Beginning in 1912, the hand-drawn diagrams of outlandish inventions established Rube Goldberg as one of the most popular cartoonists of the time, and the term “Rube Goldberg Machine” was coined. Within his comic strips, Goldberg created extremely complex machines that were built to perform a simple task. The modern Mouse Trap board game pays homage to […]

For nearly 10 years, cloud computing has been slowly gaining traction, moving out of the enterprise space and away from privately owned cloud offerings to become a tool for businesses of all sizes and types. Cloud computing can now be consumed in a variety of forms, depending on your organization’s needs. That’s why research firm […]

Many aspects of technology are innovative and exciting. Network management is not one of those. But, while less than intriguing, network management is a critical element of a reliable, secure, and optimized IT infrastructure – when management is lax, problems tend to multiply. Network management is needed for organizations to identify devices connected to the […]

While securing access to company networks for remote work or even business travel has long been the norm, the traditional virtual private network (VPN) solution is giving way to a modern option that provides a more manageable connection and a better user experience— secure access service edge (SASE). Which is right for you? Let’s dig […]

The popularity of remote work has transformed business operations but also introduced new security challenges. Remote workers operate outside the controlled environment of a traditional office, making them more susceptible to cyberattacks. This is where security awareness training emerges as a critical line of defense, protecting your company from the inside out. Why is Security […]

Alongside the flexibility and employee productivity gains of remote and hybrid workplace options come significant cybersecurity obstacles. If your organization decides a remote or hybrid stance is the best choice, be prepared for an operational gauntlet as you strive to protect your people, equipment, and data. Remote security best practices range from mobile device security […]

Successful and secure remote work demands a combination of technologies to address communication and collaboration needs, along with robust cybersecurity measures. Complicating remote and hybrid environments are the need for tech support and bring your own device (BYOD) programs. As more organizations tackle a blend of remote and in-office workspaces, we have recommendations for keeping […]

Those organizations operating in regulated industries face additional complexity when tackling a business continuity strategy. Regulatory compliance and business continuity planning demand specific steps regarding data protection, backup, access control, and data retention—just to name a few components. Compliance mandates come from myriad sources—the government, industry regulators, and even internal corporate controls. While standards vary […]

Confusion and misconceptions abound when it comes to the difference between backup and disaster recovery (BDR) and business continuity planning (BCP). While the terms sound similar, business continuity and backup and disaster recovery are distinct concepts. Done together, the two keep your organization running after unexpected events such as natural disasters, hardware failures, or cyber […]

Last week, we walked through the first two pillars of a successful business continuity strategy, including particulars about data backup and disaster recovery planning. Now let’s address responding to a disaster and the crucial last step, restoring the data and assets you need to restart operations—the step where backup and disaster recovery processes shine. Keep […]

Often lost in the constant buzz about cybersecurity is the critical role that backup and disaster recovery solutions play in protecting your organization. The adage about cyber attacks is simple: It’s not a matter of if, but when.  That raises the question: Is your company prepared when something goes wrong in your IT environment? Having […]

While bring your own device (BYOD) has been a viable business technology option for more than a decade, the increased number of companies embracing remote work has pushed BYOD usage to new heights. Increased engagement, alongside the real cybersecurity threats that accompany BYOD, means a BYOD policy is no longer an option – it’s a […]