Shadow IT Part 1: The Hidden Threat

According to a recent whitepaper from Traveler’s, an international insurance provider, Market pressures often lead to information technology (IT) projects that are conducted on a “Shadow” basis – out of compliance with official company policies and without oversight from the company’s corporate IT function. The whitepaper, “Shining a Light on Shadow IT”, discusses how employees […]

Edge Computing: Data in Real-Time

What is Edge Computing? Growth in business is all about connections. The ability to access data in real-time requires a high-performance network that delivers content instantly. This strategic approach starts at the source of data generation, leveraging analytical information to make choices based on learned experience. By moving the processing component directly to the device […]

Ransomware: A Major Factory Threat

Ransomware is a type of software that worms its way into a network, encrypts files, and locks them down until a ransom is paid. These malicious attacks exploit a company’s vulnerabilities by blocking access to critical business data, leading to lost money, productivity, and consumer trust. Phishing emails and compromised websites are the most common […]

How Disaster Impacts Manufacturing Production

What happens to plant production when disaster strikes? Who takes charge to get it back up and running? Whether the disaster is natural, human error, or invasive malware, it causes significant disruption to your product/service cycle. Every minute of downtime is money and customer satisfaction lost. It is the business’s responsibility to respond effectively to […]

Managed IT in a Patient-Centered Healthcare Organization

Technology practices in healthcare have changed. Fifteen years ago, IT meant the guy that came and fixed your computers. Today, the complexity of patient medical information, billing systems, and surgical machinery must be supported by an automated IT network. Additionally, patients are engaged in their own healthcare like never before; from digital fitness apps to […]

NAAS: Virtualize, Simplify, and Revolutionize

Current network infrastructure is an inflexible entity, suffering from limited bandwidth and control options. Large amounts of users connecting to multiple devices throughout the day leads to greater consumption of IT systems. The solution…Network as a Service. NAAS delivers network services virtually over the internet on a “subscription” basis, allowing tenants to have virtual cloud […]

The Power of Reviews: How Positive and Negative Feedback Affects your Marina

What are people saying about your marina online? Are they saying anything at all? While word of mouth traditionally brings referrals to businesses, the internet has expanded the way that people communicate and share information about products and services.  According to a BrightLocal Consumer Review Survey, 92% of people read reviews before making a purchase […]

2 Benefits of Redundant Internet to Avoid Downtime

These days, the internet is critical for business operations. Whether it’s Cloud file sharing, VoIP phone services, online communication between employees or WiFi for guests, a reliable internet connection is a part of everything. But what happens if the connection should fail? Redundant Internet ensures that you can connect and access your data even when […]

How Boaters Choose Marinas: A Guide for Marina Owners and Managers

What do boaters look for in a home marina? Whether it’s a quick weekend getaway, a warm winter vacation spot or a permanent dwelling on the water, boaters have certain criteria they consider when choosing a marina. As an owner or manager, it is important to understand the factors that influence boater decisions and make […]

Can There Be Too Much WiFi?

By: Cassie Phillips (Secure Thoughts) Mobile technology has presented us with a challenge very different from those faced in the past. We have endless possibilities and options, but few are available without an internet connection. Mobile connections like those offered by 3G and 4G are frequently unreliable, limited by data restrictions and cost money for […]