Posts Tagged ‘IT Network Services’

3 Reasons To Outsource Your Network Services

By Jim Reams|March 22nd,2018|Client Services,IT,Managed Services,Security|No comments

Cost Savings

Having a dedicated network manager on staff means interviewing, vetting, hiring and training, and that is just the beginning. Then you have to factor in salary, benefits and what to do when your dedicated network manager goes on vacation, has a sick day or goes on parental leave. Also, take some time to think about why you would manage your own network in the first place. Sure your network may be vital for your business, it is for almost every business these days. But that doesn’t mean you should manage it.

Imagine you own a restaurant. You need people on staff to handle things like customer service, food preparation, and keeping things clean and sanitary in order to operate. The kitchen equipment is vital to your day-to-day operations, but you would never have someone on staff solely dedicated to monitoring and fixing the ovens and fryers when an issue arose. The same thing applies to network management for many businesses.

An Diverse Level of Expertise

Your in-house network person or team can become excellent at what they do, which is manage your network. But the people who work at network management companies with multiple clients are collectively experts at many different types of network installations and functions. They might spot a process of yours that is outdated and can recommend an updated and modernized version that could save you money. Someone who only specializes in your system likely won’t do that.

Keep Your Focus

If you are managing your own network and you need to scale up, it is going to cost a lot of time and money. If your network goes down for some reason that your manager is not familiar with, it could be down for hours or even days. Outsourcing your network management allows you to focus on what your customers, your sales, and your products without having to worry about keeping your network going.

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What’s the latest on the cyber security bug “Heartbleed”?

By WillD|April 11th,2014|Disaster Recovery,IT,Managed Services,Security|No comments

Today, the U.S. Government posted a warning that hackers are attempting to exploit the ‘Heartbleed’ bug in targeted attacks by scanning networks to see if they are vulnerable (source: Reuters).

Atiba Hosting has been watching the Heartbleed bug closely since it was announced on Monday.  This bug could affect as many as two-thirds of internet users (source: CNN).  You may see more about this on the news in the coming weeks, as more information is being disseminated.  We are taking this seriously, and as such, Atiba Hosting continues to conduct scans of potential security breaches.  Also, as a precautionary method, we are advising any client that has administrative access to a web-based content management system to change their passwords.

To stay up-to-date on the latest developments and to see a list of FAQs, please visit the official Heartbleed site.

Again, we want you to rest assured the folks at Atiba Hosting are currently evaluating the risk to our servers and will reach out to any customers we think may need to take action personally.  If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Buzz Atiba.

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