Mike Ritsema’s 6 essential books for personal growth

February 24th, 2020

I believe that lifelong learning is a key to fulfillment and joy in life.  We spend our first 18 years of life in some form of structured learning – then how do we continue to grow and learn?

Well, again, I submit that willingness to keep learning and growing is a key to one’s journey and destination in life.

Why a technology business review is vital to your company’s success

February 17th, 2020

Identifying opportunities in all areas of business is vital for growth. However, one area that’s often overlooked is technology. Although it’s tempting to adopt an “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it” attitude with IT, conducting regular technology business reviews is necessary if you want to achieve your business goals in 2020. A technology business […]

Protect your business data in the cloud

February 10th, 2020

Though touted for its increased security, the cloud isn’t 100% safe from data breaches. A small- and medium-sized business has to be proactive with data security, even in the cloud, or it risks costs tied to lost business, damaged reputation, and regulatory fines.

Why you need a strong password policy for your business in 2020

February 6th, 2020

Did you know that 71% of cyberattacks target small businesses? Did you also know it takes hackers just 4 minutes to hack into your network, but it takes 99+ days for typical businesses to even know they’ve been breached? One of the most important layers of defense, then, is a strong password policy for your business.

VoIP should have a place in your business

January 27th, 2020

Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) has come a long way since the mid-90s when the technology first enabled phone calls over the internet. Thoughtful developments in telephony hardware and software have driven its growth, and enhanced internet functionality has been a key component, too.

3 places you should never cut corners with IT

January 21st, 2020

We all know how easy it is to cut corners in business; we’ve all done it somewhere. But we also know we shouldn’t. You’ll eventually have to face the consequences, whether they’re small or large. The same applies to IT. When you cut corners, the consequences to your business can be major.

Improve office productivity with unified communications

January 13th, 2020

There is such a premium on real-time business information nowadays that it’s inconceivable that some companies still patiently work with outdated communications systems. Good thing unified communications is now available for enterprises that need to take the leap.

Does your company need identity and access management?

January 13th, 2020

To defend against cyberthreats, businesses often implement strong antivirus software and firewalls — but both these solutions are not enough, especially as we enter into the new decade. A cutting-edge identity and access management (IAM) solution is crucial to protecting your digital assets from hackers, rogue employees, and weak passwords.

Data security: how to avoid insider threats in 2020

January 6th, 2020

In the healthcare industry, 58% of security incidents begin with an inappropriate action carried out by someone within the affected organization. Although the percentage isn’t as high among other industries, it’s still something you can’t afford to ignore.