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9 Defensive Tactics For Your Cybersecurity Game Plan

While 43% of cyber attacks are aimed at small businesses, only 14% are considered prepared, aware, and capable of defending their networks and data.

In football, a blitz is a tactic used by defenses to disrupt the quarterback by sending a higher than the usual number of players his way. It's called often out of a sense of urgency to proactively change the momentum of the offensive attack. 

Topics: Security Network Management IT Consulting Network Security Cybersecurity Managed IT Services

Explore and Discover: What You Gain from a Business Technology Needs Assessment

After exploring your workflow environment, while pulling together data and key information from stakeholders and end-users alike, the sky opens up with new and unforeseen productivity possibilities.

Ever been stargazing in one of Arkansas’ beautiful National Parks? The experience can be equally awe-inspiring and overwhelming.

Even so, Astronomical discoveries are being made all the time, making more sense out of the endless sea of stars blanketing the night sky. Pulling together volumes of information and data, Astronomers can process information and develop new findings, often without even pulling out a telescope.

Topics: Canon Color Copier Office Equipment Business Technology Needs Assessment

Secure Your Print Environment Before, During, and After You Hit Print

Securing your print comes down to understanding – and protecting – your jobs throughout the entire print lifecycle.

Cyber security is an ever-growing priority for businesses year after year. Nearly nine in 10 IT decision-makers in North America expect their organization’s cybersecurity budget to increase (by as much as 50 percent!) in the next 12 months, a recent Kaspersky survey found.

Topics: Print Management Managed Print Services Cybersecurity MFP Security

Cloud Document Management vs. On-Premise: 8 Factors You Must Consider

In the spirit of cloud vs on-premise engagements, here is a starting point for deciding your best route for harnessing the power of a Document Management System.

Consider documents as the building blocks of everyday business workflow. Now imagine building a Lego set. Instead of having blocks packaged into groups and a list of instructions, you empty the bags and scatter the 500 or so pieces across your living room floor.

Topics: Document Management Document Workflow Document Security Cloud Content Management Cloud Technology

Is Your Office Utilizing These 3 Enhanced Cyber Security Tools?

If you're using yesterday's tools for today's cyber security storm, you're frankly not prepared. 

Philosopher Marshall McLuhan once said, “Our Age of Anxiety is, in great part, the result of trying to do today's job with yesterday's tools and yesterday's concepts.”

Topics: Network Management Network Security Cybersecurity

6 Coaching Tips for Your 2022 IT Security Plan

These six coaching tips will help develop the peace of mind that comes with a solid IT security strategy.

Vince Lombardi once said “hope is not a strategy.”

From his relentless coverage of the fundamentals to implementing his infamous “Packers Sweep,” the legendary football coach relied on preparation, practice, and developing a proper game plan for his team. It worked. He won five NFL championships, including Super Bowls I and II, and compiled a remarkable 89-29-4 regular-season record.

Topics: Network Management IT Consulting Network Security Cybersecurity MFP Security

Section 179: Act Fast on This Technology Acquisition Incentive

Almost all types of “business equipment” new or used that your company buys or finances will qualify for the Section 179 Deduction.

A huge technology procurement incentive still exists for businesses looking for ways to become more efficient and lease or purchase new business equipment.

But the clock is ticking.

Topics: Printing Office Equipment IT Consulting LeaseCare Technology Procurement

How to Choose the Right Managed IT Service Provider For Your Business

When evaluating potential managed service providers, it’s important to look at both the hard metrics as well as the humanistic qualities of the company you will entrust with your technology landscape.

As security concerns take center stage and IT becomes increasingly complex, small to medium-sized businesses (SMBs) continue to seek the help of a managed IT services provider.

Topics: Network Management Network Security Managed IT Services

UCaaS Ensures Flexibility, Simplicity in a Hybrid Work Environment

Hybrid work isn’t a static concept – by nature, it implies that where people work will change over time, so your communication solution has to embody elasticity.

Legendary UCLA Coach John Wooden used to preach to players that “flexibility is the key to stability.”

Disruption and adversity are everyday realities in sports. From the unexpected injury, a late-inning comeback, a defensive halftime adjustment, or a controversial call; the ability to recognize and adapt are keys to success on the playing field.

Topics: Unified Communications VoIP Phone System Coronavirus Remote Workforce Planning Work From Home Hybrid Office

Strength in Numbers: Defining the Cost of Downtime from Ransomware

Having a stout, multi-layered cyber security plan has never been more important than it is now. Not only are costs rising, but attacks are getting more sophisticated.

Figuring the true cost of downtime from a cyber security incident can be a lot like guessing the number of marbles in a glass jar: Anyone’s guess, really.

So shoulders shrug and business moves on as usual – perhaps dangerously so.

Topics: Network Management Network Security Ransomware