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Aldridge at HR Southwest 2017

Aldridge to Participate in 2017 HR Southwest Conference

Come and see Aldridge October 2-4 at this year’s HR Southwest Conference in Fort Worth, TX. We'll be at booth No. 1307. HR Southwest is the largest regional conference for human resource professionals. This year’s event will feature over 90 speakers as well as a marketplace with more than 200 solution and service providers. The conference provides attendees and companies with unique educational and networking opportunities. The marketplace is the center of…
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North Texas Giving Day raised $39 million for 2,723 nonprofits in 2017.

North Texas Giving Day Raises Over $39M in 18 Hours

https://vimeo.com/234867183 On September 14, the Communities Foundation of Texas held its annual North Texas Giving Day. The online giving event raised more than $39 million, benefiting 2,723 nonprofits in 16 Texas counties. The event only ran for 18 hours and brought in a record amount of money, approximately $2 million more than in 2016. “The north Texas community has once again blown us away with their generosity,” CFT chief giving…
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Business continuity in Houston: 2 ways your company can prepare during hurricane season

Business Continuity in Houston: 2 Ways Your Company Can Prepare During Hurricane Season

Your business may have weathered the latest storm but don’t breathe a sigh of relief just yet—hurricane season is in full swing and doesn’t end until November 30. Your organization should be prepared for disaster, but you don’t have to wait for your company’s next IT audit to fine tune the plans already in place. Now is the time to reevaluate your communication strategy and establish or revise your business…
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Equifax Hack Puts Personal Data of Millions at Risk

On Thursday, September 7, credit reporting agency Equifax announced a cybersecurity incident that has the potential to impact 143 million of its U.S. customers. According to Equifax’s statement, the breach occurred from May 13 to July 30 after hackers exploited a vulnerability in the Apache Struts web application that supports their online dispute portal. The information obtained primarily included names, Social Security numbers, birth dates, addresses, and in some cases, driver’s license…
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IT audit

Why Your Business Needs a Third-Party IT Audit: The Benefits of an In-Depth IT Analysis

A successful business requires an IT infrastructure and support system that facilitates the company's operations and future goals. Do you know what technology your company has in place? Can your IT systems support any business changes or growth plans? What technology challenges do your employees face? These are all questions that must be addressed in an IT audit, but there are many other aspects of your company's IT strategy that…
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cybersecurity

5 Cybersecurity Myths Every Business Should Debunk

1. "Cybersecurity is solely about technology." Today's businesses are almost entirely dependent on data and more importantly, the security and accessibility of this data. Cybersecurity involves both the correct implementation of technology as well as the thorough education and threat awareness of employees. Your organization can purchase and configure a defense for your IT network, but if your employees are unaware of tactics such as social engineering, they can easily…
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4 Ways Your Business Can Prepare for Hurricane Season: The Importance of Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery Strategies

Hurricane season doesn't end until November 30th, which means your business is still at risk for data loss, facility damages, downtime, and the many other inconveniences that accompany a natural disaster. Your organization should do a thorough examination of its processes and data to develop a Business Continuity Plan that can support operations when a disaster occurs. How will your employees continue working if your work site is inaccessible? If…
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remote access

Construction Firms and the Cloud: How Cloud Tech Can Help You Save Time and Money in the Field

Does your construction firm need real-time remote access to files while on the job site? Are critical projects sometimes delayed because of IT functionality failures or restricted access to business-critical resources? The goal of remote access technology is to create a seamless work environment for your company's users no matter where they are. Your firm’s team is likely working on-the-go and needs access to office files and resources no matter…
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business continuity for engineering firms

Business Continuity for Engineering Firms: Why Your Firm Should Care About More Than Data Backup

Data continuity, disaster recovery, and business continuity are related, but not the same. Designing business continuity for engineering firms can be difficult if the firm has an incomplete understanding of the differences between data continuity, disaster recovery, and business continuity. Does your firm back up its critical files? Where is your firm's business-critical data stored? How will your employees access the information they need to do their jobs in the event…
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next gen firewall

Companies Are Embracing Next Gen Firewalls, Should You?

In today's technology landscape, everything is connected. Thus, everything is vulnerable to cyber threats if the necessary security measures are not in place. If you're a company with an IT solution, you're likely already using a firewall. However, is it effective? Do you know what firewall solution your company uses? Do you know what the technology protects against? Firewalls are standard security protocol among companies, but even firewalls can vary…
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