Blog 2018-05-19T16:30:32+00:00

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 News, Updates & Thought Leadership from US Cloud

Home Router Security Threat

A serious malware item has been identified affecting several major consumer routers. This threat is called VPNFilter. This has no impact on services with US Cloud, but if you use any of the following pieces of equipment, then it is recommended you pursue remediation in order to protect yourself. Targeted Devices Linksys E1200 Linksys E2500 [...]

May 25th, 2018|

3 Tips for Managing Multiple Clouds

When planning or managing cloud computing, a multi-cloud approach is often recommended and the best practice for most enterprises, following the "don't put all your eggs in one basket" advice from the financial planning world. Managing multiple clouds is an additional layer of complexity though, so here three tips for doing it well. But first [...]

May 24th, 2018|

Is Microsoft Unified Support Worth a 30% Price Increase?

If you use Microsoft software and services to power your business, chances are you’re also a Microsoft Premier Support customer. These systems and services are critical and require urgent attention to any issues, escalation and resolution of problems. Now, Premier Support customers are being asked to renew with a new offering – Unified Support – [...]

May 22nd, 2018|

Law Firm Cyber Security Challenges

As the rush to the cloud continues at a breakneck pace, there is also a steady stream of organizations moving the other direction. The cost savings of cloud computing is usually substantial when comparing renting space in someone else's servers versus maintaining your own, however certain industries face compliance guidelines that restrict the usage of [...]

May 21st, 2018|

WordPress Security Issues – Securing Your WordPress Site

WordPress security issues are increasing as WordPress developers add new features, improve performance, and enhance existing features to stay up to date with new industry standards. By not using the most recent version of WordPress, companies are risking website security and missing out on new features and improvements. Running older versions of WordPress or older versions [...]

May 19th, 2018|

Cloud Security – 9 Tips to Stay Safe

Here are a few risk mitigation strategies for the cloud from the cloud security experts at US Cloud. Audit Use an auditing tool so that you know what all you have in the cloud and what all of your users are using in the cloud. You can’t secure data that you don’t know about. Why, [...]

May 16th, 2018|

Microsoft Premier Support Negotiating? Ask These 6 Questions.

If you’re a consumer of Microsoft online services and other technologies for your business, chances are you’re already aware of the shift from a Premier to a Unified support model. Available to all business customers globally by the end of Microsoft’s fiscal year 2019, it is intended to cater to the shift of businesses adding [...]

May 15th, 2018|

2018 Ransomware News – How to Best Protect and Detect

1. Ransomware is as big a threat as the media claims it is There is hard evidence that some businesses are unable to recover and continue operations. 2. No organization is too small, or too large, to be a target Any organization perceived to have sufficient means to pay is a target for ransomware. 3. [...]

May 11th, 2018|

The Dangers of Microsoft Premier Support for Public Sector Customers

Microsoft cannot guarantee USA-based support for the US Army, placing it and other public sector customers, in non-compliance with DFARS requirements If you’re reading this blog, chances are you’re one of Microsoft’s thousands of Premier (Unified) Support customers. This past quarter (as of March 31, 2018), Microsoft announced its revenue was nearly $27 [...]

May 8th, 2018|

Your Path to Save 30% on Microsoft Premier Support Costs

Late last year, Microsoft announced it's transitioning all existing technical support plans into what it calls a Unified Support plan. According to Microsoft, this move – effective July 2018 – will make it easier for enterprises to pick three levels of support without having to tally up their available problem resolution or reactive support hours. [...]

May 1st, 2018|

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