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Reduce Your Password Risk with Multi Factor Authentication (MFA)

Passwords are meant to protect your valuable business information from hackers, but unfortunately you can no longer rely on passwords alone!


Endpoint Detection and Response (EDR) Definition and Guide

While in the past all it took were firewalls and anti-virus software, keeping up with your company’s cyber security needs is now a full-time job. This isn’t just because...


In-House vs. Third Party Tech Support: the Pros and Cons

The world has changed so much in 2020, and many organizations have been pushed to their absolute limit, when it comes to technology demands.


7 Best Practices for Keeping Your Non-Profit Data Safe

No question about it, donors are the greatest asset of the nonprofit industry. The last thing you want to worry about is the potential of your donor’s personal information...


How to Reduce your IT Costs

In today's business environment, having your technology in tip-top shape is no longer an option if you want to operate at peak efficiency, minimize downtime, keep...


What is Data Loss Prevention (DLP) and How To Implement It

With all the media attention as of late on security breaches, one of the top concerns we’re hearing from our client’s is the protection of sensitive data. DLP is a good...


The Top 4 IT Security Tips for Law Firms

Law firms come in all shapes and sizes. From corporate to family law, legal practices vary in almost every area, but they all handle confidential client data - and that...


The 5 Pillars of the NIST Framework: How to Comply

If you’re a government contractor, you know that staying on top of federal government compliance such as NIST SP 800-171 - and now CMMC - is an absolute necessity. But it...


How to Protect Against Phishing Emails in Microsoft 365

Has your business invested in Microsoft 365? Good move! It’s a great cloud-based platform for business communication and collaboration, including its comprehensive email...


Google Drive vs. Dropbox vs. OneDrive: Which is Right for You?

Most people think of Google Drive, Dropbox and OneDrive as pure cloud storage, but these platforms also offer features that make day-to-day collaboration between employees...


Protecting your Organization from Ransomware Attacks

During the holiday season, employees tend to do more “multi-tasking” – i.e. online shopping when at work. Which in the scheme of things should be no big deal.


How a Strong Cyber Security Posture Can Grow Your Business

You might not think that cyber security and attracting new clients go hand in hand, but as it turns out there’s a very strong correlation between the two.


What Is A System Administrator (SysAdmin)?

In the IT industry, there are a lot of terms that aren't well defined. This includes technicians who may be called an Engineer, Field Engineer, Technician, or a System...


How Much is Downtime Costing Your Business?

Everyone knows that downtime is not good for business, but what does “not good” mean to the bottom line?


How to Educate Your Employees on Cybersecurity

For most organizations, the biggest cyber security threat isn't an issue of having the latest and most sophisticated technologies.


How To Select the Right Phone System For Your Business

Having a phone system may sound quaint in this day and age of social media, messengers, live chat, email, smartphones, Slack, Trello, etc. However, sometimes there's...


Cyber Security and Data Protection For Higher Education

In the past few years, higher education institutions have been frequently targeted by cyber criminals:


5 Technologies To Improve IT Resilience and Reduce Downtime

IT downtime is no joke.

Did you know that downtime can cost businesses up to an average of $9,000 per minute?  

And did you know that increasing uptime from 99.9% to...


Using Technology To Reach Your Business Goals

Imagine for a moment you are suddenly inspired to build a new home...


How Proactive IT Services and Support Can Save Money

We are aware of the initial thoughts that run through the minds of business owners, which pertain to the skepticism of procuring ongoing network maintenance services when...


What Are Managed IT Services?

Managed IT services involve the proactive handling of IT assets. The asset will typically be managed by Managed Service Providers (MSPs). They manage IT assets for their...