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Eight Myths About Cybersecurity

on Sep 4, 2019 8:55:00 AM By | Coordinated Business Systems | 0 Comments | Security
Cybersecurity can seem like a mystery full of misconceptions and misinformation. It’s integral for businesses to have a cybersecurity strategy, but businesses still have issues with cybersecurity threats despite having action plans in place.
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Top advantages of managed print services

Running a successful business means that you need to prioritize your daily tasks to be able to reach your goals. Take one thing off your plate and hand over your print services to an expert.
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4 Factors to Consider When Switching to a Unified Communication Solution

on Aug 22, 2019 8:19:00 AM By | Coordinated Business Systems | 0 Comments | IT & Network Services Management
Unified Communication (UC) solutions have become a topic of discussion for companies ranging in size. Whether you’re an SMB to an enterprise company, UC is becoming a must-have for all businesses.
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What exactly is Managed IT?

on Aug 15, 2019 11:58:00 AM By | Coordinated Business Systems | 0 Comments | IT & Network Services Management
Your business is dependent on technology and you need your IT systems to be running in tip-top shape. When IT fires of any size come up, how are they being put out? Do you have a small IT team or a “tech-savvy” employee to take care of the problem? Maybe you call in an S.O.S. IT service, either way, you’re most likely suffering huge losses of time, effort, and money spent on emergency break/fix-it problems.
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What Does That “New Car Smell” Have to Do With SMB Data Backup and Network Security?

How do you prefer to acquire a new vehicle? Your preference could help you understand your choices when it comes to your information technology infrastructure. Are you the traditional type who likes to own your vehicle? You prefer to pay your car off in full and (eventually) enjoy not having a monthly note? Of course, as your vehicle ages, you’ll usually pay more for repair and maintenance. You could also outgrow your purchase. For example, how many of you started with something small and sporty, had kids, and then realized you needed something with a bit more room and cargo capacity? Hello, minivan (or SUV). Or do you prefer to lease and acquire something new every few years? You always have a monthly note to pay, but the vehicle will always be under warranty and repair/maintenance is often included for routine checks. What does this have to do with your IT infrastructure, especially your network infrastructure and backup and recovery?
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Cyber Extortion: 4 New Ways Cybercriminals Are Ripping Off SMBs

on Apr 17, 2019 9:18:00 AM By | Dan Stoy, Solutions Specialist // Managed Network Services | 4 Comments | Security
Cybercriminals are still coming for your customer and business data. They are continuing to attack with ransomware delivered via email and other phishing scams. Overall ransomware numbers are dropping, though that indicates a shift in criminal strategy from focusing on consumers to focusing on businesses (where the money is). However, there are signs that people are FINALLY getting the message that clicking on every link in a suspicious email is a bad idea. The success of attacks via email are declining. That doesn’t mean these crooks are giving up on their efforts to steal your data and expose your business to legal risk. Nope. It means they are switching up how they attack you. Here are four new ways cybercriminals are plotting to take what’s yours.
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4 Tips to Help Your Business Minimize the Cybersecurity Hiring Gap

on Apr 10, 2019 8:30:00 AM By | Kirk Studebaker // VP of Sales | 1 Comment | Security IT & Network Services Management
What’s your plan for cybersecurity planning? There aren’t enough qualified cybersecurity professionals in the world for all of the businesses that need to hire one to hire one (hint: that would be every business). We’ve detailed this cybersecurity hiring gap in a post last year. While efforts are being made to close the gap, the demand for cybersecurity experts continues to exceed supply. As a small to medium business, what does this mean for you? You will have a hard time recruiting and retaining top-notch cybersecurity staff. Since every business is a potential target for cybercriminals and every business has data (customer details, financial information, etc.) of interest to cybercriminals, how do you keep your business’ data secure from cybercriminals without in-house expertise? Here’s a short list of do’s (and one don’t) to minimize the effects of this talent gap.
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Why Comparing Providers Is Like Comparing Apples and Oranges

We’ve said before that when it comes to choosing which company is best for you, we believe in maximum choice. But the reality is that no two companies (and their proposed solutions) can practically be compared. Just like apples and oranges, managed service providers are radically different. Other than the fact that managed IT providers all typically sell solutions, recommendations can vary greatly. Our approach is always to identify the specific needs of our clients so that they can achieve their goals. Sadly, many providers walk into a sale with their own agenda, force fitting their products as an answer to a customer’s problems. On the customer side, buyers frequently focus on price because it’s so easily measured. We’ve highlighted a few areas that we think are important for customers to remember when comparing providers and seeking their own unique, customized plan:  
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Why Assessing Your Needs Will Give you a Perfect Fit

Shopping online today is super convenient. Your options are almost limitless. You hardly have to do anything, and a product is delivered to your door. What’s not convenient is when that thing arrives and it doesn’t fit—a rare part for your gadget that needs fixing, a pair of shoes, or a piece of clothing. Your joyful anticipation can be crushed in a heartbeat because it’s not the right size. In business, it can feel the same way when it comes to IT projects. That’s why so many are more likely to fail or even take flight. More often than not, solution providers try to fit a product they are pushing to a company, not the other way around. This usually happens when customers and solutions providers don’t take enough time to do an honest needs assessment, and/or:
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