Phishing: Don’t Get Hooked!

“Gone fishin.” It’s easy to let your mind wander as winter turns to spring and the sun extends that perfect invitation to get out of the office and forget about life for a while. And then you glance back at your computer screen. “Gone phishing.” Your spam folder is filled with get rich quick schemes,…

Best IT Blogs 2018: Must-Read Resources for CIOs, IT & Security Pros

Information Technology.  Sometimes we get so focused on the bits and bytes side of the equation we forget about the information part.  When it comes right down to it, IT is all about using technology to inform, to communicate, to make the business of doing business easier and more understandable. That’s why we compiled this…

Pay Attention to Petya

The IT world is reeling again as the latest blast of ransomware is sweeping the globe. “Petya” or “NotPetya” (there’s some disagreement) appears to be similar to the “WannaCry” worm we dealt with a couple of months ago but this, it appears, is more aggressive. According to Forbes.com, government-run IT networks in the Ukraine (including radiation…

Best IT Podcasts 2018: 50 Informative (and Entertaining) Shows for IT Pros

If you’re anything like us, people are always making suggestions on what to read, what to buy, or what to listen to during all that downtime in your schedule.  Yah right.  Downtime is that other word for your daily commute or maybe the few minutes between brushing your teeth and that morning cup of coffee.…

Some “WannaCry” Words from our CEO

On Friday May 12th a dangerous ransomware worm, nicknamed “WannaCry,” spread quickly through the Internet. It exploited a recently discovered vulnerability in Microsoft Windows and, despite the fact that Microsoft had issued patches to protect against it last March, many healthcare institutions, banks, government agencies, schools, and businesses around the world had unpatched systems that…

Top 5 IT Trends for 2017: VertitechIT Experts Look into the IT Crystal Ball

What’s hot, what’s not, and what never will be?  The Kardashians may be the barometer for teenage fashion trends, Apple may set the bar on things like wearable gadgets, and festivals like SXSW may determine what you will be listening to for the next twelve months.  But where are things going in the exciting world…

Putting Together a Hybrid Cloud Strategy: Challenges & Common Mistakes

Considering a hybrid cloud IT strategy? It’s a little like deciding where to park your car.   Is the garage in a safe neighborhood?  Are there multiple layers of security, besides just a guard dog behind a chain link fence? Do you drive it in yourself, or are you required to turn the keys over to…