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21st Century Confidence Scheme: How the Increasingly Popular Social Engineering Hack Can Be Prevented

Written By Harry Bodd

A Confidence Scheme for the Technology Age With the increasing complexity of hardware and software based cyber security, social engineering is once again gaining popularity among groups of hackers looking to infiltrate protected systems. Social engin...

IT Management should not be complicated – get Managed Help Desk Services

Written By Gary McCauley

An IT system that has never faced a crash, downtime, or an operational issue is only a myth. Several people across the globe go through IT issues daily and are not able to complete their tasks on time. Rather than focusing on their core business, org...

Surviving the biggest threat of the year – Ransomware

Written By Les Williams

Only when you thought you did nothing more than clicking on a web link, your files are encrypted and locked, and you can’t access your data. This is a painful case of “holding your data hostage”, and you are asked to pay ransom to g...

Scaling & Adapting Operation Model for Rapid Business Growth

Written By Les Williams

ExterNetworks’ Chief Marketing Officer & President Offers Valuable Insights on Scaling & Adapting Operation Model for Rapid Business Growth   ExterNetworks was awarded the prestigious ‘2016 NEW JERSEY FUTURE 50 SmartCEO Award...

How to Choose the Best Cloud MSP for Beneficial Cloud Adoption

Written By Harry Bodd

Technology-enabled services in an on-demand, cost-effective, secure, and quick manner are a must in today’s business landscape. The need for such a service at will has given rise to the growth of cloud computing. Cloud adoption is rapidly sprea...

Using IoT Data to Generate Recurring Revenue Opportunities

Written By Les Williams

The Internet of Things (IoT) has been forecast to be larger and more significant than the emergence of laptops, mobiles, and tablets, all put together. However, in spite of the IoT’s enormous popularity and growth, most organizations fail to ca...

Internet of Things (IoT) Trivia 2

Written By Les Williams

Do you know enough about IoT? It’s time to test your knowledge on the total market potential of the IoT, how swiftly IoT is growing, how much money businesses are investing in IoT technologies, the business concerns of IoT and more. Get started...

Your Company’s Firewall Security is Vulnerable to Hacking

Written By Les Williams

One of the great intrigues in security management is the modus operandi of criminal hackers. Many organizations believe they are too small a target for hackers to attack. Earlier, cyber criminals may have agreed with that assessment, but that perspec...

Internet of Things (IoT) Trivia

Written By Les Williams

Do you know enough about IoT? It’s time to test your knowledge on the total market potential of the IoT, how swiftly IoT is growing, how much money businesses are investing in IoT technologies, the business concerns of IoT and more. Get started...

Unexpected Cloud Challenges that CIOs Encounter

Cloud technology has transformed the way businesses run and so far companies that have adopted cloud have gained scalability, flexibility, optimum use of IT resources, reduced operational cost, and much more. However, cloud technology also presents s...

Managing The IoT’s Inherent Challenges for Business Success

Written By Les Williams

The IoT presents various opportunities to make systems more efficient in helping people make better decisions and improve their quality of lives. The IoT has ‘connected things’, such as machines, objects, agents, via the internet, and is coll...

IoT Savings Across Global Industries -Infographic

Written By Les Williams

The IoT connects computer networks, machines, actuators, sensors, and devices globally; and blends the physical world with the virtual world of the Internet and software. It enables companies and consumers to create and enjoy innovative services via ...

Preventing Cyber Attacks Through Efficient Cyber Resilience

Written By Les Williams

Today’s business world requires companies to use a broad range of technology and IT equipment, the Internet, as well as mobile devices for conducting business. Hence, it is natural that with the growing use of technology and high-tech solutions...

Is Your Anti-virus Giving You a False Sense of Security?

Written By Les Williams

Security management is indisputably important for any company today. Threats to security has led to an inevitable adoption of anti-virus software by most if not all organizations and with good reason. The majority of organizations have sensibly inves...

Smart Office Needs Smart Security

Written By Les Williams

The Internet of Things (IoT) devices continue to create endless possibilities. Most of all, they have affected our everyday life – the way we eat, sleep, work, live, and commute. A potted plant can now water itself and change the temperature in you...

VTech hack Exposed Children’s and Parents’ data

Written By Les Williams

  In a recent data breach on a kids toy-maker, VTech, 6.4 million children’s data including photos, first names, genders, birth dates and home addresses, as well as information of 5 million parents was exposed by a hacker. The hacker told Moth...

Cyber Security Infographic

Written By Les Williams

  Today, every business needs the cyberspace to thrive and the battle to hijack your systems is constant in this realm. Hence, no one is really 100% secure with a one-time security deployment. Reacting to attacks by fending them off is only a pa...

IT Security Infographic

Written By Les Williams

Cyber viruses and IT threat are continuously evolving at this time, when we want to do all things in the cyberspace. It is for this reason that you should always be vigilant and maintain threat intelligence as an integral part of your enterprise netw...

