strategy in a new light, as risks are increased during the Coronavirus outbreak.



WannaCrypt and Ransomware

WannaCrypt, a ransomware, impacted computers around the globe in May 2017, but it won't be the last major cyber attack. Learn how to keep your network protected from WannaCrypt and other viruses, maleware and ransomware.


Web Filtering for Business

Web Filtering Explained: How to Filter the Web without Affecting Employee Productivity

Protecting your company’s sensitive information from data loss or data compromise is paramount. Employees can (whether knowingly or unwittingly) expose your organization to viruses and malware just by surfing the web. Unfortunately, this leads to weak points in your network security—plus, your employees can become a liability to your company’s integrity, which in some cases, can lead to legal trouble.


What will downtime cost your business?

Do you ever stop to think of how much your business depends on computers? How about the costs that you would incur if your business computer network failed? Many businesses do not fully understand how dependent they are on their computer network, until they experience some type of network downtime. Depending on the type of industry your business is in, the cost of the network downtime will vary.


What’s Your IT Plan B?

It’s another day and business is in full swing, as usual. Everything is running smoothly and your office is abuzz with activity. While at your desk responding to a few emails, you notice your internet has frozen and stopped responding.


Why do my computer systems need monitoring?

Computer systems are vital to the operations of any sized company. While employees PC’s and printers are important, typically the main “nuts and bolts” of the computer system are the servers, storage systems, network equipment, backup system, etc. that sit behind the scenes.


Virus Protection for Network and Server Environments

Why Plain Ol’ Antivirus Isn’t Enough

With digital attacks looming all over the internet, how exactly can you be certain your antivirus protection is enough? Whether you have an internal IT department, an outsourced managed IT services provider, or you’re operating with only a paid (or even free) antivirus security suite, you must be certain your company’s data is protected.


Why you need Network Security

How much is your company’s data worth to you? What is the cost to your business if either of the following occurred?


Determine the advantages and disadvantages of a wireless-only office

Wireless-Only Office

Pros and Cons of a Wireless-Only Office


You Need IT Stability: Why Unstable IT is Like Feeding Your Company to the Lions

What do we mean by IT stability? IT stability means your systems, your data and your network are all up-and-running, and stable and secure, so you can go about your day-to-day business without IT hassles. Sounds like a dream come true, doesn’t it?


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