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Benefits of Cloud Services for the Manufacturing Industry

January 31, 2023
The manufacturing industry is undergoing a digital transformation, and cloud services play a crucial role in this change.

Top IT Services Industry Trends to Watch in 2023

January 4, 2023
The demand for IT services will continue to grow in the next few years, and providers will need to be able to provide a wide range of services and support levels.

How to Prevent Common IT Problems in 2023

December 27, 2022
In addition, more than 300 office workers nationwide answered questions about how they feel, work, and manage the office.

Why Reducing Cloud Costs has Become a Priority

December 12, 2022
Reducing cloud costs has become a top priority for businesses of all sizes because it's one of the most cost-effective ways to improve productivity and reduce operational costs.

How IT Help Desk Saves Your Business Time and Money

November 29, 2022
However, problems may arise. When they do, you need to trust that your IT professionals can handle the issues quickly and effectively to minimize business disruptions.

Top 6 Reasons Data Backups Are Crucial

November 15, 2022
The rise in cyberattacks in recent years has highlighted the significance of data security. It is important to remember that the attack affected over 300,000 machines, and it took a week for productivity to return to normal. A recent study…

5 Simple Ways to Create an IT Budget

October 18, 2022
Making and following a budget has several advantages, including helping you plan and prepare for significant expenses that could otherwise severely affect you and your organization. It will also keep your spending on track and ensure that you allocate appropriate…

Strategic Benefits of IT Consulting Services for Your Business

August 29, 2022
The IT consulting industry is a branch of the Information Technology industry that is focused on providing expertise, advice and assistance to small businesses.

Distinguishing Between Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity

August 5, 2022
It involves determining the impact on business continuity, legal, and contractual obligations, consistency with regulatory frameworks, revenue-generation capabilities, intellectual property valuation, and physical damage and harm.

How Houston Managed IT Services Benefit the Manufacturing Industry

July 19, 2022
It also includes maintenance and upgrading all your on-site and cloud assets at a budget-friendly monthly charge.

Prioritize the Growth of Your Business with Houston IT Consulting Services

June 15, 2022
If you’re looking for ways to streamline your business operations, then cloud computing may be the answer for you.

Ultimate Cloud Computing Guide for Houston Businesses

June 7, 2022
If you’re looking for ways to streamline your business operations, then cloud computing may be the answer for you.

How Houston Managed IT Services Can Improve Operational Efficiency

May 17, 2022
Managed services can help you keep up with changing industry standards while ensuring day-to-day performance optimization for maximum productivity.

How Houston IT Outsource Benefits SMBs

May 14, 2022
In 2021, it was expected to reach $684 billion, with the number set to increase even higher in 2022. The pandemic also pushed nearly 70% of SMBs towards an intensified usage of digital technologies as they push for digital transformation…

Understanding Vulnerability Assessment and How to Conduct One

April 22, 2022
A vulnerability assessment helps companies take stock of all such vulnerabilities in their IT systems.

The Importance of Endpoint Security for IT Services in Houston

April 12, 2022
The endpoint security mechanism prevents all kinds of malware and cyber-attacks from gaining entry into the network and stealing, leaking or corrupting valuable information and intellectual property stored within.

Top 4 Types and Benefits Cloud-Based Houston IT Management Solutions

March 28, 2022
This allows companies to have a much greater degree of flexibility, reliability and scalability. This also saves considerable CAPEX in that companies do not need to pay upfront for their hardware or infrastructure.

Key Benefits of IT services for SMBs in Houston

March 8, 2022
While this definitely makes the operations more seamless, faster and efficient, it also opens up the organizational network to a slew of risks that can eventually become hard to manage.

Top Tips to Improve Data Security in Data Centers

February 23, 2022
IT research firm Gartner predicts that worldwide IT spending will grow more than 5 percent in 2022 to $4.5 trillion. As data grows in size and volume along with the boom in IT, data center systems are also witnessing a…

4 Core Pillars of Implementing an Enterprise Mobility Solution

February 16, 2022
Mobile enterprise IT investments are expected to maintain its healthy growth and reach $900 billion globally by 2025. In its 2021 enterprise mobility report, SOTI, a leader in enterprise device management and security solutions, surveyed 1,400 IT decision-makers and found…

Best Data Storage and Backup Solutions Perfect for Small Businesses

January 13, 2022
The global storage and backup software market is expected to reach $17.25 billion in 2025 at a CAGR of 9.7%. Major players in the sector include Dell Inc., HPE, Netapp, Hitachi, and IBM. Currently, the market is experiencing an immense…

Cyber Warfare Basics: Types, Examples & Solutions

December 31, 2021
The term cyber warfare is generally used to designate a specific attack or a series of attacks mounted against a country using digital means. This kind of attack can seriously damage the government and civilian infrastructure and disrupt critical public…

Malware Hiding Right Under Your Nose?

December 15, 2021
In 2020, 61% of organizations experienced malware activity that spread from one employee’s system to another. In 2021, that number rose to 74%, it's highest since the SOES survey began in 2016.

What Is Network Downtime & How Can You Avoid Downtime?

November 30, 2021
The costs of network downtime are surprisingly high—on average, companies can lose up to $5,600 per minute of downtime, which adds up to over $300,000 every hour.

Gift Card Scams – Far from Joyful and How to Protect Yourself

November 24, 2021
Gift cards generally spark joy in consumers. They convey the promise of easy and convenient presents. But perhaps due to the popularity of gift cards, frauds concerning gift cards are also on the rise.

Browser Fingerprinting: Why Does One Ad Follow You?

October 27, 2021
Have you ever wondered how your web browsers or mobile apps are able to show you advertisements that are specifically unique to you?