Cloud Adoption is Accelerating – Where Do You Stand?

Cloud adoption is no more a matter of if, but what and when. Many organizations have realized and experienced its vast benefits such as business agility, scalability, flexibility, and ROI. In this article, we have listed some of the adoption statisti...

Critical Touch Points of IoT

Written By Les Williams

The Internet of Things (IoT) is fast becoming a household name, as it is the next big area of development in the global technology landscape. Businesses need to take the IoT and it’s potential very serious if they do not want to end up like Blackbe...

Top and Most Impactful Cyber Attacks in the USA

The exponential rise in cyber attacks and data breaches on big companies has fueled concerns over vulnerable security systems for companies that lost millions of customer’s records to hackers. We’ve created a list of the most devastating cyber at...

Attack of the Unknown – Advanced Persistent Threats (APTs)

Written By John Rovito

They’re out there waiting, sitting at their computers hoping for you to make a mistake. And you will, because no one is immune to their advances. It might be an email from a well-known retailer, or a solicitation from a local charity, or a message ...

Surviving Disaster With Managed Business Continuity Solutions

Written By Diana Fitting

Globalization has created a highly competitive market for both big and small businesses to thrive. In such competitive times, no business can afford to lose out on opportunities, customers, sales, revenues, etc., due to unplanned outages such as a na...

Optimize Your Enterprise Network to be BYOD and IoT-Ready

Written By Les Williams

With the advent of the Internet of Things (IoT) and ‘Bring Your Own Device’ (BYOD) culture, your enterprise network is sure to face a different set of challenges and roadblocks that it had never faced before. Owing to IoT and BYOD, people have co...

Reduce Business Security Risks via Effective Mobile Security Management

Written By Harry Bodd

Today, businesses know that they have globally dispersed partners, distributors, and even customers. To keep up pace with the changing conditions of how business is conducted today, more and more organizations are rapidly adopting innovative mobile a...

Data Center Optimization to be IoT-Ready

Written By Les Williams

Technology, which connects everything, has become an inherent part of our lives. These connections have immensely helped organizations to enhance the quality of service to their consumers. As the technology landscape continues to evolve at an extreme...

Implications of the Internet of Things

Written By Les Williams

With the explosion of connected devices and the massive amounts of data they produce, businesses, individuals, government bodies as well as IT staff need to evaluate their current strategy and future plans to handle, process, and make sense of this g...

How to Make Business Sense of the Internet of Things (IoT)

Written By Les Williams

  The fundamental need for which a business will adopt new technology is often lost amongst the hype. It can be boiled down to two basic measurable business objectives: To generate new revenue; or To increase productivity thereby gaining cost e...

Value Proposition and Strategic Partnership through MSP 2.0

Written By Les Williams

Managed Services has seen a tremendous growth in the past three years. Organizations today, whether big or small, have realized the benefits of letting an expert Managed Services Provider (MSP) monitor and manage their IT requirements. This could i...

Adopt Managed NOC as a Comprehensive Solution for Network Operations

Written By Gary McCauley

Due to technology advancements, organizations now have to integrate many technologies to manage high-performing networks. The complexities of these networks increase and it takes highly specialized tools, resources, process and infrastructure to mana...

Turning Cloud Adoption Threats into Opportunities (Part 2)

Written By Gary McCauley

This blog is the second of a two-part series in which we have discussed the challenges and pitfalls of Cloud Adoption and how you can avoid them. In Part 1, you have learnt the various challenges that Cloud Adoption entails. In Part 2, you will learn...

Timely Resolutions to Avert Untimely Network Failures!

Written By Harry Bodd

Has your network ever experienced untimely network failures? Such untimely network failures can leave any organization, and especially the IT Manager, highly frustrated and helpless. Such failures make you realize how little control you actually have...

Turning Cloud Adoption Threats into Opportunities (Part 1)

Written By Gary McCauley

Due to rapid advancements in Cloud technology, its adoption has become more complex, particularly with system integration, data management, and the management of multiple cloud providers. With the increasing complexity, businesses experience substant...

Trends in Healthcare Information Technology that cannot be Ignored

Written By Gary McCauley

The Healthcare industry has made significant progress over the years by relying on the importance of Technology. Now more than ever, the role of IT plays a crucial role in improving the quality of patient care, reducing costs, and heightening efficie...

Leverage IoT Technologies to Sustain Competitive Business Advantage

Written By Les Williams

The competition is heating up, as more and more industry giants, such as Google, Samsung, Apple and Microsoft, are entering into the IoT market with large investments to develop their IoT platforms (software and applications). Who will lead in taking...

Business Continuity Through Managed Network Services (MNS)

Written By Les Williams

If you are a technology manager, you know that we work hard to manage the issues associated with networks. You are at risk every time your company is exposed to a downtime, as most businesses cannot afford downtime regardless of the size of its impac...

