Financial Institutions and Cloud Computing

Securing critical data in the cloud during this wave of file-less cyber attacks can pose serious security risks when moving from a traditional enterprise data center into a cloud environment. Even in private clouds, financial organizations face intensified risks from having multiple data sets and applications sharing on the same physical services. Banks, credit unions…Continue Reading


Endpoint Detection – Your antivirus won’t catch everything

Does your organization have best practices for how to use technology which include installing patches, computer based training and pushing out anti-virus updates? Does your firm have a threat detection strategy? Perhaps your firm utilizes a layered security approach and because you have never experienced a breach you are at peace with the security of…Continue Reading


Why backing up your data is so important during hurricane season

Being located in Florida, we’re no strangers to hurricanes. Last year saw multiple storms pass by us with Irma being the largest of those. Hurricane season starts June 1st this year and we need to be ready since US forecasters predict that this year’s hurricanes will be worse than normal. The 2017 hurricane season alone…Continue Reading


Securing Patient Data With Managed Services

Why Securing Patient Data Is Better With Managed IT Services

In 2017, data breaches affected over 5.5 million patient records. Attacks are becoming more sophisticated, making it difficult for in-house IT teams to adequately protect healthcare organizations from ever-increasing threats and securing patient data. As threats continue to plague the healthcare industry, many organizations are turning to managed IT services to secure patient data. Security…Continue Reading


Benefits of MSP and IT Manager Partnership

How the IT Manager Can Benefit by Partnering With a Managed Service Provider

Many small to medium sized businesses maintain their own IT infrastructure. When doing so they will hire an IT Manager to handle the day to day operations. While some may consider this a viable and economically sound solution, experience has shown that it may benefit the IT Manager, and the business, more to partner with…Continue Reading


Six Overlooked Best Practices That Threaten Enterprises

Six Overlooked Practices That Threaten Enterprises

No company is safe from human error. Statistics indicate that every year, over one billion records of data are compromised due to common mishaps. More than 90 million IT-related accidents are reported in the US alone. It gets worse; A whopping average of $15 million in damages relentlessly plague even the most prestigious and security…Continue Reading


Why you need a managed service provider

5 Reasons to Partner with a Managed Service Provider

The need for MSPs (Managed Service Provider) is on the rise, and with good reason. You may be familiar with the term and even the nature of an MSP. Your Managed Services Provider can take over your daily IT support and services and provide a measurable and quantifiable ROI. Among other additional benefits include lowering…Continue Reading


5 Steps to Network Security and Compliance

Network Security and Compliance Best Practices

Small businesses are often at a greater risk for cyber threats because they typically have smaller budgets and do not have the revenue to afford their own information technology departments to deal with these threats. In addition, 87 percent of small business owners do not believe they are at risk for an attack. As a…Continue Reading


hurricane preparedness for businesses

Hurricane Preparedness for Businesses Part 2: 5 Critical Steps to Ready Your Infrastructure Before A Storm

In Part 1, we discussed putting together a hurricane plan for your personnel and ensuring that you keep an open line of communication with emergency services organizations, local businesses, and vendors. Here in Part 2, we will take a look at hurricane preparedness from a business IT perspective. It is imperative that you also develop…Continue Reading


florida palm trees in a storm

How to Prepare Your Business for a Hurricane – Part 1

Until last year, Florida had not been directly hit by a hurricane since 2005. Yet, in 2004, the state was directly hit a record four times, which had never happened, dating back to 1850. Odds are Florida is due for another hurricane strike. In fact, according to the latest forecasts released by Colorado State University,…Continue Reading