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…

Why Virtual Desktops are the Perfect Solution for a Unified Network

Virtual desktops can be used to unify businesses by allowing all users to log in to any computer and be able to access all applications from any location. This creates a safer network because no data is being stored or saved locally. Virtual desktops can offer greater security while making business more productive and efficient by creating a cohesive network.   Connects Users Cloud technology ensures all users can log onto their desktop from any location. Many employees are inconvenienced by the necessity to sit at the same desktop all day in order to access their data. By using a virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI), all employees can log into their…

Why Business Size Doesn’t Matter When It Comes to Cyber Attacks

Large organizations used to be the main targets hackers due to the massive volumes of sensitive financial and customer data they possessed. As cyber attacks become more advanced, attackers are starting to feed into the valuable data that’s held by smaller businesses. A recent Cyber Security Breaches Survey, conducted by the U.S. Department for Culture Media & Sport, reported that 45 percent of micro/small companies have experienced a breach in their system and 66 percent of medium/large businesses have suffered attacks as well. This information warns small business leaders to be prepared against a breach and to protect their customer’s data. Public awareness of cyber attacks has helped the battle…

Kansas City Managed Services Company Details Why The Hybrid Cloud Is The Future of Business

In the purest sense, the hybrid cloud is truly a game changer with undeniable benefits, with many having moved or are considering moving to the platform due to the limitations of operating in either a solely private or public cloud environment.   So what exactly makes it so great?   First, a little background. When cloud-based data centers came into existence, IT administrators saw them as a great way to use computing power as a utility. One could demand as much storage, RAM, CPUs and application instances as one wanted. The cloud would even expand and contract to provide the varying number users with the resources they needed. However, that…

How Virtual Desktops Infrastructure Makes Businesses More Efficient

What is VDI? According to CDW, at its most basic incarnation, virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) is the practice of hosting a desktop operating system within a virtual machine (VM) running on a centralized server. The desktop images can then be accessed by different types of devices such as desktop, laptops, thin clients and mobile devices. For a larger group of users, like one would find at any given small to midsize business, it makes sense to create a large number of virtual desktops on a cloud that operators can connect to using a thin client system. How does it all work? In the typical VDI, a special software application called…

Why Hosted Applications Benefit Businesses

Due to higher speed broadband becoming available, more and more businesses are now turning to hosted applications for their everyday needs. What is a hosted application? We’re glad you asked. By definition, a hosted application is a software as a service (SaaS) solution that allows users to execute and operate a software application entirely from the cloud on a recurring subscription. These applications are typically hosted and powered from the remote cloud infrastructure and are accessed globally through the Internet. They provide the same functionality as locally installed software but can be updated more easily. Instead of installing and using applications such as the Office suite on your own computer,…

Is Your Work Zone Prepared for a Cyber-Attack?

Data breaches and cyber-attacks have been increasing at an alarming rate both in volume and in size. The targets for these attacks have also evolved and according to Construction Dive, construction companies are increasingly being targeted for their floor plans, security system designs and server locations. Additionally bids, customer lists, contracts, and customers’ and employees’ confidential information, such as billing and payroll is also targeted and subsequently lost through data corruption and cyber ransom. Although you don’t normally hear about construction company security breaches in the headlines, but rather hear about large, high-profile breaches, such as the Target security breach of 2013 which cost Target $148 million and the banking…