6 IT Security Services to Build Your Cybersecurity Foundation

When it comes to cybersecurity, there’s one constant that business leaders can agree on: The threat landscape is ever evolving. As a result, Gartner forecasts that in businesses worldwide will spend more than $124 billion on information security spending in 2019. However, not all organizations have a large budget to spend on protecting their businesses. In the greater Boston area, the business community is focused on putting the right security services into place to help each of their organizations build a solid security foundation. Below are six services we recommend that you consider to build a strong security position.

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4 Strategies for Overcoming Shadow IT

Research from Gartner shows that nearly 40 percent of all money spent on technology purchases comes from outside of the IT department. Those purchases are known as shadow IT. Most organizations can relate to the problem of shadow IT. Not only does it open the door to security issues, but it can cause conflicts with business critical applications. In addition to these problems, dealing with the issues of shadow IT pulls the IT staff away from projects meant to meet business goals.

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Preparing for an Office 365 Migration: What You Need to Know

Preparing for an Office 365 migration will help ensure that your implementation process is as seamless, efficient, and effective as possible. However, with so many moving parts to consider, it can be difficult to know where to begin. We’ve laid out three things you should know before kicking off your Office 365 migration.

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We need Log Management!

Yes, you heard that right, the boss said, “We need Log Management!” And he’s right but what does he mean? Isn’t that the horribly complex software that is only needed by huge corporations? And why is he saying it now? Did something happen?

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5 Myths About An Office 365 Migration

As you prepare for an Office 365 migration, there are a lot of moving parts to consider—and a lot of misleading information to sift through. To help you stay informed and effectively plan decisions, we’ve identified five common misconceptions about Office 365 migrations.

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Cloud Best Practices and Security Review

 

As organizations have moved more and more critical applications, workloads and services to the cloud, I am often asked by clients to help them review their overall cloud strategy and architecture from a best practices and security point of view.

As we're several years into this cloud migration for most organizations, a lot of things have changed regarding how they leverage the cloud, the type of applications and services they need to be able to provide and how they control and monitor access to resources. No two organizations are exactly the same, but more often than not, the underlying fundamentals are consistent across organizations.

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5 Risks of Legacy Technology

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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[SlideShare] Choosing the Correct Cloud Provider

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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Why Massachusetts Businesses Need Agile IT Infrastructure

A recent Dell EMC study showed that participants saw 58 percent of their IT infrastructure transformation as having reached a higher level of maturation, which points to a glaring problem in terms of the remaining 42 percent. Consequently, businesses are increasingly finding that an evolving digital landscape requires an IT infrastructure that is adaptable, flexible, and agile.

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3 Productivity Hacks Every Boston Business Can Use

Just about everyone wishes they could get more done during their time spent at work. Of course, not many people willingly want to extend their workday to tackle the never-ending to-do list. So if working late or working on the weekends aren’t acceptable alternatives, then your only other option is to find ways to be more productive during the work day. Some people have spent thousands of dollars on productivity seminars and intricate systems to help them achieve more; however, not every business has that luxury. For those who need to make do without spending a lot of money, some relatively inexpensive and easy productivity hacks can help your Boston Business and your employees get more done.

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