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Plan for the End Right From the Beginning: Incorporate End-of-Life Needs Into Your Overall IT Plan

By Erik Briceno

Plan for the End Right From the Beginning: Incorporate End-of-Life Needs Into Your Overall IT Plan

No matter how much you invest in the latest technology, it will continue to change and improve. It’s important to make preparing for that reality a part of your business master plan right from the beginning.

With proper planning and budgeting, you can turn a problem into an opportunity. Your end-of-life tech situation can become the chance to better serve the needs of both your customers and your IT staff.   Read more

Upgrade Your Technology Without Upending Your Budget: Best Practices for Managing End-of-Life Technology

By Erik Briceno

Upgrade Your Technology Without Upending Your Budget: Best Practices for Managing End-of-Life Technology

When technology reaches the end of its lifespan, the resulting situation can create considerable risks for businesses. But it can also create the opportunity for necessary IT upgrades in addition to routine maintenance. How you approach this inevitable business process determines the difference between continued smooth operations and lost productivity.   Read more

The End of the Line: Getting the Right IT Support When Your Technology Becomes Obsolete

By Erik Briceno

The End of the Line: Getting the Right IT Support When Your Technology Becomes Obsolete

Perhaps you’re old enough to remember dialing a rotary telephone, listening to an eight-track tape or even working with Windows 98.

Well, as the saying goes, all good things must come to an end. In a business context, the final stages of a product’s existence — its end of life (EOL) — have broad ramifications for maintaining productivity, ensuring support and preventing security issues.

In particular, end-of-life hardware and software products can create considerable risks for businesses and the data infrastructure they rely on. Having the right IT network support and planning for the inevitable changes are crucial for preventing the kind of problems that can impact the bottom line and your overall business success.   Read more

Best Practices for Avoiding the Dreaded Network Downtime

By Erik Briceno

Best Practices for Avoiding the Dreaded Network Downtime

When it comes to network downtime, it’s essential to take steps to minimize the effects and the resulting costs that can ripple throughout your business and impact your bottom line.

Start by thinking about what could actually happen and then plan accordingly. There are many causes for downtime, and you should plan for them all — from system failure to human error to natural disaster. Regardless of whether the cause is large or small, it’s essential to have contingency plans in place to guide you through an incident and minimize the disruption to your business.   Read more

When the System Goes Down, the Costs Add Up

By Erik Briceno

When the System Goes Down, the Costs Add Up

It’s that dreaded message from the IT department that no one wants to see flash across the screen: server is down. Cue the agitation, exasperation and frustration.

For a business, there’s nothing worse than having network systems go down during key production periods. Whether that outage lasts for five minutes or five hours, any work lost to downtime translates into unplanned expenses.   Read more

Protect Your Businesses From Malware: Know the Common Types

By Erik Briceno

Protect Your Business From Malware: Know the Common Types

When it comes to malware, the bad guys continue to increase in numbers and creativity.

Malicious software comes in a variety of forms. Some are designed to wipe out data, while others want to hold that data for ransom. But every type of malware means lost revenues for your business. That’s why it’s hard to overestimate how important it is for businesses to protect their data from these cybercriminals.   Read more

Your Computer’s Worst Enemy: Malware

By Erik Briceno

Your Computer’s Worst Enemy: Malware

It’s what every tech user fears — malware, those malicious software programs that can harm or disable your computer or mobile device while robbing you of precious time, money or your very identity. In 2017, experts say more than half of American adults were impacted by a malware attack. You don’t want to become part of that statistic.   Read more

By Erik Briceno

NIST SP 800-171: The Deadline Is Near, and I’m Not Ready. Is It Time to Panic?

Absolutely not! But like that famous ball in Times Square on New Year’s Eve, the clock is ticking down. It’s time to get in compliance with the upgraded cybersecurity standards outlined in the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Special Publication (SP) 800-171, “Protecting Controlled Unclassified Information in Nonfederal Information Systems and Organizations.”

Federal government contractors need to meet these enhanced stipulations before the ball drops on Dec. 31, or they risk losing business.   Read more

What Are CUI and CDI? (And Why Should You Care?)

By Erik Briceno

What Are CUI and CDI? (And Why Should You Care?)

With the year-end deadline rapidly approaching for meeting updated federal cybersecurity standards, it’s important to know what’s involved.

What we’re talking about is safeguarding Controlled Unclassified Information (CUI). This type of information regularly moves through or resides on the internal networks or information systems of most federal contractors. Simply put, the government wants to strengthen security to keep that information secure.   Read more

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Plan for the End Right From the Beginning: Incorporate End-of-Life Needs Into Your Overall IT Plan
Plan for the End Right From the Beginning: Incorporate End-of-Life Needs Into Your Overall IT Plan
Upgrade Your Technology Without Upending Your Budget: Best Practices for Managing End-of-Life Technology
Upgrade Your Technology Without Upending Your Budget: Best Practices for Managing End-of-Life Technology
The End of the Line: Getting the Right IT Support When Your Technology Becomes Obsolete
The End of the Line: Getting the Right IT Support When Your Technology Becomes Obsolete
Best Practices for Avoiding the Dreaded Network Downtime
Best Practices for Avoiding the Dreaded Network Downtime
When the System Goes Down, the Costs Add Up
When the System Goes Down, the Costs Add Up
Prevent Malware From Infecting Your Computer: Use These Best Practices
Prevent Malware From Infecting Your Computer: Use These Best Practices
Protect Your Businesses From Malware: Know the Common Types
Protect Your Business From Malware: Know the Common Types
Your Computer’s Worst Enemy: Malware
Your Computer’s Worst Enemy: Malware
What Are CUI and CDI? (And Why Should You Care?)
What Are CUI and CDI? (And Why Should You Care?)