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Superpower your SMB with Virtual Servers and Hosting

Servers are essential for most modern businesses, whether they’re a spry startup or a large enterprise. Traditionally, superfast computing came with an equally super cost, but today, virtual servers provide many of the same luxuries at a fraction of the price.

October 5th, 2021

Transform Your Business Telephone Systems with a Cloud-based PBX

Enterprise phone systems can be expensive, but not with VirtuWorks. The features a cloud-based PBX system provides offer prestige to SMBs and more.

September 20th, 2021

Why Backup and Recovery Is Essential in 2021

We all know that backup and recovery is essential but how seriously do we take the backup process? 90% of businesses keep backups,but just 41% backup daily.

August 30th, 2021

How Windows 10 Enterprise Can Streamline and Secure your Business

Microsoft’s Windows 10 Enterprise E3 & E5 create a per-user, subscription model. Building on Win 10 Pro, it offers upgrades in management, updates, and security.

August 17th, 2021

VirtuWorks and WatchGuard Create an Unbeatable Enterprise Security Team

At VirtuWorks, we pride ourselves on providing customers with industry-leading cybersecurity. This includes the full suite of WatchGuard security products.

August 3rd, 2021

Quick Tech: Windows 11 Preview

Microsoft recently held a release event for Windows 11. The OS is currently available to users who are Windows insider and beta testers.

July 23rd, 2021

MSP Attacks Are Rising. Is Yours Secure?

In recent months the number of MSP attacks has skyrocketed. The question many victims ask is: why wasn’t my MSP more prepared for an attack?

July 22nd, 2021

What Are the Differences between Managed Service Providers (MSP)

In today’s interview, we look at differences between MSP s and expectations in an IT service provider. Price is important but you might get what you pay for.

July 15th, 2021

VirtuWorks and Crestron Bring Conference Rooms and Digital Media to Life

VirtuWorks has partnered with Crestron. Melding high-quality, conference-room-altering products with VW’s drive to give your business a technical edge.

June 28th, 2021

Sunshine, Low Taxes, and More: The Undeniable Benefits of Relocating Your Business to Miami

Florida’s population has grown nearly 15% since 2011 & the pandemic has only accelerated it. Relocating a business is becoming increasingly attractive.

June 14th, 2021

How to Prepare your Business for a Hurricane

As we enter into hurricane season, it’s a good time to review our best practices to prepare for a hurricane. Just like you prep your home with shutters or sandbags, you can similarly protect your business’s IT infrastructure with a bit of effort.

June 11th, 2021

Quick Tech News: May News Roll-Up

Check out our latest edition of Quick Tech News!

June 9th, 2021

Advantages of Using the Microsoft Surface in Your Business

The Microsoft Surface has made waves as a 2-in-1 since 2012, but it also offers business advantages. Read about the top benefits of adopting the Surface.

May 27th, 2021

Top 5 Software Solutions for Office Managers

As an office manager, you’re constantly juggling a seemingly endless variety of tasks. Learn about the top 5 software solutions for office managers.

May 10th, 2021

Serving You for a Quarter of a Century at VirtuWorks

VirtuWorks has been serving S. Fla and more for 25 years. We’ve had the privilege of growing from a 2-man team to employing 25+ with fantastic customers.

April 26th, 2021

VirtuWorks Virtual Office Can Transform Your Business Affordably

A managed service provider is a good way to address the need for a virtual office setup. VirtuWorks’ Virtual Office delivers a feature-rich bundle of apps.

April 15th, 2021

Business Technology Trends for 2021

2020 led to explosive growth in tech, let’s take a look at some business technology trends 2021 will deliver. And learn how they can help your business.

March 29th, 2021

The Advantages of Having a Microsoft Tier 1 CSP as Your IT Provider

Microsoft doesn’t partner with just anyone. It has developed a CSP program with strict requirements to ensure excellence. VirtuWorks is a Tier 1 partner.

March 15th, 2021

The True Value of IT for Your Small Business

SMBs need to balance innovation and budgeting. It’s easy to forget the true value of IT: keeping employees happy, customers satisfied, and data secure.

March 1st, 2021

Outsourced IT, Internal IT, or both: Which is right for you?

Deciding between Outsourced IT, Internal IT, or a Hybrid setup is a big decision for your businesses. Unfortunately, is there’s no one-size-fits-all answer.

February 15th, 2021

What is Shadow IT in Cloud Computing?

In most cases, Shadow IT forms not out of malice, but due to frustration with the inefficiency of current systems. As such, it can be a source of innovation.

February 1st, 2021

How to Reduce Exposure to Phishing Emails

Phishing emails have been around for decades, but they are still a security threat. Thankfully, there are several things you can do to mitigate that worry

January 18th, 2021

3 Reasons Updates and System Patches Should Be a Business Priority.

If you find patches and system updates frustrating, you’re not alone. But, the protections they can offer to your company make it worthwhile. Learn more

January 4th, 2021

Quick Tech: Allow Screen Sharing on a Mac/OSX

In this episode of Quick Tech learn how to allow VirtuWorks to connect to your Mac/OSX through screen share. You’ll need to alter the privacy settings.

