Understanding Information Technology Assessments

By Gerard Louise | October 24th, 2016 | Network Security

The term Information Technology (IT) Assessment is often convoluted because it is so often portrayed as the simple and easy process of scanning an organization’s existing network.  However, this could not be further from the truth.  It is important to remember that a formal Technology Assessment is not a Technology Audit.   The use of terminology … Continued

What to do during a Ransomware Attack?

By Roger Murray | September 28th, 2016 | Network Security

The topic of Ransomware is a steadily increasing mainstream topic affecting both small and large businesses alike.  We’ve discussed some of these common types of intrusions before, this type of malware encrypts your data and holds it for ransom to receive the key, it requires a fast acting user in order to minimize the amount … Continued

Summer, IT’s Busiest Season

By admin | September 16th, 2015 | Business Operations

Ipswitch, a software company, recently released a study in which they unveiled the truth about the IT industry’s “summer vacation” – basically, it doesn’t exist. While many industries tend to hit a slow period during the summer due to vacations, IT service providers and managers actually have an increased workload during these months. The increase … Continued

Is Your Tech Summer Ready?

By admin | June 18th, 2015 | Managed Services

Spring and Summer are synonymous with transformation – flowers blooming, vacation planning,  and everyone getting into the spirit of Spring Cleaning. It’s also the time when academic calendars flip over to a new year, signaling a “fresh start” for establishing goals for your organization. One of those goals – and initiatives – should be to ensure … Continued

The Cloud, Social Media, and Security

By admin | June 9th, 2015 | Cloud Services

The struggle between the needs of employees and the responsibility of the IT department has always been a tough one. Each and every employee – including the IT staff – go into work intent on doing their job in the most efficient way possible. For many employees, that means finding tools that will allow them … Continued

Spam Levels Lowest in Three Years

By admin | November 11th, 2011 | Network Security

What the world could definitely use less of is spam and according to recent reports, it’s declining. Global spam is at the lowest it’s ever been since 2008. This could be a sign that spammers are beginning to look elsewhere like Facebook, Twitter and other social media sites. Here are the numbers: 70.5 percent of all email … Continued

Monitoring Internet Traffic at work

By admin | September 27th, 2011 | Network Security

If you are small or mid-sized business owner, you need to read this: At TSI, 100% of all our clients have some type of full-time Internet connection, 99% use a hardware firewall and 8 % monitor Internet usage  within their own organizations (which means 92% don’t!)  It always amazes me that when I ask a business owner about … Continued

Why we do what we do?

By admin | September 17th, 2011 | Managed Services

My son forwarded me an article from CNBC titles ” The 10 most hated jobs in America” and guess what job made number 1?  ‘Director of Information Technology’http://kkcb.com/new-survey-reveals-the-10-most-hated-jobs-in-america/ This may come as a surprise to a few people but not to me because I talk to to a lot of IT directors and most are faced with … Continued

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