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An IT support provider in Houston can provide you with top-tier tech solutions in terms of IoT, or Internet of Things, innovation. Here’s the issue: IoT devices are extremely vulnerable to cybercriminal exploitation. What IoT does is increase the digital “surface area” against which a hacker can aim an attack. A target the size […]
An IT support provider in Houston can provide you with top-tier tech solutions in terms of IoT, or Internet of Things, innovation. Here’s the issue: IoT devices are extremely vulnerable to cybercriminal exploitation. What IoT does is increase the digital “surface area” against which a hacker can aim an attack. A target the size of an apple is hard to hit from a hundred feet; a target the size of a barn isn’t. IoT makes vulnerability more like the barn than the apple, but MDM protocols, dedicated security, and outsourced MSP support can do several things which will fortify your operation. Firstly, they can make IoT defenses stronger. Secondly, they can diminish that which is actually vulnerable through visibility, management, and staff education protocols. It’s like the size of the barn decreases, and it becomes fortified by iron armor. Here are several ways MSPs make this happen:
Mobile device management (MDM) involves the ability to disconnect, deactivate, upgrade, patch, or erase mobile devices. These include smartphones, tablets, smartwatches, and anything else of the IoT variety. While such devices can be managed internally, it will require substantial infrastructure, and be more costly–and likely less effective–than outsourcing IT support in Houston.
Management of mobile devices making up an IoT network requires consolidated information facilitating visibility. Real-time visibility can be achieved on varying levels, from that of the “Big Data” variety to less-large, yet still visible management among smaller business IoT networks. The right MSP will work with you for the best balance.
Internal solutions can monitor all operations around the clock, but again, this is going to be more costly. You’ll need staff, equipment, and the budget to maintain both over time through situations like tech upgrades and disasters. MSPs can monitor and support your business around-the-clock much more cost-effectively. Additionally, as regards IoT, they know the latest cybercriminal trends to watch out for.
Since technology is in continual forward progression, new threats develop at statistically predictable intervals. Working with an MSP can put you and your staff in contact with the latest best practices. Refreshing this education three or four times a year can really safeguard your IoT network.
IT support in Houston through ICS can help you get the most out of your IoT investment, maintaining competitive ability in a continuously transitioning market. Contact us now for more information on IoT, its management, and which solutions are most appropriate for your organization.
ICS is a Texas-based 37-year-old technology company specializing in Managed IT, VoIP, Video Conferencing and Video Surveillance solutions for US and International businesses. ICS has over 4000 regional installations and specializes in multi-site businesses between 25 and 2500 employees. ICS’s customers enjoy the experience of ICS’s Total Care program which provides clients flat fee services with obsolescence and growth protection. Whether a customer elects to deploy their IT, Video Conferencing or VoIP in the cloud or on the customer’s premise, ICS can provide a full turn-key solution for our clients under one flat monthly fee.
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We offer managed IT services for large to small organizations at a flat-rate monthly fee. You can get started now with a 60-day, risk-free trial. If you’re not 100% satisfied with our services, you’re able to cancel your contract – no questions asked. ICS works hard to earn the trust of each and every business we work alongside.