DATAWORKS BLOG

What Do SMBs Need to Know About Assessing Risk From New Malware?

What Do SMBs Need to Know About Assessing Risk From New Malware?

When it comes to protecting your organization from the latest threats, one of the biggest challenges is that the landscape...
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Can Automation Solve the Labor Crisis? Some Food for Thought

Can Automation Solve the Labor Crisis? Some Food for Thought

As businesses everywhere look to ramp up their operations following a year and a half of impact due to the...
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Kaseya Ransomware Attack: The Growing Third-Party Cyber Risk

Kaseya Ransomware Attack: The Growing Third-Party Cyber Risk

Just as the Fourth of July weekend was kicking off for many around the United States, so too was a...
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Computer Troubleshooters is now part of Dataworks Consulting

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Struggling to Hire an IT Department? Here’s How an MSP Can Help

Struggling to Hire an IT Department? Here’s How an MSP Can Help

One of the biggest challenges for any business is hiring the right talent. For an IT department, having the right...
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Colonial Pipeline Attack: 3 Key Takeaways

Colonial Pipeline Attack: 3 Key Takeaways

In May, the Colonial Pipeline attack opened the eyes of business leaders and government officials across the United States to...
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The State of Cybersecurity: What SMBs Should Know

The State of Cybersecurity: What SMBs Should Know

From the largest enterprise to the smallest SMB, cyberattacks are targeting companies of every size and already proving to be...
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3 Tips for Using Live Transcription with Teams Meetings

3 Tips for Using Live Transcription with Teams Meetings

While offices are beginning to open up in some locations, virtual work appears to be here to stay in some...
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Why Your MSP Should Meet SOC2 Standards

Why Your MSP Should Meet SOC2 Standards

When it comes to ensuring strong cybersecurity protections, it isn't enough to only look inside your organization. Organizations should also...
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3 Ways SMBs Can Reduce Zoom Fatigue

3 Ways SMBs Can Reduce Zoom Fatigue

More and more business in today’s virtual world is happening over Zoom. While that opens up many benefits for remote...
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Protecting Yourself from Hackers: Don’t Be the Next Victim

Protecting Yourself from Hackers: Don’t Be the Next Victim

When it comes to cybersecurity risk, many SMBs like to think that they won't be the target of attack because...
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Why Managed SOC is Key in an Ever-Changing Threat Landscape

Why Managed SOC is Key in an Ever-Changing Threat Landscape

2020 broke all records for cyberattacks, with attacks targeting every industry and size of business. With 2021 already showing no...
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Everything Manufacturers Should Know About Industry 4.0

Everything Manufacturers Should Know About Industry 4.0

Just like innovations like steam power, electricity, assembly lines, and computers led to the industrial revolutions we have seen in...
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Identifying Insider Threats When Your Employees Are Remote

Identifying Insider Threats When Your Employees Are Remote

Insider threats are on the rise, with 69 percent of organizations saying an insider threat directly caused an attempted or...
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Microsoft Teams: Tricks You Don’t Know But Should

Microsoft Teams: Tricks You Don’t Know But Should

As remote work became mainstream last year, many of us found ourselves leveraging collaboration tools like Microsoft Teams more than...
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Report: There’s Room for Businesses to Step Up Cloud Security Measures

Report: There’s Room for Businesses to Step Up Cloud Security Measures

Many businesses are moving customer data to the cloud. Still, when common security measures aren’t followed, security breaches are more...
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Protecting the Manufacturing Industry from Cybercrime: What Manufacturers Should Know

Protecting the Manufacturing Industry from Cybercrime: What Manufacturers Should Know

While 2020 was a banner year for attacks on healthcare and other industries, manufacturing also remained a top target and...
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Securing Your Data When Working with Contractors (or Freelancers)

Securing Your Data When Working with Contractors (or Freelancers)

When it comes to securing your company's people and technology assets, focusing inside the office walls isn't enough anymore. Organizations...
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Why Using a VPN Isn’t Enough

