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Industry Info to Know – 05.08.20 Roundup

By Kerry Cotter |   May 08, 2020

Whatever you need, we’ll make it work.

Each Friday you can expect to see a new "Industry Info to Know" blog post from WEI consisting of a roundup of articles from industry experts, analysts, and our partners that we find insightful and helpful. We will also include links to industry news that you need to know about—news that will impact your business so you can plan ahead for it. We all need to help each other right now—we're all in IT together.

Industry Info to Know – 05.01.20 Roundup

By Kerry Cotter |   May 01, 2020

Whatever you need, we’ll make it work.

We made it to May! There have been a lot of lessons learned over the past 45 days and we're helping our clients move beyond the initial pivot of urgency response to strategic planning. We are closely monitoring trends from the industry and keeping an eye on supply chain updates to ensure our customers can move their business critical projects forward. If you are facing an unforeseen challenge or want to review a few competing solutions, let's start a conversation. You can also sign up for this weekly blog update to help you stay connected to what is going on in the industry and for a roundup of the most helpful articles from WEI's enterprise IT tech partners.

Industry Info to Know – 04.24.20 Roundup

By Kerry Cotter |   Apr 24, 2020

Whatever you need, we’ll make it work.

As a team of trusted advisors to your company, we put a lot of effort into perfecting our practice. We are continuously learning, testing, and expanding our expertise across all facets of the enterprise IT landscape. That being said, we have an obligation to stay ahead of trends, look forward to the future of IT and provide insights to help our customers navigate the ever-evolving IT landscape.

Industry Info to Know – 04.17.20 Roundup

By Kerry Cotter |   Apr 17, 2020

Whatever you need, we’ll make it work.

The WEI team has officially surpassed the 30-day mark of working from home. Depending on your local state government guidance, you may have been working from home longer. Either way we've learned a lot in 30 days about business continuity challenges and we continue to work with our customers to ensure their BC plans are effectively working as planned. The good news is that they are, and we're humbled to continue to support our customers in healthcare and higher ed with technology solutions and services that are driving their business forward through uncertain times, and uncertain obstacles. 

Industry Info to Know – 04.10.20 Roundup

By Kerry Cotter |   Apr 10, 2020

Whatever you need, we’ll make it work.

As a team of trusted advisors to your company, we put a lot of effort into perfecting our practice. We are continuously learning, testing, and expanding our expertise across all facets of the enterprise IT landscape. That being said, we have an obligation to stay ahead of trends, look forward to the future of IT and provide insights to help our customers navigate the ever-evolving IT landscape.

Industry Info to Know – 04.03.20 Roundup

By Kerry Cotter |   Apr 03, 2020

Whatever you need, we’ll make it work.

As an IT solutions provider serving some of the country's largest enterprises, we put a lot of effort into perfecting our practice. We are continuously learning, testing, and expanding our expertise across all facets of the enterprise IT landscape. We want to earn your trust and earn the badge of trusted advisor to your company. That being said, we have an obligation to stay ahead of trends, look forward to the future of IT and provide insights to help our customers navigate the ever-evolving IT landscape. It's exciting to live and work in such a dynamic industry, and we love that we get to be part of that journey with our customers, helping them deliver their next innovation ahead of the curve. 

How to Close the Gap between Executives and Enterprise Security

By Greg LaBrie |   Feb 20, 2020

When it comes to upper level executives and their IT security teams, there seems to be a disconnect when it comes to the level of support IT needs to protect the enterprise. In order to better prevent a security breach from is happening, it’s important that the C-level executives are aware and on the same page with your enterprise security team. Only 12% of C-suite executives expect a major, successful attack on their organization in the next 90 days. In addition, two out of five CEOs, other C-level executives, and non-executive directors feel they are not responsible for the repercussions of a cyber-attack. Any breach that is caused by the void between these important roles has serious costs associated with them.

Aruba ClearPass – Profiles, Health checks, Segmentation, and more

By Victor Fabian |   Nov 15, 2018

Recently I was talking to the network manager of a school district in Georgia. The district had just experienced a large scale malware attack. It started in the transportation department, which had refused to let go of some outdated machines that were susceptible to the EternalBlue windows vulnerability, made famous by the WannaCry and NotPetya malware encryption attacks last summer.

Managing Ransomware Attacks: The Best Offense Is A Good Defense

By Michael Thweatt |   Oct 16, 2018

Popping up on prime time television and local news reports, ransomware is so commonplace it has practically become a household phrase. The frequent attacks have made it a focus area for many enterprises because high-profile attacks against them have risen dramatically in the past few years.

3 Critical Tips for Mitigating CPU Vulnerabilities [Meltdown and Spectre Update]

By David Fafel |   Jan 18, 2018

It’s been two weeks since the IT world was rocked by the news of the CPU vulnerabilities known as Meltdown and Spectre. It’s making headline news due to how far the vulnerabilities extend—to nearly every processor manufactured over the past 20 years—as well as the potential impacts in mitigating these vulnerabilities. Every server, computer, tablet, phone or any other computing device with a modern CPU is potentially affected. (See WEI’s Customer Advisory about Meltdown and Spectre in this blog post.)

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