IT Support vs. Managed Services: What’s the Difference?
As a leader, you’ve probably asked yourself if your company’s IT support services are still enough. Your data and communication needs keep changing, and you may have run into issues that your current IT team didn’t solve fast enough. No matter what kind of organization you work for, you likely need some kind of IT-related […]
Cloud vs. Data Center Security: Which Option Makes Sense For Your Organization?
Deciding how and where to store your company’s data can be hard. Many tech companies, government contractors, manufacturers, and healthcare organizations deal with a lot of sensitive information. If you choose the wrong storage option, you may end up dealing with more frequent data breaches or access problems. The IT trend over recent years has […]
How to Protect Your Company From a Ransomware Data Breach
Ransomware attacks have become one of the most common ways cyber criminals profit from stealing your data. According to the most recent Sophos State of Ransomware report, 66% of surveyed mid-sized organizations across 31 countries were hit by ransomware in the previous year, up from 37% in 2020. These attacks are likely to continue growing […]
5 Things You Need to Know About CMMC As a DoD Contractor
If you perform contract work with the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD), you know you need to meet certain cybersecurity standards. As security threats change and increase, these standards change too. Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) is the new standard of compliance that should be on your radar. You may not need to be fully […]
How to Ensure Your Organization’s Cybersecurity Strategy is Up to Date
Cyberattacks are on the rise. Unfortunately, many small businesses don’t have the budget to hire full-time cybersecurity experts or consultants to help keep their data safe. But without a strong cybersecurity strategy, it’s a lot easier for hackers to compromise your company’s security measures and either take your intellectual property or kidnap it for an […]
MSP vs. MSSP: What’s the Difference?
There are a lot of names thrown around in IT service management (ITSM) and cybersecurity. It’s easy to get lost in all of them, especially if you’re new to this part of the IT sector. Two common terms in our industry are managed service provider (MSP) and managed security service provider (MSSP). These are both […]
5 Reasons Why Your MSP Really Needs a Data Center
For many businesses, Managed Service Providers (MSPs) are the go-to source for IT support, infrastructure, and cloud services. They help you maintain reliable, secure access to important data. You may wonder if you really need your MSP to have a data center, though. When an MSP has a data center, customers like you get more […]
Why Direct Internet Access (DIA) May Be the Perfect Solution for Your Business
For most small and medium-size businesses, leased lines are the gold standard when it comes to Internet access. But there are some problems with that setup, especially for smaller companies that want to start small and scale up in the future. If your company has just five people but it’s going to grow to 10, […]
The Complete Guide to Simple Helix’s Connectivity Services
Poor connectivity makes everything harder. When your business is dealing with slow data processing, sluggish connection times, and frequent downtime, everything you do takes that much longer. The right connectivity solution can help your business do its work much more efficiently. Between Direct Internet Access, Point-to-Point, and Cross-Connect solutions, you can create a network that […]
Managed IT Services: Find the Best Options For Your Organization
Every company needs functional IT support to succeed today, but there are several ways to get that support. For many companies, it’s tough to decide whether to hire in-house staff or use a managed IT services provider. The right IT service management option for your organization depends on your business requirements, company, size, budget, and […]