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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 2021 (& 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 of…

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.