Why Using a VPN Isn’t Enough

According to the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research (SIEPR), approximately 42 percent of U.S. employees worked from home full-time...
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Report: Ransomware, State-Sponsored Cyberattacks Aren’t Going Away Anytime Soon

Report: Ransomware, State-Sponsored Cyberattacks Aren’t Going Away Anytime Soon

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, sales have been down for many businesses. As a result, many business leaders during the...
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Have a Digitally Savvy Business? Here Are Your Advantages in 2021

Have a Digitally Savvy Business? Here Are Your Advantages in 2021

If you're not a digitally savvy business, what are you waiting for? Only 15 percent of companies believe they are...
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Using Zoom: Four Best Practices to Know

Using Zoom: Four Best Practices to Know

With many workers still working remotely, using a videoconferencing software platform for meetings and events is still a pretty popular...
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Think Security Awareness Training Isn’t Important? Think Again!

Think Security Awareness Training Isn’t Important? Think Again!

Despite the growing threat of cyberattacks, many businesses have failed to implement any security awareness training program. For many reasons,...
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So You’ve Been Hit with a Data Breach. Now What?

So You’ve Been Hit with a Data Breach. Now What?

Even though many businesses have been trying everything possible to protect themselves from data breaches, cybercriminals are still finding ways...
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Security Awareness Training

Security Awareness Training

October 15, 2020 What is Security Awareness Training? Simply put, security awareness training is educating your workforce to better recognize...
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5 of the Latest Security Threats to Small Businesses

5 of the Latest Security Threats to Small Businesses

October 1, 2020 The landscape of cyber security is rapidly changing. More and more, small businesses are in the crosshairs....
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Filling in the Gaps: Co-Managed IT

Filling in the Gaps: Co-Managed IT

September 14, 2020 Having in-house IT accomplishes many needs that may be important to your team.  There might be some...
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SOC 2

SOC 2

September 14, 2020 As a heavily regulated entity, you know better than anyone the need for compliance.  You must be...
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Dataworks Consulting, Inc. Ranked Among World’s Best 101 SMB  Managed Service Providers

Dataworks Consulting, Inc. Ranked Among World’s Best 101 SMB Managed Service Providers

Annual SMB Hot 101 Identifies Best-in-Class Global MSP Businesses & Leading Trends in Small and Midsize Managed Service MarketJULY 28,...
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Hybrid Workforce: In and Out of the Office

Hybrid Workforce: In and Out of the Office

The New Normal requires flexibility and seamlessness As the first hot zone for Covid-19 in the US, Seattle and Bellevue...
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Current Scams Surrounding COVID-19

Current Scams Surrounding COVID-19

With so much fear and uncertainty going on, it is somewhat easy for cybercriminals to leverage that fear and uncertainty...
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5G: What’s So Great, And What Are We Worried About?

5G: What’s So Great, And What Are We Worried About?

5G is the latest generation of mobile broadband technology that will ultimately replace your 4G LTE technology. The greatest thing...
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Dataworks One of Few SOC 2 Managed IT Providers in Seattle

Dataworks One of Few SOC 2 Managed IT Providers in Seattle

Dataworks is proud to be among an elite few managed IT providers who have attained a System Operations Controls 2...
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Small Businesses Now #1 Target for Hackers

Small Businesses Now #1 Target for Hackers

  A new report by cybersecurity firm 4iQ reveals data breach attacks to small businesses surged over 420% in 2018,...
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Dataworks Certified by the Women’s Business Enterprise Council

Dataworks Certified by the Women’s Business Enterprise Council

Dataworks Consulting recently received national certification as a Women’s Business Enterprise by the Women’s Business Enterprise Council–Pacific, a regional certifying...
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Budget for EOL in 2019

Budget for EOL in 2019

It’s that time of year again. October is budget season. Advertising, hiring costs and accounting services may be high on...
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Make Your Construction Company Mobile – Like This Seattle Company

