Ransomware: What SMBs Need to Know

Even though ransomware has been top of mind for cybersecurity experts for many years, SMBs are still trying to grasp the threat. While some reports are claiming a decline in ransomware attacks, cybersecurity experts aren’t writing off the security threat, and neither should small business owners. So what is ransomware? You’ve probably heard or read the term “ransomware” in the last year or so. Maybe you’re somewhat familiar with it but not 100 percent sure how [...]

By |2019-03-11T09:19:16-05:00March 11th, 2019|Newsletter Articles|Comments Off on Ransomware: What SMBs Need to Know

Microsoft’s EOL Products: Upgrade Options for SMBs

In less than a year, many SMBs are going to be asking themselves the following question: “Why did we wait so long to upgrade?” Of course, some SMB owners still aren’t aware what’s going to happen with the Microsoft products they’re using to operate their businesses. While many of these SMBs won’t see the true impact of not upgrading or migrating Microsoft products until breaches occur, there’s still enough time for SMBs to assess the [...]

By |2019-03-10T19:15:00-05:00March 1st, 2019|Newsletter Articles|Comments Off on Microsoft’s EOL Products: Upgrade Options for SMBs

Is Cloud the Right Fit for ERP Data?

Migrating ERP applications to the cloud is no easy feat, especially when much of the data is deemed business critical. While many businesses still have on-premise ERPs, many executives are now considering what the cloud has to offer, but despite improvements, migration challenges remain. Are organizations migrating ERP data to the cloud? Even though challenges lie ahead, nearly 70 percent of businesses are migrating data for ERP applications to the cloud, according to a recent [...]

By |2019-03-10T19:14:42-05:00February 25th, 2019|Newsletter Articles|Comments Off on Is Cloud the Right Fit for ERP Data?

Why SMBs Shouldn’t Ignore Cybersecurity Concerns in 2019

Data breaches are costly to any organization, especially small businesses. There isn’t any business immune from potential attacks. Within the past year, security breaches have impacted businesses of all sizes — and there aren’t any implications of a slowdown. In the last year alone, Marriott, Under Armor, Quora, Facebook, as well as Saks Fifth Avenue and Lord & Taylor have felt the destructive effects of data breaches. At each of the companies mentioned, millions upon [...]

By |2019-02-25T13:48:38-05:00February 14th, 2019|Newsletter Articles|Comments Off on Why SMBs Shouldn’t Ignore Cybersecurity Concerns in 2019

What Microsoft’s EOS Means for Line of Business Apps

What Microsoft’s EOS Means for Line of Business Apps With Microsoft ending support to several of its products in January 2020, many businesses are left scrambling for solutions. While many of the technology giant’s products reaching the end of support (EOS) next year are operating systems (OSs), other applications, essential pieces of software, are vulnerable, too, if they’re not appropriately evaluated. Called line-of-business applications (LOBs), these programs need to be updated if the OSs they’re [...]

By |2019-02-04T12:04:45-05:00February 4th, 2019|Newsletter Articles|Comments Off on What Microsoft’s EOS Means for Line of Business Apps

Challenge Your IT Knowledge Crossword Puzzle

By |2019-02-04T11:49:21-05:00January 25th, 2019|Newsletter Articles|Comments Off on Challenge Your IT Knowledge Crossword Puzzle

Going Into 2019: What to Know About Cloud Security

No doubt about it: The interest in cloud computing is continuing to grow. As the market expands, IT professionals across the board are working day and night to minimize potential security threats associated with the technology. Going into the new year, there are a few points SMBs should consider before partnering with IT professionals on the cloud. Many are concerned with cloud security, including IT professionals A Kaspersky Lab report in October 2018 revealed what [...]

By |2019-01-07T13:50:54-05:00January 7th, 2019|Newsletter Articles|Comments Off on Going Into 2019: What to Know About Cloud Security

Which Tech Trends Will Impact Businesses In 2019?

Going into 2019, many business owners are more than likely wondering the following: Which technology trends should I keep an eye on? While there’s a lot of hype surrounding a range of emerging technologies in 2019, there are five key trends business owners should pay close attention to if they’re looking to grow in the next year. Cybersecurity is top of mind for businesses. Without a doubt, cybersecurity is top of mind for many small [...]

By |2018-12-28T15:36:40-05:00December 28th, 2018|Newsletter Articles, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Which Tech Trends Will Impact Businesses In 2019?

Are You Ready for Microsoft Products Reaching EOS in 2020?

Are You Ready for Microsoft Products Reaching EOS in 2020?As 2018 comes to an end, there are several Microsoft products you should consider upgrading to avoid support gaps in 2020, including Windows Server 2008, Windows SBS 2011, SQL Server 2008, Exchange 2010 and Windows 7. Simply put, Microsoft will stop sending security updates for these products after January 14, 2020. In other words, if you’re still using these products after their end of support date, [...]

By |2018-12-14T14:53:37-05:00December 14th, 2018|Newsletter Articles|Comments Off on Are You Ready for Microsoft Products Reaching EOS in 2020?

How to Protect your Identity When Online Shopping

As the holidays quickly approach, you may be planning on doing a lot of your shopping online. You aren’t alone - last year 85 percent of U.S. consumers planned to shop online for holiday gifts, according to a Nielsen survey. It couldn’t be easier to get everything you need for the holidays while sitting on the couch. But you could also come away with something you didn’t expect -- a stolen identity. While this might [...]

By |2018-11-27T18:59:41-05:00November 27th, 2018|Newsletter Articles|Comments Off on How to Protect your Identity When Online Shopping