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The Layman’s Guide to Managed IT Services

Technology plays a vital role in shaping the success of businesses including yours, mine and everyone else’s. Managing and maintaining that technology means commandeering complex IT systems which is a daunting or impossible task for someone without formal training. This is where Managed IT Services come into play. Let’s break down what managed IT services… Read More »

Prevent Unauthorized Access with Multifactor Authentication

“Every year, cyber criminals become savvier with their phishing attacks and have tried-and-tested methods to deceive and steal from their victims.” [Source : Terranova Security] To illustrate this, Zdnet’s shocking cyber security report states that “Microsoft cloud services are seeing 300 million fraudulent sign-in attempts every day.” That is unbelievable! How can you prevent this… Read More »

Localizing IT Managed Services from Keene to the Upper Valley

CCI’s roots as a local computer and technology retailer taught us the value of communicating in a thorough, accurate and cheerful manner. Starting up in the late 1980s, we learned the immense value of clear communications in the building of mutually beneficial relationships. As time went on and markets evolved, our clients needed more than… Read More »

Foreseeing the Backup and Disaster Recovery Process

You’ve invested in a modern backup and disaster recovery (BDR) solution and now sleep more soundly at night, but the hardware itself is really only part of the solution. Now you want to ensure it will 100% work and provide both your data and a rapid resumption of operations when disaster strikes. Now is the… Read More »

Possible Consequences of Operating Without a Backup Disaster Recovery Plan

In 35 years since I started CCI (Competitive Computers at that time) the most critical yet frequently undermanaged and underfunded tool to protect information and avoid long disruptions in any size organization is the Backup Disaster Recovery or BDR solution. Pretty much everyone knows the importance of reliable backups in case of disaster. Hardware failures,… Read More »