Productivity Management Drives IT Budgets in 2021

By Derek Marin | Nov 9, 2020 11:32:57 AM

2020 has been a challenging year for most businesses, especially for those that lacked business continuity planning and technologies to support it. As we all learn from the good and bad of the year, we all have to agree on something: things will be radically different in 2021 and beyond!

For instance, according to research done by SWZD, who surveyed more than 1,000 technology buyers in companies across North America and Europe, 76% of business plans for 2021 include long-term IT changes, especially in the category of productivity applications and software.

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Cloud Security: A Shared Responsibility Model

By Derek Marin | Oct 6, 2020 12:02:52 PM

Cloud Computing Adoption continues to increase. In fact, according to Gartner the worldwide public cloud services market is forecast to grow 17% in 2020 to total $266.4 billion, up from $227.8 billion in 2019; mostly driven by the increase in adoption of SaaS solutions across the midmarket. By this point, many businesses are considering migrating applications, data, or infrastructure to the cloud. But the biggest objection continues to be security, how safe will our business data and information be in the cloud? 

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5 Reasons to Outsource IT

By Tom McDonald | Sep 15, 2020 4:57:03 PM

As small businesses grow, their technology needs become more complex. More employees means new tech like laptops, printers, access points, phones, etc., are needed, and supporting these infrastructural changes  can be difficult without a dedicated IT professional. 

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Key Metrics of a Successful Teams Adoption

By Tom McDonald | Aug 24, 2020 4:45:41 PM

Back in April 2020 when Covid19 took the country by storm, many organizations quickly shifted to a work from home setup, implementing technologies like Office 365 and Microsoft Teams to allow their teams to work remotely. With very little planning, a few organizations started to face technology adoption challenges creating productivity issues.

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Guidance for adopting Telehealth solutions in response to COVID-19

By Tom McDonald | Mar 27, 2020 10:31:04 AM

URGENT TELEHEALTH IMPLEMENTATION 

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Keeping IT running during COVID19

By Derek Marin | Mar 19, 2020 11:26:22 AM

You may have been planning to hire for your IT or cybersecurity department but now that plan is questionable. Meanwhile, your existing IT staff has temporarily stopped other projects in order to get your businesses going 100% remote. 

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SMB's Technology Checklist for Working from Home

By Tom McDonald | Mar 17, 2020 3:51:10 PM

You’re home and you’re working. Same goes for your team, and this means everyone.

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Enhancing Security for Remote Workers

By Tom McDonald | Mar 16, 2020 3:55:17 PM

A lot of us are suddenly working from home, but few are taking enough safety precautions. Remember, cybercriminals may take advantage of these circumstances to attempt to infiltrate organizations. 

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Selecting a Managed Detection and Response Service

By Derek Marin | Mar 12, 2020 8:45:00 AM

In the era of digital transformation, many organizations find it a never-ending struggle to defend against rampant cybercrime. Preventative security is no match for today’s threat actors, yet the advanced cybersecurity capabilities that organizations need are beyond the level of maturity that small-to-midsize enterprises (SMEs) possess.

At the same time, the expanding attack surface makes the IT environment increasingly vulnerable. Identifying and managing vulnerabilities has become exponentially more complex with more devices joining the corporate network, a mobile workforce connecting to the network from anywhere, and applications moving to the cloud.

Given the limited in-house resources, the cybersecurity skills gap, and the rapidly growing number and sophistication of threats, it doesn’t surprise anyone that security teams can’t keep up.

In this kind of reality, a data breach or network outage is all but inevitable. And the result is not only loss of productivity and revenue but also potential liability, regulatory noncompliance, and reputational damage. The ripple effects of these consequences can last for years.

Organizations are starting to recognize the inherent challenges that come with the lack of advanced technology and professional experts on staff. The question then becomes: What is the answer to the dilemma they face?

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Why every SMB needs Managed Detection and Response (MDR)

By Derek Marin | Mar 4, 2020 7:15:00 AM

In this article you’ll learn the basics about a type of cybersecurity strategy that hackers despise and that has grown by 200% in just the last 2 years.

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