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  1. Poor Physical Security: The First Step to a Compromised Network

    CBS recently interviewed a security expert at IBM, and she promised them a surprise when she joined them for an interview.  When she arrived, she handed them each a piece of paper with their account passwords inside. Stephanie Carruthers is not a developer, and she didn’t find their passwords online, either.  She’s a social engineering…

  2. Small-Town Technology Constraints

    We’re located just a few miles south of downtown Raleigh, which is one of the most tech-forward areas in the country.  But there are plenty of small towns only 20 to 30 miles away – towns that are well within our service area but offer a very different environment than the big city. There’s a…

  3. Three Signs Your Company Won’t Die with You

    If you’re 55, there’s a 10% chance that you’ll die within the next ten years.  Put another way, one out of ten business owners who are 55 will leave their businesses behind in the next ten years. How prepared are those businesses to deal with not having their current owner?  In most cases, not very…

  4. Avoiding Cyberattacks by Leveraging Access and Vigilance

    It seems that every other week there’s another story about a cyberattack on a company. Unfortunately, employees are often, knowingly or unknowingly, the source of network attacks. These three articles cover strategies you can employ to help keep your company safe. Three Requirements for Employee Access to Company Data Company data and information can be…

  5. Internal Controls Is a Boring Topic Until You Lose a Pile of Money

    This lady to the right is Martha Jean.  She was probably well-liked at work.  She probably went out of her way to make sure others felt like she was a competent, dependable co-worker. She didn’t want to raise any flags at the awning manufacturer that employed her, because the Santa Ana Police Department’s Economic Crimes…

  6. WingSwept Named 10th Best Small to Medium Size Employer in North Carolina

    The results are in and Business North Carolina has ranked WingSwept as the 10th best small to medium size employer in North Carolina.  Business North Carolina works with Best Companies Group, who polls the employees of the employers, to build their list of the Best Employers in North Carolina based on the results of those…

  7. To Avoid Cyberattacks Encourage Employees to Turn Off Autopilot

    People don’t trust much these days.  Six in ten don’t trust Facebook at all.  Forty-six percent don’t trust the press at all.  In fact, fifty-two percent don’t even trust polls like the ones just referenced. Despite all this suspicion, people do still trust the people they know personally.  That’s a problem, because technology makes it…

  8. Forget the Clickbait. Here’s What’s Proven to Make Companies Successful.

    Every week, another consultant runs a study so they can announce the factor that makes companies most successful.  Every month or so, a wildly successful executive puts an end-cap on their career by writing a book explaining the one factor that helped them become fabulously rich and well-respected. Unfortunately, every book and article reveals a…

  9. WingSwept Recognized as One of the Best Places to Work in NC and the US

    We are proud to announce that we recently received two very notable recognitions – Business North Carolina’s 2019 Best Employers in North Carolina and Inc. magazine’s Best Workplaces in the United States. We didn’t work toward building a dynamic, supportive culture to win awards.  We do it because that’s the way we like to work. …

  10. 3 Cloud Services Claims You Need to Investigate Further

    Clearly, moving applications and data to the cloud is popular right now.  You don’t have to look any further than cloud providers’ financial results: Microsoft reported that quarterly revenue from its Azure cloud was up 73% year over year.  Amazon’s annual run rate is over $30 billion, up from $7 billion in 2015. Anyone providing…