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Spectre and Meltdown: Performance Impact Analysis

Jan 16, 2018

Automation Coordinator Ben Gagnon provides an impact analysis of remediation for the Meltdown and Spectre vulnerabilities

Spectre and Meltdown: A Suite3 Q & A

Jan 9, 2018

Automation Coordinator Ben Gagnon provides a more detailed analysis of the Meltdown and Spectre vulnerabilities in Q&A format

Initial thoughts re: Spectre and Meltdown

Jan 9, 2018

Automation Coordinator Ben Gagnon shares his initial thoughts re: Meltdown and Spectre vulnerabilities

A rose by any other name would smell as SUITE!

Dec 21, 2017

Dave shares some exciting news - Innovative to change name to Suite3!

What can I do to improve my patch health score?

Dec 21, 2017

2nd in a series on patch health, Ben explores what clients can do to positively impact their patch efficacy

When searching email history, backup and archiving are not the same

Dec 15, 2017

Blue Team lead Josh Churchill explores the difference between backup and archiving solutions for email, and why it can be of critical importance

Why isn’t everything on my patch report 100% patched?

Nov 28, 2017

Ben explores why having 100% patch health across the board is next to impossible

Goals should drive the process

Nov 24, 2017

Dave explores the foundation of our project management process - having goals define the process

Black Friday deals may cost you more in the long run

Nov 24, 2017

Seth explores why holiday deals may not be the most cost-effective way to procure equipment for your business

TPM Vulnerability Information

Oct 31, 2017

Ben Gagnon provides a summary of the TPM vulnerability, and an overview of exposure of risk to our managed client base

KRACK Attack… what you need to know

Oct 17, 2017

Dave provides information regarding the KRACK vulnerability in the news

The Importance of Multi-Factor Authentication

Oct 16, 2017

Mike discusses the importance of MFA for protecting digital assets like cash assets

What’s a budget?

Oct 12, 2017

Dave offers his insights on budgeting for projects... and gas grills

Response to Apache Struts vulnerability announcement

Sep 29, 2017

An Innovative response to the FBI Cyber Division Apache Struts vulnerability

We’ve been “spear-phished”!

Aug 9, 2017

Dave discusses a recent spear-phishing attempt made against Innovative

Office 365 event thoughts and take-aways

Jun 30, 2017

Dave offers his thoughts and takeaways from our recent Office 365 event

Here we go again!

Jun 28, 2017

Dave offers inital reactions and information regarding the Petya ransomware attack

Common DR Plans for our BRS clients

Jun 19, 2017

Dave explores four common Disaster Recover plan options for clients running our BRS solution

Is 3rd party email sanitization necessary for O365?

Jun 12, 2017

Jonathan offers advice on why 3rd party email sanitization makes sense for many O365 subscribers

Avoid NAS devices for production data

Jun 5, 2017

Doug offers advice as to why production data should not be stored on low-cost NAS devices

WannaCry(pt) update: Microsoft doesn’t make things easy

May 17, 2017

Ben discusses the challenges in determining if necessary updates have been applied for WannaCrypt

KCCO - Keep Calm - Compute On

May 16, 2017

Dave's reaction to WannaCrypt news and it's impact on businesses

WannaCrypt Ransomware Impact

May 15, 2017

Update by Ben Gagnon on impact and updates regarding WannaCrypt ransomware

Innovative completes HIPAA verification process

Mar 21, 2017

Innovative has demonstrated that we have the necessary tools in place to achieve HIPAA compliance.

Encryption as part of your data privacy plan

Mar 21, 2017

Innovative offers a white paper regarding encryption

Additional information regarding upcoming McAfee to Proofpoint migrations

Sep 13, 2016

FAQs regarding McAfee to Proofpoint migrations scheduled for September and October 2016

Update re: McAfee to Proofpoint Migration

Sep 7, 2016

Dave provides an overview of the upcoming Proofpoint migration project for existing McAfee SaaS clients

Cumulative patch updates - what you need to know

Aug 30, 2016

Microsoft moving to cumulative patch update process - the impact and ramifications

Urgency, Empathy, and Communication

Jul 19, 2016

The customer-service received during a recent doctor's visit proved to be a learning experience

Technology Outcomes and Business Outcomes

Jun 29, 2016

When considering technology solutions and projects, be sure they deliver Business Outcomes as well

Data Encryption with Simply-Secure

Jun 6, 2016

A client had a need for a managed data encryption solution for their dozen laptops, and Innovative provided the solution

Introducing Innovative Simply-Secure

May 23, 2016

Much of today's business no longer takes place within brick-and-mortar, so protect company data by managing mobile devices with our Innovative Simply-Secure mobile device management service

Staying Relevant

May 13, 2016

As technologies change, so does Innovative, but what doesn't change is our focus on delivering a stable user experience

Clickbait, malvertizing, and cryptolocker (oh my!)

Apr 29, 2016

Listen to Dave being interviewed about clickbait, malvertizing, and more

Innovative to transition from McAfee to Proofpoint

Apr 7, 2016

Migration of our existing McAfee clients into the Proofpoint solution to occur through a rolling project that will span through Q2 and Q3 of this year

Are you ready for us?

Apr 1, 2016

New radio ads airing on WEEI sports talk radio, Springfield MA

Determining an IT Budget

Mar 15, 2016

Dave recently conducted research to determine a metric used to estimate an IT budget for the average small business

Is organized network cabling really that important?

Mar 14, 2016

Dave provides an overview of the reasons why attention to detail regarding cable management is important

Half-hour radio interview of Dave DelVecchio

Feb 26, 2016

Innovative President Dave DelVecchio was interviewed in February 2015 about Innovative history, philosophy, and our 2003 succession plan from the founder to the current employee-lead ownership group

Why is the Apple/FBI data encryption standoff important?

Feb 25, 2016

Innovative President Dave DelVecchio was interviewed regarding the current Apple/FBI data encryption debate

How CryptoWall ransomware works

Jan 28, 2016

Simply clicking a file attachment can actually deliver a Windows executable file to your system that delivers the ransomware, compromising your files

IE10 support ending in January

Oct 8, 2015

The impact of Internet Explorer 10 support ending has major impact on banks and credit unions

What the heck is a SmartNet?

Sep 25, 2015

Wondering what these SmartNets, CarePacks, and SSL certificates are all about? Seth explains...

Why do I have issues viewing my Gmail account in Outlook?

Sep 21, 2015

Why are there intermittent issues accessing gmail through Outlook?

Avoid this email scam!

Jul 21, 2015

There is an email scam that is making the rounds - beware!

To the cloud or not?

May 27, 2015

Looking at upgrading from POP mail or considering moving your mail to the cloud?

Always check the patch cables!

May 8, 2015

A couple of dollars can save countless hours of headaches and issues

Financing options through IBS

Apr 30, 2015

Did you know IBS can offer financing options for IT projects and purchases?

W2k3 Server End-Of-Support

Apr 1, 2015

Reminder about Windows 2003 server end of support coming soon

Spring Happenings From The Client Relations Team

Mar 30, 2015

Summary of the business development activities happening this spring to connect with our valued clients and meet potential new clients

When one has a great relationship with a fantastic company like IBS for 20+ years, like we are fortunate to have - service just doesn't get any better.
Pat Seward, Office Manager, Seward's Tires


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