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Is Your Business Vulnerable to Cybercrime?

Cybercrime is a crime of opportunity. Most often, hackers are looking for an easy way into business computer networks, regardless of size. They probe to find the path of least resistance, which often leads them to Small and Mid-sized Businesses (SMBs).

Cybercriminals consider SMBs soft targets because:QualityIP businessman worried about cybercrime

  1. Typically, SMBs have less security infrastructure.
  2. They do not have an employee trained in IT Security.
  3. SMBs don’t enforce IT Security policies and practices.
  4. They do not have the resources to respond to threats quickly.
  5. Employee Security Awareness Training (SAT) is not a priority

These vulnerabilities leave SMBs wide open to cybercrime. As a result, statistics are showing that small businesses are suffering financial losses and even failing due to cyberattacks.

Some sobering statistics:

  • More than half (54%) of all breaches result in financial damages of over $500,000.
  • Almost three-quarters of all breaches (71%) happen to SMBs
  • 60% of SMBs fail after a cyber attack
  • 95% of all security breaches were the result of human error.

A good solution is to outsource your IT Security to a qualified Managed Services Provider (MSP) like QualityIP. Managed IT Security includes firewalls, monitoring and incident response, password management, e Waste disposal, physical security, and more.

QualityIP defends against cybercrimeAn MSP acts as your virtual Security Officer. They apply automated security policies within your network and establish procedures for your employees to follow. It’s their job to help you implement and enforce IT Security best practices throughout your organization. As a result, your business becomes less vulnerable to attack.

While every element of IT Security is equally important, Security Awareness Training is often neglected by small businesses. Because humans cause 95% of incidents, it is critical to include SAT in your cyber security plan. In addition, SAT is also required in some industries to meet compliance requirements.

Most plans include initial training to cover the basics. However, to keep security top of mind for your employees, it’s essential that quick, weekly reminders about how to keep company and personal data safe are part of your program.

Make your company less vulnerable to cybercriminals

How to fight back:

  • Confirm that you have state-of-the-art security infrastructure in place
  • Check that your MSP has the tools and knowledge to act as your virtual Security Officer, and can implement policies and procedures as well as respond to incidents
  • Educate your employees on the most common mistakes people make that put your business at risk with Security Awareness Training

Cybercriminals are looking for the easy target. Take action today. The success of your business may depend on it.

QualityIP Named One of the Fastest Growing Companies in Northeast Ohio

QualityIP COO Sarah Markham and CEO Ryan MarkhamKENT, OH, October 4, 2018 – QualityIP, the area leader in Managed IT Services, announced they were selected as one of the fastest growing companies in Northeast Ohio last night at the annual Cascade Capital Business Growth Awards.  The awards, presented by Cascade Capital Corporation and hosted by Smart Business, paid tribute to thriving businesses from a seven-county region in northeast Ohio who have achieved significant growth in sales or employment.

The winners have met or exceeded the criteria of increasing sales by 100% (or $5 million) or employing 50% more full-time employees (or 25 people) over the past five years. The importance of the contribution of these companies to the local and national economy cannot be understated. Small businesses create 65% of new, private sector jobs and contribute 45%-50% to the national gross domestic product annually.

QualityIP CEO, Ryan Markham noted, “This is a great event and an excellent chance to network with other growing businesses in the area. We are pleased to be among the companies named on this impressive list. We want to thank our clients for their tremendous support over the years and our employees for their continued commitment to the success of our company.”

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QualityIP CEO Ryan MarkhamKENT, OH, September 27, 2018 – QualityIP, Northeast Ohio’s leading Managed IT Services provider, today announced CIO Greg Girton and five other IT specialists completed training to achieve Security Awareness Certification specifically for law enforcement systems. The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Criminal Justice Information Services (CJIS) issues this certification to ensure IT professionals with access to the Law Enforcement Agencies Data System (LEADS) have an in-depth knowledge of the policies and procedures required to protect law enforcement data.

