Webinar: Why Your Organization needs Cyber Insurance

January 30th, 2018

Attend our Free webinar!  We'll be presenting an overview of Cyber Insurance and why organizations (large and small) should have a policy.  And we'll also give attendees first glimpse of Simplex-IT's newest service offering (here's a hint:  It rhymes with "Fiber Assurance").

When:  February 20th, 2-2:30 pm (Eastern)

Where:  Online (Click here to RSVP)

Over the past couple of years nothing has changed as much in the IT industry (and here at Simplex-IT as well) as Cyber Security.

Buy my book this Thursday!

January 29th, 2018
Buy my book this Thursday!

Ok, my book “A CEO’s Survival Guide to Information Technology” is out.  As in done.  Published.  Available.

But don’t buy it until this Thursday (Feb 1st).

My goal is to reach “bestseller status” which would help get the word out to small-medium business owners about Information Technology topics like Cyber Security threats, why backups are the most critical line of defense and what models of IT support make the most sense for their business.

Simplex-IT adding Dispatcher position

January 29th, 2018

Simplex-IT is growing, and looking for a reliable Service Dispatcher to act as a communication liaison for the service wing of our company. This individual should be able to appropriately manage emergency and non-emergency requests during business hours using our business management solutions.

Meltdown and Spectre: Patch or not?

January 10th, 2018
Meltdown and Spectre:  Patch or not?

The three biggest CPU manufacturers, Intel, AMD and ARM recently announced flaws with many of their older chips.  The biggest discovery was Meltdown (primarily Intel), but all three have issues with Spectre.

The issues are created due to a recently discovered memory leak, known by such names as KPTI, KAISER and F**CKWIT.

All processors use some kind of strategy to optimize performance.

3 Models for IT Support

January 2nd, 2018
3 Models for IT Support

Strategies for Managing IT for Your Organization

Free webinar:  Jan 16th, 2-2:30pm (Eastern).  Click here to RSVP

(Content lifted from Bob's upcoming book "A CEO's Survival Guide to Information Technology")

Let’s now talk about how you want your IT to be implemented, monitored, and supported for your organization.

Simplex-IT’s 2017 in review

January 1st, 2018

2017 is done. I normally use this time to give a summary of the year, and a wee bit of a hint as to what lies ahead. This year I chose to split the past and future into separate posts.

On the personal side, we have a new family member (as in 2-day-old new). On Friday, we said hello to my 6th (and some claim final) grandchild.

Simplex-IT’s Plan for Q1 2018

December 28th, 2017

Simplex-IT's Plan for Q1 2018

Usually for the January newsletter for my piece I talk a lot about what happened last year and then talk in broad terms about our plan for what will be happening in the next year.  And the next year items are usually not terribly specific about what and when, with a few exceptions.

Free webinar:  Cyber Security – Executive Overview

December 1st, 2017

Cyber Security is often discussed from 2 perspectives:  First:  We’re all doomed.  Second: Immersed into sea of gibberish using a host of three letter acronyms, version numbers and nifty diagrams that say “we’re all doomed.”

But it’s important for management to understand the risk, the options and the costs (both financial and operational).  Not down to the details of the products (because that constantly changes) but the general landscape of Cyber Security.

Weird Month. Awards, New Business, Cyber Security, Virtual Reality

December 1st, 2017

Wow.  Weird month.  Welcomed 6 new clients in November for new business.  With a mix of Managed Services, Project Management development, SQL consulting, a 365 migration, security services, and Co-Managed IT services, this is probably the most diverse group of new companies we’ve ever added.

Bob Coppedge’s 2017 Reading List

November 30th, 2017

Back in 2016, I realized that I wasn’t spending enough time reading, and decided that I’d commit to reading one book a month.  And I tried writing a quick review on this blog, in a way to keep me honest.

Well, I only kept up with the reviews for about a year, but thankfully I kept up with the reading.