Disaster can strike at any time. The good news is that being prepared is the first step that you can take to protect your valuable business assets. Fortunately, by implementing the following five controls, IT managers can mitigate these risks and develop plans that will help enterprises reestablish business operations as soon as practicable.
If you’re a business owner, you are probably already outsourcing parts of your business. Indeed, the eight most outsourced functions are, customer support, data entry, HR, IT support, payroll and accounting, PR and marketing, transcription and virtual assistant. “Outsourcing” is not a bad word or thing, rather it presents business opportunities and solutions which may [...]
What Does Microsoft’s End of Support for Windows 7, SQL Server 2008/2008 R2 and Windows Server 2008/2008 R2 Mean for Your Business?
After the somewhat rocky and ultimately controversial release of Microsoft's Windows Vista operating system, the technology giant finally released a viable successor - Windows 7 - in October of 2009. Instantly, it was seen as a return to form for the company that once ruled the desktop computing market. In as little as six months, [...]
For companies focused on ramping up quickly, the prospect of diverting resources and spending time building and managing IT infrastructure doesn’t make sense. Trusting an expert in technology to design and manage infrastructure and applications is the better option. In a ground-breaking case, Outer Edge Technology delivered best-of-breed MES and other mission-critical applications through cloud-based [...]
Increased Risks from Macro-Based Malware Microsoft Office applications use macros to automate routine tasks. However, macros can contain malicious code that can be used to exploit vulnerable systems. Recently, there has been a resurgence of malware that is spread via macros. Individuals and organizations should proactively secure systems against macro-based malware. Users and administrators are [...]
Risk to Reward: How Businesses Turn End of Support for Microsoft SQL 2008 and Windows Server 2008 into Strategic Advantage
End of support puts businesses at high risk of security breaches Support for Microsoft’s SQL Server 2008/2008 R2 and Windows Server 2008/2008 R2 end on July 9, 2019 and January 14, 2020, respectively. These dates signal the end of regular security updates, putting companies using them at risk. Unfortunately, many business leaders are unaware of [...]
Life Sciences Startup Accelerates Time to Market Working With Industry Specialist Managed Services Provider
With an FDA approval expected in the near term, a Life Sciences company needed to ramp up its manufacturing capabilities. Operations needed to be established quickly which meant a short runway to get software validated and infrastructure designed, qualified and running. The IT team of the San Francisco based biotech was already stretched thin, evaluating [...]
Why Life Sciences Companies Leverage Managed Regulated Infrastructures to Smooth the Path to FDA Approval
From start up through production, Life Sciences companies depend on validated FDA-compliant software applications to support operations. The qualified infrastructure required to run those applications smoothly is technologically complex, requiring careful design, planning and support from IT teams to achieve and maintain regulatory compliance. Life Science leaders rely on technology experts to manage the infrastructure [...]