[Updated for 2021] Cybersecurity Essentials Checklist

2021 Cybersecurity Essentials Checklist

The start of a new decade brings a sense of changing times and new beginnings. For your cyber security, it marks a good time to review how the state of cyber threats has changed since the time of Y2K or the 2013 Yahoo data breach. With the evolving threats and methods deployed in cyber crime, […]

What Will You Do When Ransomware Holds Your Business Captive?

Searching for Clues for Ransomware Protection and Recovery

Anne Neuberger the Deputy Assistant to the President and Deputy National Security Advisor for Cyber and Emerging Technology released a memo, “What We Urge You To Do To Protect Against The Threat of Ransomware,” detailing what both public and private businesses should do to combat the ransomware threat. Read now to learn cybersecurity best practices […]

Byte-Size Tech: Welcome to Managed IT Services

Welcome to Managed IT Services

https://vimeo.com/560024749 Mark Anderson and Libby Powers of Anderson Technologies break down who can benefit from a managed services approach to IT support, and how it is different from an internal IT team, or traditional break/fix IT support. Curious about managed IT services for your business? Reach out today! Related Reading What Is Managed IT Services? […]

Your Bell Bottoms Came Back. Your Tech Won’t

Are you still using tech that is older than your wardrobe?

As technology changes at an ever-more-rapid pace, what legacy pieces linger on your network? It’s safe to say that just about every aspect of business is affected by the way technology has changed over the years. Even the least “plugged-in” people now communicate over VoIP phones, access the web over Wi-Fi, and send email hosted […]

Good Sports: Partnering with an MSP after a Disruptive Hack

IT Client Success Story

Even if a hack doesn’t bring operations to a screeching halt, the impact has ripples that affect productivity, effort, and an organization’s approach to cyber security and IT. After suffering a breach of their legacy server, a sports nonprofit based in Pennsylvania reached halfway across the country for the right solution. “At the end of […]

Sharing the Work Load: The Case for Co-Managed IT Services

Reaching for co-managed solutions

If your business already has a large in-house IT department or merely a dedicated staff of one or two IT professionals, hiring a Managed Services Provider (MSP) may feel like a moot idea. Not everyone needs an MSP for their IT needs, right? The answer to that isn’t as black and white as you might […]

Save Yourself a Call: 5 Common Helpdesk Issues and How to Fix Them

Sometimes a little troubleshooting can save yourself a call

There’s no getting around it: some people just aren’t tech-savvy. We’ve all met (or been) that person in the workplace who just isn’t “good with computers” when everything isn’t working as it should. Those feelings are valid! Technology changes frequently, and that’s far faster than most people can keep up with. Your managed services provider […]

Byte-Size Tech: 3 Tips for Troubleshooting Before Calling IT

Save yourself a call! Use these troubleshooting tips

Libby Powers and Junior Systems Administrator Ben Fairbanks, both of Anderson Technologies, chat about one of the most common issues computer users face: slow operations. Ben identifies three possible approaches to troubleshoot that can often resolve the issue without starting a ticket with your IT provider. Ben shares tips about internet speeds, connectivity, computer updates, […]

Byte-Size Tech: Server Failure Doesn’t Mean Business Failure if You Have Backups

Server Failure is Okay with Backups

Mark Anderson and Libby Powers discuss the importance of backups. Mark shares the story of a new client who’s server crashed on day three of our managed IT services agreement. Because Anderson Technologies had implemented backups on a Business Continuity Disaster Recovery Device, most employees at the client couldn’t even tell that the server had […]

Byte-Size Tech: Working from Home with a VPN?

Are you working from home with a VPN?

… What Could Go Wrong? Mark Anderson and Libby Powers of Anderson Technologies take a moment to explain how a popular work-from-home set-up might not be providing the security you want. If you’re re-evaluating your remote work set-up, or considering a hybrid work (part time at home) model, it is important to dig into the […]