Multi-Factor Authentication is a Practical Way to Protect Against Cyber Threats

The government is doing it.

Major healthcare centers are doing it.

Private businesses are doing it.

Everyone should be doing it, in fact. That is, implementing multi-factor authentication (MFA).

Part Two: The Internet of Things is a Game Changer for Industries – Security Issues Can Be Managed

IoT is a windfall for many industries, but like any relatively new technology architecture, it also has its challenges – most prevalent is security.  In part one of this blog post, we outlined how businesses are connecting multiple devices to provide actionable data to help increase efficiencies within their organizations.  In this blog post, we will talk about how to secure these machines.

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:

IoT Part One:  The Internet of Things is a Game Changer for Industries – Security Issues Can Be Managed

The Internet of Things (IoT) has become a true game changer for industries worldwide.

A few years ago, IoT became a cool catch-phrase for “smart” consumer products – such as refrigerators that connect to the Internet and can provide helpful data, such as when you need to buy a new carton of milk.

But today the uses for IoT – especially in the manufacturing and business world – are infinite.

DiamondIT Adds Account Manager

Telecom, Customer Service Highlight Carpenter’s career

Bakersfield, CA – (5/25/17) -– DiamondIT, a premier regional technology services organization in central and southern California, is enhancing its team of IT experts with the addition of Chad Carpenter, who will be filling the role of Account Manager for DiamondIT.

“Chad brings a wealth of knowledge to DiamondIT that will help us give our clients the competitive advantage they need in today’s technology-driven economy,” said Matt Mayo, DiamondIT CEO.

Carpenter’s 16-year technology career includes 13 years in telecommunications, sales at Ricoh Business Systems, and many years of dedicated customer service. He holds an associate’s degree in business administration from Bakersfield College.

With extensive knowledge of all facets of the telecom field, Carpenter will work with the DiamondIT team to deliver top-quality, personalized technology solutions for California businesses in the Bakersfield region.

Carpenter and his wife of 16 years have a son, 14, and a daughter, 11. Carpenter coaches local ice hockey and lacrosse teams and is a Ronald McDonald House volunteer.

For more information on DiamondIT, visit our website or call us at (877) 716–8324.

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Matt Mayo

DiamondIT

(877) 716-8324

matt.mayo@diamondit.pro

 

About DiamondIT: #DiamondIT was originally established in 1997 as a hardware reseller and grew by capturing large computer hardware and software contracts throughout California. As the industry changed, Diamond Technologies rebooted itself in 2005. The new Diamond Technologies, Inc. emerged as an IT consulting, support and training organization specializing in all facets of business technology with an emphasis on solutions, not products. DiamondIT works with different and unique organizations to deliver technology solutions just as unique and customized to every specific need.

Alexander Claytor Joins DiamondIT as Sales Engineer

Claytor Brings Years of Enterprise-Level Expertise

Bakersfield, CA – (5/25/17) -– DiamondIT is proud to announce the latest addition to our team of sales engineers, Alexander Claytor. Mr. Claytor joins an already stellar team of sales engineers who provide DiamondIT clients with IT management, consulting, support and training.

Originally from Anguilla, British West Indies, Mr. Claytor attended The Master’s Institute of Technology with a focus on Computer Systems Administration. For almost 20 years, Mr. Claytor has been mastering enterprise-level IT infrastructure. For the past several years, he has been primarily focused on Industrial IT systems architecture and security (ICS/SCADA). Having previously owned multiple businesses, he consulted for some of the largest corporations in the world. He is most at home doing research and development and being out in the field supervising deployment and commissioning of infrastructure.

“Alexander Claytor is a seasoned and talented professional who has a vast knowledge of the technology industry. He is a valuable addition to the DiamondIT team, and I look forward to working with him on our unique and customized technology solutions for every specific need,” said Matt Mayo, DiamondIT CEO.

Continually improving his education and keeping in pace with the speed of technology, Mr. Claytor holds certifications in U.S. DoHS 100W & 210W for Control Systems, Wonderware App Server & InTouch for Sys. Platform 2014, MCSE and CCNA.

