What is a Disaster Recovery Plan? Here’s What to Know

Business owners should be thinking about disaster recovery for work continuity. Every business owner should have reliable backups for their business. A DRP (disaster recovery plan) should be in place for your business. Learn what a DRP is and how you can formulate one. What is a DRP? A DRP for your business is a well-structured, written plan that outlines how your business will start working again after a disaster. It is a part of your business continuity plan. It will include reliable backups, how you will restart work, and

How an IT Service Provider Can Simplify Budgeting

Do you find budgeting for IT challenging? If so, you aren’t alone. Here’s some tips to simplify your budget. While the IT budgeting process can be tricky for small businesses, it can be especially difficult for those trying to do it all by themselves. With so many aspects to consider, it can be tough to prioritize each and everything and still have funds left over for other crucial matters. One solution is to partner with an IT service provider like us. We can help you budget for all your IT

4 Common Technology Budgeting Mistakes

Do you have an IT Budget? If so, congratulations! You’re ensuring the success of your business. Budgeting for technology can be tricky. Threats persist and evolve as fast as technology changes. Avoid the most common budgeting mistakes to get the most bang for your buck! Here’s a list of the most common technology budgeting mistakes. Mistake #1: The cheapest option is always the best Your business technology shouldn’t be an afterthought. Investing in high-quality technology can significantly improve your bottom line. Excellent Reasons to Invest in High-Quality Technology 1️⃣ Streamlining

How to Budget for Your Business IT

Give yourself plenty of time to review your IT budget to ensure your business has the resources it needs to continue to grow and prosper in the coming year. Business now know technology cannot be an afterthought. You need to have a clear and well-defined Strategic Business IT Roadmap to reduce unanticipated technology issues that could cause trouble. IT BUDGET: Assess, Document and Plan As technology advances at a fast pace, routine technology refreshes become increasingly essential for any company hoping to stay successful. Rather than simply assuming you’ll need

Do You Have Insurance Coverage Blind Spots?

The answer is YES, there are often “blind spots” in your business insurance policies. Due to the high incidence of ransomware attacks last year, insurance premiums have increased as much as 40% and polices may have limitations to further protect the insurer. Mind the Gaps in Your Insurance Policy Recently, our Strategic Advisor in Evansville, IN gave us a few tips to better understand insurance policies. You should ask the following questions about your business’ Cyber Liability Insurance policy. Does my insurance coverage have sublimits? A sublimit is the maximum

How to Spot a Phishing Email

First, you must train yourself to spot the signs of a phishing email. Second, you must practice. Then, you can protect yourself and your company. STOP and ask yourself, am I expecting this email? When you are in a rush or on a phone email app, STOP and ask yourself, can this wait until later to check more closely? If it doesn’t seem quite right, or expected, question it. If it appears to be from a co-worker, don’t reply, call them to verify any requests. Phishing emails can look just

How Does Ransomware Work?

Ransomware is a major problem for companies around the globe. Did you know businesses lose about $8,500 per hour because of ransomware-induced downtime, according to Comparitech? The CISA reports that, even though agencies and governments remain vigilant to uphold data security, malicious actors continue to reinvent their ransomware tactics. According to KPMG, the Covid- 19 pandemic opened doors to a surge in ransomware as cyber criminals targeted the less fortified computer systems belonging to people working remotely. For a ransomware attack to be successful, it first needs to gain access

What is a Password Manager?

Today, nearly every adult and child has at least one password. Most have nearly 100! The statistics around password management are rather grim. The most commonly strategy is writing them down in a notebook (31%). Remembering passwords is also a popular technique reported by 26% of the participants. (NCA). The most startling stat is only 45% of adults would change a password after a breach. (Google). The reason is it is hard for people to create and manage their passwords using only their memory. It’s time to change your strategy

How to Use a Password Manager

First select a Password Manager – this blog shares some options. This example is using 1Password, but it’s a very similar process with all of them. It will show you the basics of how to use any password manager. You will need to download the application for your phone and your computer. You will also need to download it for all the browsers you use. It may be easiest to setup the account on a computer. You will start with a login username and password. Create a strong password by

The AME Group Completes MSP Verify Certification with SOC 2 Type 2 Audit

MSP Verify Program offers vendor agnostic certification for Cloud and Managed Services Practitioners Worldwide; Provides Quality Assurance, and Stamp of Reliability for Current, Potential Customers The AME Group today announced that it has successfully completed the MSPAlliance’s MSP Verify Program (MSPCV) certification and SOC 2 Type 2. The MSPCV is based on the 10 control objectives of the Unified Certification Standard for Cloud & MSPs (UCS) and is the oldest certification program for cloud computing and managed services providers. The AME Group’s SOC 2 Type 2 audit was based on