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How to protect your business from ransomware

How to protect your business from ransomware

May 25, 2022
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3 Minute
ransomware, ransomware protection, cybersecurity, IT management
The Importance of having strong passwords for your organization

The Importance of having strong passwords for your organization

May 11, 2022
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3 MINUTE
strong password, password security, cybersecurity, IT Management, Skyriver IT
Password security is often the first line of defense for the majority of businesses today. Virtually anyone can go to the homepage or login page of a business and try to login with employee credentials.
How to protect yourself from financial breaches

How to protect yourself from financial breaches

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3 MINUTE READ
financial breach, identity theft, cybersecurity
NFL Team San Francisco 49ers Fall Victim to Ransomware Attack

NFL Team San Francisco 49ers Fall Victim to Ransomware Attack

February 16, 2022
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3 Minute Read
ransomware attack, 49ers, cybersecurity
Learn how the San Francisco 49ers fell victim to a nefarious ransomware attack
Russia and Ukraine: Cyberwarfare in the 21st century

Russia and Ukraine: Cyberwarfare in the 21st century

March 1, 2022
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3 Minute Read
Russia, Ukraine, cybersecurity, cyberattack
Russia/Ukraine Crisis: What you need to know regarding your organization's cybersecurity
The Importance of Cybersecurity for Small Businesses

The Importance of Cybersecurity for Small Businesses

March 1, 2022
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3 Minute Read
cybersecurity, small business
Since the start of the pandemic, cybercrime has been on a tremendous rise within businesses and people’s lives.
The Rise of the BitRAT malware

The Rise of the BitRAT malware

March 31, 2022
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3 MINUTE READ
BitRAT malware cyber security
When businesses think of malware, they think of sketchy emails or malicious downloads. One of the most debilitating malware called BitRAT is spreading through counterfeit Microsoft Windows products.
The Growing Use of Cloud Technology in Corporate America

The Growing Use of Cloud Technology in Corporate America

February 1, 2022
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3 minute read
Cloud computing
Cloud computing has been around for nearly two decades, but in the last few years its adoption has skyrocketed among corporations.
The Rising Power of Ransomware Gangs

The Rising Power of Ransomware Gangs

February 1, 2022
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5 Minute Read
Cybersecurity
Businesses often hear about the dangers of hackers and how they manage to steal money for enterprises, but few actually know the growing influence these bad actors have accumulated
Adjusting Your IT Operations to the Omicron Variant

Adjusting Your IT Operations to the Omicron Variant

February 1, 2022
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5 Minute Read
IT Operations
The Omicron variant has been dominating national news for the past month. With many cities restarting lockdown procedures, businesses have to adapt to this new normal and make changes in order to continue operations.
What is cloud hosting?

What is cloud hosting?

November 23, 2021
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10 mins read
The vast majority of small businesses use traditional hosting to power their day to day operations. Although traditional hosting services like...
500,000 Patients’ Data Exposed in UC San Diego Health Breach

500,000 Patients’ Data Exposed in UC San Diego Health Breach

November 23, 2021
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10 mins read
500,000 Patients’ Data Exposed in UC San Diego Health Breach
Does My Business Need Server Support?

Does My Business Need Server Support?

November 23, 2021
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10 mins read
What is server support?
Navigating the COVID-19 Lockdown Resurgence

Navigating the COVID-19 Lockdown Resurgence

November 23, 2021
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10 mins read
The state of California has begun enforcing a second round of lockdowns on July 14 after the state saw over 16,000 new cases in a single weekend....
Wishing You a Peaceful & Inspired New Year!

Wishing You a Peaceful & Inspired New Year!

November 23, 2021
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10 mins read
How was your 2015? Was it prosperous... and peaceful? I hope so. In my New Year message, last year, I shared how incorporating Truthfulness, Compassion,...
Does Your IT Partner Occupy the CIO Seat?

Does Your IT Partner Occupy the CIO Seat?

November 1, 2021
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13 mins read
CIO, test
Skyriver IT provides outsourced IT support structured in a way that allows you to focus on growing your business.
Can System Integration Save You Time and Money?

Can System Integration Save You Time and Money?

November 23, 2021
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10 mins read
How much time is wasted in your organization transferring information between systems that do not communicate with each other? Salespeople put...
Managed Services: Using The Right IT Person for the Job

Managed Services: Using The Right IT Person for the Job

November 23, 2021
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10 mins read
As we talk with San Diego business owners and managers, we often get questions related to the value of Managed Services over an in-house IT person. While...
What Are the Chances You Have Been Hacked?

What Are the Chances You Have Been Hacked?