When not working, or improving his IT knowledge base, Mr. Claytor spends time with his family. His hobbies and passions include muscle cars and antique wooden sailing yachts.

For more information on DiamondIT, visit our website or call us at (877) 716–8324.

Check us out on social: Facebook LinkedIn YouTube Twitter

 

Matt Mayo

DiamondIT

(877) 716 – 8324

matt.mayo@diamondit.pro

 

About DiamondIT: #DiamondIT was originally established in 1997 as a hardware reseller and grew by capturing large computer hardware and software contracts throughout California. As the industry changed, Diamond Technologies rebooted itself in 2005. The new Diamond Technologies, Inc. emerged as an IT consulting, support and training organization specializing in all facets of business technology with an emphasis on solutions, not products. DiamondIT works with different and unique organizations to deliver technology solutions just as unique and customized to every specific need.

3 Reasons DiamondIT is More Than Just Your Cloud Sherpa

cloudpeakWhen your organization is not operating at its most efficient, you should be asking yourself and colleagues how to improve productivity. Perhaps you’ve simply been fixing IT breaks for quite some time but find that you now need a full-time solution offering more for your money.

The one thing you don’t want to do is replace one set of challenges for another. You need a change in experience for your mission-critical technology to work correctly.

So far, you’ve been following our series of articles on the Ways to Work Smarter through the Cloud. You recognize where you are in the cloud transition. And, if you read our article on the 5 Ways DiamondIT is Your Sherpa to the Cloud, you recall that implementing a cloud transition is a lot like hiking to the peak of a mountain.

What sets DiamondIT apart from the other solution providers out there is we don’t just promise quick, inexpensive IT solutions. We provide a long-term strategic IT solution that lets your business thrive.

Tehachapi Police Department Installs New Call Center and Enters a New Phase of Technology

When Chief of Police, Kent Kroeger, first came on the job in 2014 at the Tehachapi Police Department, he was determined to make immediate changes and upgrades to station’s IT infrastructure.  At the time, Chief Kroeger said the Tehachapi Police Department or TPD, located in California, was operating without the modern conveniences that other law enforcement agencies were using such as a modern call center or outfitting police vehicles with the latest mobile computers.  In addition, the TPD was outsourcing its dispatch center to another nearby police department – a cost that was becoming prohibitive.

Developing an IT Infrastructure to Fit Your Business Needs  in 2017:  A Discussion with Matt Mayo, CEO, DiamondIT

Today there are many slick commercials and advertisements with smart-looking individuals holding tablets and working away using the newest technology to grow their businesses.  There are slogans suggesting that organizations who procure the latest applications and hardware are the ones that become more productive…more successful.  While these technical ads may be true to a point, there are many organizations in the real world that still struggle to determine the most practical, budget-friendly yet effective IT infrastructure.   Everyone wants to work smarter.  Everyone wants to have a safe and secure network.  But not everyone knows how.

We sat down with Matt Mayo, CEO of DiamondIT, and asked him how businesses and organizations can get the most out of their IT in 2017.  matt-mayo

As a solution provider with offices in Bakersfield and Los Angeles, California, DiamondIT works with a number of businesses and organizations in a multitude of industries from healthcare to education and has great insight into the needs of the business end-user.

Below is part one of Matt’s interview discussing the latest trends in IT for 2017.

The Emergence of the Ethical Hacker:  The New IT-Super Heroes

For years, the media has reported on the dangers of cybercrime.  As a matter of fact, it has been said that the likelihood of a business network being hacked is not a matter of “if” but of “when.”  Homeland Security Secretary, Jeh Johnson, even named cybersecurity as a top priority alongside counter-terrorism:

“We must face the reality that cyber intrusions and attacks in this country are increasingly sophisticated, from a range of increasingly capable actors …In this environment, we must be vigilant,” Secretary Johnson writes on the Department of Homeland Security website.