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IT Strategy for Manufacturing Companies

Posted on November 16, 2017

With the manufacturing environment changing more rapidly now than during the Industrial Revolution, accomplishing new goals will require major changes in current manufacturing practices. Developing an IT strategy can provide the tools to achieve goals that are critical to the future of manufacturing. Rapid shifts in production, faster implementation and delivery, and increased utilization of resources are all results that can come from developing an IT strategy within the manufacturing industry.

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Three Ways to Prevent & Stay Protected From a Cyber Attack

Posted on November 07, 2017

Cyber criminals are constantly targeting SMB's, making IT security protection critical. Webroot recently held a webinar, hosted by George Anderson, discussing how to implement an effective multi-layered IT security strategy and how to tackle the human factor error. Here are the three components your company needs in order to keep its network security locked down.

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Tagged: IT Security, Quick Tips

Apogee Summit Presents: The State of Blockchain in the Law

Posted on November 02, 2017

Apogee is hosting another Bagels & Bytes IT Trends Series event, this time in Toronto, in partnership with Amy Ter Haar – president of Integra Ledger, the blockchain for law – a global utility providing a new foundation for security, integrity, and interoperability of the global legal industry, based on blockchain technology.

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New Ransomware Attack, Goodbye to AOL Instant Messenger & More - Tech Roundup October 2017

Posted on October 31, 2017

October's tech roundup includes details on "Bad Rabbit" ransomware, the latest Wi-Fi security issue known as "KRACK", a new product by Google, and more. Be sure to keep up to date on the latest tech news so that you don't fall out of the loop!

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Tagged: IT News

IT Strategy for Financial Service Companies

Posted on October 24, 2017

It’s no secret that technology is always changing.. each year the world becomes more and more digital. Many financial companies experience a gap between their business goals and what they can realistically accomplish with today's technology trends. However, a strategic IT vision can not only help you avoid potential pitfalls, but also reap the benefits of advancing technology in the financial industry.

Moving forward, financial business executives will need to work more closely with IT than ever before to gain a clear understanding of the opportunities that developing an IT strategy can bring. Working together, they can move quickly to bring their banks, insurance companies and other financial institutions forward into the rapidly evolving digital age.

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Watch Out for the New Amazon Phishing Scam

Posted on October 17, 2017
Beware, Amazon has become a target of the latest phishing scam! Spoofed Amazon emails are being sent to users in an attempt to have them reset their password. A six digit code is provided along with instructions to call a phone number to “verify your identity.”
A number of users online have reported receiving this phish over the past month. Some have even called the provided phone number. They report their calls being answered by individuals speaking with a thick Indian accent who then attempt to direct them to a web site in order to input more information. We have yet to find a user providing a detailed account of just where the scam web site is that people get redirected to, or what information is requested. 
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Tagged: IT Security, IT News

IT & Network Security: Ransomware Explained

Posted on October 10, 2017

In today’s digital age, crime has been taken to a whole new level. One of the most crippling attacks is ransomware. Ransomware is a type of malware that blocks access to a computer or its data and demands money to release it. 

Ransomware attacks are occurring more often than ever before and can cost companies thousands of dollars to recover. Most recently, companies in the US, Europe, Russia and China were hit by WannaCry and Petya, the largest global ransomware attacks to date.

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The Dangers of Connecting to Unsecured Wi-Fi & End User Security Tips

Posted on October 03, 2017

At some point in time, we've all come across unsecure Wi-Fi networks. Whether it's been in a coffee shop, airport, hotel, etc., we are commonly faced with the option to join types of networks that don't require a password. But what many users don't know is that by joining an unsecure network, you are giving other users the ability to access all data that doesn't have the sharing setting turned off.

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Tagged: Quick Tips, Security

New iPhone, Equifax Data Breach, & More - Tech Roundup September 2017

Posted on September 26, 2017

This month's tech roundup includes big news and announcements from Apple, Google, and Microsoft, introducing new products and upcoming changes. On a negative side, Equifax Credit Bureau uncovered a huge data breach in July and is currently facing the back lash of the attack.

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Tagged: IT News

Apogee Named to 2017 Inc. 5000 List of Fastest-Growing Companies in America

Posted on August 31, 2017

Pittsburgh IT Services Provider Ranks No. 3190 on the 2017 Inc. 5000 with Three-Year Sales Growth of 102%

Inc. magazine has ranked Apogee IT Services number 3190 on its 36th annual Inc. 5000 List, the most prestigious ranking of the nation's fastest-growing private companies. The list represents the most successful companies within the American economy’s most dynamic segment— its independent small and midsized businesses. Apogee joins the ranking of Microsoft, Dell, LinkedIn, Yelp, Zillow, and many other well-known companies that have been featured on the Inc. 5000 list over the years.

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