Is your business prepared for Windows 7 end-of-life? What are your options?

All software comes with a predefined life cycle, at the end of which developers will no longer provide support for it. Despite being released nine years ago, Windows 7 still powers around a third of all computers used in the workplace. When mainstream support for the operating system ended in 2009, Microsoft offered extended support for business users — but only until January 2020, so there's not much time left to upgrade.

6 Fantastic things a great MSP can do for your business

With businesses spending between 1.5 and 7.2 percent of their yearly revenues on technology, leaders are always looking for ways to improve cost efficiency and ensure the success of their digital transformation initiatives. But, with limited budgets and technical expertise being in short supply, it’s often a difficult task.

Four cost-effective alternatives to hiring more IT staff

With the costs of running an in-house IT department easily running into seven-figure numbers even for smaller organizations, business leaders are constantly looking for ways to reduce the impact of technology on their bottom lines. When high-level executives like CIOs command a typical salary of over $142,600 per year, it’s easy to see why.

5 Common causes of data breaches and how to stop them

Although data breach reporting dropped by 59% during the first half of 2018 in California, no business can afford to be complacent when it comes to cybersecurity. Everyone’s a potential target, and cybercrime continues to rise.

To protect your organization, you’ll need to identify the common causes of data breaches and how they can affect your operations.

What does the California data breach notification law mean to your business?

California has long had some of the toughest data breach notification laws in the country and, in 2018, attorney general Xavier Becerra announced a new law to address certain limitations of the original SB 1368 bill that went into force in July 2003.

The new legislation expands on existing laws to add requirements for organizations to notify their customers if their passports, ID numbers, or biometric data are stolen.