Entries by Evan Berk, Certus Technologies

Demystifying Cloud Computing

Most small and mid-sized company owners know that they should consider hosting their applications and data “in the cloud.”  But where to start?  What are the costs?  What are the benefits?  And what should they be looking for in a cloud hosting provider? This is the first of a series of articles that demystifies cloud […]

About The Author

Evan BerkEvan Berk is Managing Partner at Certus Technologies, an IT Managed and Cloud Services firm that specializes in helping clients dramatically improve their business productivity.

Evan is passionate about simplifying and demystifying complex Information Technology systems and believes that the best IT systems should make our lives easier and more productive, both in the workplace and at home. He can be contacted at EBerk@CertusTechnologies.com or at 973-944-5000.

21 Questions You Should Ask Any IT Support Company Before Giving Them Access to your Network

Choosing the wrong IT company to support your business can be incredibly frustrating and expensive, and could end up costing you in downtime, data loss, and expensive bills, not to mention the headaches and frustration! So I’m going to share with you what every business owner needs to know about hiring an honest, competent, responsive […]

About The Author

Evan BerkEvan Berk is Managing Partner at Certus Technologies, an IT Managed and Cloud Services firm that specializes in helping clients dramatically improve their business productivity.

Evan is passionate about simplifying and demystifying complex Information Technology systems and believes that the best IT systems should make our lives easier and more productive, both in the workplace and at home. He can be contacted at EBerk@CertusTechnologies.com or at 973-944-5000.

5 Reasons Why You Need a Good Network Security Company

In recent years, good network security has become more important than ever before.  Target, JP Morgan Chase, and even Equifax have joined the club of security breaches due to inadequate network security.  The repercussions of a security breach can last for years and even result in the loss of millions of dollars, as was the […]

About The Author

Evan BerkEvan Berk is Managing Partner at Certus Technologies, an IT Managed and Cloud Services firm that specializes in helping clients dramatically improve their business productivity.

Evan is passionate about simplifying and demystifying complex Information Technology systems and believes that the best IT systems should make our lives easier and more productive, both in the workplace and at home. He can be contacted at EBerk@CertusTechnologies.com or at 973-944-5000.

Cloud Computing for Small Business: What You Need to Know

Cloud computing is a very broad term, which can lead to confusion, uncertainty and doubt about how to use it effectively in business.  So here’s information to demystify and simplify cloud computing for the small and mid-sized business, giving you the confidence to include cloud computing in your IT strategy roadmap. Types of Cloud Computing […]

About The Author

Evan BerkEvan Berk is Managing Partner at Certus Technologies, an IT Managed and Cloud Services firm that specializes in helping clients dramatically improve their business productivity.

Evan is passionate about simplifying and demystifying complex Information Technology systems and believes that the best IT systems should make our lives easier and more productive, both in the workplace and at home. He can be contacted at EBerk@CertusTechnologies.com or at 973-944-5000.

5 Mistakes to Avoid When Choosing an IT Support Company

  1. Choosing an IT Support Company based on a single phone call. We recommend you invite them into your office (and go to see THEIRS) and ask them for a written proposal. Be clear on what your expectations are and what type of IT problems you want them to resolve.  A competent firm should […]

About The Author

Evan BerkEvan Berk is Managing Partner at Certus Technologies, an IT Managed and Cloud Services firm that specializes in helping clients dramatically improve their business productivity.

Evan is passionate about simplifying and demystifying complex Information Technology systems and believes that the best IT systems should make our lives easier and more productive, both in the workplace and at home. He can be contacted at EBerk@CertusTechnologies.com or at 973-944-5000.

4 Costly Misconceptions About Why You Need a Managed IT Service Provider

IT Service Provider Misconception #1: My computer network doesn’t need regular monitoring and maintenance. This is probably one of the biggest and most costly misconceptions that business owners have about IT service providers. Usually this is because they’ve been fortunate enough to have never encountered a major IT disaster; but that’s similar to someone thinking […]

About The Author

Evan BerkEvan Berk is Managing Partner at Certus Technologies, an IT Managed and Cloud Services firm that specializes in helping clients dramatically improve their business productivity.

Evan is passionate about simplifying and demystifying complex Information Technology systems and believes that the best IT systems should make our lives easier and more productive, both in the workplace and at home. He can be contacted at EBerk@CertusTechnologies.com or at 973-944-5000.

8 Simple Ways to Protect Your Company from Ransomware

Ransomware is certainly a complex problem. A successful ransomware attack can devastate your company. But defeating ransomware isn’t all that difficult. Just stick to these 8 simple ransomware tips.

About The Author

Evan BerkEvan Berk is Managing Partner at Certus Technologies, an IT Managed and Cloud Services firm that specializes in helping clients dramatically improve their business productivity.

Evan is passionate about simplifying and demystifying complex Information Technology systems and believes that the best IT systems should make our lives easier and more productive, both in the workplace and at home. He can be contacted at EBerk@CertusTechnologies.com or at 973-944-5000.

Cybersecurity At Home – It Needs Your Attention

While routers can also provide some degree of cybersecurity, most are not configured by the homeowner to do this. And the results can be disastrous, especially with the growing number of household devices connected to the Internet.

About The Author

Evan BerkEvan Berk is Managing Partner at Certus Technologies, an IT Managed and Cloud Services firm that specializes in helping clients dramatically improve their business productivity.

Evan is passionate about simplifying and demystifying complex Information Technology systems and believes that the best IT systems should make our lives easier and more productive, both in the workplace and at home. He can be contacted at EBerk@CertusTechnologies.com or at 973-944-5000.

The Devious Nature of Phishing Attacks

Phishing attacks run the gamut from easy to spot to alarmingly clever. Done well, a phishing attack looks completely legitimate. But it’s not. It’s just a vehicle for malware. Avoiding successful phishing attacks comes down to educating your staff.

About The Author

Evan BerkEvan Berk is Managing Partner at Certus Technologies, an IT Managed and Cloud Services firm that specializes in helping clients dramatically improve their business productivity.

Evan is passionate about simplifying and demystifying complex Information Technology systems and believes that the best IT systems should make our lives easier and more productive, both in the workplace and at home. He can be contacted at EBerk@CertusTechnologies.com or at 973-944-5000.

Vendor Spotlight: Schooley Mitchell

Schooley Mitchell helps clients profit by making sure they don’t pay more than they should for telecom and merchant services. Schooley Mitchell is completely independent, is vendor agnostic, and only gets paid a percentage of what they save you. If they don’t find savings for you, there’s no fee for their services.

About The Author

Evan BerkEvan Berk is Managing Partner at Certus Technologies, an IT Managed and Cloud Services firm that specializes in helping clients dramatically improve their business productivity.

Evan is passionate about simplifying and demystifying complex Information Technology systems and believes that the best IT systems should make our lives easier and more productive, both in the workplace and at home. He can be contacted at EBerk@CertusTechnologies.com or at 973-944-5000.