Legacy Systems: The Preferred Path for Hacker Attacks

If your company has been relying on one or more legacy systems and they’ve run smoothly for many years, you may think they don’t need much attention — you can continue with SOP. But the opposite may be true. Organizations that fail to update and remediate vulnerabilities in their legacy systems are putting those systems …

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SASE or SSE? There Isn’t a One-Size-Fits-All Approach to Security

In 2019, Gartner Research introduced a new enterprise networking and security category they called secure access service edge (SASE). SASE (pronounced “sassy”) combines a suite of both network and security services into a single, integrated cloud service. By bundling these services together, a single vendor can offer their customers better security and reduce the risk …

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From CAPEX to OPEX: Cloud Migration and Your 2023 IT Budget

Whether you want to or not, moving some computing to the cloud may be in your future for 2023. The technology hardware components that you bought three, four, and five years ago are aging out — they’re no longer reliable. You need to buy new ones, but supply chain volatility continues so servers and other …

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What’s Driving the 5 Key Differences for IT Budgeting in 2023 and How Are They All Connected?

No two years are exactly the same when it comes to IT budgeting, but the past several years have been more different than most. Simultaneous shortages, accelerations, and increased risk are forcing business leaders to rethink how they use and invest in technology. Technology was important before the pandemic, but now it’s center stage.  From …

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Don’t Fall for Phishing Scams: Hackers Use Voicemail Notifications to Infiltrate Systems

Hackers continuously search for creative ways to infiltrate company computers, and phishing is one of the most successful methods. Recently, cybercriminals have begun using phishing emails disguised as voicemail notifications to bypass organizations’ security measures and steal user Microsoft 365 and Outlook credentials. Efforts target companies across numerous sectors, including government, software security, healthcare, pharmaceuticals, …

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The 5-Step IT Budgeting Process

Developing an IT budget that hits the mark paves the way for a year of strategic wins. But how can your IT budget-planning process set you up for success? Most companies start annual IT budgeting by looking at last year’s budget and working from there. Although common, we’ve seen that’s not the best approach when …

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Run, Grow, and Transform IT Budgets for 2023

There are many approaches to IT budgeting, yet the Run, Grow, Transform (RGT) model remains a preferred classic for a good reason. Gartner developed it to help companies successfully plan and invest in IT and help CIOs decide how to allocate IT resources to support those investments.  It looks at your overall IT budget through …

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