How Managed IT Services Help Your Business Succeed

How Managed IT Services Help Your Business Succeed

Very few companies these days are able to operate without a technology platform. In California, even micro companies such as food truck operators and small enterprises such as family need some level of IT infrastructure or functionality. Once a business begins to rely on technology for day-to-day operational purposes, even the slightest IT setback can…

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Is a Self-Hosted Cloud Solution Right for Your Business

Is a Self-Hosted Cloud Solution Right for Your Business?

Many people think of cloud computing strictly as a solution that involves entrusting third parties to manage their business data, but this is only one aspect of the cloud. When you pay for an Office 365 subscription, for example, you are using a public cloud solution and trusting Microsoft with your data. The Benefits of…

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What You Should Know About the VPNFilter Router Malware

What You Should Know About the VPNFilter Router Malware

According to a recent advisory published by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, small business owners in the High Desert should reboot their routers to minimize their exposure to a new cyber threat. What Businesses Are at Risk for Unsecure Data? The routers affected by VPNFilter include those manufactured by popular brands such as NETGEAR and…

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Evaluating Cloud Computing Solutions for Your Business

Evaluating Cloud Computing Solutions for Your Business

Cloud computing has reached a high level of maturity that allows business owners to choose between various strategies. The idea should always be to build a data infrastructure that can deliver the best possible service for customers while giving employees the best tools to carry out their duties. To determine the best cloud computing strategy…

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Cloud Computing Considerations for High Desert Law Firms

Cloud Computing Considerations for High Desert Law Firms

Scalability, cost-efficiency, mobility, and paperless work ethics are some of the main advantages of the cloud computing solutions that are increasingly being adopted by business owners across the United States. According to July 2017 statistics cited by renowned law firm Bryan Cave LLP, 95 percent of American enterprises are using some sort of cloud service,…

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Perspective on the WannaCry Ransomware Attacks

Perspective on the WannaCry Ransomware Attacks

In May 2017, the world of information security was rocked by a massive ransomware attack spreading across global networks and impacting critical data infrastructures such as the IT systems of public health departments and mass transportation agencies. Lessons for Local High Desert Businesses There are many aspects of the WannaCry attack that business owners in…

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The Danger of the Leaked NSA and CIA Hacking Tools

The Danger of the Leaked NSA and CIA Hacking Tools

In terms of security, the year 2017 is shaping up to be one of the most challenging and hazardous for users of enterprise networks. From booby-trapped Microsoft Word documents to highly technical leaks of exploits used by United States intelligence and espionage communities, the information security (infosec) threat environment has been at historically elevated levels…

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Modern Point-of-Sale Solutions in the High Desert

Modern Point-of-Sale Solutions in the High Desert

The retail, restaurant, and hospitality sectors have been thoroughly transformed by point-of-sale (POS) systems, which have come a long way since IBM developed mainframe computers that could be operated by means of ancillary or remote clients known as electronic cash registers in the mid-1970s. The History of Point-of-Sale Systems In the United States, Dillard’s and…

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Firewalls The First Step in Information Security

Firewalls: The First Step in Information Security

A couple of plotlines in the biggest movie of the 2016 holiday season were loosely related to network security. A few scenes of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story featured hacking of smart devices, data theft, and even social engineering. Interestingly, one of the main plot points in the film involves a group of rebels…

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Why Private Cloud Solutions Make Sense for 2017

Why Private Cloud Solutions Make Sense for 2017

Information security analysts will likely remember 2016 as a year of spectacular cybercrime events, particularly data breaches involving major organizations and even providers of cloud computing services. Yahoo, Wendy’s, LinkedIn, Oracle, Dropbox, and the University of Central Florida were some of the biggest targets of data breach attacks in 2016. Cyber Security Issues Against Cloud…

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