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

November 15-21 is International Fraud Awareness Week

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International Fraud Awareness Week Fraud Week is the perfect time to assess your company’s fraud awareness and to start discussions amongst colleagues, executives and stakeholders in your organization about how important fraud prevention is to your company and to society as a whole. According to the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE) in their 2020 Report to the Nations on … Read More

National Cybersecurity Awareness Month

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October is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month (NCSAM). The objective of this collaborative effort between the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) and its partners — including the National Cyber Security Alliance — is to ensure every American has the resources they need to stay secure online. This year’s theme is “Do your Part. #BeCyberSmart.” Organizations are encouraged to take proactive … 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

21st Annual International System Administrator Appreciation Day

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What the Heck is SysAdmin Day?  System Administrator Appreciation Day is held on the last Friday of July.  This year it is being held on July 31st, 2020.  It was created in 1999 and is recognized internationally.  Not all Superheroes wear capes . . .   I.T. Superheroes for example: consult with their clients, design computer systems, purchase and install new … 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

The Scary Side of a Data Breach

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Data is the heartbeat of your business and is becoming increasingly integral to the longevity of your company. In fact, some experts are saying that data is becoming the most valuable asset in the world. No matter how small or large your business might be, data is certainly something to be protected. Although it is common to assume that big … Read More

Why Managed I.T. Services?

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Every business which relies on I.T. needs to have a plan for maintenance, security, trouble-shooting, disaster recovery and upgrades. Simply put, there are three ways to take care of those crucial I.T. needs: In-house model: An in-house expert or team takes care of all aspects of I.T. They’re paid via salary. Break/Fix model: An outside vendor is called in when … Read More