This article originally appeared HERE on NPR.org on March 30, 2020. Large numbers of companies are rolling out mandatory work-from-home policies to help limit the risks posed by the coronavirus outbreak. But cybersecurity experts warn that those remote setups invite new hacking risks. The Federal Bureau of Investigation recently issued warnings of an uptick in […]
Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 End-of-Life
The time has finally come . . . Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 are about to be obsolete! What does this mean for you and your business? According to Microsoft: “All good things must come to an end, even Windows 7. After January 14, 2020, Microsoft will no longer provide security updates or support […]
You’re Only As Strong As Your Weakest Password
You’re Only As Strong As Your Weakest Password One of the most common help desk requests we deal with at Higher State is password resets and lockouts. Think about how many websites and apps you log into on a daily basis. And every time you forget a password or get locked out it takes time […]
7 Ways Your Employees Are Exposing Your Company to Phishing Scams
Nobody wants to fall prey to a phishing scam. There’s a good reason that such scams will continue, though: They are successful enough for cybercriminals to make massive profits. Phishing scams have been around practically since the inception of the Internet, and they will not go away any time soon. Fortunately, there are ways to […]
6 Tips for Troubleshooting Your IT Set Up After an Office Move
You’ve moved and the Internet is slower than molasses! Now, what do you do? Once move logistics start rolling, it is easy to underestimate the timing and coordination required between technical set-up needs and building and provider technologies (access, speed, integration, etc.). Before you assume the fetal position and whine softly in a corner during […]
Introducing IT Relocation Services from HST!
Finally, an easier way to relocate the technology of your business! Download your FREE Planning Template In today’s business world, getting the technology right is the basis for any successful move and there are a lot of ways to get it wrong. How do I make sure everything works like it did before? How do […]
Windows 7 Support is Ending – Are You Protected?
Windows 7 Support is Ending Soon! Microsoft recently announced that support for Windows 7 will stop in January of 2020 and we want to let you know what this means and how it will affect your business. How will this affect my business? Once Microsoft stops supporting Windows 7 they will no longer monitor bug […]
Top 10 Strategic Technology Trends for 2019
Gartner, Inc. highlighted the top strategic technology trends that organizations need to explore in 2019. The top 10 strategic technology trends for 2019 are: Autonomous Things – Autonomous things, such as robots, drones and autonomous vehicles, use AI to automate functions previously performed by humans. Their automation goes beyond the automation provided by rigid programming models […]
Are You Backing Up Data the Right Way?
Businesses are losing data because ‘backing up’ is at the bottom of their to-do list. So this is your reminder! Even if you only do this once a year when the calendar tells you to, it’s time to flip that to-do list and make it happen! But how? What’s the easiest, most effective way for […]
Higher State Technology Featured on Inc 5000 for the First Time in 2018!
Inc. Magazine Unveils 376th Annual List of America’s Fastest-Growing Private Companies—the Inc. 5000 Higher State Technology Ranks No. 2219 on the 2018 Inc. 5000 with Three-Year Sales Growth of 200%! AUSTIN, August 15, 2018 – Inc. magazine today ranked Higher State Technology NO. 2219 on its 37th annual Inc. 5000, the most prestigious ranking of the […]