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By: Guide Star Contributor
November 15th, 2023

Seventeen-year-old Justin Hosking, an ambitious Guide Star apprentice, is not only charting a bold path in the world of IT but also exemplifies a keen sense for cybercrime prevention, inspired by his aspirations from childhood and the admirable service of his father, a volunteer firefighter.

IT Support

By: Guide Star Contributor
September 8th, 2023

In the current digital era, businesses heavily depend on technology infrastructure to streamline operations, boost productivity, and enhance customer experiences. However, with the increasing complexity and scale of IT systems, it has become crucial for organizations to adopt proactive maintenance and monitoring strategies. In this blog post, we will explore the advantages of proactive IT maintenance and monitoring and how they can significantly benefit your business.

Support Services | IT Support

By: Guide Star Contributor
July 13th, 2023

Managing an IT infrastructure can be an overwhelming task for small to mid-size businesses (SMBs). With limited budgets, scarce resources, and competing priorities, navigating the complexities of technology can feel overwhelming. This is where partnering with a 3rd party IT support provider becomes a game-changer. By partnering with external IT service providers, like Guide Star, SMBs can access a range of benefits that help them overcome these challenges. From cost savings and access to specialized expertise to enhanced focus on core business activities and improved IT infrastructure reliability, 3rd party IT support offers SMBs a strategic solution to optimize their technology management while allowing them to focus on their primary business objectives. In this blog, we will explore the various advantages of external IT support and delve into the reasons why implementing such a service can prove highly beneficial for your SMB.

Cybersecurity | Security

By: Guide Star Contributor
February 24th, 2023

When it comes to cybersecurity, physically securing your space is just as important as securing your data and servers. If you don’t have strong physical security, you risk exposing sensitive data to hackers and social engineers. Not all cyber attacks happen remotely, which is why it’s imperative you have your offices and buildings properly secured.

By: Guide Star Contributor
October 5th, 2022

It’s no secret that the job market has seen its ups and downs the past couple of years. Job openings and resignations remain high and according to this Forbes article, “a new survey shows that half of U.S. companies are reducing, or plan to reduce, headcount.” We sat down with CCI Systems Recruitment Manager, Alexis Vicenzi, to get her take on the job market and how it can affect the cybersecurity and Information Technology Infrastructure Services (ITIS) departments at your business.