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How can a “Zero Trust” approach help keep your business cybersecure?

Sep 21st, 2022

With the cyberthreat landscape getting more complicated with every passing minute, cybersecurity deserves more attention than ever before. Fully trusting applications, interfaces, networks, devices, traffic and users without authentication is no longer an option. Misjudging and misplacing your trust in a malicious entity can lead to severe breaches that can damage your business. Zero Trust …

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5 Security Risk Analysis Myths in Healthcare

Jul 13th, 2022

The COVID-19 pandemic threw multiple challenges at the healthcare industry. The sector saw a steep increase in demand that led to the collapse of health infrastructures in different parts of the world. What’s more, the industry experienced an unprecedented cybercrime surge. According to a report, the most attacked sector in 2020 was healthcare,1 and experts …

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12 Password Best Practices to Help Keep you Secure

May 16th, 2022

Password protection is the best place to start if you want to ramp up your cybersecurity. Setting a password to secure an entity’s data is called password protection. Only those with passwords can access information or accounts once data is password-protected. However, because of the frequent use of passwords, people tend to overlook their significance …

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Cyber Insurance Part 2: The impact of a denial of a cyber claim

Apr 1st, 2022

A claim denial can derail a business’ strategy to recover the costs incurred following a security incident. Here are two instances when businesses were denied payouts: The Peculiar Case of the NotPetya Attacks1 Researchers at the Cyentia Institute reviewed the 100 largest cybersecurity incidents over the last five years, which accounted for $18 billion in …

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Cyber Insurance Part 1: Top 6 reasons your cyber claim may be denied

If you think that your cyber insurance claim will be cleared with no questions asked, think again. While reviewing your claim, your cyber insurance provider will assess whether you took “due care” to protect your business from being compromised by a cyberattack. While having a cyber liability insurance policy is non-negotiable today, you cannot be …

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How much should you spend on IT?

Feb 16th, 2022

By Alan Bauman It’s a question we are asked all the time. And we get that spending money, in ways that are unnecessary or inefficient, is probably not a great idea.  But spending too little on IT can lead to business pain, lost productivity, or worse. In our experience, failing to realistically budget for IT …

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Happy Holidays!  With love from your favorite cybercriminal…

Dec 8th, 2021

By: Alan Bauman It’s that time of year again. Turkeys, twinkly lights and gifts abound.  It’s a season of celebration. A time to gather (perhaps virtually) with friends and family; to perhaps reflect on the year gone by and the year ahead.  Ah, don’t we all love this joyous time of year? Possibly the only …

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The Challenge of the Hybrid Meeting

Nov 2nd, 2021

By: Alan Bauman Most of us have gotten used to the remote meeting; Zoom, Teams, pick your platform.  We all align, Brady-Bunch style in our zoom room and get things done as best we can. Some of us have even grown to appreciate the advantages of these fully remote meetings.  We can record them, share …

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5 Meeting Etiquette Tips for a Zoom World

Oct 8th, 2021

Remember way back before the pandemic changed everything when we all used to gather in meeting rooms to discuss the issues of the day? If it seems like a distant memory you’re not alone.  And if you’re feeling like those days are probably gone forever, well you’re probably right. The research tells us that post …

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Back to Work: Technology, Safety & Best Practices

Jun 8th, 2020

CompuWorks Founding Partner, Alan Bauman joined a group of professionals from 10 of the nation’s leading Managed IT firms. Back to Work: Leveraging Technology to Increase Productivity & Maintain Safety Precautions was designed to help navigate next steps for a successful return back to work plan for the workforce.

CompuWorks One of the World’s Best Managed IT Services Providers

Jul 19th, 2018

Press Release Pittsfield, MA, July 16, 2018 CompuWorks, a leading Managed IT and Technology Success Provider, today announced that Channel Futures, a brand within Informa, has named CompuWorks to the No. 211 spot on its 2018 MSP 501 Worldwide Rankings. The company ranked No. 15 in the New England region of the U.S. The MSP …

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5 Reasons You Need Unified Communications

Mar 30th, 2018

As Told by Our Experts Communication is essential to the success of your business. Whether you’re collaborating with team members or meeting with new customers, it’s imperative that you optimize the communication process. But, you knew that. Not because some fancy corporation told you it was crucial, but because 95% of people in the workforce …

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5 Technologies You Need to Power Your Remote Workforce

