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Windows 10: Why You Need Its Real-Time Protection Offering

Increasing concerns over cyber threats have forced software companies, including Microsoft, to take more of a security-centric approach to their solutions, but if their customers don’t act, especially when the proper safeguards are no longer in place, the results could prove to be disastrous. While Windows 10 is known to be more secure than previous versions of Windows, some businesses haven’t taken the leap, leaving themselves vulnerable to cyber attacks. How important is it to properly secure your networks? If you’ve been watching the news, you’re aware that nobody is [...]

By |2019-07-09T20:55:17+00:00July 5th, 2019|Blog|0 Comments

Migrating Workloads to Azure: What to Know

No matter the industry you’re in — whether it be law, manufacturing or accounting — you’re going to eventually realize why storing workloads on-premises is no longer a viable option for your business. Over the years, lawyers, for example, have slowly accepted cloud usage at their firms. Despite security and confidentiality concerns, nearly 54% of attorneys are now using cloud-based services, an increase of four percent over the previous year, according the ABA’s 2018 Cloud Computing Survey. Most accountants are seeing the benefits of cloud computing, specifically regarding cloud-based accounting [...]

By |2019-07-09T20:55:56+00:00June 26th, 2019|Blog|0 Comments

How IoT Increases Agricultural Productivity, Simplifies Precision Farming

Most people have heard about the IoT concept, but they don’t understand how it applies to their lives or the industries their businesses operate in on a daily basis. In agriculture, IoT is changing the way farmers are cultivating crops on their lands. Now, instead of entirely relying on manual efforts, farmers are automating many critical agricultural practices to gather real-time data on their fields. Agriculturists then use the acquired insights to increase profits by determining the best soil or plant treatment strategies for their crops. Smart agricultural technologies — [...]

By |2019-07-09T20:57:02+00:00June 21st, 2019|Blog|0 Comments

Stop What You’re Doing and Modernize Your SQL Server 2008 Products Now

There’s been a lot of discussion around how businesses can prepare for end of support (EOS) for Microsoft products. Much of what’s been covered has tackled products with EOS dates in 2020, but there are products with EOS dates in 2019 — and SQL Server 2008 and 2008 R2 are on the list. Usually, it’s best to create a detailed action plan before upgrading or migrating your software, but the clock is ticking, and with EOS for Server 2008 and 2008 R2 around the corner, you’re going to have to [...]

By |2019-07-09T20:58:16+00:00June 7th, 2019|Blog, Windows EOS|Comments Off on Stop What You’re Doing and Modernize Your SQL Server 2008 Products Now

Still Running Windows Server 2008 or Server 2008 R2? Time’s Almost Up!

If your servers are still running Windows Server 2008 or Server 2008 R2, time isn’t on your side. After extended support for a product ends, Microsoft stops sending out regular security updates for it. If you continue to use the product after its end of support (EOS) date, you increase the likelihood of malware infecting your systems. Before Microsoft ends support for Windows Server 2008 and Server 2008 R2, begin planning your next move. What does support ending for Windows Server 2008 and 2008 R2 mean for your business? Microsoft [...]

By |2019-06-10T18:46:50+00:00May 18th, 2019|Blog, Windows EOS|Comments Off on Still Running Windows Server 2008 or Server 2008 R2? Time’s Almost Up!

Using Exchange 2010? Read This

If your business is still using Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 for email, it’s time to reconsider your options (before it’s too late, and your business suffers). Microsoft is ending support for Exchange 2010 next year, and if you wait too long to decide on migration options, more than likely, you’ll open up your organization to unwanted malicious attacks from cybercriminals looking to exploit. The good news is there are options for businesses preparing for Exchange 2010 End of Service (EOS). What does EOS for Exchange 2010 Mean? Microsoft is ending [...]

By |2019-06-10T18:46:58+00:00May 10th, 2019|Blog, Windows EOS|Comments Off on Using Exchange 2010? Read This

So You’ve Finally Decided It’s Time For An ERP Solution

Maybe you’re reading this because you’ve finally decided it’s time to purchase an ERP solution for your business, but you’re not quite sure what to look for. If that’s the case, you’re in the right spot. Remember: ERP software connects every aspect of your business, including accounting, marketing, sales, HR, CRM and inventory. The ERP solution you choose should make it easier for your employees to collect and organize business data. Therefore, finding the right ERP solution for your business is key to ensuring your teams are managing day-to-day operations [...]

By |2019-04-26T17:54:20+00:00April 26th, 2019|Blog|Comments Off on So You’ve Finally Decided It’s Time For An ERP Solution

What Do You Know About Business Intelligence?

If you don’t know much about business intelligence (BI), that’s okay. What’s important is you’re open to learning how BI can help grow your business, which means you’re more than likely ahead of your peers. Honestly, BI isn’t a difficult concept to understand. Simply, think about it this way: BI solutions assist businesses with analyzing business data — that’s as much as you need to know. Businesses are always gathering data, but they’re not always processing it, which, in the grand scheme of things, isn’t good for businesses looking to [...]

By |2019-04-26T17:51:37+00:00April 14th, 2019|Blog|Comments Off on What Do You Know About Business Intelligence?

Still Running Windows 7? It’s Time To Upgrade

If you still haven’t upgraded from Windows 7 to Windows 10, you’re not alone, but just because you’re in the company of others, doesn’t mean you should continue pushing off upgrading desktop computers at your business locations. Even though routine maintenance is essential to protecting data from an evolving threat landscape, many businesses aren’t updating software, which has become apparent by the speed at which cyber attacks are spreading from user to user. To reverse this worldwide trend of neglecting software, businesses should look no further than the operating systems running their desktops. [...]

By |2019-05-21T15:16:32+00:00March 28th, 2019|Blog, Windows EOS|Comments Off on Still Running Windows 7? It’s Time To Upgrade

Nearly 70% of Enterprises Are Operating With Understaffed Cybersecurity Teams

Even though cybercrime is a top concern for many executives and the cybersecurity field is maturing, businesses are struggling to fully staff cybersecurity teams for several reasons, including the short supply of qualified cybersecurity professionals, employee retention issues, a decline in gender diversity programs and the slowing of cybersecurity budget increases. Nearly 70 percent of enterprises (businesses with at least 1,500 employees) are operating with understaffed cybersecurity teams, according to a recently released report by Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA), which surveyed nearly 1,580 individuals in numerous sectors — including technology [...]

By |2019-03-28T15:41:44+00:00March 18th, 2019|Blog|Comments Off on Nearly 70% of Enterprises Are Operating With Understaffed Cybersecurity Teams