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IT support in Hartford and a historical perspective on Hartford area businesses

September 28, 2022
Hartford CT Business

Hartford Connecticut, as a medium sized city, has seen its share of changes in the business climate over the past few decades.   This article explores how technology has affected Hartford area businesses and what it means to have up-to-date IT support.  What did Hartford IT and Technology Support look like 20 years ago?   Around the…

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Cybersecurity IT Solutions for 2023

September 28, 2022

Cyberattacks continue to impact businesses like yours because of the levels of sophistication, and lack of awareness of how at risk you really are.  Many businesses we talk with still think that “it won’t happen to us because we’re protected”.   Wrong, wrong, wrong!  Here are some very humbling statistics (out of many) reported from various…

Cloud Solutions For Businesses

Cloud Solutions For Businesses – Which One is Right for My Business?

August 25, 2022

Have you ever wondered why the cloud is such a big deal? Ten years ago, if you mentioned the term “cloud computing”, the average person would have thought you were talking about the weather and would have given you a strange look. But did you know that cloud computing has been around since the 1950’s?…

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Cooperative Systems Ranks No. 4048 on the 2022 Inc. 5000 Annual List

August 25, 2022

WINDSOR, CT, USA, August 17, 2022 / — Cooperative Systems Ranks No. 4048 on the 2022 Inc. 5000 Annual List With Three-Year Revenue Growth of 119% Percent, Cooperative Systems Receives Ranking No. 4048 Among America’s Fastest-Growing Private Companies Today, Inc. revealed that Cooperative Systems is No. 4048 on its annual Inc. 5000 list, the most…

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Choose your MSP Wisely!

August 25, 2022

How To Choose Your MSP Wisely  You’ve finally decided after much research that your business needs an MSP. The search is getting more and more difficult, and you’re wondering after digging through local listings for a few days if you should just give up and hire an in-house expert. After considering how technology can shape…

Hartford Business owner researching MSP pricing

How are Managed IT Services Priced?

August 24, 2022

As a business owner, the idea of adding a big technology bill on top of your other operational costs makes it hard for you to fully commit to partnering with an MSP. Allocating your business’s IT growth and health to a managed services provider (MSP) will save long- term costs, but it can be hard…

business people discussing Managed Service Providers

What are Managed IT Services?

August 22, 2022

Why Your Business Needs Managed IT Services  As a business owner, you’re already working around the clock. Business expenses, growing pains, and operational management are already a lot to think about, but the backbone of your business model is what technology you use to make it all happen.  But what happens when it breaks?  Managed…

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Managed Services for Businesses 

August 15, 2022

Estimated Reading Time: 3 Minutes What do banks, credit unions, manufacturers, health care providers, retailers, and government agencies all have in common?  They all have technology issues and problems that need a solution.   Let me explain how managed services is a solution that addresses this problem.   Today, more than ever, companies are facing challenges and…

Office staff receiving Security Awareness Training

Your Staff Needs Security Awareness Training

July 13, 2022

Your business is already compromised by insider threats  You don’t need a computer science degree to know you don’t want your data leaked.   As modern technology emerges at a breakneck pace and skews the playing field, criminals are always one step ahead with complex, harder-to-detect cyber threats. However, even with their expertise, the chances of…

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What is the Dark Web?

July 6, 2022

We use the internet every day for a multitude of reasons — Email, social media, or even fact-checking something you said earlier in a conversation. Facebook, Twitter, and Google are popular websites we often find ourselves gravitating to whenever we’re bored, and with it, we assume we can see everything going on in the world.…

Cybersecurity for Financial Industries

June 29, 2022

Cybersecurity MUST be a top priority for the financial services industries.   Your data is always at risk of being exposed in a widespread company breach.  Banks, credit unions, and other financial institutions must work diligently to be prepared for the cyber threats of tomorrow, even as they become more advanced and complex. This includes meeting…

Buying New Equipment – Plan Ahead!

June 22, 2022

How long has it been since you’ve upgraded your business tech?   If your business is expanding, your need for reliable, up-to-date technology is too. Part of the growing pains you’ll encounter as you build a loyal customer base is the inevitable investment in the technology that makes it possible. Equipment, connectivity, and infrastructure optimized for…

Beware of These 3 Trending Social Engineering Scams

June 17, 2022

What is social engineering  As more businesses transition to remote work and operating from a cloud, threat actors have discovered the biggest weak point in their cybersecurity—the employees.   Social engineering is a tactic used by criminals designed to abuse human emotions such as empathy or fear to convince an unsuspecting victim to do any desired…