December 2015

Cinch I.T. > 2015

Do you know what would happen if your business were to lose a key member of its operational personnel? In some cases, it can be heartbreaking to see a good worker leave, but sometimes the one leaving doesn’t depart under the greatest circumstances. Are you confident that any angry employees leaving your organization won’t be able to access your infrastructure? If you take the proper steps...

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Cloud computing is already heavily utilized in the business world. Companies that were looking to add mobility, collaborative capacities, and overall flexibility, have rolled out cloud computing platforms for their business and it’s resulted in quite a few benefits. In fact, according to a 2014 survey, about 70 percent of enterprise-level companies have instituted some sort of IaaS, PaaS, or SaaS solution. As more companies...

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We all know the fleeting moment of fear as a computer slows to a grinding halt, taking forever to perform the most basic of tasks. At the same time, we also know the relief of when you find out there’s nothing wrong with your PC. Still, what if that relief never comes? What if you’re dealing with one of the most dangerous computer issues of...

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Backup and disaster recovery solutions are invaluable solutions for businesses who need to be able to respond to disruptions within minutes or hours of an outage or disaster taking place. They work by taking a carbon-copy backup of servers and storing them in two locations — on-site and in-the-cloud. Backup and disaster recovery enables a multitude of recovery options, so businesses are able to get...

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Typical Pitfalls Complying with PCI DSS Maintaining a compliant PCI DSS network environment is an everyday battle. While compliance is assessed and attested to on an annual basis, there are daily, weekly, monthly and quarterly acts that must also be carried out in order to meet specific requirements. With these tasks come common pitfalls, whether technical or procedural that can affect an entities ability to maintain...

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Can Your Small Businesses Afford The Cost of a Cyber Attack? Fifty percent of “all small businesses report[ed] they have been the victim of a cyberattack…The cost of dealing with these attacks has skyrocketed to $20,752 per attack, up from $8,699 two years ago*,” says the National Small Business Association in its 2014 Year-End Economic Report. The report goes on to say, “Cyberattacks are taking more...

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If you are a small business owner and considering whether or not Managed IT Services will benefit your company, the answer is almost always- yes. There is little doubt that most small businesses can benefit from Managed IT Services, yet that in itself does not always justify the cost of bringing on a third party provider. Accepting that Managed IT Services Providers can offer solutions...

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Most small business owners handle all aspects of their businesses, including acting as the Information Technology department. This will work for as long as you remain a small business without employees. When you grow and start hiring staff, will it make more sense to use your business-building time on handling IT issues or outsource to an external IT Service Provider? Unless you are an Information Technology...

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Keeping patient records secure and private is the concern of every hospital and health care provider, but they are often overwhelmed with years and years of patient information and the lack of adequate storage space. Destroying these health records in order to make room for more storage is often not an option. Patients want access to all of their health care records, and physicians need...

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