How Fiber Internet Connection Improves Sustainability

How Fiber Internet Connection Improves Sustainability

First, what is a fiber internet connection?  Fiber-optic internet, commonly called fiber internet or simply “fiber,” is a broadband internet connection that uses fiber optic technology, which is a very thin and powerful type of cable. It transmits uninterrupted...
Cyberattacks: Some Scary Stats and How to Reduce the Threat

Cyberattacks: Some Scary Stats and How to Reduce the Threat

Cyberattacks are growing at an alarming rate, but you may not know the extent of it.  In Q4 2021, there was an all-time peak in weekly cyberattacks, totaling over 900 attacks per organization  In 2021, there was an increase of 71% in overall attacks per week on...
The Dark Web: What You Need to Know

The Dark Web: What You Need to Know

First, what is the dark web? Maybe you’ve heard something about the “dark web” being a hotbed of criminal activity — and it is. But maybe you don’t know exactly what the dark web is. Basically, it’s a part of the internet that isn’t indexed by search engines.  ...
How a Password Manager can Help Reduce Data Breaches

How a Password Manager can Help Reduce Data Breaches

Over 80% of company data breaches are due to poor passwords.  Weak, easy-to-crack passwords are one of the common causes of data breaches. Strong business password hygiene and practices are critical in order to avoid data breaches. However, traditional password...
The Shift to Remote Work in Rural Areas

The Shift to Remote Work in Rural Areas

Making Work from Home Work for Rural Staff  When the pandemic hit in early 2020, it changed the way people work overnight. Now just over two years later, remote or Work from Home (WFH) has become not only accepted but the norm.  Let’s look at a few stats:  49% of the...
Know Your IP Connection Options

Know Your IP Connection Options

Know Your IP Connection Options: Peering, Transit and DIA We all know how powerful the web has become and what a vital part of our work and personal lives it is. Five billion people or 63% of the world’s population are now connected to the internet – a 500% growth...
Six Benefits of Office 365 Cloud Backup

Six Benefits of Office 365 Cloud Backup

Using Microsoft 365? Why You Need Back-up and 6 Key Benefits  According to a recent report from egress, organizations have seen a 67% increase in data leaks via email in the past two years. In addition, 15% of organizations had been breached over 500 times within that...
WIN Upgrades for More Capacity and Lower Costs

WIN Upgrades for More Capacity and Lower Costs

How are enterprise network demands changing? Everything a business does, whatever the sector, is dependent on high-performance connectivity. The rising use of media-rich communication and collaboration, remote working, AI applications, and increased reliance on cloud...
Healthcare IT Staffing Under the Weather?

Healthcare IT Staffing Under the Weather?

Healthcare IT Staffing Under the Weather? Co-Managed Services Could be Your Remedy The pandemic changed every industry, but probably none as much as healthcare, and specifically healthcare staffing, including IT. Staffing was the top concern heading into this year,...
Time to Upgrade your Business IT Connection to Ethernet?

Time to Upgrade your Business IT Connection to Ethernet?

What is an ethernet connection and how is it different from an internet connection? Ethernet technology connects devices in a wired local area network (LAN) or wide area network (WAN) and allows devices to communicate with each other via a set of rules or common...
What does IT Asset Management mean?

What does IT Asset Management mean?

What does IT Asset Management mean? IT Asset Management is a multi-phase process that includes the planning, acquisition, operation/maintenance, and disposal of technology products. IT Asset Management also involves monitoring and providing the financial return during...
Remote Code Execution: Threats and Protection

Remote Code Execution: Threats and Protection

Remote Code Execution: Threats and Protection  As seems to be the standard every year in cyber security, 2021 ended with quite the clamor. To give you some background and to help you better prepare for future threats, let’s talk about Remote Code Execution (RCE)...
4 Ways SD-WAN Improves Business Performance

4 Ways SD-WAN Improves Business Performance

First, what is SD-WAN? You may have heard about the latest networking buzzword SD-WAN, but maybe you don’t know much about it. With old-school WAN management, Multi-Protocol Label Switching (MPLS), data transmission is very limited, and often very expensive. It also...
Nine Cybersecurity Measures To Protect your Organization

Nine Cybersecurity Measures To Protect your Organization

Cybercrime has grown into a multi-trillion-dollar problem affecting businesses of all sizes. Now more than ever, it’s critical to take the right security measures to protect your network and data  Cybercriminals today will do anything to monetize your network, your...
10 Cyber Security Myths…and Myths Busted

10 Cyber Security Myths…and Myths Busted

There are many misconceptions about cyber security. Here are a few common examples, as well as how to better prepare for and avoid them. Myth #1: Cyber hackers only target large businesses Reality: If you’re a small and medium-sized business, you may think your data...
5 Signs Your Company May Need More Bandwidth

5 Signs Your Company May Need More Bandwidth

A fast, secure Internet connection is crucial to your day-to-day business operations. Your Internet needs to meet your current business needs as well as prepare you for the future as those needs change and grow. At WIN, we have experienced a nearly 50 percent increase...
An Extra Level of Security: 2 Factor Authentication

An Extra Level of Security: 2 Factor Authentication

With continued technological advances, there has been an increase in company data being electronically entered, stored, and potentially compromised. According to the IBM 2020 Cost of Data Breach Study (sponsored by IBM Security and conducted by the Ponemon Institute),...
5 Firewall Best Practices for Business Continuity

5 Firewall Best Practices for Business Continuity

Managing a firewall is an important function but can sometimes fall to the wayside — that is until a critical patch or upgrade is needed. Then, IT staff must pivot to install patches quickly or risk a data breach. Here are 5 best practices to proactively manage...
IT Challenges: Technology or Mindset?

IT Challenges: Technology or Mindset?

If you don’t view IT as a business function, you won’t ask the right question — or get the right answer. The IT Dilemma Most organizations can’t manage the breadth and depth of resources needed to address every IT challenge at all times. For example, some resources...
SD-WAN Builds Momentum Led by Early Adopters

SD-WAN Builds Momentum Led by Early Adopters

SD-WAN has arisen as the WAN’s response to the migration of enterprise apps to the cloud. As the march of enterprise apps to the cloud gathers momentum, it is inevitable that SD-WAN gets the spotlight. Indeed, WIN’s recent Software Defined WAN Survey suggests growing...