The Path to the Cloud – Where to Start?
As hybrid IT and multi-cloud strategies become more common, the need to manage cloud services and providers as a portfolio, rather than as stand-alone purchases, becomes obvious. Organizations need to evaluate their cloud service as cross-functional efficiency investments with a holistic approach to risk mitigation and regulatory compliance.
Firewall management is a necessary, but tedious and time-consuming effort. It also requires industry-specific expertise in order to avoid costly security breaches which can jeopardize compliance requirements.
Meeting compliance requirements for your specific industry can occupy a significant amount of your IT professional’s time. Additionally, it can be difficult to find an IT expert with the appropriate industry experience to ensure all of your compliance requirements are met and your network is protected against unauthorized access.
Today’s cybersecurity landscape is changing at a pace we’ve never seen before, and the ability for companies of all sizes to keep up is becoming increasingly difficult.
So that begs the question, and one that myself and my colleagues get very frequently, why would we outsource our security?
There are so many reasons why companies should very seriously consider enhancing what they’re doing internally by partnering with external experts, but I will lay out the Top 3 we’re seeing in the marketplace today.
Disaster Recovery Planning – Where to Start?
Whether you’re a newly hired IT leader or recently promoted, understanding the business continuity plan of the organization is critical to sleeping well at night and building a platform for future success. No matter the challenge or issue, the CIO is expected to prepare, test, and execute their way through any event involving IT systems, to keep the business going. As IT transitions from a necessary support system into an age of business enablement, having robust and tested DR capabilities are critical to allow for future scalability and reliability.
So, you’ve been charged with reviewing, revamping, or refreshing the “BCDR Plan”. Where do you start?
This three-part series will highlight areas that are easy for Thrive to implement in your organization to help keep your business protected. Part one will cover patching, part two advanced email security, and part three security awareness training.
Just as you could have a hole in a window in your house, you may have one on your servers and computers as well!
Did you know over 70% of businesses are currently operating on defenseless networks? This puts their data and their customers’ data at risk. Frequently checking the health of your network is an essential part of maintaining business continuity and productivity. Comparing the health of your network to your routine checkup with your physician may sound a little funny, however, a Network Health Assessment ensures that your business goals are appropriately aligned with the technology required to meet those goals. Just like your checkup with your physician ensures your health is aligned to meet your body’s needs.
As technology continues to be a driver of success in business, turning to an external IT consulting firm is a good way to help develop an IT roadmap and identify critical issues. A great number of organizations have been utilizing external consulting services as a way to give them an edge over their competitors. Many companies that offer technology consulting services also offer a wide range of IT services. This will allow many different services to be managed and developed with greater efficiency, enabling you to concentrate on your core business. They are operating in almost every industry in the field of network infrastructure, cyber security, and applications.
As technology increasingly becomes a driver of success in business, having some IT consulting done is a good way to help develop an IT roadmap and identify critical issues. A great number of organizations have been utilizing IT consulting services to give them an edge over their competitors. Many companies that offer IT consulting services also offer a wide range of IT services. This will allow many different services to be managed and developed with greater efficiency. IT consulting companies usually focus on the needs of your businesses. They are operating in almost every industry in the field of network infrastructure, and applications.