Most small business owners try to keep their work internal, hiring new employees or utilizing existing ones to fill specialized positions, such as IT computer, help desk or systems administration support, rather than outsourcing the work. This approach may seem advantageous at first, since it allows companies to keep tight control over their work, and in some cases, it keeps costs minimal. But internalizing all of your company’s IT infrastructure, systems and processes doesn’t always pay off.
FBI Warns: Business Email Scams Are Out There
The FBI has issued alerts to all businesses about the spread of Business Email Compromise (BEC) scams. According to the FBI these scams have grown by more than 270% since the beginning of last year. At their last reporting more than 7,000 businesses have lost more than $1.2 billion in the last 2 years.
With Valentine's Day coming up right after the Super Bowl, I wanted to take a moment to express my sincere appreciation for all those clients that support our business. In addition, I wanted to make some quick announcements about this year's philosophy as one of the region's most well-established MSPs.
There is so much to be grateful for each year: our family, our co-workers, the clients who allow us to serve them, the fantastic country we live in- no matter how screwed up it seems at times; our military and police who keep us safe, the teachers who teach our children - and the ministers who feed our spirit.
Take heart Star Wars fans, scientists have proven that lightsaber weapons are theoretically possible. The weapons have been used to devastating effect by the likes of Yoda, Luke Skywalker, and Darth Vader. Perhaps one day they can also be wielded by your friendly IT service professional, to help defend against Trade Federation loving Cryptolocker viruses or Sith Serving Identity Hackers!