What is a Fractional CIO and Why Should I Use One?

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Smaller businesses typically only have a single person at the top which would be the business owner/CEO. That person is also responsible for many of the other executive functions such as Human Resources, Finance, Technology, and Sales. When your company hits a certain size it can be challenging to balance all these roles while still…

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Cyber criminals are banging on your door every day. How long before they find a way in?

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recently I have sent out some emails about Ransomware and Cyber threats and the responses I received were interesting. The overwhelming response is “It can’t happen to us!” But yes, it really can. How do I know this? Let me explain.

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More then just Ransomware or Cyber-Attacks

More then just Ransomware or Cyber-Attacks Everyone these days are talking about ransomware and cyber-attacks and how to protect themselves and their organizations. Whenever you turn on the news there is always a lead story of the latest cyber-attack. This is really nothing new. Other countries have been trying to hack into our businesses for…

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Understanding The Unrecognized Costs of Ransomware Attacks

Understanding The Unrecognized Costs of Ransomware Attacks Paying the ransom is just the beginning! Ransomware, one of the fastest-growing hazards companies today. Ransomware threatens businesses and…

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Are you ready for the next big crisis?

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Last year we saw how something so small as a virus can shutdown whole countries. Two weeks ago, we had a national pipeline taken out because of ransomware. Do you really believe this will never happen again? What are you prepared for and what about the things you didn’t even consider that can shut down…

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Moving Your Enterprise From Unstable to Innovator!

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Most companies today either have their own IT staff or a Managed Services Provider (MSP) to help them maintain their enterprise. But where does your organization stack up? Would you like to be an Innovator or a Fire Fighter?

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Remote Desktop-a-as-Service (DaaS)

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Today with the outbreak of the COVID-19 virus businesses are changing the way jobs are done. While a lot of companies are shutting down across the country, other companies are struggling with ways that they can be flexible and have their employees work remotely and safely. At this point we are not likely to find an answer to COVID-19 anytime soon but business must do their jobs if the economy is to do well. Amazon, Microsoft and Twitter were the first companies to diversify their workforce with teleworking so they can safely follow social distancing at home and still continue to do their jobs.

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VDI Environment and the Coronavirus

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From floods, tsunamis to SARS, firms are used to preparing for disasters to at least minimize their impact on business operations. The coronavirus outbreak is the latest menace that companies must now deal with appropriately to ensure business growth.

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Is Cloud Computing Safe?

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People ask all the time “Is cloud computing safe?” Organizations and businesses of all types, sizes, industries, and geographies are turning to cloud computing services. Recent studies suggest that both private and public adoption of cloud services has dramatically increased in the past year. It is projected that this trend will only continue through 2020 and beyond, where many companies are expected to have either cloud-first or cloud-only policies. Notable factors behind the popularity of cloud computing include things like reduced operating costs, enhanced collaboration, improved time to market, increased flexibility as well as improved security.

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To Virtual CIO or to CIO?

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The Virtual CIO also known as the Fractional CIO in recent years has become a very needed position. Whether you are a small or established business, you already know what Information Technology means to your business growth. It is what powers your business by removing all the potential obstacles, optimizes your capabilities, enhances the level of communication in your business, and most importantly, protects your confidential data. However, a significant number of business owners, as well as employees, aren’t IT experts, and perhaps this is where virtual CIO services come in handy.

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