How Preventative Managed Services Maintenance Reduces Costs and Breakdowns

Proactive maintenance is an important part of a productive IT infrastructure. By scheduling regular check-ups for the network and hardware, companies can prevent major catastrophes that hinder their productivity. Preventing malfunctions within your network is noted to reduce maintenance costs in the long term and decrease downtime due to technical difficulties. Just like repairs, field maintenance and tech support, preventative maintenance is an important piece of IT infrastructure that is often overlooked. Minimizes Surprises Checking networks and IT systems regularly catches problems before they arise. This can help keep the network secure from unauthorized actions and detect a potential breach before it happens. This also makes patch work on networks…

Kansas City Managed Services Company Reviews Enterprise Mobility Management for Employees and Businesses

MDL Technology, a Kansas City-based managed services company, sees the competitive value of tapping into Enterprise mobility management (EMM), an evolving and versatile market for companies. It’s no surprise that businesses benefit when their employees have the ability to work while on the go. In fact, enterprise mobility management has become necessary for most organizations today.   Why? EMM is a set of technologies and services focused on securing company data on employees’ mobile devices. While it can manifest itself in various ways, it generally consists of a suite of mobile management systems and services that protect intellectual property; specific processes that ensure the security of data; and systems that…

How Businesses Can Combat Ransomware Attacks in 2017

It has been widely predicted that the rate of ransomware attacks will increase worldwide in 2017. Ransomware is a type of malware used to encrypt all of your computer or smartphone data and is often used against companies, government agencies and even individuals. This dangerous malware derives its name from the hackers who put it on your system, then threaten to destroy your data unless you pay a “ransom” fee. While no one can be completely immune to a ransomware attack, everyone can take steps to become better prepared for one. Read on as we detail the outlook for combatting ransomware in 2017. Ransomware makers, or more simply data thieves,…

Predict and Protect: 2017’s Top Data Security Solutions

  As we witnessed in 2016, the issue of cybersecurity seems to be firmly entrenched as one of the most consequential issues impacting both international security and economic stability in 2017. That makes an understanding of existing and emerging cyber risks more important than ever before. According to Steve Weisman, a professor at Bentley University, this year will likely be shaped by newsmaking events in cybersecurity. He predicts that the year in cybersecurity will likely be dominated by these areas: Commercial espionage will increase. Domestic and international corporate espionage through hacking will increase as companies raid the intellectual property and trade secrets of other companies for profit. If you’re looking…

Business Benefits of IT Managed Services in 2017

If you find yourself consistently putting off new projects and facing a backlog of user requests, it may be time to look into managed services, especially for a provider that can deliver meaningful value. Before choosing a partner, organizations should clearly define their IT requirements and the improvements they expect to see. Read on to discover the benefits that a managed services provider can bring to your organization in 2017.                 To clarify, managed services is the practice of outsourcing day-to-day IT management and computer network technical support as a cost-effective method for improving business operations, instead of having a full-time on-staff IT…

MDL Technology Shares the Biggest Cybersecurity Threats for 2016

According to a report in The Statistics Portal, the average cost of cybercrime attacks for companies in the United States in 2015 was 15.42 million. As we move into 2016, it’s important for your company to be ahead of emerging hacker trends in order to keep your company safe from cyber attacks. Derek Manky, the chief security strategist for Fortinet, reveals the top cybersecurity threats that your company should be aware of in 2016, in an article on CNBC. There will be a rise of machine-to-machine attacks, new worms and viruses to avoid, and new ghostware and two-faced malware. Machine-to-machine attacks: With the evolution of the “Internet of Things”, it’s…

MDL Technology Explains Custom Auto Auction CRM Software with Animated Video Explainer

Managing an auto auction can be pretty tough and demanding as it involves keeping track of hundreds of different activities. MDL Technology, LLC, a Kansas City-based managed services provider, has a custom CRM software solution designed for more effective auto auction management. Most auto auctions today are powered by antiquated technology that doesn’t drive sales. While current auto auction management software does a great job of managing the auction process itself, something more is needed to generate value from interactions of participants who didn’t buy anything. Our custom CRM software solution powered through Microsoft Dynamics CRM can help track leads better and sales grow faster. Last year, we helped KCI…

MDL Technology Shares Tips and Tricks for Picking the Best CRM Software for Your Company

Customer relationship management (CRM) software is pivotal for your company to succeed. According to businessdictionary.com, “CRM helps in profiling prospects, understanding their needs and in building relationships with them by providing the most suitable products and enhanced customer service.” In order for CRM to help your company grow and succeed, you need to make sure you pick the right software. Here are some tips from Small Business Trends to help you find the right CRM software for your company’s needs. Determine the problem: There are a variety of ways to use CRM, so you need to pinpoint the exact benefit you are looking for before beginning to look at different…

Beware of Malware Threats this Holiday Season

The holiday season is a season of giving, but if your company isn’t careful, you could be giving customers malware instead of holiday cheer. While your company has been preparing for the busiest shopping season, cyber criminals have been heavily preparing as well. The holiday season is a time for them to rack in big profits, too. Don’t let hackers spread holiday malware in your company this season by spreading awareness of the following holiday malware schemes to your employees provided by CSO Online. Business email compromise: Cyber criminals will create spoof emails in a bid to execute unauthorized wire transfers. In an FBI report, it was found that thieves…

Managed Services Endorsement from Fisca Oil Company

Managed Services Endorsement from Fisca Oil Company Posted by T.J. Bloom, COO of MDL Technology   Ro Hercules of Fisca Oil Company, one of our longtime business partners, gave us a fantastic review of our managed services. Hercules said, “MDL Technology has been a business partner of ours for almost seven years now. Not only do we appreciate the speed and efficiency of their service, but have been ‘wowed’ by the proactive approach they take in maintaining our system. The monthly server maintenance has added years to the life of our server. The software we use is unique to our industry, but we have complete confidence in MDL’s ability to…