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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How Does Ransomware Work and How Can You Best Prepare for an Attack?

By Jason Pinardi | October 5, 2017

It’s hard to read the news nowadays without seeing some organization falling victim to a ransomware attack.

How does ransomware work? To put it simply: Ransomware is a form of cyber extortion. When a computer is infected, all of the files on the computer are encrypted. Instructions for how to pay the ransom, and the amount to pay, are displayed on the screen. When the victim pays up, they receive a decryption key that will unlock the files so they can access them once again.

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5 Creative Ways to Address Gaps in IT Resources and Talent

By Jason Pinardi | September 28, 2017

In a recent Indeed survey of more than 1,000 hiring managers and recruiters, more than half (53 percent) of respondents have hired tech talent despite candidates not meeting the job description requirements. That may be a good thing for businesses in need of IT resources to fill gaps in their talent pool. While that alludes to the fact that businesses are working hard to meet their needs for IT talent in what must be creative ways, here are five of those ways that businesses can employ to fill the gaps in IT resources and talent.

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Crowdstrike Security Services: Malware and Ransomware Protection

By Steven Baker | September 26, 2017

Today, organizations are faced with the unique challenge of protecting critical assets and data from a more diverse and broad set of threats than ever before. Advanced malware and ransomware targeting the endpoint continues to evolve and morph at an incredibly fast rate.

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4 Critical AWS Cost Optimization Tactics

By Ryan Visconti | September 21, 2017

Organizations often turn to cloud solutions because of the flexibility that “as a service” offerings provide. If you need more computing power, storage space, bandwidth, licenses, etc., those resources are rapidly at your disposal. There is no need to buy new hardware, install software, or upgrade your infrastructure to handle it, because your cloud service provider has it ready for you to meet any growth. Unfortunately, when these resources are so easy and quick to spin up, costs start to rise proportionately.

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[SlideShare] Choosing the Correct Cloud Provider

By Steve Brown | September 19, 2017

By far, the largest benefit of cloud computing is its scalability: You use resources as you need them. In high-usage situations, your cloud environment will stretch to meet these demands. In low-usage situations, fewer resources are consumed.

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Moving Offices? 5 Reasons a WiFi Site Survey Is Essential

By Drew Koellmer | September 14, 2017

Moving a business’s offices is a complex task with a lot of moving parts that requires meticulous planning to ensure that operational impact is minimized. One of the key elements to keeping those operations and business processes moving is the wireless network.

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3 Ways A WiFi Site Survey Benefits Your Business

By Steve Brown | September 7, 2017

Today, wireless rules the business world, from the corporation to the retail environment. That becomes clear with the 2017 Cisco Visual Networking Index that states that traffic from wireless and mobile devices will account for more than 63 percent of total IP traffic by 2021.That's both good and bad news for the businesses in the process of building, expanding, or upgrading their WiFi networks due to a host of factors. In order to avoid the negatives such as coverage, security, and excessive cost risks that can negatively impact the business, it’s imperative to start the process with a WiFi site survey.

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