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Holly Dowden

Holly Dowden
Holly is the VP of Marketing at Ntiva, a full service technology company offering managed IT services, IT consulting, cybersecurity solutions and more.
Social Engineering Attacks: How to Protect Yourself and Your Business

No matter what security protocols your company puts in place or how unbreakable you believe your password to be, there is one vulnerability that cybercriminals can always...


Remote Work: How to Prepare Your Business for the Hidden IT Costs

When the COVID-19 pandemic began, more than 40% of American employees worked remotely. While this number has dropped over the last two years, it’s unlikely that we’ll see a...


Cyber Insurance in 2022: Does Your Business Need It?

Do you really need cybersecurity insurance? Well, that depends!The number of businesses who took out cyber insurance policies in the last few years has sky-rocketed, thanks...


Top 4 Signs Your Company Needs to Hire a Virtual CISO (vCISO)

What was once a relatively unknown position has become a necessity for many businesses across all industries. As more of us continue to work remotely, the necessity of a...


8 Reasons Co-Managed IT Might Be Right for Your Business

IT departments are facing greater pressures than ever before. The volume and variety of work is increasing. Cybersecurity and data privacy threats are growing - in frequency,...


Service Desk Academy Opens At Mountwest Community and Technical College

Ntiva has partnered with Mountwest Community and Technical College in Huntington, West Virginia to open up a Service Desk Academy that will enable students to gain real world...


What is Desktop as a Service (DaaS)?

Desktop as a Service (DaaS) has become a hot topic for many businesses, since most employees are now working from home. There are valid concerns on security, data privacy and...


Five Tech Trends to Power Business Success in 2022

Few of us could have predicted what has happened over the past two years. While technology always changes at a dizzying pace, nothing prepared us for the crazy fast...


The 7 Mobile Device Security Best Practices You Should Know for 2022

The jury is still out on when - or if - employees will be returning to the office in 2022. But one thing we do know for sure is that remote work is here to stay for a large...


How To Conduct a Cybersecurity Risk Assessment: 4 Simple Steps

It’s easy for businesses to get overwhelmed when it comes to figuring out what they need for adequate cyber security protection. We recommend that the very first thing you do...


Cloud vs On-Premises Backup and Recovery: What's Best For You?

Imagine if you came into the office and all your PCs and servers were completely down. How quickly do you think you could get your business back up and running? How smoothly...


How to Find the Best IT Outsourcing Service Near You

As businesses evolve, they sometimes come to a point where taking on an IT outsourcing service makes more financial and logistical sense than managing all IT in-house.


IT Management Services For Ensuring Your Tech Stack Runs Smoothly

Around two-thirds of organizations now use some form of outsourced IT management services. There are many reasons for this, but a driving factor is the continual adoption of...


A Balanced Approach to Secure Remote Working: The New Normal

As more and more companies begin to adopt a remote work culture, there are many things for organizations to consider. This article takes a look at the top three...


Move Aside Paperless - Touchless Processes are the New Normal

The COVID-19 pandemic has put office systems and processes to the test. With more than 16 million office workers transitioning to remote work over the past 5 months, tens of...


What Is Email Security: A Guide To Protecting Your Email

As you browse through our IT services, blog posts, and company info, you’ll quickly see just much we emphasize the importance of cybersecurity here at Ntiva. We’re not trying...


Intrusion Detection Systems – How Does an IDS Spot Threats?

Cyber attackers will do whatever it takes to hack into a vulnerable network, and no amount of firewall protection or anti-virus software can completely guarantee security....


Why is Business Continuity Planning So Important?

How resilient do you think your business was to the recent disruption? Did you have a robust plan in place for business continuity? There certainly were mixed results as to...


Guest Access In Microsoft Teams - What You Need to Know

With the recent and sudden increase in remote collaboration, many workers are taking advantage of Microsoft Teams. As most businesses already have Microsoft 365, it makes...


How Microsoft Teams Keeps Companies Running Remotely

With our sudden shift to remote working, it's important to get all employees on a single communication platform. It's incredibly inefficient if everyone is using different...


9 Ways Cloud Computing Improves Employee Productivity

If you're on the fence about migrating to the cloud, you may be weighing many pros and cons. One of the biggest consideration is the ROI of doing so, which largely hinges on...


What Is A Virtual CIO And Why You Need One

In an age of digital transformation, high growth and intense competition, many job roles are being virtualized. This new kind of job role is gaining traction as a...


How to Grow Your Business with the Right Technology

The right technology can play a significant role in helping you grow your business, increase revenues and outperform the competition. We explain the details behind this,...


How to Secure Office 365: Five Best Practices!

Microsoft Office 365 is unique in terms of information security. As the productivity platform where your team gets most of their work done, it represents a trove of data that...


The One Best Way to Archive Your Outlook Email

When Microsoft Outlook slows to a crawl, one of the first things many people consider is turning on email archiving in order to improve performance. But what's the best way...