As a business owner, you work hard to succeed. But that can be difficult when you’re up against stiff competition and notorious cybercriminals. The future may be unpredictable, but that doesn’t mean you should take the security of your Mac device for granted.
Identifying opportunities in all areas of business is vital for growth, but one area that’s often overlooked is technology. Although it’s easy to adopt an “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it” attitude with IT, conducting regular technology business reviews is a must.
What do your steps in the IT support process look like? Are there various layers of threat detection involved? Are you delegating duties to the right people? Do you have a plan for improvement? What, specifically, are you doing to keep incidents from being a common theme? To improve your IT support process, consider the following:
When an incident occurs, the faster you respond, the better off you’ll be.
A decade ago, cloud management was all about saving money for the small- or mid-size business. Your IT team was able to access the services they normally performed in-house, but at a lower cost and paying for only what they needed. It was a way to access infrastructure without purchasing hardware or committing to a depreciation schedule.
Experts estimate that the global market for cybersecurity products this year will exceed that of last year. At first glance, an increase in spending seems necessary and shows that businesses are becoming more aware of cybersecurity issues. But a closer look may prove otherwise.
The industry is at a crossroads. And this isn’t just hyperbole - we as an industry have some decisions to make around what we stand for - as engineers, operators, and architects, and frankly, the people that (sometimes literally) keep the lights on. It’s time to have some real talk.
The rate of technology introduction in IT is faster than ever. And it’s accelerating. With each new technology comes an associated hype cycle, leaving enterprises fatigued with how to manage everything. To make things worse, there is a bit of Keeping Up with the Joneses.
IT is a cost center. We have to divert money from critical business functions to keep it alive. We need more cost controls so that more of our spend can go towards core activities. We need to control our own destiny, so we can’t have dependencies with IT. If only IT would hire smarter engineers, we could actually get things done.
Ever wonder just how fast your Internet is? It’s easy these days to use free tools either inside the web browser, or as mobile apps, that provide you the type of data you need to ascertain what you’re getting is what you really need.
At work, it’s fairly safe to think that the IT manager is going to make sure there’s enough bandwidth capacity to support the team in the office and also supply sufficient to handle visiting guests.
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From our Engineering Manager, Troy Muncy, when asked his favorite part of working for Xceptional: "The attitude towards acceptance and the inclusion of all employees.