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

Bend, don't break: build in resilience

Posted by Gulf South Technology Solutions on Jan 23, 2017 2:21:30 PM

Manufacturers must have computer systems that work. When talking about making systems that keep working, we often talk about "hardening" the system, but that can be misleading. Some things are hard but brittle, in that they can resist light pressure but shatter under a hard shock. What you really want are systems that are resilient—able to absorb shocks and bounce back without breaking. That sounds good, but how do you translate “resilient” into an operational computer system?

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

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

Keep Business Laptops Secure

Posted by Gulf South Technology Solutions on Jan 6, 2017 3:22:19 PM

When it comes to notebook computers, their greatest strength can often seem to be their most profound weakness. The very portability that makes them such useful tools for the mobile professional leaves them vulnerable to a host of catastrophes that never faced the average desktop machine.

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

6 Reasons Why You’re an Easy Cybercrime Target

Posted by Gulf South Technology Solutions on Dec 13, 2016 10:00:00 AM

As an entrepreneur, you probably think hackers won’t bother with you because your business is too small to care about. In reality, cybercrime targeting smaller companies is on the rise. Why are cybercriminals after your business—and what can you do about it?

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Topics: network security, Managed Service Provder

5 Skills Your Outsourced IT Company Needs to Have

Posted by Gulf South Technology Solutions on Dec 7, 2016 10:30:00 AM

Your Outsourced IT Company Should Have Certain Skills, Regardless of Function

Whether you plan to outsource cybersecurity, cloud hosting, website updates, various business applications, or any other projects or tasks outside your IT team’s expertise, there are certain skills and features that all outsourcing companies should have.

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Topics: outsourcing, managed it, System Administration, Managed Service Provder

How to make the right IT investments, at the right time

Posted by Gulf South Technology Solutions on Dec 1, 2016 10:00:00 AM


Making the right IT investments can support growth and vastly improve your business's existing operations. However, CompTIA points out that 47 percent of small and midsize businesses consider themselves moderately close or not close at all in terms of readiness to use improved technology.

When it comes to adopting new technology, the devil is in the details. The perennial challenge business owners face is a blend of factoring in cost, choosing the ideal time to make a particular investment, and understanding its impact to existing servers, storage, and networking.

So, how can your business know what technology to invest in? Learn what to watch out for when adopting new technology and how to measure the return on investment of a new technology.

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Topics: Managed Service Provder