Chief Information Officer (CIO) Denis Tanguay’s workload has quadrupled over the past few years, and he has been struggling to stay on top ensuring that systems are secure and available when his employees need it. How did he overcome these struggles? He found a solution in outsourcing. As the CIO for Central Maine Healthcare explained

Technology is becoming increasingly complex and many small to medium business owners and managers are finding it an increasing challenge to manage their systems, while also ensuring that they are secure. One way to prioritize security is to turn to an IT partner, many of whom offer managed antivirus solutions. While this is a viable

One of the first steps many companies take when they are looking to secure their computers and networks is to implement an anti-virus or malware program and scanning. While this will go a long way in deterring network intrusions, malware can still sometimes find a way to get onto your systems. In order to minimize

4 tips to minimize malware

Friday, 08 November 2013 by

Over the past three weeks a new and potentially harmful piece of malware has come to light. The CryptoLocker virus can lock files and will hold them for ransom. If you don’t pay, your files will be deleted. It’s highly likely that this is the most destructive piece of malware of the year, and has

Are You All Aboard Yet?

Wednesday, 30 October 2013 by

RESEARCH REPORTS REGARDING MANAGED SERVICES ISSUED LAST WEEK FORECAST: The Managed Services global market will grow from $143 billion this year to $256 billion in 2018 Compound Annual Growth rate will average 12.4% Services include data center, information, mobility, infrastructure, communications and security North America is projected be the largest adopter of managed services North

If your business is like others in today’s business world, you’re more budget-conscious than you used to be, and you re-evaluate every aspect of your business for potential cost savings. This shift into a budget-conscious mindset has placed a brighter light on consulting firms like IT providers. Your business, like others can reap the benefits

To achieve long-term success as a business you must be proactive rather than reactive regarding your IT needs. For most business owners, the decision to outsource their IT needs is essential so they can be proactive, and, at the same time, focus on their business, rather than IT needs.  However, some are hesitate to outsource,

Research from CIO magazine in their “2013 State of the CIO Survey” discusses how CIO’s are now being more effective about building relationships with their non-IT stakeholders and are now viewed more as a business peer. CIO’s  and IT managers are building these non-IT relationships by focusing on solving business problems and providing solutions that

Small business owners often have a tough job. As the face of the business you will be held largely accountable for anything your business does, or anything that happens to your business. If there is a security breach of your systems and personal information is stolen, you will asked questions as to why. Therefore, it

Time has become increasingly valuable to businesses in our modern age. Technical issues do not have a predictable timeframe and for many businesses it becomes imperative to ensure that you have competent and dedicated support around the clock to keep vital aspects of your business operating smoothly. The value of a 24/7 on-call team to tackle

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