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Timely Talk About IT Security – Wannacry!

Jordan Arnold

Posted by Jordan Arnold
Thu, May 18, 2017

By now, I'm just going to assume that most, if not all, of you have at least heard something about the Wannacry! Ransomware.

It’s been all over the news and many of my colleagues and clients have been asking me about it. Unfortunately, I have to deliver some bad news – these kinds of threats are going to continue to be more frequent. They're even getting cooler names from the individuals or groups disseminating them, so the media promotes them more, too...the jury's still out on whether that's a good thing, or a bad thing. 

Related: What DC SMBs Need to Know About Encrypting Ransomware and Malware

While widespread awareness can help slow the spread of bugs like this, it can also inspire copycat attacks from others who want their 15 minutes in the limelight. However, the thing the media's definitely not talking about enough is the fact that this could have been prevented if people simply took proper preventative care of their networks. 

Were you covered for the Wannacry attack? Are you sure or How do you know? Who do you call to get answers about something like this?

Related: Top 5 Risks of Using Outdated Technology

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What to Expect from Your New Managed IT Services Provider During Onboarding

Erjon Xhepa

Posted by Erjon Xhepa
Fri, Jun 24, 2016

Bringing on a new managed services client—onboarding—does not happen overnight. It is a process, not an event that requires a team effort by both the service provider and the client. But this initial stage of managed services is critical, and careful attention to the client’s IT needs and capabilities here will result in smoother sailing down the road.

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Innovation Drives Business Value in a Changing IT Climate

Juliana Lee

Posted by Juliana Lee
Mon, Jan 13, 2014

As technology evolves rapidly, businesses often struggle to remain current and competitive. Companies are under increasing pressure to drive business value, with fewer and fewer resources, and in the face of more complex challenges than ever before. So how exactly can small- to mid-sized organizations use their resources most efficiently to keep up with an ever-changing IT climate?

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Top 5 Reasons Your Organization Should Perform an IT Assessment

Juliana Lee

Posted by Juliana Lee
Thu, May 02, 2013

Is your IT a Burden or an Enabler? 

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