Business Continuity

5 Pillars of Business Continuity

Brett Harney Business Continuity / Disaster Recovery, Uncategorized

Your business runs on data. If you lose access to it, you immediately incur costs – costs in time, productivity, customer dissatisfaction. If you lose it completely, the costs could be catastrophic. Threats come in many forms and you rarely see them coming. To combat this potential for disaster, you need a thorough backup plan ready in the wings. Here …

Hacker Convention Warns: Don’t Allow Your Network to Be “Faxploited”

Brett Harney Network Security

There are plenty of access points for a hacker, and they’re often tied to our very high-tech devices – all the pieces of hardware with “smart” in front of them for one example. But sometimes our dinosaurs, the work-horse predecessors of our fast-paced IT, are the ones holding open a back door for security weaknesses. At Def Con 26, an …

5 Network Security Pitfalls Putting You at Risk

Brett Harney Network Security

Security is rightfully at the forefront of most business owners’ minds. There are new breaches reported on every day and no size business, from major enterprise to SMB, is safe from being targeted. There are many options for hardware and software that provide protection, but a network security policy is just as critical. Many times, though, we find that these …

Bring Your Own Device - BYOB

How to Implement a Successful BYOD Policy

Brett Harney BYOD

It’s quite obvious that BYOD is here to stay, especially with the increased popularity and sales of smartphones and tablets. The benefits are apparent, and we hear them over and over again. But that doesn’t mean all businesses are doing it the right way. There are still concerns surrounding BYOD, but there’s a way to move past them. IT naturally …

Bandwidth Management

Best Practices for Bandwidth Management

Brett Harney Bandwidth management

If your network performance is struggling, the first solution many think of is to add more bandwidth. While that can help when you have a constant overload of traffic, it doesn’t address the root issue of poor bandwidth management. Quality of Service (QoS) and / or Quality of Experience (QoE) can give administrators the tools to direct the traffic, but the solutions …