November 23, 2021
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10 mins read
Can We Use CIO Services If We Have In-House IT Staff?

Can We Use CIO Services If We Have In-House IT Staff?

November 23, 2021
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10 mins read
CIO Services can be a great complement to your in-house IT staff. If you have good “get it done” IT people, then you definitely want to keep those people....
Are You Losing Productivity to Slow Computers?

Are You Losing Productivity to Slow Computers?

November 23, 2021
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10 mins read
Computers slow down over time and it happens so slowly that we often do not notice it. As flexible human beings, we adapt to the increasingly long...
Are Your Files Really Getting Backed Up?

Are Your Files Really Getting Backed Up?

November 23, 2021
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10 mins read
Even if you have a backup system in place, your company files may not be getting backed up.
Accord Engineering Chooses San Diego IT Consulting

Accord Engineering Chooses San Diego IT Consulting

November 23, 2021
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10 mins read
Accord Engineering, with San Diego and Orange County locations, recently chose Skyriver IT for an IT consulting project:
How to Reduce Downtime with Virtualization

How to Reduce Downtime with Virtualization

November 23, 2021
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10 mins read
Do You Have a Privacy Policy? CIO Services Can Help.

Do You Have a Privacy Policy? CIO Services Can Help.

November 23, 2021
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10 mins read
With the release of Google’s new privacy policy and all of the issues being raised around it, it is a good time to think about our own privacy policies....
Who Owns the Management of Your IT Infrastructure?

Who Owns the Management of Your IT Infrastructure?

November 23, 2021
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10 mins read
Responsibility for IT Infrastructure Management can be a tricky thing for small and mid-size businesses. You can hire someone (whether internally or...
How to Make more Informed Business Decisions in 2012

How to Make more Informed Business Decisions in 2012

November 23, 2021
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10 mins read
Do you feel like you have too much data and not enough useful information about your business? To remedy this problem, most fortune 1000 companies have...
Don't Get Obscured in the Cloud: 3 Approaches to Cloud Computing

Don't Get Obscured in the Cloud: 3 Approaches to Cloud Computing

November 23, 2021
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10 mins read
When people refer to cloud computing it is usually unclear what they mean. Even though the concept of cloud computing is often discussed, the...
3 Ways to Save with Cloud Computing

3 Ways to Save with Cloud Computing

November 23, 2021
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10 mins read
Cloud Computing continues to get a lot of press and discussion. Yet, the question many business owners want to know is: "Can it really save me money?" In...
What is Virtualization and why is it efficient?

What is Virtualization and why is it efficient?

November 23, 2021
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10 mins read
As a business leader, you have likely heard about virtualization. But what is virtualization exactly? It can be difficult to understand exactly what it is...
Hosted Exchange vs In-house Email Server

Hosted Exchange vs In-house Email Server

November 23, 2021
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10 mins read
How Long Do You Have to Wait for IT Support?

How Long Do You Have to Wait for IT Support?

November 23, 2021
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10 mins read
How Can Cloud Computing Reduce Your IT Costs?

How Can Cloud Computing Reduce Your IT Costs?

November 23, 2021
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10 mins read
Why we got into the business of IT Consulting

Why we got into the business of IT Consulting

November 23, 2021
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10 mins read
Before we got into the IT Services business, we realized that many companies were not happy with the service they were receiving by their current...
Keeping Your Data Safe

Keeping Your Data Safe

November 23, 2021
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10 mins read
Don’t Fall Hostage to Your IT Team

Don’t Fall Hostage to Your IT Team

November 23, 2021
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10 mins read
Do you ever feel like a hostage to your IT people? The right IT Team should never make you feel like you're held hostage. It’s a common feeling, because...
Is Your IP at Risk Because of IT Vulnerabilities?

Is Your IP at Risk Because of IT Vulnerabilities?

November 23, 2021
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10 mins read
IT teams should regularly update anti-virus software, install software updates, and make sure Windows patches are up to date. That provides protection...
An Important Business Lesson from the Super Bowl Power Outage

An Important Business Lesson from the Super Bowl Power Outage

November 23, 2021
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10 mins read
Many people talked about the power outage at the Super Bowl and how embarrassing it was  that this happened to the biggest sporting event of the year....
Using Virtualization for More Server Uptime

Using Virtualization for More Server Uptime

November 23, 2021
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10 mins read
Virtualization makes your operating system, applications and data independent of a single physical machine.
Why Implementations of New Systems Frequently Fail

Why Implementations of New Systems Frequently Fail

November 23, 2021
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10 mins read
At Skyriver IT, we ensure our engineers understand the business side of implementations. Far too often, companies buy new systems or software packages...
Richard Brady & Associates Chooses Skyriver IT’s Managed IT Services

Richard Brady & Associates Chooses Skyriver IT’s Managed IT Services

November 23, 2021
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10 mins read
Richard Brady & Associates, a San Diego-based construction company, recently engaged Skyriver IT to provide Managed IT Services. Even during the downturn...
Avoid 3 Common IT Mistakes Biotech Companies Make

Avoid 3 Common IT Mistakes Biotech Companies Make

November 23, 2021
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10 mins read
How secure is your critical data? Are you working with IT professionals who understand the very serious security issues of biotech companies and can...
Here is to a Prosperous New Year!

