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Managed SIEM: a Critical Component of Your Security Solution

May 2019

Cyberattacks are constantly evolving, finding new and more complex ways to avoid detection and exploit your network. Whether your business is large or small, it is critical to have a security solution in place that not only prevents attacks, but also helps you discover threats and recover from any attacks that do occur. That being said, security solutions can often be expensive and require expertise that most organizations are not able to afford. Not to mention, implementing, managing and monitoring security technologies in-house can be a headache – that’s why many organizations choose to outsource to a Managed Services Provider (MSP) that offers security services instead.

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3 Elements of a Complete IT Security Strategy

April 2019

Today’s cybercriminals are turning toward more sophisticated money-making tactics like cryptomining and spear phishing -- even ransomware attacks have become more focused and targeted toward specific industries. Thanks to this constantly evolving threat landscape, cyberattacks are harder to identify and easier to fall prey to than ever before, making it difficult for businesses to protect and defend their network, devices and data.

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Industry Specific Solutions for Managed Services

March 2019

Our industry-specific IT solutions keep your business a step ahead of the game by fostering increased productivity, better time management, and improved quality of work. We know how tough it is to get the right IT services but it shouldn’t be. Other IT companies provide generic services that just don’t give your business the push it needs. At Immedion, we create unique IT plans for each of our clients, ensuring they get the right services and solutions to work in their industry easier and more effectively.

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What to Look for During Your Search for a Managed Services Provider

March 2019

Is your organization outgrowing its in-house IT solution? Whether your business is large or small, your focus should be on your business rather than on the business of IT. If it seems like things are operating the other way around, it’s probably time to start your search for a Managed Services Provider (MSP). Outsourcing to an MSP will ultimately help your business grow and operate at its full potential so it is important that whoever you choose is not just a provider, but your true partner in IT. How do you ensure that you’re making the right choice? Here are some key factors to consider along your search for an MSP partner.

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3 IT Management Pains and How to Solve Them

February 2019

Filling the role of IT Manager can be a major pain. Today’s IT leaders are expected to accomplish more while working with less, plus their IT team must juggle keeping an entire business’s daily operations afloat while accomplishing the strategic initiatives that demonstrate the team’s value to the company. It can be exhausting to deal with the daily nuances of an IT leadership role, but we have a remedy – read on to find out how outsourcing to a Managed Services provider can solve some of your biggest headaches.

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Don't Let your IT Infrastructure Spoil a Successful 2019

January 2019

It’s time to embrace the clean slate that comes with the new year and say goodbye to procedures and tendencies that aren’t exactly best practice for ensuring smooth IT operations. Any organization can have performance issues if they fail to properly invest in and support their infrastructure, so now is the time to review your IT infrastructure strategy for any gaps and to initiate a plan to mend those missing pieces. For optimal performance and availability of your systems – and to start 2019 off on the right foot – make sure your strategy covers all of these bases:

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A Look Into IT Trends for 2019

November 2018

As 2018 comes to a close, IT decision makers are looking to allocate their 2019 IT resources to drive digital transformation, increase efficiency and protect against future security threats. According to Spiceworks State of IT Budgets report, 89% of companies expect their IT budgets to grow or stay steady in 2019. With these steady resources, we can expect to see some changes in IT trends in the coming months. We’ve broken down spending priorities for 2019 as compared to 2018 and which emerging tech trends are on the rise in the coming year.

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Leveraging the Cloud to Grow and Transform your Business

November 2018

For so many years the word “cloud” was a buzzword. When you heard mentions of moving to the cloud, it was something that only bigger companies did, but that is no longer the case today. According to a Microsoft SMB study, 78 percent of small businesses will adopt cloud computing by 2020. Organizations continue to adopt cloud computing for two factors: growth and scalability. If growing your business and implementing strategies that allow it to scale is crucial to you, consider moving to the cloud to gain efficiency and achieve long-term success.

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Time to Refresh your Traditional Firewall with Next Gen Firewall

October 2018

Over the past decade, we have seen attack threat vectors change, the introduction of new vulnerabilities and methods of access become increasingly sophisticated. If your business is sitting on old firewall technology, it may be putting your organization’s security at risk. The typical refresh period for firewalls is approximately five years. That said, if your organization hasn’t refreshed within the last five to ten years, it is time to make that change.

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IT Readiness in the Aftermath of Disaster

September 2018

In the aftermath of Hurricane Florence, we have once again seen firsthand the unfortunate damage that heavy winds, storm surge and flooding from disastrous storms can cause. Before the storm, emergency management organizations throughout the affected area made plans and evacuated homes and businesses in preparation for landfall.

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