The IT Services & Cyber Security Education Center
The most educational business technology blog for Southern California executives, featuring insider tips, articles, and videos on how to get the best IT results.
Cyber security sounds like something that falls under the responsibility of the IT department. IT may handle many of the responsibilities that go along with protecting your company from cyber threats, but that doesn’t make security the sole responsibility of the IT department. Ensuring that your business doesn’t fall prey to a cyber attack is everyone’s responsibility.
Corey Kaufman was 15 years old when his dad dropped him off for his very first day of work for Accent. Turns out he needed steel-toed boots to do the work he was assigned, stringing cable at a client site. His dad, Marty Kaufman, owner of the company, had to turn around and pick him up and take him to a nearby store to get the footwear he needed to enter the construction site. Corey made sure that didn’t happen again and little did he know back then that this on-the-job training was the start of a learning journey that would lay the foundation for his future career.
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When you need a cyber security assessment, the company that you choose to do the work matters. It matters because you don’t just want a provider who’s going to deploy some tools that will create a report. You need to choose a company that has expertise in interpreting the results so that your next step can be planning a course of action to close the gaps that are uncovered.
Computers are an integral part of business environments today. They can also be expensive, so you want to make sure you’re investing in the right ones. At Accent, our clients often ask us, “Which computers should I buy for my employees?” That’s a great question. It can be nearly impossible to know if you’re buying what your employee needs, especially with all the options available on the market. Because we’re often asked this question, we‘ve compiled a list of the computers we often recommend. Although we chose these computers with peak business performance in mind, they’re also sleek, fun machines to use.
So, you’ve decided to outsource some or all of your IT support needs to a managed IT services provider. Now comes the hard part – figuring out which IT support company is best for your business. You know as well as I do that there are a ton of IT companies to choose from. At Accent Computer Solutions, we’ve seen plenty of IT companies come and go as the IT industry has shifted over the past 35 years that we’ve been in business. With so many choices, how do you compare them to each other? How do you know which one is right for your business?
You’re looking for an IT manager to manage and maintain your business network, and you’re wondering how to make sure they’re the right fit. After all, you’re going to invest a lot into this person, so you want the most qualified, reliable, and capable person for the job. Or, as EOS would say, you need someone who “gets it, wants it, and has the capacity to do it.”
(April 29, 2022 – Rancho Cucamonga, CA) Accent Computer Solutions has been named as a top Healthcare Managed IT Service Provider by ChannelE2E, an IT industry publishing company. In addition to identifying the fastest growing Managed Service Providers (MSPs) from all around the globe, the list includes research that indicates that small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) are increasingly turning to outsourced managed IT services to meet their needs for IT and cyber risk management.
April 2022 was a very special month for us here at Accent Computer Solutions. We had our first in-person All Hands meeting since February 2020! For at least 10 years prior to the pandemic, our local employees would gather for our monthly get-together at the office. I’m sure most people did not fancy getting up earlier than usual to travel to Rancho Cucamonga for a 7:30 am meeting, but it was an awesome experience once we were all gathered together.
There are many reasons why you’re considering using outsourced cyber security services. Perhaps you want to augment your internal IT team, it may have become evident that your current IT provider doesn’t have the security expertise that you need – or worse, you’ve experienced a cyber incident. Whatever your situation, once you’ve decided to weigh your options, you need to be able to evaluate what each provider offers before you can pick the right one for your business. Unfortunately, it’s not going to be an apples-to-apples type of analysis because each provider has their own recipe for service delivery.
When Mark came to work at Accent in 2021, it was because he wanted to go back to his roots, working on computers. He began his career back in the 1980s, and he says that he and the computer industry grew up together. In the early days, it was all about the challenge and learning something new. These days he’s more interested in sharing his knowledge.