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By Hillary Ramirez
on January 15, 2021

In a report from AT&T, 80% of businesses acknowledged they experienced some sort of a cyber attack. For today’s companies, falling victim to one of these attacks is no longer a question of “if” but “when.” Today’s employees are connected to the Internet all day every day, communicating with colleagues and stakeholders, sharing critical information and jumping from site to site. With hackings, data breaches and ransomware attacks on the rise, it is essential for all companies to plan for the worst, with mandatory cybersecurity trainings for all employees and with the recommended solutions for mitigating the risks.

By Hillary Ramirez
on January 08, 2021

Considering a transition to Unified Communications as a Service (UCaaS)? When it comes to connecting your people and customers, traditional PBX systems or basic on-premise UC systems can be inefficient, expensive, and unreliable.

By Gabrielle Morris
on January 06, 2021

“We’ve seen two years’ worth of digital transformation in two months” said Satya Nadella, CEO of Microsoft in their Quarter 3 earnings call. But what does migrating to Microsoft Azure have to do with this?  The digital transformation Nadella refers to, includes staying agile and being adaptable in every situation your organization may run into- all things that Azure can do for you. There are endless reasons why your organization should migrate to Azure, Microsoft’s cloud computing service, in the new year, but here are our top 5:

By Gabrielle Morris
on January 06, 2021

According to Upwork, 42% of the American workforce remains working remotely due to COVID-19. Because employees can work-from-anywhere and have proven that they can be productive, a hybrid or remote work model is bound to be the new normal. In fact, 93% of employees surveyed by Global Workplace Analytics would like to keep working remotely at least part of the time, and 70% of managers reported the same or better results from their employees working remotely.  

By Gabrielle Morris
on December 30, 2020

As we all know 2020 has been the year of the unexpected. The COVID-19 Pandemic led to working from home, remote education, cancelled events, and panic-buying essentials. Unfortunately, 2020 was also quite a successful year for cybercriminals, with at least 80% of firms seeing an increase in cyberattacks in 2020. Here are three of the top types of cybercrimes for 2020 and how you can prevent them in your organization in 2021. 

By Hillary Ramirez
on December 22, 2020

Is your organization thinking of finding a backup and disaster recovery provider? How do you begin choosing the right BDR vendor or solution? Here as the top 8 questions you should ask to get you started. 

By Hillary Ramirez
on December 22, 2020

Today's businesses require a backup solution that delivers much more than a traditional local only strategy. Given the constant risks to its data, from all directions it is important for businesses to ensure that their data is protected and that they can remain operational in lieu of a system disruption. 

By Gabrielle Morris
on December 15, 2020

Did you know that 25% of respondent companies will move 10% of their employees to permanent remote positions post- COVID 19? In fact, according to Owl Labs, 25% of employees would take a 10% pay cut to continue working remotely. If your organization has not supplied appropriate devices for your remote employees you might want to consider itKeep reading to find our favorite work from home devices: 

By Hillary Ramirez
on December 09, 2020

Did you know that between 2018-2019 there has been a dramatic increase of publicly disclosed cyber security incidents of up to 300% ? In fact, according to K-12 Cyber Security Resource Center, the misuse and abuse of school technology and IT systems resulted in 348 publicly disclosed incidents involving 336 educational agencies across 44 states.  With virtual learning, schools and districts must now be more vigilant on obtaining the proper cyber security tools and establishing  up-to-date protocols and security policies. 

By Gabrielle Morris
on December 01, 2020

As COVID-19 cases continue to surge across the nation, there is no clear timeline for students to return to their school campuses. Cybercriminals have been given the perfect opportunity to attack.  Due to the lack of protection against these threats it can cost schools time and money to rebuild their IT infrastructure and cause a disruption to student’s learning.  Continue reading to discover the most common cybercrimes and how can you prevent them in your school?. 

By Gabrielle Morris
on November 30, 2020

study done by analyst firm IDC reported that 95% of enterprises will be using SD-WAN technology by 2022 and 42% have already deployed it. With such a strong market presence, you may have been hearing about SD-WANs over the past few years, but what exactly is SD-WAN and why is it important Keep reading to find out. 

By Hillary Ramirez
on November 24, 2020

Did you know that 56% of businesses use Microsoft Office 365 daily to accomplish work tasks. Office 365 allows your employees to work from anywhere, anytime, making it a powerful software tool for email communication, team collaboration, and document retention. However despite its excellent infrastructure, Microsoft lacks in protecting your data the way you might expect. Since there is no product that is 100% hack-proof, read on to learn how to gain control over your Office 365 data.

By Hillary Ramirez
on November 24, 2020

Did you know that one third of SaaS users report losing data in the cloud. Storing data in cloud applications is far safer than storing data on on-premise storage systems, but "safe" does not equal "invulnerable". 

By Hillary Ramirez
on November 19, 2020

Introduction

In March 2020, schools across the country began shutting down amidst the COVID-
19 pandemic, forcing schools and school districts to initiate a remote learning agenda. As the 2020- 2021 school year was set to begin remotely, Birmingham Community Charter High School (BCCHS) sought out to provide the best remote learning experience for its students and educators.

By Gabrielle Morris
on November 18, 2020

As a managed service provider, Datalink Networks handles an organizations IT needs both remotely and on-premise at a significantly reduced cost than employing an in-house team. By contracting an MSP, it allows for knowledgeable professionals to proactively work to maintain your IT needs as well as help develop an ongoing plan to ensure that your infrastructure, security, and systems stay in perfect working order. 

 Keep reading to find out the top 5 reasons why you should consider a managed service provider for your organizations future IT needs. 

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By Donald Wisdom
on November 16, 2020

Due to COVID-19, educators went from an on-campus environment to a home office. One of the keys to any home office environment has been our reliance collaboration service that supports audio, video, chat and file transfer. As we all know the market leaders have been Zoom, Teams ,and Google Suite.

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By Donald Wisdom
on November 11, 2020

We can all agree that data security is important,  but did you know that email security is often overlooked? With phishing attacks and other malicious emails on the rise, it is more important than ever to ensure your organization is prepared and secure. To give you some insight, our trusted partner and leading IT Security company, Barracuda, collected the following statistics regarding email security:

Donald Wisdom
By Donald Wisdom
on November 06, 2020

The digital remote learning model has become heightened during the COVID-19 pandemic requiring districts nationwide to establish a remote learning tool to use across all classrooms. Datalink Networks has worked with countless schools across the nation including Birmingham Community Charter High School find the right IT solutions for their students.

A common issue that we have come across amongst schools and school districts is the ability to find the right web conferencing tool that will work best for remote educational purposes and be cost-effective. Here are some of the reasons why Datalink Networks recommends Microsoft Teams as the best web conferencing and collaboration learning platform. 

By Hillary Ramirez
on October 27, 2020

According to Forbes, 83 % of enterprise organizations will migrate over to a cloud platform by the end of 2020, with 20% predicted to be private cloud based followed by 22% running on a hybrid model.  It is critically important to understand the many factors to consider when thinking of the quality and the duration of the cloud migration process. Below are six best practices, our Datalink Network's team has discovered when completing cloud migrations for various of organizations.