Managed IT Services
Why Partnering With An MSP Can Be Your Game-Changer

Looking for an MSP partner? Discover how Net Friends stands out, offering a wide range of IT services tailored to support your operations.

Managed IT Services
How to Align Your IT Ducks Before Choosing Your MSP

Are you ready to trust someone else to worry about your IT infrastructure? An IT partner can free you to focus on what you do best – running your business.

Managed IT Services
Does Your MSP Understand You?

Is your IT partner truly in your corner? Let's explore key areas to evaluate your Managed Service Provider (MSP) by to ensure your IT partnership thrives.

Managed IT Services
How Managed Service Providers Help Businesses Thrive

Tired of IT headaches? Stop struggling and embrace proactive solutions with a Managed Service Provider (MSP) that can boost your security and optimize your IT.

Managed IT Services
How Co-Managed IT Powers Business Growth

Who does not love a great duet? Simon and Garfunkel, Diana Ross and Lionel Richie, Daft Punk. Co-managed IT (stay with me on this!) is the business version of a

Life At Net Friends
Why Pets Are Pawsitively the Best WFH Companions

A cuddle sesh, a game of fetch, or even just having your pet nearby works wonders for your emotional well-being. That's why Pets are the ultimate WFH sidekicks!

Cybersecurity
How to Work Securely at Starbucks

Your local coffee shop is a refreshing backdrop for your workday, however the convenience of public Wi-Fi can introduce IT risks you should be prepared for...

Cybersecurity
A Guide to Thwarting Modern Cyber Attacks

As the digital landscape evolves, so do the methods used by cyber adversaries. It is important to remain informed about the latest threats to be prepared...

Cybersecurity
Transferring Risks with Managed Services and Cyber Insurance

Combining managed security services and cyber insurance provides SMBs with comprehensive protection against cyber threats... learn more!

Cybersecurity
How to Work Securely from an Airbnb or VRBO

As exciting as it is to have the luxury of working from anywhere, it is important to know how to remain secure.

Cybersecurity
Why Your Cloud Environment Needs Palo Alto Networks Strata

Investing in Palo Alto Networks Strata is like equipping your security team with night-vision goggles – they can see further, understand more, and react faster.

Business Strategy
Net Friends Champions SMB Cybersecurity with NetSafe™ Launch

The risk of cyberattacks is notably heightened for small businesses. Over 46% of cyber breaches target SMBs. Is your business protected?

News
Net Friends Receives SOC 2 Type II Attestation for Fifth Consecutive Year

After five consecutive years of voluntary SOC 2 Type II audits, we remain steadfast in raising our security standards with the demands of the business world.

Cybersecurity
The Three Little Pigs' Guide to SMB Cybersecurity

A business fortified with strong cybersecurity measures is a business built with bricks, standing tall against the huffs and puffs of cyber threats...

Cybersecurity
Server Hardening 101: Boosting Business Security

Put simply, the term 'server hardening' refers to configuring your server properly. It is a critical decision that will boosts your business resiliency.

Cybersecurity
Maximizing Email Security: Essential Strategies to Protect Your Inbox

The average office worker receives 121 emails daily, the volume and openness of email makes it highly vulnerable to cyberattacks.

Cybersecurity
How to Protect Your Business While on Vacation

You've worked hard and deserve your vacation time. However, cyber threats are on the rise & bad actors don't take time off. Here's how to stay secure while OOO.

Business Strategy
2024 Outlook with Net Friends CEO

"As I look ahead to another awesome year in business, I see 2024 as a deeply collaborative year with high levels of engagement," John remarks.

Business Strategy
2023 in Retrospect with Net Friends President

Net Friends President, Neelesh Patel, reflects on our journey as a company in 2023 to highlight major milestones that fueled our growth.

Managed IT Services
Why Businesses Need IT Infrastructure Assessments

An IT infrastructure assessment is a systematic evaluation of an organization's entire IT environment.

Life At Net Friends
Small Business Saturday 2023: Local Businesses We Love at Net Friends

Small businesses are the backbone to every local economy. That's why Small Business Saturday spotlights local establishments that keep communities thriving.

Technology
How to Maximize Microsoft Non-Profit Grants & Discounts

Discover how non-profit organizations can access Microsoft grants and discounts to maximize their benefits.

Business Strategy
How the Hybrid vCIO & Customer Success Approach Elevates IT Outcomes

Discover the benefits to IT services when you merge two key roles: Virtual Chief Information Officer (vCIO) and Customer Success Manager (CSM).

