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Business Security Physical Security

After the Break In: 5 Top Security Tips from Our CEO

As a managed service provider, we’re always educating our clients about cyber security risks and best prevention practices, including backup and disaster recovery. But we’re switching gears to share some insights on physical security that came together after a recent office break-in.  Physical security is more important than ever for businesses as state laws change…

CEO Tips for hybrid work back to work

Back to Work? Tech CEOs Offer Top Tips for Surviving and Thriving in the Hybrid Work Environment

As COVID vaccinations roll out from the Northwest to the Southeast, the return to work is just around the corner. But what exactly will that transition look like?  Our CEO Jason Hagens talked with four leading technology CEOs of IT services and MSP firms in different regions for tips about what to do to prepare for…

Manufacturing Cyber Security

Manufacturing Cyber Security Risks (& How to Protect Your Company)

In manufacturing, cyber security is absolutely essential. You have more risks than other companies and those risks are to people in addition to profits. A cyber threat to your product is likely to impact not just product safety but also the safety of individuals who are working to produce your product. Often a single device…

Long Term Remote Work, Hybrid Workplace

Managing the New Hybrid Workplace: Long-Term Remote Work Must Haves for Your Business

Working from home (WFH)  became the norm this last year for many businesses and many companies will not go back to the pre-COVID workplace. Instead, a new hybrid workplace will become the norm, with some employees in the office, others working remotely and still others doing a mix of both.  However the new “office” environment …

Recovery Time Objectives (RTO)

How to Set Recovery Time Objectives to Fit Your Business Goals

Know what to do if you have a breach? If your data is compromised, how long will it take to get it back online? Four to eight hours? More than a day? Catastrophically long? Every business is different so there is truly no one answer for all. It depends on your type of business and…

Managed IT Services Pricing

Let’s Talk About the Elephant in the Room: Managed IT Services Pricing

Yes, we know. Before you even consider a managed service provider (MSP) you want to know how much it’s going to cost. We’ll tell you as simply as we can, but also realize it’s not like investing your money in a cell phone plan or buying a car. Don’t let the sticker price scare you…