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04/12/2019

How can you tell if you are receiving substandard service from your IT support resource? How do you know if your current IT support person or team is doing what is necessary to secure your network from down-time, viruses,…

04/04/2019

The term manufacturing often triggers a thought of the 1913 introduction of Henry Ford’s assembly lines. This brought mass production, standardization, and reduction of production time to manufacturing everywhere. Thanks to this, production went up and prices could go…

03/28/2019

Whether we’re talking cyber security for your personal life or cyber security for business, we know how daunting it can be to figure out your best options. That challenge is largely the product of our digital life and how…

03/22/2019

Facebook announced today that during a “routine security review” in January they uncovered a huge security issue: Well over 200 million users’ passwords were being stored in a “readable format” – plaintext – within their data storage systems. That…

03/15/2019

Small and medium businesses are constantly under pressure to maximize their resources. In instances of damage or breakage, is it most cost effective to repair or replace hardware? It is so important to consider the contribution that the actual…

03/06/2019

Tech Tips from CoopSys – Episode 1: Avoid Tax Time Cyber Crime Tax season is upon us, which means tax time cyber crime is back with a vengeance! The deadline is approaching and about 90% of Americans will file…

03/01/2019

What is the best storage solution for your organization? IT managers and business leadership teams are faced with a range of choices that vary depending on the type of data being generated and retained. Many companies are offering end-to-end…

02/21/2019

Recognition for Excellence in Managed IT Services Hartford, CT, February 21, 2019 – Cooperative Systems, premier provider of IT services and support across Connecticut and Massachusetts, announced today that CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, has named Cooperative…

02/14/2019

IT security is more than your cybersecurity protections. Are you skipping past perhaps the most obvious form of security? Don’t open the door for data thieves! There’s a stereotype of computer hacking where someone types frantically for a few…

02/07/2019

Interested in learning how enabling IOT for manufacturing can benefit your operations? IOT, also known as the Internet of Things, is revolutionizing the way businesses across many industries operate. It helps them work smarter with efficiency. Access to data…

01/18/2019

Cooperative Systems joined the National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA) in the global efforts to support Data Privacy Day (DPD) by becoming a 2019 champion! This is an internationally recognized effort made each year on January 28. It is intended…

01/10/2019

Can you imagine if your team could get twice as much done in a single day? Technology can be so much more than just a distraction! It truly offers a world of useful tools and ways for helping to…

01/02/2019

Everybody deserves a break once in a while – no exceptions! After working hard day after day it is important and necessary. During the holidays or any time you or members of your team take some deserved time off,…

12/27/2018

2019 Best Places To Work In Connecticut We are extremely proud to announce that Cooperative Systems has officially been named a 2019 Best Place to Work in Connecticut by the Hartford Business Journal. This is the 6th year in…

12/21/2018

Companies who ignore the potential of blockchain for business optimization may fall behind the competition more quickly. Cryptocurrencies may have fixated everyone with their insane valuations that have hogged the limelight over the past few years, but as the…

12/12/2018

No business is immune to data breaches, whether big or small. We know we sound like a broken record on this one, but it’s true. We see the high-profile companies like Equifax and Uber experiencing massive cyber attacks often…

12/05/2018

Technology in your office that’s not secure is a sure gateway for nefarious hackers and unscrupulous technology-thieves. Your software, laptops, desktops, and other connected devices, when not protected and monitored, can do way more harm than good for your…

11/29/2018

We are seeing a huge, definitive shift toward more technology-driven businesses in the modern IT world we are coming into now. More and more businesses are bringing in cloud as a component of their operations strategy, using web capabilities,leveraging…

11/27/2018

As your business grows and you add workstations, connected devices, other network components it’s a slow fade to when IT issues become the norm as you start to experience performance issues with hardware or software. Let’s say you’re a…

11/20/2018

With hurricanes and snowstorms hitting communities along the east coast repeatedly, the last couple of years were some of the worst in history. Most times, the damage is irreconcilable. While it might seem trivial to think about cloud storage…