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Ransomware is a type of malware that generally holds a system or data hostage until a ransom is paid. There are different entry points hackers can access to deploy ransomware, such as a phishing attack or software vulnerabilities. Since data is such a critical part of operations, all businesses are at risk of an attack. IT Consultants can help prevent ransomware through employee training, patch management, and disaster recovery implementation.
Businesses that use managed services are clearly optimizing their time and resources by outsourcing IT to a third-party company, but are they getting the most out of their contract? In a nutshell, managed services allows businesses to have peace of mind knowing that their technology is being taken care of by an MSP. Before managed services, companies had IT teams that took a break-fix approach instead of proactively monitoring technology before there's an issue. Learn more about how to make the most of your managed services agreement.
Healthcare organizations are required to follow HIPAA compliance. While this may seem like a pain for more institutions, it is a good way to protect against cyber-attacks. The regulations enforce aspects that protect against malware, which is your best defense against ransomware. The healthcare industry is particularly vulnerable to malware attacks because patient data is at risk of being compromised. Take a look at the following HIPAA guidelines in protecting against malware.

The process of designing a local area network from beginning to end is quite complex. Not only do you have to ensure that every device within the network will receive high quality service, but you also must factor in the printing and file sharing functions that are necessary. It is important to plan ahead when designing a local area network so that you do not overlook any of these important aspects. The smart option would be to consult with or completely outsource your project to a network technology company to achieve best results.

Company leaders and executives face the challenge of deciding which option is best. Especially when it comes to small business IT support. From in-house IT technicians to outsourced IT support, the options continue to grow. Managed IT services have expanded the possibilities even more because of the affordable resources now available for SMBs. Take a look at some of the options available to determine which is best for your small business.
Technology trends vary from short fads to long-term implementation. Some trends or overlooked and forgotten quickly while others become the norm. That being said, we have put together a list of current Los Angeles technology trends that you should know about and consider adopting.
IT security policies are often overlooked by small businesses because they don't have the knowledge or resources to set them in place. This is problematic considering that human error accounts for most security breaches, which is why it's important to have rules in place. Take a look at these IT security policies that your business should have in place.
Structured cabling systems provide a comprehensive telecommunications structure through a system of cabling and hardware. A complete system serves main functions through a network, including telephone service or data transmittal. To communicate without problems, a device requires a solid foundation. Structured cabling standards allow consistency throughout installation and design and regulate various institutes.

Outsourcing a business function, such as accounting, payroll, or IT, means that you are hiring a third-party company to handle that function. This is a smart move if you find good providers to partner with....

There are many moving parts in an organization and it can be overwhelming trying to stay organized. If employees are not working in unison, operations can get chaotic. One of the most important aspects of running a smooth business is being able to communicate efficiently and easily. Does your company have a solid foundation in place to communicate and collaborate with all staff and employees? Make sure you are taking advantage of the following collaboration solutions to improve operational efficiency.