Insight from Kansas City IT Managed Services Provider MDL Technology: Why You Need a Data Backup and Recovery Service

The IoT continues to evolve with leaders predicting the number of Internet-connected things to exceed 50 billion by the year 2020. As data continues to be generated at an exceeding rate, so does the need for long-term data placement that can keep your information kept and protected. Off-site data backup options keep your data safe and secure in case disaster or disruption occurs in your company. Data backup and recovery solutions have moved from the traditional hardware-dependent solutions to cloud-based ones that offer easier ways to recover data. When evaluating if your company needs a cloud-based off-site data backup solution, it’s important to think through and evaluate your IT goals.…

MDL Technology Shares 2016 Trends and Predictions for Cloud Computing

The cloud became the go-to platform for enterprise applications and data in 2015, but there’s still more to come. The cloud dominated the tech industry in 2015, and it looks like it could be the same for 2016. Cloud computing gives businesses a set of privileges that desktop computing can’t match. It’s a cost-effective way to have your company’s data accessible anywhere in the world. Cloud computing offers flexibility, scalability and lower capital expenditures than traditional in-house data centers. As we move further into 2016, many experts are predicting improvements to current-generation cloud environments, as well as new cloud technologies. According to Information Week, more cloud trends will emerge due…

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…

As Data Breaches Continue to Rise, MDL Technology Shares How Your Employees Could be Sabotaging Data Security

Studies conducted by IBM and the Ponemon Institute have shown data breaches have increased 23 percent over the past two years, costing companies close to $3.79 million on average this year alone. With data breaches reaching an all-time high, all companies should implement a data security plan to help prevent data breach attacks. When it comes to creating a data security plan, it’s important that employees are on the same page. You need to make sure they understand every part of the process, including prevention and what to do in the event a data breach occurs. Even with the best data security plan, however, there are still data security risks…

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…

IBM Finds Data Breaches Cost Companies Millions of Dollars

An IBM study about data breaches found the average total cost of a data breach in 2015 is $3.8 million, representing a 23 percent increase since 2013. As the holiday retail season approaches, now is the time to make sure your business is secure enough to prevent data breaches. Companies like Target, TalkTalk, Ebay and JP Morgan Chase have all been a victim of data breaching, costing them millions of dollars. Data breaches are often caused by hacking and malware attacks. According to InformationWeek, hacking is the most common method of data breach attacks followed by malware, physical attacks, social engineering, misuse and user error. Prevent your company from being…

Cloud Computing Options Defined: SaaS, PaaS and IaaS

The cloud seems like a mystical place for those who are not familiar with it. Many business owners are wary of the cloud, picturing their own personal photo storage apps on their phone and worrying about the security of such an application for their business. But cloud computing for business offers a myriad of customizable options that offer unlimited storage potential at an affordable monthly rate with complete security. This starts with the three different kinds of cloud hosting options available – SaaS, PaaS and IaaS. Photo Credit: Pixabay   Software-as-a-Service (SaaS)   Software-as-a-Service, also known as SaaS for short, is a subscription service for cloud computing hosting. A business…

Breaking Down Data Encryption for Data Security

You may hear the word “encryption” and think of spy movies or secret war messages. But data encryption is a modern technology that protects data security for your business. The tech is a little complicated which causes some businesses to avoid it. However, installing data encryption for all business files will greatly improve your data security. MDL Technology is here to break down data encryption. Data encryption involves converting electronic data into another form called ciphertext that cannot be read by anyone while the data is in transit. Once it is verified that a user has authorized access to this data, then the ciphertext is converted back to a readable…