IT Security

Equifax Breach Puts Focus on IT Security

Recently, the data of 143 million consumers — including Social Security numbers, birthdates, driver’s license numbers and much more — was compromised during a massive Equifax security breach. And with this breach, there is one subject on everyone’s mind: security. The effects of...
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Mitigating Cyber Attack Risk

Mitigating Cyber Attack Risk

5-Step Approach to Mitigating Cyber Attack Risk Cyber-attacks are getting more attention in recent months and capturing the interest of SMBs, mostly because cybercriminals are targeting not only huge corporations, but also they’re going after SMBs – and at a rate higher th...
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cybersecurity for smb

Understanding SMBs and Cybersecurity

Most small and medium businesses know they need to be thinking about cybersecurity, but the reality of the risk is much larger than most think. In fact, 82 percent of small business owners believe they’re not an ideal target for a cyberattack. Yet research shows that SMBs are, in...
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Ransomware New York IT Support

Ransomware Attacks Increase 10x – Are You Prepared?

Ransomware Attacks Increase Tenfold: Are You Prepared? Data is the heartbeat of SMBs, and when that data is locked up, nothing paralyzes a company faster — and hackers know it. Last year, hackers broke into a hospital’s main system, locking down data and demanding $17,000 to get...
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Outsourced Helpdesk

Does Outsourcing the Help Desk Make Sense?

Does Outsourcing the Help Desk Make Sense? A Few Quick Tests to Decide… Working on a task with great efficiency is satisfying. At the end of the day, you know you got a ton accomplished – and it feels rewarding. But nothing makes a person hit a wall faster than technology...
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The Five-Point Checklist for Selecting a Managed Services Provider

The managed services industry is growing at a rapid rate. In fact, it’s expected to grow from roughly $145 billion in 2016 to over $242 billion by 2021. For those shopping for MSP services, this means one thing: They have more choice than ever before. But how can you be certain...
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What Do I Do with All this Stuff?

I have a system for keeping stuff in my house. When not actively in use, most of my stuff ends up piled on the floor in my home office. When that fills up I move it to more permanent storage in my basement. When that fills up? At this point the attic or the garage become the...
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Outsourced IT

Why are More Companies Outsourcing IT in 2017?

As the new year kicks off, most companies have a robust list of objectives to accomplish in the coming months. For many, this includes adding additional IT staff or outsourcing IT by enlisting the help of an MSP (Managed Services Provider) to support future growth. In fact, the...
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Security in the Age of the Internet of Things

The Internet of Things, which includes any object or computing device that connects to the internet, is growing fast and providing unique security challenges for businesses. In fact, it’s reported that 43 percent of businesses use IoT, with the number of connected devices...
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software as a service

Do I Need an MSP if I Use SaaS?

Software is a critical part of business operations, with recent adoption rates sharply increasing. In fact, the global Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) market is projected to grow to $67 billion in 2018, with cloud applications forecasted to account for 90 percent of worldwide mobile...
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