Feb 26th, 2018

Working from Anywhere Has Never Been Easier In a tech-driven world where digital is king and consumers are demanding transparency and reliability, working from anywhere becomes crucial to the success of your business. But the IT challenges that come with working remotely are intimidating, and you’re not always sure how to get started. Managed services …

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Top 5 CES Products that Will Impact You in 2018

Feb 1st, 2018

Did you miss out on the 2018 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) last month? If you did, don’t worry. We’ll get you up to speed. The conference took place in Las Vegas and attracted more than 170,000 attendees from 150 countries for four days. Some of the most influential organizations in the industry, including Dell and …

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4 Simple Steps to PCI Compliance

Jan 3rd, 2018

Like any business owner, you care about growing your business while protecting your customer’s confidential information. PCI is a security standard for organizations that handle branded credits cards designed to protect them from major card schemes and safeguards your customer’s private data. No, you aren’t legally required to meet PCI compliance. But, with the number …

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3 Technology Resolutions for 2018

Nov 24th, 2017

As you know, a lot can change in a year, and it’s no different with technology. But is your tech ready to power you through another year? Are you falling behind your competition thanks to out-of-date technology? Do you feel prepared to take on the uncertainty 2018 could bring? It’s a lot to think about, …

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Scream for Section 179 Tax Deduction

Nov 3rd, 2017

While Halloween has passed, the scariest season for companies has started to send shivers down their spines– tax season. But, do not let the doom and gloom of tax season get you down, Section 179 may simply be the trick that raises you up. What is the Section 179 Tax Deduction? Rather than gradually depreciating …

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Three Ways You Can Minimize IT Downtime

Downtime isn’t just frustrating, it’s expensive. According to a recent ITIC study, 98% of organizations say a single hour of downtime costs more than $100,000. While that’s a staggering hit to any business’s bottom line, there are simple steps you can take to minimize downtime and maximize your peace of mind. Monitor Your Servers Wouldn’t …

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CompuWorks Partners with Berkshire County Arc to Provide Workplace Training Opportunities for Adults with Disabilities

Oct 18th, 2017

Pittsfield, MA (September 14, 2017) – CompuWorks—a managed service provider (MSP) that provides IT services to small and medium-sized businesses announced it is continuing its partnership with Berkshire County Arc, a nonprofit that serves children and adults with Autism, developmental disabilities and brain injuries, to provide paid internship opportunities through the organization’s Advantage Employee Network …

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Three Ways You Can Minimize IT Downtime

Oct 1st, 2017

Downtime isn’t just frustrating, it’s expensive. According to a recent ITIC study, 98% of organizations say a single hour of downtime costs more than $100,000. While that’s a staggering hit to any business’s bottom line, there are simple steps you can take to minimize downtime and maximize your peace of mind.

Three Reasons You Need to Invest in PC Upgrades—Today

Jul 28th, 2017

If you’re skating by with older PCs, you’re making yourself vulnerable to a myriad of potential problems. It’s time for a tech refresh—here are three reasons to invest in new PCs sooner rather than later.

Clearing Up Your Questions About the Cloud

Jul 1st, 2017

The Cloud continues to be a common buzzword. But for many, the cloud is still a mystery. So we’d like to help clear things up and answer your biggest cloud questions.

3 Things to Keep in Mind When Choosing an MSP Partner

Jun 1st, 2017

Small to medium-sized businesses in every market are turning to Managed Service Providers (MSPs) for reliable technology services. From professional service organizations like accounting and law firms to hospitality and construction organizations, MSPs provide a broad range of business IT services. They help smaller enterprises regain control of their technology and finances by rolling services …

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The Advantages of Managed Services vs. Break-Fix

Apr 28th, 2017

Technology is the leading force that helps companies streamline their process, improve productivity and keep a competitive edge. But, what happens when you have hiccups or, even worse, a major outage? Your two main options are the break-fix approach and managed services. Understanding what happens when an issue occurs under each scenario will help you …

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The Why Behind Managed Services

Mar 28th, 2017

Organizations of all sizes rely on technology to operate efficiently and effectively, and as the reliance on IT grows, so does the need for extra support. But, your time and energy should be focused on growth and innovation, not worrying about whether your IT systems are working like they should. It’s easy to become overwhelmed …

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2017 New Year’s IT Resolutions

Jan 17th, 2017

The turn of a new year gives us an opportunity to reflect on the past and find opportunities for improvement. While many New Year’s resolutions are about bettering ourselves, we often forget that there’s also room for improvement at the office.

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