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 |2019-03-28T15:41:53+00:00March 28th, 2019|Blog|0 Comments

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

Ransomware: What SMBs Need to Know

Even though ransomware has been top of mind for cybersecurity experts for many years, SMBs are still trying to grasp the threat. While some reports are claiming a decline in ransomware attacks, cybersecurity experts aren’t writing off the security threat, and neither should small business owners. So what is ransomware? You’ve probably heard or read the term “ransomware” in the last year or so. Maybe you’re somewhat familiar with it but not 100 percent sure how it can impact you or your business. If you don’t fully understand how this malicious [...]

By |2019-03-26T19:47:45+00:00March 11th, 2019|Blog|Comments Off on Ransomware: What SMBs Need to Know

Is Cloud the Right Fit for ERP Data?

Migrating ERP applications to the cloud is no easy feat, especially when much of the data is deemed business critical. While many businesses still have on-premise ERPs, many executives are now considering what the cloud has to offer, but despite improvements, migration challenges remain. Are organizations migrating ERP data to the cloud? Even though challenges lie ahead, nearly 70 percent of businesses are migrating data for ERP applications to the cloud, according to a recent study, titled “The Impact of Cloud on ERP,” by Cloud Security Alliance (CSA). From various industries — [...]

By |2019-03-11T14:33:49+00:00February 26th, 2019|Blog|Comments Off on Is Cloud the Right Fit for ERP Data?

What Manufacturers Should Know About IoT

Consumers aren’t the only ones benefiting from the internet of things (IoT). Manufacturers are also reaping the rewards of leveraging the industrial internet of things (IIoT) to increase energy efficiency and improve productivity in their factories, and more. For some manufacturers, IoTT is a foreign abbreviation, but there’s time to learn.   What is IIoT? The IoT is a concept many users are familiar with. Even if they don’t understand the granular details, users, at the very least, grasp the basics of how the IoT impacts their daily lives, and [...]

By |2019-02-05T19:13:58+00:00February 5th, 2019|Blog|Comments Off on What Manufacturers Should Know About IoT

What Microsoft’s EOS Means for Line of Business Apps

With Microsoft ending support to several of its products in January 2020, many businesses are left scrambling for solutions. While many of the technology giant’s products reaching the end of support (EOS) next year are operating systems (OSs), other applications, essential pieces of software, are vulnerable, too, if they’re not appropriately evaluated. Called line-of-business applications (LOBs), these programs need to be updated if the OSs they’re operating on is either upgraded or migrated to the cloud. What you should know about LOB applications Basically, any program essential to the running [...]

By |2019-02-05T19:10:16+00:00January 24th, 2019|Blog|Comments Off on What Microsoft’s EOS Means for Line of Business Apps

Going Into 2019: What to Know About Cloud Security

No doubt about it: The interest in cloud computing is continuing to grow. As the market expands, IT professionals across the board are working day and night to minimize potential security threats associated with the technology. Going into the new year, there are a few points SMBs should consider before partnering with IT professionals on the cloud. Many are concerned with cloud security, including IT professionals A Kaspersky Lab report in October 2018 revealed what chief information security officers (CISOs) consider to be today’s top IT security risks: Cloud computing and uncontrolled [...]

By |2019-02-05T19:11:23+00:00January 5th, 2019|Blog|Comments Off on Going Into 2019: What to Know About Cloud Security

Who’s watching your network Part 3 – Data Backup & Business Continuity

While you were enjoying summer break, who was watching your network? Just because you’re on vacation, doesn’t mean you’re free from security breaches, system errors, and more. Read our six-part series to learn how you can ensure your data is safe while you and your employees take time off from your business. Does your business have proper data backup policies in place? Infrequent tape backups and other traditional methods are no longer secure enough to keep your system protected. Secure copies of your important business data act as your last [...]

By |2018-09-19T18:30:02+00:00September 5th, 2018|Blog|Comments Off on Who’s watching your network Part 3 – Data Backup & Business Continuity

Webinar: Protecting Your Data in a Ransomware Filled World!

Join us on May 24th from 11 AM - 12 PM with continuity experts from Datto to learn about threats that face us for continuity in our everyday business. In this webinar, we will discuss the following: 1. Traditional Backup vs. Business Continuity: How the cyber criminals are attacking antiquated backup solutions 2. Definition of ransomware & its history 3. How Ransomware infects small business and non-profits around the globe 4. Top statistics around the world from 2017 5. Examples of the true cost of downtime 6. How [...]

By |2018-05-22T17:04:04+00:00May 22nd, 2018|News and Events|Comments Off on Webinar: Protecting Your Data in a Ransomware Filled World!