7 Benefits of Working With an MSP

Part 1 – Saving Money!!! In this blog I will address the first two benefits as they are closely related. Managed Service Providers (MSP) provide outsourced day-to-day IT management, monitoring and support. MSPs provide a cost-effective method for improving business operations and productivity. When engaging an MSP, you do not relinquish overall managerial control and […]

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SECURITY ALERT – Office365 Phishing Scam

We have seen a spike recently in a new phishing scam that has proven to be quite effective.  The primary goal of this phishing scam is to secure your Office365 user name and password then email everyone in your address book looking to gain the same information from them.  The goal is access as many […]

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Cybersecurity – Huge returns for minimal investments

I ran across a few articles recently that had some numbers I found quite shocking. According to a recent study by HP upwards of 44% of breaches could be attributed to patched vulnerabilities that were between 2-4 years old.  This means that patches that could have help avoid the breaches altogether had not been installed […]

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CDOT Virus – What to know about the SamSam virus & steps to take now

On February 21, 2018 the Colorado Department of Transportation back office operations were hit with the SamSam ramsomware virus. The virus encrypts files on a users system as well as any network data files the users has rights to access.  CDOT made the decision to shut down 2,000 employee computers while they investigate and remediate […]

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Microsoft Office 365

You’ve been hearing about Microsoft Office 365 for a while now and are wondering if it may be the right fit for your organization – Let’s take a look at what exactly it is and how it compares to a more traditional approach. What is it? Office 365 is Microsoft’s subscription-based plan that allows you […]

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WannaCry? | What the most recent malware outbreak taught us.

The WannaCry ransom attack was a worldwide cyberattack targeting computers running Microsoft operating systems. The malware would encrypt data on the infected system as well was all other data on the network that the user had access to – pretty standard cryptoware. What made this attack different is that once a system was infected there […]

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Data Backup: Weighing Your Options

Back in September we took the first steps in developing a data backup plan.  We identified the data to be backed up, prioritized the recovery of the backed up data in case of a data loss event and created a retention policy.  Now we need to decide what we should backup to. With regards to […]

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Data Backup: The First Step to a Disaster Recovery Plan

Data backup is defined as the copying and archiving of computer data so that it may be used to restore the original after a data loss event or recover data from an earlier point in time.  Backups are an integral part of your Disaster Recovery (DR) plan but by themselves should not be considered your […]

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Envision IT Partners: Windows 10 Recommendations

Microsoft’s FREE Windows 10 upgrade is scheduled to disappear after July 29, 2016.  With this in mind, we know that many of you are wondering if this is the time to take advantage of the free upgrade and make the move to Windows 10 now. Since its release Windows 10 has addressed many of the […]

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