Cybersecurity
Protecting Your SMB: Traditional Antivirus vs. Next-Gen EDR vs. XDR

Cybersecurity is a dynamic landscape, continually evolving as new threats appear and existing ones morph. What security solutions do we recommend to SMBs?

Managed IT Services
What to Expect from NetVisor Monthly Reporting

When you become a NetVisor customer, you will receive monthly reports about your IT systems. Learn more about what our Managed IT Services entail...

Managed IT Services
What Is Shadow IT?

Shadow IT is a common issue with major security risks to consider. However, it is possible to leverage shadow IT to enhance your IT systems & security policies.

Cybersecurity
A Business Owner's Guide to DNS & SSL Certificates

This brief guide underscores the importance of a cohesive online security approach. Learn more about DNS and SSL certificates for business.

Cybersecurity
Social Engineering 101: How to Safeguard Your Business

Social engineering is one of the many cyberthreat tactics that put businesses at risk for substantial harm. Learn more about how to protect your business.

Technology
Battle of the Titans: Google Workspace vs. Microsoft 365

A true showdown between two leading office productivity titans: Should your business choose Google Workspace or Microsoft 365?

Cybersecurity
Social Engineering 101: Understanding Common Tactics

Social engineering lies at the root of roughly 98% of IT security attacks. Discover how to identify the most common tactics.

Managed IT Services
Unlock Seamless On-Site Support Services for Your Business

On-Site Support Services for small businesses.

Cybersecurity
5 Benefits to Partnering with a SOC 2 Compliant IT Company

Our greater reliance on IT increases security risks. Discover how partnering with a SOC 2 compliant Managed Services Provider (MSP) boosts your cybersecurity.

Technology
Microsoft 365 Copilot: Revolutionizing Business

Digital assistants have been a part of our lives for decades. Is Microsoft 365 Copilot (M365 Copilot) the digital assistant we have been anticipating?

Cybersecurity
How Security Assessments Help Businesses Conquer Cyber Threats

In business, confidently securing your digital infrastructure will require building a robust security toolkit. Begin with cybersecurity assessments!

Managed IT Services
Why Businesses Need Wireless Assessments

Wireless networks have become the cornerstone of communication, pivotal in supporting our daily business endeavors. Should you assess your wireless network?

Business Strategy
Weathering the Storm: Safeguarding Your Business with Hurricane IT Readiness

Storm readiness IT preparations will equip your business with safety protocols to respond quickly to weather disruptions.

Managed IT Services
Secure Your Business with Automated Device Offboarding

Employee offboarding is a critical, yet often overlooked, aspect of the HR process. Managing offboarding through an automated system can simplify the process.

Managed IT Services
How An MSP Can Help Your Non-Profit Navigate TechSoup

TechSoup is a remarkable resource to non-profits seeking greater accessibility to core technology tools. Your MSP can help you make informed TechSoup decisions.

Cybersecurity
Which Password Manager Do We Recommend for Business?

Password security allows us to safely enjoy the advantages of our interconnected world. A reliable password manager helps us manage our password security.

Managed IT Services
An Essential Guide to Selecting Your IT Partner

Selecting the right managed IT services provider (MSP).

Managed IT Services
Harness the Power of Automated Device Onboarding

As your business grows, you'll need to hire new talent to support that growth. Automated device onboarding can accelerate the success of every new employee.

Managed IT Services
How Your MSP Can Deliver Concierge Procurement

Think of Net Friends as your endpoint concierge. We can help you identify the best technology to support your business.

Managed IT Services
How the Outsourced Help Desk Synchronizes with Your Team

Outsourcing IT operations can restore internal cycles, improving support and filling gaps that enable you to concentrate on essential business priorities.

Business Strategy
Top 4 Qualities to Look for in a vCIO

Discover the essential traits to look for in a Virtual Chief Information Officer (vCIO) to unlock greater business growth.

Managed IT Services
Managed Backups: Your Custom-Fitted Parachute for Data Safety

Data backups are your custom-fitted parachute, ensuring you land safely, even when data mishaps threaten to send you into a freefall.

News
Net Friends Recognized in Channel Futures 2023 MSP 501 Global Ranking

The Channel Futures MSP 501 list ranks the top IT service providers annually by survey of client satisfaction, innovation, and growth.

Managed IT Services
Why Securing Your Endpoints Secures Your Business

Endpoint management can sometimes feel like maneuvering through a complex subway system, with the multitude of endpoints resembling bustling stations.

Business Strategy
Decoding the Four Chief Information Officer (CIO) Archetypes

Navigating the sometimes-seismic shifts in technology is no small feat, and that's why companies turn to a CIO to guide the way.

