3 Compelling Reasons to Outsource IT Support

It is no secret that IT staffs are not usually large teams. In a recent report from Spiceworks, it was found that the average size of an IT staff was 4.2 people. Broken down by company size, the numbers show that where there are more than 500 employees, the average size was 11.9 workers. Companies that employ 250 to 499 people had, on average, 4.8 people providing IT support, while those under 250 had fewer than three. Yet while IT expenditures are always increasing, hiring is not. In fact, the same report shows that a majority of companies are keeping their IT staff at the same levels or reducing them.

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Why IT Support In Boston Doesn't Need to Be as Expensive as You Think

It is costlier to run a business in the northeastern United States than it is in the Southeast or remote areas of the country. Those costs are often balanced out due to what the Northeast has to offer. With proximity to major financial companies, cities with large populations, and the business epicenter of the world, the higher prices in the Northeast are often considered the cost of doing business. One business service that doesn’t have to carry the high price tag that you may think comes along with it is IT support in the city of Boston. If you know what services you need, and you choose the right partner, you could find yourself saving money with a managed IT services provider as opposed to hiring your own staff. Here is how.

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Is Your Business Ready For Cloud Backup Services?

For some, the thought of backing up their data into the cloud wouldn't even get a second thought. This is mainly because of their perceptions of the ‘cloud’ and the security concerns that come along with it. Many people don’t realize that utilizing the cloud can be more cost effective, and in many cases it will even be more secure. There are different variations of cloud solutions such as hosted or hybrid solutions.

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Why your company needs a BYOD policy

Nowadays, the features and capabilities of Mobile devices such as laptops, smart phones, and tablets seem limitless. With the new technologies that these devices have produced you can now access work files, documents, projects that you never could before.   “67% of people use personal devices at work, regardless of the office’s official BYOD policy.” If you are going to allow your employees to use their devices at work and for internal data knowing who has access to what, and what they are doing on their devices is crucial, this could be why your company needs a BYOD policy in place!

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Did you know about the Rutter Colocation?

If you were unaware, Rutter Networking has a colocation at the Markley Group in Boston, MA. Located on Summer Street in downtown Boston, the Markley group Data Center is New England’s largest and longest operating data Center. The location of the Markley group allows it to be at right in the middle of all major fiber routes in New England allowing it to have unmatched performance, low latency and the lowest costs.

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1st #RNTChat -- August 22nd at 1PM -- Mobile Device Management (MDM)

How many ‘smart’ devices do you own? A Smart Phone? A Tablet? A Laptop? An e-reader? If you’re like most people, the answer is all of the above. As devices have become smaller, versatile, and more affordable it’s not all that uncommon for people that own these devices to use them both at home and in the workplace. However, this industry trend does not come without security ramifications, having more devices increases the need for the security and management.  A lost Smart Phone or tablet could put your personal and business data at risk and expose sensitive information to unauthorized individuals.

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MDM (Mobile Device Management)

Mobile device management seems ideal for any business but necessary steps that need to be taken before implementing a MDM system. Mobile Device Management or MDM is the implemented policy allowing users to access various pieces of information from a mobile device that in most instances would normally be stored on desk top or in a remote server. This could range from that users e-mail, data sheets, or other applications that the company is using on a regular basis. Currently, the most commonly used devices that are used to access this information are tablets, laptops, smart phones, mobile printers, and mobile POS devices.

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RSA Authentication Manager 8.0

Many companies have begun to make a shift toward a virtual environment. One of the main reasons that this is happening is the emerging effort to cut costs while still increasing efficiency. RSA’s new Authentication Manager 8.0 platform does just that, while deploying risk-based authentication along both hardware and software applications.

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Ask The Experts: Cisco UCS Blades

As part of Cisco’s Unified Computing System (UCS), they have developed UCS Blades to implement and improve overall efficiency. Many upper-level management purchase blade chassis with the realization that they will need to expand the chassis in the future, this is why the development of the Cisco UCS blades can be beneficial to any organization with this mindset. Simply put, Cisco’s UCS Blades allow you to install blades faster by allowing the blades to be installed in fewer steps than ever before.  With multiple enterprise deployments it allows customers to find the best fit for their business.

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