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Aeko Technologies Phishing Prevention Cheat Sheet

Don’t Take the Bait: Download the 2021 Phishing Prevention Cheat Sheet

By The Aeko Tech | June 10, 2021

We know it is all too common for companies to fall victim to cyber attacks, especially when they’re right in your inbox. How can you spot a phishing email? How can you prevent them? To help, we’ve created a one-page cheat sheet of phishing prevention tips with do’s, dont’s and nevers. This one-page, easy-to-follow cheat…

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Understanding IT Compliance: 6 Laws Every Business Should Know

By Brian Rodgers | May 20, 2021

As a managed service provider, part of our role is to help small businesses determine where they need to adjust their procedures to remain compliant and to help implement those processes. If IT compliance is not on your radar, it needs to be. If you are non-compliant, even a minor cyber security attack could lead…

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Tornado Prep For Business: Refresh Your Disaster Recovery Plan

By The Aeko Tech | May 13, 2021

It’s that time again, Fort Worth! As a managed service provider, we’re always talking to clients about preparing for disaster, whether it’s a tornado or cyber security attack. Here are some tips to protect your business.  In case you didn’t realize it, we are in the midst of the most likely tornado season. Historically speaking,…

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Aeko Technology Firms Return to Work

Create a Thriving Hybrid Workplace: Tech CEOs Offer Back To Work Tips

By The Aeko Tech | May 6, 2021

Spring is in the air and COVID vaccines are rolling out across the country. In Texas, the economy has been declared “100 percent” open again by the governor as of March. That means the return to the office has already started for many, or lies just ahead. But what will it look like? And how…

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10 Signs It’s Time to Break Up With Your IT Provider or MSP

By Brian Rodgers | April 29, 2021

Yes, breaking up is hard to do but it is often the best thing for your business — especially if it provides greater security and allows for future growth. The fact is if your IT provider isn’t moving your business forward, it is probably holding it back. So, watch for these 10 signs that it…

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it service management

Is Your IT Failing Your Business? How IT Service Management Can Help

By Brian Rodgers | April 22, 2021

First, understand that an IT service management (ITSM) company does not just manage and protect your data. It uses a process to create, deliver, plan, support, implement and operate your IT technology to best serve you and your customers or clients. That includes all technology services and devices: laptops and the applications on them, servers,…

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Setting Recovery Time Objectives That Fit Your Business

By Brian Rodgers | April 8, 2021

Setting a recovery time objective is one of the toughest decisions for a business to consider. After all, any downtime can feel catastrophic. And the amount of downtime a business can reasonably weather varies from business to business — and sometimes from season to season.  Here’s how to start figuring out the right recovery time…

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2021 texas freeze

IT Lessons Learned From 2021 Texas Freeze

By Brian Rodgers | April 5, 2021

IT techs continually talk about safeguarding IT data from hackers and natural disasters. Worst-case scenarios are always discussed. What’s not often mentioned is sustained interruption of data, such as what businesses recently experienced with the 2021 Texas freeze that crippled millions of people and businesses throughout Texas. Here’s what happened: The ERCOT (Electric Reliability Council…

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aeko cloud computing advantages for business

Fall in Love With Cloud Computing Advantages for Business

By Brian Rodgers | March 25, 2021

COVID-19 forced many businesses into cloud computing, at least partially. But should your business fully migrate to the cloud for the long term? That’s a question many of our clients face. Here are some factors to consider. Cloud Computing Cloud computing has been around for years  but few companies, especially small businesses, took advantage of…

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It’s easy to feel lost when it comes to IT. Conflicting information or overwhelming jargon can add to the confusion. The Cleared-for-Takeoff Blog is our way of sharing news and developments that guide you in the right direction. Watch this space for relevant updates on business tech, disaster recovery, scams, ransomware attacks and cyber security.  

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