5 Signs You Have Outgrown Your IT Guy As any small business grows, responsibility is spread over an ever-increasing number of staff and eventually it becomes necessary to implement controls in various areas of the business. Simple practices that worked well for a team of six employees begin to break down when the team expands […]
SERVER VIRTUALIZATION After 18 months, Broadcom has finally closed their deal to purchase VMware. Since then, there have been many stories about Broadcom terminating partners and raising prices. Like many vendors, VMware by Broadcom is shifting to a subscription licensing model, which means you can no longer purchase licenses that continue to be valid indefinitely.
One of the most difficult hires for business leaders is the role of IT Director. An excellent IT Director has a combination of technical experience, soft skills, and business acumen. The struggle for many business leaders is that IT is a discipline unto itself and for many it is difficult to determine if a candidate
Cyber Security is critical for any business, but the technology is complex and fastmoving. Since understanding your security posture is so important and so difficult for business leaders, we created this bookmarkable guide for you to refer back to.
On October 10, 2023, Windows Server 2012 and Windows Server 2012 R2 will go end-of-life. This means that Microsoft will no longer provide software updates. Any bugs or compatibility issues discovered from then on will not be fixed. The bigger issue is that security vulnerabilities will not be patched. If threat actors discover a vulnerability
Every organization uses productivity tools and email to function. In the last several years, these tools have moved rapidly to the cloud. One key reason for adoption of Microsoft’s M365 suite of services is that they provide access to productivity tools from anywhere, arming your roaming workforce with software that is always up to date.
It’s estimated that 3.4 billion phishing emails are sent each day worldwide and that 91% of all successful data breaches begin with a spear phishing attack. Information Technology professionals agree that end users are the weak link in cyber security defenses. Security awareness training helps shore up your defenses by teaching users how to spot
Wi-Fi 6E opens up access to the 6GHz band (Wi-Fi 6 uses 5GHz) and with it a myriad of benefits including low latency, 3 times as many Wi-Fi channels, and the capacity for much higher bandwidth. Another key benefit is that devices like cordless phones, airport radar, perimeter sensors, and digital satellite don’t interfere with
Anti-Virus Service Ending July 1, 2023 Since 2013, Endpoint Detection and Response (EDR) has been gaining popularity as a means of protecting against viruses and other cyberattacks. MTSi has been transitioning customers from anti-virus to EDR over the last few years and in July 2023, will no longer be providing anti-virus service. Why discontinue anti-virus?
Organizations today are caught between employees who want the freedom to work from home and customers who want immediate answers. With a traditional phone system, these two outcomes are completely at odds. The key to granting your team more freedom and delivering more immediate service to your customers lies in your communication system. Unified Communication
We recently held a Cyber Insurance and Cyber Security webinar and had an opportunity to speak with Lewis Pope, a Head Nerd at N-able. N-able is a leading provider of network management systems and tools and a key partner for MTSi. One of the key points Lewis made was about the importance of a centralized