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5 Reasons Why Manufacturers Need Cyber Insurance

The AME Group collaborated with Evolve for a panel discussion on Cyber Liability Insurance for Manufacturing. Here what Jack Bowden with Evolve MGA says are the reasons manufacturers need cyber insurance. EXTORTION Your security is only as strong as the training of your employees. All it takes is one employee clicking on what appears to be an innocent link, but it’s actually malware. In seconds, your data is encrypted. Next, a hacker will contact you asking for a ransom ranging from a few thousand dollars to millions to decrypt the

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THE AME GROUP Named to MSSP Alert’s Top 250 MSSPs List for 2021

Fifth-Annual List Honors Leading MSSP, MDR and SOCaaS Cybersecurity Companies Worldwide September 16, 2021: MSSP Alert, published by After Nines Inc., has named The AME Group to the Top 250 MSSPs (Managed Security Service Provider) list for 2021 (http://www.msspalert.com/top250).  The list and research identify and honor the top MSSPs, managed detection and response (MDR) and Security Operations Center as a Service (SOCaaS) providers worldwide. The rankings are based on MSSP Alert’s 2021 readership survey combined with the digital media site’s global editorial coverage of managed security services providers. The fifth-annual

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When is it time to replace your ERP system?

Your ERP system is at the heart of your business and nobody looks forward to a heart transplant. Yet, if the system is not supporting the needs of the business, limits your flexibility or inhibits customer service, a replacement is called for.ERP system replacement is a major business decision, and a major commitment of time and resources, so there has to be good reason to even consider it. So, how do you know when it’s the right time to change to a new ERP system? Your system does not support

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Let Us Tackle Your Tech

Let Us Tackle Your Tech, So You Can Focus on Your Business You have a lot to juggle. Everyone looks to you for answers, instruction, and direction. It’s hard to carve out time in your schedule for what YOU want to do and for growth strategy implementation.Every business leader faces time constraints. It can feel like you’re a rubber band stretched to the breaking point.So, maybe you’re thinking about tasks to delegate to free time for you to work ON your business instead of IN your business. Our team of

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How The AME Group’s people work together to secure its clients

The AME Security Team presents to our company related news and updates. This week features an internal story about how we come together to improve our existing security controls.  It is challenging to keep up with the steady stream of news about security breaches and threats.  Like many companies, The AME Group has teams across locations and working remotely.  We connect via Microsoft Teams and work collaboratively most often in digital and virtual forms. This past week, the President of AME saw an article on LinkedIn. He sent it via

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6 Key Reasons Why You Need a Disaster Recovery Plan

We don’t live in a utopia. Disasters happen. That’s why business owners take measures such as buying insurance to minimize the effects of disasters. While an insurance policy can protect your business against numerous disasters, it won’t protect it against data loss. That’s why whether your business is large or small, it needs a disaster recovery plan to safeguard data. That said, here are six key reasons why your business needs a disaster recovery plan: 1. Security Threats While you may take various internal measures to protect your business’s data,

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Benefits of a Third-Party Audit

It is more important than ever to choose an experienced managed IT services provider. Because technology has become more complex and critical to your business, it demands expertise, and verification by third-party audit.  We perform various IT and security audits for our clients. Some audits improve the functionality, productivity and investment of their technology. Other audits assist businesses in achieving regulatory compliance and optimal cybersecurity. The health of your technology and security is as important as your financial health. Would you hesitate to perform third-party financial audits? Businesses lose millions

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5 Small Business Technology Solutions That You Should Have

Technology has become an indispensable part of most business operations. It continues to bridge the gap between small enterprises and large corporations by leveling the playing field. Executives can now increase productivity, improve their customer interactions, and propel their revenue growth through streamlined marketing tools. New business technology solutions are coming up each year that can give your small enterprise an edge in the market. Here are five key IT solutions that you should have and how they can transform your business. 1. Migration to Cloud Storage The ‘Data Age

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The AME Group Completes MSP Verify Certification with SOC 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 July 2, 2021 – The AME Group today announced that it has successfully completed the MSPAlliance’s MSP Verify Program (MSPCV) certification and SOC 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 audit was based on

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5 Digital Tools SMEs Need to Remain Competitive in the New Decade

After the pandemic, most organizations have been using virtual tools for different aspects of their operations. Most SMEs will need support and business technology solutions to streamline their projects. Here are some tools entrepreneurs may require to remain efficient and competitive. 1. Tools for Collaboration and Teamwork When it comes to technical support for businesses, one of the essential tools facilitates collaboration. Teamwork is amongst the most sought-after soft skills in the 21st-century workplace. There has been an increase in the utilization of teleconferencing software applications like Skype and Zoom.