Technology Pointe Blog

Technology Pointe, Inc. has been serving the Round Rock area since 2000, providing IT Support such as technical helpdesk support, computer support, and consulting to small and medium-sized businesses.

Are you Ransomware Ready?

Four percent of companies say they are “very confident” in their ability to protect themselves against ransomware attacks, meaning 96% are not quite so confident.

Ransomware exploits a company’s weakest link: The Employees!

Ransomware

Ransomware is a type of malware that prevents you from accessing your data until you pay a ransom which can be quite expensive.  The number of ransomware attacks have been growing rapidly since 2015.  Last year, the occurrence of ransomware attacks nearly doubled, showing a 172% increase in the first half of 2016 compared to the whole of 2015.  

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Deeper Dive - Benefits of having CIO Guidance for your Business

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Last month, our CIO Dustin talked about 5 great reasons your business should have CIO G uidance.  These 5 reasons were Budgeting, Reach, Vendor Management, Purchasing and Office Moves.   This month, I would like to dive a little deeper and focus on the “I” in CIO.   CIO stands for Chief Information Officer.   Getting a handle on your information will become a lever helping you run your business.  This could be the pivotal component in creating a competitive advantage.     Here are 3 ways you can use the information in your business   Where is your data in your business? Do you have client data sitting in you CRM solution? Can you tie you...
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Cyber-Security is a Hot Topic

Social Media CybersecurityCybersecurity is a hot topic in all businesses these days. While most businesses are aware of the basics such as having a good firewall, protecting against ransomware and installing system patches, there are other areas that many companies do not think about that need to be covered and can also make day-to-day operations smoother for your teams.

 

 

 

Process, Process, Process

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What can CIO Guidance do for your Business

We frequently have potential customers ask - Why do I need a CIO for my business? Technology Pointe's key benefit is the CIO guidance we're able to provide our clients. You will get a dedicated CIO for all your strategy and technology needs.

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Here are the Top 5 items to illustrate the importance of having a CIO.

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Stick with what you’re good at, outsource the rest

We’re big proponents of outsourcing. Big surprise considering the business that we’re in. But I have a great personal anecdote on why.

I have always done yard work since I was old enough to push a mower. At 15 I realized I could make money by doing other people’s yards. At 16 I realized I could hire my friends and make $2 or 3 per yard (my yard care empire quickly collapsed and I learned there is no such thing as easy money). Today I do our yard still, although not as frequently as I should, much to my wife’s chagrin. I also get as much mileage as I can out of the equipment we own.

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