September 7, 2023
What Is Data Security in the Digital Age?

As technology continues to advance, the importance of data security becomes increasingly apparent. But what exactly is it, and how can it be managed while remaining secure? Explore the definition of data security, its relevance in today's digital world, and how it differs from data security. As you navigate these concepts, understand how realistic solutions […]

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September 6, 2023
IT Infrastructure Planning: Building a Robust & Scalable Environment

Your IT infrastructure is a critical component of your organization’s success. But are you underestimating its potential? Learn more about the costs of poor IT management and get tips for improving your environment. Explore the benefits of infrastructure optimization and how a managed service provider can help elevate your IT network. Are You Underestimating Your […]

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September 5, 2023
The Positive and Negative Impacts of AI on Cybersecurity

AI is becoming increasingly relevant in today’s technological landscape, and that includes cybersecurity. On the one hand, it gives cybercriminals another tool to attack networks and steal information. On the other hand, it’s used to create more efficient security protocols. Whichever way you look at it, the impact of AI is bringing significant changes to […]

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September 4, 2023
Common Types of Malware Attacks and Signs Your Computer Is Infected

Successful malware attacks can devastate ill-prepared businesses, resulting in stolen data, reduced profits, unwanted downtime, expensive repairs, and a weakened public perception. With more complex types of malware attacks today than ever before, companies must take the necessary steps to protect their assets—starting by familiarizing themselves with the most common types of malware attacks. The […]

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September 1, 2023
Cyber Security Training for Employees: What You Need to Know

Network security prevents businesses from having their data stolen, but tight security measures are only as effective as the employees that access company data. Unaware staff members are less likely to detect and prevent cyber attacks that can harm work operations and impact your bottom line. However, conducting proper cyber security training for your employees […]

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July 26, 2023
Why an Experienced IT Staff Matters

A well-trained, experienced IT staff can be a major asset for any business. Certain characteristics define the most successful employees in this field. From problem-solving skills to familiarity with the latest technologies, we'll discuss their four key characteristics and how they can help you maximize productivity and efficiency. We'll also walk through the risks of […]

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July 24, 2023
The Complete Guide to Data Breach Prevention

Data breaches are on the rise, and it's more important than ever for businesses to understand what these breaches are, what causes them, and how to prevent them from happening. In this article, we will explore the various causes of data breaches for businesses and discuss prevention techniques to avoid such attacks in the first […]

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June 15, 2023
Frequent Types of Cybersecurity Attacks and Ways You Can Avoid Them

The rise of technology means the world is now more connected today than ever before. Phones, laptops, and countless other devices plug vital information into the well of knowledge that is the internet. But whenever there’s a chance to steal this data, hackers will be waiting to pounce on the opportunity. Protecting your network from […]

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June 13, 2023
Common Network Vulnerabilities and How to Prevent Them

Having a secure network is crucial for protecting a company’s sensitive information and software, but even the most tightly guarded systems are prone to occasional vulnerabilities. These can be detrimental to your business because, if left unattended, they leave room for cyberattacks and software issues to cause data loss. By taking preventative measures, you can […]

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April 6, 2023
Understanding When to Outsource Your IT Services

If your organization has gotten by with an in-house team that handles your information technology, you might think you’re getting the best deal. But contrary to popular belief, investing in outsourced IT support is the best way to guarantee a structured network while cutting costs. But how do you know when it’s time to take […]

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April 6, 2023
Do I Need an IT Consultant?

Are you second-guessing how well your network is aligned with your goals? Is your business struggling to keep up with the ever-changing world of technology? It’s time to consider a consultation with a professional. Having the insight of an industry expert can help your business in many ways, and the last thing you should want […]

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March 27, 2023
Why You Need a Cybersecurity Risk Assessment

In our technology-oriented landscape, having a sound IT infrastructure is the key to a business’s success. But without proper cybersecurity protocols that can anticipate and respond to threats, companies can be exposed to costly data breaches and other malicious threat actors. If you rarely check your organization’s cybersecurity controls or haven’t at all, you may […]

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March 23, 2023
How to Find an IT Managed Service Provider

Regardless of your organization’s size, your network infrastructure is essential for your business’s success. With the help of a reputable managed service provider, you can keep your business technology in the best shape and meet your goals without any interruptions. Read this guide to learn: The role of a managed service provider How companies benefit […]

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August 9, 2022
Utah Small Business "Pain Points" and How Managed IT Services Help

If you're the owner or manager of a small business who has central involvement in daily company operations, a term you're likely familiar with -- whether specifically or just conceptually -- is "pain point." A pain point refers to certain challenges or common issues that you or your team fact, and finding effective solutions for […]

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July 15, 2022
Role of Managed IT for Emerging Businesses

There are a number of considerations to make if you're the owner or operator of an emerging business in any sector, and one of these across numerous industries is managed IT and tech support. Provided by what are known as MSPs, or managed service providers, this sort of support is absolutely vital as you look […]

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July 8, 2022
Important Elements of Cyber Resiliency to Consider for Your Business

When it comes to the realm of protecting your devices and network from threats, the broad term that most people are generally familiar with is "cybersecurity." However, this major area has several sub-categories or related themes that are often incorporated into or around it, and one of these that's become much more well-known in the […]

