With each new high-profile hacking incident, business owners reel in horror and breathe a sigh of relief that it didn’t happen to their company. That relief is only partial at best though, as business and nonprofit leaders wonder if their organization will be the next victim.Read More »
The server room flooded, your computers are all stolen or destroyed, and hackers are holding your data hostage unless you deliver an absurd amount of bitcoin. Oh nooooo! These are the nightmares of business and nonprofit leaders everywhere. Only in our worst dreams could these events coincide, but the waking world holds a real risk of one or more of these calamities occurring on any given day.Read More »
As technology becomes central to everything we do, more and more organizations are turning to managed IT. Those that haven’t yet made the switch to an outsourced IT provider are often unsure about what the service covers or the benefits it offers. After all, we already manage our IT services, don’t we? Of course you do, since every business and nonprofit faces complex technology demands in the digital age – and that’s precisely why managed IT is such a popular choice.Read More »
On Sunday, 2/24/2019, the Halt, Buzas & Powell, LTD Managed IT Services department will be rolling out our new Hosted Citrix Environment to our staff and clients. This process should be fairly seamless, but much like any big change, there are some hiccups to be expected. The goal of this blog post is to provide a F.A.Q. for some of the common questions. The most important point I want to make here though – if at any point of time you have an issue with accessing the new Citrix – please reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.Read More »
Policy. The one word guaranteed to bring glazed eyes and stifled yawns to any conversation. Surely there are better things to talk about. For example, yesterday’s baseball scores or the latest crazy cat video. Plenty of organizations, be them small, medium, large, non-profit, partnerships and yes, even multi-national enterprises, exist without them, so WHY do you need them? AND, for that matter, what is a policy anyways? We will attempt to break all of this down and help you get started in the wild world of corporate policy.
What is one thing every organization has in common regardless of size? The one-person shops to the small non-profits. The mid-market company fighting tooth and nail to make it in a competitive arena, and further on up to the company of ten-thousand spanning thirty states across the country. Even those multi national mega-corporations have this in common. What could an international corporation of 500,000 have in common with a local family owned diner of three? Customer information, of course.