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Enterprise Security: The Most Common Threats and How to Avoid Them

In 2021, cybercriminals targeted high-profile companies such as MicrosoftThe Colonial Pipeline, and Kaseya, proving they weren't afraid to take on organizations both large and small. These breaches sent shockwaves through global supply chains and networks, causing business owners to realize that strong cybersecurity measures have never been more urgent.  

Posted on March 25, 2022

Disaster Recovery with Azure Site Recovery Service

When tragedy strikes, businesses rely on solid disaster recovery (DRP) and business continuity (BCP) plans. Typically, strategies for fail-over and recovery can be a manual process that is time-consuming. By utilizing Azure Site Recovery Service (ASR), IT teams are able to automate and provide various recovery options.

Posted on March 23, 2022

Azure Admins: P@ssw0rd is Not a Good Password

Let’s face it, we use personal identification numbers (PINs), passwords, and passphrases for everyday life: grabbing some cash at the ATM, online shopping, and of course, logging into the domain at work. As frustrating as it can be to maintain all of these passwords, we understand that they exist so that we can protect ourselves personally and our organization at work. As IT professionals – we...

Posted on March 14, 2022

5 Reasons Cloud Computing is Key to Business Success

Has your organization ever suffered from a cyberattack or a hard drive crash resulting in a loss of critical data? The ongoing need for secure systems combined with the surge in digital services puts the cloud at the forefront of an enterprise's digital experience. According to Gartner analysts, cloud revenue is estimated to total $474 billion in 2022, with more than 85% of organizations...

Posted on March 02, 2022

Heightened Cybersecurity Awareness: Russia-Ukraine Conflict

As the eyes of the world remain focused on the escalating conflict between Russia and Ukraine, cyberattacks are top of mind for professionals in the security sector, including the experts here at Ascend Technologies.

Posted on February 25, 2022

Breaking Down Endpoint Security

The 2021 statistics on cyberattacks were exceedingly grim. 

Posted on February 16, 2022

Here's What to Expect from Microsoft in 2022

Last November, Microsoft got the chance to show off some of their newest offerings at the Industry Cloud Battleground Week, hosted by Cloud Wars.Microsoft’s Global Product Marketing Manager, Kees Hertogh, was pleased to discuss the ways that Microsoft Cloud eclipses their competitors by “infus(ing) our cloud with process flows and core business logic that help our customers address their pain...

Posted on January 26, 2022

What Happened to my Checkboxes?

Through my process with PowerApps forms, I found it curious that checkboxes are not a standard field.  Although I can understand the reasoning as we accelerate into the mobile world, considering the amount of canvas area checkboxes required, they are still very much a desired field type to be used in forms. 

Checkboxes have been around and used in all sorts of forms, from excel to...

Posted on January 13, 2022

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What You Need to Know About Backup-as-a-Service

Backup as a Service and Data Recovery are two well-known technology solutions for business continuity. Still, they are often overlooked or taken for granted, only being brought to light when it's too late and your data has been compromised. As a result, your data is vulnerable to natural disasters, technology failures, human error, and cyber incidents without a backup plan. Furthermore, without a...

Posted on December 20, 2021

2021 Holiday Security Guide

Ascend wants you to stay secure this holiday season. The end of the year brings with it a dramatic increase in cybersecurity events. So how do you handle these holiday hackers? Keep these tips in mind to stay secure in the New Year.

Posted on December 14, 2021

7 Tips to Ensure a Successful Cloud Migration

The traditional standards set for workplaces are changing. According to Gallup, 45% of Americans working full-time jobs are working from home either part-time or entirely. With an increasingly decentralized office IT infrastructure, companies have had to pivot to fit their changing workforce. One of the most popular improvements has been the transition to cloud-based hosting.Cloud platforms allow...

Posted on December 06, 2021

Cybersecurity in 2022 - Here’s What’s in Store

Smart company owners know that complacency presents a threat to your business in the best of times. But in our current climate, the velocity and unpredictability of those threats – and opportunities – has increased exponentially. That’s why staying on the cutting edge of cybersecurity has become imperative.  

Posted on December 01, 2021

The Workplace of the Future is Remote

The results are in, and remote work is here to stay. According to a Gallup poll, 91% of U.S. workers currently working fully or partially remote hope to continue working remotely after the pandemic. For employers, that means taking the necessary steps to support a fully remote or hybrid workforce. If they don't, they risk losing talent, as 30% of workers say they are highly likely to seek out...

Posted on November 22, 2021

Resolving SharePoint Certificate Errors

 

Are you struggling with SharePoint? Have the search and workflows been giving you a headache? Well, you're not alone, and there are a few things you can try to remedy the situation. Keep reading for a first-hand account of an issue one of our engineers helped a client through. We hope that by sharing our troubleshooting experience, we can help keep your systems running.

Posted on November 15, 2021

Immutable Backups – The Missing Piece of Your Disaster Recovery Plan

Operating in a digital world comes with the risk of losing everything in a cyber incident. It’s estimated that a ransomware attack takes place every 11 seconds, and our team has observed an increasing number of businesses having their backups targeted in these attacks. So, when bad actors penetrate your environment, how do you go from being a victim of ransomware to a victor of ransomware?

Posted on October 05, 2021

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