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Immedion’s CTO Talks the Current State of the Cloud – Part One

February 2020

As Immedion’s Vice President and CTO, Brad Alexander has been instrumental in the development, innovation and enhancement of the Immedion cloud platform, and has seen the evolution of cloud computing firsthand. We recently sat down with him to discuss the current state of the cloud. In part one of our two-part blog series, we talked about two of today’s most popular cloud trends: hybrid cloud and multi-cloud.

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Top IT Strategy Trends for 2020

January 2020

As we shift into this new year, IT decision makers work to put their 2020 IT strategy plans into action. According to Spiceworks 2020 State of IT Report, organizations will see another year of growth and opportunity for IT innovation as 44% of businesses planned to increase their IT budgets. We’ll uncover what will be the biggest drivers of technology investments in 2020 to keep you abreast on the most pressing infrastructure, software and service priorities for this year.

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DRaaS vs. Legacy DR

November 2019

Natural disaster, human error, the next nasty malware outbreak -- the dangers of downtime and data loss lurk around every corner. Add to that the fact that 24/7 uptime and accessibility has become a necessity for most businesses, this makes Disaster Recovery (DR) more crucial now than ever before. Because of these factors impacting today’s business environment and for its ease of use, many organizations have shifted their DR solution to Disaster-Recovery-as-a-Service (DRaaS). We’ll discuss the difference between a legacy DR solution and DRaaS to help you determine which approach is best for your business.

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Why Offsite Backups Are Critical

October 2019

As enterprise data collection continues to grow at an exponential rate, so does the associated risk for potential data loss. Your data is one of the most valuable assets of your business. You already know that backups are vital for its protection and retention, but don’t be fooled -- not all backup methods provide equal protection. If you are keeping all of your data in one location, you’re putting it at unnecessary risk. We’ll discuss the risks associated with onsite backups and why incorporating offsite backups can mean the difference between catastrophic loss and speedy recovery.

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7 Security Capabilities of a Next Gen Firewall

June 2019

With the constant hype around the cyberthreat landscape it’s understandable why people sometimes get overwhelmed deciding where to even begin in the attempt to improve their cybersecurity posture. We recommend starting with security efforts that will be the most impactful, and your firewall happens to be one of them. In fact, one of the top cybersecurity best practices is to ensure your firewall has Next Generation features. Next Generation Firewalls provide comprehensive threat protection and with features like an Intrusion Prevention System (IPS), web content filtering and anti-virus, their intelligence goes well beyond that of a standard firewall. We’ll explore Next Gen features and capabilities to give you a better understanding of what to look for in a Next Gen Firewall.

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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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