What Exactly Do We Mean by “Managed” Services?

What Exactly Do We Mean by “Managed” Services?
Managed services – what are they? The short answer, other people managing the IT systems that you rely on every day to be productive and accomplish your tasks. In essence, they are a freedom from dealing with the troublesome and time-consuming parts of leveraging technology. You may have heard this much about managed services before, but have never been given a deeper understanding of what they entail. That is precisely what we aim to accomplish below.Giving...

Latest Ransomware Attack is Brutal Reminder of Cyber Security Importance

Latest Ransomware Attack is Brutal Reminder of Cyber Security Importance
A new malware swept across the globe Tuesday, incorporating facets of many ransomwares that have made headlines recently. While it originally appeared to be a variant of the Petya ransomware, it has been determined that it shares more in common with WannaCry. However, “NotPetya,” as it has been named, has a few additional features that experts say make it worse than either of its predecessors. Why NotPetya Isn’t Really a RansomwareThe first clue...

ALERT: Massive Ransomware Attack is the Biggest Ever

ALERT: Massive Ransomware Attack is the Biggest Ever
Run your Windows Updates and be very skeptical about opening unsolicited emails. Failure to do so may result in a very dangerous strain of ransomware that could infect your entire network and spread to your clients, partners, and prospects. Microsoft has even released patches for some older, unsupported versions of Windows to combat the threat that infected PCs all over the world over the weekend. What’s Going On?A ransomware worm variant dubbed...

It’s a Boy!

It’s a Boy!
It’s a BOY! We are excited to announce that the IBT family continues to grow! CONGRATULATIONS to Marcus Lyle and his family who welcomed baby Nolan into the world on March 23, 2017! Nolan Lyle was born at 9:25 in the morning, weighed 7lbs 9oz and was 20.75″ long.

Why Multi-Factor Authentication is Way Better Than Passwords

Why Multi-Factor Authentication is Way Better Than Passwords
Time hasn’t been kind to the password. It’s continuously put down as one of the least secure methods of protecting systems. It’s not due to any fault of the password, though. People just have a hard time remembering long and complex passwords. To aid in security, it’s recommended that you use some sort of multi-factor authentication. While some users prefer easy SMS message two-factor authentication, there are actually many different types...

Why Managed IT is WAY Better Than Break-Fix IT

Why Managed IT is WAY Better Than Break-Fix IT
Every organization has mission-critical systems that they rely on in order to function, and the IT technician is responsible for keeping them running. Modern technology and best practices have given rise to a new way of managing business technology, one that knocks the traditional break-fix IT out of the water. Managed IT services are changing the way that businesses handle their technology. Here’s a compact list of the disadvantages of break-fix IT,...