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SDN & virtualized networks: how they differ

SDN & virtualized networks: how they differ

We’ve talked about network virtualization on this blog before, but there was some recent confusion over whether or not that service is different from software-defined networking. It’s not a big difference, but no, they’re not the same. Let’s take a look at what sets them apart. Software-defined networking (SDN) Managing storage, infrastructures, and networks with […]

Office 365: What plan is the right one?

Office 365: What plan is the right one?

There’s a lot to like about Office 365. You have access to cloud-based productivity suites, Microsoft email servers, SharePoint, and more. But not all Office 365 license plans offer the same features and services. When looking for an Office 365 plan for your business, make sure to follow these tips. Business or Enterprise? If you’re […]

Fileless malware: who are the targets?

Fileless malware: who are the targets?

Business owners have spent the last couple months fearful of cyber attacks from the “fileless malware” plastered across headlines. The reality of this new threat doesn’t actually call for panic…yet. Getting acquainted with this new malware today could save you from a headache in the future. What is this new threat? To oversimplify the matter, […]

Real-world audits: disaster recovery plans

February 28th, 2017
Real-world audits: disaster recovery plans

Failing to stop a cyber attacker, or to pass a disaster recovery plan (DRP) audit could be the product of focusing your efforts on the wrong educational resources. Because no matter how many conferences you attend, or how many certifications you receive, nothing beats real-world case studies. If that’s what you’re looking for, a state […]

Attacks on WordPress websites

February 27th, 2017
Attacks on WordPress websites

WordPress is currently the most used web platform, with a market share of 40-50% out of all Content Management Solutions (CMS) platforms. It powers various types of websites, from personal sites to those of small- and medium-sized businesses as well as multinational corporations. If you run a website on WordPress, yours may have been one […]

Social media platforms that suit your SMB

February 24th, 2017
Social media platforms that suit your SMB

Facebook might be the biggest name in social media, but that doesn’t mean it’s the only one. Since there isn’t a one-size-fits-all platform, there are trendier options such as Instagram and Snapchat, with a burgeoning millennial base to choose from. With that in mind, it’s essential for business owners to understand the pros and cons […]

Popular printer brands are prone to attacks

February 23rd, 2017
Popular printer brands are prone to attacks

Do you have security measures in place for your office’s printers? By “security,” we don’t mean locked doors or watchful guards; we’re referring to security against hackers that use printers as a weapon. Despite many companies going paperless, printers are still essential in most offices. And based on recent reports, popular printer brands are targeted […]

Virtualization troubles: 3 common pitfalls

February 21st, 2017
Virtualization troubles: 3 common pitfalls

Implementing a virtualized data storage solution at your business is no small feat. It’s a complicated process that requires immense amounts of technical expertise. Unfortunately, getting it up and running is only half the battle. For the most efficient solution possible, watch out for the three most common management issues outlined in this post. Poorly […]

Why sign up for the Office Insider program?

February 17th, 2017
Why sign up for the Office Insider program?

With Office 365, users can access the latest cloud productivity features available. But for those who want to get a leg up on Office features, opt for the Office Insider program. In a nutshell, the Insider program allows Office 365 subscribers to preview and test upcoming Microsoft builds. Business owners who are enthusiastic about technology […]

5 great ways to prevent cyber-attacks

February 15th, 2017
5 great ways to prevent cyber-attacks

As technology consultants, we’re stuck between a rock and a hard place. We want to provide our clients with enterprise-level IT, but that requires that we specialize in overwhelmingly intricate technology. Explaining even the most foundational aspects of our cyber-security would most likely put you to sleep before convincing you of our expertise. But if […]