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  • 5 Things Businesses Get Wrong About Cybersecurity
    We all know cybersecurity is important, yet most businesses get these 5 simple details wrong. Last week’s announcement of the massive data breach at Equifax has brought the topic of cybersecurity into focus for millions of Americans. The attack should serve as a reminder to us all that regardless of size, every organization can be susceptible to a data breach. ... Read More The post 5 Things Busi...
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  • Employee Spotlight – JR Welch
    JR Welch is a Network and Voice Engineer on our Professional Services team. He has been with Carolinas IT for 7 years and was recently awarded the Top Gear Award for Q2. JR works countless hours on client projects for network upgrades and telephony. “Each and every day,” he says, “I get a chance to work with and be a ... Read More The post Employee Spotlight – JR Welch appeared first on Carolinas...
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  • Picking Up The Pieces: 5 Ways to Recover From a Data Breach
    Cyber threats have the potential to cripple your business, but there can still be life after an attack. Cybersecurity is a popular topic of conversation and not just for those of us in the world of technology. Following large-scale events like the WannaCry attack that crippled organizations globally earlier this year and last week’s crypto-ransomware attack that targeted 20 million ... Read More ...
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  • Carolinas IT Welcomes Ellen Garcia
    Ellen Garcia joins CarolinasIT as a Project Manager on the Professional Services team. She will be assisting in planning, organizing and outlining responsibilities during the lifecycle of company projects. Ellen has 8 years of Project Management experience stemming from her time as an Officer in the United State Army. Ellen has lived in the Raleigh/Durham area for 4 years with ... Read More The p...
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  • Enable Two-Factor Authentication to Secure Your iCloud Account
    We have recently seen a rise in Apple users getting locked out of their devices. Hackers are getting into people’s personal iCloud accounts and marking their device as lost or stolen. This tells Apple to put a firmware password on the device which prevents the device from booting. The only way to disable this is to contact Apple and submit ... Read More The post Enable Two-Factor Authentication t...
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  • Carolinas IT Welcomes Mike Schwarzbauer!
    Mike Schwarzbauer joins Carolinas IT as a Systems Engineer on our Professional Services team. He will be assisting our clients with infrastructure projects to improve security and productivity in their environments. Mike prides himself on creative, cost-effective solutions that are reliable and exceed customer expectations; In Mike’s spare time he enjoys traveling and flying his quadcopter. The po...
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  • Employee Spotlight – Ryan McCauley
    Ryan McCauley is an Associate Systems Engineer. He has worked at Carolinas IT for 5 years. “My favorite part of my job,” he says, “is telling someone their problem has been fixed. I can provide them peace of mind and they’re able to return to their work without that interruption.” Outside of work, Ryan enjoys reading and spending time with ... Read More The post Employee Spotlight – Ryan McCauley...
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  • Ransomware Attacks: What to do When You’ve Been Hit
    Ransomware attacks continue to occur – and no industry is safe from them. When a ransomware attack occurs, employees may feel the only option is to pay the ransom so they can retrieve their files. It’s an unfortunate situation that many are faced with and the process of getting operations back to normal can be overwhelming for many. Here are ... Read More The post Ransomware Attacks: What to do W...
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  • Welcome Brian Williams!
    Brian Williams joins Carolinas IT as a Senior Network Engineer on our Professional Services team. He will be assisting our clients with network infrastructure projects to improve security and productivity in their environments. Brian has lived in the Raleigh/Durham area for 20 years where he went to NC State. He has worked in IT for about 11 years, nearly 8 ... Read More The post Welcome Brian Wi...
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  • Employee Spotlight – Jeff Auerbach
    Jeff Auerbach is a Technical Support Specialist who works on-site at one of our client locations. He has been with Carolinas IT for 3 and a half years. Jeff had a large role in helping with the YMCA Triangle’s annual campaign fund last year and is very involved in our Employee Activities Committee. Outside of work, Jeff enjoys playing golf ... Read More The post Employee Spotlight – Jeff Auerbach...
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  • Carolinas IT Welcomes Two New Employees to Audit and Compliance
    The Audit and Compliance team at Carolinas IT welcomes two new employees who will focus on security and compliance solutions for clients. Alexi “Lexi” Pappas joins the Audit and Compliance team at Carolinas IT, where she will be assisting in providing services to new and existing clients to ensure they are current in their control environment and compliant with applicable ... Read More The post C...
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  • Carolinas IT Ranked Among Top 501 Managed Service Providers by MSPmentor
    For the fourth year in a row, Carolinas IT ranks among the world’s most progressive 501 Managed Service Providers (MSPs), according to MSPmentor’s 10th-annual MSP 501 Worldwide Company Rankings. The top MSP 501 companies ranked this year include organizations from around the world and from diverse technology and business backgrounds. Collectively, they amassed $14.48 billion in total revenue (base...
