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What Is an IT Roadmap & Does My SMB Need One?

All SMBs in Scottsdale and Phoenix, Arizona depend on technology to a degree, with some using it to support core processes and some basing their entire operation around it.

But despite how essential technology has become, only a small number of businesses have invested their time and energy in developing an IT roadmap.

Top 3 Disaster Recovery Tips to Get You Back in Business

Unlike large enterprises, SMBs often don’t realize (or don’t want to admit to themselves) that disruptive events, such as hardware failures, natural disasters, and cyber attacks, are unavoidable. In fact, they are inevitable.

We know that 54 percent of organizations have experienced a downtime event that lasted more than 8 hours in the past five years alone, causing them to lose a significant amount of money and inflicting lasting reputation damage.

Most Important Policies for Your IT Security Strategy

Your IT security strategy has a weak link: your employees. In fact, human error is the main cause of 90 percent of data breaches, as revealed by a report published by Kaspersky Lab.

The number is so high because many organizations are so busy implementing expensive technological defenses and physical barriers that they forget about the people using them, which is where information security policies come in.

Zoom Vulnerabilities Are Putting Organizations at Risk

Many of those who now use Zoom on a regular basis had not heard about it before the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic. It took just a few months for the video conferencing software platform to become one of the hottest buzzwords on the block as organizations large and small scrambled to support their remote workers.

Creating a Cybersecurity Culture in 2021 Doesn’t Have to Be Difficult

Creating a cybersecurity culture has always been a central part of every effective cybersecurity strategy. However, the recent global shift to remote work due to the COVID-19 pandemic has truly highlighted its importance.
What Is Cybersecurity Culture?
The European Union Agency for Network and Information Security (ENISA) defines (PDF) cybersecurity culture as the knowledge, beliefs, perceptions, attitudes, assumptions, norms, and values of employees regarding cybersecurity and how they manifest themselves in people’s behavior with information technologies.

How to Plan Your Return to the Office

For some, the return to the office is the light at the end of the long, dark tunnel that is the COVID-19 pandemic. For others, especially those in leadership positions, it’s a source of worry. Having a solid plan can alleviate these worries and ensure that the transition goes as smoothly as possible.

Covid-19 Pandemic Has Highlighted the Need for Cloud Transition

Organizations large and small were interested in the cloud even before the outbreak of the still ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, but their relaxed cloud adoption plans changed as soon as coronavirus lockdowns forced employees to work from their homes.

Suddenly, it because crystal-clear that only the cloud can provide the agility and flexibility to operate in an environment where long-term planning seems like a waste of time because nobody knows what the next week will bring—let alone the next year.