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Business Continuity: Will Your Plans Serve the Business When You Need Them?

December 16, 2014 By the DynaSis Team Despite decades of advocacy by IT and disaster recovery experts regarding the importance of off-site backups, crisis communication plans and other elements of business survival, many companies still don’t have a functional plan for business continuity in the wake of a disaster or major disruption. In fact, the majority of firms... Read full article...

Administrative Access: A Pandora’s Box that Lets Cybercriminals Attack Your Firm

December 9, 2014 By the DynaSis Team In Greek mythology, Pandora was a woman who accidentally unleashed all the ills of the world because she couldn’t resist opening the box that was holding them captive. For small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs), administrative access at the user level―letting untrained employees have full access to their desktop and potentially the... Read full article...

Year-End IT Planning for Optimal Tax Advantages

December 2, 2014 By the DynaSis Team With the end of 2014 quickly approaching, many small and medium-sized business owners (SMBs) maybe already looking ahead to 2015 projects. However, in early December there is still time to take advantage of SMB incentive programs that confer significant tax advantages. One of these is the Section 179 deduction. Although it... Read full article...

Mobile and Social Technologies: Organizations Engaging Customers but not Achieving Greater Internal Productivity

November 25, 2014 By the DynaSis Team Another interesting survey came across our desk recently – this one about the use of social and mobile technologies. According to research from UK-based Advanced Business Solutions (ABS), companies* are using social and mobile outlets to increase their customer engagement, but they’re not putting them to full use to power greater... Read full article...

Spear Phishing Attacks: Dangerous, Sophisticated and Total Avoidable

November 18, 2014 By the DynaSis Team In early September, we wrote about cyber-attacks and the role that human gullibility plays in them. (If you didn’t read that blog, the answer is “a very, very big one.”) We also offered some suggestions to help business owners protect themselves against vulnerability. Now, we’ve come across some additional information you... Read full article...

Cloud Computing Is Becoming Ubiquitous; to Consume Three-Quarters of Data Center Traffic by 2018

November 11, 2014 By the DynaSis Team Have you thought about the cloud lately? Are you thinking of moving your corporate assets to the cloud, or have you already done so? If not, get ready for a wake-up call. The cloud is expanding across everyone and into everything, whether we like it or not. Virtually all technology solutions... Read full article...

“The Internet of Things” and Its Relevance for SMBs

November 4, 2014 By the DynaSis Team Have you heard of “The Internet of Things,” and if so, do you know what it is? This term is being bandied about in the media a lot recently, but it is certainly not self-explanatory, and we suspected that many business owners – not to mention their employees – do not... Read full article...

Why Office 365 Is Not a Do-It-Yourself Move

October 28, 2014 By the DynaSis Team With fewer than eight percent of companies (of all sizes) adopting Office 365 (per a May 2014 Bitglass survey of 81,000 firms), we have to ask ourselves, “What is holding organizations back?” Office 365 is a great product, and its subscription model makes it affordable for firms of all sizes while... Read full article...

Evaluating the Value of a Network Assessment

October 21, 2014 By the DynaSis Team In last week’s blog, we introduced you to Shellshock, the software bug that has the entire technology world reeling due to its potential implications. Many firms, especially those with web servers, may have affected (but not necessarily infected) machines on their network and not even know it. Those with UNIX/Linux and... Read full article...

The Shellshock Bug: Is Your Company at Risk?

October 14, 2014 By the DynaSis Team Have you heard of “Shellshock”―the newest computer vulnerability to hit the news? If so, you may be wondering if your firm is at risk. Or, perhaps you heard that Shellshock doesn’t affect Windows devices, so you have dismissed it as a non-event for your office. In either case, we encourage you... Read full article...