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    Nov 2018

    What is “Vishing” and How Can You Stay Protected?

    Previously we’ve published several articles about email phishing scams and how to best avoid them. We even put together an infographic on the Top 5 Phishing Red Flags, which you can take a look at here. What we haven’t yet discussed is a different kind of scam that doesn’t rely on email to capture your…

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    Jul 2018

    Top 5 Phishing Red Flags (Infographic)

    Did you know that 95% of successful cyberattacks begin with a phishing scam?   “Phishing” is an umbrella term used to describe an email scam where the sender tries to trick you into handing over valuable information such as account credentials, banking information, social security numbers, or other sensitive data.   The email will appear…

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    Jul 2018

    Implementation vs. Adoption: How to successfully roll out a new technology solution

    When it comes to rolling out a new technology solution at your organization, there are a lot of boxes to check from both a tactical and a strategic perspective.   Time and time again we hear from organizations who had identified what they believed to be a perfect solution for their organization ‑ a new…

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    Jul 2018

    Should You Have a Team Full of Slackers? (Infographic)

    Are you considering Slack at your organization?   It’s a smart question to ask. Slack, an incredibly popular communication platform, now boasts: 500,000 organizations on board (70,000 paying) 8 million daily active users (3 million paid) 10 hours of average use per day   We’ve been using Slack at Optimal for about a year and…

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    Jun 2018

    What Your Law Firm Needs to Know About Artificial Intelligence (AI)

    If you’ve been reading any sort of industry publications these days, you have heard about Artificial Intelligence (AI) and the supposed threat it’s posing to the legal profession as a whole.   First, let us say this: we don’t expect lawyers to become completely obsolete in the face of AI. But we do anticipate some…

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    Apr 2018

    What is “Blockchain,” and How Will it Impact Law Firms?

    Between 2014 and 2015, investors poured over $800 million into blockchain startups. The market for blockchain is expected to reach $7.7 billion globally by the year 2022, up from $411.5 million in 2017.   And in 2018, no one can seem to stop talking about it.   What, in plain English, is blockchain, and how…

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    Apr 2018

    Key Elements of a Successful Bandwidth Strategy (and Why It’s So Important)

    According to RightScale’s 2017 State of the Cloud Survey, companies now run 79% of workloads in the cloud on average.   After nearly three decades serving the IT needs of law firms, associations, and small businesses in the DC Metro area and beyond, we’ve seen (and, in many cases, initiated) this shift across our client…

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    Feb 2018

    Key Elements of a Successful Security Awareness Training Program

    Over the past 25 years our company has seen cyber threats evolve in a nasty way. Last year a startling 4,000 ransomware attacks occurred every day. One out of every 131 emails sent was malicious. Businesses with fewer than 1,000 employees now have a 90% likelihood of a breach costing them over $216,000. Needless to…

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    Jan 2018

    Top Cybersecurity Stats Every Executive Should Know for 2018

    As we make our way into 2018, one of the questions we’re hearing from our clients is this: how can we expect the cybersecurity landscape to change, and what will this mean for our business?   Unfortunately, recent data indicates that cyberattacks will continue to rise in quantity and severity as time goes on, and…

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    Jan 2018

    Top Tech Trend Predictions for Business in 2018

    The pace of technology is dizzying.   If you’re like most executives, you don’t have the time to navigate this ever-changing landscape, and to anticipate what it all means for your business. Fortunately, we do!   To help you stay ahead of the curve, we’ll work through our top tech predictions for 2018 below.  …

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