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  • Welcome New Hires -June 2017
    Carolinas IT welcomes 2 new employees on our Managed Services team! Jenna Whyte joins Carolinas IT as a Technical Support Specialist and will be working overnight on the Managed Services team. She moved to Durham last year from Fayetteville where she previously worked as an IT programmer for a law firm and before that a major military contractor. Jenna’s background ... Read More The post Welcome ...
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  • Carolinas IT Hosts Second Annual Cybersecurity Seminar
    Carolinas IT hosted Plan. Prepare. Protect: A Cybersecurity Seminar on June 8, 2017. The second annual event was held at the Hamner Conference Center in Durham, NC and featured four presentations centered around prevention tactics for cyberattacks. The Audit and Compliance team spent several weeks setting up two social engineering experiments to conduct before and at the event. The first ... Read...
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  • Carolinas IT Named One of Inc. Magazine’s Best Workplaces 2017
    Carolinas IT has been named one of Inc. magazine’s Best Workplaces for 2017, the publication’s second annual ranking in the fast-growing private company sector. Hitting newsstands today in the June 2017 issue, and as part of a prominent inc.com feature, the list is the result of a wide-ranging and comprehensive measurement of private American companies who have created exceptional workplaces ... ...
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  • Employee Spotlight – Aaron Jackson
    Aaron Jackson is a Senior Systems Architect on our Professional Services Team. He’s been with Carolinas IT for 5 years. “I really enjoy working with a great group of people who like solving issues and working as a team,” Aaron says. “As a company, there is a genuine desire to help the client that seems to be rooted in empathy, ... Read More The post Employee Spotlight – Aaron Jackson appeared fir...
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  • Carolinas IT Welcomes 2 New Hires
    Carolinas IT is pleased to welcome the following employees: Sophia Rowland joins Carolinas IT for the summer as an intern with our Audit and Compliance team. She will be analyzing historical data to improve the efficiency of service delivery for professional network engineering projects. A recent graduate of UNC-Chapel Hill, Sophia has a B.A. in Computer Science, a B.S. in ... Read More The post ...
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  • Carolinas IT CryptoWatch Detects Ransomware
    Carolinas IT has developed and deployed a process for detecting ransomware outbreaks within a client environment, dubbed internally as “Cryptowatch.” Developed and tested by Tom Hughes, Director of Managed Services, and Chris Walters, an Associate Systems Engineer on our cloud team, the process proactively monitors for indications of ransomware activity on a Windows Server. Upon detection, several...
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  • Carolinas IT Continues to Grow with Four New Hires!
    Carolinas IT continues to grow. We welcome the following new hires to our team. Richie Adams is a Technical Support Specialist for our Managed Services team. He is originally from West Virginia and moved to North Carolina in 2012. Richie has worked in IT for 7 years and has worked at two smaller MSPs. When he is not working, he ... Read More The post Carolinas IT Continues to Grow with Four New H...
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  • Employee Spotlight – Chris Brown
    Chris Brown is our Service Desk Manager. She has been with Carolinas IT for 5 years. “It is rare that you find a company that values everyone’s opinions and ideas,” she says. “If someone has an idea to streamline a process, it will be taken seriously.” When she’s not managing multiple requests from our clients via service tickets, Chris can ... Read More The post Employee Spotlight – Chris Brown ...
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  • Carolinas IT’s New Hires – April 2017
    Our company continues to grow, and we are excited to welcome new team members! Cassie Adcock joins Carolinas IT as an Account Executive. In her role, she will work with current and new clients to help them navigate and choose solutions for their technology challenges. She brings over 5 years of experience helping clients in the Raleigh area. Her background ... Read More The post Carolinas IT’s Ne...
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  • How to Design a Better Password
    If you are like most people, your current network password is the same one you’ve had for over a year. It’s the same one you use for many sites, and it’s not too complicated so you can remember it. There’s a good chance it’s even on this list of the top 25 most common passwords of 2016. If you get ... Read More The post How to Design a Better Password appeared first on Carolinas IT - Private Clou...
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  • Employee Spotlight – Emily Ferdyn
    Emily Ferdyn is a Client Support Representative. Originally from San Diego, CA, Emily is a graduate of NC State and has been with Carolinas IT for almost two years. She supports the Sales team by providing quotes, processing renewals, and so much more. “I work with great people every day,” she says. An avid dog lover, she’s most excited about ... Read More The post Employee Spotlight – Emily Ferd...
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  • Carolinas IT Named One of 2017 Tech Elite Solution Providers by CRN
    Carolinas IT, a leading provider of computer networking solutions has been named to 2017 Tech Elite 250 list by CRN, a division of The Channel Company. The annual list honors an exclusive group of North American IT solution providers that have earned the highest number of advanced technical certifications from leading technology vendors, scaled to their company size. To compile ... Read More The ...
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  • Carolinas IT Employee News – March 2017
    Carolinas IT is proud to announce the following promotions: Chris Brown has been named as our Service Desk Manager. Chris has grown tremendously since joining Carolinas IT in 2011 and has had a direct impact on our success and growth as our Service Desk Coordinator. For the last 5 years, Chris has shined in developing her position through superb service ... Read More The post Carolinas IT Employe...
