Why IT stability is the mother of productivity (and how to get it)

IT Stability

Labor productivity is higher than it has ever been before. This is great news for business owners as well as for retail investors, because it means the American economy is growing overall. Many things contribute to these productivity gains, from better workplace management and collaboration tools to the overarching influx of technology that simplifies tasks, automates repetition, and massively increases … Read More

Multi-factor authentication bypasses increasing, but you should still use it

multi-factor authentication

For years, cyberattacks have been increasing in frequency, scope and sophistication. From multibillion dollar disasters crossing international borders to run-of-the-mill ransomware, enterprises have to be more vigilant than ever to protect their data and their bank accounts from malicious actors. One of the primary lines of defense? Multi-factor authentication (or MFA for short). Going beyond just passwords to unlock sensitive … Read More

7 Best Specialist Solutions IT Support Firms Offer

Dallas IT Services

When you first take over the reins of a new business or are trying to bring your long-standing one up to a modern standard; it can be like learning to walk. Technology is changing at a rapid pace, and a new system without expertise or knowledge to run it can seem like a nearly impossible undertaking. It can feel like … Read More

Top 5 Ways Managed IT Service Plans Can Save Your Business Money

In a competitive business world, every manager or owner has to think outside the square to make savings. Profit margins are getting slimmer by the day, and there’s only so many cuts you can make until you’re operating on a shoestring budget. That’s where a managed IT service plan from a reputable firm can be a gamechanger. It benefits almost … Read More

Why You Should Outsource Your Business’ IT Support

For many small and medium-sized businesses, there comes a time when IT problems take over your working week. You can spend more time trying to troubleshoot and maintain your systems than you do on your own job. At that point, you have to ask yourself: should I be outsourcing my Business IT? The answer might be yes. Read on to … Read More

Flipboard suffers data breach, responds expertly

flipboard

Data breaches, sad as it is to say, are a part of corporate life now. Despite the best laid intentions (and expertly designed security systems) no system is truly hack proof. As long as humans have logins, there will be vulnerabilities in sensitive systems. That doesn’t mean you shouldn’t do everything in your power to prevent them, obviously, but it … Read More

iSCSI vulnerability reveals another avenue hackers are exploiting

There’s seemingly no end to the avenues for hackers to penetrate protected systems. From simple (yet dishearteningly still effective) email phishing to DDoS overloads to high-complexity malware/ransomware custom-built for specific targets, hackers are becoming ever more effective and creative in gaining access to sensitive systems. But the first line of defense is still your employees, and in a recent snafu, … Read More

The skinny on LockerGoga, a terrifying new ransomware variant

We’ve seen all manner of ransomware in the last decade. From innocuous varieties to the devastating ones, ransomware is one of the largest (and growing) threat vectors for cybersecurity teams (or managed service providers if you outsource that sort of thing). One of the newest iterations on the scene, with a terrifying wrinkle, is called ‘LockerGoga’ — here’s what it … Read More