December 29th, 2020

Quick Tech: Azure Metered Services

Today on Quick Tech learn about Azure Metered Services. With metered services, you can only pay for the hours of usage you accrue over a time period.

December 28th, 2020

Help Us Help You: 6 Tips to Get Better Support from Your MSP

Avoid the endless back-and-forth of troubleshooting. Learn about six clear guidelines to stop that from happening and reduce frustration on both sides.

December 21st, 2020

How to Setup and Use Our MSP Control Autopilot Agent

The MSP Control Agent Software is a set it and forget application. After an install process, there is typically no further user action required.

December 16th, 2020

How to configure Microsoft Azure MFA on your Mobile Device.

Setting up your Microsoft Azure Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) need not be confusing. Below you will find our step-by-step video.

December 9th, 2020

Balancing the Security and Efficiency of Your Business

When it comes to security, many organizations are faced with a dilemma. Striking a delicate balance between security and efficiency can be a challenge.

December 7th, 2020

Talking Tech: 5 Ways to Thwart Phishing Attempts

Learn how to protect yourself from phishing attempts, which are tactics used to exploit or gather information that may leave your business vulnerable.

November 25th, 2020

How Technology Can Boost the Efficiency of Property Management Companies

The property management market is competitive. To stay ahead, you have to be agile enough to respond and still be efficienct. The right technology can help.

November 23rd, 2020

How VirtuWorks and MSPControl Can Help Office Managers

View our panel discussion to learn more about the diverse ways VirtuWorks and our MSPControl system helps Office Managers. We cover topics such as onboarding and offboarding users, equipment and software research and procurement, policy controls, and much more.

November 16th, 2020

How to Deal with Ransomware

With some pre-planning, the effect of ransomware attacks can be mitigated without major losses. Here are some steps you can take if you’ve fallen victim.

November 9th, 2020

How to Prepare Your Business for a Hurricane in 2020

If you prepare your business for an approaching hurricane or severe weather, it may help mitigate some of the damage your office receives.

November 6th, 2020

How Technology is Transforming Accounting

Industries across the board have seen major transformations. Leaps in the cloud and technology are transforming accounting.

October 26th, 2020

Destroy Your Drives with Confidence

A restored hard drive can give potential hackers all types of information. The best way to ensure your hard drives are never compromised is to destroy them.

October 19th, 2020

Four Ways to Optimize Your IT Budget

Without a conscious effort to optimize, your IT budget can quickly snowball. Inefficient licensing, redundant software and maintenance costs can add up.

October 12th, 2020

Your Office Environment, Health Concerns, and the Role Technology Can Play

Creating a healthy office where employees are comfortable will help your business. But how do you get there, and where can technology help?

September 28th, 2020

Twitter’s Spear Phishing Attack Highlights the Need for Strong Security Principles

The security landscape has evolved since the internet’s infancy, moving from trolls to large-scale organized crime, using spear phishing for quick profits

September 14th, 2020

Creating Safer Workspaces with VirtuWorks and Awair

With seven environmental sensors and an intuitive online platform, Awair Omni helps make workspaces safer. Virtuworks offers professional installation and training.

August 31st, 2020

How Virtual Desktops Can Reduce Complexity and Increase Business Security

Virtual desktops provide a simple, cost-effective solution. They let businesses offer their employees secure access to the apps they’re accustomed to on any device, in any location.

August 17th, 2020

Video: How to Secure Your Business with 365

How confident are you in the security of your data right now? For a more in-depth look at how VirtuWorks’ clients are protecting themselves with MS365 and Azure AD, please take a look at the webinar in its entirety.

August 6th, 2020

MS Teams Edges out Zoom When It Comes to Good Business

Zoom may currently be getting a lot of the headlines, but for the 120 million business users of Microsoft 365, Microsoft Teams is the chat, video conferencing, and audio calling platform of choice. While Zoom has plenty of decent live event features, its serious security issues have the company playing a game of catch-up with MS …

June 26th, 2020

What is Microsoft Teams and how can it help your business succeed?

Live Studio Session – Thursday, April 30th 2PM Click Here to Register for the Online Event Collaboration platforms abound, from Slack, Zoom, WhatsApp, to Facebook Messenger, but not all are designed for business. That’s where Microsoft Teams truly shines. Teams is so successful at facilitating business communications that it just may be the hidden gem …

April 7th, 2020

Responding to Coronavirus: Making Your Business Remote

Hurricanes, earthquakes, and tornados are some of the disasters we plan for in business, but does your business have a pandemic plan? Being prepared is one thing, but with phrases like self-quarantine being circulated by the CDC and officials, it’s time to start thinking about how to keep your business running when working remotely isn’t …

March 12th, 2020

VirtuWorks “Prints” Money for ClubFlyers.com

ClubFlyers.com CEO Mark Quetgles was feeling more like a number than a long-time valued customer. With a long term contract renewal and associated pricing increases looming, he began to look for a better technology partner. Enter VirtuWorks; A managed service provider and Microsoft Gold Certified Partner who would soon help Mark feel like he was printing money.