Ransomware: What to Do if Hit by an Attack

September 30, 2021
Ransomware has proved to be a plague for not just businesses but also healthcare organizations, Financial organizations, educational institutions, and government agencies.

A Comprehensive Guide to Thorough Cleaning of Your Computer Hardware

August 2, 2021
A regular build-up of dust and dirt on your computer hardware can lead to serious issues, such as overheating, that may cause your computer to perform sub-optimally and even add to repair costs in the long run.

Safeguard Your Business Against Insider Threats

July 24, 2021
Cloud service providers and managed IT service providers offer the organization ways to work more effectively, connect with your people effortlessly, and get help for your IT needs.

Cybersecurity for Remote Workers: Best WFH Practices

April 27, 2021
Cybersecurity is the biggest threat to organizations depending on virtual workspaces and every WFH individual using such networks is looking at an imminent security breach.

Managed Services vs. Cloud Computing: What’s the Difference?

March 3, 2021
Cloud service providers and managed IT service providers offer the organization ways to work more effectively, connect with your people effortlessly, and get help for your IT needs.

2021 Winner for Houston’s Best and Brightest Companies to Work For

February 18, 2021
All of our team members help contribute to PennComp being listed as one of the Best and Brightest Companies to work for in Houston. We push ourselves and each other to help our clients be productive, grow and use technology…

Cybercrime Rising: 10 ways to protect your business data

January 17, 2021
The European Convention of Cybercrime details numerous computer-related crimes or cybercrimes. And despite the admittedly wide net it casts; it only scratches the tip of the iceberg when it comes to cybercrimes.

Cybersecurity Mesh: Security Perimeters Around The Individuals

January 3, 2021
With remote work here to say for the foreseeable future, it’s a safe bet to say that enterprises will be working in a geographically distributed environment of workers, partners, vendors and customers.

The Most Notorious Cyber Attacks in Texas History

December 17, 2020
Nearly 3.5 billion people have experienced a breach of their personal information in just the top two of the 15 largest data breaches of this century alone. The smallest incident on this list affected the data integrity of just 134…

Effective Tips to Preventing Business Against Data Breaches in 2022 (& Beyond)

December 12, 2020
Since 2008, Texas has experienced more than 661 data breaches resulting in exposure of 288 million private records, according to Comparitech. If you look across the country, the numbers start to get eye-watering - 9,696 data breaches resulting in more…

PennComp Ranked Among World’s Most Elite 501 Managed Service Providers

July 28, 2020
JULY 28, 2020: PennComp has been named as one of the world’s premier managed service providers on the prestigious 2020 annual Channel Futures MSP 501 rankings. For the 13th year running, MSPs from around the globe completed an exhaustive survey…

PennComp has been named a 2020 NATIONAL Winner for The Best and Brightest Companies to Work For!

July 1, 2020
The Best and Brightest Award is devised to recognize the most influential, trend-setting companies across the country and regionally in focused programs.   Winning organizations display a commitment to excellence in their human resource practices and employee enrichment.  The strength…

The Evolving Role of Enterprise Risk Management in Business Strategy

June 15, 2020
Identifying and making business decisions based on that risk comes under the umbrella of enterprise risk management but are current risk management processes fit for purpose in today’s volatile world?

How to Prepare for a Microsoft Audit

June 9, 2020
This article will help you to prepare for your upcoming audit, whether you have received a Software Asset Management (SAM) incentive program invitation or a license compliance verification notification. But what is the difference between these two approaches?

What are RPO and RTO in Backup Strategy

June 1, 2020
This article explains Recovery Point Objective (RPO) and Recovery Time Objective (RTO), how they are used in business and what you need to do to set the appropriate targets for your backup SLAs.

How Deep Is Your Security Bench?

May 26, 2020
Cybercrime is a top concern of many Houston businesses and with good reason. Cyber Attacks are becoming more sophisticated every year and the leading security systems of yesterday are now routinely breached. In some cases, all it takes is one…

Are You Prepared for Hurricane Season?

May 25, 2020
If the global COVID-19 pandemic wasn't enough of a challenge for Houston businesses, we now have hurricane season to look forward to. How are your disaster recovery preparations? Have you tested your plan and trained up your staff? Are your…

3 Proven Approaches to IT Project Management

May 13, 2020
Are you a CEO or IT project manager looking to implement a significant change for a Houston business? There are many different management strategies and systems you could follow but certain approaches have been proven time and time again to…

CIO, CTO or Both? Organizing your Top Table Ahead of an IT Project

May 11, 2020
With many companies needing to change their relationship with IT due to the coronavirus pandemic, now is as good a time as any to make any organizational changes ahead of a new IT or tech development project.

5 Key Security Strategies for your New Remote Workforce

March 25, 2020
If you are in the process of mobilizing a WFH network, here are 5 key strategies to ensure your corporate network also gets the protection it needs. A little extra attention now could save you a lot of disruption in…

IT Support Company PennComp Named to Houston’s 2020 Best and Brightest Workplaces

February 13, 2020
February 13, 2020, Houston, TX: PennComp LLC, a leading IT support company based in Houston, has been named to the 2020 Best and Brightest Companies to Work For. This year marks the eighth that PennComp has been honored with this…

6 Ways Mobile Devices are One of the Biggest Threats to Cybersecurity in 2020

February 4, 2020
As mobile devices become ubiquitous in society, the bad actors have turned from PCs and laptops to mobile endpoints and cellular networks to escalate their attacks against businesses and individuals. If 2019 has shown us some of the ways in…

IoT Can Put your Data at Risk: Here’s How

February 2, 2020
The Internet of Things (IoT) is a rapidly growing network of interconnected devices. These devices constantly pass data both to the internet and to each other in domestic and commercial contexts, increasing productivity and convenience.