Blog: All Things Nortec

Why Skype for Business Could Become Your New Phone System

Sunday, 10 September 2017 10:03

Businesses have many choices for unified communications systems.  New features in Skype for Business make this solution a serious contender.  Here’s why you might consider Skype as a replacement for your phone system: It Really Can Do It All Skype’s UC capabilities include VoIP conference phone compatibility, video, file sharing, and calling all in one,[…]

Top Takeaways From the Microsoft Inspire Conference 2017

Wednesday, 16 August 2017 10:01

(formerly World Wide Partner Conference) Microsoft Inspire, Microsoft’s largest partner conference, was held July 9-13 in Washington, DC, and  Nortec’s COO and Executive VP of Sales and Marketing George Hammerschmidt was there, and gives us his top takeaways from the event. “It was very clear that Microsoft is going for an all-out push on digital[…]

Read This Before You Install Business Cloud Apps Yourself

Wednesday, 09 August 2017 09:03

How hard can it be to implement Microsoft Office 365 or get the new Skype for Business set up for your company? This is a question small businesses, entrepreneurs and even midlevel enterprises ask themselves. It starts off so innocently. While it doesn’t always end in disaster, the results of a business playing DIY with[…]

How Nortec Protects You from Ransomware

Thursday, 06 July 2017 14:49

Ransomware is an ongoing risk, and you can’t rely on your antivirus to protect you. It won’t. Just ask the victims of WannaCry, and the subsequent waves of ransomware. Antivirus isn’t enough to stop ransomware. Ransomware comes through the network on different channels, that are often easy exploits for criminals. That could be your unsuspecting[…]

The #1 Risk Factor for Ransomware

Wednesday, 31 May 2017 11:28

If you learn anything from the recent WannaCry ransomware attack, it’s that ransomware is increasingly targeting small businesses and consumers. If ransomware is something you put off thinking about because you think you’re too small for criminals to bother with, then you’re exactly who the criminals are coming after. Ransomware is driven by a much[…]

Why All Businesses Need to Know About Ransomware

Monday, 15 May 2017 11:35

Ransomware attacks are increasing at an alarming rate. 2016 saw an increase four times greater than 2015. According to recent industry reports, about 50% of businesses have now experienced ransomware, and CNN reports that ransomware now constitutes a $1 billion industry. It’s understandable why so many businesses are concerned about it. But being concerned isn’t[…]

A Better Way to Manage Your Mobility Strategy

Wednesday, 12 April 2017 10:46

Where mobile management should start When you know you need mobile device management, navigating the options can be overwhelming. Many companies start off by looking at the technology options which can lead to getting lost or being oversold on unnecessary features and services. At Nortec, we believe your mobility strategy should start with identifying exactly[…]

Mobile Security Regulations to Know

Monday, 03 April 2017 15:05

Whether or not you are in a regulated industry, it’s important to know how mobile device usage can impact your security. Looking at the regulations that do exist is a great place to develop understanding around what you need to be protecting within your own company if you want to stay protected. This will allow[…]

4 Questions Auditors Ask About Mobile Management

Wednesday, 29 March 2017 11:23

From HIPAA to PCI Standards, organizations of all sizes face regulations they must comply with, each with a stringent set of rules designed to protect consumers. And, in the age of the mobile workforce, these regulations require adequate management of mobile devices, applications, and users. Consequently, many companies are left wondering how to make their[…]

Top 5 Unsecure Apps Employees Use for Remote Access

Monday, 13 March 2017 11:05

There are a million reasons to consider Mobile Device Management. The world is a global environment, connected at all times through Wi-Fi and cellular data. We use this connectivity in our personal lives constantly. And the same is true for the business world. The big difference, however, is that your business has all kinds of[…]

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