August 20, 2020

A Brief Explanation of Encryption and Why it Matters in the Cloud Age

Encryption has become so ubiquitous that one could assume that most people understand what it is, how it is used, and why it is important in the digital age. Of course, we all know what…

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August 18, 2020

Automation is Everywhere!

As you navigate everyday life, have you taken a moment to stop and think of how many things are automated. Almost every stoplight you pull up to has a sensor that ensures that the system…

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June 29, 2020

Operating Systems & Patch Management — Windows-as-a-Service

On July 29th, it will be 5 years since the release of Windows 10.  Seems like just yesterday that Microsoft released their bundle of joy into the marketplace.  They grow up so fast, don’t they?…

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May 28, 2020

Security Driven SD-WAN: A Key Factor in Network Modernization

With many of us working from home during COVID-19, one unexpected benefit remote workers may be experiencing is better performance and faster response times to the business applications that are used daily to perform our…

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May 19, 2020

Enabling Remote Workforce and Business Operations to be Scalable During COVID-19 and Beyond.

As businesses and organizations around the world were forced to move their employees to work remotely, many were not truly prepared for what is required to make that transition while maintaining seamless operations. As a…

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May 13, 2020

Cloud First with COVID-19 – The right business strategy

Like many of you, I have had some time in recent weeks to reflect on my role and how we as a NextGen managed services and security provider are helping during this pandemic. Much of…

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April 29, 2020

Trusted Advisors – Beyond Service Understanding and into Deal Positioning

As 2019 ended and 2020 began, the nationwide Channel continued its tremendous growth. Partners are more established than ever in their roles as trusted advisors and are increasingly adept at uncovering cyber security, Cloud, and a…

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April 22, 2020

Phish Out of Water — Remote Workers Email Security

The last few weeks have been a big change for everyone.  Many people are working from home, and some of those people have children at home with them.  Right now, my kids are wandering the…

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April 20, 2020

Still not using 2FA/MFA? No time like the present to make the change!

Has your remote work policy changed in the last month or two?  Are more of your employees working from home or at locations that are “untrusted”?  The answer is almost certainly a resounding YES!  Now…

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April 16, 2020

The Single Cause Behind Most Vulnerabilities and How to Solve It

Having been involved in hundreds of vulnerability assessments I can confidently say that most issues have a single underlying source.  The discovered vulnerability could be an increased risk of ransomware exposure, buffer overflows, elevation of…

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