IT Business

How IT Plays A Role In Business Success

IT has long shaped major corporations and made them stronger in the marketplace. Yet if you listen to investors and accountants, they are often viewed as a department that is really one of the larger cost centers in any company.

The question then, is how can a company use IT in a way that allows it to add to the success of a business in a greater way than it costs overall? For most companies, the answer is to play some of your opportunity forward and make strategic choices that may provide competitive advantage regardless of the added expense.

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Future of Cybersecurity Threats – Looking Ahead So We Can Prepare Now

There are two maxims essential to the understanding of security. First, no security system is 100% effective. Second, hackers are always preparing for future attacks, and you need to be ready, too.

Future-proofing cybersecurity is notoriously difficult because no one really knows what’s around the corner. However, many of the principles that will keep you safe in the future are already well known.

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Keeping Customer Data Secure in the Cloud: 5 Things to Know

Cloud computing has drastically changed how people store and access data. For example, employees can access the information required to do their work from anywhere, even while on the road.

However, you’re probably keeping customer data in the cloud, too. If so, you have an additional obligation to protect that information. Here are five things to know when accomplishing that:

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Twenty Tech Trends for 2020

Over the last few years, the word “disruption” became one of the most common terms when talking about the tech industry. According to Google Trends, the use of this term has been steadily increasing during the last nine years, peaking in July 2019. Today, the new technology doesn’t just make our lives easier but changes our way of thinking. The tech industry itself transforms quickly, so it becomes especially important for brands, tech experts, and marketers to keep up with the latest trends.

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Endpoint Detection and Response: Securing Your Borders

According to a recent study, a new cyberattack occurs roughly every 39 seconds or 2,244 times a day. A successful attack costs an average of US$3.9 million to identify, eliminate, and recover from. The chance that an attacker will attempt to breach your systems is incredibly high. However, this doesn’t mean you’re helpless. 

You can use Endpoint Detection and Response (EDR) to significantly reduce your risks and potential costs. In this article, you’ll learn what EDR is and what kind of threats it can protect you from. You’ll also learn some best practices for implementing EDR to ensure your system is maximally protected.

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Cloud, a Year in Review and Looking Forward

In 2019, cloud computing truly became mainstream, more than ever and the trend is here to stay.

As more and more businesses from all industries rush to migrate to the cloud and build cloud-based applications, Gartner predicts that the public cloud services market will grow 17% next year, from US$ 227.8 billion in 2019 to an estimated US$ 266.4 by the end of 2020. And a recent Forrester report estimates that the market will grow to a total of US$ 411 billion by 2022.

MSP Voice Episode 71 – “Longevity as a Startup” with Larry Bianculli

This week’s guest is Larry Bianculli, managing director, with CCSI who provide MSP and MSSP services in the New York City/Long Island area. CCSI (which stands for Contemporary Computers Services) has been around since 1974. CCSI has always been focused on services, the founders coming from IBM. CCSI has a range of customers from SMB to fortune 500. They have customers around the US as well as overseas.

Larry has been with CCSI for 4 years and is focused on growing the enterprise and commercial business. Prior to CCSI Larry spent over 15 years working for vendors (both big and small). For their large customers, CCSI helps to augment their IT staff in specialized areas. They’ve seen some great opportunities with co-managed SIEM. CCSI focuses mostly on financial, healthcare, insurance and manufacturing.

Listen to the full episode for more information on how CCSI has been so successful over the years by essentially thinking of themselves as a startup.

Time Series Databases, the Future of Monitoring and Logging

Long gone are the times where “the” database was single Relational Database Management System installed typically on the most powerful server in the datacenter. The monsters handled anything the business required. Today databases run on commodity hardware, they are also more sophisticated in terms of the high availability and specialized to handle particular types of data. Specialization allows them to achieve much better performance – everything is optimized to deal with a particular kind of data: optimizer, storage engine, even language doesn’t have to be SQL, like it used to be in the past. It can be SQL-based with some extensions allowing for more efficient data manipulation, or it can be something totally new.

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When Should Your Company Think About Migrating to the Cloud?

There are multitude of reasons many companies are migrating to the cloud. Some are migrating to the cloud to aid in increasing the productivity of their IT staff, as well as the overall workforce. Others are looking to scale down data centers, help to lessen infrastructure sprawl, and modernize legacy applications. Additionally, some organizations are re-thinking…