The 8 Failures of Digital Transformation, and How to Beat Them

Eric DykesDigital Transformation

Failures and solutions in digital transformation.

While businesses all over the world consider digital transformation as the way to help drive them forward, a range of issues quickly emerges. For those who make the jump outright, it quickly becomes clear that, if not done correctly, digital transformation can be the start of a disastrous string of failures that wastes time and resources and hurts a business … Read More

The 6 Biggest Questions Businesses Must Ask Before Digital Transformation

Eric DykesDigital Transformation

Asking questions before digital transformation.

The notion of staging a digital transformation has weighed heavily on a lot of businesses’ collective minds lately and with good reason. The move to digital operations brings with it a lot of great potential in everything from cost savings, to access, to new potential sources of revenue. Since there are also risks that come with that potential, however, some … Read More

Digital Transformation and the Mid-Market Business

Eric DykesDigital Transformation

Looking at digital transformation in mid-market operations.

Deloitte’s fifth midmarket survey reveals a significant shift toward technology-enabled transformation as more and more businesses pursue investments to improve customer engagement, protect digital data, and increase productivity. Digital transformation is now an endeavor mid-market businesses must explore if they want to stay relevant. It is not a new concept, and businesses who do not look into going digital will be left … Read More

The Security Risks of Digital Transformation

Eric DykesDigital Transformation

What security issues come with performing a digital transformation?

Digital transformation can bring potential cost savings, increase revenue growth, and improve customer experience for mid-market businesses. But, there are risks to digital transformation—most any process that involves a lot of change comes with a certain amount of risk—and perhaps the biggest risk is to a company’s security. Knowing what risks can come up allows digitally-transformed organizations to better protect against these risks and enjoy … Read More

Cyber Security Awareness Training: What You Need to Know

Andrew EdstromCyber Security

A closer look at cyber security awareness training.

Cyber security is a vital component of all our everyday operations. Being ready to protect your business against a host of potential threats in order to carry on with normal functions has never been so important. While many focus on interdicting threats and rebuilding after a threat has struck, there’s a comparatively ignored part of cyber security preparedness that more … Read More

Compliance in the Legal Industry

Andrew EdstromCyber Security

What can law firms do to ensure they are meeting compliance requirements?

How to make your law firm SOC 2 compliant with minimal headaches By Andrew Edstrom, Chief Information Security Officer For mid-sized law firms seeking to achieve compliance with the SOC 2, NIST, or ISO 27000 controls and other standards can surface some serious pain points. This is largely due to the lack of available tools that can display the state … Read More

Cyber Security Priorities for the Mid-Sized Business: Your Threats Are Often Unique

Andrew EdstromCyber Security

Cyber security priorities in mid-sized businesses.

The mid-sized business is a unique and often improperly appreciated animal in the business field. Its goals, concerns, and even threats are wholly different from those seen at the small business and enterprise levels. Too often, mid-sized businesses are lumped in with small businesses to be part of the SMB monolith, even when the mid-sized business faces much different issues from … Read More

Cloud Security: The Ins and Outs of This Powerful New Protection System

Andrew EdstromCloud, Security & Compliance

A closer look at cloud security.

Even just a few years ago, the notion that the cloud would ever be much more than an alternate storage vector for less-than-crucial data was almost outlandish. It didn’t take long, however, before new opportunities emerged, and provided users with a banquet of new possibilities to choose from. From cloud-based video to cloud-based voice service and far beyond, the cloud became … Read More

UTG: Turning IT Departments from Cost Centers to Growth Centers

United Technology GroupIT

What separates UTG from other MSPs?

Managed service providers (MSPs) can seem like a dime a dozen. There’s one around every corner, and it can be tricky for businesses to know which qualities to look for. Some look to distinguish themselves on price, or on the services offered, but UTG is out to distinguish itself down to its very DNA. We discovered, through our own growth, … Read More

DRaaS, Data Protection, and Cybersecurity for the Mid-Sized Business

Eric DykesBackup & Disaster Recovery

The link between DRaaS and mid-sized business.

The rapidly growing demand for data means businesses must engage in greater protection methods to keep data safe. Mid-sized businesses are especially ripe targets for hackers, as they don’t have the data protection capability of large corporations, but they also have more resources available to take than the small business. A new era of cybersecurity calls for both current understanding and an idea of … Read More