Managed IT Services

Higher Education at Risk of Increased Cyberattacks

Posted in Accounting, Audit and Tax | Managed IT Services | Managed Security | Not-for-Profit | IT Infrastructure | Security | Strategic IT Planning on July 16, 2015

These days, it seems as though news outlets are reporting every other day on new cyberattacks, highlighting the fact that retail, health care and government aren’t the only industries vulnerable to data breaches. [More]

Inside Track of IT Episode 3: Keys to the Kingdom

Posted in Agriculture | Construction | Managed Services | Managed IT Services | Managed Security | Manufacturing & Distribution | Not-for-Profit | Oilfield Services | Technology | IT Consulting | IT Infrastructure on June 5, 2015

If you are an employer who has an employee with all the keys to the digital infrastructure of your business, you are putting yourself at massive risk. With something so vital like a well-run IT department, controlling the keys to the kingdom is something your business needs to think seriously about. [More]

Leveraging Fortune 500 IT Processes for SMBs

Posted in Managed IT Services | Technology | IT Infrastructure on April 15, 2015

One of the biggest challenges for the IT employee at SMBs is striking the balance between planning for the future while keeping current systems running. At times, it can feel like the IT employee is playing computer doctor more often than not. The good news is that it IT Departments at SMBs can learn so much from large enterprise and implement their very same processes to implement changes while keeping the IT fires burning brightly. [More]

Risk Assessments and Their Importance to Your IT Security Strategy

Posted in Agriculture | Construction | Government | Healthcare | Higher Education | Managed Services | Managed IT Services | Managed Security | Manufacturing & Distribution | Not-for-Profit | IT Consulting | Security | Strategic IT Planning on March 16, 2015

Understanding and assessing risk is a fundamental way to improve information security decisions. While it is impossible to eliminate all the risks associated with systems and sensitive information in an environment, employing a risk management program helps focus limited resources to provide the greatest level of risk reduction. [More]

Don't Get Caught Off Guard with Windows Server 2003 End of Life

Posted in Supply Chain | Agriculture | Construction | Healthcare | Managed Services | Managed IT Services | Core Technology | Manufacturing & Distribution | Not-for-Profit | Oilfield Services | IT Consulting | IT Infrastructure | Strategic IT Planning on March 10, 2015

Companies and organizations running Windows Server 2003 need to start thinking and acting on plans to upgrade their systems. [More]

Are You Burning Money with Unrealistic RPOs and RTOs?

Posted in Agriculture | Construction | Government | Managed Services | Managed IT Services | Manufacturing & Distribution | Not-for-Profit | Oilfield Services | Technology | IT Consulting | IT Infrastructure | Strategic IT Planning on February 13, 2015

What happens when a major event or catastrophe happens to your organization’s network? It’s time to follow the Recovery Point Objective (RPO) and Recovery Time Objectives (RTO) protocols. [More]

Boost Operations & Productivity in Your Manufacturing Organization with a Mobility Strategy

Posted in ERP & CRM Software | ERP Software | Managed Services | Managed IT Services | Manufacturing & Distribution | Industrial Equipment Manufacturing Innovation | Industrial Equipment Manufacturing Trends | Operations Improvement/Management | Supply Chain Management on January 16, 2015

If you’re a manufacturer that has been bogged down by manual processes, you’ve likely felt the wrath of lost of productivity, data inaccuracies, response delays and unsatisfied employees―but you don’t have to continue experiencing this. [More]

Protect Your Not-for-Profit Against These 13 Damaging Risks

Posted in Accounting, Audit and Tax | Managed IT Services | Outsourced Human Resources | Not-for-Profit | Technology | IT Infrastructure on January 14, 2015

In 2012, a well-known foundation ran into a series of dilemmas, from eliminating much-needed community grants to increasing its CEO’s salary by 64 percent. These events created distrust among the foundation’s supporters, leading to a decline in active participants and monetary contributions. [More]


Will Your IT Infrastructure be on the Chopping Block When Ties are Severed with Windows Server 2003?

Posted in Agriculture | Construction | Government | Healthcare | Managed Services | Managed IT Services | Manufacturing & Distribution | Real Estate | Retail | Technology on December 16, 2014

On July 14, 2015, support to Windows Server 2003 will officially come to an end. If your business is still running one of these configurations, there will be an immediate and major security risk to your data. [More]

Why You Should Run Your Business Like a Fighter Pilot Runs a Cockpit

Posted in Managed IT Services | Technology | Business Intelligence | IT Consulting on October 31, 2014

We should run our businesses just like a fighter pilot run a cockpit. And just as the fighter pilot, we need solid technology to help us. [More]

The Digital Oilfield is Shaping the Future of the Oil & Gas Industry

Posted in Microsoft Dynamics NAV & NAV-X | ERP Software | Managed IT Services | Operations Improvement/Management | Oilfield Services | Tech Tips | Mobility on March 14, 2014

Now that digital oilfields are readily available to the oil and gas industry, companies are asking themselves how they can make the most out of the technologies they implement and debate which technologies to choose. [More]

GROW: 5 Reasons to Consider Co-Sourcing Your Organization's IT

Posted in Managed IT Services | Managed Security | Technology on October 30, 2013

According to a 2012 Gartner report, approximately 67 percent of an IT department’s budget is spent “keeping the lights on.” When organizations get to this point, they must consider what can be done to do more than meet required service levels. Some organizations could consider embracing a modified outsourcing, or co-sourcing, model to help grow the business. Here are five reasons why. [More]

Let's Talk Tech: What is a Network Operations Center?

Posted in Managed IT Services | Core Technology | Managed Security | Total Technology | Technology | Cloud & Hosting Solutions | IT Consulting | IT Infrastructure | Disaster Recovery & Business Continuity | Mobility | Network Design & Management | Virtualization on April 4, 2013

A primary component of any IT managed services is the Network Operations Center (NOC), but many non-IT people understand the term. Learn about a NOC in this short video. [More]

Malware, Viruses & Worms: 6 Ways to Reduce Your Risk

Posted in Managed IT Services | Technology | IT Infrastructure on April 2, 2013

It's impossible to be completely secure online, but you can prevent, reduce and defend against the many threats facing technology. What are some of those ways? [More]



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