Net Friends CEO, John Snyder, shares from his perspective how Neelesh Patel came to be his business partner.
Outsourced IT services allow SMBs to leverage the expertise and capacity of managed services providers to boost their productivity and profitability.
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.
Discover IT pro-tips that help your small business improve its green IT practices.
Net Friends has made a commitment to our customers to deliver value through our IT Managed Services. Learn more about what that entails.
Net Friends, Inc. announces it has completed its fourth annual SOC 2 Type II audit, performed by KirkpatrickPrice.
Some words from Net Friends' CEO, John Snyder on ChatGPT-4 and practical uses in our MSP.
Technology Business Reviews play a powerful role in enabling decision-makers to limit unnecessary expenses and reallocate resources to promising IT initiatives.
NetCore for Servers allows SMBs to bring the core engines of their business to a high level of performance and availability. Learn more...
Empower your employees to contribute to a robust cybersecurity culture that promotes security awareness, compliance, and incident response.
Amazon Web Services (AWS) provides flexible cloud computing and storage to small businesses without the need for any expensive equipment.
With restraints on resources and manpower, small businesses face higher stakes when seeking to make smart and informed 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.
Approximately 56% of IT decision-makers indicate that targeted phishing attacks are their primary threat.
Digital transformation is no longer exclusive to enterprise organizations seeking a competitive edge; SMBs are embracing it to improve core business functions.
It's National Mentoring Month and a great opportunity for us to talk about our Mentoring Program 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.
Discover the three core things that the Officers at Net Friends do that help us execute consistently and at our best.
"All in all, being the Best MSP in 2023 is already more achievable given the groundwork we’ve accomplished in 2022," John Snyder shares.
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.
"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.
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.
A new interactive artificial intelligence (AI) tool called ChatGPT captivated my team this week and this is how we're experimenting with it.
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.
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.
Small businesses are the backbone to every local economy. That's why Small Business Saturday spotlights local establishments that keep communities thriving.
Creating a new Microsoft Azure deployment is a relatively straightforward process. However, a business needs to consider a few key decisions first.
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.
U.S. Navy veteran Shawn Pate shares how his service experience has shaped his career and values on leadership.
Our greater reliance on IT increases security risks. Discover how partnering with a SOC 2 compliant Managed Services Provider (MSP) boosts your cybersecurity.
Let’s explore a few things you can look out for that indicate whether you made the right choice in joining a company.
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.
Q&A with Kyle, SOC Operations lead
Our cybersecurity culture is deeply informed by our vision for Universal Safe Networks and our commitment to help businesses fortify their security.
Here, we'll discuss some best practices for landing a promising position as an early career job seeker.
Any business seeking a Managed Services Provider (MSP) can find it tricky to differentiate between the various companies that claim to provide IT services.
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.
How do you know when to cut ties with your IT provider? You watch for these warning signs that indicate low operational maturity.
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.
Let’s explore the top 5 skills that you’ll need to cultivate and maintain over the next 10 years.
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.
With these six suggestions at your fingertips, you'll stand out in the right ways and advance quickly in your profession.
We've gathered some fundamental interviewing tips below to help you start your career on the right foot.
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!
As you work at home, you can protect your devices from children and life events by following these tips.
Explore the 5 common reasons why businesses are denied cybersecurity insurance and what you can do if you are facing one of these scenarios.
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.
As exciting as it is to have the luxury of working in a new destination, it is important to know how to remain secure while working in VRBO.
Well-run businesses in high-risk industries have lots of sensitive records & are going to actively seek cybersecurity liability coverage to offset their risks.
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.
Anywhere Operations yields many benefits for companies that adopt the model. Let’s explore how it also enhances customer experiences.
Hiring a Managed Services Provider (MSP) is a significant decision. Most businesses take one of three approaches, yet overlook a few key consideration factors.
While cybersecurity insurance helps alleviate the financial risks and burden of doing business online, there are liability limitations to this type of policy.
Cybersecurity insurance is a contract that the policyholder purchases to help reduce the financial risks of doing business online. Learn about cyber liability.
Patch management is crucial to ensure business continuity. Learn more about how software patching can safeguard your organization.
Anywhere Operations is the new preferred work model. Let’s explore how zero-touch provisioning (ZTP) facilitates quick, easy, and safe remote work processes.
Companies are switching their mode of IT investments from CapEx to OpEx. Discover how to adjust your IT budget to support the switch to OpEx.
Anywhere Operations requires significant IT investments. Explore why businesses prefer Operating Expenses (OpEx) for powering Anywhere Operations.