Adopting New Technologies? Keep an Eye on Your Network with Managed NOC

Written By Gary McCauley

Every organization aims at capturing and gaining access to new markets, products and customers. However, a greater challenge than capturing new markets is that of sustaining value over the long-term. One of the key aspects that helps organizations re...

Fix Network Issues with Managed NOC

Written By Gary McCauley

Every IT organization today needs infrastructure that can support expansion into new markets, customers, employees, vendors, and partners for business innovation and efficiency. Very few businesses succeed in accomplishing such operations, because th...

Maximize Your ROI with Recruitment Process Outsourcing (Part 1) | ExterNetworks

Written By Allan Stuke

Recruitment Process Outsourcing (RPO) is not only a smart way of reducing your costs and maximizing your revenues and profits, but also one of the best ways to get the right person for the right job. Apart from adding business value, RPO also helps i...

4 Changes to Your IT Policy Critical for SaaS Cloud Adoption | ExterNetworks

Written By Les Williams

Migrating to the cloud opens up a gamut of benefits, but the transition can be a tad challenging. To ensure the transition is both smooth and successful, you need to make certain changes to your IT Policy to account for both scalability and security ...

What is Your IT Disaster Recovery (DR) Plan? How Frequently Do You Perform DR Drill Tests?

Written By Harry Bodd

Without a Disaster Recovery (DR) plan, your organization is at exceptional risk of loss of business, hacking, cyber-attacks, loss of confidential data, and more. Your DR plan can prolong your business continuity potential until the disaster has been ...

Is Internet of Things (IoT) Going to Be Another ‘Shadow IT’ Issue for Your Business?

Written By Gary McCauley

As a network manager, you undoubtedly know the ins and outs of today’s best network safety practices. From the creation of disaster recovery plans to approving network configuration changes, you understand how complex it is to keep a network sa...

4 Things You Should Know When Switching Your IT Service Providers

Written By Gary McCauley

When businesses carry out some or all of their functions via online networks, it is imperative that a reputable Internet Service Provider (ISP) be chosen. Common problems that arise when an unreliable provider is chosen include network breaches, loss...

Internet of Things (IoT) – The Next ‘BIG’ Investment Destination

Written By Les Williams

With the IoT emerging as the next big destination for investment, many industry giants are scrambling and fiercely competing to grab their share of the revenues in the IoT market. While the IoT offers great opportunities to businesses for making mone...

Can Managed Services Reduce Total IT Cost?

Written By Gary McCauley

Managed IT Services play an important role in reducing IT costs, IT risks and IT issues, resulting in better customer relationships and higher profits. Managed Services Minimizing IT Cost and Risk Capital and cyclical expenses are to be expected when...

IoT & WEARABLE TECHNOLOGIES – THE FUTURE

Written By Les Williams

How They Will Reshape the Enterprise IT Landscape With the recent launch of Apple Watch and more wearable technologies to follow, more and more connected devices are expected to get hooked on with one another in a highly networked world of the ‘Int...

Public Cloud and NOC Service Integration

Written By Gary McCauley

Network Operations Center   Managed Public Cloud and NOC Services Integration A managed public cloud provider must pay careful attention to security in the cloud, isolation and processes while offering significant cost savings. Deploying a publi...

How the Apple Watch and other connected devices will impact enterprise IT infrastructure

Written By Gary McCauley

This week’s Apple event highlighted the new Apple Watch, which truly embodies the advancements and innovation of technology in the 21st century. In typical Apple fashion, the features, capabilities and ability to do more with better technology is ...

Make Hay While The Sun Shines – With The New Apple Watch

Written By Gary McCauley

Today, wearable technology has contributed to a $700 million industry just in the form of wearable fitness and health technology trackers and is still growing exponentially. Of these smart wearables, the smartwatch is the most well-known type. Apple,...

Cyber Gang Robbed 100 Banks Worldwide – Did They Even Breach The US Banks?

Written By Les Williams

Hackers have always targeted customer bank accounts but now, a cyber-gang known as, Carbanak, is stealing directly from banks, totalling over a billion dollars so far.   How hackers have breached 100 banks and stole $1bn Based on the investigati...

Impact Of Net Neutrality On SMBs & Other Businesses – Positive Or Negative?

Written By Gary McCauley

With FCC ruling in favor of net neutrality, what could its impact be on businesses, especially SMBs, which rely on ISPs for delivery of its video and content. Read on… Impact Of Net Neutrality On Businesses What’s Making News? On February 26, 201...

PediaCities – Transforming Communities to Create Smart Cities

Written By Gary McCauley

In our earlier blog post, “Empowering Smart Cities with Open Data by PediaCities” we have discussed at length about what Ontodia’s PediaCities can do with raw and unstructured data, thereby creating actionable insights to enhance the lifestyle...