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Business Continuity and Cybersecurity Insurance Requirements for SMBs in Middle TN

November 8, 2017

Natural disasters and cybersecurity attacks seem to be the leading headlines in news almost every day. There’s been a lot going on. Hurricanes Harvey and Irma battered numerous communities while ransomware like Wanncry and NotPetya have damaged companies from the inside out.  And the effects of that damage are being felt far outside the actual […]

Cloud Services Backups: 8 Reasons SMBs Should Backup Cloud Data

November 7, 2017

Cloud services are the answer to everything, right? You can scale your applications and technology without having to make hardware investments and someone else oversees the maintenance and updates for those services. These services are exactly the right solution. Until something goes wrong. One common misconception is that because a service is in the cloud, […]

What is Shadow IT and What Should You Do About It?

November 3, 2017

Meet Diane. She’s one of six project managers with a regional architecture firm that employs 56 people. The firm caters to about 300 customers in a two-state area, which means Diane’s plate is full. She’s juggling 10-20 active projects at any given time and usually has a dozen or more that are in the planning […]

Are Your IT Priorities Realistic? Five Ways to Align IT Priorities with Business Strategy

November 2, 2017

Implementing any element of an IT infrastructure could be called an adventure, but you’ll most likely hear it referred to as a headache. That’s because often IT implementations don’t follow the course originally outlined. The scope of the project changes, the budget inflates, and the end results are not what you expected. The problem could […]

The Current SMB Security Threatscape

October 31, 2017

A discrepancy exists between the current security threatscape for SMBs and awareness of the threats encompassed in that landscape. A total of 14 million SMBs were victims of cyberattacks in 2016, but only 2 percent of these organizations listed cybersecurity as a critical issue. And only 37 percent of those who responded to Webroot’s 2015 […]

SMB Recovery Time Objective: Do You Know What Yours Is?

October 30, 2017

Recovery time objective (RTO). You have probably heard the term tossed around, but what does it really mean? Some define it as your tolerance for downtime, but that’s not the most accurate definition. Many businesses think they can tolerate much more downtime than they can. The real question when it comes to RTO is how […]

Answers for SMBs About Bad Rabbit Ransomware

October 27, 2017

Earlier this week, reports began surfacing about a new variant of ransomware called Bad Rabbit. It is a ransomware attack infecting computers, mostly in Europe, but news of the malware is coming from other countries as well. This ransomware is a variant of the NotPetya ransomware attack that took place earlier this year, except this […]

6 Ways Current IT Infrastructure Improves an SMB’s Bottom Line

October 26, 2017

Business leaders know the IT network is the core of their business. IT tools are necessary to manage business-critical data, interact with clients, or improve the productivity of employees. Keeping your IT network updated is crucial for success in today’s competitive marketplace. However, proactive and routine investment in this core component of business is often […]

10 Microsoft Office 365 Security Tips for SMBs

October 25, 2017

Microsoft Office 365 has become the go-to productivity suite for many SMBs because it’s affordable, cloud-based, and easy to use. Unfortunately, Microsoft products have long been a favored target of hackers and other bad actors. To prevent your Office 365 installation and access from being compromised, it’s essential for your SMB to take the steps […]

Nashville Technology Council’s Traveling Tech Day

October 24, 2017

We had the honor of hosting a group of students from Franklin High School today as part of Nashville Technology Council’s Traveling Tech Day. The students were just one of several groups visiting technology companies in the area to learn more about what it takes to work in the IT field. It was exciting to […]

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