What’s your argument against an SLA with an MSP? Part-1

Regina Christensen Perspectives

Managed IT services are becoming more popular by the day. Businesses, big and small, are bringing managed service providers onboard to handle their IT requirements. The bigger IT players like IBM, Accenture, CISCO act as MSPs to larger organizations, while the typical managed service provider is often hired by SMBs. However, there’s a question that crops up time and again–Do …

Equip your business with the IT foundation it needs to compete and win

Regina Christensen Perspectives

In a recent industry survey, it was found that one of the biggest factors holding back small and mid-sized firms from achieving their business goals was IT. One may argue that smaller businesses lack the capital that the bigger players have to invest in their business, but even with all other aspects being more or less equal, the difference brought …

Transitioning from average to best-in-class with IT

Regina Christensen Perspectives

Many small or mid-sized businesses don’t focus much on IT as they should. For a lot of them, the focus is on customers, ensuring they have enough staff to meet their client needs, expanding their business and driving revenue by selling. IT comes into the picture initially when the business is being set up. Once they have their IT infrastructure …

Keylogger 101

Regina Christensen Perspectives

We have all heard of hacking, virus, ransomwares, etc. as they keep coming up in the news every now and then. But, have you heard of keyloggers? In this blog post, we discuss keyloggers and how they can be used to gain unauthorized access to your system, online accounts, network and data. As the name suggests, a keylogger logs keys–it …

Secure your business account on social media

Social media security

Regina Christensen Perspectives

Social media is a great tool for SMBs to get the word out about their products and services, build their brand, and connect with prospective customers. It also offers paid marketing avenues as well, such as PPCs, marketplaces, etc., But are your social media accounts secure? Typically what happens in a business account on social media is that multiple people …

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While buying a new software consider these five things

Regina Christensen Perspectives

When running a business, you will often find yourself in need of new software tools to enhance the productivity, efficiency, effectiveness and even the security of your various business processes. These software programs range across a wide spectrum of tools including accounting, finance, IT, e-commerce, marketing, sales and many more. In this blog post, we discuss the key elements you …

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Insiders becoming Cyber-threats !!!

Regina Christensen Perspectives

When we speak of cybercrime and data theft, we typically think of seasoned cybercriminals. But you’d be surprised to know that the cause of businesses becoming victims of cybercrime is most often their own employees–sometimes on purpose, sometimes inadvertently. Remember Bob from accounting who was let go? Or the new intern who worked for 3 days and never showed up? …

Work from home is also a threat to your security

Obtaining a competitive edge during the pandemic

Regina Christensen Perspectives

The COVID-19 pandemic has been tough on everyone. The lockdowns, the need to follow social distancing–though indispensable–have been tough on individuals and also resulted in a lot of revenue loss to businesses. For SMBs though, this time has been particularly difficult, with a general downturn in the economy and the job losses, which has been affecting people’s ability to make …

World has become a Remote Desktop

Effective ways for safe remote desktop access

Regina Christensen Perspectives

Remote desktop access is an essential in these days when businesses are expected to be responsive to their clients almost 24/7. Moreover, there has been a surge in the remote desktop access practice with coronavirus pandemic. But, did you know that remote desktop access, while almost indispensable now, can threaten your network security? In this post, we discuss a few …

Password security is a necessity

Reasons why you really need to have a Password Management System

Regina Christensen Perspectives

Password management tools are software programs that put up enough security and safety mechanisms in place to ensure there’s no password breach. Your employees can use the program to generate random, high-security passwords as per the industry best practices. They don’t have to worry about remembering them either, because these tools have built-in mechanisms to store the passwords securely and …