Here is to a Prosperous New Year!

November 23, 2021
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10 mins read
Having the right IT infrastructure and support in place can be a key factor in letting your organization focus on growth.
3 Reasons to Consider CIO Services for 2013

3 Reasons to Consider CIO Services for 2013

November 23, 2021
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10 mins read
CIO Services help you assess your internal needs and the capabilities of a new technology to make sure it is a good fit.
Is 24x7 IT Support Worth the Premium?

Is 24x7 IT Support Worth the Premium?

November 23, 2021
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10 mins read
In today’s competitive environment, most companies have people regularly working outside of normal business hours.
IT Planning for a Natural Disaster

IT Planning for a Natural Disaster

November 23, 2021
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10 mins read
As the old adage goes: “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure” and it could not be more true than in developing a business continuity plan. A...
Can IT Support Affect Company Culture?

Can IT Support Affect Company Culture?

November 23, 2021
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10 mins read
Want to build trust and improve your company’s culture? Taking a close look at the IT support your team is receiving is  a great first step.
Should you upgrade to Windows 8?

Should you upgrade to Windows 8?

November 23, 2021
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10 mins read
New operating systems can be great. Just make sure that transitioning to it goes smoothly. Skyriver IT consultants help make the transition...
Delivering Value with Each and Every Client Interaction

Delivering Value with Each and Every Client Interaction

November 23, 2021
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10 mins read
What may sound like a minor IT issue, such as not being able to print, may be a big issue if you're not able to print an important pitch! So, we take each...
Gearing Up for Growth? Don’t Cut Corners.

Gearing Up for Growth? Don’t Cut Corners.

November 23, 2021
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10 mins read
As you are planning for growth, be sure you are not cutting corners on your IT infrastructure. Are you gearing up for growth? A lot of the companies I...
3 Reasons to Consider Outsourcing IT

3 Reasons to Consider Outsourcing IT

November 23, 2021
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10 mins read
Some IT service providers offer 24/7 phone support. While you would not want to bother your internal IT staff at 6am on a Sunday for a printer issue, it...
A Simple Way to Get More from Your IT Spend

A Simple Way to Get More from Your IT Spend

November 23, 2021
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10 mins read
Most companies should stick with ‘tried and true’ technology solutions, unless there is a very strong economic case for moving to a more innovative...
A Look at 3 Critical Business Areas You Can Improve with the Right IT Strategy

A Look at 3 Critical Business Areas You Can Improve with the Right IT Strategy

November 23, 2021
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10 mins read
During an IT review, you will likely find areas for dramatic increases in efficiencies and improve your access to real-time information for better...
Providing Clear Value to IT Managed Services Clients

Providing Clear Value to IT Managed Services Clients

November 23, 2021
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10 mins read
We invest in creating a culture where we take every end user’s problem seriously, whether it is the president of the company or an intern.
Do you have realistic technology expectations?

Do you have realistic technology expectations?

November 23, 2021
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10 mins read
As users of technology, we all want it to just work -- to be intuitive and reliable. That is why Apple products have done so well, particularly on the...
Beware of the Disappearing IT Consultant

Beware of the Disappearing IT Consultant

November 23, 2021
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10 mins read
It happens more often than you would think: a company is working with an IT consultant, who is a one-man shop. One day, he up and disappears -- whether he...
Ensure Your Computer Files are Getting Backed Up

Ensure Your Computer Files are Getting Backed Up

November 23, 2021
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10 mins read
Laptops have a higher rate of hard drive crashes due to being moved around so much. As most San Diego Managed Services Providers can tell you, technology...
The Value of Trust in IT Support

The Value of Trust in IT Support

November 23, 2021
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10 mins read
If you want your IT department to perform better, you need to train them in service delivery and communications, not just technology.
Whether You Have Internal Staff or an IT Consultant, Know Your Passwords!

Whether You Have Internal Staff or an IT Consultant, Know Your Passwords!