Managed IT Services
How An MSP Helps Businesses with Internet Connectivity

Your Managed Service Provider (MSP) can come to the rescue when there's an internet outage. Here's how!

Business Strategy
Boosting Business Success with a Virtual CIO (vCIO)

A full-time CIO comes with a high salary that is not practical for a small business. What can a business do to close the gap?

Managed IT Services
Signs of a Mature Managed Service Provider (MSP)

As your business evolves, it is important to find an IT provider who can partner with you to support your growth.

Life At Net Friends
Summer 2023 Playlist ft. Net Friends Staff Picks

Kick off the sun-soaking season with our annual summer playlist featuring tracks curated by Net Friends staff.

Business Strategy
How Neelesh Patel Became Partner at Net Friends

Net Friends CEO, John Snyder, shares from his perspective how Neelesh Patel came to be his business partner.

Managed IT Services
How to Outsource IT Needs & Keep Your In-House IT Team

Outsourced IT services allow SMBs to leverage the expertise and capacity of managed services providers to boost their productivity and profitability.

Technology
Net Friends Guide to Workspace Ergonomics for WFH

As the fully or partially remote work models proliferate, it has drawn attention to physical and mental health issues that employees should keep an eye on.

Technology
5 Earth Day IT Tips for Small Businesses

Discover IT pro-tips that help your small business improve its green IT practices.

Business Strategy
How We Deliver Value To Our Customers

Net Friends has made a commitment to our customers to deliver value through our IT Managed Services. Learn more about what that entails.

News
Net Friends Receives SOC 2 Type II Attestation for Fourth Consecutive Year

Net Friends, Inc. announces it has completed its fourth annual SOC 2 Type II audit, performed by KirkpatrickPrice.

Business Strategy
ChatGPT-4 and 4 Practical Business Uses in our MSP

Some words from Net Friends' CEO, John Snyder on ChatGPT-4 and practical uses in our MSP.

Business Strategy
Why You Need Technology Business Reviews

Technology Business Reviews play a powerful role in enabling decision-makers to limit unnecessary expenses and reallocate resources to promising IT initiatives.

News
Net Friends Expands NetCore Infrastructure Management Offerings for SMBs

NetCore for Servers allows SMBs to bring the core engines of their business to a high level of performance and availability. Learn more...

Cybersecurity
5 Tips to Improve Your Cybersecurity Culture

Empower your employees to contribute to a robust cybersecurity culture that promotes security awareness, compliance, and incident response.

Managed IT Services
Maximizing Your AWS Benefits with an MSP

Amazon Web Services (AWS) provides flexible cloud computing and storage to small businesses without the need for any expensive equipment.

Business Strategy
6 Most Common IT Concerns for Small Businesses

With restraints on resources and manpower, small businesses face higher stakes when seeking to make smart and informed IT investments.

Business Strategy
Why Businesses Are Switching from CapEx to OpEx for their IT Investments

Is it better to buy your IT assets outright or lease them? Let's examine capital expenses vs. operating expenses, and how OpEx can optimize your IT budget.

Cybersecurity
Net Friends Pro-Tips to Avoid Tax Phishing Scams

Approximately 56% of IT decision-makers indicate that targeted phishing attacks are their primary threat.

Business Strategy
Pro-Tips for the SMB's Digital Transformation Journey

Digital transformation is no longer exclusive to enterprise organizations seeking a competitive edge; SMBs are embracing it to improve core business functions.

Life At Net Friends
Our Net Friends Mentoring Program

It's National Mentoring Month and a great opportunity for us to talk about our Mentoring Program at Net Friends.

Life At Net Friends
MLK Jr. Day and Community Service at Net Friends

Net Friends is celebrating the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. this year by reflecting on his impact and serving with our community partners.

Business Strategy
3 Simple Productivity Tips from the Net Friends C-Suite

Discover the three core things that the Officers at Net Friends do that help us execute consistently and at our best.

Business Strategy
2023 Strategic Priorities with Net Friends CEO

"All in all, being the Best MSP in 2023 is already more achievable given the groundwork we’ve accomplished in 2022," John Snyder shares.

Business Strategy
2022 in Retrospect with Net Friends President

In 2022, Net Friends increased growth by a staggering 43%—an extraordinary feat that not only sets a new bar for Net Friends, but for all MSPs in our area.

Business Strategy
Adapting to the Dark Side of High Growth

"I discovered the hard way that there is such a thing as too much growth," John Snyder shares. Read more about how high growth impacted our business.

Business Strategy
ChatGPT and Our MSP

A new interactive artificial intelligence (AI) tool called ChatGPT captivated my team this week and this is how we're experimenting with it.

