3 Signs It's Time Your Company Gets An IT Assessment

 

An IT environment without a clear direction can easily get lost in the constant twists and turns of tech traffic that is constantly evolving and adapting. When it comes to business technology, feeling lost and behind can quickly turn into a loss of productivity, something many businesses can't afford to lose. Avoid getting lost on the tech map and be sure to watch for the warning signs that will tell you when it's time your organization gets an IT assessment.

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Topics: Outsourced IT, Tech Solutions, Managed IT Services, Business Continuity, Customer Service

The IT Software Life Cycle: 3 Things To Know

Your organization's users interact with different IT software platforms every single day, so it's important to ensure they are not playing a role in a potential security breach without even realizing it. If software end of life schedules aren't prioritized, these breaches could happen, which is why IT software life cycles must be top of mind to increase overall up-time and eliminate any possibility of a breach.

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Topics: End of Life, IT, Tech Solutions, Cybersecurity, IT Software

What It Looks Like When IT Becomes An Asset

Building an efficient IT team can make the difference between your workplace technology becoming an asset or a liability. In this webinar, we will discuss how to make your IT an asset by going over how to utilize the right tools, processes, and people to keep your technology running smoothly. 

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Topics: IT, Business Continuity, Webinars

7 Questions To Ask When Auditing Your IT Department

Business growth does not happen overnight, nor does it happen without addressing what is working well and what isn't working well within an organization. The same goes for the technology that drives your business. The reality is, your technology should consistently give your organization opportunities to be more efficient and successful. In order to improve how your technology operates within your business, you must conduct an audit to ensure your documentation, processes, and overall technical strategy is aligned with your current business needs.

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Topics: Outsourced IT, IT, Managed IT Services, Business Continuity

Welcoming The Five Nines Internship Experience

Five Nines spent time searching all over Husker Nation for the go-getters, the self-starters, and the individuals who were full of ideas. Other criteria of this search? Five Nines was looking to hire students to become a part of the first official Five Nines Internship Experience.

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Topics: Culture, Work Environment, Five Nines

Spam Filtering: Why It's Important And How It Works

Once spam hits your email inbox, you become a target. When it comes to technology, humans tend to be the weakest link in most IT security situations. Attackers will constantly try to trick them, manipulating users to click on things that they shouldn't through a variety of methods. Oftentimes, these "tricks" are via email, as email platforms can target a very large number of people and is a very "budget-friendly" attack. If users happen to click the wrong thing within the spam email, bullseye, internal data then becomes exposed.

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Topics: Security, Phishing, Cybersecurity, Spam Filtering

Supporting Remote Employees Through The Right Technology

In today's world, technology is on-the-go and there are no trends to show that this on-the-go tech culture will change anytime soon. According to a poll conducted by Gallup, in 2017 43% of Americans said they spent at least some time working remotely. Working remotely is becoming more and more popular, whether it is a part of company culture or for special circumstances.

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Topics: Work Environment, IT, Working Remotely

A Layered Approach To Cybersecurity

We've talked about software that proactively protects your business from cyber attacks, and how to train your staff to spot phishing attempts. Now, it's time to focus on the advancement of your cybersecurity protection.

In this webinar, we will discuss how you can take your cybersecurity to the next level by adding Cisco Umbrella and the Five Nines Cyber-Security Operations Center to your IT environment, for a well-rounded, protection-focused approach. 

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Topics: Security, Managed IT Services, Cybersecurity, Webinars

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