SERVER VIRTUALIZATION After 18 months, Broadcom has finally closed their deal to purchase VMware. Since then, there have been many stories about Broadcom terminating partners and raising prices. Like many vendors, VMware by Broadcom is shifting to a subscription licensing model, which means you can no longer purchase licenses that continue to be valid indefinitely. […]
One of the most difficult hires for business leaders is the role of IT Director. An excellent IT Director has a combination of technical experience, soft skills, and business acumen. The struggle for many business leaders is that IT is a discipline unto itself and for many it is difficult to determine if a candidate
Every organization uses productivity tools and email to function. In the last several years, these tools have moved rapidly to the cloud. One key reason for adoption of Microsoft’s M365 suite of services is that they provide access to productivity tools from anywhere, arming your roaming workforce with software that is always up to date.
It’s estimated that 3.4 billion phishing emails are sent each day worldwide and that 91% of all successful data breaches begin with a spear phishing attack. Information Technology professionals agree that end users are the weak link in cyber security defenses. Security awareness training helps shore up your defenses by teaching users how to spot
Anti-Virus Service Ending July 1, 2023 Since 2013, Endpoint Detection and Response (EDR) has been gaining popularity as a means of protecting against viruses and other cyberattacks. MTSi has been transitioning customers from anti-virus to EDR over the last few years and in July 2023, will no longer be providing anti-virus service. Why discontinue anti-virus?
Organizations today are caught between employees who want the freedom to work from home and customers who want immediate answers. With a traditional phone system, these two outcomes are completely at odds. The key to granting your team more freedom and delivering more immediate service to your customers lies in your communication system. Unified Communication
What do BCC, Swansea Public Schools and Nantucket Public Schools Have in Common? Each of these schools was shuttered in separate ransomware attacks in the thirty-eight days from December 23 to January 31. The Bristol Community College attack on December 23 was the worst, keeping the systems down at the school for a week. The
Why Anti-Virus Isn’t Enough to Protect You from Advanced Cyber Threats And Why Organizations Are Turning to Endpoint Detection & Response
Cybersecurity has become one of the most important aspects of protecting your business. With data breaches and ransomware becoming more common, it’s essential to have a plan in place to protect yourself from these threats. Unfortunately, anti-virus software isn’t enough to protect a company’s network anymore. Q1 of 2022 witnessed a 14% increase in data
Ransomware attacks can devastate businesses of any size, so it’s critical to be aware of the dangers they pose. Ransomware is a type of malware that encrypts files on a victim’s computer, followed by a hacker demanding a ransom payment in order for them to be decrypted. The threat landscape is changing rapidly, and ransomware
Humphrey Covill & Coleman Insurance Agency in New Bedford and Micro Technology Solutions, Inc. in Fairhaven have come together to help local businesses struggling with the rising risks from different types of cyber crime. Cyber liability insurance has become a hot topic lately. Small businesses are increasingly targeted by cyber criminals as larger firms harden