Data security is far and away the most important issue in business technology today. If you're a business leader tasked with developing a technology and security strategy, start with a security assessment. Security assessments can give you an in-depth look at your current network security measures and help you make informed decisions on how to move forward with your strategy. When security assessments are performed by a third party IT partner, you bring a fresh set of eyes and years of security experience into your building. That in itself can help shape your technology strategy. A security assessment can identify the next steps you need to take to firm up your security and maximize technology in your business.Read More
By now, it's abundantly clear: every business has to budget for technology. Save for a few unique or old fashioned business models, most companies today rely on technology for nearly everything. Technology accepts customer payment, it tracks hours, it keeps the payroll. It makes things easier for employees and customers alike. But, technology also moves (and changes) rapidly, making it exceedingly difficult to account for. There's high value attached to being able to budget accurately. If you find yourself asking, 'How do I budget for technology for my business?,' it's time you found some answers. Below are a few important aspects to keep in mind: flexibility, predictability, and scalability.
Here's why each of those aspects are important:Read More
Integrity's Learning and Collaboration Center (@ITSconnects) is a community resource that offers educational and networking opportunities that aren't easy to come by. Below is a run down of some select upcoming community education classes that you can book a seat in today! Integrity Connects brings courses with a wide range of topics to Illinois communities. It provides the business community with a place to gather and collaborate. It also provides the community-at-large with educational opportunities that can enrich all. Check out the courses below and if a topic interests you, consider booking a spot and adding it to your calendar. Learning should be a lifelong journey. Integrity Connects can help:Read More
Unless your business has been personally affected by a cyber security breach, it can feel like an abstract topic. Sure, you see it in the news, but it won't happen to you, your thinking goes. That's a dangerous mistake to make. The threat of cyber crime is growing and there are several angles that it needs to be examined from. Is your business safe? Is your network secure? Do you have a plan? Even if those questions don't feel relevant now, they can become hyper-relevant in a split-second.
Below are a handful of statistics that help tell the story of what the current cyber crime climate is like. Make sure you share them with your team:Read More
Companies across Illinois need to implement Cyber Security Awareness Training. Businesses share many challenges. Every business wants to keep costs low, keep efficiency high, and stay competitive in the market. But, there is another, less obvious, challenge that all companies share: the threat of cyber crime. Cyber crime is increasing, but the majority of businesses nationwide aren't responding appropriately. Without an increase in security measures, businesses are left vulnerable and become a prime target for criminals looking to steal data.Read More