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Local vs. Non-Local Managed Service Providers – What Really Matters

Posted on February 14, 2017

For companies who work with a managed service provider (MSP), or those who are looking for one, location typically plays a key role in the decision-making process. And it makes sense. There’s a level of comfort knowing that your IT provider is nearby…maybe a 20-minute drive away, especially if you have a lot of emergency issues or need someone to come onsite often.

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Tagged: Managed Services Provider

Lost Your IT Support? 5 Steps Toward a Permanent Solution

Posted on February 08, 2017

If you’re like most businesses, technology can make or break you. But if you are a small or medium-sized business (SMB), you may have a point of exposure that larger businesses don’t. That is, you may rely on one small IT service provider or one internal IT staff person for all of your IT support. They essentially hold all the keys to your IT kingdom. So what do you do if you lose your IT support?

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Tagged: Managed Services Provider

Apogee Announces Next Bagels & Bytes IT Trends Event in Pittsburgh

Posted on January 31, 2017

Apogee is hosting another Bagels & Bytes IT Trends Series event, this time in Pittsburgh, in partnership with Expedient -- a leading data center and provider of cloud services.

Optimizing Your Company's Investment in Cloud Technology

 

Thursday, Feb. 16
8:00 - 9:30 AM
One Allegheny Center, North Side, Pittsburgh
Free With RSVP

 

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Tagged: IT strategy

11 Keys to Network Security: Think Your Business is Protected?

Posted on January 18, 2017

In the first blog on our security series, we talked about trends to look for in 2017. From data theft evolving to data manipulation to compliance, the Internet of Things and more, there’s no doubt that IT security is a monster ready to rear its ugly head – or many ugly heads, rather.

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Apogee IT Services Acquires Toronto-Based DSM Computing Solutions

Posted on January 17, 2017

Exciting news here at Apogee! Today we announced offiically that we have acquired DSM Computing Solutions Inc., an IT services provider based in Toronto, Ontario. Operating as a Canada-based company, Toronto becomes our third major operations center, joining Pittsburgh and Boston.

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A Fresh Look at Law Firm Information Technology for the New Year

Posted on January 12, 2017

It’s a New Year, and small and medium-sized businesses are evaluating every aspect of their organization to identify areas that can be made more efficient or result in cost savings. Law firms are no exception, as efficiency in the legal industry is crucial to not only the success of each individual lawyer, but also the clients and firms they represent. But when it comes to technology, most law firms don’t know where to begin and if they will be dealing with the same headaches in 2017 as they did the previous year.

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Tagged: Managed Services Provider

10 Ways to Spot a Malware-Laced Phishing Email

Posted on January 10, 2017

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We’ve said already a few times this year that hackers' attacks are becoming ever-more insidious and convincing. In our 2017 technology trends blog we even talked about the potential for cybercriminals to begin manipulating the data they've stolen, creating even more problems.

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Tagged: Security

2017 Technology Trends: IT Security & What to Watch For

Posted on January 05, 2017

As a managed services provider for small and medium businesses, beginning around 15 employees or regular computer users, we handle so much more than just IT security.

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Apogee & Cybersecurity Expert to host Erie Bagels & Bytes on Jan 19

Posted on January 03, 2017

Most small and medium businesses are unaware that 88% of all breaches aren’t detected. Or that breaches typically go 18 months before being discovered.

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Apogee IT Services Brings Bagels & Bytes IT Series to New Hampshire

Posted on December 21, 2016

Did you know that 57% of IT professionals don't feel prepared to experience any amount of data loss? Or that there was a 270% increase in email attacks last year? How about the fact that there was a new Zero-Day vulnerability discovered every week in 2015?

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