At Lazorpoint, we know that your company’s IT is essential to ensure your systems run smoothly and securely. In order to have sound systems in place, we believe it is vital to start with some basic, yet important steps.Read More
Choosing the right full-service IT partner can be a confusing and intimidating process. Not only do you need to find a partner you trust, but you’re forced to navigate through different pricing proposals and options. We’re here to help make sense of the cost of full-service outsourced IT and explain what factors contribute to the expense.Read More
You might have heard that Microsoft is ending support of some of its software. This means they will no longer provide upgrades, patching, security updates or accept warranty claims.Read More
Your current IT person has always been enough for your company. The computers are up and running, the servers function well and you’ve even made the move to some cloud-based services. You think of your IT person as an “IT superhero” – smart, loyal, relatively inexpensive and capable of solving just about any technology problem in a single bound.
Then, something happens.Read More
Outsourced IT helps your business stay focused on what you do best by supporting you with the IT expertise and management you wouldn’t otherwise have at your disposal. With today’s intense security pressures and the constant threat of cyberattacks, an IT partner that’s adept at preventing and handling these challenges is critical for every company.Read More
Throughout history, there have been defining moments of technological evolution when humanity was forever changed. By and large, innovative technology has succeeded in advancing society. But some advancements have been met with fear. One of the greatest speculations of technological crisis dawned not too long ago: Y2K. People all over the world braced for a technology-fueled apocalypse – one that never actually came. Without technology education and knowledge, the unknown is daunting.
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.Read More
I am a displaced Nigerian prince desperately in need of your help…”
By now, we’ve all become fairly savvy at detecting the average phishing scam. If foreign royalty is asking you to send money, or some other stranger cold-emails urging you to invest in a “too good to be true” proposition, you know enough to click spam!Read More
No company is immune to cybersecurity incidents. Unfortunately, they're one of the most common and urgent information technology problems in companies today. While it’s the high-profile data breaches – like the latest to hit Facebook, exposing the personal information of 50 million users – that get the most attention, the reality is that we see small- to mid-size companies experience cybersecurity attacks and data breaches way too often. The global average cost of a data breach is $3.86 million and takes 69 days to contain. Companies that act quickly to contain the breach and conduct damage control suffer less.Read More
Cybersecurity used to be considered “an IT issue.” Keeping data and files safe was the domain of the CIO, and no one else paid much attention as long as operations were running smoothly. Because data has become an enormous business driver for all types of companies, and cybersecurity laws have become stricter and more specific to address the growing risks for consumers and businesses, CEOs and other company leaders have begun to realize that staying on top of cybersecurity isn’t just a smart IT practice. Cybersecurity is now a critical business issue that impacts the health of the organization.Read More