InaCOMP InSights

5 of the Largest Ransomware Attacks on Education in 2016

Posted by Jamie Ogden on Jan 29, 2017 11:34:14 PM

 $209 million—that’s how much the FBI estimates that cyber criminals behind ransomware attacks extorted from businesses in just the first three months of 2016. Over the course of the year, ransomware attacks hit record highs, targeting hospitals, banks, and educational institutions like the Horry County school district in South Carolina.

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Topics: Ransomware, Education

User Adoption with Enterprise Collaboration Tools

Posted by Michael Kanan II on Jan 17, 2017 5:44:25 PM

Collaboration technology is key to establishing a Digital Workplace, especially in the enterprise space. Remote teams are becoming an acceptable norm, and immediate communication is the standard for collaborating with clients, employees, and suppliers. As a result, companies are turning to collaboration solutions like Slack and Cisco Spark to achieve productivity efficiencies, better customer service, effective communication with remote teams, and more.

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Topics: InaCOMP, Enterprise Collaboration

The Top 5 IT Trends You Need to Understand in 2017

Posted by Michael Kanan on Jan 2, 2017 11:17:10 AM

Innovative technologies enable businesses to gain new levels of efficiency each year, and 2016 was no exception.

In 2016, Gartner cited device mesh, adaptive security architecture, and Internet of Things (IoT) platforms as key trends, with connectivity being a key theme throughout their list of top trends.

As a greater number of devices, machines, and apps gained the ability to connect with one another, greater system infrastructures and adaptive security solutions had to be developed to protect the ever-widening web of connected devices.

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Topics: InaCOMP, InaCOMP Difference, Internet of Things

Why Every Law Firm Needs a Disaster Recovery Solution

Posted by Audrey Levi on Dec 19, 2016 4:03:09 PM

Working for a legal firm that bills by the hour, you know that time is quite literally money. Every hour your associates can’t work due to technical difficulties equates to revenue loss. In fact, if a firm with 50 staff members and an average billable hourly rate of $175 is down for even a day, the company could lose up to $70,000 in billable revenue. 

Prevent costly productivity losses and carve out a long and prosperous career for yourself by critically assessing your current disaster-recovery plan.

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Topics: Disaster Recovery, Ransomware, Legal

7 Things to Consider When Searching for a MSP

Posted by Michael Kanan II on Dec 1, 2016 3:18:06 PM

 If you’re struggling to keep up with your company’s growing IT demands, but you’re not ready to hire another full-time staff member, hiring a managed service provider (MSP) might be the answer.

MSPs come in every size and specialization. Some exclusively offer full-service support, while others are more than happy to augment your existing IT team’s efforts.

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Topics: InaCOMP, MSP, Managed Services

Ransomware on the Rise in K-12 Institutions

Posted by Jamie Ogden on Nov 23, 2016 9:30:00 AM

Every day, security professionals face a changing threat landscape, which is characterized by sophisticated attacks, targeted emails, and major profit motive. 

According to the FBI, ransomware is quickly approaching a $1 billion annual market, and attackers no longer spare schools and libraries from their attacks.  

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Topics: InaCOMP, Ransomware, Security, Education

How Commercial Real Estate Can Capitalize on IoT

Posted by Audrey Levi on Nov 17, 2016 5:13:02 PM

Building, developing and managing commercial real estate isn’t without its challenges. How can building owners reduce the traditional costs of operation, stay competitive, and keep their buildings occupied?  

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Topics: Internet of Things, Commercial Real Estate

Introducing InaCOMP InSights - Powered by YOU

Posted by Michael Kanan on Nov 9, 2016 10:00:00 AM

 Welcome to the first ever InaCOMP InSights blog post! Sharing tips, tricks, and best practices learned over the last 35 years as an innovative technology service provider has been a dream of mine for a long time, and I’m overjoyed to announce that we are finally making the time to share valuable industry insights with you weekly. 

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Topics: InaCOMP, InaCOMP Difference