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10 Questions for Your Managed Service Provider

Why Disaster Recovery as a Service is Something Businesses Should Consider

What We Learned from Cisco’s Annual Cybersecurity Report

HBO Game of Thrones Hack—Cybercrime in the Attention Era

The Importance of Security Audits and Assessments

Five Ways the IoT is Changing Project Management

Personalization of Digital Signage Improving ROI

AV in the Classroom Discussion: Projectors or Smartboards?

10 Questions for Your Managed Service Provider

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Keeping track of the numerous tasks today’s IT departments must manage and complete often takes an army. Thus, many businesses are hiring managed service providers (MSP) to help lighten the load. But are these services really necessary and do they provide tangible value? Before a business jumps on the MSP bandwagon, it should consider several important factors and ask a lot of questions. Here are what we consider to be the 10 most important questions that you should ask your potential managed service provider before making a decision:

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Why Disaster Recovery as a Service is Something Businesses Should Consider

Downtime leads to lost productivity, customers, and revenue and ultimately hurts your bottom-line. This is why no business can afford downtime and the negative consequences that come with it. It is vital to be prepared when disaster strikes. If you live in the path of regular natural disasters, you know how important it is to be prepared, however, many corporations and organizations don’t take precautions with their data in case of a disaster. This type of risk can lead to damaging results. Thus, it’s vital to be as prepared with our data, in the case of a disaster, as we would be with any other possible disaster.

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What We Learned from Cisco’s Annual Cybersecurity Report

Cybersecurity is one of the biggest threats we face today if we have any data online. In the Cisco 2017 Annual Cybersecurity Report, Cisco presents research, insights, and perspectives regarding the relentless push-and-pull dynamic between adversaries trying to gain more time to operate and defenders working to close the windows of opportunity that attackers try to exploit. Cisco threat researchers are intended to help organizations respond effectively to today’s rapidly evolving and sophisticated threats. Let’s examine what they found.

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HBO Game of Thrones Hack—Cybercrime in the Attention Era

If we could delve inside the mind of a hacker what would we learn? Would we discover why hackers do what they do or how they pull it off? Cyber attacks are nothing new, but they seem to be growing in intensity and frequency. What are the motives behind cybercrime and what are the reasons for these attacks? Living in the attention era, are cyber attacks financially motivated or are they motivated by the attention they receive? Let’s take a look at cybercrime and see if we can uncover the reasons why they are happening.

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The Importance of Security Audits and Assessments

The cyber world is ripe with risk and threats and organizations go to great lengths, and cost, to prevent these threats from becoming an attack. To prevent cybercrime, it’s imperative to have an effective cyber security strategy in place. However, to determine the best plan for your organization you have to start from the beginning. What does this mean? Performing regular security audits and assessments before you put a risk-prevention plan in place.

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Five Ways the IoT is Changing Project Management

Five Ways the IoT is Changing Project Management
The IoT has already revolutionized many business operations across various industries, and project management is just the latest business function getting a major upgrade. Site inspections, cost determination, manpower allocation, equipment ordering, and many others all fall under the responsibility of a project manager. So, how can the IoT and IoT devices help transform and simplify project management? Let’s look at the top five ways IoT solutions are being used.

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Personalization of Digital Signage Improving ROI

Digital signage has become an effective tool for companies to increase sales and promote customer loyalty. Digital signage is evolving, and companies are taking notice of new uses and applications. Personalized and data-driven digital signage are at the forefront of impacting ROI for companies that utilize the technology. Almost two-thirds of consumers report that digital signage catches their attention, and more than 40 percent of consumers want to shop in retailers with video displays. Through personalized, data-driven digital signage, properly using dual screens, and using the loT, companies can maximize ROI.

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