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Why You Need an MSP in 2019

If you’re not sure why you need a managed services provider (MSP), you’re not the only one. Despite all the benefits to hiring an MSP, many businesses are still skeptical, but they don’t need to be — and neither do you. Before contracting an MSP to protect your business, do your research, ask the right questions and consider your options, but above everything else, understand why you need one. While there are many reasons to [...]

By |2019-07-19T12:52:25-05:00July 19th, 2019|Newsletter Articles|Comments Off on Why You Need an MSP in 2019

Why Enterprises Are Migrating to Windows 10? EOS, Security, Survey Says

Many enterprises still haven’t upgraded their operating system (OS) from Windows 7 to Windows 10, despite Microsoft’s attempts to remind them. There are myriad of potential security vulnerabilities resulting from not migrating by early next year. Businesses already making the switch, are concerned mostly with end of support (EOS) and security. Twenty-two percent of enterprises expect to still run Windows 7 past its EOS next January, according to a report published by Adaptiva, which pulled [...]

By |2019-07-09T16:58:42-05:00July 5th, 2019|Newsletter Articles|Comments Off on Why Enterprises Are Migrating to Windows 10? EOS, Security, Survey Says

Stop What You’re Doing and Modernize Your SQL Server 2008 Products Now

There’s been a lot of discussion around how businesses can prepare for end of support (EOS) for Microsoft products. Much of what’s been covered has tackled products with EOS dates in 2020, but there are products with EOS dates in 2019 — and SQL Server 2008 and 2008 R2 are on the list. Usually, it’s best to create a detailed action plan before upgrading or migrating your software, but the clock is ticking, and with [...]

By |2019-07-09T16:59:53-05:00June 20th, 2019|Newsletter Articles|Comments Off on Stop What You’re Doing and Modernize Your SQL Server 2008 Products Now

How the Internet of Things Can Increase Agricultural Productivity, Simplifies Precision Farming

Most people have heard about the IoT concept, but they don’t understand how it applies to their lives or the industries their businesses operate in on a daily basis. In agriculture, it is changing the way farmers are cultivating crops on their lands. Now, instead of entirely relying on manual efforts, farmers are automating many critical agricultural practices to gather real-time data on their fields. Agriculturists then use the acquired insights to increase profits by [...]

By |2019-06-11T11:15:18-05:00June 5th, 2019|Newsletter Articles|Comments Off on How the Internet of Things Can Increase Agricultural Productivity, Simplifies Precision Farming

Insider Threats: What Manufacturing Companies Should Know

The manufacturing industry isn’t immune to insider threats — and without well-defined strategies to combat these attacks, companies are leaving themselves open to financial losses and more. The average cost of an insider threat annually is $8.76 million, according to Ponemon Institute's “2018 Cost of Insider Threats: Global” report. Incident costs vary on a couple of factors, including organizational size and industry, the study found. For instance, take companies with more than 75,000 employees. On [...]

By |2019-06-05T09:50:39-05:00May 28th, 2019|Newsletter Articles|Comments Off on Insider Threats: What Manufacturing Companies Should Know

What Manufacturers Should Know About IoT

Consumers aren’t the only ones benefiting from the internet of things (IoT). Manufacturers are also reaping the rewards of leveraging the industrial internet of things (IoT) to increase energy efficiency and improve productivity in their factories and more. For some manufacturers, IoT is a foreign abbreviation, but there’s time to learn. What is IoT? The IoT is a concept many users are familiar with. Even if they don’t understand the granular details, users, at the [...]

By |2019-05-15T13:47:10-05:00May 15th, 2019|Newsletter Articles|Comments Off on What Manufacturers Should Know About IoT

Using Exchange 2010? Read This

If your business is still using Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 for email, it’s time to reconsider your options (before it’s too late, and your business suffers). Microsoft is ending support for Exchange 2010 next year, and if you wait too long to decide on migration options, more than likely, you’ll open up your organization to unwanted malicious attacks from cybercriminals looking to exploit. The good news is there are options for businesses preparing for Exchange [...]

By |2019-05-14T16:16:53-05:00May 10th, 2019|Newsletter Articles|Comments Off on Using Exchange 2010? Read This

So You’ve Finally Decided It’s Time For An ERP Solution

Maybe you’re reading this because you’ve finally decided it’s time to purchase an ERP solution for your business, but you’re not quite sure what to look for. If that’s the case, you’re in the right spot. Remember: ERP software connects every aspect of your business, including accounting, marketing, sales, HR, CRM and inventory. The ERP solution you choose should make it easier for your employees to collect and organize business data. Therefore, finding the right [...]

By |2019-04-26T13:24:38-05:00April 26th, 2019|Newsletter Articles|Comments Off on So You’ve Finally Decided It’s Time For An ERP Solution

What Do You Know About Business Intelligence?

If you don’t know much about business intelligence (BI), that’s okay. What’s important is you’re open to learning how BI can help grow your business, which means you’re more than likely ahead of your peers. Honestly, BI isn’t a difficult concept to understand. Simply, think about it this way: BI solutions assist businesses with analyzing business data — that’s as much as you need to know. Businesses are always gathering data, but they’re not always [...]

By |2019-04-26T13:22:22-05:00April 14th, 2019|Newsletter Articles|Comments Off on What Do You Know About Business Intelligence?

Still Running Windows 7? It’s Time To Upgrade

If you still haven’t upgraded from Windows 7 to Windows 10, you’re not alone, but just because you’re in the company of others, doesn’t mean you should continue pushing off upgrading desktop computers at your business locations. Even though routine maintenance is essential to protecting data from an evolving threat landscape, many businesses aren’t updating software, which has become apparent by the speed at which cyber attacks are spreading from user to user. To reverse this worldwide trend [...]

By |2019-03-28T11:36:49-05:00March 28th, 2019|Newsletter Articles, Robert's Blog|Comments Off on Still Running Windows 7? It’s Time To Upgrade