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IT Security for Small Businesses – A Complete Guide

IT Security for Small Business – A Complete Guide

The news is full of the latest companies that have suffered security breaches. These headlines focus on large corporations because the big numbers involved make the attack more impressive. This gives many small business owners a false sense of security -an illusion that there is security through obscurity. There is an idea that a “small […]

What are IT Services? 12 Demonstrated Ways IT Support Can Benefit Your Business

IT Services - A Complete Guide

Gartner defines IT services like this:  “IT services refers to the application of business and technical expertise to enable organizations in the creation, management, and optimization of or access to information and business processes.” Essentially, it’s the labor and expertise that makes technology run. For most SMBs it doesn’t make sense financially to hire full […]

On Premise Exchange Is Dead

Shocking news rocked the IT world today when it was revealed that Microsoft has successfully quashed on premise Exchange email for small businesses.  They haven’t stopped making or selling Exchange.  You can still buy a current version and it’s even still supported.  Microsoft has just made it prohibitively expensive vs the simpler, cheaper, easier to […]

How Eagle Mountain City Could Have Prevented a 1.13 Million Dollar Security Breach

News spread fast about a recent security breach at Eagle Mountain City that may end up costing taxpayers $1.13 Million Dollars.  Limited information about the attack is available.  There are a lot of things that could have been done to prevent it. What We Know KSL News reported on the breach. EAGLE MOUNTAIN, Utah– Officials […]

Cyber Security Insurance

We’ve had a lot of conversations with clients recently that were trying to get covered with Cyber Security Insurance for the first time or going through a renewal.  Claims paid out by cyber insurance companies have gone up significantly in the last few years because of ransomware, phishing, and other threats.  Insurance companies are getting […]

The Moving Target of Network Security

Technology is supposed to make things simpler.  Changing IT solutions and a terrifying threat landscape have created a rush of new products and services.  The complexity of Network security has increased 10-fold over the past few years.  IT professionals are hurrying to keep up, understand what’s relevant and implement needed solutions with the moving target […]

i.t.NOW Use Cases

i.t.NOW Use Cases

Over the last few weeks, we’ve been talking to a lot of businesses that are looking for help.  One thing that struck us is that they all seemed to have different reasons for reaching out.  We can solve a lot of different business problems.  These have been interesting and fruitful discussions, and we’ve boiled them […]

Top Security Technologies To Help You Future-Proof Your Onboarding Of New Hires

A robust onboarding process ensures that 69% of employees remain with the firm for 3 years. Why not consider using security technologies if you’re looking for ways to improve your onboarding process? How can security technologies improve the onboarding process? Keep reading to discover why security technologies are valuable to the onboarding process. Learn about […]

Calculating the Cost of Downtime

We met with some business owners this week where the current IT provider has neglected their technology for some time.  There were a few contributing reasons for this.  The client is in manufacturing and is hesitant to invest money in technology that they didn’t see improving their production process or output.  The current solution was […]

Recovering Your Business Hardware from WFH Employees

Recovering Your Business Hardware from WFH Employees

There have been a lot of changes over the last few years to how we work.  The rise of work from home has brought with it several new challenges like recovering your business hardware from terminated WFH employees.  We have seen a few different businesses’ takes on that and have been involved on the IT […]

Ransomware and Social Engineering Still Top Threats According to Verizon Data Breach Investigation Report

Since back in 2008 Verizon has been putting out a report each year called the Data Breach Investigation Report (DBIR).  In 2013 they first wrote about ransomware.  Social engineering was already happening and growing in popularity with bad actors.  The latest edition of DBIR shows that 9 years later Ransomware and Social Engineering are still […]