Obsolete firmware poses security risks

Are you still hanging on to your old work computers since they “still work fine”? While they may still help you get the job done, their outdated firmware can make you vulnerable to security risks that can lead to major problems. What is firmware? Firmware is a basic type of software that is embedded into […]

Use data analytics to manage backups

The amount of data that the average business manages is unprecedented. And with that shift comes an unavoidable challenge: Deciding which files and records are most important to business continuity. However, with a little creative thinking and implementation, you can ensure the security of your most critical data. An excess of information Nowadays, too much […]

Obsolete firmware poses security risks

If most of your company’s computers are obsolete, they double or even triple your chances of experiencing a data breach. This emphasizes how dangerous it is to have outdated applications, operating systems, and even web browsers. Failing to update your firmware could expose your business to major security threats. What is firmware? Firmware is a […]

Utilization based technology services and support

Would you ever pre-pay for your electricity or water service years in advance, knowing that if you used LESS you would pay MORE and if you used MORE it would not even be available? Of course you wouldn't!  This is exactly how many companies are acquiring their technology services and support today, and that needs to change.

Outdated firmware is worse than you realize

For decades, one of the most foundational principles of cyber security has remained the same: Always update and patch your software. But for most people, hardware is exempt from this process. They think of hardware as nothing more than a vessel for software to occupy — and that’s totally incorrect. Read on to learn more […]

Shifts in the MSP Industry

Not Surprising....
 

Another article about the significant shift in the MSP industry towards the cloud.  It surprises me that this is surprising!  We have been recommending cloud services to our Clients since we started in 2005.  The model of making money off installing servers and reselling equipment is done.

Hosted VoIP Goes Mainstream

Phones Occupy a Special Place In the Technology World.
They are one of the few devices that haven't changed since Alexander Graham Bell's first call.  Their purpose is simple, to connect people together over audio.  Sure we can text, Snapchat, Twitter, and Facebook…but to hear someone's voice is still a very human connection, that we all want to ability to make.

Digital Haves and Have Nots

Digital Haves and Have Not's
The debate about whether the future is analog or digital ended in the 80's.  Once a PC was put on  every desktop there was no stopping the digital revolution.  Today's debate is now around what LEVEL of participation you will have in the revolution! As the economy becomes more and more digital, it will directly impact your business's performance.

Good Questions to Ask…

Don't Get Caught in Your Vendor's Business Model Transition
You cannot serve two masters. Some would say it's Biblical, I also think it is good business sense. I am seeing a LOT of companies jump on the "managed" bandwagon. Whether it's managed IT, security, phones, lawn care….okay maybe not lawn care as much!

What is concerning  is the "me-too" providers, attempting to transition to the managed service delivery model without the prerequisite experience and commitment to it.

Are You Happy?

"What 'We are in Good Shape' and 'We are Happy' really mean..."
How many times has a friend or your spouse asked, "How are you?" and your response was "I’m good"?  I would bet that this response is less than truthful.  What you are really saying is one of the following:

I'm tired and want to be left alone
I've had a great day but would rather discuss something else
I don't want to re-live all the bad stuff that happened today
Now is not the time to discuss how I'm feeling or I'm not comfortable being honest with you about how I'm feeling.