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What You Must Know About Ransomware – Part 1

Posted by on May 15, 2017 in IT Leadership, Solutions for Business | 0 comments

What You Must Know About Ransomware – Part 1

Last year was the year of online extortion. In 2016 there was a 300% increase in online extortion attempts. Over one million US businesses were infected with ransomware by year end.     This year the ransomware threat continues with malicious software and viruses that are more sophisticated than ever.   What is Ransomware?   Ransomware is unlike any virus you are accustomed to. It is not an attack on computer systems – it is an attack on human vulnerabilities. These sophisticated viruses prey on human mistakes in order to...

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Meet Bob: IT Manager Turned IT Super Hero

Posted by on May 15, 2017 in About Kalleo, Case Study, Solutions for Business, Tips and Tricks, Transportation Industry | 0 comments

Meet Bob: IT Manager Turned IT Super Hero

Have you considered outsourcing a portion of your IT support to a Managed Services Provider (MSP) but worry about losing control over your IT infrastructure? You are not alone. If you select the right MSP, however, you need not worry.     Kalleo takes a hybrid approach to many of our large clients. Our objective at those sites is not to replace the internal IT staff employed by those companies but rather work to co-manage the company’s IT infrastructures in a way that brings relief to the company’s internal staff.   The...

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It’s Time for a Digital Spring Cleaning

Posted by on Apr 26, 2017 in Tips and Tricks | 0 comments

It’s Time for a Digital Spring Cleaning

Spring has traditionally been the time of year that we throw open the windows, air out our homes, and give everything a thorough, deep cleaning. While the tradition is waning, there are still individuals who advocate for this practice.   I’m one of them. I find that a good spring cleaning helps me to get organized and motivates me to efficiently and energetically tackle the tasks I must complete in order to achieve my annual goals. A quarter of the year is already behind us. There’s still plenty of time to get on track with the new...

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4 Reasons Consumer Grade Computer Equipment Does Not Belong in Your Business

Posted by on Mar 21, 2017 in Solutions for Business, Tips and Tricks | 0 comments

4 Reasons Consumer Grade Computer Equipment Does Not Belong in Your Business

A question I’m frequently asked is “Why shouldn’t I buy my business’ computer equipment off the shelf at the local box store? Is there a difference between that equipment and what I’d get from a business-class technology retailer?”  The answer is yes!   While the equipment available for purchase at the local retail store may look the same as what you’d buy from a professional IT vendor or directly from manufacturers like Dell, HP and Lenovo, what’s on the inside can be much different. Here are four reasons why consumer grade computer...

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Big Data vs Business Intelligence

Posted by on Feb 23, 2017 in IT Leadership, Solutions for Business | 0 comments

Big Data vs Business Intelligence

Last month we introduced the Internet of Things (IoT) and why businesses big and small are using these internet connected devices to collect big data related to their businesses.     The term “Big Data” is often used interchangeably with the term “Business Intelligence” but these are two entirely different things. “What is the difference between ‘Big Data’ and ‘Business Intelligence,’” you may be wondering, and “how does this apply to my business?”  This article explains.   What is the Difference between “Big Data” and...

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Kalleo Technologies Recognized for Excellence in IT Services

Posted by on Feb 14, 2017 in About Kalleo | 0 comments

Kalleo Technologies Recognized for Excellence in IT Services

Kalleo Technologies announced today that CRN, a brand of The Channel Company, has named Kalleo to its 2017 Managed Service Provider (MSP) 500 list in the Pioneer 250 category.     In today’s fast-paced business environments, MSPs play an important role in helping companies leverage new technologies without straining their budgets or losing focus on their core business. CRN’s MSP 500 list shines a light on the most forward-thinking and innovative of these key organizations.   “The CRN Managed Service Provider 500 list highlights...

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What is the Internet of Things (IoT)?

Posted by on Jan 24, 2017 in Healthcare Industry, IT Leadership, Solutions for Business, Transportation Industry | 0 comments

What is the Internet of Things (IoT)?

Last month we introduced four technologies that will be trending (or will continue to trend) in 2017. Among them was the Internet of Things (IoT).       What is the IoT?   The Internet of Things (IoT) refers the network of physical objects that monitor, collect and communicate data to one another wirelessly. Chances are high you are using one of these devices today. IoT devices are prevalent in many businesses and homes from everything to smart thermostats, security cameras and lighting, health tracking devices, even smart pet...

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Technology Trends to Watch in 2017

Posted by on Dec 13, 2016 in IT Leadership, Solutions for Business | 0 comments

Technology Trends to Watch in 2017

A new year is upon us, and technology continues to evolve at lightning speed. In this month’s article, we’ll take a look at the technology trends to watch in 2017 and how those technology trends align with business leaders’ priorities in the coming year.   Computerworld magazine surveyed professionals across the US and discovered the top five business priorities in the new year to be: improving employee productivity and efficiency, improving customer satisfaction, containing costs, optimizing and automating business processes, and...

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Why You Need to Retire Your Outdated Technology

Posted by on Nov 28, 2016 in IT Leadership, Solutions for Business, Tips and Tricks | 0 comments

Why You Need to Retire Your Outdated Technology

As another year draws to a close, we typically begin having thoughts like “out with the old and in with the new.” We create new budgets set new goals as we look forward to another successful year of business.   How much thought are you giving to the technology tools that you use in your business? Do you proactively replace your outdated technology, or do you wait to replace it until you absolutely have to?   There are five risks associated with the use of outdated technology in your business:   1. System crashes and resulting...

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Business Technologies To Be Thankful For

Posted by on Nov 1, 2016 in Solutions for Business, Tips and Tricks | 0 comments

Business Technologies To Be Thankful For

‘Tis the season to be thankful! I’m often asked what business technologies I rely on and how they help me in my professional life. In honor of the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday, here are business technologies to be thankful for.   1. Mobile Tools   I’m always on the go. Mobile tools (coupled with the flexible work schedule my employer, Kalleo Technologies, offers me) are the driving force behind my productivity.  My go-to tools are my iPhone and my Surface Pro 4 tablet. My iPhone helps me keep my personal and professional life in...

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