Fall for a Phishing Scam? Here’s What to Do

While there are too many types of cyberattacks for business owners to stay on top of throughout their daily lives, they’ve more than likely come across phishing scams in their inboxes at some point or another. Phishing scams are designed to steal information or install malware on devices or desktop PCs. Scammers can be very clever with their phishing techniques. Sometimes, even the best of us fall victim to these attacks. When we do, these scams can deliver significant damage to our businesses. The bad news is phishing attacks aren’t [...]

By |2019-12-06T17:50:24+00:00December 6th, 2019|Blog|Comments Off on Fall for a Phishing Scam? Here’s What to Do

Using the Tax Code’s Section 179 Deduction for Microsoft EOS Upgrades

As one of Microsoft’s end of support (EOS) deadlines approaches, many IT providers are reaching out to their clients to inform them of what to do from now until January 2020. Many clients are protesting system changes, concerned primarily with costs — but what if they didn’t need to be? What many businesses don’t know is that a tax deduction can offset some of these upgrades. Microsoft’s EOS deadlines: What you need to know While many IT professionals are aware of Microsoft’s EOS deadlines, you may not be. Maybe you’re [...]

By |2019-11-22T17:30:14+00:00November 22nd, 2019|Blog|0 Comments

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|Comments Off on Study: Cybersecurity Continues to Be Top Concern Among SMBs

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|Comments Off on Is Microsoft Teams Right for Your Business?

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

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 |2019-10-31T10:54:49+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 |2019-10-31T10:54:51+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 |2019-10-31T10:54:53+00:00March 28th, 2019|Blog, Windows EOS|Comments Off on Still Running Windows 7? It’s Time To Upgrade

Core Vision IT Solutions named to Milwaukee’s Best and Brightest Companies to Work For ® for a 4th Consecutive Year

Companies that excel at employee relations,  use innovation  to motivate employees, implement creative compensation programs  and more  will  be recognized  by the National Association for Business Resources (NABR) at Milwaukee’s Best  and Brightest  Companies  to Work For®  symposium  and awards gala  on Friday,  March 8, 2019 at The  Wisconsin  Club  in   Milwaukee. This year’s winners practice innovative strategies and represent best practices in industries as diverse as information technology, financial services, manufacturing and food, and beverage. “Core Vision is honored to be recognized for a 4th consecutive year,” said Jeff [...]

By |2019-10-31T10:54:57+00:00March 26th, 2019|News and Events|Comments Off on Core Vision IT Solutions named to Milwaukee’s Best and Brightest Companies to Work For ® for a 4th Consecutive Year

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 |2019-10-31T10:54:58+00:00March 18th, 2019|Blog|Comments Off on Nearly 70% of Enterprises Are Operating With Understaffed Cybersecurity Teams