Study: Cybersecurity Continues to Be Top Concern Among SMBs

Cybersecurity continues to be the top concern of IT professionals in Small and Midsize Businesses (SMBs). Even though SMBs are aware of this concern, they’re struggling with many of the same challenges IT firms are combatting daily. A major struggle includes the cybersecurity workforce gap. To get around this, SMBs are looking elsewhere for help. A report, titled “The 2019 Kaseya State of IT Operations Report for Small and Midsize Businesses,” paints a bleak picture of the ever-expanding cybersecurity threat landscape for SMBs. Regarding security, Kaseya’s report highlighted three key [...]

By |2019-11-08T21:35:06+00:00November 8th, 2019|Blog|0 Comments

Is Microsoft Teams Right for Your Business?

There are plenty of project collaboration software tools in today’s market — some better than others. One of the more popular ones among SMBs is Microsoft Teams, an option in Office 365, a productivity suite many SMBs are using. Before selecting Teams as your collaboration software, get to know the solution first, and if it sounds good to you, we can help you with deploying Teams throughout your organization. What’s Microsoft Teams? If Teams hasn’t been on your radar, there's probably a good reason for it. Maybe you’ve never come [...]

By |2019-10-31T10:54:11+00:00October 18th, 2019|Blog|0 Comments

Cybercriminals Exploit Human Instincts

Rather than targeting systems and infrastructures, cybercriminals are focusing most of their efforts on exploiting human instincts. More than 99 percent of cybercriminals rely on human interaction to install malware, initiate fraudulent transactions, steal data, and more, according to a recently released study by Proofpoint. To conduct the study, the enterprise security company gathered data from across its customer base and analyzed billions of messages per day on hundreds of millions of domains. Here’s what the study’s researcher highlighted in the report, titled “Human Factor Report 2019”: People remain the [...]

By |2019-10-31T10:54:15+00:00October 4th, 2019|Blog|Comments Off on Cybercriminals Exploit Human Instincts

Are You Ready for Microsoft’s Upcoming EOS Deadline?

Several Microsoft products are reaching the end of support (EOS) in January 2020. Not all business owners understand what this means, even though we've been educating our community on the topic throughout the year. If this sounds like you, there are a few things you should know. What does Microsoft’s EOS mean? If you’re not familiar with what Microsoft’s EOS deadlines mean, you may not be the only one. If you’re not staying up to date with what’s going on in the technology space like we are daily, you could [...]

By |2019-10-31T10:54:18+00:00September 20th, 2019|Blog|Comments Off on Are You Ready for Microsoft’s Upcoming EOS Deadline?

Is Microsoft ‘Nagging’ You About Upgrading to Windows 10?

Microsoft in April began pushing out notifications about the significance of upgrading to Windows 10, basically reminding users of Windows 7’s end of support (EOS) date — less than a year away. While the tech giant’s intentions are good, many users feel as though they’re being “nagged,” but are they? The popups should only appear a “handful of times” throughout the year, and if they become intrusive to Windows 7 users, there’s a “do not remind me again” option available. The purpose of these messages is to remind — and [...]

By |2019-10-31T10:54:27+00:00August 16th, 2019|Blog|Comments Off on Is Microsoft ‘Nagging’ You About Upgrading to Windows 10?

Do CEOs Prioritize Cybersecurity Higher Than Physical Security?

Cybersecurity breaches are so commonplace in today’s IT world.  Chief Executive Officers (CEOs) and other C-level executives are paying more attention. They are strategizing within their organizations on how to handle potential cyber threats. After considering their findings, many high-ranking executives have decided to change their security initiatives, prioritizing cybersecurity over physical security, but that’s not all. A new report titled, “Cyber and Physical Security: Perspectives from the C-Suite,” has revealed how high-level executives are approaching security measures for their businesses. This report was conducted by the Center for Cyber [...]

By |2019-10-31T10:54:31+00:00August 2nd, 2019|Blog|Comments Off on Do CEOs Prioritize Cybersecurity Higher Than Physical Security?

Human Error’s Role in Cybersecurity

If you’re more worried about the outside intruder you don’t know than the employee in the cubicle across from your office, you may want to reconsider your company’s approach to cybersecurity. Believe it or not: C-suite executives and policy makers rank “human error” as the number one cybersecurity risk their organizations are currently facing, according to Oracle’s spring 2019 report on security in the age of AI. Actors with access to your organization’s network —  insiders — are typically the ones inadvertently introducing this risk to your systems. There are [...]

By |2019-10-31T10:54:34+00:00July 19th, 2019|Blog|Comments Off on Human Error’s Role in Cybersecurity

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 |2019-10-31T10:54:36+00:00July 5th, 2019|Blog|Comments Off on Windows 10: Why You Need Its Real-Time Protection Offering

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 |2019-10-31T10:54:38+00:00June 26th, 2019|Blog|Comments Off on Migrating Workloads to Azure: What to Know

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 |2019-10-31T10:54:40+00:00June 21st, 2019|Blog|Comments Off on How IoT Increases Agricultural Productivity, Simplifies Precision Farming