Cybersecurity threats are continuing to evolve, leaving everyone vulnerable. According to Security Magazine, there are over 2,200 cyberattacks each day. That equates to nearly one cyberattack every 39 seconds. And with worldwide cybercrime costs estimated to reach $10.5 trillion annually by 2025, mastering endpoint monitoring has become paramount for organizations seeking to fortify their digital […]
Read More »What is Colocation in a Data Center? In today’s digital landscape, the need for businesses to have reliable, secure, and scalable infrastructure to support their operations cannot be understated. This is where colocation, a fundamental data management solution, comes into play. Colocation, sometimes called “colo,” is a solution where organizations house their servers and IT […]
Read More »Finding the right software solution can be a game-changer in the fast-paced business world. The decision to go with custom software development or to buy an out-of-the-box solution is a crucial one that can significantly impact your company’s efficiency, growth, and bottom line. While both options have their merits, this blog aims to shed light […]
Read More »A recent alert from the FBI warns individuals of potential threats while using free public charging stations. Apparently, hijackers have infected public chargers with various malware; malware is a software that can give hackers access to your devices, including phones, tablets, or computers. In 2021, the Federal Communications Commission warned the public about “juice jacking”; […]
Read More »While not many people have heard of this upcoming trend, smart cities create growth and development opportunities through the collection of data. To improve operational efficiency, a smart city uses information and communication technology (ICT); this improves quality of government service, citizen welfare, and allows information to be seamlessly shared with the public. The primary […]
Read More »Imagine having the capability to combine components of customer relationship management (CRM) and enterprise resource planning (ERP), along with productivity applications and artificial intelligence tools. This service is called Microsoft Dynamics 365 and is offered here at Sierra Experts. Dynamics 365 aligns with Sierra Experts’ approach to streamlined solutions that make our customers’ lives easier! […]
Read More »Imagine the possibility of having a virtual computer, also known as a virtual machine (VM), inside an actual computer performing the same tasks at the same time. This is precisely what the powerful tool of virtualization permits its user to do on both the enterprise and consumer side. The most common form of virtualization is […]
Read More »It’s been over 2 years since the pandemic led to remote and hybrid teaching. Many teachers have sharpened their tech skills and utilized many sophisticated tech tools to facilitate learning through remote teaching. But like any area of expertise, there are always new and smart ways to make life easier. So, for those of you […]
Read More »Electronic data has become one of the most important aspects of any type of work in the digital age; without it, work would stop, and money would disappear. That is why data backup is extremely important. Nevertheless, the art of backing up data, like the possibility of saving data, also offers the opportunity to […]
Read More »While we are privileged to have access to the latest and greatest computers, what would happen if we lost everything on our computer? Despite what you may think, computer crashes occur more frequently than you might expect. Data recovery can cost hundreds of dollars, and nothing is guaranteed if you try to retrieve everything […]
Read More »To say that we depend heavily on our phones and gadgets is an understatement. As we are hyper-connected with friends, family, and strangers via social media, we can sometimes miss what is going on right in front of our eyes. During the National Day of Unplugging, we encourage you to spend time in nature, […]
Read More »Official or not, technology lovers celebrate Computer Security Day on November 30th. The day serves as an important reminder to focus on strengthening the security of our electronic devices such as smartphones, tablets, computers, and other smart devices. International Computer Security Day encourages users to stay alert with electronic devices’ security and to keep an […]
Read More »These ten personal cybersecurity tips are aiming to help our readers become more cyber aware. We developed these security tips from our experience managing cybersecurity for businesses and professionals. 1. Keep Your Software Up to Date: The older a system is, the more time hackers have to figure out the vulnerabilities. System updates can help […]
Read More »No one likes a faker, especially when it comes to fake software updates. There is a fraudulent Windows 11 update that has been tricking users into installing malicious programs. We don’t know about you, but this is something we don’t want anywhere near our PCs! When it comes to software updates, it is best to […]
Read More »We interviewed Scott Rogerson, CEO of UpContent, to get his take on the importance of collaborative working between Marketing and IT teams.
Read More »Holidays are the busiest time of year for cybercriminals. Stay safe this Fourth of July with these cybersecurity tips.
