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The most educational business technology blog for Southern California executives, featuring insider tips, articles, and videos on how to get the best IT results.

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CMMC Compliance

Writing CMMC Security Policies: The CMMC Compliance Task That Nobody Wants to Do

By: Courtney Casey
September 29th, 2021

As a Registered Provider Organization working with California manufacturers to attain CMMC compliance, we’ve discovered an area of weakness that we see time and time again – the lack of effective security policies. In fact, in many cases, policies don’t exist at all.

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Cyber Security

Do Your Part. Be Cyber Smart. October is Cybersecurity Awareness Month

By: Courtney Casey
September 29th, 2021

Have you ever had a friend who was so passionate about a topic that they became known in your circle for being an expert? Not only are they happy to share their knowledge, but they’re more than a little excited when it comes to analyzing your behavior as it relates to that topic, and convincing you that a change may be in your best interest.

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Do IT Right: It's Not About The Computers

Optimize your business's IT function, understand proper - and cost effective - IT staffing, and learn from the mistakes others have made.

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Company News

Accent Computer Solutions Recognized as a Top Managed Security Service Provider

By: Accent Computer Solutions
September 28th, 2021

MSSP Designation is a Signal of Cyber Security Expertise for Southern California Businesses September 28, 2021 – (Rancho Cucamonga, CA) Accent Computer Solutions, Inc. has again landed on MSSP Alert’s list of the world’s top Managed Security Service Providers (MSSP). The list is published annually by After Nines, an IT industry association that conducts research identifying companies that specialize in cyber security services according to their annual growth, profitability, staff expertise, and technologies that they use.

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Managed IT Services

What Do Managed IT Services Providers Do?

By: Courtney Casey
September 23rd, 2021

Technology is vital to day-to-day business operations for just about every organization. That means that ongoing network management and maintenance are vital too. Business leaders must then ask whether they should resource IT support and maintenance in-house or outsource to third-party professionals.

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CMMC Compliance

5 Reasons Why Internal IT Teams Work With CMMC Consultants

By: Courtney Casey
September 22nd, 2021

It’s tempting to think that just because business is rolling along as it always has been with your Department of Defense (DoD) customers that you can continue to delay getting started with CMMC compliance.

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Team Member Spotlight

Hungry to Learn – A Spotlight on Anthony S.

By: Courtney Casey
September 17th, 2021

For an eager hands-on learner like Anthony S., studying new material by reading book after book is the quickest way for him to grow bored and burned out. What he prefers is to learn on the job by solving complex computer problems and gleaning advice from mentors, and that’s exactly what he’s been able to do at Accent Computer Solutions.

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Managed IT Services

What Does the Professional IT Services  Department Do?

By: Courtney Casey
September 16th, 2021

When you work with a Managed IT Services provider, the bulk of their work for you will be to proactively manage your network and endpoints so that everything is secure and running smoothly. There will be occasions when you need to make improvements, major changes, or adopt new technology, and that’s where Professional IT Services comes in.

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CMMC Compliance | NIST Compliance

CMMC Gap Analysis FAQs

By: Courtney Casey
September 15th, 2021

Cybercrime and data theft pose threats in every sector of our lives, and the government and the military are no exception. That is why the Department of Defense (DOD) enacted the Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) program in January 2020, which requires all organizations in the supply chain with the DOD to have their posture audited by an approved assessor.

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Managed IT Services

How to Seamlessly Transition From an In-House IT Manager to Outsourced IT Services

By: Courtney Casey
September 8th, 2021

With the wave of resignations sweeping the nation in "The Great Resignation,"  many companies are being left in the lurch with their IT manager putting in their notice. This is leading organizations to consider outsourcing IT instead of replacing the departing in-house IT manager. Outsourcing some or all of the IT function typically gives companies broader expertise, an expanded team, and better business results. But sometimes, that transition can be rocky.

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CMMC Compliance

Working With a CMMC Consultant: Your Role in Compliance

By: Corey Kaufman
September 2nd, 2021

When you engage a consultant to guide you through CMMC compliance, you’re going to lessen your stress load as they walk you through the steps towards submitting your self-assessment and ultimately, prepare you for your audit.

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