Make Your Construction Company Mobile – Like This Seattle Company

As the owner of a construction company, you must have your finger on the pulse of your projects. Not having...
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Every Effective Mobile Strategy Includes 6 Key Things

Every Effective Mobile Strategy Includes 6 Key Things

Employees using mobile devices at work is the new workplace reality, no matter what industry you’re in. This dependency on...
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Successful Woman-Owned Dataworks Consulting Celebrates 16 Years

Successful Woman-Owned Dataworks Consulting Celebrates 16 Years

Caroline Smith leads Seattle-based Information Technology company across gender barriers Newcastle, WA, February 2018 — a woman-owned leading provider of...
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3 Hidden Costs IT Managed Services Providers Uncover

3 Hidden Costs IT Managed Services Providers Uncover

As a business owner, you know recurring IT issues affect your bottom line. You may also know the benefits of...
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Can Technology Increase Productivity?

Can Technology Increase Productivity?

Technology is now one of the key drivers – or detriments – of productivity. The reason is simple. Productivity is...
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Inside Intel Meltdown/Specter

Inside Intel Meltdown/Specter

Intel, the world’s largest manufacturer of processors, has discovered a vulnerability in their processor design that could affect devices manufactured...
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New Year, Same IT Problems? Time to Fix That

New Year, Same IT Problems? Time to Fix That

Happy New Year! Are 2017’s IT issues still plaguing you? You know, your network still runs ridiculously slow. The printer...
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How Much Should You Spend on IT?

How Much Should You Spend on IT?

“How much should I be spending on my company’s IT?” This question comes to us all the time from people...
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3 Things to Consider Before Going to the Cloud

3 Things to Consider Before Going to the Cloud

A look at all of the 2018 tech trends says that every business needs to be using cloud services. With...
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7 Tech Trends That Will Get You Ahead in 2018

7 Tech Trends That Will Get You Ahead in 2018

When we look at tech trends, we’re not looking at what’s going to get the “cool” factor. We’re looking at...
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12 Section 179 Deductions That Help Your Business

12 Section 179 Deductions That Help Your Business

Q4 is the time to start thinking about the end of the year and planning for next year. You likely...
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The 7 Differentiating Ways We Protect You From Ransomware

The 7 Differentiating Ways We Protect You From Ransomware

With the WannaCry attack still circulating, businesses are up in arms wondering how to protect themselves. The first question you...
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Protect Your Business from the WannaCry Ransomware Now

Protect Your Business from the WannaCry Ransomware Now

When the so-called WannaCry ransomware attack swept across the globe recently, it took hospitals, businesses, and consumers by storm, affecting...
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Recurring IT Issues You Shouldn’t Be Having

Recurring IT Issues You Shouldn’t Be Having

Having issues repeat in your IT environment is more than frustrating. It drains productivity, it costs you money and frustrates...
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4 Ways We Protect Our Clients From Hacker Threats

4 Ways We Protect Our Clients From Hacker Threats

Threats are everywhere, and they’re not just targeting big business. Phishing emails of increased sophistication target smaller businesses because they’re...
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5 Core Services to Be Sure You’re Getting from Your Provider

5 Core Services to Be Sure You’re Getting from Your Provider

How do you know when you’re getting good value from your IT provider? For most companies, the answer is not...
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5 of the Latest Security Threats to Small Businesses

5 of the Latest Security Threats to Small Businesses

The landscape of network security is rapidly changing. More and more, security threats are targeting small businesses. Hackers and criminals...
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Systems Engineer/Administrator II

Dataworks is a leading provider of technology services and support to small-medium businesses throughout the Seattle area. We create powerful...
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The 7 Best Tips and Tricks to Making Remote Access Easy in 2017

The 7 Best Tips and Tricks to Making Remote Access Easy in 2017

If you’re a small business, you might think that offering employees the opportunity to work remotely is out of your...
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