Six Ways to Build Cyber-resilience

By Byron Martin | October 10, 2022
  83% of small and medium-sized businesses are not financially prepared to recover from a cyberattack. 

How to Send an Encrypted Email in Microsoft Outlook

By Byron Martin | July 28, 2022
You’ve probably heard about email encryption and maybe you’ve even wondered when it’s necessary.

How to Transfer Microsoft Authenticator to a New Phone

By Byron Martin | June 2, 2022
  Using multi-factor authentication (MFA) is one of the easiest and most successful ways to increase the security for your accounts. This can prevent..

Small Businesses are More Likely to be Targets of Cyber Attacks

By Byron Martin | April 19, 2022
Researchers at Barracuda Networks analyzed millions of emails across thousands of companies in 2021 and found that on average, an employee of a small..

Microsoft 365 Price Increase March 15th

By Byron Martin | February 25, 2022
Prices are going up. Are you prepared?   Update: Microsoft just extended the grace period to lock in Feb 2022 pricing. March 14th is the last day to..

Why SOC 2 Certification is Valuable

By Byron Martin | February 16, 2022
Let’s face it, our world is filled with regularly occurring data breaches and cybersecurity events. Organizations need assurances that the companies..

How to Move Google Authenticator to a New Phone Without Losing Access

By Byron Martin | February 9, 2022
If you use Google Authenticator for multi-factor authentication the authenticator settings are not transferred across devices for security purposes...

The Future of Cyber Insurance

By Byron Martin | December 7, 2021
The FBI’s Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) saw a 69% increase in the number of cybercrime reports it received in 2020 compared to 2019. On..

Connect Magazine - Technology

By Byron Martin | October 15, 2021
By Byron Martin | HFG Trust Connect Magazine - October 2021 | View Article When the COVID-19 pandemic hit, in some ways the timing was a blessing.

Benefits of Using Microsoft SharePoint

By Byron Martin | August 26, 2021
Microsoft SharePoint celebrated its 20th birthday on March 27th, 2021! And it’s come a long way over the past 20 years.

Benefits of Partnering with a Microsoft CSP

By Byron Martin | August 11, 2021
We’ve witnessed a shift in how we work to that of a hybrid workforce, a blended workforce comprising of both remote and in-office work. As such,..

OneDrive vs. SharePoint. What’s the Difference?

By Byron Martin | July 20, 2021
Microsoft announced in its latest quarterly earnings release that the number of Microsoft 365 subscribers has increased to 50.2 million from January..

Cybersecurity is not Information Technology (IT)

By Byron Martin | June 23, 2021
Your cybersecurity has to win every time, but the attacker only needs to win once.

Must Have Google Workspace Security Configurations

By Byron Martin | June 8, 2021
Migrations to the cloud are moving faster than ever.   78% of businesses will be run almost entirely on SaaS Applications.

Must Have Microsoft 365 Security Configurations

By Byron Martin | June 2, 2021
1 in 4 businesses reported ransomware attacks on cloud data.

5 Cybersecurity Questions to Ask Your IT Company

By Byron Martin | April 15, 2021
60 percent of small businesses that are victims of a cyber-attack go out of business within six months.

Microsoft Exchange Hack. Patch Now!

By Byron Martin | March 10, 2021
Urgent patching necessary. Microsoft continues to see increased attacks targeting unpatched systems by multiple malicious actors beyond Hafnium..

Technology Doesn't Have to be Frustrating

By Byron Martin | February 12, 2021
54 percent of SMBs report the increasing complexity of IT as the main reason for outsourcing their IT. 1 in 4 SMBs lost revenue due to IT-related..

Business Continuity: How to Be Prepared for Downtime or an IT Disaster

By Byron Martin | January 28, 2021
Flood. Power outage. Cyberattack. Supply chain failure or a disgruntled employee. Disruptions to your business can happen at any moment causing..

Affordable Fiber Internet for Business Available Locally

By Byron Martin | January 13, 2021
Fiber Internet is Available in the Tri-Cities, WA Did you know that there is fiber-optic Internet available in Benton and Franklin Counties? Our..

Reasons to Use a Managed Service Provider (MSP) for IT Support

By Byron Martin | January 7, 2021
66 Percent of Small Businesses Worldwide Have Faced Cyberattacks in The Past Year. For the third year in a row, SMBs are reporting big increases in..

What's all the Hype? A Quick Glance at Microsoft Teams

By Byron Martin | December 15, 2020
Curious about what all the hype is around Microsoft Teams? Microsoft Teams is the ultimate chat-based collaboration app for your organization.   A..

Upgrade Today: Windows 10 Download Instructions

By Byron Martin | October 28, 2020
Windows 7 users who don't upgrade to Windows 10 will no longer be able to get Microsoft's security updates or technical support, leaving your..

COVID-19 Return to Work Plan

By Byron Martin | June 9, 2020
As a Managed Information Technology Services Provider, and an essential critical infrastructure business, Teknologize has continued to operate and..

8 Tips For Developing a Positive and Productive Remote Work Culture

By Byron Martin | April 30, 2020
The workplace is going hybrid. Work can only happen anywhere when it’s digitized and connected.

Why You Need an Expert Opinion from a Managed Service Provider

By Byron Martin | January 8, 2020

Hackers Target MSP's to get to You!

By Byron Martin | December 27, 2019
To get inside Managed Service Providers, MSPs, attackers have capitalized on security lapses such as weak passwords and failure to use multi-factor..

Publication: 5 Tips to Reduce Your Vulnerability to Cyberattacks

By Byron Martin | October 17, 2019
A Tri-Cities Area Journal of Business Publication.  Six trillion dollars. It’s the estimated cost of the war on terror. And it’s the projected annual..

State of Technology - Connect Magazine

By Byron Martin | July 15, 2019
By Byron Martin | HFG Trust Connect Magazine - July 2019 | View Article Technology has never been so important to businesses and individuals as it is..

Is Your Current IT Keeping Your IT Strategy in Line With Your Business?

By Byron Martin | June 12, 2019
IT Strategy (Information Technology Strategy or Technology Strategy) is a plan of action to create an information technology capability for maximum,..

Downtime is eating away your profits. Your business deserves better.

By Byron Martin | May 20, 2019
As a business owner, you know that time is money. The more time your business is up, the more potential you have to close a sale, please a customer,..

Break-fix IT: Stop Stressing over the Fluctuating Cost of IT

By Byron Martin | February 25, 2019

How Much do Companies Spend on their IT Budgets?

By Byron Martin | February 18, 2019
The percentage of spending that goes towards technology varies from one industry to another. For example, a financial entity will usually invest more..

Stop Fixing the Same Technology Issues Over and Over

By Byron Martin | January 16, 2019
Restarting your server every day at noon to prevent it from crashing isn’t normal.  That’s bad IT. And you don’t have to live with it.

Publication: The Tri-Cities' Future Is Technology

By Byron Martin | October 23, 2018
A Tri-City Herald publication. Byron Martin and Ty Mulholland outline the upcoming Tri-Cities Tech Summit and the opportunity to learn what’s..

Business on a Roll Award

By Byron Martin | July 11, 2018
Thank you Tri-City Regional Chamber for the honor and recognition for 2017's Business on a Roll! (11-50 employees) We have a great team and they all..