Beating the Ransomware Game

During the month of May, we have seen a real increase in ransomware activity across the globe. Ransomware is a type of cyberattack that utilizes extortion tactics in order to obtain money from unsuspecting users.

With the largest recent attack being referred to as WannaCry (or some variant of that name) about 100 different countries have been affected so far, resulting in some 75,000 cases of ransomware attacks. And these types of attacks are poised to continue.

Using SIO as Your Business Grows

Successful planning takes experience and hard work. As your business expands, your support and resources need to keep pace so that production can continue at the proper pace and reach your customers in the marketplace.

One of the ways that SIO helps you keep up is by providing constant monitoring ability on virtualization resources and performance. That way, you always know your IT system status, plus you have projections on future usage and needs.

Your Best Bet on New Tech

Technology has always proceeded at a fast pace. It is the inherent nature of tech to blast a trail that is essentially ahead of itself because the latest innovations are not always polished finished products when they first arrive to market.

Do not go it alone. Utilizing the services of SIO ensures that you have a direct pipeline to the latest technology advancements. We are experts in the IT field, and we eagerly consume new ideas and integrate them into plans for our customers.

Don't Lose Data: Use Data

Everyone knows that data is important. Not only is it essential to keep data from falling into the wrong hands, it is just as important to utilize data to the advantage of the business, altering services and product offerings in accordance with the needs of those served.

Still, though, many organizations and businesses proceed with their daily business, ignoring the fact that they have neither a data protection plan nor a data recovery plan. Many also do not have protocols in place to handle a data breech or any situation that prevents them from being able to access their data.

Your Checklist for IT Spring Cleaning

Are you getting the most out of your IT systems? Are you maintaining the essential balance between performance and security? These questions are often easier to ask than to answer. Obtaining the services of an IT professional is a great place to start.

SIO specializes in partnering with area businesses, providing a full array of IT services to help each business achieve goals and implement new technology. SIO eliminates the guesswork and coordinates tech services so that everything is working together efficiently.

Drones Continue to be Integrated in Remarkable Ways

At this point, thousands of new drones are being registered with the FAA each week in the United States. That translates into a lot of activity, much of it recreational, but an increasing amount of it is related to business initiatives.

This is no surprise because industry innovations have been fueling a trend toward commercial drone ventures for several years now. All of this activity has played out on scales as small as one individual all the way up to Fortune 500 companies.

Don't Be an April Fool with Your Data

April 1st has passed for this year, but the truth is that every day is an opportunity to play the fool if you do not make the right decisions. This is especially true in business where your decisions have lasting implications.

That is why it is great to have an IT partner like SIO that can advise you on best practices and prevent foolish mistakes from occurring. Instead, prevent data breeches, avoid system failures, and maintain high standards of uptime by utilizing our array of IT services.

Spring Is All About the Clouds

This time of year, we count on clouds to bring us spring rain so that all of the dormant vegetation will start to grow again. With warmth, light, and water, Lexington greens up and flowers begin to bloom.

So in that way, we have been counting on clouds since the beginning of time to help everything grow. When it comes to business in the early 21st century, we are also counting on clouds in another way, and SIO is your local, trusted expert in all things related to cloud computing.

Strides in Scalable 3D Printing

As 3D printing grows and evolves into a more useful means of developing and delivering new inventions, prototypes, and products, various companies are stepping forward to offer advancements in the industry.

3D Systems has unveiled its latest product aimed at manufacturers in the form of the Figure 4 production platform system. This system is designed to be modular but also scalable, with the ability to work independently or with 16 or more print engines working simultaneously.

So how does that help other industries?

Enjoy the SIO IT Company Difference

It is not always easy to run a business. That is why aligning yourself with various service partners is a good idea. Selecting partners that make the best fit with you and your company will make the greatest difference in the long term.

At SIO, we have made our name over the years by helping other businesses with their IT services. Our experience and proven track record allows our potential customers to become comfortable right away because they know they are in good hands.

"Bluegrass Care Navigators was in search of a Disaster Recovery solution to replace our existing backup solution. Our objective was to reduce our VMware mission-critical RTO from 48 hours to under 24 hours. We evaluated several solutions and found the SIO solution to be feature-rich and economical. SIO provided our organization with a customized, hybrid solution that achieved our goal both onsite and in the cloud. In addition to improving RTO, the SIO solution enables us to quickly and regularly validate the integrity of our backed up systems, ensuring our organization’s preparedness."
- Croswell Chambers, CIO

— Bluegrass Care Navigators

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