Ransomware Does Not Have to Succeed

Posted by Gulf South Technology Solutions on Aug 14, 2017 11:00:00 AM

WannaCry ransomware made global headlines recently as it infiltrated thousands of SMBs as well as larger operations like telcos, schools and hospitals, including some large-scale victims like the UK’s National Health Service.

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Topics: Malware, Managed Service Provder, Ransomware, managed it, network security

The Flexible Mobile Future

Posted by Gulf South Technology Solutions on Mar 29, 2017 11:00:00 AM

Ahh, it used to be so simple. Most employees used computers seated firmly on their desktops, with laptops reserved for a few road-warriors. Of course, the day came when most employees were getting laptop computers, and then, suddenly, there were tablets. It was complicated, but IT managers figured it out... just in time for the convertibles to arrive.

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Topics: Hardware, managed it

3 Steps to Tackling a Network Upgrade in Your Business

Posted by Gulf South Technology Solutions on Feb 20, 2017 11:00:00 AM

As opposed to the attention typically given to acquiring new servers and workstations, comparatively less thought is usually dedicated to a network upgrade. Why? Part of the reason is due to the fact that most small and midsize businesses (SMBs) don't have network specialists on staff to plan for consistent network updates, meaning they need to rely on the expertise of trusted partners.

Yet, the constantly evolving business landscape and always-connected world of today means heightened reliability and security at the network layer are more crucial than ever. In addition, everything from legacy client server apps and modern three-tier web applications to streaming media and cutting-edge cloud services are accessible through the local area network (LAN), continually pushing the needle higher on bandwidth requirements.

Small and midsize businesses should plan on a regular network review to prevent performance and capacity problems before they happen. Here are three things IT managers should consider when performing a network upgrade in their organizations:

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Topics: System Administration, managed it, Managed Service Provder

Counting the benefits of Windows 10

Posted by Gulf South Technology Solutions on Feb 16, 2017 8:25:10 AM

Windows 10 got off to a flying start, with business users quicker to adopt it than any previous version of Microsoft’s operating system. They were lured by the company’s promise that this was the most secure Windows ever. They were promised that it was easier to manage and that productivity of employees and IT departments would rise. The evidence shows that this time, the promises might have been true.

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Topics: Insider, managed it

Tips to Protect Your Home Network

Posted by Gulf South Technology Solutions on Jan 31, 2017 11:00:00 AM

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Topics: network security, managed it, System Administration, Managed Service Provder

5 Major Data Breaches and What You Can do to Protect Your Data

Posted by Gulf South Technology Solutions on Jan 19, 2017 10:52:28 AM

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Topics: network security, managed it, Managed Service Provder

Where to Focus Your IT Budget in 2017

Posted by Gulf South Technology Solutions on Jan 16, 2017 12:26:17 PM

Uncertain times call for wise planning in IT. Global political uncertainty and flat company revenues mean budgets will be stalled for the near future, affecting investment in not just products but people. It sounds dire; however, four clear themes remain relevant in governing IT budget spend for 2017.

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Topics: Managed Service Provder, managed it, Cloud Computing, outsourcing, Customer Service

Three Things Your Mobile Employees Expect

Posted by Gulf South Technology Solutions on Jan 13, 2017 12:51:30 PM

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Topics: managed it, Managed Service Provder

What You Should Look For in a Managed Service Provider

Posted by Gulf South Technology Solutions on Dec 21, 2016 10:30:00 AM

If you are on the prowl for a managed service provider, you might feel a little overwhelmed. There is a surprising number of managed service providers available for hire, each with its own unique strengths and weaknesses. Some offer bare bones service with a handful of technicians while others have full-fledged teams of technical experts who provide a myriad of services. Here's what to look for in managed services provider prospects.

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Topics: managed it, outsourcing, Customer Service, network security, Managed Service Provder, System Administration

What Happens to Your Business Without an IT Disaster Recover Plan

Posted by Gulf South Technology Solutions on Dec 14, 2016 11:00:00 AM

Every business should have an IT disaster recovery plan, regardless of its size. Yet the unfortunate truth is that plenty of organizations have no such plan. Imagine a situation in which a hacker infects your network with ransomware and threatens to delete your files unless you pony up thousands of dollars worth of bitcoin currency. Such a scenario could cripple your business. A comprehensive IT disaster recovery plan serves to mitigate the damage from such digital attacks as well as employee errors and even tangible, real-world crises.

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Topics: managed it, network security