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St. Louis IT Company Celebrates 2016

Anderson Technologies, a St. Louis IT Company, will be closed on January 1 in celebration of the new year.  We are confident that this coming year will be a year of prosperity and growth for all of our clients, and we are determined to assist with all St. Louis IT company needs!

We will be back in our offices on Monday, January 4th, ready to help with all your computer system needs.

Happy New Year!

St. Louis Computer Company Takes A Christmas Holiday

Anderson Technologies offices will be closed Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.

This St. Louis Computer company hopes everyone has a great holiday.  We’ll be back next week to take care of all your IT needs!

St. Louis IT Company Data Security

Data Security: Just How Secure Will Your Business Be in 2016?

This question plagues all businesses large and small, and as we roll into a new year, it’s a good time to think through the most up-to-date data security solutions.

Spyware, viruses, malware, ransomware–these are just a few terms that constantly make headlines as hackers continue to find new ways to steal client data.

You may be saying to yourself, “Wait, my data is in the cloud, so I don’t have to worry about security, right?”

The answer is actually found in the responses to the following additional questions, “Are the devices I’m using to access my data secure?” “Are the passwords I’m using complex enough?” and “Is my network as protected as it should be?”

The bottom line is this: while cloud data solutions offer robust security, they do nothing to secure the physical devices you’re using to access the data.

This is why hackers today are putting far more effort into compromising the devices you use on a daily basis. They know that if they can gain control of the device, they have a window into everything else you do.

So if nothing is truly 100% secure, how do you best protect your business? Here are a few actions you can consider right away:

  1. Implement data encryption to add an additional layer of security to your files, regardless of whether they are located locally or in the cloud.
  2. Use a modern, business-grade security solution to protect all of the devices accessing your data. Don’t assume your security software is current and updated; audit it on a frequent basis or contact Anderson Technologies about our security solutions.
  3. Execute a backup strategy covering all of your important data that offers reliable, flexible restoration options regardless of where the data is located. Remember, just because your data is in the cloud doesn’t mean you are 100% covered. In fact, many cloud storage providers state cloud storage is NOT intended to replace a traditional backup solution in the case of disaster recovery.
  4. Know where your data is located. This may sound basic, but so many people save data to multiple locations and lose track of it over time. It’s critical to establish sound policies and habits about where data is saved so it can be found and retrieved easily, as well as audited to confirm it’s actually being backed up successfully.

If you would like help implementing more robust data and systems security for your business, Anderson Technologies is here to help! Having a partner who understands the importance of securing your computer infrastructure and who is as concerned about keeping your business-critical data as safe as you are will give you peace of mind. Whether it’s in the cloud or on your premises, we are dedicated to providing the best security solutions for you.

Managed Tech Services and Dog Hair

Managed Tech Services and Dog Hair

Dogs haven’t changed in the last 20 years… But technology has.

Country Acres Pet Resort owner Greg Thompson has a complex business with simple computing needs.

“Our 11,000 square foot resort and grooming facilities are spread out over three buildings with network cables running underground. Our server and computer workstations experience the normal wear and tear of small business life,” he explains. Plus, he says, “There’s lots of hair in this environment!”

The facility provides a loving home-away-from-home for animals every day of the year so Greg relies on Anderson Technologies’ Managed Tech Services (Citadel) to keep his computer infrastructure running smoothly all the time. The network is kept secure by a hardware firewall, all computers patched against outside threats, critical business data backed up, and proprietary kennel software updated regularly to run the resort.

Country Acres’ experienced staff uses their computer systems to help give each pet warm, loving, and expert care on a reliable basis. If a computer was to experience a problem or to go down, it would have a direct impact on the business’ ability to provide needed services on a timely basis. Greg counts on Anderson Technologies to foresee upcoming issues and ensure they are always up and running.

One of Greg’s main concerns is software upgrades. “My needs don’t really change that often, but the tech world does. For example, QuickBooks™ requires that I upgrade every three years. Whenever I get a message to upgrade any of my major software resources, I call Anderson Technologies. They make sure I’m always up to date with server and workstation security patches, operating systems updates, anti-malware/spyware, and the kennel software programs critical to my business. I have trusted Anderson Technologies as my IT professional service provider for over 15 years. They are honest, highly skilled, detail oriented, and they actually care about how your system works. I trust them 100% and working with them gives me ultimate peace of mind for my technology needs.”

Learn more about Anderson Technologies’ Managed Tech Services at and Country Acres Pet Resort at