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Prevent Downtime. Employ IT Support Services.

By Erik Briceno

Prevent Downtime. Employ IT Support Services.

In a time when so many people are performing their jobs from home, it’s difficult enough keeping everything running. Downtime caused by technical issues was already a big problem even before COVID-19. But now, with even more that could go wrong, that means even more downtime. And that means a greater impact on your organization.

Since downtime equals productivity loss, how do you mitigate it? This question underscores why IT support services are more important now than ever before.   Read more

The Rising Threat - Examining the Largest Cyber Attacks in the Past Two Months

By Erik Briceno

The Rising Threat – Examining the Largest Cyber Attacks in the Past Two Months

As we’ve mentioned in several prior articles and social media posts, malware, ransomware and data breaches have seen a significant increase this past year. The majority of it can be directly attributed to the COVID-19 pandemic, and it’s only getting worse.

Several incidents have occurred in just the past month or two alone, and today we’re going to outline a few and explain what happened, what caused them and how they possibly could have been prevented.   Read more

Want to Weather the Storm? Focus on Agility Instead of Efficiency.

By Erik Briceno

Want to Weather the Storm? Focus on Agility Instead of Efficiency

For those of you who receive our newsletter and have been following us on Facebook, you’ve probably heard about this latest Forrester report sounding the alarm that all businesses need to commit to some very important changes if they want to survive the next 10 years. If nothing else, the coronavirus pandemic has shown us that this is precisely true. According to the report, organizations need to make both a technology and culture shift — from “efficiency” to “agility.” But what does such a shift look like, exactly?   Read more

How Managed IT Can Support a Pandemic Workplace and Beyond

By Erik Briceno

How Managed IT Can Support a Pandemic Workplace and Beyond

Managed IT is an obvious necessity during the COVID-19 crisis. But its role will continue to be relevant once the emergency eventually does end — whenever that may be. Many organizations will slowly try to make the transition back to traditional work environments. And just as many won’t, as they have now fully embraced remote working. In both instances, managed IT is essential to have.   Read more

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

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Prevent Downtime. Employ IT Support Services.
Prevent Downtime. Employ IT Support Services.
The Rising Threat - Examining the Largest Cyber Attacks in the Past Two Months
The Rising Threat – Examining the Largest Cyber Attacks in the Past Two Months
Want to Weather the Storm? Focus on Agility Instead of Efficiency.
Want to Weather the Storm? Focus on Agility Instead of Efficiency
How Managed IT Can Support a Pandemic Workplace and Beyond
How Managed IT Can Support a Pandemic Workplace and Beyond
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