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The Hidden Cost of a DDoS Attack

There are many digital threats facing modern businesses. While it’s usually large companies that make the headlines, small businesses are targeted just as much by spam bots and hackers, if not more. One particular type of cyberthreat that has grown in both commonality and scale over the past decade is DDoS.  DDoS stands for distributed denial of service. A large-scale version of …

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Understanding the Differences Between Data Center Tiers

When people think of data centers, they might imagine endless rows of servers housed in high-security facilities built in underground bunkers. While there are certainly facilities like that, it isn’t always the case. In fact, a data center doesn’t actually have to be a dedicated building.  Any room that houses server equipment and storage systems is technically a data center, but for …

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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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Preparing for Disaster and Keeping Your Business Operating

With the quarantine measures taken to combat the spread of the COVID-19 virus, businesses across the country have been scrambling to keep operating. Offices have largely been shut down, and workers are operating remotely.  While modern technology provides the means for workers to continue to work and collaborate from the safety of their homes, uncertainty looms. It is currently unknown how …

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Could You Be Violating Your Customers’ Privacy?

Like any relationship, the relationship between a customer and a business should be built on trust. In the case of privacy and personal information, your customers are trusting that you are being responsible with their information.   Unfortunately, many businesses aren’t.   This is a serious issue for a number of reasons. If a customer’s data is leaked, it could result in them …

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Managing the Internet of Things in Your Business

With a new decade on the horizon, you can expect technology to become even more integrated into your business. Smartphones and laptops are being joined by lighting systems, climate control units, fleets of trucks, company cars, office appliances, and more.  As technology becomes cheaper, integrating it into a singular system becomes more feasible and advantageous for businesses of all sizes. This year, Gartner (a …

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Cyber Threats Facing Small Businesses

Today’s digital world is filled with more threats to security than ever. While some small businesses assume they’re not big enough to become a target, this is a grave mistake. In fact, due to their tendency to have weaker defenses, small businesses can be a favored target among hackers.  While a large company might be able to write off the cost …

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How Secure is Your Business?

Cyber IT Security is important to every business.  The headlines show breaches and business risk every day.  Most organizations don’t take action until it’s too late, but a security breach could cost millions, drive away customers, disrupt your business and become a PR nightmare. Partnered with Microsoft, we’re providing this 10 question quiz to find …

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