Read More »Your marketing person should be more than just a sales-minded, creative, they should be data-driven, analytical, and interested in the details.
Read More »Cybersecurity should be on your list of concerns when traveling and vacationing this summer. After all, cybercriminals don’t take vacations.
Read More »Find out about how leading influencers and field experts have been focusing on UX (User Experience) and UI (User Interface) BEFORE the sales process instead of after.
Read More »5G is an upgraded, newer generation of wireless technology that boasts better speeds, reliability, and connectivity than its predecessor, 4G.
Read More »On January 14th, 2020 Microsoft’s Windows 7 OS will stop receiving support. Learn about what you can expect when the time comes.
Read More »In 2019, pen and paper just can’t provide the insight and analytics that technology can. That’s why software development has sky-rocketed in recent years.
Read More »Simply having a business website isn’t enough these days. It’s important that your site is easy to navigate, interesting and eye-catching, and consistently usable no matter what device or browser it’s being viewed on.
Read More »Do you know what network your home or business utilizes? If not, find out by checking out 7 different types of commonly utilized networks in the list below.
Read More »With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, keep your eyes peeled for any suspicious internet content related to love, dating, and romance.
Read More »Simply put, XaaS is when a provider offers cloud computing services over the internet, as opposed to businesses purchasing, installing, and hosting these tools and products on-site.
Read More »This week is Thanksgiving, and in a flash it will be the biggest shopping weekend of the year… That’s why we put together a list of some pretty cool tech deals from our partners, as well as other larger retailers, that you can take advantage of this week.
Read More »Microsoft offers various Office 365 plans for businesses and enterprises of all sizes… to enlighten you, we’ve gathered a short list of 5 useful Office 365 applications you might not have been aware of but could really be a game-changer for your business operations.
Read More »…With the constant evolution of today’s technology-driven world, having a solid IT strategy in place is the only way to keep your manufacturing business competitive in today’s market…
Read More »Whether you’re checking your work email or scrolling through your Twitter timeline, chances are you use the internet for large quantities of your day… you are probably so used to these everyday online tendencies that you may not even realize you could be putting you and/or your company at risk…
Read More »We can’t stress enough how important it is to keep up with updating, enhancing, and monitoring your business’ technologies… As a Managed Service Provider, Sierra Experts is here to make sure that your company doesn’t fall behind…
Read More »Not sure what all the acronyms and complicated lingo that you see in the IT industry means? You’re not alone! We put together a list of 25 tech terms and phrases with simple definitions, use-case scenarios, and examples to get you acclimated. So, the next time your boss or tech-savvy friend throws out a term like “colocation” or “the […]
Read More »Windows 10, the latest version of Windows, was released in July of 2015, but there are constant updates to make improvements, provide patches, and unveil new features. The newest version of Windows was meant to help integrate those loyal to older versions (7 and XP), while adding relevant and exciting features that align with what’s […]
Read More »The city of Pittsburgh has undergone many transformations throughout its history. From being a steel industry titan to becoming a cultural center for food and the arts, Pittsburgh has always managed to successfully reinvent itself by remaining relevant in modern culture. Now, it seems another transformation has already begun. Over the last few years, Pittsburgh […]
Read More »It’s Friday the 13th and most people think of today as a day full of silly superstitions, but for computer users in the 1980’s and 90’s, Friday the 13th was a day to truly be afraid. The Beast Itself In 1987, a virus called “Friday the 13th” (aka Jerusalem) was created to activate and reactivate […]
Read More »July has arrived and you know what that means… so has the heat. While you’re pulling out the fans and air conditioners, it’s important to note that you’re not alone in needing to stay cool this summer. Your data is also prone to feeling the adverse effects of extreme heat. Now you may be asking, […]
Read More »Incident Management is the process of thoroughly recording an event to quicken the problem-solving time in future instances of that event, ensure customer satisfaction, and to overall increase productivity. In most cases, such as ours, Incident Management is used in Information Technology environment to get, and keep, a handle on IT service management problems. However, […]
Read More »Our design and development team here at Sierra are developing more and more WordPress websites for our clients. WordPress websites account for more than a quarter of all sites today. This CMS is free to install, deploy, and upgrade and has tons of flexibility for customization. However, quite possibly one of WordPress’ most popular features […]
