Affordable IT services with dedicated IT support for Sacramento businesses

Raptor IT Consultants combines experienced IT consulting with affordable managed IT services leveraging our “all you can eat” IT support. What does an IT support company do? A good IT support company is integral to the success of your business. An IT support company will be able to ensure that your IT services run smoothlyContinue reading “Affordable IT services with dedicated IT support for Sacramento businesses”

Five ways that backup has changed since the days of tape

Back in the day, all this was tape, but times have changed, with cloud-to-cloud backup, cloud storage, virtual and physical backup appliances and myriad endpoint hardware Backup has changed almost beyond recognition in the past decade or so. Traditional backup, to tape that was moved offsite with a secondary site to operate from in case of disaster,Continue reading “Five ways that backup has changed since the days of tape”

Ransomware-hit US gas pipeline shut for two days

A ransomware attack on a US natural gas facility meant a pipeline had to be shut down for two days, the US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has said. However, it did not name the facility or say when the attack happened. A malicious link sent to staff at the facility eventually caused the shutdownContinue reading “Ransomware-hit US gas pipeline shut for two days”

10 signs you should find a new Managed Services Provider (MSP)

Not all MSPs are created equal. Here are ten signs it may be time to find a new Managed Services Provider. 10 signs you should consider replacing your MSP Problems with pooled resources Difficulty obtaining documentation and fixes High turnover rate Inexperienced resources Reliance on “star” employees Too many clients Not proactive Inability to scaleContinue reading “10 signs you should find a new Managed Services Provider (MSP)”

IT Outsourcing? The Reasons, Risks and Rewards

As the owner of a small company, you have probably entertained the thought of outsourcing some aspect of your business. The benefits of outsourcing seem obvious, touted by experts across numerous industries as the answer to cutting costs for business functions ranging from information technology to accounting, marketing and human resources; it seems possible thatContinue reading “IT Outsourcing? The Reasons, Risks and Rewards”

What does an IT support company actually do?

Whilst you might think that the work of an IT support company is technological witchcraft, what an IT support company, like Raptor IT Consultants, actually does is relatively easy to understand. Keeping you connected, 24/7 An good IT support company is integral to the success of your business. An IT support company will be ableContinue reading “What does an IT support company actually do?”

New Office 365 Phishing Attack Targets OAuth Apps Instead of Credentials

Trying to steal your username and password is so “yesterday.” The 2020 Hacker is now leveraging Office 365 OAuth APIs to gain control over user mailboxes with phishing tactics. The usefulness of a captured Office 365 user logon to an attacker is only valuable until the logon’s owner realizes they’ve been compromised, and their password is changed.Continue reading “New Office 365 Phishing Attack Targets OAuth Apps Instead of Credentials”

Research Security Tech IBM Study: Data Breaches a Growing Risk for Small Business | 2019

Smaller companies have higher breach-related, per-employee costs than larger organizations. An annual IBM security breach study released today (July 23, 2019) reveals that the cost of a data breach has risen 12% over the past five years and now costs $3.92 million on average. These rising expenses are representative of the multiyear financial impact of breaches, increased regulation and theContinue reading “Research Security Tech IBM Study: Data Breaches a Growing Risk for Small Business | 2019”

How To Wipe a Computer of All Your Personal Data

And also recycle it once you’re done. Whether you’re selling it, trashing it, or reusing it, that old computer of yours has a bunch of extremely private data stored inside. And there’s a good chance that tossing files in the recycling bin and hitting factory reset won’t protect you. If a hacker finds the patternContinue reading “How To Wipe a Computer of All Your Personal Data”

Intel to remove old drivers and BIOS updates from its site by the end of the week

Intel is removing drivers and BIOS updates for desktop components and motherboards released in the 90s and early 2000s. READ ALSO Intel CPUs impacted by new Zombieload side-channel attack How to test patch status on Windows systems Where to get updates Linux vs. Zombieload By Friday, the end of the current week, Intel plans toContinue reading “Intel to remove old drivers and BIOS updates from its site by the end of the week”