Best Practices in Technology

A blog for understanding best practices in technology

Best Practices in Virtual CIO (vCIO) Services

Recently, Corserva's VP of Technical Services, Sean McCloat, CISSP, was interviewed by Xaas Journal for an article on best practices that managed service providers (MSP) should follow when delivering virtual CIO services to clients.  Read the complete article here: "How to Build the Best vCIO Offering."
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Corserva Recognized for Innovative Technology by HospitalityNet

Recently, Corserva was honored to be included in HITEC’s list of innovative guestroom technologies displayed at last month’s HITEC Minneapolis.
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Hotel WiFi – How to Stop the Negative Guest Reviews

Your hotel guests and staff expect strong WiFi that is available throughout your hotel or campus environment. More so than any other amenity, bad WiFi is sure to lead to negative guest feedback.
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Meet Corserva at HITEC Minneapolis

Corserva is pleased to announce we will be exhibiting at HITEC Minneapolis, June 17–20, 2019. Visit Corserva in booth #1446. HITEC Minneapolis Minneapolis Convention Center 1301 Second Avenue South Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
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What is a managed firewall?

In the context of Defense in Depth, a firewall is the first step to creating a secure IT environment. A firewall is used to block traffic coming into your IT network as well as traffic going out. Within the simple security model of PROTECT - DETECT - RESPOND, a firewall protects. A firewall's primary function is to provide protection at the perimeter of your network.
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What is IT consulting (and how does it work)?

When technology is not the core capability of your business, hiring an IT consulting firm makes sense. Outside resources can provide more value than trying to use inside staff, especially for specific compliance or security initiatives. Businesses that can leverage the best technologies for their business (and not necessarily the most expensive) gain a competitive advantage. IT consulting firms enable their clients to invest in the most suitable hardware and software for that business.
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How to Make IT Outsourcing Work for Your Business

The smallest organizations may start out managing the company's information technology functions internally, But as a company grows, IT related tasks can become burdensome for staff to handle "on the side." Similarly, as the technology needs of a company become more advanced and specific, business owners may decide to outsource these services. 
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SIEM vs. Firewall: Why do I need a SIEM if I already have a firewall?

If you are looking for ways to improve your company’s cybersecurity, you have probably considered security information and event management (SIEM) solutions. But you may be feeling overwhelmed by the costs involved and the time commitment in implementation. After all, if you already have a firewall and several other security tools in place within your IT infrastructure, why do you need a SIEM?
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How much do managed IT services cost?

Service plans for your information technology can be as unique as your business. But it can be helpful to understand the factors that impact how much you will pay for IT managed services and what is usually included in common service offerings.
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How can an IT network assessment benefit my business?

We have long recommended an IT network assessment as part of onboarding with new managed IT services clients. This provides a starting baseline of the current network infrastructure. From this, we can develop a strategy that will safeguard the systems used to run the business and ensure that the network supports the goals of the business.
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