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Why In-House IT is a Thing of the Past

  In-House IT is a Thing of the Past In the old days, most small to mid-sized businesses (SMBs) operated with a single person acting as their in-house IT department. They’d teach everyone how to use Excel, download new software to different computers and set up access for new employees. They did everything in-house to

By |2020-11-25T18:41:36+00:00November 17th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Modern IT Equals Managed IT

Why Modern IT Equals Managed IT Remember that time your dishwasher sprung a leak and you had to call a plumber to fix it? This type of maintenance is often referred to as reactive maintenance. If follows the simple idea of “If it’s not broken, why fix it?” When it comes to your IT, you

By |2020-11-12T15:39:16+00:00November 12th, 2020|Managed IT Services, Uncategorized|0 Comments

What Every Business Owner Should Know Before Hiring An IT Professional

The process of hiring an IT Professional is not only time consuming but can be overwhelming for most. Business owners looking to onboard their first IT hire, should evaluate every possibility to establish a solid foundation that will aid the company’s growth and overall IT initiatives. Instead most businesses deal with high turnover, lack of

By |2020-11-11T18:47:36+00:00November 11th, 2020|Blog|Comments Off on What Every Business Owner Should Know Before Hiring An IT Professional

5 Signs It’s Time to Change Your Managed IT Provider

 Is it time to Change Your Managed IT Provider? Even though most managed IT service providers look the same on paper, they’re not. As with most businesses, there are different levels of competence and your managed services provider surely falls somewhere on the spectrum. However, if you’re experiencing any of these five warning signs, it

By |2020-11-11T19:07:14+00:00November 5th, 2020|Technology|0 Comments

The Importance of Vulnerabilities

There are over 32.5 million businesses in the United States, employing over 155 million people. Every second there is an average of 214 employee credentials that are compromised, totaling nearly 18 million each day. Compromised credentials lead to data breaches and as the data above would suggest, it’s more common than you think. Business owners

By |2020-11-11T19:10:32+00:00October 8th, 2020|Security|Comments Off on The Importance of Vulnerabilities

Protecting Your Business’s Data

Most businesses retain sensitive personal information such as names, social security numbers, financial statements, credit card information, or other account data that identifies customers or employees. However, if sensitive data falls into the wrong hands, it can lead to fraud, identity theft, or similar harms. A security breach can tarnish your customers’ trust and perhaps

By |2020-10-20T02:11:16+00:00September 22nd, 2020|Technology|Comments Off on Protecting Your Business’s Data

Top 5 Reasons Your Business Needs Proactive IT

“Be Proactive, Not Reactive. You can’t just wait for something to go wrong before you bring in an IT expert to fix it.” Remember that time your dishwasher sprung a leak and you had to call a plumber to fix it? This type of maintenance is often referred to as reactive

By |2020-10-20T02:11:41+00:00August 19th, 2020|Technology|Comments Off on Top 5 Reasons Your Business Needs Proactive IT

Deepfakes and Their Impact To Your Business

What are Deepfakes? Deepfakes are videos and audio created using Artificial Intelligence (AI). Authors of these videos collect a database of photographs of specific people and then an AI based application takes these photographs and inserts them into a video, the technique is known as generative adversarial networks (GAN). GAN was developed back in 2014

By |2020-10-20T02:11:49+00:00July 19th, 2020|Technology|Comments Off on Deepfakes and Their Impact To Your Business

Shartega IT Partners with Perch Security

SHARTEGA IT PARTNERS WITH PERCH CHICAGO, IL— Shartega IT, a Chicago-based Managed Service Provider, announced today that it has partnered with Perch to expand its cybersecurity offering to local businesses. Through this strategic partnership, Shartega IT and Perch provide a platform that assists in detecting and responding to threats as they enter and spread among

By |2020-09-24T13:13:59+00:00June 15th, 2020|Technology, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Shartega IT Partners with Perch Security

Is Your Password a Failure or a Winner?

Updating your passwords consistently is an essential security tool. Part of protecting a company’s data and systems from threats requires knowing when that company’s credentials have been compromised and that compromise isn’t always on them. A third-party breach could put corporate passwords at risk unexpectedly. IBM states it takes an average of 197 days for a company

By |2020-10-20T02:11:58+00:00June 9th, 2020|Technology, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Is Your Password a Failure or a Winner?
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