About Matt Mayo, CEO of DiamondIT

Matt Mayo has 20 years technology field experience and is the owner/CEO of DiamondIT. He is an entrepreneur who believes in being the very best at what he does while also never taking himself too seriously.

4 Ways the Cloud Can Help Budget for Growth

Cloud BudgetToday’s businesses are expected to forecast the future almost regularly. You may have a company that is growing rapidly and need to determine how much infrastructure you should implement today to last the next three years. Conditions can change, you can over buy or under purchase, and budget deadlines are quickly approaching.

Do you have a reliable methodology to determine what your headcount and resource needs will be 3 or 5 years from now? How much downtime do you really have and what is it costing you?

Product lifecycles are changing and organizations are at a crossroads on whether to move to the Cloud. With its inherent scalability, predicting your resource needs adequately is easier and can help you remain competitive in the market. An experienced managed Cloud provider brings a proactive viewpoint that looks at your growth goals and recommends adjustments to scale up or down accordingly.

Below are four ways the Cloud can help you budget for growth:

What is the Dark Web and Why Should Organizations Care: DiamondIT Announces New Services to Detect Compromised Credentials on Dark Web

The virtual world of the World Wide Web is a vast space that, like the real world, contains both good and bad.  While Google, Facebook, Amazon and all other online services have brought so many enhancements and innovation to our lives, there is also a place called “the Dark Web.”

Top 10 IT Budgeting Tips for SoCal Businesses in 2018

As we head towards the fourth quarter, budgets are top of mind, especially in the tech forward state of California. Technology innovation continues to evolve, and as you set growth goals for 2018, it’s imperative to adjust your IT budget accordingly.

IT budgets are expected to grow 4.5% this year, Morgan Stanley said in its report, “CIO Survey: 2017 IT Budgets Improve on US Strength.” The top spending priorities include cloud computing, security software, analytics tools, networking equipment and ERP and CRM applications.

How can you accurately forecast without overestimating? What percentage should go towards maintenance versus innovation? If you’re feeling overwhelmed as budget deadlines approach, you’re not alone.

Here are 10 IT budgeting tips to help simplify the process:

The 4 Major Misconceptions SoCal Businesses Have About Their Security in the Cloud

Do you worry about data security in the cloud? If so, you’re not alone.

Or maybe you don’t worry enough.

Sometimes, when you don’t have physical control over your data, you start to question exactly how secure it is and whether your privacy is protected. What business owners may not understand, though, is the cloud provides many security benefits.

There’s one serious caveat though: As long as your cloud service partner is best in class, consistent updates and new tools continue to make the cloud one of the safest places to house your data. Otherwise, the cloud can be riddled with risk.

The 2017 Gartner Security Predictions Study states, “the 60% of enterprises that implement appropriate cloud visibility and control tools will experience one-third fewer security failures.” The key word being “appropriate.”

 

5 Cloud Tools Worth Consideration in 2017

CloudsCloud-based technology solutions continue to be a predominant factor in IT growth. From business intelligence to email security to customer relationship management, the steady progress in cloud offerings translates to regular new releases of cloud software. With a wide range of applications and services that have a positive contribution to business productivity, there is no shortage of options to consider.

As your business needs change, your technology needs evolve as well. Always be on the lookout for the best new tools to enhance your existing cloud environment.

Here are 5 new cloud tools you want to consider investing in in 2017:

Part Two – IT Saves Lives: Three Steps to A Successful Disaster Recovery Drill

Do you have a data disaster recovery (DR) plan?

Have you conducted a disaster recovery drill to make sure your DR plan is effective?

Whether it is a natural disaster that shuts down all the power and your computer systems with it, or even a cybercrime such as ransomware that can lock you out of your hard drive and computer files, being prepared for the inevitable emergency or crisis is of paramount importance.

Disaster Recovery Plans and Drills Help Restore IT Systems in Times of Emergency: Part One

Do you have a data disaster recovery (DR) plan?

Have you conducted a disaster recovery drill to make sure your DR plan is effective?

Whether it’s sophisticated cybercrime, such as ransomware attempting to steal data, or natural disasters that halt emergency management systems – it’s more urgent than ever for municipalities to protect their IT infrastructures and data.

Student Mobile Usage Infographic

Student Mobile Usage Infographic

5 Ways To Make Cloud Easier to Use

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Change is scary, especially when it pertains to your business. You’ve made the important decision to implement a cloud-based technology solution, but now things seem complicated. How will all the files and emails be accessed? How much down time is expected? What if current applications don’t work properly?

The cloud, when implemented properly, makes everyone’s life easier. But if you rush through the process, or skip any of the 5 vital steps listed below, it can make your work environment cumbersome, and reduce the impact of your exciting investment.

Here are 5 ways to simplify your cloud usability:

Try a Telco Audit First: Where to Start When Revamping a School Telecommunications Network

School districts must have a solid telecommunications network in place in order to protect, inform and enable communication across district campuses.

While many educators want to offer their students the best in technology, they must first lay the foundation for an effective digital teaching environment, and that starts with a reliable telecommunications or telco solution. However, the path to a good telco solution isn’t always exceedingly clear.

This article will outline how a Telco Audit can identify the funding and the fit for the right telecommunications network for school districts.