November 23, 2021
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10 mins read
Too often business managers do not want to even think about IT, they just want it to work. This can work at times, but it can also come back to haunt you...
Does Your Managed Service Provider Have Integrity?

Does Your Managed Service Provider Have Integrity?

November 23, 2021
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10 mins read
“Real integrity is doing the right thing, knowing that nobody’s going to know whether you did it or not.”  --Oprah Winfrey Does your IT Team have your...
Who Owns Your Employees’ Smartphone Data?

Who Owns Your Employees’ Smartphone Data?

November 23, 2021
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10 mins read
As an employer, you can save yourself a lot of grief by having clear policies in place before you ever offer to pay their cell phone bill.
San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce Chooses Skyriver IT as Managed Services Provider

San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce Chooses Skyriver IT as Managed Services Provider

November 23, 2021
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10 mins read
The San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce, the largest nonprofit advocate for the San Diego regional business community, recently engaged Skyriver IT to...
3 Questions to Ask Any Cloud Service Provider

3 Questions to Ask Any Cloud Service Provider

November 23, 2021
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10 mins read
With the right planning and IT Service provider,  cloud computing can be frustration-free.
Minimize IT Frustration with Server Virtualization

Minimize IT Frustration with Server Virtualization

November 23, 2021
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10 mins read
It’s an unfortunate reality, but servers go down. The key to reducing frustrations around it is to eliminate or minimize the disruption it causes your...
Do You Need an IT Interpreter (i.e. CIO Services)?

Do You Need an IT Interpreter (i.e. CIO Services)?

November 23, 2021
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10 mins read
Just as you need an interpreter to successfully navigate the language and customs of a different culture, it can be valuable to have an IT interpreter....
Redefining the IT Stereotype

Redefining the IT Stereotype

November 23, 2021
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10 mins read
Is your IT consultant more comfortable talking with a computer than a person? At Skyriver IT, our consultants are trained and measured on customer...
Stone Brewing Chooses Skyriver IT’s CIO Services

Stone Brewing Chooses Skyriver IT’s CIO Services

November 23, 2021
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10 mins read
Stone Brewing Co., San Diego’s leading craft brewery, recently engaged Skyriver IT to provide CIO (chief information officer) Services. Skyriver IT is...
Is Your IT Technician a Salesperson in Disguise?

Is Your IT Technician a Salesperson in Disguise?

November 23, 2021
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10 mins read
Skyriver IT consultants are on YOUR side. We don't take commissions for reselling products or services, like other IT consulting companies do.
Defining Your Managed Services Needs

Defining Your Managed Services Needs

November 23, 2021
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10 mins read
If you are thinking about hiring a Managed Services Provider, the first thing to do is identify your organization's requirements. Once you have figured...
Are Your Credit Card Transactions PCI Compliant?

Are Your Credit Card Transactions PCI Compliant?

November 23, 2021
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10 mins read
Is your company PCI compliant? Visa, MC and AmEx require businesses that accept credit cards to be PCI compliant.
Taking the Frustration Out of IT

Taking the Frustration Out of IT

November 23, 2021
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10 mins read
Have you ever been frustrated by your IT team's lack of support or responsiveness? It can be the inability to solve a simple problem quickly, dragging...
The Ugly Truth about IT Consulting Companies

The Ugly Truth about IT Consulting Companies

November 23, 2021
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10 mins read
The ugly truth about the IT services business is that most IT consulting companies do not want to make your life easier. Sure they want your business and...
Make Smarter Technology Purchases with a Managed Services Provider

Make Smarter Technology Purchases with a Managed Services Provider

November 23, 2021
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10 mins read
Have you ever made a technology purchase that did not go as planned? Many companies have. Far too often, small and medium-size businesses are sold on an...
Is Your Sensitive Business Data Secure?

Is Your Sensitive Business Data Secure?

November 23, 2021
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10 mins read
Is all of your sensitive business data secure? Far too many companies have their financial, HR, and customer data on networks that are not secured. When...
Are You Leveraging the Power of Tablets?

Are You Leveraging the Power of Tablets?

November 23, 2021
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10 mins read
Every once in awhile, a new technology comes along that has the chance to be disruptive for some business processes. Tablets are just such a technology....
What is CIO Outsourcing?

What is CIO Outsourcing?

November 23, 2021
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10 mins read
When a company is too small to justify having a Chief Information Officer (CIO), they can hire a company that offers CIO Outsourcing services. This...
How Do I Choose the Right San Diego IT Consulting Company?

How Do I Choose the Right San Diego IT Consulting Company?

