Category: Blog

Why should I use an IT Managed Services Provider? 

One question consistently asked by potential clients is, “Why should we use your Managed Services?”  Many of these businesses perceive that it would be better and more cost effective for them to just contact us as their technology issues arise.  It is a common misconception that having their technology under a Managed Services agreement is… [Read More]

Meltdown and Spectre Vulnerabilities

ACCi is aware of new publicly disclosed vulnerabilities dubbed “Meltdown” and “Spectre” that are making national news. Meltdown and Spectre are two techniques researchers have discovered that circumvent protections, exposing nearly any data the computer processes, such as passwords, proprietary information, or encrypted communications. Operating system vendors have been working diligently to release patches to… [Read More]

Equifax Data Breach: What Can We Learn?

OCTOBER 9, 2017 BY BROOK CHELMO Equifax just rolled into the history books as the victim of one of the most widespread and dangerous data breaches of all time. The breach happened on March 10, 2017, at which time the cyber criminals leveraged the critical remote code execution vulnerability CVE-2017-5638 on Apache Struts2. This attack highlights the value of an Intrusion Prevention… [Read More]

Culture Eats Strategy for Breakfast…

I recently heard the phrase “Culture eats strategy for breakfast.” I’m not sure who said it first, but it seemed like a poignant statement, so I wrote it down to remember for later. As we have worked on development of the culture in our organization over the past few years, similar statements have echoed through… [Read More]

Why you should keep your software up to date

ACCi has long maintained the premise that an organization should keep its software up to date – both the basic operating system and standard office applications, as well as the line of business software applications. Here’s an interesting article about how keeping your software up to date can save you headaches down the road. http://www.zdnet.com/article/the-shock-of-a-suddenly-obsoleted-machine/

When it comes to your Information Technology Operations, Think Preventive Medicine, not Emergency Room visits

Regarding your business view of IT operations, here’s a link to an eFolder article about our philosophy of changing from the “emergency room” process to the “preventive medicine” strategy employed at ACCi. eFolder has been a technology partner of ACCi for the past five years and provides data protection solutions for our clients. We would appreciate your feedback and… [Read More]