How IT budgeting and planning drives long-term success

 

IT budgets

This is the time of year when most organizations are putting together their budgets. It’s that awkward time of year when every manager is forced to sit in front of the boss and the finance people and justify every dollar being requested for their department.

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Helpful Tips in Preventing Ransomware Attacks

 

From hospitals to police stations; from private-owned businesses to schools; ransomware is a recent, terrifying trend in the tech world that can affect you anytime, anywhere. Ransomware attacks are an increasingly popular way for cybercriminals to monetize your information by holding it hostage until you submit to paying the ransom they demand.

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Preventing Cyber Security Attacks in Law Firms

 

By now, we are all familiar with the leak of the infamous “Panama Papers”. This leak of 11.5 million files from the database of one of the world’s largest offshore law firms, Mossack Fonseca, made it clear that law firms are not immune from massive data breaches.

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There’s No Substitute for Expertise in IT Support

The do-it-yourself economy is flourishing, with more and more consumers feeling confident enough to tackle projects involving home improvement, appliance repair, auto mechanics and more. The DIY mindset can be disastrous when extended to IT support, however.

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Don’t Take Email Security For Granted

Despite the growing use of instant messaging and other collaboration tools, email continues to be the de facto standard for business communication. In fact, email sees greater use than the phone and even personal meetings in many organizations.

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Cloud Security Is a Shared Responsibility

The cloud is not merely a widely accepted computing model — it’s the basis for nearly every transformative technology on the horizon. The cloud will be a key enabler for looming trends such as the Internet of Things, quantum computing, serverless architectures, machine learning and more.

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Protect Yourself from Ransomware

Although ransomware has reached epidemic proportions, few small businesses have any sort of plan for how to deal with such attacks. In fact, most think they are too small to even be a target for ransomware.

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