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  1. Why Business-Class Computers Are Important for Your Business

    With Black Friday sales all around us, it’s hard not to see those $400 computers without wondering whether it’s worth stocking up on them for your office.  Unfortunately, that won’t work – and it’s not just the purchase limit of one machine that should hold you back from trying to save a few hundred dollars…

  2. Top Technology Trends of 2017

    An article at the Pulse of IT predicts five of the top trends facing small and mid-sized businesses in 2017.  One of these trends was the growth of cloud adoption; if you want to learn more about what your business should be doing about cloud migrations, contact us and ask for our recent webinar on…

  3.  Technology and Risk Management

    WingSwept spends substantial time making sure that each client’s technology is supporting their goals – for many clients, these goals include increasing efficiency, maximizing returns, and supporting future growth.  But one goal that all of our clients share is minimizing the risk posed by a major technology failure. When discussing technology risk, everyone is familiar…

  4. The Worst Passwords and What They Mean For Your Business

    An article at TechRadar last week noted the work of Dr. Jeff Yan, a professor at Lancaster University.  Dr. Yan used a database of email passwords stolen in a Yahoo data breach to find the 10 most common passwords.  These passwords are about as terrible as you would expect – “123456”, “password”, and “welcome” topped…

  5. The Truth About Disaster Recovery

    There are so many providers trying to sell backup solutions that rarely a week goes by without most executives getting an email on the importance of disaster recovery.  If you aren’t subscribing to a backup service, your business will go out of business, they warn.  They’re only half right. Once you have more than a…

  6. If You Hate Downtime, You’ll Love Managed Services

    Many of our clients transitioned to WingSwept from a break/fix relationship – that is, a pay-per-visit model where a technician visited their company only when they faced technical issues.  These clients have been impressed with the higher caliber of service, and lower levels of downtime, that WingSwept provides. We’re able to provide these great results…

  7. Insider Threats: Your Biggest Data Breach Risk?

    Avoiding the Three Insider Threat Scenarios For all the time spent protecting networks against external threats, it will never prevent data theft.  That’s because nearly half of all data breaches come from an insider threat – people inside your organization. When most people think of internal technology threats, they think big.  Who has access to…

  8. Does a Virtualized Desktop Infrastructure Make Sense for Your Business?

    If you have an office with dozens of workstations, one question you’ve probably encountered is whether to maintain each workstation independently or to use a Virtualized Desktop Infrastructure, or VDI.  Generally, VDI uses thin clients, or cheaper network devices, to connect all VDI users to a server running the applications they need.  The server itself…

  9. IT Checklist: What to Collect From Exiting Employees

    These days, most executives know that hackers represent a threat to their company if their network isn’t secure.  They may not realize that a more significant threat is someone using a legitimate login and password to access data they shouldn’t be seeing.  There are many ways this can happen.  Employees may fall prey to phishing…

  10. Three (Related) Signs You’re Getting Subpar IT Support

    Sometimes, it’s easy to tell if your IT provider isn’t serving your needs.  A major data loss can’t be recovered despite the fact that you’re paying for backups; a hardware failure reveals that there’s no backup plan for major network infrastructure; nobody at the IT provider can explain why decisions are being made. Sometimes it’s…