Kaseya Cybersecurity Breach: What Happened & How to Respond

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Kaseya announced that it was hit with a sophisticated cyberattack over the July 4th Weekend. What Happened? This supply-chain ransomware attack leveraged a vulnerability in Kaseya VSA (Virtual System Administrator) software.  To clarify, VSA is a set of tools used by MSPs (Managed Service Providers) to manage and monitor computers. This is one of the worst cyber-attacks to have hit … Read More

World Backup Day 2021 is March 31!

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Don’t be an April Fool – Backup your important files. A new McAfee report estimated that the global financial losses businesses felt in 2018 as a result of cybercrime totaled in the $600 Billion range. Cybercrime is a very real and present danger to businesses of all sizes. However, it can be even more damaging to smaller businesses who don’t … Read More

Business Planning for 2021? Don’t Forget to Include IT in the Process!

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December is “Write a Business Plan” Month Are you ready to wave good-bye to 2020 and looking forward to 2021?  Do you have your business plan completed and ready to execute?  Did you remember to include IT in your business planning process?  December is the perfect time to create or revisit your company’s business plan.  By starting now, you’ll have … Read More

Making the Cloud less “Cloudy” – Optimizing Your Cloud Computing Options

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Optimizing The Cloud

In the Cloud? Chances are your company is already utilizing some form of cloud-based computing.  In fact, 68% of US businesses have adopted managed cloud infrastructure services in 2020. (Source)  If you’re one of the 32% that has yet to make the switch, you may want to review the following top 5 reasons to consider moving to the cloud: Financial … Read More

Technology Trends in Manufacturing

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technology trends in manufacturing

While the manufacturing industry has a reputation for being slow to hop on the technology bandwagon, in reality, technology is taking the industry by storm. Here’s a peek at some of the biggest technology trends in the manufacturing industry today and how they are revolutionizing the way manufacturers do business. The move to cloud computing  An increasing number of manufacturers … Read More

5 Reasons to be Thankful When SOL-I.S. is Your Managed I.T. Provider

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  With Thanksgiving just around the corner, it’s a great time of the year to remember what we are thankful for. Family, friends, our health, and of course, your Managed I.T. Provider! Just kidding. We’re not expecting to be at the top of your personal “Thankful-For” list, but when your team partners with SOL-I.S., we just might be at the … Read More

Why Managed IT Services Are So Important to Small Businesses

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Traditional IT tech support is becoming more irrelevant as managed IT services take IT by storm. Whereas traditional tech support offers a break-fix, or reactive approach, managed IT is proactive and offers monitoring, maintenance and technical support. Similar to maintaining in-house IT but without the hefty price tag that small businesses struggle to afford, managed IT companies familiarize themselves with … Read More

How Can Hosted Virtual Desktops Benefit My Business?

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Maintaining data and applications on desktop devices, while historically the only way to operate, is becoming obsolete in the corporate world. There many good reasons for this! More and more companies are not only switching to cloud servers but also to hosted virtual desktops…and they are reaping the benefits. What are hosted virtual desktops? Hosted virtual desktops or HVDs are … Read More

Financial Benefits of Moving to the Cloud

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According to Microsoft, 49% of small-to-medium sized businesses utilize cloud computing to reduce costs. This means that just over half of small-to-medium sized businesses are missing out on the cost savings their business could experience as a byproduct of cloud computing. If you are one of the 51% of businesses yet to make the switch let’s take a look at … Read More