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POWERNET America Cyber Security Predictions for 2016-2017

15 Cyber Security Predictions of 2016-2017

Written By: K. Anthony Goodeill, President/CEO of POWERNET America


We as individuals and organizations should be aware of the increased risk they face from cyber-attacks as the Internet of Things (IoT) endures to grow in importance. In the coming year, cyber security will continue in its transition from being perceived as an information technology problem to an imperative focus for the entire organization, including distributors, contractors and other third parties which may signify feeble links or contact elements for cyber-attacks. POWERNET America predicts in 2016-2017, the following predictions will bring focus on what we need to focus on in cyber security.


Managed IT Services Combined With Concierge CIO Solutions Can Help Small Businesses Boost Productivity

Managed IT Services Combined With Concierge CIO Solutions Can Help Small Businesses Boost Productivity

Written By: K. Anthony Goodeill, President/CEO of POWERNET America


So if you are a small-medium business (SMB), you don’t have the budget to hire a Chief Information Officer or Chief Technology Officer to your staff. Even though SMB need the help when it comes to their IT department, they either can’t afford it, or the business owner or executive does not have the time to truly focus on the slew of IT issues, planning and growing concerns. This can be an overwhelming for a SMB. According to Glassdoor, the average salary for a CIO is $157,934 - $211,293. Salary.com puts the average salary range at $213,546 - $317,012. And if you add benefits, a median salary of $259,672.00 becomes when loaded with benefits: $395,085.00 for a CIO/CTO. SMB cannot afford this!


The solution is a Concierge CIO blended with Managed IT solutions. The Concierge CIO solution should collaborate with and advise with you and should perform the same functions as a conventional CIO. Those duties include formulating strategic IT goals, creating Technology Plans, Policy & Procedures to protect the business, planning the IT budget, implementing cyber security essentials, analyzing and reworking business processes and facilitating technology changes. The Concierge CIO should help you maintain your IT infrastructure, secure all of your IT business assets but should also deliver onward looking services...