Business + IT Insights

Dave Lazor

Dave is CEO and Founder of Lazorpoint. He launched the company in 1997, focused on serving the strategic and day-to-day IT needs of growing entrepreneurial mid-market companies. Today, Dave leads and continues to build a team who anticipates, creates and provides technology solutions for clients. He ensures that Lazorpoint becomes a true partner in client growth through valuable guidance and unmatched expertise.

Recent Posts

Protect Your Business from Security Threats When Microsoft Stops Supporting These Popular Products

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.

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The Biggest IT Staffing Mistake Business Leaders Make: The Mythical IT Superhero

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.

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MSP Vs. MSSP Explained

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.

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Real-Life IT Horror Stories That Make For Invaluable Technology Education

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.

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The 4 Types of Information Technology Partners Explained – Know Your Choices in 2019

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 Ways to Protect Your Leadership Team from Spear Phishing Email Attacks

“Dear friend,
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!

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Your Company’s Experienced a Cybersecurity Incident—Now What?

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.

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Is Your Business Compliant With Cybersecurity Laws?

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.

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Understanding Cyber Threats: How Your Company Is at Risk Today & How to Protect It

It can seem so legitimate. You get an email from a service you use asking you to change your password. You click on the link, which takes you to a website that looks authentic. You input your current login credentials and suggest a new password. Success! It says you’re done.

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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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