How to Prepare your Disaster Recovery for 2021

Time to Focus on DR When critical information or communication systems are not working properly, it is much more than just an inconvenience for an organization. The following can and may happen which can be detrimental to any business: Weakened customer trust Missing or corrupted digital records or legal documents Lost revenue Decrease in productivity These can all happen during [...] Read more

Five security tips to ruin a hacker’s holiday

How savvy shoppers can ward off the cyber grinch. For hackers, Cyber Monday is like Christmas itself. With millions of shoppers scrambling for online deals and quick purchases — often while multitasking during work hours — they see a gift-wrapped invitation to a holiday party. But savvy shoppers can avoid holiday cyber scams — if they know what to look for. That’s especially [...] Read more

Tips and Secrets of Successful Teams in Project Delivery

Today, delivering successful projects requires different teams of people working together for a common goal or an agreed output.  At Plow Networks we harness collaborative working utilizing Microsoft Teams. Here are our top tips for how Microsoft Teams can help in delivering successful projects harnessing the power of teamwork, collaboration, and ultimately project delivery. For those unfamiliar with Teams, It’s Microsoft’s ‘one-stop-shop’ [...] Read more

5 Challenges to Overcome: Ensure Data Protection in a Cloud-First World

The rapid shift to digital business models that use cloud services, such as Microsoft 365 and SaaS, has completely changed the way organizations collect, analyze, and leverage distributed data within their business. Data is more valuable than it ever has been, and this shift introduces tremendous benefits as well as significant new challenges. Unfortunately, point solution deployments, such as cloud [...] Read more

Microsoft 365 Has Some Good Email Security Features, But Also Some Significant Vulnerabilities

A Defense In Depth Strategy Can Compensate For These Weaknesses, And Create A More Secure Email Environment. Do you need a defense-in-depth (DiD) strategy for Microsoft 365? MS 365, the new name for Office 365, Microsoft’s cloud-based office productivity suite, serves more than three-quarters of the business email users in the U.S., according to analysts and with more employees telecommuting [...] Read more

Top 7 Considerations When Choosing an SD-WAN Vendor and Platform

Making the right decision now leads to long-term success Even as we navigate the ongoing challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic, SD-WAN adoption continues to accelerate at a breakneck pace. In fact, with fewer (or no) employees in branch sites for the time-being, some enterprises are accelerating deployments. Why? Many now recognize that WAN transformation is essential to realize maximum value [...] Read more

Security Depends on Email Security

The Top 10 Capabilities that Organizations Need in a Secure Email Gateway Email has become one of the most common and successful attack vectors for cyber-attackers. According to the Verizon Breach Investigations Report 2018, 92% of all malware is delivered via email. The combination of new threats and the need for enhanced protection is driving the adoption of cloud-based secure [...] Read more

What is fiber internet for business?

Is fiber internet really better? Long, thin strands of pure glass about the size of a human hair are the foundation of the world’s fastest internet, capable of connection speeds and bandwidth that is 300 times faster than traditional internet. When bundled together, these strands create a cable that allows information to travel through them in a beam of light over long [...] Read more

The future of work after COVID-19

The business change driven by the COVID-19 pandemic has been both sudden and lasting At the start of 2020, no one predicted a novel coronavirus would disrupt global supply chains, lead thousands of organizations to close their office space, and have countless employees work remotely for the first time. But now that we are months removed from the scramble to [...] Read more

5-Step Guide to Microsoft 365 License Optimization

Ways to save money on and optimize one of the world’s most popular software products Microsoft’s Office is the world’s go-to business toolkit. Few businesses choose not to supply licenses to their employee base. But as simple as Microsoft 365 is to buy and deploy – perhaps even because of this – there is a trend when it comes to [...] Read more
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