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The AIS IT Services and Office Technology Blog. Insights and perspective into what works and makes businesses more competitive.

DIY IT Can Block Business Growth: Here's How

on Oct 6, 2017 2:40:51 PM By | Monique Phalen | 0 Comments | Data Backup Managed IT Services Security
Information is the key to successful business today. You need to be able to act on your information and protect it. To use information, we all rely on secure networks, a solid IT strategy, our laptops, phones, and computers; apps; email; servers; the cloud; and the 1,002 other information technology-related tools we all use to make decisions internally and work with our customers externally. Many companies continue to think that doing everything themselves is a good idea. It's not. At least not all the time. There are three IT functions you can easily stop doing yourself.
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Cybersecurity Training Tip – Why Explain Why

on Sep 20, 2017 11:59:45 AM By | Monique Phalen | 0 Comments | Security Managed IT Services Data Backup Resources & Training
“Because I said so.” How often did your parents answer one of your questions with that statement? Infuriating, wasn't it? While I'm older and can understand how frustrated and annoyed parents get at the repeated questioning of their decision, explaining why would usually work well with getting me to do whatever it is they wanted me to do (at least sometimes). In our professional lives, it's very much the same.
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Small Business: The Bread and Butter of the Cyberattack Business

on Sep 8, 2017 1:00:00 PM By | Monique Phalen | 0 Comments | Security Resources & Training Data Backup Insider Managed IT Services
Cybercriminals have wised up and realized that there are 28 MILLION ways to make some money this year. All by redirecting their cyber attack sights from big business, with sophisticated  network security, to the enterprising little guys like you, on a shoestring IT budget. In fact, in the last year alone hackers have breached HALF of all small businesses in the US, according to the 2016 State of SMB Cybersecurity Report. If you think your small business is immune, think again. Small business is a BIG business for cybercriminals. So we wrote an eBook for you: No One Wants to Hack My Business.
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Disaster Recovery – Stats, ROI, and Your Business' Exposure

on Aug 16, 2017 12:15:06 PM By | Monique Phalen | 0 Comments | Data Backup Disaster Recovery Managed IT Services
Disaster recovery often seems like a remote possibility for businesses relative to the day-to-day work of keeping the business running. Partly I think that's because many SMBs think “disaster” and they think flood, fire, tornado, hurricane, etc. They then look around and think, “My odds are pretty good for missing most of those issues, I'm good.” However, when you define “disaster” as anything that causes disruption to your business, those odds change dramatically. Laptops and PCs get old and crash. Networks can be penetrated. Your users could fall for a phishing attack and expose your business to ransomware . In fact, human errors remain the top cause of downtime . Let's take a look at recent research about disaster recovery and consider what the numbers mean for your business.
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7 Hidden Costs of a Data Breach

on Jul 19, 2017 11:06:25 AM By | Monique Phalen | 0 Comments | Security Data Backup Managed IT Services
It's easy to forget that there are costs of a data breach beyond the financial costs of repairing the damage, which could include fines for compliance breaches with various regulations. Understanding the direct financial impact of losing customer data, for example, is important of course. Too much focus on direct costs and easily accessible data can blind you to other, hard-to-quantify costs that are easier to ignore because they're harder to identify. These intangible costs can impact a business weeks, months, and even years after the initial breach. Ignore them at your own risk. In a recent research report, Beneath the Surface of a Cyberattack – A Deeper Look at Business Impacts, Deloitte points out seven under-the-radar costs of a successful cyberattack.  Here are the seven hidden costs of a cyberattack.
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