November 23, 2021
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10 mins read
When San Diego business leaders are looking for an IT Consulting Company, they often find it challenging to identify the most important criteria for...
The Hidden Costs of Slow Computers

The Hidden Costs of Slow Computers

November 23, 2021
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10 mins read
Business leaders frequently overlook the cost of slow computers. However, the loss of productivity can cost as much as refreshing or upgrading a computer....
Lots of Reasons to Give Thanks

Lots of Reasons to Give Thanks

November 23, 2021
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10 mins read
As we approach Thanksgiving, it is a great time to reflect on all that we are thankful for. As I look back on the past few years, I have a lot of reasons...
Why Trusting Your IT Team Really Matters

Why Trusting Your IT Team Really Matters

November 23, 2021
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10 mins read
Information technology is complex and getting more complicated every day as more things connect to each other. And you don't want to be an expert, right?...
Creating an Effective Backup System

Creating an Effective Backup System

November 23, 2021
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10 mins read
Most companies have a backup system in place. If not, that is one of the most important things you can do for any business that relies on data to operate....
Ransomware is Particularly Nasty... Be Sure to Protect Yourself

Ransomware is Particularly Nasty... Be Sure to Protect Yourself

November 23, 2021
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10 mins read
We have recently seen a particularly nasty type of malware called ransomware making the rounds. It encrypts important files on your computer, then demands...
Top 5 Questions to Ask a Potential IT Service Provider

Top 5 Questions to Ask a Potential IT Service Provider

November 23, 2021
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10 mins read
When companies are looking for an IT Service Provider, it can be challenging to identify the most important questions to ask. And if you don’t know the...
The Importance of Including IT in Major Decisions

The Importance of Including IT in Major Decisions

November 23, 2021
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10 mins read
Do you include your IT team in major company decisions? Typically, most small and midsize companies exclude IT from major decisions. This often creates a...
Custom-Built vs. Off-the-Shelf Software

Custom-Built vs. Off-the-Shelf Software

November 23, 2021
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10 mins read
One common IT mistake I see smaller life sciences companies make is to build custom software when off-the-shelf software could meet their needs. In most...
We Are Looking for Experienced IT People

We Are Looking for Experienced IT People

November 23, 2021
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10 mins read
If you know of any experienced IT people, we would appreciate an introduction (even if they are not currently looking for a new position). Skyriver IT is...
Is the Cost of Switching IT Providers Really Too High?

Is the Cost of Switching IT Providers Really Too High?

November 23, 2021
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10 mins read
After on-boarding a new client recently, he commented on how smooth the process was. As we talked further about it, it made me aware that a lot of...
Some IT Companies Get More Kickbacks Than a Corrupt Politician

Some IT Companies Get More Kickbacks Than a Corrupt Politician

November 23, 2021
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10 mins read
In my former role as a CFO, I was shocked to find out that our IT Services provider regularly took kickbacks when they referred us to technology...
How Secure is Cloud Computing?

How Secure is Cloud Computing?

November 23, 2021
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10 mins read
As I mentioned in a previous post, cloud computing can save you money and reduce hassles in the right situation. The question that too many companies fail...
The Downside of Cloud Computing

The Downside of Cloud Computing

November 23, 2021
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10 mins read
Last week, a Tier 1 cloud service provider went down for nearly eight hours. This is a company with approximately 400 employees, the right infrastructure,...
3 Ways to Save Money with Cloud Computing

3 Ways to Save Money with Cloud Computing

November 23, 2021
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10 mins read
Cloud Computing is a concept that I continue to hear a lot of talk about, but it also creates a lot of confusion. And the two big questions many life...
Eliminate IT Finger Pointing ...Easily

Eliminate IT Finger Pointing ...Easily

November 23, 2021
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10 mins read
Have you experienced IT finger pointing? I know that I have (before launching Skyriver IT). In one instance, the IT people told me the network was slow...
To Align Technology with Your Business Goals, You Need a Guide

To Align Technology with Your Business Goals, You Need a Guide

November 23, 2021
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10 mins read
When I wanted to explore the jungle in Costa Rica, I hired a guide to make sure we did not take unnecessary risks and were able to reach our destination....
LLME Chooses Skyriver IT’s Managed Services

LLME Chooses Skyriver IT’s Managed Services

November 23, 2021
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10 mins read
Skyriver IT is very proud to announce that Lavine, Lofgren, Morris & Engelberg, LLP (LLME), one of San Diego’s largest independent certified public...
Is Your Service Provider Really Qualified?

Is Your Service Provider Really Qualified?

November 23, 2021
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10 mins read
It's our natural tendency to trust people we know and particularly those who have given us good service. However, this can lead you to make bad choices in...
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