Managed Security

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]

MS15-034 Critical Windows Vulnerability: What You Need to Know Now

Posted in Managed Security | Technology | Security | Strategic IT Planning | Technical on April 16, 2015

On April 14, Microsoft released a critical security patch (MS15-034) for the HTTP protocol stack, which is commonly used by Windows IIS web services. [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]



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]

Let's Talk Tech: What is Defense-in-Depth?

Posted in Managed IT Services | Core Technology | Managed Security | Total Technology | Technology | IT Consulting | IT Infrastructure | Disaster Recovery & Business Continuity | Mobility | Network Design & Management | Virtualization on March 26, 2013

Up your security awareness and understanding with this video on defense-in-depth, one of the most essential security and technology concepts for today's businesses. [More]

The mobile workforce: 6 ways to make BYOD work (Part 3)

Posted in Managed Security | Technology | IT Consulting | IT Infrastructure | Mobility on December 17, 2012

One of the biggest security concerns for companies is loss or theft of a mobile device containing confidential information. In fact, 56 percent of businesses surveyed in a 2011 CompTIA report said they had already experienced a lost device.While this number is certainly alarming, it does not mean that you should completely write off using mobile devices for work purposes. By implementing a formal ... [More]

1 in 2 mission-critical applications in cloud by 2015

Posted in Managed IT Services | Core Technology | Managed Security | Total Technology | Technology | Cloud & Hosting Solutions | Business Critical Application Hosting on December 12, 2012

According to a recent article from CIO Magazine, one in three mission-critical applications, such as enterprise resource planning solutions, scheduling tools and financial programs, is now managed in the cloud. Furthermore, it’s expected that one in two will be in the cloud by the year 2015. This statistic came from a study conducted with 400 IT and business managers from around the United S... [More]

4 factors to consider when moving to the cloud

Posted in Managed Services | Managed IT Services | Core Technology | Managed Security | Total Technology | Technology | Cloud & Hosting Solutions | Business Critical Application Hosting | Colocation | Managed Hosting Solutions | IT Consulting on October 22, 2012

You’ve decided to go to the cloud. You read our post about the different cloud models and now it’s time to make a decision. For most businesses, it is a decision between public and private (or some kind of hybrid) clouds. What kinds of factors should you consider before making your decision? We recommend reviewing the following and discussing these concerns with your IT partner. Secur... [More]

4 clouds and 4 definitions: Choosing which is best for your business

Posted in Managed Services | Managed IT Services | Core Technology | Managed Security | Total Technology | Technology | Cloud & Hosting Solutions | Business Critical Application Hosting | Colocation | Managed Hosting Solutions | Communication & Collaboration | IT Consulting | IT Infrastructure | Custom Application & Database Solutions | Disaster Recovery & Business Continuity | Mobility | Network Design & Management | Virtualization | Strategic IT Planning on September 20, 2012

You want to go to the cloud. You’ve heard and read about it, and it seems to make sense. But where do you start? One of the first decisions to make is whether you will move to a public, private, community or hybrid cloud model. Yes, there really are that many different types of cloud solutions! That’s why it’s key to understand the differences, advantages and disadvantages of eac... [More]

The mobile workforce: Why you should build an IT strategy (Part 1)

Posted in Managed IT Services | Core Technology | Managed Security | Total Technology | Technology | Cloud & Hosting Solutions | Business Critical Application Hosting | Colocation | Managed Hosting Solutions | Communication & Collaboration | IT Consulting | IT Infrastructure | Custom Application & Database Solutions | Disaster Recovery & Business Continuity | Mobility | Network Design & Management | Virtualization | Strategic IT Planning on September 7, 2012

Not long ago, most professional workers were tied to their desks and computers—but business has changed. One day we turned around and the world was mobile, and so were your employees. Smartphones, tablets and other tools have made us a nation of employees on the move. According to a 2012 CompTIA research study, 20 percent of the workforce telecommutes at least one full day per month. In add... [More]



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