Insights from VAF Blog

Protect Your Business with Data Backup

November 16th, 2023 by admin

You stroll into your office, coffee in hand, ready to seize the day. You fire up your computer, and it's blank—a glaring white screen. Your essential data, the backbone of your business, vanished. Client information, years of work, and the spreadsheets...

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Posted in: Data Security & Compliance Solutions

Van Ausdall & Farrar Places in the Top 30 of Ring Central Partners

June 2nd, 2023 by admin

Our partner RingCentral, an industry leader in cloud-based communication and collaboration products and services for businesses, has crunched the numbers to figure out how their 14,000 global partners have performed for 2022, and the results are here!...

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Importance of Data Security in 2023

April 11th, 2023 by admin

Data security is paramount in the digital age. With cyber threats and data breaches becoming increasingly common, businesses of all sizes must ensure that their data is secure. In 2023, data security will be even more important. Here are some of the...

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Posted in: Data Security & Compliance Solutions, Cybersecurity

What Is Network Infrastructure?

December 1st, 2021 by Van Ausdall & Farrar

Your company’s network is vast, complicated, and consists of numerous parts. For many companies, it’s too much for a small IT team to effectively manage. Fortunately, the technology professionals at Van Ausdall & Farrar are here to help. Keep reading...

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Posted in: Insights from VAF Blog, Managed IT Solutions

Unified Communications as a Service (UCaaS) – The Power, Flexibility and Resiliency of Cloud Communications

September 17th, 2019 by Trent Smith

Communication. It’s the lifeblood of virtually every organization. We all have different communication patterns. Voice calls, email, text, chat, web conferencing, team collaboration and even fax make up most forms of communication that we all use in varying...

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Posted in: Insights from VAF Blog, Communications

3 Steps to Minimize the Impact of Cyber Attacks

May 21st, 2019 by Guillermo Fernandez

Despite the best efforts of IT Directors, 68% of companies fell victim to a cyber attack in the last year according to a report from Sophos1. That’s more than two in three companies world-wide! Cyber-attacks don’t discriminate either: 63% of small businesses...

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Posted in: Insights from VAF Blog, Data Security & Compliance Solutions, Cybersecurity

A CIO’s Simple IT Security Checklist

March 26th, 2019 by Ashlee Colliver

There was a time when those who refused to utilize technology could still thrive in business. That time is certainly over. Small businesses of all shapes and sizes must now embrace technology to maintain operational efficiency and compete in today’s market....

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Is Your Printer the New Silent Security Threat to Your Network?

February 25th, 2019 by Brian Courtney

Equipping an office with printers that are connected to the Internet offers a wealth of benefits, but in an age where cybersecurity should be a concern for all of us, it’s crucial to be aware of the potential implications of failing to make sure that...

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Posted in: Insights from VAF Blog, Print, Managed IT Solutions

We Were SD-WAN Before SD-WAN Was Cool

December 26th, 2017 by Kent Lemley

Software defined networks, or SD-WAN, is the latest network infrastructure buzz-word. This is the latest in a long line of marketing terms, such as "Cloud". Can you define "Cloud", really? But, we all know what it means. We also know it's the shiny...

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Success, Threat, and Loss “The Drama of Network Communications”

October 10th, 2016 by Kent Lemley

Despite all of our investments in firewalls, universal threat appliances, anti-virus software, somewhere down the road a critical threat may find its way onto your internal network. Since internal network architecture is generally flat and un-secured,...

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Posted in: Communications, Cybersecurity

Data Security - On a Small Scale

July 22nd, 2016 by Brian Courtney

Data Security, simply put is protecting data from destructive forces and from unwanted actions from unauthorized users. Data itself can take many forms inside a normal business structure. Data can be sensitive personal information about employees, or...

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