Digital Pollution Digital pollution has become one of the largest negative contributors impacting our environment globally. According to Global E-waste Monitor 2020, more than 53 million metric tons of electronic waste was produced in 2019. This amount of waste equates to more than the total number of commercial aircraft manufactured. EVER. Used enterprise assets such as computers, servers, hard drives, … Read More
Kaseya Cybersecurity Breach: What Happened & How to Respond
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
Getting the Best From Your Remote Employees
Getting the Best From Your Remote Employees The global Covid-19 pandemic left the majority of organizations scrambling to find remote technology solutions to accommodate our new work-from-home environments. While many employees are returning to the office, several organizations are remaining virtual or will move to a hybrid arrangement. Tips to ensure your organization is leveraging its remote workforce to achieve … Read More
Prepare For The Unpredictable
If 2020 prepared us for anything, it was how to react to an unprecedented event. This last year felt like living a real life science fiction event dreamed up by the likes of Stephen King. But even with the challenges we encountered, the pandemic also showed all of us the strength of the human spirit to overcome significant, unexpected challenges. … Read More
World Backup Day 2021 is March 31!
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 New Year’s Resolutions to Make (& KEEP) in 2021
Happy New Year! “I am going to lose weight & get in shape.” “I will be more organized this year.” “I plan to spend less and save more.” Sound familiar? These are all examples of common New Year’s resolutions millions of us set every year. Despite our best intentions, 80% of us fail by the second week of February. (Source) … Read More
Business Planning for 2021? Don’t Forget to Include IT in the Process!
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
National Cybersecurity Awareness Month
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
Remote Work is Here to Stay: Is Your Company Prepared?
Working from Home Trends Long before the COVID-19 pandemic forced many of us to office from home on a temporary basis, the trend of working from home had been steadily increasing. In fact, between 2005 and 2018, the US experienced a work at home increase of 173%. (Source) According to the U.S. Census Bureau of Labor Statistics, 3.4% of the … Read More
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
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