Integrated IT Solutions News June 2016
 
 
MSPMentor Top 100 2016

We are proud to announce that Integrated IT Solutions is listed at #60 on Penton Technology's eighth-annual MSPmentor 501 Global Edition, a distinguished list and report identifying the world's top 501 managed service providers (MSPs).

Each year, MSPmentor gathers information for its annual rankings through the participation of managed service providers and IT service providers in our annual survey. Rankings are based Penton Technology's unique criteria for MSPs such as annual recurring revenues, total revenues and more.

"On behalf of Penton and MSPmentor, I would like to congratulate Integrated IT Solutions for its recognition as an MSP 501 honoree," said Aldrin Brown, Editor in Chief, MSPmentor. "The managed service provider market is evolving at a rapid pace and the companies showcased on the 2016 MSP 501 list represent the most agile, flexible and innovative organizations in the industry."

This is our sixth straight year in the Top 100 and we have improved from last year's #71. Well done everyone!

W2 Scams on the rise

Please be aware that phishing and identity theft continue to rise. One type of attack is often called a W2 Scam. Essentially, an attacker sends a very targeted message to an employee who has been identified as having an HR role within the target entity, in which a request is made for all of last year's W2 statements for the company's staff. In order to make it appear legitimate, they spoof the email address and name of the CEO or the HR Director.

A W2 contains all kinds of information and makes it possible to commit multiple kinds of fraud and identity theft, placing the potential yield of each stolen record at tens of thousands of dollars. Therefore, attackers will target companies of all sizes, because even a small success can make them money. If you see a request, please take the time to validate it, especially when it involves sensitive information. Don’t reply to the email; call the person and confirm that they issued the request. Remember, you are all targets for phishing, and your actions will determine whether you are the weakest, or the strongest, link in your company's security chain!

Office 365 backup

Back in February we announced our new Office 365 cloud backup solution. If you haven't had a chance to explore this yet, we encourage you to reach out to us for more information.

With our Cloud Backup solution you will never lose files or emails and you will be able to search and restore rapidly. We can now backup Exchange, SharePoint, or OneDrive for Business data up to 6x daily. All for one simple per user / mo price, with no data limits. Cloud Backup uses industry leading 256-bit encryption at rest and 128-bit in transit.

Your data never leaves the Azure environment, which ensures all the inherent security and compliance capabilities that Azure offers. Recovering lost Office 365 data is stressful and time consuming. Call or email your account rep for more info today.

 

Windows 10 Free Upgrade

We are a little over one month away from the expiration date for your free Windows 10 upgrade (for Windows 7 and 8 users only). After that, the upgrade price for Windows 10 Pro will be $199. The free upgrade will expire July 29th. Windows 10 is full of new features and improvements.

There are many factors to consider before you begin the upgrade. Most importantly, you must make sure your applications are compatible with Windows 10. We can help determine if you are ready and prepare you for migration. If you are interested in upgrading, we can help.


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