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5 Reasons Why Your Company Needs an IT Backup Strategy In Place

5 Reasons Why Your Company Needs an IT Backup Strategy In Place

Facing a constant rise of cyberthreats from ransomware attacks to social engineering scams, businesses are under increasing pressure to prepare for the worst. In doing so, they need to implement multiple layers of security to protect their most valuable assets. This includes an IT backup strategy that they can fall back on should a serious incident occur.

5 Common Misconceptions About Managed Service Providers

5 Common Misconceptions About Managed Service Providers

Admittedly, not all managed service providers (MSPs) are created equal. As is the case in any industry, there are both good and bad options. Making the right choices depends on extensive research, as well as shaking the belief that, if you want a job done properly, you have to do it yourself.

Cybersecurity in 2021: Charles IT’s Top 6 Recommendations

Cybersecurity in 2021: Charles IT’s Top 6 Recommendations

Change is the only constant in the world of cybersecurity, where new threats come and go as cybercriminals exploit new opportunities.

A New Year: Peek into a Managed Service Provider's 2021 Initiatives

A New Year: Peek into a Managed Service Provider's 2021 Initiatives

If there’s only one thing you can truly rely on in the world of technology, it’s the constant pace of change. That change is all around us in the form of disruptive emerging techs like artificial intelligence and augmented reality. These developments are driving constant change in the consumer market as well, putting businesses under ever-increasing pressure to adapt quickly if they want to stay ...

Tips for Data Protection this Holiday Season

Tips for Data Protection this Holiday Season

With the holidays fast approaching, Connecticut businesses catering to big holiday rush sales are rushing to launch seasonal promotions to attract customers. However, business owners must also be on the lookout for cybercriminals who plan to take advantage of this festive season.

Why Security Tools Must Be in Information Technology Budget Categories

Why Security Tools Must Be in Information Technology Budget Categories

Many small- and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) have benefited from integrating the latest technology into their daily operations. Productivity tools help improve employee output, which helps SMBs achieve key growth targets and why many of them are investing in IT.

How to Build an IT Budget: 5 Ways an MSP Can Help Manage the Process

How to Build an IT Budget: 5 Ways an MSP Can Help Manage the Process

Technology is evolving at a pace that many small business leaders find impossible to keep up with. New cyberthreats emerge every day, taking advantage of outdated technology and the latest emerging innovations alike. When creating an information technology budget sample to present to the boardroom, you need to take into account both the risks and opportunities, and strive to align your budget and ...

5 Reasons Why Encryption Is Important to Add to Your Annual IT Budget

5 Reasons Why Encryption Is Important to Add to Your Annual IT Budget

Encryption is the process of scrambling data to make it unreadable to unauthorized users. It’s one of the most important components of any information security strategy, especially where sensitive data is transmitted across unsecured mediums like the internet. However, encryption is also important for data in storage, whether it lives in the cloud or on endpoint devices, such as smartphones, ...

Information Technology Budget Examples: Common Mistakes to Avoid

Information Technology Budget Examples: Common Mistakes to Avoid

The COVID-19 pandemic and global economic recession have disrupted the IT budget cycle of businesses in Connecticut and the rest of the world. But with lockdown restrictions gradually being lifted, organizations are steadily rebuilding, re-budgeting, and planning to return to a scalable state.

IT Budgeting Best Practices: Include A Vulnerability Scanning Program

IT Budgeting Best Practices: Include A Vulnerability Scanning Program

By now, most business leaders appreciate the importance of building a strong and adaptable information security strategy. But given the rapidly increasing complexity of today’s computing infrastructures and the rising tide of cyberthreats, doing so is anything but easy. However, all too often is information security considered a cost center, rather than an investment in growth. Instead of viewing ...