Managed IT Services

The Benefits of Network Management

Today’s business networks are growing increasingly complex. Fifteen years ago, an employee would likely have a work computer that they only used in office, and that was it. Now, the average employee has 2.3 devices they use for work, and 14% of employees use 6 or more devices.   To make things more complex, they aren’t just using these in the office. In fact, …

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The Importance of RTO and RPO in Disaster Recovery

In our last post, we talked about the importance of establishing a disaster recovery plan and proper backup systems. While preventative measures such as firewalls, two-factor authentication, employee education, and strong password requirements are a critical piece of cybersecurity, they’re not enough to keep your business safe. As cyberattacks are rapidly increasing in frequency and sophistication, you need to be prepared for the worst-case scenario.  It’s …

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Understanding and Managing Patches for Your Business’s Systems and Software

Keeping your systems and software updated is a critical part of cybersecurity. After all, 33% of breaches are due to unpatched vulnerabilities and outdated software. However, integrating the latest updates is something that’s often easier said than done.   Todays digital tools receive a near constant stream of updates. In addition to adding new features and improving performance, many of these …

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Keeping Your Systems and Software Up to Date

There was a time when technology stayed the way you bought it. Whether it was your TV, your home phone, or even older computers, you never had to update it. You continued to use it as–is until it broke, or something better came along.   Today, however, the devices we use are constantly changing. Updates have become a routine …

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The State of Cybersecurity in 2020 – Free Report

It’s become cliché to say this has been an unprecedented year, but there is no denying that 2020 has been rocky and unpredictable at best. The arena of cybersecurity has been no exception. When quarantine measures went into effect, businesses across the world shifted to remote operations.   Even now, many employees continue to work out of office on personal devices that are connected to open and unprotected …

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Providing Disaster Recovery as a Service

Modern servers and systems face countless threats. Not only are they under constant attack from hackers, malware, and spam bots, they’re also exposed to physical dangers. Twenty percent of businesses experience system loss from fires, floods, outages, and more every year.  For these reasons and more, businesses need to create an executable strategy that goes into effect when …

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Integrated Managed Backups into Your Infrastructure

Modern businesses (hopefully) understand how important it is to protect their data and systems from potential disaster. With technology, it’s rarely a question of “if” but “when.” Even with the best security systems and the latest hardware in place, things can go wrong very quickly. In addition to suffering from a data breach, you could …

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The Biggest Security Threats When Working from Home

It’s incredible that we live in a time when so many people are able perform their jobs from the comfort of their own homes. If COVID-19 and the current quarantine measures had happened even just 15 years ago, businesses would be facing much greater challenges in providing access to files, software, and more.  Today, much …

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Keeping Employees Engaged During Social Distancing

In the initial weeks of COVID-19 quarantine and working from home, most businesses were focused on simply maintaining operations. That meant ensuring employees had the necessary tools, that systems and files were accessible, that important information was still protected, etc.  Much of this is an ongoing process that continually needs to be monitored, reviewed, and adjusted, but …

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How to Keep Your Systems and Data Safe While Employees Work from Home

Now that the initial wave of chaos created by shifting employees to a work-from-home strategy is over, we want to remind you to continue keeping your systems and data secure. Keeping your systems safe can be especially challenging when employees work from home. Remember that cyber criminals are doing all they can to exploit the …

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