Email Security Tips for Your Corporate Environment

Email Security Tips for Your Corporate Environment

Internet security is a hot topic among corporate environments. After all, all businesses know they must protect the data they store on the Internet. For many companies, though, they wait until it's too late to put Internet security practices into place, especially when it comes to email security tactics.

If you feel like a data breach will never happen to you, you may want to think again. In 2018 alone, the banking/credit/financial industry endured a mind-boggling 1,707,223 data breaches. The business industry had 22,164,590 breaches of data while the education industry faced 832,115. The medical/healthcare industry had 5,761,001. Government/military entities had 16,766,327. Needless to say, regardless of the industry that you operate in, data protection should remain a top priority. Let's take a close look at email security tips for your corporate environment.

The Perfect Recipe for Savings on Technology

The Perfect Recipe for Savings on Technology

What is the perfect recipe for TEM? Valicom has been perfecting their TEM software and services for over 28 years and have broke it down into four simple steps for you. 1. Outline all IT assets 2. Disconnect and remove wasted inventory 3. Track contracts and and invoices 4. Identify and eliminate late fees and errors, saving time and money!

Pop Quiz! What Are Your Next Steps for TEM?

Pop Quiz! What Are Your Next Steps for TEM?

If you are looking for ways to increase productivity and save money, taking the next step toward better telecom and technology management is the perfect way to do so. What are the next steps you ask? Well, it really depends on your organization, your specific environment and needs, and your previous experience with telecom and technology expense management.

Our “Next Steps for TEM” Quiz is a great place to start in figuring this out!

5 Reasons to Deploy Professional Cloud Expense Management

5 Reasons to Deploy Professional Cloud Expense Management

Is your company managing its Cloud infrastructure like a standard data center? In other words, is the IT department purchasing capacity but failing to scale the infrastructure up or down to address changing performance needs?

Although companies using the Cloud may be implementing tools essential for ensuring systems are functioning properly, they are neglecting to utilize other tools designed to take complete advantage of the Cloud's inherent flexibility and affordability. Consequently, these companies frequently come to the conclusion that the Cloud is "too expensive" and replace it with a system that is actually more expensive than the Cloud.

Benefits of Leasing Technology Equipment for Your Business

Benefits of Leasing Technology Equipment for Your Business

Being a business owner is not an easy role. The success of your organization relies on the decisions you make, especially when it directly affects your financial outlook. From the small investments, like whether or not to provide a coffee maker in the break room, to the larger commitments, such as whether or not to expand office space, the pressure is on you to cultivate a thriving operation.

Why In-House Detection Is the Most Important Part of Cybersecurity

Why In-House Detection Is the Most Important Part of Cybersecurity

Network security is important, but you already know that. For any business, the risk of exposing protected data is always one of the great fears. Big, impressive companies have fallen from grace over data breaches, and it can feel impossible to remain safe.

One of the reasons the battle is so uphill is because the biggest threat to your security is not external. Your own vetted users are the greatest obstacle between you and safe data. Today, you’re going to see strong examples to highlight this point and learn how to nip the problem in the bud.

Everything You Need to Know About Windows Virtual Desktop

Everything You Need to Know About Windows Virtual Desktop

Virtualization is one of the ultimate buzz words in enterprise technology. The IT experts speak of it with a light in their eyes and enthusiasm. Every sales pitch mentions it at some point, and in all fairness, virtualization is a large topic with many exciting applications.

The simple truth is that enterprise operations require at least some level of virtualization, and taking control of your virtual destiny is extremely important. It’s also a changing landscape. Microsoft has introduced the Windows Virtual Desktop, and it’s the biggest change to the game since the PC. Maybe.

Benefits of Vendor Review Sites

Benefits of Vendor Review Sites

When you manage a department, there are a lot of decisions that need to be made. From branding to office locations and target markets to marketing strategies, you need to do a lot of research in order to figure out what your path is going to be. An important part of this strategizing process is making sure that you are developing the right partnerships.

Who you choose to do business with could make or break your organization. Your best bet is to make sure that the vendors have been vetted by a reliable source and have a track record of success.

What Does the CCPA Mean for the IT Industry?

What Does the CCPA Mean for the IT Industry?

With the amount of personal data being exchanged across numerous platforms these days, it is no wonder that data security is becoming a huge topic of conversation in the business world. We are seeing an increase in cyber incidents and/or data breaches, which is exposing consumer data by the millions. Additionally, some companies sell their customer’s information, which may prove troublesome without proper disclosure and leave the organizations open to lawsuits.

This is why privacy security regulations, such as the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), have come to pass. Both aim to protect the consumers’ personal data with a set of compliance guidelines.

The Impact of AI on the Telecom Industry

The Impact of AI on the Telecom Industry

When you hear AI, do you still think of a beyond the scope of reality science fiction movie? Or maybe you think about that Will Smith movie? Interestingly enough, AI, or artificial intelligence, plays a much larger role in our lives than we may realize.

Not only is AI being used by businesses to streamline workflow, but individuals are using it personally everyday. Ever heard of Alexa by Amazon? Digital voice assistants, such as Alexa or Google Home, have built-in AI technology to interact with consumers, without the users having to lift a finger.

Should You Still Be Spending Money on Faxes?

Should You Still Be Spending Money on Faxes?

Part of keeping a budget is figuring out what parts of your business are pulling their weight and which areas can afford to trim some fat. For IT, that often comes down to equipment and services. If you’re spending money on something you don’t use, it might be time to cut it from your life. For too many businesses, fax machines sit somewhere in limbo. They still get used, but can you really justify the money? You’re about to get solid answers to that question.

Tips for Switching Networking Tech With Less Disruption

Tips for Switching Networking Tech With Less Disruption

Networking technology is changing fast. In fact, there are four new technologies that are frequently beyond called ‘disruptive’ networking. That doesn’t mean they interrupt your communications. Instead, the term refers to how they are completely changing the game. Eventually, every enterprise network is going to be adopting some or all of these tools, and companies need a clean strategy to adopt them without making them disruptive to business operations.

How Hyperconvergence Is Changing Everything

How Hyperconvergence Is Changing Everything

There is a new, growing trend in the world of IT. Hyperconvergence is a word that is gaining steam and getting many IT managers excited. It’s a new approach to managing data centers that is so revolutionary, even small businesses are getting into the game. Take a minute to learn about hyper-convergence. It might be just the hook you need to transform your own tech infrastructure into something more powerful, more competitive and more affordable.

Is Cable Management Hurting Your Bottom Line?

Is Cable Management Hurting Your Bottom Line?

There are always more numbers to crunch. In IT, particularly, you always have to weigh the costs of upgrades against expected returns. We always want new tech to pay for itself several times over, but that won’t happen unless upgrades are made with excellent direction. Usually, the biggest problem with new tech is that it is encumbered by old systems. All too often, upgrade plans overlook cabling infrastructure, and that gets expensive.

5G and the Future: Separating Fact from Fiction

5G and the Future: Separating Fact from Fiction

"The future is now..." "5G ultimate!" "The latest and greatest!" If you've heard any of these statements before, it was likely in a cell phone shop or advertisement. 5G has gained plenty of hype lately for its usefulness, but do the perks cut the mustard? Let's dig in a little further and find out.