January 24th, 2020

Why It’s Time to Take Your CPA Firm Into the Cloud

If you’ve hesitated until now to take your CPA firm into the cloud, it may be time to reconsider. Moving to the cloud can provide access to many of the standard programs you use every day, like Microsoft Office 365, QuickBooks, Great Plains, SAP, UltraTax or AdvanceFlow, but with all the benefits you can expect …

January 13th, 2020

Managed Services to Maximize Your Azure Investment

Businesses today are shifting their resources to the cloud and Managed Service Providers (MSPs) in an effort to reduce costs and increase security. Omar Amernteros, CEO of VirtuWorks points out something often overlooked in the move to the cloud, “the role an efficient MSP plays in automation, back-ups, and uptime.” Every business runs on information. …

December 13th, 2019

Microsoft Certified Solutions Tailored to Your Business

Microsoft Certified Solutions Tailored to Your Business When choosing a managed service provider (MSP), you need a partner who offers the right resources, expertise, and strategic vision tailored to your specific goals and needs. An MSP who is also a Microsoft Certified Partner provides your organization with: The most up-to-date hardware and software solutions including …

December 3rd, 2019

Reduce Complexity with just One IT Expense

Keeping up with business expenses is a challenge for most small to medium-sized companies, and complexity is increased with each vendor added to the list of payees. Partnering with a managed service provider (MSP) can help streamline your accounting.  Working with an MSP is a good start The benefits of partnering with an MSP for …

November 25th, 2019

Need Support? VirtuWorks’ Help Desk is Just a Click Away

Organizations of all sizes are slowly moving away from the traditional in-house IT departments to a more outsourced approach. They’ve learned there are enormous benefits to partnering with a managed IT service provider: Controlled and predictable spending on IT. Expertise of certified IT professionals. Freedom to focus on the core of their business, not IT …

November 12th, 2019

ISO 27001 Accreditation Sets Your Managed Service Provider Apart

Experts predict that by 2025 over 465 exabytes of data will be globally created each day. If it’s difficult to wrap your head around what that number means, it’s the equivalent of 212,765,957 DVDs per day, as antiquated as those may be! As IoT and other technologies continue their march forward, the amount of data …

November 4th, 2019

OpEx, CapEx, and the Cloud

Organizations looking to change their IT structure and move to the cloud have two financial models to choose from: capital expenditure (CapEx) and operating expenditure (OpEx). While these models are not new, how they’re viewed in relation to the cloud adds another dimension when assessing IT solutions. OpEx, CapEx, and the Cloud IT purchases have …

October 28th, 2019

Invest in a Cloud-Based Solution for Real Estate and Property Management

It’s true that the real estate industry has been one of the slowest to adopt new technologies. Today, though, many real estate professionals, including real estate agencies, mortgage brokers, real estate investors, property managers, and title and escrow companies are paying more attention to how the internet—and the cloud—can help their business strategies. VirtuWorks, a …

October 14th, 2019

Building a High Availability Solution with 24/7 Support

In a perfect world, network and security infrastructure would never go down. But despite the enormous role technology plays in daily life, for now, we still live in a very human sphere where lapses can and do happen. There may be: Unavoidable situations where dips in server performance occur from sudden traffic spikes. A delay …

October 7th, 2019

Is that Bundle of Office 365 Really Worth the Cost

With nearly 80 million domain names under management and roughly 20 million global customers, GoDaddy is one of the world’s largest domain registrars and web hosts. In 2014, Microsoft partnered with the provider to begin offering Office 365 as one of its bundled services. At first glance, these types of strategic partnerships seem to be …

October 2nd, 2019

Winning the cloud wars with Microsoft Partners, Office 365 and Azure

Azure made the news in a big way this past week when telecom giant AT&T announced it was switching to a “public cloud first” operation, moving most of its non-network workloads to Microsoft’s cloud, with employees using Office 365. The $2 billion deal will also see the two companies work together on developing tools for …

September 17th, 2019

Advantages of Outsourcing IT

Across industries, IT is the backbone of business today. And beyond simple productivity advantages, using IT to address complex business challenges help companies, large and small, to gain a competitive edge. But this edge does not come without a price. Advanced IT environments can be difficult to maintain, and typically require far more time and …

September 9th, 2019

Increase everyday productivity with Office 365

In the seven years since Microsoft released Office 365, the cloud-based suite has become the most utilized collaborative platform on the market, with more than 50 million active business users per month. And for good reason. The overall boost in productivity businesses have received can be directly attributed to the toolkit’s cloud-based apps, online storage, …

May 30th, 2019

10 Advantages of Cloud Computing in 2019

The cloud has dramatically changed the way businesses go about embracing the ever-evolving digital transformation. In fact, the cloud tech services market is projected to grow about 17% ($206 billion) this year. That’s up from $176 billion in 2018. And it’s estimated that by the year 2022, 90% of businesses will be using cloud services. …

May 15th, 2019