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Cyber Security and the Breach at Yahoo

Posted by Cathie Briggette Fri, Sep 23, 2016

September 22,  Molly wrote an article regarding the the Biggest threats facing businesses through Cyber Security, and then on the same day Yahoo confirmed that over 500 million accounts  were hacked!  As a technology group we want to warn ANYONE who has a Yahoo account that the BAD Guys are going to have a field day with this.  You are going to be inundated with Phishing schemes that are going to be full of masked links that are going to infect your computer.  

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Biggest Threats Facing Cyber Security

Posted by Molly Abrahamson Thu, Sep 22, 2016

Whether protecting self-driving car safety or  state election systems, cyber security is more important than ever. According to a recent report by IBM, there were 64% more security incidents in 2015 than in 2014.

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Topics: cybersecurity

In-house IT vs. Outsourced IT.

Posted by Molly Abrahamson Wed, Sep 21, 2016

outsourcinginhouseDoes it make sense to outsource your IT?

There’s no single right answer to these questions. A great deal depends on the following:

1. Can your in-house team do the job well?

2. Can someone else do the job better?

3. If the answer to 2 is “yes,” will the difference be enough to cover the cost of their services less your internal management savings?

As your company matures, the level of complexity necessary to optimize for size and efficiency has grown beyond all but a handful of the very best in-house network administrators.
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Topics: Managed Services

Does it make sense to outsource your IT?

Posted by Molly Abrahamson Tue, Sep 20, 2016

Does it make sense to outsource your IT?

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Top 5 Reasons SMBs Outsource IT

Posted by Cathie Briggette Mon, Sep 19, 2016

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Topics: Managed Services

Outsourcing IT without Disrupting Business Continuity

Posted by Cathie Briggette Thu, Sep 15, 2016

Given the huge importance of technology, IT management is the cornerstone of any modern business, but not every organization possesses the resources to develop an in-house IT solution that caters to their business needs.

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Topics: Disaster Recovery, 201CMR17.00, Managed Services

Choosing the Right IT Services Firm in Boston

Posted by Cathie Briggette Wed, Sep 14, 2016

5 Reasons to Outsource IT Managed Services Technology departments are typically controlled with great precision within large companies. For small to medium size businesses (SMBs) this precision is sometimes overlooked because the owners or directors don’t have the necessary resources or training required to make quality technology decisions. Most small business cannot afford to hire a full time IT person, but this doesn’t mean they can’t afford quality IT Services Support.

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Topics: Managed Services

Have you heard of Cloud

Posted by Cathie Briggette Fri, Sep 09, 2016

Have you heard of cloud storage or perhaps cloud computing, but always wondered what it was exactly?  It’s possible that you have seen it somewhere before, perhaps in an advertisement or on the packaging of a new computer or tablet device. Chances are none of them explained exactly what cloud computing and cloud storage in particular does.

Let’s start with the basics, what is the cloud? Contrary to the word and image, it’s not in the sky, but is a series of large supercomputers with near limitless storage capability. Until recently, users had to rely upon the memory capabilities of their devices from computers to phones. Storing information could soon fill the device up and cause its performance to drop. The cloud allows users to store their documents, photos, and videos on a secure server somewhere else instead, freeing up memory for improved performance.

To learn more about cloud storage and why it is a safe and reliable option for your data, check out this new guide how cloud storage works and how you can access the same data on a wide range of devices.

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Topics: Cloud Computing

Top 4 Reasons Why SMBs Choose Office 365 over Google Apps for Work

Posted by Cathie Briggette Wed, Sep 07, 2016

Written by the folks over at Microsoft

Independent professionals and small and midsize businesses have to do more with less. It is about staying close to your customers, focusing on your business differentiators, and being more agile than competitors. Office 365 can help your business achieve these goals with low upfront costs, rich features, a familiar Microsoft® Office experience, and a financially-backed guarantee of 99.9 percent uptime. It brings together online versions of our most trusted communication and collaboration products with familiar Microsoft Office productivity software for businesses of all sizes. Users get an excellent productivity experience across PC, phone, and browser for the way they work today—and the way they will work in the future. Our commitment to innovation means that with Office 365 for business plans you’ll get the latest features and developments as they’re released, along with new capabilities that further inspire and empower your users, such as Delve,

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Topics: Microsoft, Managed Services

Help Desk vs. Service Desk

Posted by Caroline Witts Wed, Aug 17, 2016

What is the difference between a Service Desk and a Help Desk? While they may sound similar, the ITIL v3 makes a point to decipher between them. Each form of service plays a distinct role in the communication between customer and IT provider.

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Topics: Help Desk