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|Comments Off on Windows 10: Why You Need Its Real-Time Protection Offering

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!

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

Microsoft’s EOL Products: Upgrade Options for SMBs

In less than a year, many SMBs are going to be asking themselves the following question: “Why did we wait so long to upgrade?” Of course, some SMB owners still aren’t aware what’s going to happen with the Microsoft products they’re using to operate their businesses. While many of these SMBs won’t see the true impact of not upgrading or migrating Microsoft products until breaches occur, there’s still enough time for SMBs to assess the systems they’re using to determine the best option. What EOL means for your organization Basically, [...]

By |2019-05-21T15:16:52+00:00February 15th, 2019|Blog, Windows EOS|Comments Off on Microsoft’s EOL Products: Upgrade Options for SMBs

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

Are You Ready for Microsoft Products Reaching EOS in 2020?

Are You Ready for Microsoft Products Reaching EOS in 2020? As 2018 comes to an end, there are several Microsoft products you should consider upgrading to avoid support gaps in 2020, including Windows Server 2008, Windows SBS 2011, SQL Server 2008, Exchange 2010 and Windows 7. Simply put, Microsoft will stop sending security updates for these products after January 14, 2020. In other words, if you’re still using these products after their end of support date, your data will no longer be protected from new threats. With data breaches on [...]

By |2019-05-21T15:17:17+00:00December 12th, 2018|Blog, Windows EOS|Comments Off on Are You Ready for Microsoft Products Reaching EOS in 2020?