What Are Password Managers And Why Are They Important

First, take a moment to test how secure one of your top-of-mind passwords really is by clicking this link:

https://lastpass.com/howsecure.php

Did the test tell you that you needed a stronger password? Did it tell you that your password is strong enough? Do you use that same strong password for everything?

When users have to make up a password, two strategies are typically used:

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Topics: Security, Threat Landscape, Cybersecurity

Managed IT: The Customer Service Experience Matters

We've seen the statistics, we've heard the horror stories, and we understand. The reality behind how often customer experiences go wrong or problems go unsolved is alarming, and it's time that pattern is broken within the IT industry.

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Topics: Five Nines, Managed IT Services, Customer Service

Mayday, Mayday! My IT Environment Is Sinking!

Do you feel as though your IT environment is a sinking ship that you are trying to keep afloat?

Keeping your IT environment efficient is the best way to help your organization avoid unnecessary downtime.

Technical environments consist of many moving parts, but today on May Day we would like to provide you the gift of quality initial steps we believe will keep your IT environment above water, and away from signaling a distress call. Want to skip straight to our more in depth recommendations? Click below.

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Topics: IT, Tech Solutions, Business Continuity

Building An Optimal Network

Understanding the basic functions of your network and how the right components can positively impact technological performance is key to building and monitoring an optimal network. 

In this webinar, we will dive into the optimization of organizational networks. This power hour covers everything from simple network functions you need to know, to how your entire network operates within an IT environment, as well as how Five Nines analyzes the efficiency of various network setups. 

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Topics: Managed IT Services, Business Continuity, Webinars, Network

The Importance Of Securing Your Wi-Fi

Wi-Fi. It's a symbol that everyone recognizes, a term that most people are familiar with, yet many business Wi-Fi networks are left unprotected and exposed. Securing your Wi-Fi is more than the avoidance of a slower connection, it is an integral part of being proactive in protecting entire internal networks.

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Topics: Security, Cybersecurity, Business Continuity, Wi-Fi

The Benefits of Promptly Replacing Old Computers

As long as old computers are still running with limited problems they don't need to be replaced, right? It may seem easy to prioritize these updates on the lower end of your technological budget, but it is the wrong way to approach computer replacements. Turns out, waiting until you absolutely must buy newer computer models can be very detrimental and even more costly in the long run.

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Topics: Tech Solutions, Managed IT Services, Business Continuity

Case Study: Supporting A Rural Nebraska Hospital

 

Five Nines is partnered with a 22-bed critical access hospital in rural Nebraska that supports up to 125 employees working between a hospital, clinic, and remote clinic. The entire business is operated on computers, and the organization relies on these computers to provide high-quality patient care. 

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Topics: Outsourced IT, Managed IT Services, Healthcare, Case Studies

A Deeper Dive Into 8x8

Businesses rely on phone calls and virtual meetings for collaboration both internally and externally on a daily basis, and in order to achieve significant levels of up-time this communication must be conducted efficiently. We’d like to dive into a few features of 8x8, a hosted VoIP business phone service that makes communicating from a distance easy and flexible. 8x8 is currently the #1 ranked hosted VoIP provider, as it is extremely advanced and less expensive than other options in the market.

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Topics: 8x8

Five Nines Named One of 2018 Tech Elite Solution Providers by CRN

The entire Five Nines team is excited to announce Five Nines’ consecutive placement on CRN’s 2018 Tech Elite 250 list. This annual list honors elite North American IT organizations who have distinguished themselves in the technology industry by obtaining high-levels of technical certifications scaled to their company size. Five Nines is honored to be recognized as an IT solution provider with deep technical expertise that acquires a high number of certifications.

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Topics: Outsourced IT, Five Nines, Managed IT Services

Cylance: Proactive Protection For Your Business

As cybercrime continues to evolve, it's time to look beyond traditional approaches to malware detection. 

In this webinar, we will discuss all things Cylance. This power hour covers everything from simple definitions to how Cylance works within an IT environment, as well as how Five Nines utilizes Cylance to protect businesses from advanced malware. 

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Topics: Managed IT Services, Threat Landscape, Cybersecurity, Business Continuity, Webinars