New FTC Safeguards Rule: Is Your Business Ready?

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) increased the regulations regarding customer data security in the updated Standards for Safeguarding Customer Information (commonly referred to as The Safeguards Rule for short.) The FTC Safeguards Rule now requires non-banking financial institutions, including automobile dealers, payday lenders, and mortgage brokers, to develop, implement, and maintain a comprehensive security program to keep their customers’ data …

How Old Technology Costs Your Business

If your business relies on outdated software or hardware, it’s time to consider the cost of not updating that technology. As a software program or hardware ages, the time and effort required to keep it running increases. While it may seem cost-effective to deal with aging technology as long as possible, you may set yourself up for significant problems in …

IT Considerations When Planning An Office Move

Moving to a new office can be just as involved and time-consuming as moving to a new home. Office relocations open up many new possibilities; however, a poorly executed move can cause significant disruption to your business operations. Careful planning is required when moving sophisticated computers and other technology.When moving to a new office space, a significant complication is disconnecting …

The Value of Managed IT Services for SMBs

Small to mid-sized business (SMB) owners always look for ways to improve efficiency, increase profits, and reduce costs. These goals have become more challenging, given constant supply chain disruptions and economic uncertainty.Many owners of small or medium-sized businesses shy away from the idea of hiring tech support, as they are often concerned about the cost versus the value it offers …

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Choosing the Right IT-Managed Service Provider

Today’s business climate requires a robust IT infrastructure for your company or organization. Many of us increasingly rely on services that allow employees to work from home or on the road. Is your business adapting to the times? Can your employees handle the technical challenges that can appear at any time? If not, it may be time to explore managed …

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Is It Time to Outsource Your IT Services?

Small and medium-sized business owners often struggle to balance all the critical day-to-day tasks. Outsourcing allows you to focus on what you do best without significantly growing your full-time team. It enables you to contain costs, increase efficiency, and focus on the parts of your business that you enjoy.According to the U.S. Small Business Administration, several small business functions can …

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Tips for Securing Your Company Website

Your companies website is the number one public facing aspect of your company. If built correctly, your company website should be popping up on page one of a google search. Websites that do come up page one, are attacked by cyber threats constantly. Whether you are a small business or a multi-billion dollar company your website could be leaving you …

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Project Fortify Has Arrived

Last month we talked about the importance of a Penetration Test. We did that to lead up to a big announcement this month about Project Fortify! For those that have already clicked and started their journey, we want to say welcome aboard! But for the rest of you, we wanted to give you some more information. The Problem: We have seen …

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The Importance of a Penetration Test

If I were to ask you, “Where is your company most vulnerable in your cyber security?” What would be your answer? For many business owners, it seems that this is a question that draws a blank. You start a business, hire employees, focus on sales, and then act in a reactive way to issues that come up. The problem with …

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The Cyber Security Effect of the Russia/Ukraine War

Unless you are living under a rock, you know what is happening in the world. Russia, specifically Putin, decided to invade Ukraine causing millions of people to be at risk in their daily life living in fear from the threat of physical attack. We hope and pray that the innocent people of this region are safe and that this conflict …