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By Erik Briceno

Zoom Has Touched Up Its Security. Will You Benefit From It?

Video conferencing programs, such as Zoom, are all the rage right now. That shouldn’t come as much of a surprise. It’s a great piece of technology, and being forced to work from home during the COVID-19 pandemic has suddenly elevated these tools, in particular this platform, to a stature that it’s never seen before. Unfortunately, Zoom was never quite prepared for this level of popularity. This became immediately apparent when Zoom-bombing began showing its ugly face in all the worst ways. Hackers are even posting Zoom user account credentials on the Dark Web.

The good news is, Zoom finally bumped up its security. But these improvements are not without a few bumps of their own.   Read more

Yes, Your Company Does Need an MSSP. Here’s Why.

By Erik Briceno

Yes, Your Company Does Need an MSSP. Here’s Why.

It no longer matters what your company does. It doesn’t matter what your organization stands for. It doesn’t matter what you’re selling or even if you’re selling anything. Today, we live in a world where literally everyone is online. Your organization likely has at least some sort of internet presence, regardless of size. And because of that, cybersecurity is a sweeping issue that now affects us all, no matter how much one might think otherwise.

The majority of companies don’t have the time or the cash flow needed to focus on cybersecurity by themselves — not if they hope to focus on what they’re actually trying to do. That’s where a managed security service provider is meant to come in.   Read more

Managed Security Service Providers 101 (Along With Almost 101 Reasons Why V2 Systems Should Be Your Provider)

By Erik Briceno

Managed Security Service Providers 101 (Along With Almost 101 Reasons Why V2 Systems Should Be Your Provider)

At V2 Systems, we’ve covered the importance of Managed Security Service Providers (MSSP) many times — especially now in 2020. But what exactly is an MSSP? How does V2 Systems help in this realm? In today’s blog, we’re giving a quick crash course on the subject.   Read more

Managed Security Service Providers Are More Important Now Than Ever

By Erik Briceno

Managed Security Service Providers Are More Important Now Than Ever

According to Market Watch, there has been a continuous growth in the Managed Security Service Provider (MSSP) market in the last five years. This growth trend is expected to continue further into the future, projected at least as far as 2023. There is absolutely no reason to assume this trend will not be maintained indefinitely, much further into the future.

There are a few important reasons why you should consider using an MSSP, and why V2 Systems will continue to be your most valuable partner in all things related to technology.   Read more

Small Business IT Security Basics, Part 2: Investing in Cybersecurity

By Erik Briceno

Small Business IT Security Basics, Part 2: Investing in Cybersecurity

Small businesses increasingly rely on information technology to reach new markets, increase employee productivity and lower operating costs. At the same time, theft of digital data has become the most commonly reported fraud, surpassing physical theft.

The average cost of cybersecurity incidents ranges from about $34,604 for a small business to $1.05 million for a large business. That’s why companies of all sizes need a strong cybersecurity strategy to protect their data — the lifeblood of their business.

In Part 1 of Small Business IT Security Basics, we listed five essential steps that every company should take. Here are the next five actions for small businesses, starting with making sure your entire team is engaged.   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

Increased Productivity and Reduced Costs: 2 Key Benefits of an IT Managed Service Provider

By Erik Briceno

Increased Productivity and Reduced Costs: 2 Key Benefits of an IT Managed Service Provider

When it comes to providing the right kind of technology support to maximize your business model, partnering with an IT managed services provider can result in a successful two-pronged strategy by reducing overhead costs and increasing employee productivity.

The key is the partnership between your company and your managed services provider, which ultimately frees your staff to remain focused on your vision — and committed to fulfilling it.   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

How Cloud Managed Services Can Propel Your Business: 8 Key Benefits

By Erik Briceno

How Cloud Managed Services Can Propel Your Business: 8 Key Benefits

In today’s competitive business environment, the ability to adapt to evolving technology can be the difference between success and failure. That’s particularly true when it comes to leveraging cloud solutions for your IT needs.

Forward-thinking leaders recognize that cloud computing lets you address business pain points, resulting in improved productivity combined with managed costs. Your team can work faster and smarter with increased employee productivity and lower overhead costs.

A cloud managed services provider can deliver software over the internet for your business, eliminating the need for you to install and run these applications on your local devices. That has the added benefit of simplifying your maintenance and support.   Read more

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Zoom Has Touched Up Its Security. Will You Benefit From It?
Yes, Your Company Does Need an MSSP. Here’s Why.
Yes, Your Company Does Need an MSSP. Here’s Why.
Managed Security Service Providers 101 (Along With Almost 101 Reasons Why V2 Systems Should Be Your Provider)
Managed Security Service Providers 101 (Along With Almost 101 Reasons Why V2 Systems Should Be Your Provider)
Managed Security Service Providers Are More Important Now Than Ever
Managed Security Service Providers Are More Important Now Than Ever
Small Business IT Security Basics, Part 2: Investing in Cybersecurity
Small Business IT Security Basics, Part 2: Investing in Cybersecurity
Business IT Spending Continues to Increase: Surveys Show the Future Is in the Cloud
Increased Productivity and Reduced Costs: 2 Key Benefits of an IT Managed Service Provider
Increased Productivity and Reduced Costs: 2 Key Benefits of an IT Managed Service Provider
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
How Cloud Managed Services Can Propel Your Business: 8 Key Benefits
How Cloud Managed Services Can Propel Your Business: 8 Key Benefits