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Cloud Migration and Your Bottom Line

Thinking about migrating your organization's IT infrastructure to the cloud? Learn about the economics and cost saving benefits associated with making the migration, including direct and indirect savings.

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  • Business Software Consulting
  • Cloud Computing
  • Managed Services
Business Technology Articles Milwaukee

SWICKtech Blog

Business Technology Articles – learn about latest technology trends and best practices in Southeast Wisconsin and Upper Illinois

Network Security for your Milwaukee or Chicago Business

Proactive Network Security, Backup & Recovery, and More

When left unchecked, changes to your systems can turn into problems, both long and short term. Any complete IT solution should include constant, proactive monitoring of your entire network’s systems and operations. Proactive monitoring involves watching and documenting all incoming/outgoing data and activity so potential system threats like computer viruses, hacking attempts, and more can be caught before they result in catastrophic destruction.

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  • IT Project/Consulting
  • Managed Services
  • Network/Server Infrastructure
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.

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  • Data Backup/Recovery
  • Managed Services
  • Network/Server Infrastructure

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.

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  • Data Backup/Recovery

Cloud Migration Checklist: Make Your Migration a Success

Most businesses know they should move to the cloud to keep their data secure, but they might not be aware of the entire migration process. If you're considering a cloud migration for certain applications or email within your organization, use our checklist to find out how to make it a success.

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  • Cloud Computing
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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.

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  • Data Backup/Recovery
  • Network/Server Infrastructure
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Common Microsoft 365 Migration Issues

Although migrating to Office 365 is increasingly popular, many organizations still have concerns about making the change. Review some of the most common O365 migration issues and their solutions.

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  • Business Software Consulting
  • IT Project/Consulting
  • Network/Server Infrastructure
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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.

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  • Cloud Computing
  • Data Backup/Recovery
  • Network/Server Infrastructure
EDI

Understanding Electronic Data Interchange (EDI)

Many businesses still rely on phone calls, emails, or fax to complete everyday transactions. EDI gives businesses the opportunity to share documents via computer-to-computer interactions in a standardized format. Learn how EDI can help your business.

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  • Business Software Consulting
  • Cloud Computing
  • EDI
  • IT Project/Consulting
  • Managed Services
  • Network/Server Infrastructure
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Microsoft Teams: What You Need to Know

Microsoft Teams is only the tip of the iceberg in regard to everything Office 365 has to offer to enhance daily office communications, collaborations, ability to sell and extract data in ways you never knew plausible.

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  • Business Software Consulting
  • IT Project/Consulting
  • Managed Services
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IT and Employee Productivity

For many organizations, employee productivity has been decreasing for years. However, partnering with the right IT team can reverse the trend while increasing employee productivity and your bottom line. Learn more about these solutions.

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  • Business Software Consulting
  • IT Project/Consulting
  • Managed Services
  • Network/Server Infrastructure
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How Your Organization Can Benefit from Manufacturing EDI

Manufacturers can benefit from implementing EDI, improving accuracy and efficiency, while saving money and time. Learn more about EDI for manufacturers.

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  • Business Software Consulting
  • EDI
  • IT Project/Consulting
  • Managed Services
  • Network/Server Infrastructure
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Getting Started with EDI

Getting started with a new EDI system can seem like a challenge, but it doesn't have to be. Learn more about how to get started with EDI.

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  • Business Software Consulting
  • EDI
  • Managed Services
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Direct EDI vs EDI VANs

If your organization is transitioning to EDI, there are two options to choose from: direct EDI and EDI Van. Learn more about which option is right for you.

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  • Business Software Consulting
  • EDI
  • Managed Services

Azure Cloud Migration Checklist and Strategy

Migrating to the Microsoft Azure Cloud offers many benefits, but having a migration strategy is key. Our checklist can help keep you on track.

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  • Cloud Computing

Make Your Life Easier: Move Your Business to the Cloud

Moving your organization's IT services often saves money and time. Learn how to make your life easier by moving your business to the cloud.

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  • Cloud Computing
Back up Data Securely for your Wisconsin or Illinois Business

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?

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  • Cloud Computing
  • Data Backup/Recovery

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.

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IT Network Security Threats for Business

3 Crazy Big-Time IT Security Threats to Your Business

Cybercrime is more advanced than ever before. It seems more and more frequent that we hear of a company that just suffered crippling data compromise, which can result in a severely damaged reputation. Using cutting-edge technology, criminals continue to collaborate and share knowledge so as to more successfully infiltrate networks.

IT Managed Service and Support For Your Business

6 Reasons an IT Managed Services Provider is Your Ticket to Network Security

For those companies unable to afford an internal IT department or for those who simply don’t want to deal with the hassle of maintaining a high quality IT team, IT managed services providers offer an alternative to going it alone. When choosing between in-house IT, managed IT services, or going with a lone IT guy, think about what your company needs for reliable, locked down network security.

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  • Business Software Consulting
  • IT Project/Consulting
  • Managed Services
  • Network/Server Infrastructure

6 Signs You're A Slave to Your Server

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

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  • Data Backup/Recovery
  • Managed Services
  • Network/Server Infrastructure
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.

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  • Business Software Consulting
  • Cloud Computing
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  • IT Project/Consulting
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  • Network/Server Infrastructure
  • Voice/Unified Communications

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.

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  • Cloud Computing
  • Data Backup/Recovery
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!

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  • Business Software Consulting
  • Cloud Computing
  • Data Backup/Recovery
  • IT Project/Consulting
  • Managed Services
  • Network/Server Infrastructure
  • Voice/Unified Communications
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.

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  • Cloud Computing
  • Data Backup/Recovery
  • IT Project/Consulting
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.

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  • Cloud Computing
  • Data Backup/Recovery
  • Network/Server Infrastructure
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.