Small businesses need to keep up with digital transformation to thrive. Let’s discuss four critical IT projects that can boost your success.
Remote workforces are using more and more apps to complete tasks and remain productive during the workday. Single-Sign-On (SSO) helps secure network access.
Get your day started with this set of staff picks, compiled by your Net Friends.
With a greater reliance on Anywhere Operations and remote work, businesses today require more cybersecurity measures, including multi-factor authentication.
Remote and hybrid work models are here to stay. Discover how Anywhere Operations can enhance your business continuity plan for sustainable growth.
A business continuity plan is crucial for your company’s risk mitigation strategies. Let’s consider the top benefits of this risk management tool.
Business owners work on-the-go, so mobile security is paramount. Let’s consider the best practices to ensure your company and user data protection.
Learn more about NetForce Architect, our solution for IT projects that assist in cloud transitions and modernizing your operations to improve business.
Every SMB needs to innovate to thrive in the marketplace. Technology buzzwords also hold value in helping SMBs position for greater competitiveness.
Greater IT reliance will increase cybersecurity risks. Learn why you need a SOC 2 compliant managed services provider to boost cybersecurity.
As of April 2022, all eight individuals on Net Friends’ Leadership Team achieved their certification in IT Service Management (ITIL).
World Password Day is a global reminder to secure your credentials with complex and unique passwords to prevent data loss and identity theft.
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.
As more companies adopt cloud applications, there is a need for greater cloud security. Discover how a CASB can help with your IT security policies.
Green IT helps businesses save on costs while preserving the environment. Let’s consider a few sustainable IT projects that companies can implement.
Anywhere Operations is the new frontier for work. Let’s discuss the top employee onboarding training tips to maximize performance and growth.
John Snyder, CEO of Net Friends, Inc., has been appointed to the Information Technology Advisory Committee at Durham Technical Community College.
Choosing to go the outsourced IT staffing route eases the burden on your current IT department.
In 2021, it was reported that 1 in 4 employees still had access to company files of a previous employer. Discover our IT pro-tips for employee offboarding.
"Diversity in leadership is vital – it helps to prevent a business from becoming stagnant from groupthink, thus leading to greater innovation," Holly shares.
By 2023, approximately 40% of organizations are predicted to transition towards Anywhere Operations.
"I grew up with this band of incredibly intelligent and insanely resilient women in STEM fields mentoring me," Christine shares. See Christine's full interview.
An important announcement from Net Friends to all customers who have an APC uninterruptible power supply supporting their network equipment.
“By engaging in the SOC 2 Type II audit every year, we are motivated by transparency and accountability,” said John Snyder, CEO of Net Friends.
"Growing up, my dad was always into new tech, and that rubbed off on me," Chelsea shares. Discover more about her journey in our "Women at Net Friends" series!
Anywhere Operations and the hybrid work model are the new normal. Let’s explore the top five management strategies for today's hybrid workplace.
The new normal requires adopting an Anywhere Operations model. Let’s explore the top budget areas that will help your company work from anywhere.
Optimizing the Anywhere Operations model in your organization will yield several benefits, yet there are some common pitfalls to avoid. Let’s explore them!
While most industries appear to have adjusted to the work-from-anywhere model, we should consider several challenges that may arise in this mass shift.
Anywhere Operations represent the new normal for business operations. Let’s explore the top five critical policies necessary for its adoption.
Anywhere Operations has emerged as a leading work model. Discover the key questions to ask your stakeholders before you adopt it.
"In 1999, I was a new tech at Net Friends, enjoying my time supporting dozens of research departments at Duke University."
The advantages of Anywhere Operations not only create a compelling business case for enhancing your company’s performance, but they can help you make an impact.
While "Work from Anywhere" is a common term, let's explore the future of "Anywhere Operations" and its implications for small businesses.
Our four core recommendations to ensure your VPN solution is optimized for Anywhere Operations to support your distributed workforce.
Currently, Net Friends does not recommend Microsoft’s Universal Print services to small businesses. Here are the core reasons why.
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.
Social engineering lies at the root of roughly 98% of IT security attacks. Discover how to identify the most common tactics.
Two recent Microsoft licensing developments will impact how businesses obtain their subscriptions. Here is how we're navigating it on behalf of our customers.
NSBA’s Leadership Council to Advise Policymakers in Washington DC on Interests of Small Businesses
Security Awareness Training is essential to improving your cybersecurity culture. These are the core topics your company's training program should cover.
Many security compliance standards mandate regular security training. Explore how compliance requirements can boost your business longevity.
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