How Managed Backup Services Can Prevent IT Downtime

By Marc Saetta | December 14, 2017

Everyone, by now, knows that backing up important files is one of the most important steps to take to reduce IT downtime.

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5 Types of IT Security Threats Facing Businesses

By Steven Baker | December 7, 2017

According to the Verizon 2017 Data Breach Investigations Report, 51 percent of breaches included some form of malware. While malware in all of its forms is a pervasive threat, what most businesses should be focusing on is that there are numerous cyber threats that they need to guard against.

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Data Center vs. Cloud: 4 Security Myths

By Scott Whittier | November 30, 2017

Ever since “the cloud” and “as a service” became popular buzzwords in IT, there have been myths about them, particularly when it comes to security.

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5 Risks of Legacy Technology

By David Pearce | November 16, 2017

According to the recent Riverbed Technology survey of 1,000 IT leaders from across the world, 97 percent say legacy technology is holding them back. Even in the digital business era, legacy applications are a reality for most organizations from small and medium-sized businesses to enterprises. The reality is that those businesses that have not reached the tipping point where they can take advantage of the latest technologies are facing numerous risks every day. Here are just five of the most prevalent risks that dated technology can bring to businesses.

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Why Should Your Organization Choose Hybrid Cloud Computing?

By J. Bendonis | November 9, 2017

Gartner, Inc. predicts that, by 2020, 90 percent of organizations will adopt hybrid infrastructure management. That isn’t a surprising prediction; a hybrid environment can optimize systems based on their unique requirements, which accelerates the delivery of services and applications.

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5 Ways to Overcome IT Security Threats

By Jason Pinardi | November 2, 2017

Cybersecurity has become a frequently used term in business these days.

Whether you hear it in the news or in a meeting, most people are aware that businesses everywhere, and every size, are being targeted by cyber criminals. Just recently companies such as Equifax, Netflix, Sonic, and Yahoo! found their names in the headlines as the latest victims. However, the smaller companies that are also victims hardly get a mention even though they account for 43 percent of all incidents, which cost them an average of $879,582 in damages.  

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Expert Tips for Creating an Office 365 Migration Strategy

By Steve Brown | October 26, 2017

Migration projects are often overwhelming to a business that has made the decision to move from one platform to another. Migrating to Office 365 is no different, even if your organization is already in the Microsoft ecosystem.

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5 Signs It’s Time to Virtualize Your Legacy Technology

By Jason Pinardi | October 19, 2017

Although we’ve discussed the costs of legacy technology to a business in past blog posts, it’s often only truly apparent that it’s become a major challenge for the business when seen in its totality of incidents. By taking stock of the challenges that your business faces daily, weekly, and monthly in ways that have both short-term and long-term negative consequences, it becomes easier to make decisions about the right time to move to virtualization. In that vein, here are five signs it’s time to virtualize your legacy technology.

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Preventing Malware: WSUS vs. SCCM

By Scott Whittier | October 12, 2017

The Microsoft Windows Security Blog recently made it clear that WannaCrypt ransomware was leaving systems vulnerable to infiltration because of poor patch management. Despite this often-repeated truth, far too many organizations are still leaving vulnerabilities that fall short of preventing malware.

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How to protect your company from an Equifax type security breach

By Steven Baker | October 11, 2017

Last week, the former CEO of Equifax testified in front of the house energy and commerce committee regarding the massive data breach that his company fell victim to earlier this year. This breach caused the exposure of approximately 143 million U.S. consumers personal and financial information.

In his testimony, Richard Smith explained that the breach was caused by the failure of a single individual to properly communicate and act on a patch to a critical vulnerability.

“Both the human deployment of the patch and the scanning deployment did not work,” Smith told Congress. “The protocol was followed.”

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