provider

Is a Managed Service sufficient to reduce cybercrime ?

Mark Cutting Analysis, Budgets, Cooperation, Governance, Management, Planning, Risk, Security, Strategy 2 Comments

One particular threat vector on a steep incline is small businesses being subjected to increasingly frequent cyber attacks. This activity is exponential in scale, but why target a small business ? Are Managed Service Providers doing enough to help bolster the necessary knowledge within their client base to reduce the risk of cyber attack ? Small businesses tend to be …

flamethrower

Sweating assets is ok – but not with a flamethrower

Mark Cutting Inventory, Management, Network, Security, Strategy 3 Comments

If there’s one thing that exposes devices and other assets significantly to increased vulnerability, it’s stretching their lifetime way beyond that was originally intended in their original development and subsequent release. Like humans, these assets are not designed to go on forever – similarly, gone are the days when you could buy a domestic appliance, and have it last 20 years. The manufacture process …

assets

Understanding the risk of legacy assets on your network

Mark Cutting Budgets, Management, Planning, Strategy 6 Comments

If there’s one thing that exposes devices and other assets significantly to increased vulnerability, it’s stretching their lifetime way beyond that was originally intended in their original development and subsequent release. Like humans, these assets are not designed to go on forever – similarly, gone are the days when you could buy a domestic appliance, and have it last 20 years. The manufacture process …

cost

Driving down the cost of Information Technology

Mark Cutting Budgets, Contracts, Governance, Management, Vendors 4 Comments

One of the most important aspects of managing an IT function from the business perspective is budget adherence and cost control. In today’s competitive markets and industry sectors, it is considered acceptable and also good practice for IT department heads to review spend periodically. Cost that is higher than it should be needs to be investigated thoroughly to ensure that the business is …