7 Tips to Help Reduce Print Costs

Reduce Print Costs in Your Organization Whether you’re a school, business, hospital, or other organization, you know that printing can be expensive. Because printing will more than likely always be a part of a school or workplace, finding ways to reduce print costs can be very beneficial. Here are some tips to get you started! 1. Choose Energy-Efficient Printers If you’re looking to replace an old printer, choose an energy-efficient printer that has features like Read more…

5 Tips for Encouraging Your Employees to Care About Cybersecurity

The Role of Employees in Cybersecurity With cybercrime on the rise, taking proactive steps to protect your organization’s data is essential. Did you know that many breaches are caused by employee error? It might be as simple as accidentally clicking on a malicious link or sending confidential documents to the wrong recipient. Even though employees can be one of the weakest links when it comes to an organization’s security, if they are trained properly, they Read more…

5 Questions to Ask a Prospective MSP

Choosing an MSP Choosing a Managed Service Provider (MSP) for your organization is a big decision. You want a provider who you can rely on, someone who will listen to your concerns and who understands your needs. You aren’t just choosing a provider; you’re looking for a partner who will help you reach your goals. We’ve compiled a list of questions you should ask a potential MSP, so you can get the right conversations started Read more…

Data Retention Best Practices

What is Data Retention? Data retention is the continued storage of an organization’s data for compliance or business reasons. An organization may retain data for several different reasons. One of the biggest reasons that organizations retain their data is to comply with state and federal regulations. Data retention can be overwhelming at times, so we’ve put together some best practices to keep in mind! Data Retention Best Practices There are various features and capabilities of Read more…

The Importance of Software Updates

The Importance of Software Updates Let’s be honest, software updates can be a hassle and an annoying interruption. The box that prompts you to install software updates and restart your computer seems to pop up at the most inconvenient time. Right when you’re in the middle of an important task, bam! Because of this, many people skip software updates, mistakenly thinking they aren’t important. Even though they may seem like a hassle, software updates serve Read more…

Password Tips & Best Practices

World Password Day: Password Tips When is the last time you changed your passwords? Are your passwords strong enough? The first Thursday in May is World Password Day, a day dedicated to promoting better password habits, so we are sharing some password tips to help keep your passwords secure! Create Strong Passwords When creating a new password, ensure it contains at least 12 characters with a mix of uppercase and lowercase letters, symbols, and numbers. Read more…

What Is Phishing?

What Is Phishing? Phishing is a form of social engineering, which is when a hacker impersonates an individual or a company and uses human interaction to obtain information about an organization or individual. Phishing is a common cyber threat that many organizations and individuals are facing. A majority of these scams occur when an attacker poses as a trustworthy person or organization and sends an email that tries to trick you into opening an infected Read more…

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IT Staff Augmentation vs. Outsourcing: What’s the Difference?

Staff Augmentation vs. Outsourcing It’s important for IT projects to be done right, on time, and within budget. Sometimes outsourced IT or staff augmentation can help get this accomplished. What is the difference between IT staff augmentation vs. outsourcing? There are some definite benefits to each model; deciding which is better will come down to your specific organization and its needs. Staff Augmentation Full-time employees can be expensive; you have to pay for salary, vacation, Read more…

The Cloud vs. Data Center: Which Is Right For You?

The Cloud vs. Data Center The main difference between the cloud vs. data center is that a data center refers to on-premise hardware while the cloud refers to off-premise computing. The cloud stores your data in the public cloud, while a data center stores your data on your own hardware. You may be wondering whether the cloud or an in-house data center is the right fit for your organization. While both have their benefits, it Read more…

Ransomware Attacks: Don’t Be a Victim

Ransomware Attacks: What Are They? Ransomware is one of the biggest cyber threats facing organizations. It is a type of malware that infects computers and encrypts data, locking you out of important files or your whole system. The attacker then demands payment for restored access. Ransomware commonly spreads through malicious emails that trick you into clicking on a link that opens an infected attachment or takes you to the attacker’s website. According to the FBI, Read more…