In these days of remote work, moving to the cloud has surfaced as an urgent business imperative for the C-suite. And it makes sense: Cloud environments provide speed, access, capacity, scalability, connectivity, and even security features in stronger measures than on-premise environments. But as you start digging into and gaining an understanding of cloud solutions, you realize there’s more than one cloud model. In fact, there are few: private, public, and hybrid cloud are all types of deployment models that are up for your consideration. So, what does each cloud deployment type mean, and what are the benefits and drawbacks? Here, we take a look. What is a private cloud? A private cloud is solely owned by and dedicated [...]
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If your business is like so many others, you’ve probably experienced a massive surge in your team members having to work remotely, especially if a city lockdown forced you to shut down your physical workplaces. This situation left companies everywhere scrambling to support their newly virtual workforces, and maintain business continuity despite a lack of technology resources that support remote work. Sound familiar at all? Remote work is probably going to be the new norm for months to come, and if this is the case for your business, you may be playing catch up as you try to figure out how to best support your employees in doing their jobs. One answer: Leveling up and leveraging your cloud infrastructure [...]
Considering outsourcing your IT support, but not quite sure what services are covered or what an engagement with an outside IT provider would look like day-to-day? Businesses rely on technology to keep all of their operations running smoothly. But the question becomes, who keeps the technology running smoothly — especially if you’re working on a small budget or with a small team? Whether you’re a small or medium-sized business, or even an enterprise-level company, you can benefit from having an external provider deliver some or all of the IT functions your business needs. Here are some of the most common services an outsourced IT company provides: Remote support/service desk support What this is: This resource can gain remote access [...]
The term “shadow IT’ sounds pretty nefarious, and the activities around it certainly can be. But oftentimes it’s a result of company employees just trying to do their jobs more efficiently. Shadow IT involves the use and management of external technology solutions, such as hardware, software, or cloud applications, without the knowledge of or explicit permission from a company’s IT department. It’s an issue that’s grown rapidly as cloud computing has become more widely adopted, and it’s increased in prevalence with more and more workers going remote. It could be going on at your business without you even realizing it. What does shadow IT look like? Usually, it looks like employees using their personal devices, such as smartphones and [...]
Are your networks healthy? How would you know if they were, or if their health were to become compromised? Or do you just assume everything is humming along, performing optimally — until something breaks? Like everything else with technology, networks aren’t “set it and forget it.” And if you do approach things that way, you could be asking for trouble. Here’s why 24/7 network monitoring matters so much to your business. What is network monitoring? Networks are complex, but you don’t have to understand all the nitty gritty details to grasp the basics. Think of your network as the connective tissue of your entire IT infrastructure. It ties together all of your hardware devices, software, servers, firewalls, other equipment, [...]
In a previous post, we talked about the importance of network monitoring around the clock, with an emphasis on monitoring all the various pieces and parts of your infrastructure to ensure everything is performing as it should, and nothing is hampering network performance. So where does security come into the picture? Security is inevitably and necessarily woven into the overarching monitoring solution, and there are a number of tools out there that overlap, but it’s not quite the same thing. Here we take a look at the differences between the two, and seek to understand more about the role of monitoring from a network security perspective. What is Network Monitoring? First, let’s look specifically at what network monitoring aims [...]
Don’t have the budget for an in-house cybersecurity specialist? No worries. You can still get access to the expertise you need to reduce your security risk. Here’s how to get started in your search for an outsourced cybersecurity provider. What does an outsourced cybersecurity provider do? “Is our data safe?” It’s a question your business should know the answer to, and a cybersecurity service provider can ensure the response is in the affirmative. A third-party cybersecurity partner can help you with everything having to do with implementing and managing the data and information security at your business. Having the right security in place protects you from malicious acts aimed at stealing or damaging your data, imposing viruses, ransomware or [...]
We know how it goes: You must be fully focused on running your business, not the technology that your business runs on. If this sounds like you, find out how you might benefit from outsourced IT services. If you own or run a business, you’ve probably learned a few things about technology: 1) It’s expensive, and the costs are seemingly endless; 2) It’s time-consuming, and the to-dos required to stay on top of things are also seemingly endless; and 3) It’s constantly changing: the technology you implement today will need upgrading or complete replacement a short time from now. Enter: an information technology services company. In short, these businesses exist to bring you the necessary technology solutions (including hardware [...]
What does it take to be one of the world’s top managed security service providers (MSSPs)? We’ve got it. Find out why it matters to you. For the fourth year running, AccountabilIT has been named to a prestigious list of the world’s top 250 MSSPs, updated each September. Our best-in-class services and customer-first culture has helped us climb the list several notches: in 2020, we placed in the top 35% (ranked at #88 out of 250), up from the top 40% in 2019 (when we ranked #78 out of 200). "It's an honor to be named to the MSSP Alert Top 250 Managed Security Services List for the fourth year in a row," said Chuck Vermillion, AccountabilIT CEO. "As [...]