Corona Focused IT and Business Support

COVID-19 / Corona Virus. The Pandemic. This beast is changing rapidly, with healthcare organizations, education systems, businesses and individuals trying to keep up, keep productive, and keep sane (check out our blog on Mental Well-being during a pandemic). SMP is here to help.  Below are a number of offers / updates and tips & tricks […]

Cisco G2 Gateway: End of Life

The Time Has Come To Bid Farewell To A Workhorse December 31, 2022 is the last day of hardware support for Cisco 2900/3900 series routers.  As part of the retirement road for the 2900/3900 family, both software and security releases will end this year (December 9, 2020).  These routers moved traffic, defended our networks and […]

NY SHIELD Act’s “adopting reasonable security measures” timeline quickly approaching

NY “Stop Hacks and Improve Electronic Data Security Act” First off, what is the NY Shield Act, in a nutshell? “The SHIELD Act requires employers in possession of New York residents’ private information to “develop, implement, and maintain reasonable safeguards to protect the security, confidentiality and integrity of the private information.” Why did it come […]

Advances in Cybercrime Demand Greater Protection: A look at retrospective security versus point-in-time solutions

With cybercrime predicted to reach $6 trillion annually by 2021 and to be more profitable—and therefore, more attractive to criminal organizations—than the global combined trade of all major illegal drugs, businesses can no longer rely on traditional network security tools and expect to achieve protection.¹ More than 75% of all current antivirus engines can’t detect […]

How SD-WAN is Improving Business Outcomes

How SD-WAN is Improving Business Outcomes What customers are getting out of SD-WAN.  Business outcomes. – James Weinbrenner Twenty years of change in technology has created new types of businesses and disrupted entire industries. The current shift from Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)-based networks to Software Defined Wide Area Network (SD-WAN) is such a game changer as […]

Transforming business processes

When you hear the term Robotic Process Automation (RPA), what do you visualize?  Actual robots sitting at desks working?  More of a Jetsons, robot Rosie?  As cool as that sounds – when we are talking about RPA we are talking about “software robots”, think code. And these “software robots” are changing the way we conduct […]