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The Internet of Things (IoT)

The Internet of Things (IoT), sometimes referred to as "machine to machine communication technologies", is the label for devices that are equipped with microchips, sensors or anything with wireless communications capabilities. Trends in the production of micro chips have continued to lower the costs of integrating them with nearly any day-to-day device.

Disaster Preparedness Checklist to Keep Your Data Safe

You never know when disaster will strike, but you need to be ready for it.

Do You Really Know How Vulnerable Your Business Is? Cybersecurity Best Practices

Every business needs to be as secure as possible. No one would argue with that.

8 Things to Look for When Hiring an IT Managed Services Vendor

Your business’ data is highly valuable. Think about it. If you weren’t able to access your data, could your employees get their work done? Could you communicate with clients? Could business go on as usual?

5 Do's and Dont's for Choosing an IT Services Provider


The Hidden Costs of Business Technology

Technology in daily business Today, companies are increasingly reliant on computers and other technology. A 2013 technology survey reports that 74% of small businesses utilize smart phones as part of their operations and 67% use some form of mobile computing (National Small Business Association, 2013 Technology Survey). Last year, U.S. companies paid on average of $15 million [...]

Why Cyber Security Should Be a Priority for Your Business

There is a point-of-entry in every business that is seldom considered. It’s tiny, it’s vulnerable, it’s difficult to observe, and it has the potential to flatline the healthiest of businesses. Without proper and thorough cyber security, this point can turn into a gaping hole – capable of leaking invaluable innovation, private information, and unlimited revenue. This access [...]

12 Cyber Security Questions You Should Ask Your IT Team to Answer

IT departments and managed IT services providers play a strategic role in cyber security. Business leaders may not need a clear understanding of the technical details, but they should know what their IT team is doing to protect the business from cyber threats.

Sara Erd Earns CISA Certification

Sara Erd, Director of Operations at Modern Data, an IT company headquartered in Toledo, Ohio, has earned her Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) certification. CISA certification is considered one of the highest achievements in the IS audit profession.

Does the Myspace Hack Affect You?

What You Need to Know Today About the 2013 Myspace Hack Many Myspace users haven’t been on or used the site in several years, but that doesn’t meanold accounts are immune to a hack that occurred in 2013. In late May 2016, Myspace found the stolen information from the 2013 hack for sale on a digital hacker forum.