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5 Signs of an MSP that has your business goals at heart

5 Signs of an MSP that has your business goals at heart

While there’s no shortage of guidelines for helping businesses choose a technology partner, a lot of them miss a crucial point. Your relationship with an MSP should primarily be about working toward technology alignment. There’s a lot more to outsourcing your IT requirements than technology alone. The ultimate goal should always be to choose IT solutions that align with business priorities and ...

All good things come to an end - even Windows 7

All good things come to an end - even Windows 7

Windows 7 officially launched in July of 2009, but only made a commitment to provide 10 years of product service. Ten years has come and gone, and now Windows 7 has reached its end. Microsoft has finally announced the official date for Windows 7 end of life: January 14, 2020.

Pulling the welcome mat out from under hackers: 5 biggest benefits of penetration testing

Pulling the welcome mat out from under hackers: 5 biggest benefits of penetration testing

You have to hand it to hackers. Every day, they seem to get smarter and more adept at infiltrating business networks.

Cybersecurity & Charles IT – We Do It Right

Cybersecurity & Charles IT – We Do It Right

You have probably by now heard the story of Lake City, Florida, as most in the IT industry have.

How to test for network vulnerabilities in 5 critical steps

How to test for network vulnerabilities in 5 critical steps

Losing a few thousand dollars in a ransomware event might represent nothing more than a rounding error to large enterprises, but that same few thousand can be devastating to an individual. In response, governments around the world have strengthened their efforts to protect said individuals (a.k.a., end-consumers) through the promulgation of stringent data regulations. Chief among these efforts: ...

Charles IT Ranked Among World’s Most Elite 501 Managed Service Providers

Charles IT Ranked Among World’s Most Elite 501 Managed Service Providers

  12th Annual MSP 501 Identifies Top Forward-Thinking Global MSPs & Leading Trends in Managed Services

Best disaster recovery practices for the worst of times

Best disaster recovery practices for the worst of times

As hard as some people might try, there’s no mastering disaster. Unforeseen events happen all the time, and they are very rarely positive. Cyber attacks, natural disasters and hardware failures (and let’s not forget human error) can rapidly bring your organization to its knees. And disasters like these don’t play favorites, either. In virtually every industrial and commercial sector, businesses ...

How to Foil Cybervillains: A Capsule Summary of Cybersecurity Assessments

How to Foil Cybervillains: A Capsule Summary of Cybersecurity Assessments

What are the leading types of cybersecurity assessments? And why do they matter?

Learn these top six cybersecurity mistakes - and how to stop making them.

Learn these top six cybersecurity mistakes - and how to stop making them.

Maybe it’s the faceless nature of cybercrime that has countless companies back on their heels. Perhaps executives con themselves into believing that their cybersecurity is just fine, thank you. Possibly it’s just too “below the line” for them to even worry about.

How to build a data-breach recovery plan

How to build a data-breach recovery plan

Target. Home Depot. LinkedIn. Neiman Marcus.