Infrastructure Blog

Steps to implementing a proactive cybersecurity strategy

Despite the large number of cybersecurity incidents being reported every day, many businesses still fail to put adequate cybersecurity measures in place to keep their data and operations secure. If you’re looking to beef up your company’s cyber defenses, consider a proactive cybersecurity strategy. Learn what proactive cybersecurity is and how it can help protect […]

Is it beneficial for employers to track employees’ online activities?

The COVID-19 pandemic pushed many businesses to embrace a work from home setup. However, one of the challenges managers faced was checking the productivity of each employee. Monitoring employees online is a good way of tracking the productivity of a remote workforce. Keep reading to learn more about employee monitoring. What is employee monitoring? Employee […]

Microsoft 365: Which plan is best for your business?

Are you having a hard time choosing which Microsoft 365 plan is right for your business? You are not alone. Many business owners often find it perplexing to choose the ideal plan because of the wide variety of features available. Here’s an overview of the different Microsoft 365 plans to help you decide. Microsoft 365 […]

Why two-factor and two-step authentication matter

Two-factor authentication and two-step authentication are both vital for data security. But what’s the difference between them? Is one authentication process better than the other for your business? In this blog post, we will break down the differences between two-factor authentication and two-step authentication to help you decide which is more suitable for your needs. […]

How to pick the best cloud service model for your business

There is an overwhelming number of cloud computing services today, so how should you go about selecting the right one for your business? In this blog post, we will discuss the different types of cloud computing service models, their benefits, and some factors to consider when choosing one for your business. 1. Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) SaaS […]

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 your business needs an IT security audit

Over the years, the online business landscape has evolved due to rapid advances in computer technology and the introduction of cloud-based resources that have provided organizations with a viable IT environment to help them manage online operations efficiently. However, as companies build their online infrastructure, they open themselves up to various cyberthreats that can adversely […]

6 Features to consider when choosing a Wi-Fi router

Are you in the market for a new Wi-Fi router? If so, there are some features that you need to keep in mind before making your purchase. Not all routers are created equal, and each one has its own set of benefits and drawbacks. In this blog post, we will discuss some of the most […]

Microsoft Office Delve is useful for SMBs

Microsoft 365 is a cloud-based productivity suite used by many small- and medium-sized businesses (SMBs). It comes in a wide variety of subscription plans, making it a popular choice for businesses. However, users have expressed some security concerns about storing and accessing data on this platform. Microsoft addresses this issue with Office Delve. What is […]

Is your web browser safe?

Web browsers are your gateway to the internet, which is why you should be concerned about how they store and transmit sensitive data. And as cybercrimes become prevalent, you need a browser packed with reliable security features to ensure safe and secure browsing. Read on to learn which are the safest web browsers to use. […]