Intel Announces Major Security Breach

You’ve probably seen or heard about the massive security vulnerability Intel announced last week.  This recent acknowledgement has the potential to dwarf the WannaCry attacks from 2017 when you consider the combined impact of attacks and performance loss. Intel Security Breach The vulnerability is at the heart of the processor architecture.  This issue applies to the last 20+ years of processors … Read More

Leverage and Lindstrom Complete First Full Quarter as Combined Entity

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Leverage Technologies has built its services with emphasis on strategic planning, while Lindstrom grew its practice upon a reputation for reliable IT systems and support. The merger has come about based upon a long-standing relationship started in 2010. The new Leverage Technologies will have strengthened capabilities to include on-site IT support, an in-house escalation path for deep technical support, and … Read More

9.5 Remote Worker Requirements

More people than ever are working away from the office.  The modern employee expects the ability to perform her entire list of job duties from anywhere.  As an employer, it’s a competitive advantage in your market for acquiring business and top talent.  As with any new technology it comes with some risks.  You must account for the security requirements first … Read More

Data Backup Testing

We recently went through a new client acquisition that required us to use backups to install their new server because the old server was in the cloud far away.  The process was pretty painful because the former IT company didn’t have proper backup systems in place.  This made me think of some other issues we’ve encountered with backups for new … Read More

FBI Warns Businesses of Email Scams

The FBI has issued alerts to all businesses about the spread of email scams. Business E-Mail Compromise (BEC) scams are one of the fastest growing hazards facing businesses today. According to the FBI these scams have grown by more than 270% since the beginning of last year. At their last reporting more than 7,000 businesses have lost more than $1.2 billion in … Read More

How to Easily Improve Your Business’s BYOD Mobile Device Management

Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) has become one of the biggest trends in technology during the past few years. One report from Samsung in 2013 found that 85% of companies supported BYOD. Today, that number may be even higher. Of course, in every BYOD study, the challenge remains the same: how do you balance the desire for personal devices with the … Read More

Cybersecurity

Cybersecurity is one of the most important things to worry about when it comes to business IT operations.  With the advent of the “Cryptolocker” and the other Ransomware virus’s that have become prevalent since September 2013 the potential for loss is at an all-time high. Not only do these new ransomware viruses lock up the system they encrypt the files … Read More

More than Just Healthcare; How HIPAA Affects All Industries

HIPAA, the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, has been a term of concern for the past few years for every healthcare provider and individual.  Congress enacted HIPPA in 1996 to ensure the efficiency and standardization of healthcare as well as to enhance access to healthcare. What most business owners do not know is that HIPAA affects everyone. HIPAA affects … Read More