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Data Breach and Cybercrime in California: What You Need to Know

Data Breach and Cybercrime in California: What You Need to Know

If you are a business owner with any kind of IT infrastructure in place, you should make sure you’re protected against cybercrime. Even though cybercrime sounds like something that only happens to governments or major corporations, more often than not, it actually takes place on the back-room servers of small & medium businesses. Literally any computer with an Internet...

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Beware of Free Thumb Drives With Malware

Beware of Free Thumb Drives With Malware

Whatever you call them — USB, thumb or flash drives — they hold a ton of data. (For the purposes of this discussion, we will refer to them as “USB drives.”) Their storage capacity has surpassed multi-gigabytes to the lofty terabyte realm. One terabyte can store thousands of hours of music and videos, 500 hours of movies...

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How Your Employees Are a Threat to Business Security

How Your Employees Are a Threat to Business Security

As a small & medium business owner, you’ve likely invested a significant amount of money and time into ensuring your business systems are secure. You’ve hired an effective managed IT team. You have as much cyber security in place as you can. You believe you’re safe. However, your employees, sitting at their desks, phones in their hands, could be...

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Soft Skills for Hard Problems: Essential IT Skills for Law Firms

Soft Skills for Hard Problems: Essential IT Skills for Law Firms

Important skills for IT professionals when working with law firms. For law firms, it’s incredibly important their IT staff can keep up and deliver given the details that a lawyer’s occupation requires. With this being said, here’s a look at what skills IT professionals need when working with a law firm. Meeting & Deal-Making Skills — Having...

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Why the Cloud Hasn’t Gained Sway With Legal Professionals

Why the Cloud Hasn’t Gained Sway With Legal Professionals

The cloud has become ubiquitous in the past decade. Just about every business taps into the cloud’s storage power. Even students, teachers and everyday individuals rely on the cloud. Yet there is one particular group that has not assimilated with the rest of society: Legal professionals. Professionals with legal backgrounds tend to question just about everything, including...

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Microsoft Buys LinkedIn for $26.2 Billion

Microsoft Buys LinkedIn for $26.2 Billion

In one of the bigger consolidation moves to shake the tech space this year, Microsoft has unveiled a plan to purchase LinkedIn for $26.2 billion in a cash deal. Announced on Monday morning, shares of LinkedIn stock soared, up 48% before the market even opened. Far and away the largest acquisition in Microsoft’s history, it was an...

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The Cost of Cybercrime

The Cost of Cybercrime

We think of cybercrime as something that happens to someone else. Data thieves go after big companies; don’t they? The fact is, though, that anyone can be a target. If you’re on the Internet, hostile people regularly use machines to probe your servers for weaknesses. If they find one, it can cost you seriously. A white paper...

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5 Ways Managed IT Services Can Save Your Business Time and Money

5 Ways Managed IT Services Can Save Your Business Time and Money

As your small & medium business grows, the technology needed to run it becomes more complex. Although you can hire staff to handle your IT needs, assembling a team who can manage and monitor all your hardware and software can become expensive. In addition, dealing with technology issues — particularly if your area of expertise is in another field...

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Does Your IT Company Protect Your Company’s Information?

Does Your IT Company Protect Your Company’s Information?

How safe is online data storage? Should you entrust your personal, financial and proprietary data to a cloud IT service? The answer to the first question is, yes, because cloud storage, among other things, employs data encryption. (More on this later.) The answer to the second question may be moot. Your organization may be subject to laws...

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Redefining Your Core Values through a Proper IT Partnership

Redefining Your Core Values through a Proper IT Partnership

Many companies believe that an IT partnership is in place strictly to maintain the technical integrity of the business hardware infrastructure. The truth is that you need a much wider array of talents in your IT partnership if you are going to run a successful business in the modern landscape. Here are some of the core values...

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The Unsung Hero: Why a Strong IT Department is the REAL Hero

The Unsung Hero: Why a Strong IT Department is the REAL Hero

A company is only as strong as the foundation it is based on. In the fast-paced world of the 21st century, that means having top of the line technology. Without the best in technology, you immediately sacrifice interdepartmental communication, not to mention client communication, and business efficiency. This translates immediately to lost time and consequently, lost money....

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