Patch Management Failure Linked to Equifax Breach

With the recent news of a security breach at Equifax, some much-needed attention has been given to the idea of IT security. With so much sensitive information being stored digitally, everyone has a stake in keeping that info properly secure.

And when you consider the seriousness of Equifax's responsibility, paired with the means with which it has at its disposal to keep information safe, it really underscores the fact that everyone is vulnerable. Today, it's Equifax. Tomorrow, who's next?

Utilizing Professional IT Support

When starting a new venture, it is important to consider all of the elements that will come together to make it a success. Unfortunately, people often overlook the importance of professional IT support until they encounter a problem.

Though it is obviously much easier to avoid a problem than it is to troubleshoot the aftermath of an IT disaster, SIO can help with either scenario. Our expertise extends to all things IT and beyond, which makes us a perfect technology partner.

Where Data Goes When Floods Occur

With loss of life in the dozens and cars and houses being destroyed by the thousands, the impact from Hurricane Harvey has been felt throughout Houston and its surrounding areas. And the damage does not stop there.

Tech companies have been subject to some of the same issues and annihilation. Obviously, computers and water do not mix well, so damage has been extensive to those caught within the flood plain.

Hurricane Harvey Perspective from Drone Footage

Another way that drones are making an impact on our society is displayed during times of crisis. What once took news crew helicopters can now be accomplished by single individuals with a willingness to report.

For example, during the Hurricane Harvey storm, we have seen drone video go up on YouTube and other social media outlets where people across the world can see first-hand images of the devastation as it develops.

Thoughts on the Eclipse and Uptime

Yesterday, the solar eclipse gave most everyone around here a chance to pause and consider some things they often take for granted. With the excitement surrounding the eclipse, it was the perfect time to think about the sun, the moon, and our planet earth.

And with widespread media coverage of the event, we all heard a lot of talk about the path of totality, which was the banded area of the United States where the sun was actually covered completely by the moon for a couple of minutes. Really neat stuff.

Help Your Company Communicate Better

Breakdowns in communication can be an Achilles heel for any venture. Unless you are part of a one-person operation, it is critical to ensure that communication flows freely and efficiently amongst all team members.

One of the ways we at SIO help our customers is by facilitating better communication for them across the board. With a robust email platform, not only is email better, but calendars, notes, and contacts are organized better, too.

Knowledge Can Be the Difference

Ideas really power the engine of business development. Every business needs to evolve and adapt over time in order to stay competitive, and new ideas are what drive positive changes in the long run.

SIO offers its customers a distinct advantage when it comes to technology innovation and technical problem solving. One of the things that differentiates SIO from the competition is our ability to solve technical issues.

Why We Store Data Offsite

For as long as business data has been compiled and processed by computers, we have been learning about how to deal with it properly. Data needs to be safe and easily accessible, as well as readily usable by those who need it.

It may seem like a simple issue, but the methods have steadily evolved over the years as we as a business culture gain more and more experience with digital data. For years, SIO has been at the forefront of data backup technology, and we have learned our share of tricks and determined several indisputable facts.

Cool New 3D Printing News

If you want to get ahead in any industry, you need to stay up to date on the latest innovations and technology breakthroughs. That has long been our approach here at SIO, especially because we specialize in IT solutions.

3D printing is an industry of interest to us, since its advancements are at the forefront of current technology, just as is the same with the IT industry. In fact, the two have a certain crossover already, with more certainly to come in the near future.

Make Your Business Better with SIO

With enough experience, any business owner will tell you that every decision impacts the success or failure of the venture. Things that may seem small or not really a big deal often have a major effect over time.

This is true of your business IT decisions. Before you begin, you need to decide how you are going to process and store your digital data. You also need to decide how you want to communicate with your employees, as well as your customers.

Store It Offsite is hands down the best IT support services group in Lexington. A few years ago, my company was looking to overhaul its current backup system. While I looked at various online services, the group that stood out the most to me was Store It Offsite. Their pricing structure is very competitive, but being local took them over the top for me. Three years down the road now after making the decision to use Store It Offsite, I could not be happier with my decision to do so. Their service has been second to none, support is prompt and on task, and customer service is impeccable. Our rep is outstanding at listening to what a client's needs are, putting together cost effective proposals, and provide a quality of service beyond what other IT support firms can do. The bottom line is this, if you need cloud server services, off site data backup, or simply hardware supply, give Store It Offsite an opportunity to earn your business. Contact Leslie and setup an introductory meeting. I promise, you and your company will not be disappointed.

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