Many businesses invest in servers primarily to increase processing capability. With a powerful server, a business can store large volumes of data, improve PC performance, and free up computer storage space. However, on-site physical servers can be expensive, considering upfront costs and maintenance.
The Atlantic hurricane season runs from June 1 through November 30, and Colorado State University’s Tropical Weather & Climate Research center released its first formal forecast for the 2021 Atlantic hurricane season. CSU predicts an above-normal level of activity, anticipating 17 named storms including 8 hurricanes this year.
With about 350,000 new malware threats released daily and nearly one cyberattack occurring every 39 seconds, safeguarding data has been thrust upon business owners and executives as a top business priority. Undergoing a comprehensive technology assessment is recommended as the best place to start because it exposes weaknesses in current IT infrastructure and identifies areas for remediation before malicious actors exploit vulnerabilities.
Cybersecurity threats are many and multi-faceted – cybercriminals employ malware, deceptive email scams, and other network-based attacks to infiltrate company systems and steal valuable information. Most recently, hackers have been using a particularly insidious attack called account takeover (ATO).
What is account takeover?
Account takeover is a cybercrime that involves taking over a victim’s online account within a system or network.
Shadow IT is the use of non-sanctioned IT-related hardware or software by employees without the knowledge of the IT department or security group within an organization. Shadow IT can encompass cloud services, software, and/or hardware that is intended to circumvent real or perceived shortcomings of centralized information systems.
With large numbers of employees working from dispersed locations during the pandemic, implementing a collaboration platform like RingCentral or Microsoft Teams is even more crucial for companies. Through a combination of features like file sharing, chat functionality, and video calls, these platforms have allowed team members to perform the majority of tasks despite being physically separated from peers and logged into different networks.
Many businesses are unsure how to build the most effective solution to fulfill their needs for technology support – is it better to hire an individual generalist, a team of experts, or co-manage with a company that specializes in IT services? IT roles require a broad set of skills, and hiring people with the perfect combination of expertise to manage all facets effectively is nearly impossible.
Reflecting on the last 12 months, 2020 was a watershed year in many ways. The health crisis sparked by the COVID-19 pandemic and subsequent changes in lifestyles across the world disrupted many social and commercial institutions. With most people encouraged to stay in homes to help curb the spread of the virus, more business processes migrated to the digital world.
The “Information Age” has shaped our lives and the way we conduct business because of proliferation of the Internet. The impact of technology on daily life and business strategy is positioned to continue into the future.
The year 2020 will forever be remembered because of the global health crisis brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic. Because of computer viruses and nefarious actors, 2020 was also a year marked by a sharp increase in cybercrime.
As people around the globe were shuttered in residences under government-mandated lockdowns, many businesses implemented work-from-home protocols.