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  • Top 10 IT Issues in Education – Information Security
    EDUCAUSE released its annual survey of the most pressing IT issues in education. The Top 10 IT Issues list prioritizes the biggest IT needs for educational institutions. Carolinas IT will explore some of these issues in a series of blog posts. #1 – Information Security Security is one of the biggest concerns across the board for IT. Implementing a layered ... Read More The post Top 10 IT Issues i...
  • Employee Spotlight – Charlie Orlowski
    Charlie Orlowski is a Senior Systems Engineer. He works on our Professional Services team and has been with Carolinas IT for 15 years. He has 36 years of IT experience, which started back in New York. “I moved to North Carolina in 1994 when I was tired of the nasty weather in the Northeast,” he says. When he’s not immersed ... Read More The post Employee Spotlight – Charlie Orlowski appeared firs...
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  • Carolinas IT Recognized for Excellence in Managed IT Services
    Carolinas IT, a leading provider in computer networking solutions, announced today that CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, has named Carolinas IT to its 2017 Managed Service Provider (MSP) 500 list in the Pioneer 250 category. This annual list recognizes North American solution providers with cutting-edge approaches to delivering managed services. Their offerings help companies navigate the com...
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  • The Worst Passwords of 2016
    SplashData released its annual list of 25 worst passwords. The winner for 2016? “123456” with “password” coming in second place. Surprisingly, or rather not surprisingly, these were the exact same top two worst passwords for 2015. In fact, most of the list is comprised of short words, or sequential numbers, making such passwords easy to guess. Passwords are one way ... Read More The post The Wors...
  • Carolinas IT Employee Updates – January 2017
    2017 is off to a great start for our company. We are pleased to welcome Krysta Acevedo as a Client Support Specialist to the Carolinas IT team! Krysta has a lot of experience with customer service and fulfilling customer orders. As a Client Support Specialist, Krysta is responsible for maintaining communication between different distributors, the outside sales team, and clients ... Read More The ...
  • The Top Three Traits Your IT Provider Must Have
    Finding the right Managed Services provider can be challenging. As you search for the right provider, we’ve outlined three attributes the provider must have. There are many more than three that are worth some reflection, but what we have chosen are meant to help you consider: How your IT provider thinks about and prepares customers for the future of IT ... Read More The post The Top Three Traits ...
  • Does Your IT Provider Know Your Name?
    It’s a simple question, designed to make you think about your relationship with your IT provider. Your provider’s goal should be to understand you and your business—how it runs, what it needs, and where it’s headed. These are important determinants of the technology and support you need. Your provider shouldn’t just select technology that will work; they should be aware ... Read More The post Doe...
  • Does Your IT Provider Offer Total Support?
    In recent blog posts, we’ve discussed cloud computing and its business value to companies of all types and sizes. When selecting new technology, it’s important to remember the importance of support as part of the overall value proposition of any IT system. Selecting technology that can adapt to your current needs and adapt to changing demands and conditions is critical ... Read More The post Does...
  • Security in the Cloud
    When updating IT solutions, security is an immediate challenge that comes to mind in addition to cost and time. Today we’re going to take a closer look at the security risks associated with public, private, and on-premises solutions. When designing your IT solution, you’ll be choosing between them. With good security measures in place, the location of your data matters ... Read More The post Secu...
  • The Future of the Cloud
    When you think about where you want your business to be in 5 years, you often consider where you want your technology to be as well. The way we handle our IT solutions has a direct impact on how we handle business, growth, and disaster preparation. How do we build solutions now that will work in the future? By building ... Read More The post The Future of the Cloud appeared first on Carolinas IT ...
  • Adopting a Cloud Solution
    As a Managed Services Provider (MSP), we work with customers to select the best services to support their IT and make it secure. It’s our job to know the difference between a trend and solutions worth adopting. In this cloud market, we’re an MSP that provides private and hybrid cloud solutions. Cloud solutions are efficient, secure, flexible, and serve as ... Read More The post Adopting a Cloud S...
  • Employee Spotlight – David Carpenter
    David Carpenter is an Associate Systems Engineer, who has been with Carolinas IT for just over three years. He’s CCA-V and Microsoft 70-410 certified and is currently studying for his Microsoft 70-411 and 412 to complete his MCSA. “The best part of working at Carolinas IT are the people,” says David. “We have a great team of people that are ... Read More The post Employee Spotlight – David Carpen...
  • Carolinas IT Unveils New Perks to Employees
    As Carolinas IT enters their 21st year of operations, the company is unveiling some new benefits to its employees. Unlimited time off – The new “Flex Freedom” policy allows for team members to take time off as needed. “The new policy is based on and requires mutual trust between leadership and team members. We hope this simplified policy will improve ... Read More The post Carolinas IT Unveils Ne...

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