Year: 2012

What’s in Store for IT Security: Predictions for 2013 updated to 2021

Originally published in late 2013 the challenges then are still present now and are actually still appropriate. Typically, victims of a computer infection don’t realize their machines are “sick” until it’s already too late. For instance, back on Oct. 3, 2012, 53 universities experienced unauthorized access to their networks. Now the success of criminals is …

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IBM Infographic Highlights Higher Performance Expectations for IT Consultants

When it comes to client/manager expectations, there is a world of difference between the IT consultant and the internal IT employee. For an in-house IT specialist, the main challenge is to prioritize “core” tasks over “chore” duties and to perform on par with other internal employees. An IT managed service provider, on the other hand, …

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BYOD Companies: How Does this Change Traditional IT Services?

Companies all over the country are questioning whether they should offer BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) accessibility to employees. This practice of allowing workers to use their own smartphones, tablets and laptops for work-related tasks is gaining popularity for several reasons: increased productivity (since the worker is more familiar with his or her own machine), …

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Top 3 IT Issues Facing Portland SMBs in 2012

When you’re in the middle of a challenging endeavor, it’s good to know that others are facing the same obstacles as you. As far as SMBs are concerned, there are a few IT issues that consistently arise as the most difficult for business owners and leaders to overcome. Techaisle’s recent survey revealed the following IT …

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Cyber Liability Insurance and IT Consultants

We live in a chaotic world. Natural disasters, data breaches and other events that previously occurred only once in a blue moon are now common enough to demand risk prevention planning from businesses. This new norm requires successful leaders to protect their companies from unforeseen perils. For example, cyber liability insurance is a critical element …

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Top 3 Ways SMBs Can Compete – and How IT Consultants Can Help

The plucky underdog who rose from nothing to beat the big money – it’s a dream plotline for every SMB leader. Smaller companies often seem overshadowed by their much larger, much more established competitors. When you’re the small player facing off with a huge rival, it can seem impossible to beat the odds. However, just …

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CFOs Partner with Portland IT Managed Services in Post-Digital World

Today’s CFOs face an important strategic choice: namely, whether or not to work strategically with IT leadership. In the past, IT managed services had as little to do with overall company strategy as any other piece of equipment. Those who worked in IT were seen mainly as technicians. You wouldn’t ask a copy machine technician …

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IT Consultants = Must Have; Internal Staff = Nice to Have

When IT concerns become overwhelming, many managers assume hiring an on-staff IT expert is the solution. Unfortunately, this impulse represents an outdated mode of IT management. Given that IT is now crucial to every company’s bottom line – and that nearly every employee, product and service requires IT support – it’s difficult for many small …

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IT Consultants and the Collaboration System User Interface

As IT consultants are well aware, collaboration systems are the next hot development in internal communications. For years, email has been the main method of communication between employees. However, the advent of cloud technology has made for a leap in collaboration system user interfaces. These new systems make it easy to share files, edit collectively, …

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