Thought Leadership

Closing The Homework Gap with Tech-Focused Education Funding Programs 

May 24, 2022

Technology has become an integral part of education, especially in the years since the start of the pandemic. As more schools begin taking advantage of online learning, the more important access to good technology has become. The problem is that tech can be extremely expensive, and schools are often underfunded. The best way for schools to circumvent this problem is by applying for tech-focused education funding programs such as E-Rate and the Emergency Connectivity Fund (ECF). These go [...]

Outsourced IT Partner: Going Beyond an IT Vendor 

May 12, 2022

There are key differences between a break-fix IT vendor and a trusted, strategic IT partner. These differences should be evaluated when an organization is considering future technology strategy. What a strategic partner provides their clients is different than what an IT vendor offers.   We have laid out some areas to consider when evaluating an outsourced IT partner:  The role of an IT Partner Measuring Success IT Partner Management  Key Attribu [...]

The Cost of Adding IT Staff to Your Team

May 5, 2022

Technology becomes more important for organizations of all sizes with each passing year. In fact, 64% of small businesses and 73% of medium-sized businesses name technology as a primary driving force behind pursuing and reaching their business goals.   You need staff in place to manage your technology needs and reach your larger goals. A Chief Technology Officer (CTO), IT manager, cyber security analyst, and help desk engineer, for instance, are key staff for a strong techn [...]

Cybersecurity Best Practices: Changing MFA Processes

May 3, 2022

Data breaches can be devastating to an organization. They can come out of nowhere and leave your organization completely exposed. With approximately 50% of small businesses experiencing a cyberattack every year, it is imperative that your organization keep up to date on cybersecurity best practices to protect itself. What is SMS Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA)? MFA (Multi-Factor Authentication) is one of the simplest and most effective ways to curb cyber attacks. Think of it as [...]