2017 IT essentials: disaster recovery plan

When disaster strikes, organizations need to put their business continuity plans into action and recover their IT systems as quickly as possible. Failing to do so can mean serious financial and reputational repercussions. Despite this, investments in disaster recovery are set aside each year for high-tech IT investments, and every year companies and employees continue […]

5 safe bets for web services in 2017

Investing in technology requires a lot of forethought and research. Successful business owners know that it isn’t just seeing an ad on your sidebar and signing up for untested services or solutions, it’s about making an educated decision. What better time is there to sit down, review the current state of technology, and decide where […]

Considerations for large-scale AWS migration

Managed IT services providers recommend virtualization not because it is an IT business trend that everyone simply must ride, but because it is, quite, a smart way of managing your IT resources. Your organization needs to be more efficient and should be willing to move to the cloud to achieve it. But, if you do […]

New OneDrive capability for Office 365

Office 365 doesn’t represent the number of days you need to spend working; rather, it’s a productivity and collaboration-enhancing software that helps employees work from wherever and whenever they want. By enabling employees to work, share files and collaborate with colleagues on a cloud-based platform, your company will be given a competitive advantage. Here are […]

Technology integration benefits patients

Since the dawn of modern medicine, technological advances have been giving doctors, nurses, and hospital administrators better and better tools for treating the unwell since the dawn of modern medicine. This includes everything from the stethoscope to vaccinations to x-rays to present day integrated healthcare technologies. Here are five technology integrations that are improving patient […]

Adobe Flash Changes for Microsoft Edge

Recently, changes to Microsoft Edge, the built-in web browser for all new Microsoft Windows systems, ended the browser's instantaneous compatibility with Adobe Flash. Many business owners and internet users alike are concerned and frustrated with these unprecedented changes and are wondering what they will mean for them going forward. If you are among those concerned […]

The ransomware that makes you sell your soul

Ransomware has become a fast-track for making money for some hackers this holiday season. But instead of just demanding a small payment for the decryption code that will unlock their computers, some hackers are demanding that victims sacrifice two other friends to ensure they receive the code they need. Read more to find out what […]

Google OKs HTML5 as the default in Chrome

Google is out to make the user's experience more secure and efficient with its recent announcement that it will disable Flash and implement an HTML5 default browsing protocol. This change won't be implemented all at once, but will start by changing the settings of 1% of Chrome users in December 2016 before eventually expanding that […]

AWS creates “Glue” service for data analysis

Recently, Amazon Web Services (AWS) announced the creation of a new data analytics tool to lighten the burden on businesses when analyzing data in the cloud. This tool, referred to as “Glue,” is meant to clean up and organize data that comes into the cloud from various sources so that it can be analyzed by […]

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 […]

Voice Over Internet Protocol (VoIP): Why You Should Make the Switch

More and more businesses are discovering the freedom and advantages of ditching the traditional phone line in favor of VoIP telephony. Why make a change to something as reliable and simple as a Plain Old Telephone Service (POTS — really)? Because, frankly, we tend to forget the unreliability issues we experience with traditional POTS. Once […]

Ransomware: The Next Big Cyber Security Threat

Waking up to a virtual ransom note on your laptop or mobile phone will get your heart pumping faster than the strongest coffee. The gist of the notes is always the same: your information (photos, files, personal or sensitive data) has been encrypted, and it will be destroyed or compromised unless you pay a ransom […]