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The Current Microchip Shortage and its Impact on the IT Supply Chain

Microchips have become an integral part of twenty-first-century technology. Although small in size, these sets of electronic circuits printed on silicon wafers have proved their value to the world of IT. From phone and laptop manufacturers to cars and medical equipment, microchips serve as the processors for these everyday products. They are implanted in our favorite devices to help them…
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Why Hackers Love Procrastination—And What You Can Do to Fight It

IT pundits, industry reports, and tech-related statistics are all providing the same two fundamental truths about the state of cybercrime and cybersecurity: The risk and exposure related to cyber threats are at all-time highs—and are only getting worse. Most organizations are struggling to build and maintain effective cybersecurity programs. The presence of a booming cybercrime economy cannot be ignored. As…
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Why Cybersecurity Is More Important Than Ever

In light of the recent cyberattacks that have rocked major corporations across the United States, companies need to prepare themselves against the threat of an online hack. From Colonial Pipeline to JBS, organizations nationwide have suffered from these major disruptions in business operations. And as nation-states like China, North Korea, and Russia continue to experiment with bolder and more ambitious…
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How IT Teams in Education Are Handling Remote Work

IT teams in education have played a heroic role across the country during this global health crisis. Schools that moved to remote learning scrambled to switch from in-person education to a virtual environment. Here are some ways that school districts (in partnership with their IT providers) have helped ease the burdens educators, students, and their families experienced with the sudden…
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Why Your Business Should Outsource Its BCDR Plan

By Michael Hensley, Director of Professional Services We all know the detrimental effect that natural disasters, system failures, and other unexpected events can have on business continuity. Organizations need to be proactive to prevent operational shutdowns and insulate themselves from damaging impacts to their supply chains. To keep your business up and running, organizations should invest in business continuity and…
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The Cost of IT Downtime – The Amount Is Shocking

We all know that losing access to mission-critical processes and essential operations can be detrimental to business performance. From system failure and network outages to cyberattacks and human error, many factors can contribute to system downtime. And identifying these problems within your IT infrastructure can prove to be time-consuming and expensive. But are you aware of just how much money…
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The Value of IT Outsourcing

By Joey Avolio-Farr, Account Executive The progression of the twenty-first-century tech ecosystem has delivered significant improvements to the way our businesses operate. But in today’s day and age, we all know how stressful and confusing technology can be. Whether you’re looking to establish your organization’s cloud-based presence, troubleshoot your employees’ tech problems, or protect your business from cybersecurity threats, the…
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Top Technology Trends of 2021

By Michael Hensley, Director of Professional Services Like millions of other people in the world, I’m looking forward to ridding my hands of 2020 and starting fresh in the new year. While the pandemic has left an indisputable mark on our planet, recent advancements in technology have provided much-needed hope and optimism for the future. When looking ahead to the…
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Webinar Highlights: Protecting Your Data in 2020 and Beyond

Data privacy and security are two initiatives that have become top priorities for business and IT leaders around the world in recent years. While maintaining a secure environment is critically important in safeguarding an organization’s private information, the shift to a remote workforce has allowed cybercriminals to cause significant business disruption. For months, hackers have effectively taken advantage of employees’…
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The Importance of Two-Factor Authentication

By Michael Hensley, Director of Professional Services Ready for the eye-opening stat of the day? Since the start of COVID-19, the FBI and its IC3 (Internet Crime Complaint Center) has reported a 300% increase in reported cybercrime activity. This starting rise in the frequency of cyberattacks has prompted companies—especially those with vulnerable networks due to increases in work-from-home activity—to enhance…
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