Coronavirus Cyber Scam Information for San Diego Businesses

Is your business prepared for a pandemic? Find out how to keep your business productive and your team connected.

One of the unfortunate side effects of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has been an outbreak of COVID-19-related cyber scams, with some even effecting reputable sites like Whether it’s email, websites, or social media, exercise caution when clicking or interacting with COVID-19 materials online. Here are some things to look out for and resources you can use to help keep yourself safe.

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How San Diego Businesses are Using IT to Prepare for the Coronavirus

Is your business prepared for a pandemic? Find out how to keep your business productive and your team connected.

We’ve been impressed by how organizations in San Diego are taking quick action to protect their fellow citizens from the spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus). Many have also distributed contingency plans in case group meetings need to be modified to keep attendees safe. Here is how a few San Diego organizations are using IT to prepare for the coronavirus.

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San Diego Announces Deal With Verizon to Prep for 5G Wireless System

A multi-million dollar deal between San Diego and Verizon will lay the groundwork for 5G technology, the mayor announced Monday.

San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer, City Councilmember Chris Cate and San Diego Police Chief David Nisleit joined Verizon executives to discuss a partnership that will expand Smart City capabilities.

Faulconer said the expansion would be at no additional cost to taxpayers while mentioning that permit times will be reduced to allow Verizon to install technology faster.

“We can’t yet announce 5G for San Diego but [this deal] will build the foundation for a 5G network here,” Verizon Senior Vice President of Engineering Ed Chan said.


5G in San Diego Will Be A Game Changer For Local Businesses

San Diego received some good news when AT&T, the first carrier to roll out 5G, announced that the city will be one of the first 12 places in 2019 to get the mobile and wireless communications technology. Here’s what 5G in San Diego means for the burgeoning city.

For San Diego, the arrival of a 5G network is a game-changing moment. The technology has the ability to push San Diego into the future and stimulate development and growth across many industries.


HATCH LA Bioscience Incubator Program | A Great Place For Biotech

LA Bioscience is welcoming a new addition to its corridor, and it’s bound to “hatch” new opportunities for bioscience companies to leverage. This new addition is appropriately named Hatch LA Bioscience, HATCHlabs or HATCH and it stands to provide bioscience companies with a space to create, experiment and innovate.

This office space and multi-tenant lab is the result of a partnership between Hatchspaces LLC and the LA Bioscience Hub and offers promise for life sciences, bioscience and tech companies in Los Angeles’ ever-expanding biosciences industry. Here are some important aspects of this incubator program:


How To Choose the Best Life Sciences Managed Service Provider

Life sciences companies must focus their energies on research and development and not be distracted by other business needs such as complex IT services. You deal daily with the intricacies of your industry and bringing breakthroughs in science to the general public. Your IT needs are many, but you may not be able to adequately deal with them in-house without allocating it a chunk of your budget that is best used elsewhere. Life sciences companies should consider outsourcing their IT needs to an expert life sciences managed service provider. Doing so offers you a number of advantages that will enhance the productivity of your company.


Why You Should Integrate Your IT Services and IT Security

IT services and IT security are not mutually exclusive. So why do managed service providers (MSPs) treat them differently? Why do they often set up separate entities to provide these services?

What many IT service providers don’t understand is that these two concepts work in tandem: IT services influence IT security, and vice versa. We think it’s time to integrate them once and for all.

Here’s why you should incorporate IT security into your managed IT services.


What Does a Virtual Chief Information Officer (VCIO) Do?

You know that a chief information officer (CIO) is responsible for leveraging technology to bolster business success. For the CIO to achieve their goals, as a Harvard Business Review webinar notes, they must meet the key challenge of “balancing business innovation and operational excellence.”

Needless to say, a CIO is vital to your company’s success. Unfortunately, given the high cost of employing an IT executive and other factors, like not needing IT support every hour of the day, many companies simply don’t have the option to employ a CIO.

This is where a virtual chief information officer (VCIO) enters the picture.