Read More »In our last blog, we talked about “the cloud” and jobs you can get with its growing popularity, but now we’re focusing on “virtualization.” Okay, so what’s the difference? Many people confuse virtualization with cloud computing. Although these technologies overlap and have some similar benefits, the main difference is that virtualization is software that manipulates […]
Read More »Forbes posted an article detailing that cloud computing is projected to increase from $67B in 2015 to $162B in 2020. With an increase in sales and revenue comes an increasing need for qualified professionals to take on the task of designing, managing, developing, testing, and selling these new virtualization platforms. Below are 5 examples of […]
Read More »When it comes to data backup and disaster recovery (BDR), being prepared for potential disasters is key to keeping your business running. It’s not only important to have a disaster recovery solution you trust, but to make sure you test it beforehand to stay one step ahead. Prior to the disaster occurring (and unfortunately, […]
Read More »You’ve heard the cliché New Year’s resolutions: hit the gym, cut out sugar, stop smoking, save money, and so on. They’re all great resolutions – if you can stick to them. In 2018, you may want to consider straying from the resolution norm and instead vowing to focus more on your personal and business technology. […]
Read More »As defined by WhatIs.com, “In personal or business computing, a user group is a set of people who have similar interests, goals, or concerns. The members have regular meetings where they can share their ideas.” Most user groups are based around discussing certain technologies such as a specific software, application, or corporation. Typically, these user groups […]
Read More »Today, more than 30% of American adults have a bachelor’s degree. With the number of people finishing college on the rise, the amount of debt from paying college tuition is rising as well. But did you know you can get a IT job without a degree? What if I told you the spending 4+ years […]
Read More »In a world where media can be seen on every street corner, in every city, worldwide, it poses the question: Am I utilizing the best option to store and manage my video assets? Whether you manage video content for a large array of security cameras or your law firm is acquiring large amounts of evidential […]
Read More »Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) is changing the way businesses handle communication everywhere. Along with saving tons on your phone bill, VoIP gives you access to features unheard of with traditional phone lines. Businesses already using VoIP for communications are probably well-aware of the numerous practical benefits, but what about some of the more creative […]
Read More »In information technology, everything revolves around uptime. Uptime is the percentage of time that systems run without interruption. High availability (HA, meaning all services are available), is essential for the majority of businesses’ core functions. This study by Emerson Network Power and Ponemon Institute suggests that the average cost of a single minute of data […]
Read More »For those systems administrators who love the familiarity of the Windows Graphical User Interface (GUI), we’re sorry. Folks have been predicting the end of the Windows GUI since 2011, but now it seems that Microsoft has taken the steps to make it happen, slowly. The Windows GUI has been around since 1985, which was at […]
Read More »It’s incredible to imagine how many security exploits are avoidable just by patching systems. According to Verizon’s 2016 Data Breach Investigations Report, 85% of successful exploits stem from the top 10 Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE’s) only. Those are known vulnerabilities with a patch readily available. Patch management is extremely important to avoid security breaches, […]
Read More »Chances are your work environment will have scheduled maintenance done within. No need to panic, you can easily be prepared and keep your businesses valuable data safe and save yourself a lot of headaches. It is key to not only let everyone in the office know of the scheduled down time, but also you’re MSP […]
Read More »In today’s technology driven world, every successful business has a website, but is their website successful? When it comes to a website there are three questions to ask yourself: Is my website appealing to my customers? Is my website’s data safe and secure? Is my website device agnostic? You can’t just slap your logo into […]
Read More »Email marketing is sending an email to a group of potential or current customers that advertises service offerings, requests business, solicits sales or donations, or just offers a news update. Sending email campaigns can help to build loyalty, trust, and brand awareness. Some of the benefits of email marketing are: 1. It’s marketing with a […]
Read More »Remote IT support allows a technician to diagnose a problem, troubleshoot possible solutions, and verify an implemented solution has resolved the issue, all via the internet through desktop sharing. Below we’ve outlined the three key benefits that having a remote IT support team will provide for your business. Three key benefits of remote IT support […]
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