CEO, Ryan Markham noted, “Our work with local municipalities is predicated upon our knowledge of IT Security in general and protecting LEADS in particular. The technicians who work with our municipal clients have undergone the required training for CJIS certification. We welcome the opportunity to expand our knowledge of IT Security. Security breaches are a growing concern, and we understand the need to use every tool we have at our disposal to help our clients keep their data secure.”

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Q the Squirrel

QualityIP mascot – Q The Squirrel!

Our mascot Q The Squirrel is our newest team member. We’re having a great time introducing him to everyone. He’s a black squirrel with a red tail, just like the real one we posted about a few weeks ago. That post generated a lot of interest and violà; a mascot was born. He fits right in with a business headquartered in Kent, the home of the black squirrel. And, because our company colors are red, black, and grey— it was a perfect fit. Since then, we’ve held a naming contest, created a video about him and set him up with his own Instagram page @QTheSquirrel.

For those of you that don’t have an Instagram account, check out Q’s antics and videos on his webpage and watch our company page on Facebook for updates.

Q loves a photo op. So, who knows where he’ll show up and when. He’ll be sharing IT tips, introducing fellow team members, visiting clients, and joining in all kinds of fun in the community. Follow him on Instagram to see where his latest adventure will take him.

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QualityIP Manage Your IT

Most of us, when we think of IT, think about computers and servers, networks and the internet, hardware and software—and we’d be right. However, managing your IT is so much more than these pieces.QualityIP Manage Your IT

It’s really about people. The people with the skills and expertise in infrastructure and applications both onsite and the cloud, monitoring and preventative maintenance, physical and system security, backups and restores, business phones, procurement, issue support, and the list goes on.

That’s why you need a team of experts to help you manage your IT.

  • People who can recommend the right combination of hardware, software, and services to fit the needs of your company.
  • A team who not only install computer equipment and make it work but order it with the correct specifications to seamlessly fit in your environment from the start.
  • Technicians and IT Specialists that are available whenever you need them for keeping your business network up and running.
  • Advisors who monitor the hardware and software on which your business depends, and prepare you for system obsolescence and support end-of-life.
  • Forward-thinkers that are always looking for the best technology to serve you and your business

QualityIP has the people you need to manage your IT. QualityIP Knows IT, and we’re there when you need us!

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QualityIP QuickBooks ProAdvisor LogosKENT, OH, July 23, 2018 – QualityIP, an award-winning IT Consulting firm, serving small and mid-sized organization throughout Northeast Ohio, announced the addition of certified QuickBooks Support to their services. The company now helps clients with all versions of QuickBooks Point of Sale and Financial software (including Pro, Premier, and Enterprise), TSheets, QuickBooks Point of Sale hardware, QuickBooks setup assistance and training.

The QuickBooks Support Service enhances the full complement of Managed IT Services, Business Phone Systems, IT Security and Cloud Services already offered by the company. CEO Ryan Markham noted, “QuickBooks is integral to the success of many of our clients. Adding certified support is a natural evolution in the services we provide them. We’re always looking for ways to make getting the help they need as easy as possible. Now, they can request QuickBooks Support using the same phone number, email address, and Live Chat they use for their IT. It’s uncomplicated and reassuring to work with someone they already know and trust.”

The new service is open anyone that needs QuickBooks support. QualityIP also can assist with the purchase of QuickBooks software and hardware. Find out more.

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QualityIP IT Solutions New Support StaffKENT, OH, July 11, 2018 – QualityIP, a local leader in Managed IT Services in Northeast Ohio, today announced six new hires for their Kent headquarters. The company is an award-winning IT Services firm serving small and mid-sized organization throughout Northeast Ohio. With more than 45 employees and a fleet of ten Tech Trucks, they offer fast support, expert advice, and robust IT solutions.

“We’re very excited about the continuing growth of our company,” noted COO Sarah Markham. “Five of these jobs are new positions we’ve added to serve our client base better as well as to make sure our staff is supported fully. Both are critical to our success. Each of these new employees bring a valuable skill set to our team.” Markham concluded.

