The best cyber security protocols can be undone by human actions. An employee compromising their work credentials can open the door for cyber criminals to get into the company network. In a recent survey over two-thirds of organizations said they feel “moderately to extremely vulnerable to insider attacks”. As workforces in Mississauga have become remote en masse in light of COVID-19, this insider threat has grown exponentially. Read More ›
As the COVID pandemic stretches on, businesses are shifting from short-term reactions to longer-term strategy. As much as people have talked about this being the “new normal,” the general attitude has actually NOT been to view this time period as permanent. Instead, people act as though it is temporary. While parts of our current environment will certainly change, the trajectory of technology is something that businesses should be considering today.
In some ways, this new trajectory is similar to the path we were on before the pandemic. Many people have made the observation that several trends have accelerated over the past several months, so these key trends should look familiar. What’s changed is the priority of each topic and the way they are now being combined to support operations. When considering budget and skills for the year to come, these are the areas that IT leaders should be focused on.
The changing nature of business had put the impetus on business owners to adapt their IT infrastructure even before the COVID-19 outbreak. The need for agility, flexibility in operations, rapid deployment and keeping ahead of customer demands meant businesses were turning increasingly to IT consulting in Toronto. Consulting companies in Toronto have thus far empowered businesses with insight and cost reduction; now a managed services provider like us is ideally positioned to help businesses navigate the challenges of COVID-19. Read More ›
Nobody expected COVID-19 to push businesses to transition to such large scale remote operations so abruptly. With employees taking data, applications, and devices home, the role a remote IT support company has become indispensable. Now more than ever, an IT support services company like ours is helping equip clients with the right tools and solutions to fully support a remote workforce essential to maintaining business continuity. Read More ›
Technology is changing at a frantic pace and organizations face a crunch trying to keep up with cycles of new operational technologies. The plethora of platforms, cloud computing, AI and IoT integration create a situation of competing priorities. How does a business react to that? Should it allocate an increasingly larger slice of the budget for IT adoption? According to ZDNET, 82% of the IT budget is already consumed maintaining existing systems. Read More ›
COVID-19 isn’t over—hardly—but across the U.S., increasing numbers of communities are planning to or starting to relax restrictions that will enable more businesses to open and allow employees to head back to the office—many for the first time in several months.
For tech companies, that may mean big changes—again. Just as many had found their footing in a remote work world, some businesses are looking for the right balance between the pre-coronavirus days and what the workplace should look like going forward.
In a recent survey of CompTIA communities and Industry Advisory Councils members, 94% of respondents said their business will change in at least one way over the long-term, including:
While this article will look at the cost – your loss as a business from a cyberattack – we will start by asking how much does it cost a cybercriminal to mount an attack? According to Deloitte, a cyberattack can be launched for as little as $34 and yield returns up to $25,000. More sophisticated attacks can cost nearly $4,000 and net returns in the millions. Read More ›
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, employees worldwide had to resort to work from home. Soon after, the debate about remote working began – Is a remote workforce sustainable? Is productivity impacted? Which remote tools help boost productivity? Splashtop surveyed employees worldwide to find out.
Do you know what the weakest link is in IT security? The human being. As encryption, passwords and networks become harder to penetrate, cybercriminals have turned their attention to those who interact with these systems. Read More ›