March 30, 2021
What do you mean, I can’t get it until July?! - Supply Chain Troubles
Shortages have abounded since the Covid-19 pandemic started. But now they are hitting the technology sector with long product backlogs. But the pandemic wasn’t the only cause, nor is this backlog limited to just computers and networking equipment.
February 26, 2021
IT Systems Management: Stay Current or Stay Old?
There are many good and profitable reasons for a company to keep its IT systems current. But sometimes a firm needs to keep older systems functioning. How such a firm handles this can have a big impact on its cyber security and worker productivity. Here are some strategies that will help companies meet these seeming contradictory needs.
January 28, 2021
Solid Cybersecurity? Don’t Forget Physical Security!
The good thing about physical security is it’s easy! At least much easier than cybersecurity. Just follow these simple tips, which we’ve organized from the most obvious to most obscure, and assure your highly fortified virtual perimeter isn’t circumvented with the push of a door.
December 27, 2020
Recent Security Breach and Small Business Implications
You’ve probably heard about the recent massive network security breach that affected many governmental organizations (e.g. Unclassified Pentagon Network, Department of Homeland Security, State Department, Department of Energy, National Nuclear Security Administration, Treasury Department), as well as many of the Fortune 500 companies (e.g. Microsoft, Cisco, Intel, and Deloitte). But there are lessons here for small businesses too.
November 30, 2020
Artificial Intelligence for Small Business
Artificial Intelligence (AI) is finally making a real impact on businesses. While most of these benefits have gone to large businesses, applications are now becoming available for small business as well. Here are a few that are already available or will be right around the corner….
October 29, 2020
Password Management in the Cloud Age
If you can remember back to the days of computers before the internet, you probably only had 1 or 2 passwords. But with the explosion of cloud services, the number of passwords has exploded as well. Today, the average person is probably well over 2 dozen passwords. To deal with all these issues a whole new generation of cloud-based password management systems have sprung up. With these, you just type in one password, and it automatically logs into other sites….