Infrastructure Blog

Top tips when selecting an MSP for your business

Technology underpins nearly every aspect of modern business processes. Managing it, however, can be complex and tedious. This is where managed IT services providers (MSPs) can help. Whether your company needs software solutions, network infrastructure management services, or cloud technology, MSPs can provide all this and more. MSPs defined MSPs are companies composed of specialists […]

How to keep your email account safe

Many businesses use email to send and receive sensitive information, making it an attractive target for cyberattacks. To reduce your exposure to cyberthreats, implement the following email security measures. Use separate email accounts Most people use a single email account for all their online tasks. As a result, all information from websites, newsletters, shopping deals, […]

A Proven Method To Secure Your Business’s Network

People don’t usually think about small businesses when discussing cyber security. The media covers breaches in governmental and big-business security in excess. These entities usually have lucrative targets that attract the attention of hackers but are often backed up with an extremely protective network security system that’s difficult to crack. When hackers can’t break the […]

Tips for keeping company mobile devices secure

Cybersecurity has long been paramount for businesses that utilize digital solutions, but it’s even more essential for today’s distributed workforces. As cloud and mobile technologies continue to prove their value, it’s important that you take proactive steps to manage and protect company mobile devices. Here’s what you should do. Ensure mobile OS is up to […]

Microsoft 365 is now better poised for hybridity

To address the challenges of the post-pandemic workplace, Microsoft has added several new features in Microsoft 365 that are aimed to improve the productivity of hybrid workers. Here are some of the new M365 updates you should be excited about. Work seamlessly with Windows 365 Windows 365 is a cloud service that allows users to […]

Nifty Gmail hacks to boost your productivity

Gmail is the most popular email service today, and with good reason. It has one of the most customizable interfaces and a trove of time-saving and productivity-enhancing features. There’s plenty you can do to optimize your Gmail inbox; here are a few of them. Undo Send In the fast-paced world of business, mistakes happen. And […]

Here’s why your SMB needs a business continuity plan

A variety of untoward events can disrupt the operations of small- to medium-sized businesses (SMBs), including natural disasters or cyberattacks. These incidents can cause SMBS to lose revenue, or in some extreme cases, close permanently. Fortunately, having a concrete business continuity plan (BCP) in place will help your business recover quickly after a disaster. What […]

It’s time to rethink your password strategy

In 2003, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) stated that strong passwords should consist of upper- and lowercase letters, numbers, and symbols. However, the institute has now reversed its stance. Find out why and learn what their new recommendations are. The problem The issue isn’t that the NIST advised people to create easy-to-crack […]

Infrastructure Systems Planning & Operations Management Checklist

As a business leader or IT manager, I do not have to tell you about the impact of the Pandemic on your organization’s best laid plans last year. Going into 2022 it is even more important explore all your options related to your infrastructure and systems. At Affiliated we have been helping our clients refocus on […]

Why you should update your firmware

These days, cyberattacks are inevitable for any and all businesses, regardless of size or sector. Businesses that use computers with outdated firmware are particularly vulnerable to an attack and all the security risks associated with it. What is firmware? Firmware is a basic type of software that is embedded into every hardware component in computers, […]