How Much to Budget for IT, Part 1

Get ahead of the curve with a realistic IT budget Did you know most of your competitors aren’t creating smart IT budgets right now? We’ve found that it’s the norm for technology-dependent businesses (and businesses are almost universally technology-dependent) to leave their IT expenses up in the air until an emergency arises. Then they take […]

How Managed IT Services Save You Money

Is your business’s IT a jogger or marathoner? It doesn’t really matter how athletic the people who keep up your IT are, but if your business is going to go the distance, it’s time to explore how managed IT services can keep you at peak performance levels, 24/7. When businesses are content to do in-house […]

The Untold Cost of Ransomware

The nightmare doesn’t stop when you pay a ransom Ransomware is a big business. In fact, some experts are predicting that it will be a $5 billion business over the course of 2017! And where there’s money to be made from vulnerable ransomware victims, a new crop of crooks will squeeze in and get their […]

Formula One Monitoring

The digital age of racing and business Sensors, cutting-edge software, control centers with more monitors than eyeballs to watch them — Formula One racing has grabbed technology by the horns and reached an unprecedented level of speed and potential. Constant, sophisticated monitoring has changed the Formula One racing scene forever, and it can do the […]

Case Study: Smart IT Scales With You

Client Description Interstate Capital Corporation is one of North America’s leading invoice factoring companies. They help small and medium-sized businesses succeed and grow throughout California, Texas, and New Mexico. They started small themselves almost 25 years ago, in Santa Teresa, New Mexico. When it became clear that they had a great idea and potential for […]

Do you need network monitoring?

Real eyes catch threats in real time There are different levels of cyber security that best suit different types of organization. For example: If you manage a small bakery, you can probably get by just fine without 24/7 network monitoring. On the other hand, if you run a less delicious and more complex type of […]

The More You Know …

Employee education can help you avoid viruses and phishing Threat-savvy team members are one of the key elements of a secure organization. If your employees aren’t prepared and watching for suspicious emails or websites, you’ve left yourself wide open for some expensive attacks like: Viruses Ransomware Phishing scams Internet safety training often falls to the […]

Bringing It Home: Breaches and Phishing Hit Texas and New Mexico

There’s an interesting phenomenon in psychology known as “The Just World Effect.” Basically, we have such a hard time accepting our own vulnerability that we blame people for the unfortunate events that befall them. The underlying belief is that bad things only happen to people (or organizations) that had it coming in one way or […]