Why This Baby Boomer Hates the “M” Word

The media has a new whipping boy, and it’s not the new POTUS. It’s the up and coming generation of westerners born (depending on whom you ask) between 1982 and 2004. Millennials. I hate that word. The label millennial has some pretty unflattering connotations: lazy, entitled, and whiney, to name a few. Why millennials matter […]

Case Study: Securing International Business

Client Description Our client is a wholesale vendor who does international business in the U.S. and Mexico. With over four decades of international relationships and contracts, this business is focused on making their transactions secure to protect their valued clients on both sides of the border. Challenge Relationships are vital in business, and when you’re […]

PCI DDS Compliance

Protecting your customers and your brand reputation If Target can have a massive data security breach like the disaster they experienced in late 2013, an event that compromised the financial data of almost 30 percent of Americans, it can happen to anyone. Target’s reputation, sales, and stocks took a hit after the breach. People felt […]

Varay Case Study: Disaster Recovery Plan for Senior Health and Wellness Service

Planning ahead saves more than your business — it can save lives Client description Our client is a premier multi-site provider of senior health and wellness services. They provide medical and residential care, as well as independent living services and fun life enriching activities for seniors. The challenge Though they were running a wonderful, compliant […]

Why Do I Need a Disaster Recovery Plan?

Only the prepared survive You’ve seen those bumper stickers, right? The ones about being prepared for the zombie apocalypse? Don’t act like you haven’t thought out a plan. But how many people take very real cyber threats seriously enough to draft a solid disaster recovery plan? Threats to your network security range from hackers to […]

Office 365 and G Suite

Google’s G Suite or Microsoft’s Office 365? That’s the question. One that many business owners ask themselves but often put aside because weighing the individual functionality seems like a monumental task! We’re here to help end that indecisiveness, so let’s take a look at what each has to offer. Cost and commitment G Suite offers […]

The new face of e-marketing: IG stories

Scroll, double-tap, repeat, might have been the original Instagram-ing routine, but not anymore. After partnering with global advertising giants, IG is introducing its latest feature: Stories. With it, you can share short videos, or even personally decorated snapshots of your daily life. But many of you might ask, “What does this have to do with […]

Cheap IT Can Be Expensive

Deal or no deal Have you ever fallen for a deal that just couldn’t be beat? To my shame, I did this just last month. I needed a new bookcase, and naturally a well-targeted ad popped up in my social media with a screaming deal on a case that looked just gorgeous. I couldn’t resist […]

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 […]