Blog

Answering your questions about security, strategy, cloud, budgeting, service, culture, and more.

Questions to Ask When Your IT Provider (MSP) Has Been Purchased

As we explored in our previous article, mergers and acquisitions are prevalent in the managed service provider (MSP) space. If your provider has recently been purchased, you might be feeling some anxiety about the transition – organizations like yours...
Read More

What to Expect When Your IT Provider (MSP) Has Been Purchased

There is a lot of merger and acquisition activity in the IT outsourcing industry today, including plenty here in the in the DC area. While this isn’t necessarily a new trend – private equity firms have been busy in the IT space for several years now – it...
Read More

Finding a Fit: Top 13 Questions to Ask Your IT Team

Whether you're starting the search for an IT firm or looking to strengthen your partnership with your existing IT team, it's important to determine how your needs as an organization align with what a particular provider will deliver.  We've reached the...
Read More

How to Choose the Right Phone System for Your Business

On the surface, replacing the phones at your office probably seems like a fairly straightforward project; in the grand scheme of technology projects, this one is pretty simple, right? There are of course far more complex initiatives for your business to...
Read More

Should You Have a Team Full of Slackers? (Infographic)

Are you considering Slack at your organization?   It's a smart question to ask. Slack, an incredibly popular communication platform, now boasts: 500,000 organizations on board (70,000 paying) 8 million daily active users (3 million paid) 10 hours of...
Read More

How to Choose the Right Cyber Liability Insurance Plan for Business

Not long ago we published an article that discusses what cyber liability insurance is, what it covers, what it doesn’t, and whether or not it might make sense for your business to invest in. In this piece, we touched briefly on the matter of working with...
Read More

How to Choose the Right Cloud Provider for Small Business

More and more, businesses are getting rid of the servers in their office and migrating their entire technology infrastructure to the cloud. In fact, according to a Technavio report, the global virtual desktop market is expected to grow at a pace of 11%...
Read More

Is the Cloud Secure?

It's very common for organizations to avoid cloud computing out of legitimate concern for their data’s safety. "What if someone gains access to my environment?" "Since it's not in my control, what if something goes wrong?” "Wouldn't my data be more...
Read More

Microsoft Office 365 vs. Hosted (Cloud) Desktops for Business

A cloud is a cloud is a cloud, right?   Absolutely and positively not. Especially not when what is being advertised as a "cloud" solution is really only partially rooted in cloud computing.   When it comes to really digging into Microsoft Office 365 and...
Read More

What Are the Problems with Cloud Computing?

You can’t step into the tech world without hearing something about the cloud. “It’s so cheap!” “You can access your data from a submarine!” “All you have to do is sign up!” “Once you’re there, you’ve made it to Valhalla!”   The conversation is certainly...
Read More