Thrive with Microsoft 365 in the New Digital Age

In our September 2020 webinar, centrexIT and Klarinet Solutions reviewed how to use Microrosoft 365 to save money, get cyber-safe, and increase team performance with next-generation collaboration tools. Watch the webinar recording to find out how the consolidated approach with Microsoft 365 acts as a $1 million solution for small and medium-sized businesses…at a fraction of the cost.

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FBI Cybersecurity Resources and Covid-19 Recommendations

Last week we were honored to team up with the FBI (in partnership with the Cyber Center of Excellence (CCOE)) and Biocom on behalf of our biotech heros. The team hosted an exclusive executive-level briefing on cybersecurity specifically tailored to San Diego’s life sciences industry. This Biocom-member webinar contained an overview of the security challenges companies are facing in 2020 and beyond. In addition to industry-specific advice and an overview of current insider threats, the FBI left us with the following FBI cybersecurity resources and covid-19 recommendations. Read more “FBI Cybersecurity Resources and Covid-19 Recommendations”

Planning Your Business Continuity IT Strategy

Have you spent time revising or planning your business continuity IT strategy yet?

Business Continuity Planning is something you ideally do before a crisis occurs. Let’s set the scene for this post: it’s June 2020, the middle of nationwide protests and an international pandemic due to covid-19. We want to make sure businesses have the info they need to prepare and rebuild as quickly as possible from the upheaval they are experiencing. What better time to give tips to local companies? We set up a complimentary Business Continuity Planning webinar with PBO Advisory Group, tW2 Marketing, and Rad-on-Point Consulting

The day we gave the webinar, yet another threat appeared as wildfires broke out in San Diego county. The moral of the story? Business continuity plans are not just important, they are critical, and they should be robust enough to cover a range of potential crises.

Here is how to plan your business continuity IT strategy.

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Coronavirus Cyber Scam Hackers

Coronavirus Cyber Scam Information for San Diego Businesses

Is your business prepared for a pandemic? First, read through our coronavirus cyber scam information for San Diego businesses. Then, find out how to keep your business productive and your team connected and learn about cybersecurity offerings for remote teams.


With the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has come an outbreak of COVID-19-related cyber scams, even effecting reputable sites like HHS.gov. That’s why we’ve put together this collection of coronavirus cyber scam information for San Diego businesses. Ideally, these tips will help you exercise caution when clicking or interacting with COVID-19 materials online. Whether it’s email, websites, or on social media, here are some things to look out for and resources you can use to help keep your data safe.

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Top IT Tips for Working from Home (WFH)

Top IT Tips for Working from Home (WFH)

 

Is your business prepared for a pandemic? Find out how to keep your business productive and your team connected and learn about cybersecurity offerings for remote teams.


What can you do to help your employees work remotely until the COVID-19 (Coronavirus disease) pandemic is over? Traditionally, the option of having the flexibility to work from home helps employees create better work-life balance. When the coronovirus pandemic led to mandatory, wide-spread stay-at-home orders, employees working from home became critical for businesses to keep their doors open. Routine operations continue remotely when employees can work offsite. We’ve summarized some of the highlights for effectively working from home in this handout:

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Why IT Leaders Should Focus On Desired Outcomes

Why IT Leaders Should Focus On Desired Outcomes

IT companies and managed services providers are notorious for thrusting “their solutions” on to a client even in situations that might not be in the best interest of the client. Forcing a square peg into a round hole usually turns out bad for the company and the result is costly downtime, not to mention needing to eventually rip and replace the hardware and software that was ill-equipped to help the business grow.

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The San Diego Biocom IT Company That Specializes in Life Sciences

The San Diego Biocom IT Company That Specializes in Life Sciences

Life science companies face a number of challenges that require unique solutions. Simply managing their supply purchases take an enormous amount of time and money. Those companies in the San Diego area can improve their situation if they use the services of Biocom and centrexIT.

San Diego has a thriving community of life science companies, many located in Torrey Pines Mesa. Working with centrexIT and the Biocom Purchasing Group offers each of these businesses a number of benefits that help ensure their continued growth.

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In-House vs. Outsourced IT: What Is Best for Your Business?

There are no “normal” information technology (IT) requirements for a company in today’s market. Some businesses require extensive information security and attention to compliance requirements. Another may be looking for public cloud solutions. Maybe your business needs all these tools and more, and you aren’t sure where to go with IT services. According to CIO Magazine, an average of 4 to 6 percent of revenue is spent on IT.

With a cost that adds up to this much revenue, having a competent and trustworthy IT team is essential. Once the need for IT specialists is apparent, the question is one of insourcing vs. outsourcing and whether to hire an in-house team or an outsourced team on an as-needed basis.

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