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Helping clients manage their technology for over 30 years.

Helping your clients close the IT talent gap

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If you have a sense that your clients’ struggles with the IT talent gap have intensified lately, you’re on to something. Among North American IT decision-makers, 75% say they face a skills shortage, and few expect it to ease over the next two years.

How the IT talent gap hurts

Not all IT talent gaps are created equal. Cybersecurity and cloud computing skills are most in demand and there’s little relief in sight. By 2022, the cybersecurity workforce gap will stand at 1.8 million. Lack of IT talent also plagues cloud computing, big data, analytics, and information management.

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7 business continuity strategy best practices

 business continuity strategy best practices

If (when?) your clients express skepticism about the risks their business faces, you might try offering up these numbers:

  1. Cyberattacks that target businesses nearly doubled between 2016 and 2017, driven by an enormous spike in ransomware, including ransom denial-of-service (RDoS) attacks. Result: overall, the cost of a cyberattack has increased more than 27% from 2016 to 2017.

  2. 2017 was the most expensive year on record for natural disasters, due in significant part to extreme weather events across the U.S. that caused a total of $306 billion in damage. Last year saw 16 separate billion-dollar events, including three tropical cyclones, eight severe storms, two inland floods, a crop freeze, drought, and wildfire.
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Cybersecurity best practices:
Remember the basics + 3 strategies

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In my last post, I described people-focused cybersecurity best practices to share with your clients. This time, I’m adding some key cybersecurity best practices basics as well as three essential cybersecurity strategies.

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