TAM Spotlight – Skyler Daugherty

As the Director for our Technical Account Managers (TAMs), I see the work they do for our customers every day. I think of our TAMs as the “lighthouses” for our customers. They alert the ABS team when something hits their radar. They light the way proactively about future issues and creative strategies. Read more

Here’s Why You Should Be Concerned About Ransomware

Much of our day-to-day business relies on computers. We use devices and networks to communicate, work, and store data. With the amount of crucial information stored on our servers, it is no wonder that there are criminals out there who look for ways to access it. Your vulnerabilities can end up costing your business more than you think.

Cybersecurity is crucial to safely running a business and having ABS on your side could mean the difference between recovering quickly with little loss and huge losses of time and money. Don’t just take our word for it, though.

Earlier this year, ABS helped one of our clients recover from a cyberattack. In April, we received the call that one of our clients was experiencing IT issues. Their systems weren’t working and they were unable to run their business. As it turned out, they had fallen prey to a ransomware attack.

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3 Benefits of Choosing Managed IT Services

Managed IT Services or Managed Service Provider (MSP) are terms you’ve probably heard thrown out from time to time. Unfortunately, it’s not always clear exactly what “managed” means and how it can benefit your business.

If you’re curious about managed IT, what it means, how it works, and why so many businesses are choosing this option for their IT, then you’ve come to the right place. Our goal is to answer these exact questions and pinpoint areas of your business that will benefit from choosing a managed IT service.

Managed IT simply means outsourcing your IT. It means that your IT is being managed by an outsourced team. It means less time and money and resources being spent on internal IT and more time, money, and resources going towards the people and solutions that make your business unique. Read more

What is Remote Monitoring & Why Does It Matter?

We hear so many terms and services (like remote monitoring) thrown out and, oftentimes, it’s unclear exactly what these terms and services actually mean.

As you seek to understand your IT needs and the many ways you can choose to meet those needs, it’s important to understand the pros and cons of each option and the opportunities available to you with them!

Remote is a buzzword in our world right now and it generates a few mental pictures.

To some, remote monitoring might sound a bit like “big brother” – especially to your employees!

To others, it might sound like a cop-out – a way for your IT company to get out of having someone in your office to personally take care of your needs.

But, what it really means is faster, better, and more proactive service. Read more

TAM Spotlight – Michael Ashabraner

As the Director for our Technical Account Managers (TAMs), I see the work they do for our customers every day. I think of our TAMs as the “lighthouses” for our customers. They alert the ABS team when something hits their radar. They light the way proactively about future issues and creative strategies. Read more

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How to Secure Your Business Through Network Security 

We’ve been talking a lot about security lately, but there’s a reason for this. We’re not exaggerating when we say you need to prioritize protecting your business. Whether you’re aware of it or not, your business is under constant attack. Many people fall into the trap of assuming their business isn’t worth the time or attention of hackers. They believe their business is too small to be a target. This is simply not the case. Read more

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What Do Outsourced IT Services Include?

Technology has come alongside businesses and helped some of our most challenging issues – from providing multiple means of communication to helping us create elaborate solutions and intricate designs, technology makes it possible for us to live and thrive in this modern world. On the flip side, technology can cause new issues and create new problems. Read more

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The Reasons Why You Need Server Support

Servers are the lifeblood of any business. This is where your critical information is stored and accessed. As a result, your entire business is affected when you experience an issue with your server. Data loss and downtime are common results of server issues.

In fact, an unprotected and unsupported server should be a business owner’s worst nightmare. That’s why we recommend server support! Having a Server Support system on hand ensures that your computer network systems are operating efficiently and reliably. If your server goes down, your whole network is affected, from the daily operation of your business, to your private and necessary data and information. That’s why it is critical to keep your servers and workstations up and your networks safe. Read more

New Office Provides New Opportunities, Better Space for ABS Team

The ABS team recently had a chance to take a look back on 2019 and an incredibly special time in our company’s history.

This was thanks to DCD Magazine who featured ABS and our new building in their January issue and to Potter & Associates for everything they did to make this new building meet and surpass our goals throughout the entire process.

We are thrilled to see this new step for ABS receive so much attention and are so thankful for the changes and benefits we’ve already experience as a result of this move. Read more

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How to Prepare for and Prevent Data Loss With a Backup & Recovery Plan

The world of technology has grown exponentially over the last decade and, as we head into a new year and new decade, we don’t see this trend changing anytime soon. As a result you and your employees are likely having to adapt and adapt quickly to the ever-changing technological landscape of your business and the businesses or customers you serve. Read more