Out to Lunch Podcast: Life Online

Bellwether Technology President Steven Ellis joins It's New Orleans and the Out to Lunch Podcast to discuss online threats and cybersecurity. Give it a listen for some up to date information on how hackers and scammers are targeting businesses.

Life Online

 

Help Desk Services: A Work from Home Necessity

Effective help desk services are critical during this time of increased remote work.
Employees can no longer ask the person sitting next to them for help. Instead, they have to figure out a solution on their own or contact the help desk. Unfortunately they are often underwhelmed by the response that they get.

My IT Company is Understaffed (Part 2)

Too often an IT company will take on more clients than they can reasonably handle.  They price managed services too low to be able to staff appropriately and find themselves unable to deliver on promises made to their clients and to their employees.

In part 1 we examined what is going on behind the scenes of an understaffed managed IT company.

My IT Company is Understaffed (Part 1)

Any IT frustration that you are feeling can always be traced back to this, your IT company is understaffed
Does any of this sound familiar?

I’m tired of seeing the same issues.
We have new employees starting, but their computers aren’t ready.

Infographic: 8 Cybersecurity Work From Home Tips

Work from home is the new normal.
For many, it is likely to continue to some degree long after the COVID-19 crisis.  Here are 8 cybersecurity work from home tips to protect yourself digitally.

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5 Things Your IT Department Should Be Doing Right Now

COVID-19 has presented your IT department with a great opportunity
After spending the last few weeks managing work-from-home requests, it is time for IT departments to take advantage of empty offices and quiet networks. Often times, important items are overlooked or put off, because of concerns over user impact.

Pandemic Tests Cloud Services

COVID-19 is now a global pandemic. Millions of people are affected as countries go on lockdown to halt the spread of the disease. Many employees are forced to work from home. That’s why there’s a sudden surge in demand for cloud services worldwide. Can the web infrastructure survive this pandemic, too?

Even before the pandemic, many companies were already turning to online productivity and collaboration tools for their business.

Clarifying the CMMC Timeline

Version 1 of the much anticipated Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) framework was release by the Pentagon on January 31. Many news outlets are reporting that, "All DoD contractors must be certified by 2025." This is a correct statement, but a misleading timeline.