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SMBs lack resources to defend against cyberattacks, plus pay more in the aftermath

Cyberattacks, many have noted, are the fastest growing economic crime not only in the United States, but also around the world. This upward trend has been observed since 2014, according to PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), and won’t likely be slowing down anytime soon. Cyberattacks—much like the advancement of technology, the interweaving of digital lives among familiars and strangers via social … [Read more...]

What is New in Parallels Desktop 15 for Mac Business Edition

The influx of Mac® computers in businesses has made the ability to run Windows applications on Mac an absolute necessity. Since that need has long been addressed by Parallels Desktop® for Mac Business Edition, a lot of companies should be happy to know that this top-of-the-line variant of Parallels Desktop—the #1 solution for running Windows, Linux and other popular operating systems on Mac … [Read more...]

How to Install Parallels Desktop on Mac Computers Automatically | Managing Mac with SCCM

Often, Mac® computers are the loners in a company. Singular departments or specific workgroups use them and the rest rely on Windows. Every IT administrator knows that this inconsistent hardware environment is a challenge. A solution such as Parallels® Mac Management for Microsoft® SCCM can go a long way to simplify this routine. But what if these Mac computers are supposed to run Windows … [Read more...]

The MacBook Pro Flight Ban – What Your Employees Should Know Before Boarding a Flight

Like a lot of companies these days, you probably have a growing number of Mac® users in your organization. If those employees go on business trips, you’ll want to inform them of the recent MacBook Pro® flight bans that are being implemented in several airports around the world, as well as provide them with tips on how to address the issue. After all, you wouldn’t want them held up while boarding a … [Read more...]

Pulse VPN patched their vulnerability, but businesses are trailing behind

In April 2019, Pulse Secure published an advisory about a vulnerability in their software. In August, cybercriminals were massively scanning for systems that were running a vulnerable version. Now it’s October, and still many organizations have not applied the patches that are available for this vulnerability. This is a trend we’ve seen repeated with dozens of other publicly-known … [Read more...]

Why all organizations must better protect sensitive data

About two weeks ago, National Cybersecurity Awareness Month (NCSAM) kicked off with a new message stressing personal responsibility for users keeping themselves safe online: “Own IT. Secure IT. Protect IT.” NCSAM asked users to consider best practices for both securing their own devices and protecting sensitive data. But personal responsibility in cybersecurity extends beyond … [Read more...]

Support for Parallels Mac Management | Managing Mac with SCCM

IT teams are ready to help out with many different business needs. But at times, the in-house experts need assistance themselves, be it to master finicky challenges with new unfamiliar tools or to conserve internal resources. In any case, professional applications require equally professional backing when the solution is first implemented, in day-to-day operations and also when questions or issues … [Read more...]

How to Use Microsoft Office on a Mac to Its Full Extent, with All Its Components 

Employees love the freedom of choice. That starts with flexible working hours and goes to choosing your own work tools. And this freedom of choice also includes being able to choose between Windows and Mac®. In a recent survey of employees, 94% of Mac users agreed that being able to choose their office computer was a big plus for an employer. As much as 79% stated that they would be less … [Read more...]

Securing the managed service provider (MSP)

Managed service providers (MSPs) have been a boon to midsize enterprise. They allow for offloading technical debt to an agent with the skills and resources to manage it, thereby giving an organization room to focus on growing a business, rather than the particulars of infrastructure. For a long while, third-party service providers were not targeted directly for their security failures, as … [Read more...]