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Five Rings of Security: Get the Business Network You Can Trust

People are always looking for a one-size-fits-all approach to their technology security needs. While some companies might provide that, we do things a little differently. We like to have a conversation with organizations to determine what they do, how they use technology, how much data they store, what kind of data they store, and what their biggest concerns are, just to name a few. An in-depth conversation gives us a larger picture of the customer’s wants, needs, and budgetary constraints and helps us determine the best solution for that business. …

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Tips to Create an IT Budget for Your Business

Planning for your upcoming IT expenses can seem like a daunting task, but it is just as necessary as any other expense in your business. You need to make sure that you don’t get caught with a significant cost because you didn’t prepare. Here are some tips on how to start your IT budget. Start Now! Not knowing where to start is entirely understandable, but it isn’t an excuse to ignore this one. If you have an IT staff, ask them for their most reasonable wish list. I know sometimes …

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Best IT Practices for Employees to Avoid Cyber Security Threats

We all have heard about cyber security concerns and hackers breaching networks and compromising data from millions of people, but you also might be thinking that it only happens to big firms. In fact, 71% of data breaches happen to companies with less than 100 employees. Data breaches happen to businesses of all sizes – but we usually only hear about the large ones. Small businesses are much easier targets for hackers, and they often keep a lot of personally identifiable information in one place. This makes it easy for …

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The Five Must Haves for Network Protection

The threat landscape is ever changing, and you need to make sure your network is keeping up with those changes. A secure system includes knowing where your data is, who can access it, and what types of devices are used. Business models have changed from what they used to be with the implementation of cloud computing, a mobile workforce, and bring-your-own-devices (BYOD). Hacking is no longer a distant concern. It is industrialized, and targets are more customized and sophisticated. These are the must-haves to keep your system secure. Protection across …

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Engineer = Superhero?

Our engineers are just like superheroes protecting your network from outside villains. They work in the background to make sure your IT system is running smoothly, and they fight those attackers when they try to strike. If you have your own IT staff you probably vaguely know what engineers do, but for those who don’t you might be wondering “what is a computer engineer?”. The short answer is they work on computers. The longer answer is that they develop, test, and evaluate software, circuits, personal computers and more. They are …

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Networks Unlimited Can Assist Your Current IT Department

In this day in age, it is critical for some businesses to hire their own IT staff to take care of their technology needs. While this is an excellent idea to have someone internally that you can count on, you might also need to supplement their skills and beef up staff for specific projects. Networks Unlimited offers the supplementary services you need when you’ve got to ramp up quickly, or you have a large project coming down the pipeline or just need a little extra help. Here are some of …

Healthcare IT Compliance Standards

Security is important in today’s world. Maybe more so than it used to be due to the amount of data collected, transferred, and stored electronically. Healthcare data adds another level of security due to the HIPPA Compliance required. HIPPA requires providers and health plans take extra steps to keep medical information secure and confidential. HIPPA does not just include doctors’ offices. It also includes all businesses that perform any legal, actuarial, accounting, consulting, data aggregation, management, administrative, accreditation, or financial services to those institutions. The four types of security standards …

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Mesa Land Trust – Lands for Tomorrow

Mesa Land Trust began with a small group of farmers in 1980 who wanted to protect the farmland in Palisade from being quickly built out during the growing oil shale boom. The team wasn’t sure how to shield fruit producing land from development, but they wanted to try at least. Three of the founders completed the conservation process in 1982 and very slowly grew the amount of land under conservation to 64,000 acres, present day. Of those acres, 800 are fruit producing parcels located in Palisade, with the hopes of …

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Phishing: It Can Hook You and Your Employees

You’ve heard us talk about ransomware and other malware that can get into your system, but we don’t go into details on HOW it gets there. Usually, it is caused by Phishing. In fact, according to Sophos, 91% of cyber attacks begin with a spear phishing email. So, what exactly is it? Well, a phishing email lands in your inbox and lures you into clicking bad links, attachments, or websites. These emails can look like emails from your bank, package delivery alerts, invoices from vendors you do business with, or …

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The THREE Steps to Finding the Perfect IT Solution

Finding the perfect IT solution is the BIGGEST problem all companies face when it comes to technology. IT confusion is mostly due to the sheer complexity of what is out there. Staff turnover doesn’t help improve the clarity of IT; information just gets lost. Most of our customers come to us with parts and pieces of network security installed, but no idea what they’ve got or where they need to go. You know what? It’s OKAY! Seriously. You don’t have to be an expert on all things IT; you don’t …