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How to pick the right Co-Managed IT Provider

In the past, businesses either had an internal IT person/team or they worked with an outsourced IT company that provided Break/Fix or Managed IT Services. As the model has developed, businesses are finding it advantageous to have a combination of in-house and outsourced IT. For instance, they may not have the budget or need for […]

Email Threats

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In a recent conversation with a business owner, they disclosed that they were going through a BEC (Business Email Compromise) attack on their network.  There are a lot of email threats out there, but this attack was worse than most.  The attackers gained access to their email, monitored activity to see who they corresponded with […]

Three Important Cybersecurity Considerations

Cyber Security

Most organizations make cybersecurity overly complicated because “you should do it either way.” This is not a valid argument. Business owners have tons of “have to” being thrown at them every day. It’s extremely difficult to cut through the fluff and identify what is critical and what is just nice to have. We take the […]

Creating the Perfect Remote Workspace

Home Office

Many companies have gravitated towards allowing a hybrid or fully remote work schedule for their employees. While the popularity of this model is rising, working remotely is still new to a lot of people, so it may take time to adjust. One of the biggest challenges to working remotely is creating a home office setup […]

The Good Fast Cheap Conundrum

The Good Fast Cheap Conundrum

IT Services are like most things.  You can get good support fast, but it usually won’t be cheap.  Fast and cheap solutions are usually not good.  Cheap good solutions are frequently not fast.  See the diagram above.  I call this the good, fast, cheap conundrum. A prospect called us this week that was referred to […]

On Premise Exchange Is Dead

Grave stone with RIP written on it for Premise exchange

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 […]

Cyber Security Insurance

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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

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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 […]

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 […]