Cyberattacks are on the rise. The Identity Theft Resource Center recently reported an annual all-time high in data compromises through the third quarter of this year1. The increase in cyber incidents means cybercriminals are sure to continue plaguing businesses well into the future. Consequently, cyber insurance coverage is now critical for small to medium-sized businesses (SMB) and is a key facet of any good defense strategy that prioritizes cyber resilience. Having this financial safety net in the event of a breach transfers a significant portion of the risk, ensuring you can cover the costs of recovery and remediation.
Today's rapid advancement of technology is opening up endless opportunities for business growth and innovation. This constant evolution is reshaping how companies operate, compete, and cater to customers. With technological advancements showing no signs of slowing down, how can your business find ways to stay current on emerging technologies and improve operational excellence with technology?
Microsoft is officially retiring Stream (Classic) in April 2024 and replacing it with Stream (on SharePoint). Companies should begin migrating important content out of Stream (Classic) now, as Microsoft warns any content remaining in Stream (Classic) after its retirement date will be deleted.
Security, compatibility, and compliance are the biggest threats that result from not keeping your technology current, also known as technical debt. These problems can occur by running software and hardware past the point of manufacturer support (end-of-life systems and software), putting your business at unnecessary risk.
A common trait of successful businesses is recognizing how to optimize the value of its staff and third-party partners for sustainable growth. Organizations can maximize returns by ensuring employees focus on the high-value tasks they were hired for and finding alternatives for the business's general, repeatable, and scalable needs.
Managed technology service providers have become the model of choice for most small and medium-sized businesses driven by digital transformation, cloud adoption, and the talent shortage for expert IT and cybersecurity resources. If you are considering adopting this model for the first time or making a change in managed service providers, be sure you are making an informed and strategic choice; it's a business where capabilities, expertise, and services vary widely.
It's been a little over a year since the official release of Windows 11 in October 2021. During this time, we have been deploying it to customers upon request, and our engineering teams have been assessing and monitoring the latest OS for stability and quality issues. We recently completed the evaluation and can report that our systems and services are now compatible with Microsoft Windows 11 for workstations, and ready to support our clients as they move onto this new OS.