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  1. IT Checklist: Questions Before Opening a Satellite Office

    IT Checklist: Questions Before Opening a Satellite Office In a recent post we discussed some of the things to consider if you’re relocating offices.  This can present some unique challenges, including the temporary need to have a functioning network in two locations at once.  But a satellite office can increase those challenges substantially, because having…

  2. IT Checklist: Questions Before Your Office Relocation

    WingSwept has assisted many companies who are transitioning to a larger office or adding a new location.  In many cases, our clients upgrade offices or add a location shortly after selecting us as their managed services provider (MSP).  This is because many of the same factors that lead a company to an office relocation can also…

  3. WingSwept Makes Inc. 5000 List for 6th Straight Year

    Inc. Magazine recently announced their annual list of the 5,000 fastest-growing private companies in America and we are excited to say that we made the list for the sixth consecutive year. In fact, our rank of 3662 is a significant jump up from our 2015 rank of 4382. In the introduction to the 2016 list…

  4. What Small and Mid-size Businesses Really Need to Know About Ransomware

    If you’ve been reading technology news lately, you’ve probably seen some sensational headlines about one of the recent ransomware attacks.  What does it really mean for the average small or mid-size business? Ransomware is malware that locks your files away and charges you money to get them back.  It is generally transmitted via email attachment…

  5. CEOs Should Insist That Technology Make Their Business Better at Accomplishing Its Core Mission

    Recently, consulting firm McKinsey wrote about what questions a company board should ask about their company’s technology and IT capabilities. Beyond the obvious question about the impact of technology on the company, the first question was “What value is the business getting from its most important IT projects?” It’s an obvious question for CEOs, CFOs,…

  6. What Does the Microsoft LinkedIn Deal Mean for Small Businesses?

    Microsoft purchased LinkedIn for $26.2 billion in June of 2016. This move by Microsoft was their biggest acquisition ever so they now have a lot of small businesses curious about what the future holds. What will Microsoft’s offerings look like in 3 – 5 years from now? From Smallbiztechnology.com: First and foremost, the acquisition demonstrates…

  7. BYOD – The Pros and Cons of Bring Your Own Device

    At the farthest ends of the spectrum, Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) can be described as one of the most employee-friendly policies you can have or one of the biggest security risks you can take. For most small and medium-sized businesses a BYOD policy will fall closer to the middle – it can be a…

  8. CEO Fraud Email Scam Has Claimed Over $2 Billion

    Email is one of the most important means of communication at work. You receive and open several email messages every day. But how often do you check to see if the email message is actually from your co-worker? What if I told you the next email your CEO sends you could be a fake? According…

  9. Are Your Files Being Held For Ransom?

    In cybersecurity, people are considered the weakest link. If your employees use the internet, you face the threat of your network being infected by ransomware. Ransomware is malware that can infect your personal files and folders through your email. It encrypts files and holds them for ransom until a specific amount of money is paid….

  10. The Risk of Bring-Your-Own-Device Policies to Businesses

    According to a recent survey of global security professionals conducted by Crowd Research Partners, data leakage is the top risk of Bring-Your-Own-Device policies. Pat Clawson, the CEO of a Blancco Technology Group, (a partner in the survey design) said the big lesson for businesses in 2016 will be to test and verify that deletion methods…