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Small Business IT Security Basics, Part 1: 5 Essential Steps for Ensuring Cybersecurity

By Erik Briceno

Small Business IT Security Basics, Part 1: 5 Essential Steps for Ensuring Cybersecurity

When it comes to doing business, the internet can be your best friend — for reaching customers, increasing productivity and reducing costs. But if you’re not careful with cybersecurity, it also can become your worst enemy.

Whether you’re simply using email, maintaining a website or migrating your operations to the cloud, following cybersecurity best practices should be a core element of your business plan.   Read more

By Erik Briceno

Business IT Spending Continues to Increase: Surveys Show the Future Is in the Cloud

When it comes to budgeting for IT, three key surveys of IT leaders predict companies will continue to increase their spending to keep their businesses running smoothly and securely, with many moving operations to the cloud.   Read more

BYOD Is the New Normal: How to Make it Work for Your Business

By Erik Briceno

BYOD Is the New Normal: How to Make it Work for Your Business

How many of your employees use their own devices to do their jobs? Chances are high that some — or many, or even all — use their own laptops, tablets, cell phones or even wearable tech gadgets on the job.

Which means it’s time for you to get serious about implementing a policy for handling this ever-expanding world of BYOD — Bring Your Own Device.   Read more

14 Ways IT Security Consultants Can Help Your Business

By Erik Briceno

14 Ways IT Security Consultants Can Help Your Business

As technology progresses, so do the variety of threats to your IT environment and sensitive information. Whether your organization is large or small, government or private, the threats are the same. They’re very real, and they can have very significant consequences for your bottom line.   Read more

4 Signs It's Time to Outsource Your IT Services

By Erik Briceno

4 Signs It’s Time to Outsource Your IT Services

When it comes to business, change is inevitable. The way a company handles that change can mean the difference between success and failure.

Deciding whether or not to outsource your IT tech support is one of the biggest decisions a company will face. Making the change can improve performance measures in terms of cost, quality, service and speed. To ensure the change is made smoothly, look for a managed service provider who will work to understand your company and analyze your needs — then translate those objectives and processes into solutions that span the lifecycle of your entire IT infrastructure.   Read more

Recent Malware Attacks Show Why You Need to Protect Your Data

By Erik Briceno

Recent Malware Attacks Show Why You Need to Protect Your Data

Earlier this year, hackers took aim at the city of Atlanta, hobbling the city government’s vital data and computer systems. They used a pernicious form of malware — malicious software programs that can harm or disable your computer or mobile device while robbing you of time, money or your very identity.

That’s exactly what occurred in Atlanta, where Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms said, “We are dealing with a hostage situation.” And recovery efforts have cost the city an estimated $2.6 million.

What happened in Atlanta, unfortunately, doesn’t stay in Atlanta. The city’s experience with digital extortion illustrates the dangers posed by hackers — and why businesses and individuals must do all they can to detect and prevent cyber attacks.   Read more

Best Practices for Cloud Migration: How to Create a Successful Strategy

By Erik Briceno

Best Practices for Cloud Migration: How to Create a Successful Strategy

In today’s competitive business environment, there are numerous reasons to move operations to the cloud. Forward-thinking leaders recognize that cloud computing offers the opportunity to address business pain points, resulting in improved productivity combined with managed costs.

Simply put: your team can work faster and smarter with increased employee productivity and lower overhead costs.

But to make a major move to the cloud successful, you need to use the proper business tools to get the job done. This means following best practices to complete the migration quickly and efficiently without business disruption.

Think like a general here in terms of the three phases involved in migration implementation — plan your strategy, execute it and then assess your success.   Read more

Understanding the Risks of Cloud Computing: Here’s What You Need to Know

By Erik Briceno

Understanding the Risks of Cloud Computing: Here’s What You Need to Know

Computer analysts consider cloud computing “the most transformative technology trend of the past decade,” so it’s no wonder it’s become “a must-have business technology.”

There are numerous advantages to using a cloud service provider to design, implement and manage your technology — which allows you to concentrate on your core vision and pursue your business objectives.

Companies of all sizes, industries and locations use the cloud. It’s become critical to business success and is now a mainstream enterprise core technology, according to market research company Forrester.   Read more

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Small Business IT Security Basics, Part 1: 5 Essential Steps for Ensuring Cybersecurity
Small Business IT Security Basics, Part 1: 5 Essential Steps for Ensuring Cybersecurity
Business IT Spending Continues to Increase: Surveys Show the Future Is in the Cloud
Time to Cut Bait: Don’t Fall Prey to Email Phishing Scams
BYOD Is the New Normal: How to Make it Work for Your Business
BYOD Is the New Normal: How to Make it Work for Your Business
14 Ways IT Security Consultants Can Help Your Business
14 Ways IT Security Consultants Can Help Your Business
4 Signs It's Time to Outsource Your IT Services
4 Signs It’s Time to Outsource Your IT Services
Companies of All Types Face Cyber Attacks That Could Put Your Data at Risk
Companies of All Types Face Cyber Attacks That Could Put Your Data at Risk
Recent Malware Attacks Show Why You Need to Protect Your Data
Recent Malware Attacks Show Why You Need to Protect Your Data
Best Practices for Cloud Migration: How to Create a Successful Strategy
Best Practices for Cloud Migration: How to Create a Successful Strategy
Understanding the Risks of Cloud Computing: Here’s What You Need to Know
Understanding the Risks of Cloud Computing: Here’s What You Need to Know