Nathan Sykes

Nathan Sykes is a writer and journalist from Pittsburgh. He covers business and technology news. Follow him on Twitter to keep up with his latest posts!

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  • A Guide to Data Recovery – Are you Prepared?

    A Guide to Data Recovery – Are you Prepared?

    Data loss and corruption can be incredibly devastating for any business or team. There’s the chance it could eliminate hundreds — if not thousands — of hours of work, and compromise vital documents, files and additional data. The best way to deal with such problems is to establish and deploy a data backup plan, well
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  • How to Make Cybersecurity a Priority for Your Small Business

    How to Make Cybersecurity a Priority for Your Small Business

    Maybe few of us saw it coming, but today even the smallest small businesses are finding themselves in the crosshairs of would-be cyber-criminals and data “brokers.” If you haven’t already strengthened your cybersecurity measures as an entrepreneur or small business owner, there’s no time to waste. Here are five practical solutions to get you on your
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  • How Tech is Killing Cold Calling in Sales

    How Tech is Killing Cold Calling in Sales

    The digital era is revolutionizing the way sales teams operate. Specifically, the longtime process of solicitation without prior communication, known as cold calling, is losing popularity. The reason for this demise is primarily the rise of the internet, where the buyer feels empowerment in making their own purchasing decisions and comparing competitors. Sales professionals, meanwhile,
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  • The Reality of IT Outsourcing in 2018

    The Reality of IT Outsourcing in 2018

    Due to several factors — the tech and IT talent gap included — many organizations have begun outsourcing their IT platforms and systems. By outsourcing various elements of IT such as cybersecurity, big data analytics and collection, or even data storage, these companies retain their limited resources and cut operating costs. Remote technologies enable you
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  • 6 Things You Need to Know About Starting an SaaS Company

    6 Things You Need to Know About Starting an SaaS Company

    Getting your start in cloud computing or the SaaS community is a little different today than it was even just a couple of years ago. The support is definitely there, but operating an SaaS system and environment can be much more expensive. A 2016 report revealed 64 percent of small and medium-sized businesses rely on SaaS
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  • 5G and Cybersecurity: What We Can Really Expect

    5G and Cybersecurity: What We Can Really Expect

    A 5G mobile network — or “fifth generation,” what it stands for — will be launching to a wildly different market and landscape than the technologies before it. This is primarily due to the matter of cybersecurity and the handling of sensitive and private information in today’s world. 4G and LTE technologies, for example, came
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  • What IoT Means for Data Centers

    What IoT Means for Data Centers

    The IoT is taking our culture by storm. With both positive and negative effects on mainstream consumers, it’s easy to overlook the areas where the IoT is already prevalent. One such area — the modern data center — is already benefitting from the enhancements of brand new, IoT-centric infrastructure. But there are some challenges associated
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  • Why Customer-First Is More Important in IT Than Ever Before

    Why Customer-First Is More Important in IT Than Ever Before

    More than ever, a customer-first mentality is vital in the IT field. Technology’s abundance leaves no room for excuses regarding the delivery of transparent data and customizable options to consumers. Today, consumers want to have a variety of options at their fingertips, in addition to data that can help inform them of an order, campaign,
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