Business + IT Insights

The 4 Types of Information Technology Partners Explained – Know Your Choices in 2018

There’s been a lot of market hype over the last few years about managed IT support and Managed Service Providers (MSPs) – in addition to the already dizzying array of other IT provider choices. MSPs differ in their capabilities but, in general, each can help you proactively manage your IT infrastructure (i.e., servers, network and PCs) for a monthly fee versus the old model of waiting until there's a problem and then reacting to it. Some may also act as consultants or advisors to you and your internal IT team – if one exists.  

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6 Key Components to Business IT Planning

At Lazorpoint, companies work with us because we see more than just technology. We see entire businesses. Our job is to use this vision to enable businesses to use technology to decide quickly, operate efficiently and grow smartly. The following six components of business IT planning are key parts of building that roadmap to success.

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How many of your users will be caught by the next phishing scam?

9 out of 10 phishing emails contain ransomware, and 91% of data breaches start with a phishing attack.

The consequences of ransomware and data breaches can be severe for a company's bottom line and reputation.

Is it possible your employees could fall for scams like these? If you're not sure, you might want to phish them yourself to find out. 

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Lessons Learned from the Two Largest Ransomware Attacks of 2017

You probably heard about the ransomware strain WannaCry that spread globally in May, blocking customers from their data unless they paid a ransom.

WannaCry exploited a Windows vulnerability that Microsoft released a patch for two months earlier. This attack was (or should’ve been) a wake-up call to the importance of timely patching on every server and PC, every time critical security updates are released.

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The Best Cybersecurity Investment for your Business

Spending heavily on cybersecurity makes sense given the risk, and can make an executive feel safe. Unfortunately, the major sources of cyber threats aren’t technological.

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Choose the best tools and tactics for proactive IT security

Cybercrime is steadily increasing and getting harder to prevent. Smaller companies are often left scrambling in the face of ransomware, phishing, social engineering and other digital attacks. 

Proactively combatting and preventing these clever, sophisticated schemes takes the right resources, but strapped for time and money, smaller businesses often default to a reactive approach. This can be costly.

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Own Your IT Security by Assessing Your Risk

A recent study reported that the average company had four ransomware attacks last year. These attacks had costly consequences, including investing in new technologies (33 percent), losing customers (32 percent) and missing revenue due to downtime (32 percent).

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Holiday Happenings at the Lazorpoint Office

The end of the year is always the busiest. Finishing up projects and responding to client requests in between the holidays and vacations can be challenging, but luckily we’ve found a few ways to stay sane!

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Around the Office: November 2015

November was another busy month! Not only did we survive our building’s roof replacement, we also finished up and began some great projects for our clients. Here’s a little insight into what the Lazorpoint team has been up to over the last month.

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When, How to Expand Your Leadership Team

Earlier this month, Dave wrote an article that was published in Smart Business Magazine called “When, how to expand your leadership team with a company senior leader”. In the article, he talks about our choice to hire our new COO, Russ Klein.

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