What Are Disaster Recovery Policies & Procedures?

Keeping your company in business during a crisis A disaster recovery plan (DRP) is no longer a “nice to have” business investment. In today’s technology-dependent world, it has become a necessity. We’ve seen disasters like terrorism, hurricanes, fires, and floods wipe businesses out for good. But we’ve also had the privilege of crafting disaster recovery […]

Data Backups as an Investment

As a teenager, my cool older brother was always pushing limits, both in terms of our parents’ sanity and the integrity of his bones. He jumped off our roof into a shallow pool and built his own rickety halfpipe in our yard. Risky behavior is a given for teenagers, but owners of small- and medium-sized […]

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 […]

Top 10 Tech Gadget Gifts

Gadgets so cool you’ll want to keep them for yourself The holidays are upon us! No need to stress about those hard-to-shop-for people on your gift list. We’ve put together a list of our top 10 tech gadget gifts, so you’re sure to find something fun for everyone. Each link goes to a product review, […]

Charitable Giving Done Right

How to know you’re putting your good will in the best hands The holidays are a great time to give back to your community, or to support a group in need. But how can you be sure you’re putting your good will in the best possible place this season? Here are some of our tips […]

Identity and Credit and Breaches, Oh My!

Top 10 personal security tips to keep you safe this holiday season In light of the recent Equifax and Yahoo breaches, we wanted to bring you some helpful tips to maintain your personal security during this blissful, busy season of gift purchasing and celebrating. Restaurants are the primary brick-and-mortar source of credit compromise. Memorize and […]

Corporate Culture and Remote Workers

Building loyalty without a water cooler A decade ago “The Office” was only an oddly relevant and hilarious caricature of day-to-day corporate life. Today it’s also a time capsule of a bygone era when a full team worked in the same office all week long and bonded over water cooler chat (about beets?). Remote workers […]

Cloud vs. On-Premise Data Storage

You know someone who lives by the adage “If it ain’t broke, why fix it?” But you also know someone (probably with an English degree) who says, “He who hesitates is lost.” So who’s right? Do the tried and true security benefits of on-premise data storage make it the best choice for your organization? Or […]

Varay Case Study: Scalable IT in Action for Project Amistad

Need a big infrastructure change? We’ve got you covered Client description Project Amistad is a wonderful non-profit agency that works hard to serve and improve quality of life for the elderly, people with disabilities, and at-risk populations among 36 West Texas counties. In order to continue serving with excellence, Project Amistad’s 168 employees recently consolidated […]