Why You Should Budget to Work with a Managed Services Provider

Why You Should Budget to Work with a Managed Services Provider

  On October 8, 2020, Connecticut entered Phase 3 of its reopening plan. While most people in the state are still encouraged to work from home, many small- and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) are slowly returning to the office. For SMB owners, one of the challenges of returning to the workplace is how to get their IT systems up and running again. With many SMBs suffering massive financial losses ...

Do You Need GCC High to Be CMMC DoD Compliant?

Do You Need GCC High to Be CMMC DoD Compliant?

Contractors and subcontractors working for the US Department of Defense (DoD) are required to comply with security regulations such as the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) and the Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC). This is to ensure that they have the proper security protocols in place to safeguard controlled unclassified information (CUI). But what ...

Can a Public Cloud Really Benefit My Business?

Can a Public Cloud Really Benefit My Business?

It doesn’t take much to convince business owners to move operations from on-premises to the public cloud. Ask any IT specialist about the public cloud and they’d be quick to rattle off a list of its benefits: agility, convenience, and pay-as-you-go budget flexibility, to name a few.

Pros and Cons of the Public Cloud

Pros and Cons of the Public Cloud

Today, more and more businesses are leveraging cloud computing to access, process, manage, and store key business data and resources. It allows them to take advantage of computing services on a pay-per-use basis, which brings significant savings and numerous other business benefits.

Why You Should Choose a Hybrid Cloud Disaster Recovery Solution

Why You Should Choose a Hybrid Cloud Disaster Recovery Solution

Today’s companies are highly reliant on their IT systems for business operations. That's why major IT problems — whether caused by natural disasters, cyberattacks, human error, or technology failure — often adversely impact their productivity, revenue, and reputation. In fact, a Gartner report estimates that the average cost of IT downtime is $5,600 per minute. In the worst cases, major IT ...

Types of Cloud Services for SMBs: IaaS, PaaS, and SaaS

Types of Cloud Services for SMBs: IaaS, PaaS, and SaaS

The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic demonstrates how cloud services have become essential to small- to medium-sized businesses (SMBs) in Connecticut. Cloud computing plays an important role in everything from communication tools to productivity apps, as well as other software utilized by today’s organizations.

Three Major Types of Private Cloud Solutions

Three Major Types of Private Cloud Solutions

Cloud solutions have become the top choice for business owners who aim to cut costs, increase efficiency, and boost workforce mobility. In particular, more and more businesses favor a private cloud environment because it's more secure and, therefore, ideal for them.

Why a Private Cloud Solution is Right For You

Why a Private Cloud Solution is Right For You

Over the years, large enterprises have deployed private cloud infrastructures while SMBs continue to rely on public cloud providers. The latter provides many distinct benefits to your SMB such as cost reduction and proactive data center management, but let’s take a closer look at why you should also consider the private cloud.

Small Business Administration’s Breach Could Affect You

Small Business Administration’s Breach Could Affect You

Exploit: Unauthorized database access Small Business Administration: Government agency overseeing small business affairs

Defend Your Business from COVID-19 Themed Threats

Defend Your Business from COVID-19 Themed Threats

Cybercriminals are among the first to capitalize on global crises to sow discord, spread false information, and seek financial gain. Today, COVID-19 is being used in various malicious campaigns such as email spam, ransomware, malicious domains, video-teleconferencing (VTC) hijacking, and others.