Does your business rely on data? I can’t think of one that doesn’t, honestly. Whether it’s accounting, payroll, finance, sales, business data for performance management, customer lists or inventory, I’m sure every aspect of your business utilizes data. It's highly likely that the data you use is stored in a database. So what happens if you lose it? What happens if you can’t get to it fast enough? What happens if you can’t trust it to be accurate?
Security awareness may be the single most important thing you can do to protect your employees and your organization. In 2017, 90% of security attacks where phishing attacks. This points to the fact that your employees can become your biggest tool in preventing future cyber attacks. Security Awareness training should be mandatory at your organization, this not only helps keep your business safe, it will keep your employees safer at home. Come up with a way to make the Security Awareness training fun and steer clear of self-paced video or ”death by powerpoint” and cover topics that can be utilized outside of work as well:
As your organization grows, your IT needs will too. A Managed Service Provider (MSP) is an excellent option for scaling your IT support to meet the needs of your growing business. Here are the top five ways that an MSP can help your business save money, elevate your level of IT service, and last but not least, keep your infrastructure secure.
Have you ever gone through the interview and hiring process only to realize your new hire isn’t a fit? The IT talent pool is tight and finding qualified candidates is challenging but sourcing candidates is just the beginning of the process. How can you be sure that you are hiring the right person for the role? With considerations from cultural fit to technical skills, there are a lot of ways you can vet talent. The following are insights and recommendations from our IT Talent Acquisition team.
Are you considering hiring a Managed Service Provider (MSP) to either add to, or replace your internal IT team? Or maybe you're just curious how these two options compare? This simple infographic explains how Managed Service Providers compare to your in-house IT team when it comes to cost, service level, availability, and resources.
It’s an understatement to say that information technology (IT) talent is in extremely high demand and as a result, the price for tech talent is escalating. In addition, there just aren’t enough people with the right skills. According to Appendix I of the 2016 Colorado Talent Pipeline Report, “despite growth in postsecondary program completions in related disciplines, the number of emerging graduates still has not been adequate in meeting employer demand.” In addition, Colorado’s overall unemployment rate is the lowest in the nation, currently sitting at 2.3% (as of June 2017, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics). This translates to challenges for employers who need to source top technical talent (learn more about building Colorado’s tech talent pipeline here).
Cybersecurity is an increasingly important business focus. One of the most important pieces of any security solution is making sure your employees have the knowledge and understanding to protect themselves against security threats.
Please join us in congratulating our own Annette Quintana for being the 2017 Business, Innovation, Science, And Technology Colorado Latino Hall of Fame inductee! Annette has demonstrated courageous leadership as a Latina in technology and an innovative entrepreneur while simultaneously making our community a better place to live. Every day, she inspires us at Istonish to be a company of technology leaders and to deliver a higher level of excellence and value to our customers, our fellow employees, and our community. For an in-depth profile, please check out this piece by 9News Denver.
Let’s be honest. Not all organizations WANT disclosures to be understood. If you’re a part of an organization that wishes to continue to exploit consumer misunderstanding, you can save yourself some wasted time and stop reading now. But if you’re interested in improving understanding and customer trust, please read on.
Giving back to the communities in which we do business has always been an important value at Istonish. And while this has taken many different forms over the years, supporting efforts to build a talent pipeline for the technology industry is an important focus area. With this in mind, we are proud to provide a cash award to the Colorado Technology Association (CTA) Apex Award winner for Science Technology Engineering and Math (STEM) Educator of The Year.