Recent Posts by Steve Brown

Stephen Brown is one of the founding partners of Rutter and has been with the company since its inception. His responsibilities include lead technical consulting to customers in the areas of design, installation and support of Perimeter Security systems, Infrastructure Hardware, Intrusion Detection Systems and VPN's. Steve's primary responsibilities also involve the day to day operations of the company including corporate finances. He has been in the consulting/IT industry since 1990 and maintains multiple technology certifications. He holds a BS in Electrical Engineering from University of Massachusetts - Lowell.
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5 Benefits to Using a Cloud Storage Services

More organizations are realizing the benefits of using cloud storage services for their data. The embrace of cloud storage for data is so dramatic that in the most recent Cisco Global Cloud Index, it was predicted that by 2021, cloud data centers will process 94 percent of all workloads.

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Reducing Management Overhead with a Managed Services Provider

In the past, a small or midsize business (SMB) typically relied on a small IT staff to handle all of their company’s technology needs. This team, sometimes comprised of only one person, would manage servers, install software, manage desktops, handle security, ensure peripherals were all working, and make sure that any other technology was working properly.

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3 Ways Boston Small Business Benefits from a Network Security Plan

There was a time when it took small businesses a great deal of convincing that they needed to take network security seriously. Today, thinking about security is critical for all Boston businesses, regardless of size. The data behind this speaks for itself—Small Business Trends reports that:

  • 43 percent of all cyberattacks target small businesses.
  • 60 percent of companies go out of business six months after a successful attack.
  • 48 percent of data breaches occur as the result of malicious intent; the remainder is due to human error or system failure. 
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Is AWS Right for My Small or Midsize Business?

According to TechGenix, it is estimated that 78 percent of all small businesses will adopt cloud technologies by the year 2020. This estimation makes sense when you consider the cost savings that small- and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) find after they move to the cloud. As the popularity of cloud computing with SMBs grows, so does the interest in Amazon Web Services (AWS) as a cloud provider. This is expected as AWS remains the dominant force in the market, even when compared to heavyweights like Microsoft and Google.

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5 Key Advantages Networking Security Can Bring to Your Boston Business

When the global average cost of a data breach is $3.86 million dollars, you can be assured that businesses take notice. This number alone should be enough to convince anyone to take networking security seriously. However, cost savings and an untarnished reputation aren’t the only advantages that networking security brings to your business.

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Tips for Setting up Your AWS Security

There was a time when both business leaders and IT leaders avoided the cloud, citing security as one of their top reasons to keep data, applications, and infrastructure out of the cloud and on-premises. Although this line of thinking was relatively recent, it is a myth that has since been dispelled. Cloud providers such as Amazon bring highly talented, security-focused people to their teams to help businesses better secure things on their side. 

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Network Reliability Issues in Boston? These IT Services Can Help

Any project your IT staff implements, whether it involves computer networks, cloud services, or mobile capabilities, is done with the sole purpose of helping drive business goals forward. Well-thought-out projects that undergo proper planning often do just that. One area that has the capability to completely disrupt the technology that many businesses rely on is network reliability. Network reliability issues cause things to run slowly because of latency, or even result in complete downtime during which no business can be completed. When people aren’t able to work, your company loses money.

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Best Practices for Managing Your AWS Security

When it comes to cloud infrastructure services, Amazon Web Services (AWS) still reigns at the top of the list for cloud infrastructure services with more than 30 percent of the market share. By comparison, the second-most popular cloud service, Microsoft Azure, comes in at approximately 15 percent.

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Data Security 101: Questions to Ask IT Service Providers in Boston

The idea of threats to data security often conjures up thoughts of large companies plastered across the national news because thousands of records were compromised at the hands of a malicious hacker. Unfortunately, this often provides smaller organizations with a false sense of security; they start to believe that the bad guys are only after the large companies with a lot of money at stake.

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IT Services in Boston That SMBs Should Be Aware Of

Gone are the days when small businesses relied on the technology department to come in every so often to deal with all of their tech needs. Information technology, even for small to midsize businesses (SMBs), now relies on highly trained individuals who specialize in various areas.

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