How DiamondIT is supporting clients during the COVID-19 (coronavirus)

Stop Wasting Money on Network Security Tools You Already Have

You likely have IT security features on existing solutions you’re not using. That can lead you to invest in products you already have. As we work with businesses to set up remote work, we’re challenging them to invest smarter. We run an assessment to gain a comprehensive picture of the tools they pay, highlight security gaps and plan next steps to truly protect their business.

Start by taking a look at your subscriptions, apps and operating systems to fully understand what you’re already paying for and how to use it best. Start with security and solutions in Microsoft 365.

Ready to Grow Your Business? Start with an IT Assessment

Strategically managing your technology can create the competitive edge you’ve been looking for.

Conversely, failing to maximize the power of technology can result in huge losses. You might even lose your business – 60% who experience a data breach close their doors within 6 months. If their cybersecurity technology had been up to speed, they’d probably still be in business.

Just about every business relies on technology for day-to-day operations but not every business owner pays attention to how IT influences overall business goals and growth. If you’re not sure where your network stands in terms of security and performance ability, you can’t take advantage of the strategic benefits of technology.

Whether you want to reduce expenses, ramp up productivity or gain market share, knowing where you are in terms of your technology will get you there faster.

A thorough assessment of your IT environment by a knowledgeable, business-savvy managed services partner is the best way to determine your technology needs. A deep look into your strategic alignment of technology, people and processes identifies areas where enhancement can propel your company toward faster growth, operational efficiencies and increased revenues.

When you look at your technology needs through a business leader lens, you can align your strategic goals with your technology functions and features. Our Central and Southern California clients have relied on us for decades to optimize their networks. DiamondIT does a thorough strategic assessment of your system to confirm that it is running optimally, is secure and has the tools and apps in place to facilitate your objectives.

Assess your network performance and security

If your network isn’t functioning at optimal level, it could be costing you valuable time and energy. To go forward you must first know where you are.

During an assessment, DiamondIT looks at the design, security and performance of your IT environment and the day-to-day operation of your technology infrastructure. An initial interview with leadership includes learning your technology pain points. The network assessment services include a baseline security assessment and additional security reports, such as a Dark Web scan.

Chronic IT issues, hardware maintenance and critical pieces of technology may be causing problems due to support issues or aging out. Findings during the IT assessment may include:

1. Security pitfalls like not having a good password policy, breach detection or Dark Web scanning

Security, of course, is a huge issue with any network and it’s important to stay on top of it. During the assessment, DiamondIT evaluates your network for vulnerabilities and determines your Risk Score, based on a standard set of reports and tools, from 1 to 100.

2. End of life and out-of-warranty technology

When manufacturer warranties do not protect servers and other hardware, a hardware failure can result in extended downtime while you search for parts and someone to repair the equipment. End-of-Life devices such as firewalls and workstations decrease in effectiveness and may result in data breaches, data loss and, most likely, a decrease in employee morale.

3. Inadequate backup storage

Data backups can save your business from considerable downtime and data loss in the event of a disaster. When your backup device is full recovering enough information to keep your business operating – or even to stay in business! – will be a long, expensive ride.

At the end of your assessment you will know the capabilities, vulnerabilities and resources of your IT infrastructure. This tells you the direction you need to go with your technology so it is working in tandem with your strategic goals.

Partner with DiamondIT to assess your network and enhance your ability to get the job done with an optimized IT infrastructure. Schedule your assessment online or call us at 877-716-8324.

Don’t Trade Security for Wi-Fi Connectivity – Top Ten Threats to Your Wi-Fi Network

The ability to connect to the Internet anywhere and at any time has made a business Wi-Fi network a necessity for most organizations. With benefits ranging from increased productivity to improved customer satisfaction, implementing a wireless network for your employees and guests is no longer just an option. It’s pretty simple to enable Wi-Fi, just walk into any retail store or office lobby and you’ll find a long list of available connections. However, keeping the network secure is the real challenge.

Losing Net Neutrality and How the New Ruling Could Affect Schools

On December 14, 2017, the FCC voted to repeal net neutrality rules in a 3-2 vote along party lines and signaling a victory for telecommunications companies, according to the Los Angeles Times.  Now lawmakers are fighting back and in mid-January, CNET reported that Democrats announced all 49 of their senators, and one Republican, Susan Collins of Maine, will vote on a bill that uses the Congressional Review Act to reinstate the regulation.