QualityIP welcomes: Technical Sales Coordinator, Jillian Heiser; Human Resources Manager, Jaya Yurchisin; Dispatch Coordinator, Juli Burns;  Procurement/Marketing Assistant, Alyson Woolmaker; Cable Specialist, Ashley Huffman and Cisco Specialist, Kyle McHugh (not pictured).

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Windows 10 blog QualityIP

Straight talk.

Those old PCs you’re using for your business cost you time, money, and frustration.

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Here are the top 4 ways they’re slowing your business down:

1. Outdated. Every PC older than 4 years old could potentially cost you more money in maintenance, repairs, and lost productivity1 than the cost of a new computer.

2. Lagging. New Windows 10 Pro devices startup on average up to 28% faster2 and have batteries that last up to 3x longer3 than older Windows devices.

3. Vulnerable. Cyberattacks and data breaches cost over $84,0004 and affect more than 50% of small businesses5. New Windows 10 Pro devices have built-in and always up-to-date security^ to help keep you protected.

4. Hard to Manage. IT admins send up to 20% less time managing Windows 10 Pro Devices6. Plus, your team can sign in once for Microsoft services and many apps. And, many of your current apps and peripherals work with Windows 10 Pro.

Your PCs shouldn’t slow your business down. Find out more about Windows 10 devices.

QualityIP can help you choose from a variety of productive and secure PCs across a wide price range.

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1Small Business PC Study, TechAisle, 2016.
2Testing conducted by Principled Technologies in July 2015 in a closed lab environment using OEM factory default images on a representative sample of Windows 7 devices. Each boot test was run 10 times and the averages compared. Average improvement in startup was 28%.
3Performance of 6th Gen Intel® Core™ processors in Windows 10 devices, estimated based on Windows 8.1 Local HD Video Playback Power, Comparisons based on Intel® Core™ i5-6200U vs. Intel® Core™ i5-520UM.
4Small Biz Daily: 10 Small Business Trends 2018.
5Ponemon; 2016 State of Cybersecurity in SMB (USA); Canadian Chamber of Commerce, An Analysis of the Adoption of Internet-based Technology, February 2017.
6As compared to prior version of Windows. Forrester, Total Economic Impact of Windows 10.
^For the supported lifetime of the device.

After a dreary and protracted winter everyone is ready for spring and for a lot of us that also means spring cleaning. While you’re making plans to organize closets, cabinets, and garages—don’t forget to put sprucing up your office on your To-Do list as well.

QualityIP Spring Cleaning of technology consulting companiesYour IT equipment and server area are a great place to start. It’s easy with QualityIP. We will:

  • Dispose of old equipment through our e Waste Recycling Program
  • Replace older computers with new systems that save power and improve efficiencies
  • Organize and bundle cabling for tidier and safer surroundings
  • Remove dirt and dust from your computer environment which extends the life of your existing equipment
  • Test and replace battery backups
  • Wipe down keyboards, mice, and monitors

Check “IT Cleanup” off your spring cleaning list. Contact us to schedule yours today.

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Local IT Services Company Honored at Tech Week Awards Ceremony in Cleveland

KENT, OH, April 20, 2018 – QualityIP, a regional leader in Managed IT Services, recently was honored as one of four Best Tech Services Companies in Northeast Ohio. The April 19 awards ceremony marked another successful “Tech Week” celebration in Cleveland.

OHTec Best Tech Services Company 2018 Finalist QualityIP IT Services company“Best Tech Services Company” was one of seven categories honored at the 12th Annual Best of Tech Awards Dinner. QualityIP was among four finalists that stood out in this category. They were recognized for their extended HelpDesk hours, fleet of Tech Trucks, and exceptional team of IT experts.

CEO Ryan Markham attended the celebration with COO Sarah Markham. He noted, “We’d like to congratulate all of the finalists and winners in all of the categories. It is an honor to be among this elite group of technical companies in our region. We’re excited to share this recognition with our team. We have an remarkable group of skilled and dedicated people working with us to support and serve our customers.”