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Business Continuity

04/30/2020

Companies that previously laughed at the idea of working from home are now desperately wondering how to keep themselves and their employees productive during the realities of work-from-home-life. It’s become clear that remote working policies should be covered by…

04/30/2020

A large part of preparing for the current coronavirus crisis is having a plan in the event that most or all of your employees need to stay at home or self-isolate. This is a great time to draw up…

04/30/2020

Working from home is the new normal for a lot of workers in the US, and around the world. There has been much debate about working from home and whether or not it’s a productivity boost or productivity drain….

04/30/2020

Many companies are implementing mandatory or voluntary working from home procedures, some never having done this before, during the current coronavirus crisis. These work from home situations might make you and your staff feel less productive and less visible…

04/30/2020

The once skeptical manager on whether working remote would benefit (or hurt) their company, need not be skeptical any longer. We’re all being forced to consider working from home, like being shoved in the small of the back into…

11/11/2019

Ransomware holds its spot at the top of the list of malware threats year after year for good reason: It is a highly profitable and effective attack vector for cyber criminals. In order to figure out how to survive…

10/03/2019

When you think about the current state of workplaces you know versus what you have seen in the past, it is not hard to make some guesses about why modern workplaces use Office365. As we have explained in previous…

05/22/2019

Tech Tips from CoopSys – Episode 3: Is the cloud right for your business? In this episode of Tech Tips from CoopSys, we explore a hot topic in the world of business IT: The cloud. So many small and…

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…

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…

01/02/2019

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,…

12/05/2018

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…

11/20/2018

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…

10/02/2018

Do you know every web application your employees are using? There is a high probability that your workforce is utilizing many devices and applications without explicit approval. Collectively, these programs and devices are called Shadow IT. Shadow IT is…

07/10/2018

Ransomware attacks are a serious threat to any size business. For a small business, a ransomware attack can even result in the company going out of business. Last year, ransomware was found to be the most prevalent form of…

05/31/2018

The role of business IT and technology has grown exponentially. As more business functions are created, business processes are developed and business data is gathered, business security threats have become more prevalent, more complex, and tougher to fight against….

04/05/2018

National Small Business Week is April 29 to May 5! According to the United States Small Business Administration, “More than half of Americans either own or work for a small business, and they create about two out of every…

03/08/2018

Small and medium-sized business owners must take every precaution against cyberattacks, and being that March 31 is World Backup Day 2018 it is the perfect time to assess the cybersecurity tools in your arsenal. In the current high-threat environment,…

01/08/2018

January 28 was Data Privacy Day in 2018, which meant the start of a new year – What better time for implementing resolutions and fresh starts?! If you resolved to be more vigilant this year by putting a high…

09/09/2016

If you have IT supporting your operations, it is absolutely important to take care of it and keep it current. There are not only concerns as it relates to product support and functionality, but security risks can exponentially rise…