5 Big Data Migration Errors Users Make (and How to Avoid Them)

5 Big Data Migration Errors Users Make (and How to Avoid Them)

Moving data from one place to another is a part of life when you work with technology. Computers and servers wear out, necessitating to need to move everything from an old to a new device.  Companies also move to new cloud applications frequently, which means they need to take all the information in one app […]

Where Should We Target IT Security Upgrades to Stay Secure in 2021?

Where Should We Target IT Security Upgrades to Stay Secure in 2021

One of the most important areas of a technology infrastructure is cybersecurity. It’s an area that’s always evolving to match new and emerging threats and if IT security is not kept updated, a company could suffer a devastating attack. The average cost of a data breach for a small business is between $120,000 to $1.2 million. Because […]

2008 R2: Should We Update Our Server Software or Move to the Cloud?

2008 R2: Should We Update Our Server Software or Move to the Cloud?

If your business is still running a server with Windows Server 2008 R2, then you’ve been taking a big risk nearly all year. That operating system (OS) officially lost support on January 14, 2020.  When a Windows Server OS loses support, reaching end of life, it means there are no more: Free security updates on-premises Non-security updates […]

How Could Amazon Sidewalk Impact Business Network Security?

How Could Amazon Sidewalk Impact Business Network Security?

Amazon is trying out a brand-new concept which is to create a shared neighborhood network that extends Wi-Fi availability to certain devices in outdoor areas.  This new network is called Amazon Sidewalk and it’s going to be powered by device owners sharing their bandwidth (either willingly or unwittingly). IoT devices like doorbell cameras and voice […]

What Software Should I Choose for Video Conference Calls? How Can I Make Sure It’s Safe?

What Software Should I Choose for Video Conference Calls? How Can I Make Sure It’s Safe?

A side-effect of the global pandemic has been that meetings are now mainly online rather than in person. This has led to a surge in popularity of video conferencing tools and also a surge in privacy concerns on the platforms. Over the last 6 months, Microsoft Teams use has risen more than 50% and Zoom has reported […]

Is It Time to Update Your Firewall?

Is It Time to Update Your Firewall?

A firewall is a first line of defense for your network, devices, and the data they hold. Firewalls are designed to monitor all incoming and outgoing traffic on a business network, detect any signs of unwanted intrusion, and block malicious attacks. As attacks have become more sophisticated over the last few years, network security and firewalls have […]

Why Are File & Access Permissions So Important?

Why Are File & Access Permissions So Important?

Do you know how many of your users have admin permissions in your cloud productivity software? What about how many can edit documents stored in your cloud storage or an on-premises server? File and access permissions can be a big cybersecurity vulnerability for a business if they’re not handled correctly. Who you let have access to files […]