It wasn’t too long ago that companies never had to think much about their BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) strategy. The BYOD strategy that businesses employed was giving their people what they thought they needed and then taking it back when the time came. If they got to a point where the data had to be wiped, they would take the phone or laptop, wipe it clean, and then give it back. BYOD has changed the landscape, and your IT support partner in Houston needs to be caught up with the latest and greatest industry developments. Things have come a long way even in the last decade as it pertains to what’s allowed to connect to a company’s network. Read more
Two IT Families
IT support in Houston comes in two primary iterations: there is reactive IT and proactive IT. The proactive kind of tech support is to be recommended for several reasons. Read more
All Alone in The World
“IT services in Houston may be the only ones left in the world,” Jerry Johnson breathed, staring at the big screen in the operations room with increasing pallor. “Reese Michaels, have we heard anything from anybody anywhere yet?” Read more
Houston, We Have Re-Entry
“Everything’s looking good, sir,” Reese Michaels swiped like a madman on a tablet in his hand while Jerry Johnson typed at a keyboard.
“So, we’ve got Managed IT services in Houston under control?” Jerry arched an eyebrow.
“As much as we can. I got us partnered with a couple other support providers in the area. Their systems were knocked offline, but their employees weren’t; we managed to Jerry-rig it.” Read more
Security Tips to Consider
IT support providers in Houston can help restrict a great deal of losses which result from lax security, but they can’t prevent your employees from continuously doing insecure things. What you need to do in order to enjoy the highest level of security is define where security “leaks” exist and patch those leaks proactively. Here are a number of areas where security is often lax: Read more
Common Areas Lacking Efficiency
IT support in Houston can help your organization identify inefficient practices and assist you in developing more productive habits. What’s efficient for one organization may not be efficient for another. However, there are certain areas where efficiency can be enhanced through a little professional IT support. Three primary areas where efficiency can generally be maximized across the board include:
Hackers: They’re Clever
When securing managed IT services in Houston, you need a team that’s aware of the hacking atmosphere. It’s easy to make a mistake, especially as hackers continue to update the ways they “phish” information from businesses.
In a strange twist, small to medium-sized businesses are at a heightened risk for hack attacks of one kind or another. Larger operations have more funds to devote toward proactive hack prevention. Hackers are smart enough to know they’re better off getting $80k from eight small businesses than $20k from one big company. They can get more by working less hard and going after the less-defended businesses, whereas chasing that big fish inside a large corporation is going to take more time and energy, and may ultimately end up unsuccessful. Read more
How Cyber Attacks Look
IT services providers in Houston can help you identify and guard against a variety of cyberattacks. They come in many shapes and sizes, but they only have one goal: to bleed money from your organization in any way possible.
One way they do this is through what’s known as a “phishing” scam. You get an e-mail from a “C” level executive who informs you that an invoice is due before a certain time, and then gives you detailed instructions on how to pay it. You obey, of course, then you’re called into the office of the individual to whom you must answer and are dressed down formally. As it turns out, the “C” level executive never sent out that invoice— your account was phished. Read more
2016 was the year of the most high-profile data breaches in history, and your IT support in Houston has, more than likely, been keeping up on all of them. One of the newest and largest breaches was the leaking of more than 80 million user names and passwords from the incredibly popular video sharing site DailyMotion. Though the service is still unsure how their system was breached and has updated all security measures, there are lessons to be learned from this type of attack. Whether your company uses DailyMotion for your marketing efforts or not, you can still learn from their mistakes to make your information more secure. Read more