Posts Categorized: Cloud and Managed Services News

Protecting Your Business from Ransomware

Backup as a Service can protect your business from Ransomware.

Research done by the Ponemon Institute found that 54% of organizations fell victim to Ransomware in 2017, or those victims the majority paid the ransom, which on average was $3,675. A similar report found that in 2017, Ransomware hackers made $301M in ransom and that 15% of the victims that pay that ransom still never recover their data. The monetary value of the ransom is usually secondary to the costly effects associated with these attacks,… Read more »

A Broader Look at Managed Services

Managed Services, powered by the cloud, can changed the way you do business.

Managed IT Services are taking the business world by storm. According to a recent report by Markets to Markets, the Managed Services Industry is set to grow over $100 billion dollars in the next five years, and a similar study by CompTIA found that nearly two-thirds of organizations are using Managed Services for at least one IT function. OTELCO has posted a lot about our new services as of late, and what they have to… Read more »

Key Takeaways from OTELCO’s SOC-as-a-Service Brunch ‘n Learn

Prevention. Detection. Investigation. Response to incidences. These are the core benefits of SOC (Security Operations Center) as a Service. Marc Keating, a Sr. Sales Engineer and technology strategist from Arctic Wolf Networks, was our featured guest at the Cloud & Managed Services Brunch ‘n’ Learn on December 10th in Portland, Maine. Marc shared a few of his top security insights, answered some hard-hitting questions and left the group with a few helpful takeaways about Managed… Read more »

Cloud and Managed Services Brunch ‘n Learn
Featuring Arctic Wolf’s Marc Keating

At OTELCO's Cloud and Managed Services' Brunch'n'Learn attendee's will learn about our exciting new services.

The largest threat to most businesses in today’s digital world is a potential data breach, but there are ways to protect your network and your customers against such a threat. Marc Keating, a Sr. Sales Engineer and technology strategist from Arctic Wolf Networks, is our featured guest at our upcoming Cloud & Managed Services  Brunch ‘n’ Learn on December 10. Marc will share with attendees some of the most interesting attacks Arctic Wolf has protected… Read more »

Should you outsource your IT to a Managed Services Provider, or keep it in house?

Many businesses, often those that are experiencing growth, find themselves at a turning point where they must decide whether to hire a full-time IT professional, expand their department, or turn to outside professionals for Managed Services. In our previous blog posts, we’ve discussed the pros and cons of the IT break-fix model. Today, we’re talking through the benefits and disadvantages of keeping your IT in-house vs. outsourcing to an MSP (Managed Service Provider). Understanding Managed… Read more »