A managed services provider (MSP) allows an enterprise to outsource the design and management of its IT systems, and receive ongoing technical support for upgrades and issues. They are particularly advantageous to small- and medium-sized businesses (SMBs), owing to the affordable monthly fee that gives them access to cutting-edge technology and expert monitoring and maintenance.
In 2018, an estimated 260 billion emails were sent daily. Email is a simple and effective communication tool used to share everything from business correspondence to family weekend plans. However, it’s no secret that it comes with more than its fair share of risks.
Email is dangerous because it is one of the most common methods for hackers to attack businesses, yet we continue to use it anyway. In its 2018 Internet Security Threat Report, Symantec revealed that 54.6% of all email is spam. It also revealed that the average user gets 16 malicious spam emails every month; that’s 192 spam emails a year for every employee.
One of the core benefits of Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) is that it allows businesses to pay a monthly fee for the things they need, instead of having to worry about the less predictable expenses of one-time purchases and upgrades. Microsoft Office 365 merges the benefits of subscription-based software and full cloud enablement with traditional desktop productivity.
In a phishing attack, a hacker sends an email pretending to be from a legitimate source, such as the CEO of your organization, a bank, the IRS, PayPal, just to name a few, with the goal of tricking the recipient into giving away sensitive or confidential information.
Phishing is a common hacking scam that usually involves spoofing an email or a website of a trusted source such as PayPal, a large bank, your CEO, or even the FBI, CIA, or Department of Homeland Security, to name a few. The goal of phishing is to trick users into sharing confidential or personal information, which can then be used to steal more data or for fraud, such as identity theft.
Companies underfund their disaster recovery (DR) plans, not realizing how crucial they are for the survival and protection of the business. Several hours of downtime can cost thousands, even millions of dollars.
Another mistake is to mimic the DR strategies and budgets of other companies.
Every business that relies on technology must be prepared for all manner of threats. Cyberattacks, such as ransomware, data breaches, and DDoS attacks, are only becoming more rampant. Most of these attacks can cripple operations and even an entire business.
Many enterprise resource planning (ERP) applications or systems were made especially for manufacturing environments. With so many moving parts and complex processes to manage, ERP applications have become key to optimizing all of it, reducing margins for error, and gaining a competitive edge.
Companies today are turning to public cloud services like Dropbox, Microsoft Office 365, and Amazon Web Services (AWS) as well as cloud-based email to accelerate growth. According to a report by McAfee, the average organization now uses 1,935 cloud services.