Friday, February 24, 2017

IT Maturity Model | Where Does Your Business Fit?

IT Maturity

More and more businesses are turning to a managed service provider for their business. The main driving force behind this was that of security and compliance. In fact, 38% of all companies ended up making the switch to an IT management firm because of the difference in security. 
Approximately, 33% of business owners with 100+ employees and 28% of companies with less than 100 employees ended up making the switch to a managed service provider because of the cost savings involved.
There are essentially two main types of categories that businesses fall into when it comes to IT Providers, where does your business fall?

Friday, February 10, 2017

IRS Warns of W-2 Email Phishing Scam

W-2 Phishing Scam

The IRS, state tax agencies and the tax industry issued an urgent alert today to all employers that the Form W-2 email phishing scam has evolved beyond the corporate world and is spreading to other sectors, including school districts, tribal organizations and nonprofits.

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Advantages of Good Documentation

Good Documentation

People, Process, and Technology
It is well known we need great, inspired people in order to lead in a highly competitive business climate. More than ever before, businesses are now embracing the synergy of the technology ecosystem. IT infrastructure, IT support, business applications, tools, etc. need to be on the leading edge in order to become competitive.

Friday, January 13, 2017

Create Strong Passwords

Create Strong Passwords

Getting back to work after the holidays can be tough, especially if your password expired while you were away. As access to your company network or mobile devices becomes more common, your password requirements to log into networks or applications will be more stringent. Requiring stronger passwords that need to be changed more often. Strong passwords are generally longer, include different types of characters and are as random as possible to make it harder for outside sources to guess passwords. This also makes passwords more difficult to remember, especially if you need to change it every few months.
Here are some differences between strong and weak passwords:

Monday, December 19, 2016

Benefits of Using a Managed IT Services Partner

IT Services Partner

By selecting a managed services partner you gain access to industry leading advice. Partnering with Viyu ensures that all your core network components are supported and proactively maintained. Outsourcing your IT requirements to Viyu will help you stay focused on your core business needs.

Friday, December 2, 2016

IT Considerations for Start-Ups

IT Startup Considerations

As a business leader you will manage various contexts and environments, with multiple concurrent challenges to address. Challenges are opportunities to learn but what challenges do you take on yourself and when to partner with a managed service provider.

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

How to Reduce Cyber Security Risks with the Use of Employee Training

Cyber Security Richardson TX

You might have an outstanding cyber security plan in your business, but if your employees do not understand how to follow that plan, it is essentially worthless. Therefore, it’s extremely important that all of your company’s employees be trained in how they can protect your business’s systems from cyber-attacks.

Here are a few steps to set up a quality employee cyber security training program: