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Business Continuity

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 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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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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Video: How to Solve Cybersecurity Challenges During COVID-19

As the COVID-19 crisis continues to evolve, we are making every effort to help your business stay safe from cyberthreats and other IT challenges. We teamed up with our trusted partners at Cyberstone to put together this informational video, which covers: Hacking campaigns and phishing attacks Trickbot banking trojans Tips from the National Cyber Security Center Virtual Private Networks (VPN)…
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3 Tips to Cybersecurity Safety and Business Continuity During COVID-19

As we all work together to get through this COVID-19 crisis, let’s focus on safety and business continuity. At Lume, we're here to keep your business safe while your employees are working from home. Here are some thoughts on how you can stay safe and productive at the same time. 1. REMOTE WORK BEST PRACTICES Many of us will need…
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5 Ways to Prepare for the Windows 10 Update

Microsoft has announced that it will stop supporting Windows 7 after January 14, 2020, which means it will no longer provide tech support, software updates, or security updates to Windows 7 PC users. If you plan on using Windows 7 on your PC after this date, your computer will still work, “but it may become more vulnerable to security risks…
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