Business Strategy
Embracing A Schism to Clarify Our Mission

As Net Friends approached 10 years in business, the company became alarmingly fractious. However, the decisions we had to make led us straight into new growth.

Business Strategy
Our First “Near Death” Experience

As we celebrate 25 hard won years in business, I’d like to share some real-world crises that became crucial transitions into where we are today.

Life At Net Friends
Small Business Saturday 2022: Local Businesses We Love at Net Friends

Small businesses are the backbone to every local economy. That's why Small Business Saturday spotlights local establishments that keep communities thriving.

Business Strategy
5 Business Decisions to Make Before Your Azure Deployment

Creating a new Microsoft Azure deployment is a relatively straightforward process. However, a business needs to consider a few key decisions first.

Business Strategy
Why Small Businesses Choose Microsoft Azure

Microsoft Azure is an awesome platform for small businesses (SMBs) to build from. Unpack Azure with us in terms that any SMB owner can understand.

Life At Net Friends
Q&A with Net Friend Shawn on Veterans Day 2022

U.S. Navy veteran Shawn Pate shares how his service experience has shaped his career and values on leadership.

Business Strategy
6 Early Signs You Joined the Right Company

Let’s explore a few things you can look out for that indicate whether you made the right choice in joining a company.

Cybersecurity
Top 7 Questions to Ask a Cybersecurity Provider

Are you in the market for a new MSSP? Here are the top screening questions you need to ask when shopping for your next cybersecurity partner.

Life At Net Friends
Q&A with Kyle, SOC Operations Lead

Q&A with Kyle, SOC Operations lead

Cybersecurity
How We Developed Our Approach to Security

Our cybersecurity culture is deeply informed by our vision for Universal Safe Networks and our commitment to help businesses fortify their security.

Business Strategy
Not Just Luck - How to Land Your First Job Post Grad

Here, we'll discuss some best practices for landing a promising position as an early career job seeker.

Business Strategy
Why Your Business Needs A Microsoft Solutions Partner

Any business seeking a Managed Services Provider (MSP) can find it tricky to differentiate between the various companies that claim to provide IT services.

Cybersecurity
My First Cybersecurity Incident

You never forget your first cybersecurity incident. It was the summer of 2001, & I was working as a field tech, supporting several medical research departments.

Managed IT Services
Top 7 Signs You Deserve Better IT Support

How do you know when to cut ties with your IT provider? You watch for these warning signs that indicate low operational maturity.

Cybersecurity
Zero Cost Security Improvements to Protect Your Business

Nearly 1 out of 4 small businesses suffered at least one cyber attack last year. Discover cost free protections you can implement now to improve your security.

Business Strategy
Top 5 Future-Proof Business Skills to Cultivate

Let’s explore the top 5 skills that you’ll need to cultivate and maintain over the next 10 years.

Technology
Telecommuting Essentials

Take stock of your situation and confirm whether you have all the right tools in place to make you fully safe, productive, and inspired to work anywhere.

Business Strategy
How to Succeed at Work After Graduation: 6 Rookie-Friendly Tips

With these six suggestions at your fingertips, you'll stand out in the right ways and advance quickly in your profession.

Business Strategy
Top 7 Must-do's During a Job Interview – For Candidates

We've gathered some fundamental interviewing tips below to help you start your career on the right foot.

Cybersecurity
How to Determine if MAM or MDM is Best for Your Business

Securing mobile devices with MAM or MDM is so vital and too often overlooked. Whichever path your organization chooses, you are already ahead of the game!

Technology
How to Make Your WFH Machine Less Vulnerable to Kids and Life Events

As you work at home, you can protect your devices from children and life events by following these tips. 

Cybersecurity
What To Do If You're Denied Cybersecurity Insurance?

Explore the 5 common reasons why businesses are denied cybersecurity insurance and what you can do if you are facing one of these scenarios.

Business Strategy
Top 4 Tips to Prepare Your Technology for Hurricane Season

With an above-average hurricane season ahead of us this year, now is the time to prepare for any adverse weather that could impact your business.

Cybersecurity
How to Secure the Best Price for Cyber Insurance

Well-run businesses in high-risk industries have lots of sensitive records & are going to actively seek cybersecurity liability coverage to offset their risks.

Managed IT Services
Top 7 Signs That Your IT Isn't Working

The drive to be a dominant player in your market requires leveraging the latest tech innovations. Your IT should make you more competitive, not hold you back.

Business Strategy
‍How Anywhere Operations Improves Customer Experiences

Anywhere Operations yields many benefits for companies that adopt the model. Let’s explore how it also enhances customer experiences.

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