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Concensus is proud to offer patch management services on a quarterly or monthly basis. But before we get to that, let’s talk about what exactly patch management means, and how it can benefit your business. What is Patch Management? Patch management is the process of managing a network of computers by performing consistent patch deployment to keep all systems up-to-date....

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Data Privacy

Data Privacy Day 2021

| January 28, 2021

Today is Data Privacy Day.  This is an international effort to empower individuals and businesses to respect privacy, safeguard data and enable trust.  Better privacy starts with better security.  Here are a few tips to enhance your own privacy by using better security.  ENABLE MULTI-FACTOR AUTHENTICATION The best way to secure your online accounts is to enable multi-factor authentication on...

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Computer Health System Audit

In our first blog post, we discussed why change is hard and why you need to formalize your process so that you can compare IT providers.  This second blog in the series will focus on where to start.  What is important? The absolute first thing you need to decide is what is important to you and not to the IT...

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More organizations than not face many challenges when it comes to implementing a cybersecurity program. For instance, how do you create and manage an information program that must reduce risk but also demonstrate compliance to management and outside parties? How do you decipher and track compliance with regulations and frameworks such as NIST CSF, ISO 27002, or NYS-DFS? Today, organizations...

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changing it providers

Change is Hard! Change is the only constant in the IT world.  The products that we buy today that are suitable for our needs can become difficult to maintain, difficult to secure, and may lack modern features tomorrow.  Every year and budget cycle we evaluate our software subscriptions, our leases, our telecommunications, our providers, and our assets. Or are we?...

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optimize your doller

Everyone wants to get the most for their money. It’s the smart thing to do. For example, with insurance, we all want the best coverage at a reasonable price. Likewise, when we buy a computer or other device, we want to make sure we get the best possible machine that doesn’t break the bank.  When it comes to IT specifically, there are several technologies and paradigms of service that have become standard and are a dramatic improvement to your bottom-line. Best of...

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Businessman protecting data personal information on tablet and virtual interface. Data protection privacy concept.

Is it stress, anxiety, or fear that causes that nauseated feeling over losing your data? If you have ever been working away and the computer hangs, crashes, and loses your work, then you know the feeling. Everyone agrees that it is awful. It is just a matter of how much did you lose that controls the onslaught and the setback...

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Making plans on a transparent wipe board

Universal Policy Administrator provides you with a centralized security policy management, orchestration, and enforcement solution. The result is a consistent and uniform set of policies across all enterprise devices and identities, on-premise, and within the cloud. This also simplifies configuration and security for users and devices and delivers an automated, centralized, and consistent policy management solution with automated enforcement covering...

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Risks of Remote Work in 2021

| October 28, 2020

“How much longer?”, is the question everyone is sighing. The current answer is “no time soon, at least not in 2020, nor the first quarter of 2021.” So, for the majority of small to medium-sized businesses as we move indoors, it means supporting employees working from home, at least part of the time. As it turns out, some employees are...

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saving money in the cloud

Cost Benefits of the Cloud

| October 21, 2020

When discussing the move to the cloud, the first thing you hear is, “There is such an amazing cost savings.” It’s the first thing you hear because it’s true. Still, what does that actually mean in dollars and cents and what will it mean over time? It is, of course, best practices to do a Cost-Benefit Analysis to compare your current IT outlay versus cloud pricing....

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