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  • Business Software Consulting
  • Cloud Computing
  • Data Backup/Recovery
  • IT Project/Consulting
  • Managed Services
Firewall Security for your Business

Firewall Security in Plain English: A Clear-Cut Guide to Firewall Security

Simply put, you need a strong firewall. Viruses, spyware, phishing emails, Trojan horses, worms, malware, bot armies, ransomware, scareware, hackers and cybercriminals…yeah, there’s all kinds of dangers lurking out there. You’ll hear these top network security terms used nearly interchangeably—and while they’re not all the same, the reason for this is because every one of these threats attempts to do essentially the same thing: steal sensitive data for criminal activity.

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  • Managed Services
  • Network/Server Infrastructure

Get Fired Up! …with a Solid Firewall

Your firewall protects the sensitive data stored on your company’s internal network from all of those harmful viruses, malware, hackers and other threats out there beyond that wall of protection—threats that are active every day, looming and ready to destroy your business.

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  • Network/Server Infrastructure
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.

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  • Business Software Consulting
  • Cloud Computing
  • Data Backup/Recovery
  • IT Project/Consulting
IT Infrastructure and network system support

How Your IT System is Like the Human Body

Both your body and your IT systems are made up of multiple layers of defense. These layers consist of many varied tools, system monitoring devices and recovery strategies. There are elements that focus on detection and identification, others that learn about new threats and evolve to destroy them, while others fight the problem head-on or work to repair the damage caused.

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  • IT Project/Consulting
  • Managed Services
  • Network/Server Infrastructure
BYOD Bring Your Own Device for Business Computer Usage

Is BYOD Putting Your Network (and Your Business) at Risk?

Choosing or creating the right BYOD platform is essential to your company’s success. Your BYOD policy should include set and enforced components, including: password enforcement, automatic update requirements, mobile device management services (MDM), and employee accountability.

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  • Business Software Consulting
  • IT Project/Consulting
  • Managed Services
Microsoft Windows 10 for Business

Is your Business ready for Windows 10?

Windows 10 offers some great enhancements that will benefit your business.  Ensuring your business is ready will greatly reduce the risk of compatibility issues for applications and hardware and potentially save your business money.  As they say, free is not always free.

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  • Business Software Consulting
  • Cloud Computing
  • IT Project/Consulting
  • Managed Services
Network and Data Protection for Your Business IT Environment - SWICKtech

Is Your IT Environment In Your Comfort Zone?

From system security and disaster recovery to everyday efficiency and reliability, are you confident your IT environment is working, balanced and harmonious? If you’re feeling uncomfortable, it’s time to get back to your IT comfort zone—and that means getting back to consistently reliable IT stability.

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  • IT Project/Consulting
  • Managed Services
  • Network/Server Infrastructure
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.

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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.

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  • Business Software Consulting
  • Data Backup/Recovery
  • IT Project/Consulting
  • Managed Services
  • Network/Server Infrastructure
IT Managed Support and IT Consulting for Wisconsin and Illinois

Selecting A Managed IT Solutions Provider

When consulting organizations to undertake the development of a network infrastructure, it’s imperative to inquire further about the degree of its team’s expertise and knowledge within the industry. Those with employees having only a basic understanding of IT support and maintenance may not be in accordance with your company’s needs.

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  • Business Software Consulting
  • IT Project/Consulting
  • Managed Services
  • Network/Server Infrastructure
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.

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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!

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SWICKtech Launches Podcast

SWICKtech is proud to announce the launch of its podcast. The first episode, launched in December 2017, focuses on using EDI in business. Listen now.

Benefits of Microsoft Windows Office 365

The Benefits of an Office 365 for Business Upgrade

Our experienced team of technical business IT providers can comprehensively advise your company based on specified requests and requirements. We plan and execute the upgrade process to ensure the safety and security of existing files, software programs, etc., as well as mitigate or eliminate any company downtime.

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  • Business Software Consulting
  • Cloud Computing
  • IT Project/Consulting
  • Managed Services
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Too Busy To Bolster Your IT? It Could Already Be Too Late…

Network security is of critical importance these days. The first step to ensuring your IT is working and protected is to analyze how your IT is currently set up, then identify areas that could be bolstered to prevent security breaches.

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  • Business Software Consulting
  • IT Project/Consulting
  • Managed Services

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.

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  • Business Software Consulting
  • Data Backup/Recovery
  • Managed Services
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.

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  • Data Backup/Recovery
  • IT Project/Consulting
  • Managed Services
  • Network/Server Infrastructure
Microsoft Windows 10 for your workstation

Windows 10 Security

Battling against cyber-threats is constant and requires frequently updating protection services. Windows 10 is the latest operating system to include features that directly address global cyber security compromises. In this blog, we explore how this system can directly apply to your business and preserve secure information.

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  • Business Software Consulting
  • IT Project/Consulting
  • Managed Services
  • Network/Server Infrastructure

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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  • Cloud Computing
  • Data Backup/Recovery
  • Managed Services
Email Security Checklist for your Business

Your Email Security Checklist

Network security is often considered the realm of IT professionals, but there’s one aspect of it that touches every part of business: email. Everybody, from interns to sales associates to project managers sends emails to keep the team up-to-date on what’s going on. That’s why email security is an important part of any good business network.

IT Stability for your business

Zen and the Art of IT Stability

IT problems and their solutions can be broken down into a few categories. All hardware, software, information management, security concerns, and recovery after a disaster situation fall under at least one of these categories. Your trusted IT management team understands these issues intimately and should have multiple solutions in place, should you experience any of these problems.

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  • Business Software Consulting
  • IT Project/Consulting
  • Managed Services
  • Network/Server Infrastructure

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