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Security Operations Center (SOC) and Security Information and Event Managment (SIEM) – Be careful of the buzzwords

Security Operations Center (SOC) and Security Information and Event Managment (SIEM) – Be careful of the buzzwords I.T. Buzzwords

SOC and SIEM… the Latest Buzzwords About 8 years ago when Managed I.T. Services was starting to gain a foothold in the small and medium sized business space, the term “Proactive” was coined as the hot buzzword. Outsourced I.T. services were transitioning from a fully reactionary model in which businesses paid based upon block hours […]

Are You Shopping For Managed Services The Same Way You Shop For Janitorial Services?

Are You Shopping For Managed Services The Same Way You Shop For Janitorial Services? Are You Shopping For Managed Services The Same Way You Shop For Janitorial Services?

When it comes to selecting a managed services or technology partner – are you shopping for those services the same way you shop for your janitorial services?  You know… issuing an RFP or requesting three bids be submitted to you.  If this sounds familiar… YOU ARE MISSING THE MOST IMPORTANT AND BUSINESS IMPACTING ASPECTS! First […]

Cyber-Security is a SHARED Responsibility

Cyber-Security is a SHARED Responsibility Cyber-security is a shared responsibility

What kind of process do you have around analyzing your risk and liability as it pertains to cyber-security?  That’s one of the questions we ask when we are talking with prospective clients who are curious as to how we can help their organization.  9 times out of 10, the answer that we get to this […]

Managed I.T. Services Pricing

Managed I.T. Services Pricing

When it comes to I.T. Services and Managed I.T. Services pricing, the reality is that pricing can be all over the board depending on who you talk to.  More and more companies are starting to offer some sort of “managed technical services” or “managed I.T.”.  Some of these organizations are those that have grown up […]

Windows 7 Support Is Ending and Why You Need to Plan Now

Windows 7 Support Is Ending and Why You Need to Plan Now

Good ole trusty Windows 7, for most of us was a welcome improvement for Microsoft and the unstable and problematic operating systems prior to it’s release.  Sure it took a little adjustment to get used to the changes, but once we all knew where to find things, Windows 7 was a great improvement for Microsoft.  […]

Here’s Why Your Part-time I.T. Person Is Not Going To Cut It

Here’s Why Your Part-time I.T. Person Is Not Going To Cut It

We meet with organizations every week that tell us they have a “part-time” person that takes care of their I.T. and technology needs and that they feel like they do a decent job.  What they normally mean by this, after asking a few more questions is they have a person that is tasked with maintaining […]

Why You Need To Implement End-User Security Awareness Training

Why You Need To Implement End-User Security Awareness Training

It wasn’t that long ago that end-user training was only relegated to new line of business applications or major software additions for most organizations.  In today’s business environment, you really need to think of end-user training as a constant ongoing process especially when it comes to security awareness.  The #1 security risk to any organization today […]

Top 15 Disaster Recovery Steps To Avoid Disastrous Data Loss

Top 15 Disaster Recovery Steps To Avoid Disastrous Data Loss

When it comes to disaster recovery and business continuity planning, the most common area of concern is either ransomware or fire/natural disaster type events.  That’s understandable because that’s where most of the marketing and hype is targeted towards when it comes to disaster recovery.  One of the main reasons for this is that ransomware is […]

Technology in Accounting is Enabling New Efficiencies

Technology in Accounting is Enabling New Efficiencies

When it comes to Accounting, few people would ever associate technology as one of the driving characteristics of that aspect of a business. Typically when you think about accounting, the most common thought is that of a rigid bean counter who loves to work formulas in a spreadsheet. However, in recent years technology has made […]