Florida’s best-kept secret is most certainly the beautiful stretch of coastline known as the Treasure Coast. The entire region is just far enough from some of the other tourist destinations to feel “off the beaten path” but at the same time, a great place to live and work. We love the area so much we decided to open an office here, and we’re so glad we did.
Cybercrime has been, unfortunately, on the rise over the past few years, with ransomware, data breaches, and other forms of attack impacting more and more businesses. Phishing attacks are undermining the security that these businesses have put in place—both here in South Florida and beyond. Let’s consider some of the attacks we anticipate will be prevalent this year, so that you can be better prepared to deal with them.
The last several years have been pretty transformative for a lot of businesses of all shapes and sizes throughout southeast and central Florida. Organizations that have adapted to changes by leaning on modern technology have often been able to come out on top. We’re going to talk about some specific IT trends that local businesses need to be on the lookout for, and how they can improve your productivity, increase your output, or simply keep you operational despite outside forces.
Indian River County falls roughly in between West Palm Beach and Orlando, solidly in the Treasure Coast. Home to a variety of healthcare, educational, science, and governmental entities, technology plays a critical role in the operations of these modern organizations. This, in turn, makes it critical that a business is able to secure the support it needs to successfully operate.
Healthcare and IT technology have an interesting relationship. While IT naturally exists to help make an organization more efficient, more effective, and more competitive, the healthcare industry tends to see technology as more of a necessary evil. “Yes, we need computers, but they certainly seem to get in our way.”
We’re here to change that.
Last year, a tax collector in local Martin County was struck by ransomware distributed by a group known as Blackbyte. This attack managed to not only shut down the collector’s operations, but also limited the services that could be provided for weeks after the fact. Today, however, we wanted to focus more on how their public relations could have been handled better throughout the ordeal.
Medical devices and other connected hospital equipment, for all their benefits, have long been known to feature some serious vulnerabilities that often invite threats in. This was recently addressed in a warning published by the FBI. Let’s consider what the warning says about the risks these medical devices face, and what our neighbors here in Florida should do to protect their patients and practices.
If your organization requires reliable computers, then you need access to a professional who can provide consistent, technical support. There is a big difference between a local computer repair person and a professional who understands the finer details of a business network—compare it to asking the barista at your favorite coffee shop to cater your wedding.
Florida’s Brevard County is the tech hub of eastern Florida. From the growing tech industry of Melbourne to the cutting-edge Kennedy Space Center or the station at Cape Canaveral, technology drives Brevard. This means there are a lot of options for businesses in terms of IT support, but not every business is getting the level of service they need to compete.
Let’s talk about how to choose the right Brevard County IT company for your business.
I know I don’t need to tell you that Hurricane Ian caused a lot of damage to the Sunshine State. Myself and my entire team here at AccessMSP want to wish everyone the best, and truly hope that everyone impacted by the hurricane is safe. We know it’s looking very rough for a lot of large communities, and we know that a lot of businesses have been impacted in catastrophic ways. For those that were lucky enough to not cross paths with this storm, we need to talk about business continuity.
Let me ask you a question: let’s say you needed to landscape your front yard. Would it make more sense to hire multiple companies to come in and each do a very particular job, or find a single entity that could handle every aspect from start to finish?
Now, consider the same question, but in regard to your business’ cybersecurity solutions.
It should come as no surprise that modern businesses rely quite a bit on their information technology. Taking this point a step further, however, modern businesses therefore need to know—know, with one hundred percent confidence—that their IT will be there when they need it. Can you say as much about the IT for your business?
With so many employees working remotely for a lot of companies, many of these companies are downsizing their business locations as a means of limiting their investments and saving a bit of money. If this is something you’re thinking about, we recommend that you commit some time to figuring out how technology could make this process easier.
AccessMSP is proud to announce the launch of our new website at www.accessmsp.com. The goal of the new website is to make it easier for our existing clients to submit and manage support requests, and provide more information about our services for prospective clients.
There is no question that a small business can benefit from technology, as has been proven time and time again. However, an issue can arise if a business bites off more than it can chew, so to speak, and ultimately creates a spike in costs. A responsible business owner will resist this temptation and prioritize the solutions they need over the ones they want - building profitability and generating capital needed to make other improvements.
In this blog, we’ll examine some of the implementations that can deliver a good return on investment to a small business.
The cloud has proven to be an extremely useful tool for the modern business. Not only does it provide anywhere-anytime access to applications, processing, storage, et al; it also delivers those products as a service, allowing you to budget for recurring costs rather than major upfront ones. This provides your organization with functional, supported, and secure computing environments that eliminate a lot of the support costs that traditional computing environments require. It sounds like a perfect scenario for small and large businesses alike, but things aren’t always what they seem, as a lot of cloud users have found that they have incurred several hidden costs by using cloud platforms. Today, we take a look at these hidden costs.
Data security isn’t a matter to be taken lightly, as too many businesses have found out the hard way. Unfortunately, there are far too many simple ways to correct common security issues - enough that it’s foolish not to do so. We’ll review a few ways to fix security issues, after discussing one of, if not the, most egregious security failings in modern history.