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

Regina Christensen Perspectives

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

Transitioning from average to best-in-class with IT

Regina Christensen Perspectives

Transitioning from average to best-in-class with IT 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 …

Multi-factor Authentication Demystified

Regina Christensen Perspectives

Multi-factor Authentication Demystified You have probably come across the term multi-factor authentication of late. It is an IT buzzword today and is fast becoming one of the best practices of cybersecurity. So, what is multi-factor authentication, exactly? Read this blog to find out. Multi-factor authentication, as fancy as the term sounds, is just multiple barriers to data access which adds …

4 Lesser-known benefits of hiring an MSP

Regina Christensen Perspectives

4 Lesser-known benefits of hiring an MSP You are probably aware of the most common benefits of signing up with an MSP such as On-demand IT support: Having an MSP ensures that you get priority IT support when you need it. Scalable IT infrastructure: With an MSP by your side, you can scale your staff structure up or down without …

Dark web monitoring: What you need to know

Regina Christensen Perspectives

Dark web monitoring: What you need to know The dark web is essentially a marketplace for cyber criminals. If your data has been compromised, the dark web is the place where it is traded. It could be sold by miscreants, to miscreants, who can later hack into your system or extort money from you to prevent a data leak and …

The dark web: An introduction

Regina Christensen Perspectives

The dark web: An introduction Have you come across the term, dark web, recently? As a business, you might have heard that you need to keep your data safe from the dark web. So, what is the dark web anyway? Read on to find out… What is the dark web? The cybercrime landscape is evolving fast. The “Nigerian” email scams …

5 Important IT checklists that no SMB should miss: Part-2

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5 Important IT checklists that no SMB should miss: Part-2 In our last blog, we discussed 2 of the 5 important IT checklists that every SMB should have. In this post, we cover the other 3, namely, IT training, Data Backup, and BYOD checklists. IT Training checklist Your IT staff is not the only one who needs IT training. Everyone …

5 Important IT checklists that no SMB should miss: Part-1

Regina Christensen Perspectives

5 Important IT checklists that no SMB should miss: Part-1 IT checklists are a great way to analyze, understand and take the necessary steps to meet your IT requirements. In this blog, we discuss 2 of the 5 important IT checklists–Hardware/software and Cybersecurity. When creating a checklist for hardware/software purchase, use, and installation, answer the following questions. How do you …

Know your IT risks

Regina Christensen Perspectives

Know your IT risks Whether you have your in-house IT team, or have outsourced your IT needs to be taken care of by a Managed Services Provider, you need to know what are the possible risks to your business from the IT perspective. Having an IT risk checklist can help you be better prepared for an IT emergency. Getting started …

What to consider when investing in cyber insurance

Regina Christensen Perspectives

What to consider when investing in cyber insurance As a business, you are probably aware of the term, cyber insurance. With the cybercrime rates rising consistently, cyber insurance is increasingly becoming a necessity for survival. Here are a few things to consider before you sign up with a cyber insurance service provider. Risk analysis First, perform an internal risk analysis. …