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IT Support For Business

Make Finding IT Support for Business Easier: Download the 2021 Managed IT Checklist

By The Aeko Tech | March 4, 2021

We know that finding managed IT support for your business can be a little overwhelming. But it doesn’t have to be. To help, we’ve created a one-page checklist to help you gather the information you’ll need to find an MSP that’s right for you. You’re on the hunt … Maybe you’re looking for a business…

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Why You Need a Proactive Managed Services Provider

Why You Need a Proactive Managed Services Provider (MSP)

By The Aeko Tech | February 11, 2021

It’s always better to be proactive than reactive whether it’s a health issue, a financial issue or an IT issue. Proactive IT support will keep your systems protected by anticipating problems and resolving them BEFORE they happen.  “A proactive MSP realizes the importance of demonstrating managerial oversight to all aspects of the client’s company. It’s…

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Microsoft MFA Warning

Don’t Be Confused by the Microsoft MFA Warning: The Bottomline on Multi-Factor Authentication

By The Aeko Tech | January 28, 2021

As cyber security experts, we agree with the Microsoft MFA warning. But don’t get confused into thinking all multi-factor authentication is dangerous. Here’s the full story. What Is Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA)? Multi-factor authentication (MFA) sounds a bit scary, but it’s actually pretty simple. You know that password you use to sign into your account? That…

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Managed IT Support

What Is Typically Included in Managed IT Support and How to Leverage It to Reach your 2021 Goals

By Brian Rodgers | January 21, 2021

So what exactly is managed IT support? Basically it is a complete IT team at your disposal 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Managed IT support (or managed IT services) is an industry term for the services provided by a managed support provider (MSP). An MSP is simply a company that specializes in…

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IMAP Security Issues

IMAP Security Issues – Is this Legacy Email Protocol Leaving You Vulnerable?

By The Aeko Tech | January 14, 2021

From time to time, a cyber security issue pops up that no one sees coming. That’s the case with the IMAP security problem that’s recently come to light. As a managed service provider, Aeko stays on top of cyber security and IT changes so you don’t have to. Rest assured that we are already addressing…

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Worst Ransomware Attacks of 2020

The 4 Worst Ransomware Attacks of 2020 & Why 2021 Should Start With Back-Ups

By Brian Rodgers | January 7, 2021

When ransomware attacks make headlines, they tend to involve big, well-known companies. But this news is just the tip of the iceberg: Some of the largest entities hit in 2020 were cities, schools, hospitals and small businesses, fueled in part by COVID-19 changes in how people work. 2020 Ransomware Attacks Against Cities (and Municipalities) Early…

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Ransomware Attack Response Checklist

Be Prepared for a Ransomware Attack: Download the 2021 Ransomware Response Checklist

By The Aeko Tech | December 31, 2020

People are a business’s biggest security risk, so training your team on the cybersecurity basics is critical. To help, we’ve put together this simple download. Post and share so your staff will know what to do if they’re hit with ransomware.  Yikes! You’ve been hit with a ransomware threat. What is it and how do…

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Public vs Private Cloud Services

Public vs Private Cloud Services: What Is Right for Your Business?

By Brian Rodgers | December 29, 2020

As an IT support provider for small- and medium-size businesses, we get a lot of questions about “the cloud.” Here are the basics to consider if you’re thinking of switching to cloud services.  Sooner or later your business will probably migrate its data to a cloud service of some kind. Industry leaders believe it is…

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PCI Compliance, Credit Card Compliance

PCI Compliance: What You Don’t Know Can Hurt Your Business

By Brian Rodgers | December 22, 2020

PCI compliance is just one part of overall IT compliance. At Aeko Technologies, we’re dedicated to bringing enterprise-level IT services to small- and medium-size businesses to enable growth. Do you know what it means to be PCI compliant? If you are a business that stores or processes payments by credit card, it’s time to find…

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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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