Top 5 Emerging Technologies for 2018

Emerging technologies are arriving sooner than expected, and business owners will need to confront the promise—and challenge—of emerging technologies such as artificial intelligence, with major ramifications for IT security and privacy.  As a business leader, what will your approach be to vetting, developing, and managing these disru…

Does your Antivirus Solution Prevent Ransomware?

Ransomware is pervasive and costly, especially for small businesses.  Recent research points out that ineffective legacy antivirus software is one of the main reasons for failing to prevent ransomware attacks.  It’s a costly price for businesses to pay: Ransomware attacks cost individual companies an average of nearly $900,000 a year,…

6 Backup & Disaster Recovery Tips for Business Owners

In today’s business environment, businesses rely more than ever on IT systems to run their operations.  Most businesses would not survive a major disaster that wipes out their IT infrastructure without an effective Backup & Disaster Recovery plan and system in place. Here are 6 quick tips for business owners to make sure that yo…

Does your IT provider genuinely care for your employees’ welfare?

  Contributed by Jason Kramer, Fulcrum Group vCIO I was speaking with one of our SPOT priority clients the other day, and the conversation turned toward employee health and burnout.  As a vCIO for The Fulcrum Group, my main job is to help business owners make the best IT decisions and to assist them in using IT to transform th…

SPOT Shield Dark Web Breach Assessment

Hackers, thieves, and organized criminal organizations are stealing, selling, sharing, and accessing stolen information on the dark web.  These criminals are using this information to perpetuate phishing, hacking, ransomware, social engineering, and other attacks against your company and employees.  Unfortunately, you don’t even know …

Does Your Backup System Protect You Against Cybersecurity Threats?

According to Smallbiztrends.com, 58% of SMBs are not prepared for data loss, and 60% that lose data will be out of business within six months.   And statistics show that 90% of all breaches are caused by human error.  Criminal hackers are finding that it is easier to go after small businesses who are less likely to invest in cybersecu…

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