In the technology world, what does “moving to the cloud” really mean? Moving to the cloud refers to the process of shifting a company’s data and applications from on-site servers and physical hardware that you can see and touch to remote servers and virtualized resources accessible via the internet. Basically, it means transitioning from local,… Continue reading What Does “Moving to the Cloud” Really Mean?
Every week, we read and hear about data breaches and cybersecurity threats on the news. As technology continues to evolve, so do the methods used by cybercriminals to steal personal information and gain access to secure systems. One of the most effective ways to protect against such threats is utilizing multi-factor authentication (MFA). MFA provides… Continue reading Hackers Will Never Go Away, But We Can Frustrate Them with This Protocol
Working in the United States, when the FBI makes a security recommendation, you probably pay attention. Since February of 2020 (two years ago), the FBI has touted password phrases (aka passphrase) over passwords as more secure. Using long-formed phrases (aka content king) keeps hackers from figuring out your password – ranging from hours to more-than-your-lifespan.… Continue reading The new king of content is your password
Identity and Access Management (IAM), made popular through Microsoft security recommendations and expertise creating TLAs (three letter acronyms), allows a business to deliberately control their users’ digital identities and the privileges those identities have to business assets. Simplified: who has access to what within an organization. As an IT administrator, you may be asking, “do… Continue reading IAM ready to secure my business (basics)
Starting on October 1st, 2022, Microsoft will be removing the ability to connect into Office 365 using legacy authentication methods. This affects the native mail application on both iPhone and Android, as well as several other connection methods like printers, scanners, and line-of-business applications. Some folks aren’t comfortable with change, but this is a very… Continue reading Farewell basic authentication
IMS provides a variety of technology services to over two hundred (at the time of writing) businesses on the eastern sea board. From cloud services, to network-as-a-service, to help desk, and business continuity – we cover a large swath of technology needs for manufacturers, attorneys, accountants, logistics providers, local governments and municipalities, non-profits, and the… Continue reading Continuous feedback for continuous improvement