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July 1, 2022
Value of Strong Network and IT Support to Utah Educational Facilities

There are a number of facilities that have several common needs in the IT support and related fields, and schools and other educational services are definitely among these. Having a reliable network is vital for schools and other educational programs to maintain numerous student devices and solutions, and working with quality IT professionals is typically […]

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June 17, 2022
Understanding and Preventing Business Ransomware Attacks

Within the realm of cybersecurity, the broad category of malware is one that businesses need to be aware of. One of the most significant threats within this area, especially over the last few years, is what's known as ransomware. At Onward Technology, we're here to provide high-quality cybersecurity and related IT support services to numerous business […]

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June 10, 2022
Issues With Old Hardware or Software for Your Business

There are several important elements when it comes to your business's tech and device setup and efficiency, and one of these is the age of specific components involved. Older technology will naturally have more issues than newer tech, and there may come a point where old hardware or software that's still being used in major […]

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June 3, 2022
Benefits of Outsourcing IT Services to Growing Utah Businesses

If you're a business that's on an upward trajectory, you're naturally looking for ways to become more and more efficient within your processes while growing at scale. There are a number of approaches you may take here, and one that's proven enormously successful for many such companies is the outsourcing of important IT and tech […]

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May 31, 2022
On Firewalls and Their Importance in Cybersecurity

There are a number of buzzwords out there that you may have heard in the cybersecurity world, and one of the most important for many businesses is the firewall. Serving as one of your top forms of defense against various online threats, firewalls have evolved over the years right along with the kinds of risks […]

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May 6, 2022
How Restaurants Can Benefit from Wi-Fi Location Analytics

There are certain modern technological services that are useful across a huge swath of industries or business types, and a great example here is the realm of Wi-Fi location analytics. Referring to programs that allow you to evaluate everything from foot traffic to other customer insights, Wi-Fi location analytics can be used for numerous businesses […]

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April 26, 2022
Reducing Grayware and Mobile Security Threats in Business IT

With mobile devices and applications being used more than ever, including in the world of business, security for these devices is also growing in importance. There are a few ways cybercriminals may try to get at mobile devices to steal business data or related information, and one of these is broadly known as "grayware." At […]

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April 1, 2022
Tips for Utah Employee Cybersecurity Training Programs

Cybersecurity for businesses has been a vital theme for many years, and it only increases with each passing year. Especially as the pandemic led to more and more employees working from home than ever before, businesses everywhere are looking to ensure that all their employees have the right training and resources when it comes to […]

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March 29, 2022
Value of Speed for IT Support Services

There are numerous factors that business owners or managers of a given organization might be thinking about with regard to their IT support services, from reliability to threat prevention and more. One element that sometimes doesn't get the attention it deserves, but which is extremely important for many entities: Speed. At Onward Technology, speed is […]

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March 4, 2022
Qualities to Prioritize in a Business IT Support Company

With technology and IT services taking on greater importance with each passing year in the business world, more and more businesses are looking for quality IT support services. When you're on this search, it's vital to prioritize the right things in the IT support partner you choose. At Onward Technology, we're happy to assist clients […]

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February 22, 2022
Avoiding Business Risks of Cyber Kill Chains

The methods used by cybercriminals continue to evolve over time, and one that's become of note in recent years is known as the cyber kill chain. Referring to an issue where hackers break into systems using a tiered format, cyber kill chains can be devastating for organizations if they're successful -- but the right precautions […]

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February 4, 2022
Securing Endpoints for IT Devices Within Your Utah Organization

There are a few different areas of cybersecurity or related practices where businesses may find vulnerabilities they need to protect, and one of these is within the realm of endpoints. The use of endpoint devices among company employees has only increased since the onset of COVID-19, and ensuring that such devices are used safely and […]

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January 25, 2022
How Managed IT Services Save Your Business Money

There are numerous benefits that businesses achieve when they hire quality managed IT professionals, from data protection and security to process efficiency and much more. One broad area that sometimes gets forgotten when we're listing all these wide-ranging benefits, but is of paramount importance: Managed IT services save your business money in multiple direct ways. […]

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January 7, 2022
On the Immense Value of Cloud Storage for Businesses

When it comes to your business's data and several tech-related areas, there's a realm that's become vital in the last decade or so: Cloud storage. Sometimes simply referred to as "the cloud," cloud storage is a innovative form of data storage and retrieval that allows for access from anywhere -- but it requires strong tech […]

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December 28, 2021
Risks of Data Breach to Utah Companies – and How to Avoid Them

When it comes to business cybersecurity and related solutions used to protect your company, one of the primary goals is preventing data breaches and data loss. Phishing, ransomware and other hacking methods are often undertaken in an effort to breach and steal important areas of data, and this can have multiple negative impacts on your […]

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December 3, 2021
Understanding Service-Level Agreements (SLAs) in IT Support

In a number of fields that involve the outsourcing of outside vendors, including IT and tech support areas, the use of what's known as an SLA, or service-level agreement, is common. An SLA lays out all the expectations of the vendor, including any metrics that will define their performance, plus what will happen if these […]

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