Coronavirus stress tests businesses’ digital infrastructures in real time

Coronavirus

First and foremost, we want to extend our sincerest well wishes to the countries, states and cities battling the ravages of the Coronavirus pandemic. The health and safety of our fellow humans is the most important thing right now — so heed the advice/directives from CDC and WHO, let’s start keeping some social distance, and for god’s sake, wash your … Read More

How OpenDXL Ontology could change your technology stack

OpenDXL Ontology

One of the most common subjects on this blog is cybersecurity. It’s by no means all we do as a managed IT provider; but, when your #1 goal is uninterrupted uptime for your clients, security breaches rank pretty high on the list of things we have to watch out for. It’s also the space within our industry that sees the … Read More

Microsoft makes big changes in 2020 — what you need to know

Microsoft

If there’s three things we can count on in life, it’s death, taxes and software updates. Microsoft began 2020 with two such updates, killing off Windows 7 (more or less) while significantly upgrading its web browser ‘Edge.’ We’ll walk you through what both of these mean to you going forward. Windows 7 reaches its end of life Windows 7 was … 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

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