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You're Invited - GBS & WatchGuard WI-FI Security Happy Hour

Posted by Alex Perkins on 7/21/17 8:43 AM

SECURE YOUR WI-FI & PROTECT YOUR COMPANY

Final Invitation - Seats Remain Available / Reserve your spot

Hackers are testing the vulnerability of your Wi-Fi Network. How confident are you that your Wi-Fi solution is protected from attacks? Wi-Fi is one of the most popular attack vectors for today's cyber criminals. 


WatchGuard and GBS have been providing advanced network security for two decades, and WatchGuard's latest Wi-Fi solution offers industry-leading WIIPS technology - protecting your business and customers from the most advanced threats. 

Join us for this complimentary event. 

WI-FI SECURITY EVENT  REGISTER

 

 

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CyberSecurity Alert - Personal Data Exposed - 200 million Americans

Posted by Alex Perkins on 6/20/17 9:49 AM

In a recent BBC article, it was highlighted that the personal information of more than 200 million American's was accidentally left open to the public.
The magnitude of the data oversight is significant - involving the possible exposure of nearly 62% of the entire US population's data, much of it very personal. The size of that breach is 1.1 terabytes of data...that's a big file! Included in the data are: birthdates, home addresses, telephone numbers, political leanings, suspected religious affiliations, and ethnicities. This data was collected by Deep Root Analytics, a marketing firm whose data is used by political parties in predictive analytic models.

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Topics: security

B2B's Digital Gap - How Cloud-based Communications Can Help

Posted by Alex Perkins on 6/19/17 12:03 PM

At GBS it's our mission to drive business results through the engineering and deployment of high-performance technologies. And as specialists in helping B2B companies succeed, we thought this article written by our ShoreTel partner was highly relevant. Watch how a ShoreTel Cloud-based Communications phone system can help you drive results.

WRITTEN BY KATIE KREGEL, DIRECTOR, GLOBAL CORPORATE MARKETING / SHORETEL

Digital is part of everyday life, which means all companies and industries need to have a digital strategy to remain competitive. Yet, new research from McKinsey shows that B2B companies fall short of B2C companies when it comes to digital advancements.

While B2B companies face more challenges when it comes to digitization (they have to deal with more decision-makers in the buying cycle, for example), B2B customers are coming to expect, and even demand, access to digital tools for evaluating products and services and for making purchasing decisions. Going a step further, these same customers want greater transparency around pricing and a more positive, proactive sales experience. In total, this points to the need for B2B companies to make up ground in digital technology investment.

McKinsey points to four key areas—Strategy, Organization, Skills Deficit, and Culture—where closing the digital gap can bring the greatest ROI for B2B companies. When we take a closer look at these areas, it becomes clear that emphasis on one unifying component can offer advances across the board: cloud communications.

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Topics: IT Business - Leadership

GBS Partners with Cincinnati Dutch Lions FC

Posted by Alex Perkins on 6/8/17 3:28 PM

Global Business Solutions, Inc., (GBS) is proud to annonce our relationship with Cincinnati Dutch Lions FC. GBS is the Official IT & Technology Services Provider to the Cincinnati Dutch Lions.

In association with the partnership, GBS is also the IT & Technology Services partner for the House of Orange Sports Bar & Grill, a new Covington eatery & bar celebrating the Dutch Lions. We are very happy to announce the House of Orange Grand Opening - today, June 8. Join us this evening to watch the Cincinnati Dutch Lions FC game at 7pm.

House of Orange 
433 Johnson St.
Covington, Kentucky 41011

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Topics: IT Business - Leadership

GBS - Honoring Those That Gave The Ultimate Sacrifice

Posted by Alex Perkins on 5/26/17 12:48 PM

Join GBS this Memorial Day holiday as we pay homage to those who served in our armed forces and have sacrificed everything - their lives - in the pursuit of the ideals and values that make America great.

At GBS, we're a proud supporter of those that have served and those currently in the armed forces. In fact, three GBS engineers are current/former military:
- Chris Van Dyke, Cloud Engineer (Sergeant, actively serving in the US Army Reserve)
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- Jonathan King, Remote Support Engineer (US Marine Corps)
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- Darrin Riley, Network Engineer (US Navy) 
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#GodBlessAmerica  

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GBS & Barracuda Networks - Hot Laps and Drinks all to Prevent Ransomware, May 18, 2017

Posted by Alex Perkins on 5/22/17 4:41 PM

Last Thursday, May 18th GBS and Barracuda Networks hosted the first of two SuperCharged IT Learning Events. 
"Preventing Ransomware" was a literal hit & a hoot as rookie drivers took turns spinning each other out at Xhilaracing in Florence, Kentucky.

