Is your RIA’s Internet Usage Policy Working?

July 28th, 2015

The internet is an essential tool for RIA firms. There is no debating that fact. There is some debate however over whether or not the internet makes employees more or less productive. News stories tell us about all the time employees waste on social media sites while they should be working.

10-Steps to Prepare for an IT Disaster

July 21st, 2015

A disaster often comes without warning. Server meltdown, natural disaster that wipes out your office, hackers getting into your system. They can all put a stop to your operations at any time. Here are our best 10 suggestions on how to prepare yourself so that the downtime and the damage are minimized.

What keeps an RIA firm’s “IT Guy” busy?

July 14th, 2015

We’ve all seen our fair share of IT guys (and gals) come and go. Sometimes, a qualified IT professional is the hardest person on staff to keep. Eventually, the day-to-day doldrums of resetting forgotten passwords, retrieving accidentally deleted files, and well let’s face it – unjamming the printer, turns what might have started as a dream job into a jumping off point for something bigger and better somewhere else.

Company device or employee device? BYOD pros and cons.

July 7th, 2015

It’s called BYOD or Bring-Your-Own-Device and many companies, including RIAs, are well down that road. In fact, Tech Pro Research’s most recent study Wearables, BYOD and loT: Current and Future Plans in the Enterprise shows us that 74% of the companies they surveyed either currently let their employees use their own devices for work or plan to within the next 12 months.

Are Small RIAs Perfect Targets for Cybercriminals?

July 1st, 2015

Many small and mid-sized businesses think they aren’t a target for cybercriminals. But the truth is, they might be exactly the kind of target that cybercriminals like the most. And for small RIA firms, this might especially be the case because of the kind of data you can provide them access too.