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With people, processes and procedures, we can do the impossible every day.

7:00 PM Friday Night:

I received a call at about 7 PM on Friday night. The client wanted a new provider and invited us to come present services with/against other providers at 6 AM on Saturday morning.

5:45 AM Saturday morning:

While unloading for the presentation. I decided two things;

  1. I would present first;
  2. I would win.

After-all, fortune favours the bold.

6:35 AM Saturday morning:

I was finished explaining why I believe we're the only option. Wish I could tell you what the other guys said in their presentations, but I stepped out to get breakfast. Before I left, I explained our approach and price would not be impacted by anything the others would present.

9:30 AM Saturday morning:

I received another call that a decision had been made and I should return to their office. By now the other providers were familiar with each other and planning on how to work together to take care of their clients. I'm genuinely happy these companies were able to find each-other and combine...

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Advisory: Office 365 Password Spraying

What is it?

Password spraying is a type of brute-force attack in which a malicious actor uses a single password against targeted user accounts before moving on to attempt a second password, and so on. This technique allows the actor to remain undetected by avoiding rapid or frequent account lockouts.

See: https://attack.mitre.org/techniques/T1110/

Why are we posting this?

Yesterday we identified thousands, yes thousands of attempts to access unique client Office 365 accounts from Eastern Europe and Asia. Upon identification of IP's we notified Microsoft.

There were and still are no signs of access and/or compromise, but we continue to monitor all logs.

What should you do?

Secure your systems, or have that conversation with us to help secure your systems.

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It’s O.K. We’re probably more expensive.

Let's face it, when it comes to fast, cheap and good, you can only pick two.

Nothing in life is free, not even those free assessments, vCIO and QBR services you're offered.
Because the foot got in the door and you were sold an incomplete experience.

What does free mean to you?

  • Is free, nothing?
  • Is free, zero?
  • Is free, no value?

If it’s any of the preceding I promise you, nothing we offer is ever free, not even the coffee cup we gave you during setup.

We've been doing the I.T. thing for a long time and have always been more expensive than most, yes I just said we're more expensive and it's OK. That is because we understand there is a cost to expend resources on innovation and having a future forward outlook. How else can we be the tip of the spear for our clients.

It takes resources to keep the lights on, continue research and testing on products in our quiver or those we're considering to add, have our people working in the background for you and also answering...

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Stop taking advice!

While it's helpful to learn from the mistakes of others, it's those you aspire to be like you should listen to. These are the ones that found their way to the mountain top and endure the everyday battles to stay there. 

If they haven't accomplished what you want to do, stop taking their advice.

Where am I going with this? You buy solutions all the time that are meant to deal with an issue you have, I'm willing to bet that when those solutions don't work, it's because the company that sold it to you does not use it in their own business processes. The easy answer most companies will have is, "we use another product we sell." My answer to that is, why aren't you selling me that product?

If you buy (I know the trendy word to use the word "invest" with our clients, but we have a business relationship with a series of business transactions) a solution from us, we use it unless it was specifically made for your industry. But when it comes to security and workflow, chances are...

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Seeking Peace of Mind?

That is a pretty heavy question and everyone has a different answer. To be of service to all of our clients we've put together a list of questions below to help you understand what peace of mind could be for you, is it;

  • Having the time to focus on your business?
  • Knowing exactly what's covered in your IT agreement?
  • Having your software updated when needed?
  • Having a fixed price that scales with you?
  • Clarity in what has been done and what is to be done?
  • Having access to a technical bench to take care of your needs?
  • Having your IT problems dealt with before they become an issue?
  • Having your systems secured?
  • Not having to worry about Network Hardware failure?
  • Minimizing the number of IT vendors you have or have to deal with?
  • Knowing your IT systems will work when they have to?

If any the above resonates with you, then Peace of Mind for you may be our Expertly Managed Subscription.

What is our Expertly Managed Subscription?

At its very basic premise, our Expertly Managed Subscription...

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