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What is Digital Transformation?

January 21, 2021

What is digital transformation, and what does it mean to my organization? The concept of digital transformation takes on many different meanings. What business you are in will dictate the specific factors involved. For many companies, the pandemic jump-started their digital transformation. Others simply embraced the changes they already had underway. Aspects of digital transformation that speak to all organizations include the need to be adaptive, resilient, and relevant to customers and stakeholders. Here is a look at what it means to adopt digital transformation within your organization.

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Business Transformation

Employee Spotlight: Bradford Sprague

January 01, 2021

At Systems Engineering, employees are our number one resource.  Our success depends on our dedicated and skilled staff who share our values and contribute to our vision.  The Systems Engineering Spotlight gives a brief but revealing look at one of our valuable members.

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IT Solutions & Support

Security Bulletin: SolarWinds Compromise Advisory Statement

December 16, 2020

UPDATE FOR THURSDAY, JANUARY 21

As you may have seen in the headlines, Malwarebytes recently announced it was targeted by the same threat actor who attacked SolarWinds. After an extensive investigation, Malwarebytes reported their Microsoft Office 365 and Azure environments were targeted, but they found “no evidence of unauthorized access or compromise in any internal on-premises and production environments.”

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Security Bulletins & Alerts

Data Backup Solutions and Replication: Why Organizations May Need Both

December 10, 2020

What would it be like for your organization if there was an IT disaster such as an office fire, systems failure, or ransomware attack? If all your data was lost, how long would it take for your organization to be functional again? Minutes, hours, days, or weeks? How would this affect your customers and your employees? 

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Business Transformation

How Data Loss Prevention (DLP) Protects Your Sensitive Information

November 06, 2020

When it comes to cloud security, ensuring your sensitive data remains secure is a bigger challenge than ever. Cyberattacks are on the rise, and according to "The State of Ransomware 2020" report, businesses are attacked by cybercriminals every 11 seconds. The cost of these increasing attacks is anticipated to be around $20 billion by 2021.  So how can your small to medium-sized business (SMB) protect against these organized cyberattacks? Below we review data loss prevention (DLP), which is part of a multi-layer security strategy. DLP is designed to stop the accidental (or intentional) loss of sensitive information from an organization's network, before it's too late.

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Cloud Security

3 Effective Password Policies You Can Use

October 28, 2020

At the heart of any effective cybersecurity posture lies well-developed security policies and plans. You need these documents to demonstrate to stakeholders and employees how your company protects itself and its information technology assets. Safeguarding your most precious information assets is not just a job for hardware and software. It's also the responsibility of staff to be part of the solution. This can be accomplished by setting clear and effective password policies.

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Network Security

What is Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) How it Protects Data

October 28, 2020

Today, applications and files are no longer all contained within your four walls. Your staff may work from home or is on the move which means they are accessing your company's data and apps from multiple locations and on multiple devices. Your business might require complex passwords, but in reality, your staff is most likely using the same passwords across personal and business accounts, and the cybercriminals know it. To keep your data secure, you need to know who is knocking at the door before you let them in. This is what multi-factor authentication (MFA) is designed for. Read on to lean more about what MFA is and how it works. 

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Cloud Security

2021 IT Budget: Prioritizing Technology Investments

October 16, 2020

This year, many businesses had their 2020 IT budgets blindsided by the novel coronavirus. When the pandemic hit, business and IT leaders redirected and poured their IT dollars into digital transformation initiatives that created efficiencies and enabled the productivity of their remote workforces. As we look to 2021, lessons learned from 2020 coupled with a backdrop of economic instability will influence our technology spend in the coming year.

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IT Solutions & Support

3 Work-From-Home Scenarios For Long-Term Productivity and Security

October 08, 2020

Has your company decided to transition a portion or all your employees to work-from-home long-term? What may have started as a temporary means to an end is working well, and you have decided to embrace this new way of doing business. What you need now is to ensure your remote employees can continue to get their work done as productively and securely as possible.

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Cybersecurity, Workforce Enablement

Systems Engineering Named One of Maine's Best Places to Work in 2020

September 24, 2020

PORTLAND, Maine — September 2020 — Systems Engineering has recently been named one of the 2020 Best Places to Work in Maine. This marks the seventh consecutive year the company has been honored for its commitment to maintaining a high level of employee satisfaction. For the first time, the final ranking of winners will be released in the October 19th edition of MaineBiz.

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