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  1. Why a New IT Hire Might Not Make Sense

    Whether you run a 15-person company that’s considering its first IT hire, or a 100-person company looking at expanding your IT team, there’s a lot of value that technology expertise can bring.  It can improve employee productivity, make it easier to contact prospects and serve clients, or even provide access to new markets entirely.  For…

  2. Is Technology the Root of Your Problem?

    Some problems are obviously technology problems.  When your email server is down, it’s pretty clear what needs to get fixed and who needs to fix it.  It’s not a “user problem” when the printer is jamming on every third page. Sometimes, however, it’s not as clear that technology is at the root of a challenge…

  3. CEO Impersonation Fraud is Still a Big Problem

    We’ve talked about the dangers of CEO Fraud in the past.  This fraud involves a criminal impersonating a company’s CEO.  Often, the impersonator requests a transfer of money to complete a time-sensitive deal. These attacks are very different than the poorly-crafted malware emails that land in your inbox every week; they are meticulously planned, often…

  4. Cheap Consumer Routers and Business-Class Firewalls – What’s the Difference?

    From time to time, a client will have a need for additional network ports or want to expand their wireless coverage, and ask if they can get a router or wireless access point like the one they have at home to do exactly that.  Unfortunately, that’s almost always a bad idea. It can be a…

  5. WingSwept’s Most Helpful Technology Articles for CFOs

    If you’re in charge of managing finances for a small business, you know that technology can have a major impact on the bottom line.  If you spend money on technology that doesn’t provide a return, it can eat into your profit margins for years.  If you spend too little money, you’ll face slowdowns and outages…

  6. Technology Can’t Replace a Relationship

    A recent study by Japanese technology manufacturer Fujitsu found that 25% of retailers who had invested in technology found that the investment made it harder to connect with their customers.  In the retail world, where technology behemoth Amazon is king, it’s a surprising statistic.  But it really isn’t, once you stop to think about it….

  7. What’s the Most Important Factor When Selecting Managed IT Services?

    When it comes to Managed IT services, there’s plenty of things that providers want you to focus on.  If they’re a fairly average provider, they’ll have you focus on their certifications and technology offerings.  All you have to do to earn these is to hire one experienced (and very well tested) engineer and sign a…

  8. Atlanta is Another Reminder of the Dangers of Ransomware

    There’s been so much news about ransomware over the last couple of years that it’s easy to overlook it at this point.  That doesn’t mean that the risk has died down any, however – Atlanta’s recent woes are yet another reminder that organizations of all sizes have to stay vigilant if they want to avoid…

  9. Using Technology to Gain New Customers in 2018

    Investing in technology is about more than keeping your network up and running.  When properly used, technology can help you achieve your primary business objectives – recruiting customers, recruiting employees, and designing a better product or service.  In the coming weeks, we’ll be outlining ways your company can use technology to achieve better business results;…

  10. Three Ways to Gain Employee Buy-In to Your Company’s Cybersecurity Plan

    Most executives receive plenty of warning about the importance of network security.  Emails from vendors, insurance agents and managed service providers all describe the damage that a data breach can cause.  Often, the prescription is technology and policies: more firewalls, more backups, and more passwords.  They all help to a point. The reality is that…