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We have joined the ASCII Group community!

Posted by Matt Almendinger on Aug 14, 2020 11:00:00 AM

One of the driving forces at Lighthouse IT Solutions has always been community. It’s what gets me out of bed in the morning. We love community in all of its forms - whether we are reviewing our vendors or our clients. However, one of the areas that we believe we have lacked as a provider is a community that represents our industry.

Unfortunately, all too often, it is hard to not get caught up in competition with our peers, making it difficult to find a place that allows us to have community with those in our industry. That competitive spirit can be a wedge between great opportunities. Well we are excited to announce that through this self-awareness, we have sought to fix this gap and found such an opportunity that will positively impact our clients.

So, it is my personal pleasure to announce that Lighthouse IT Solutions has joined the ASCII Group community. The ASCII Group is a collection of IT companies working together to better the industry and raise the bar, so to speak. This not only helps us here at Lighthouse to be better, but it allows us to offer more to our clients.

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Topics: Harmony, IT services, Business Continuity, Managed Service Provider

Cloud-to-Cloud Backup - Safer, smarter and more secure

Posted by Griffin Ball on Apr 27, 2018 9:27:00 AM

Small businesses are at the front lines in an almost constant attack of hackers.

These companies cannot afford downtime.

As we move into the information era, data becomes a foundational element of business. Data is collected, stored, and analyzed allowing businesses to gain a new depth of insight into their customers and their habits with an endless amount of possibilities to grow their business in a smarter, more agile way. This data needs to be available around the clock to ensure the operational success of the business. Data that once lived in basements and backrooms is being moved to cloud-based servers and SaaS applications. Historically, data backup has always been a key component of any IT strategy – whether it was stored on floppy disks, duplicate servers, or in custom built applications. With this shift to the cloud, backup shouldn’t be taken out of the strategy; rather, it should be re-thought to be more adaptable and cost-effective – the same reason you moved to the cloud in the first place.

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Topics: Harmony, IT services, Business Continuity, Managed Service Provider

The Ultimate Disaster Recovery Checklist

Posted by Griffin Ball on Mar 30, 2018 9:14:00 AM

Stay One Step Ahead of Potential Disasters

Prepare yourself before disaster strikes. When it comes to data backup and disaster recovery (BDR), being prepared for potential disasters is key to keep your business running. It is not only important to have a disaster recovery solution you trust, but to make sure you test it as well. Keep this ultimate disaster recovery checklist on hand.

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Topics: Harmony, IT services, Business Continuity, Network Risk Assessment, Managed Service Provider

Ransomware and How to Protect Your Organization...

Posted by Griffin Ball on Feb 9, 2018 9:03:00 AM

Businesses of every size are constantly threated by the brutal force of cyberattacks.

Ever since the first days of the world wide web, a form of blackmail called Ransomware has plagued businesses and individuals alike. So how does this work, why do people do it and how to protect your organization?

Ransomware is a type of malicious software that threatens to publish data and/or block your access to the files until a payment is made. Usually you have a deadline of only a few days to pay the hacker and sometimes you get two deadlines for different reasons. (You can see this man's own struggle meeting this here in a paper he wrote about the experience of being a victim to one of these attacks. He explains his frustrations, his advice, and his loss. Written late-2016.)

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Topics: Harmony, IT services, Business Continuity, Managed Service Provider