Before the hot laps started, GBS Cloud Engineer - Chris VanDyke and Barracuda Networks Systems Engineer, Gus Fernandez presented how our technology solutions Detect - Prevent - Recover when your organization confronts sinister malware, like the most recent WannCry outbreak.

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GBS counting on Cloud Computing, of course!

Posted by Alex Perkins on 5/22/17 12:06 PM

As a matter of course - there is only one horse any self-respecting IT/Technology firm should be betting on to win the Belmont Stakes - that's CLOUD COMPUTING! GBS calculates Cloud Computing will take the Stakes - pun intended.

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ARE WE AT A TIPPING POINT FOR CLOUD COMMUNICATIONS?

Posted by Alex Perkins on 5/19/17 3:04 PM

Global Business Solutions, Inc. is a proud Champion-level partner with ShoreTel. GBS has the expertise and tools to unify your communication system with ShoreTel Connect.
- Compliments to ShoreTel author, Pam Bednarczyk

Expectations for cloud communications have been high for several years, and for good reason: Benefits include increased productivity, greater collaboration and lower costs, just to name a few.

Cloud adoption rates support the hype. Businesses have been moving steadily and consistently toward cloud-based unified communications, driven by their interest in SaaS. For example, in a recent survey of 800 CIOs, McKinsey found that 48% of large enterprises already have at least one project running with a large-capacity cloud provider, and they expect this percentage to rise to 80% by 2018.

Others see rapid cloud adoption as well. For example, Forrester predicts the global public cloud market will accelerate to $236 billion in 2020, up from $146 billion this year, as large enterprises embrace online computing solutions.

What other changes might cause cloud communications to tip in 2017? Let’s look at three trends that are showing strong momentum.

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Microsoft releases emergency patch for 'crazy bad' Windows zero-day bug

Posted by Alex Perkins on 5/11/17 1:43 PM

By for Zero Day

The vulnerability has been dubbed the worst Windows remote code execution flaw in recent memory.

Microsoft has released a patch rapidly developed to combat a severe zero-day vulnerability discovered only days ago.

Late Monday, the Redmond giant issued a security advisory for CVE-2017-0290, a remote code execution flaw impacting the Windows operating system.

The security vulnerability was disclosed over the weekend by Google Project Zero security experts Natalie Silvanovich and Tavis Ormandy.

On Twitter, prominent vulnerability hunter Ormandy revealed the existence of a zero-day flaw in Microsoft Malware Protection Engine (MsMpEng), used by Windows Defender and other security products.

The researcher deemed the find a "crazy bad" bug which may be "the worst Windows remote code exec [execution flaw] in recent memory."

If you have questions about the patch, or your system's vulnerability - 

Contact a GBS Expert

or call the GBS HelpDesk 859.491.5900

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4 WAYS CLOUD COMMUNICATIONS CAN HELP CIOs MEET PRIORITIES IN 2017

Posted by Alex Perkins on 5/10/17 10:29 AM

Global Business Solutions, Inc. is a proud Champion-level partner with ShoreTel. GBS has the expertise and tools to unify your communication system with ShoreTel Connect.

The below article was written by Pam Bednarczyk, ShoreTel 


What’s high on the CIO’s priority list for the coming months? According to the 2017 Gartner CIO Agenda Survey, it’s digitization – the use of digital technologies to change a business model and provide new revenue and value-producing opportunities.

Gartner gathered data from 2,598 CIO respondents in 93 countries and all major industries, representing approximately $9.4 trillion in revenue/public-sector budgets and $292 billion in IT spending. As the results of the survey reveal, creating a digital ecosystem will be the top priority, followed by business intelligence, analytics and enterprise resource planning.

Cloud communications can help CIOs accelerate progress against their goals by streamlining and simplifying daily workplace activities. Thus, deploying a cloud communications solution may be the most effective – and expedient – first step a CIO can make. Here are four reasons why this idea makes so much sense.

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Topics: business phone system, cloud communication, unified communication

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