Top IT Trends for 2018

  For many years, we have been bringing you our Top IT Trends for technology that will change our world. Technology levels the playing field and offers opportunity with little bias. It gives power to the people and fuels positive change. But sadly, it also enables those that do harm. The exponential growth of cybercrime is also fueled by technological advancements exploited by criminals. IT threats are growing faster than IT protections. In fact, threats are at epidemic proportions. CEO scams will target thousands of companies and cause losses in the billions. Total losses for all cybercrime will be over a trillion dollars this year with triple or quadruple growth in the foreseeable future. From email phishing to Facebook scams to credit card skimmers, the number of people using technology to scam their fellow human beings has reached alarming proportions. Technology … [Read more...]

Data Backup: Easy as 3-2-1

A good and complete data backup of your computer system is your first line of defense against data loss.  And a little planning will protect you against a variety of mishaps. Whether your data is lost because of a disaster or held for ransom from a hacker, your data backup will save the day.  You can do the backup yourself or hire a managed services company to schedule and maintain,  Either way, it is important to understand your options. An easy-to-understand strategy is the 3-2-1 backup plan. It has been used for years in the computer industry as a formula to protect data. This type of backup plan is simple but adequately safeguards data so that if the worst happens, the system can be rebuilt and the data restored – quickly and reliably. 3: Keep three copies of critical data. Be sure to have three unique copies of any data that you want to protect stored in three different … [Read more...]

Top IT Trends for 2017

For many years, we have been bringing you our Top IT Trends predicting the technology advances that will change our business and personal lives. Our Top IT Trends for 2017 have an emphasis on how human beings will interact with technology for efficiency and safety. Technology advances can only go so far in making us safer and more productive in our daily lives. Much of the progress comes in the way we interact with technology to make it better serve its human master.   Cyber Security – Today, your cyber security depends more on you and your employees. Of course, you need the standard tools like anti-virus, malware protections, content-filtering, encryptions and a strong firewall, but these tools cannot protect you from threats designed to trick your users into opening the door for the attackers. Informing, training and supporting users is essential to a comprehensive cyber … [Read more...]

Microsoft Skype for Business

At the heart of great teams is great communication We believe that the heart of productivity is great teamwork, and the heart of great teams is great communication. Productivity today is centered on conversations—sometimes a quick instant message or call, and sometimes a meeting planned in advance including voice, video and content sharing. Office 365 is a world-class productivity service that helps great teams to accomplish great achievements. At the heart of Office 365 Communications is the Skype for Business service connecting your teams with the experience they love, in the Office applications they use every day. With Skype for Business you can simplify your infrastructure with one platform for calling, conferencing, video, and sharing. Achieve more with a fully integrated communication solution Our company offers a fully integrated communications solution based on Office … [Read more...]

Top IT Trends for 2016

For many years, we have been bringing you our Top IT Trend predictions for the technology that will change our business and personal lives. This year our Top IT Trends have an emphasis on small business. The most talked about trends are not always attractive to small businesses because of the complexity and cost to implement. Our 2016 collection is for the small, growing business that wants to take advantage of high-tech advancements without breaking the budget. Big Data for the Small Company - Big Data and Analytics shows up on all the enterprise lists of the hot IT trends. If you are a small company, you are probably wondering how you can use big data to grow your revenue. Start with what you know: your customers and their purchase profile, marketing that brings response, and how potential buyers interact with your website. Use your Customer Relationship Management (CRM), … [Read more...]