Penetration testing: Do you need it?

In 2015, American businesses lost a total of $525 million to cyber attacks. Globally, that number shoots into the billions. The risks of malicious cyber attacks have become more costly and more real. But there are steps you can take to ensure your network, devices, and data are as secure as possible. One of the…

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3 questions that reveal if an MSP is right for you

Back when managed service providers (MSPs) competed on price, choosing the best option was fairly simple – it was all economics. But now many organizations are looking for more. Price has taken a back seat to customer service and the overall support model. Companies want an MSP that can become a strategic partner, one they…

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Rethinking your server storage

Between the creation of the earth and 2003, humans produced five extabytes of data, total. By 2013, we were creating five extabytes each day. Unfortunately, many companies continue to store their data as if it were still being produced at the same rate it was 10 years ago, when it was just a fraction of…

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2017 IT Preview: What to expect from our top partners in the new year

We’re only a couple of weeks into 2017, but we’ve already got a lot of technology to look forward to. From the launch of new products to updates of old ones, here’s a glimpse into what we can expect from the biggest names in tech this year.

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15 IT conferences you should attend in 2017

A new year, a new batch of conferences. We obviously don’t expect you to be able to attend all of these events, but perhaps you’ll try a few different ones than last year. Here are our picks for the must-attend IT conferences of 2017.

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3 laptop trends to keep an eye on if you’re planning to buy in 2017

Apple’s newest Macbook Pro made headlines for two major reasons: One, it was the first major Macbook Pro refresh in four years. Second, it stripped away the standard ports (the SD card slot, USB 2.0, HDMI, and the power connection) and replaced them with four Thunderbolt 3/USB-C ports. While some have chided Apple for not…

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6 tech trends that took over in 2016

Technology continues to become more and more integrated into our everyday lives—it’s hard to find a company that doesn’t use software to help run their business more smoothly. At SHI, we help organizations across a number of industries find the solutions they need, from printer security to healthy cubicle hacks and more. It gives us…

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How the Microsoft Surface Studio won over this skeptical graphic designer

As a videographer and motion graphic designer for nearly 20 years, I’ve seen my fair share of new design tools –from the clunky Gateway I used when I was first starting out, to Boxx, Alienware, and my current HP Z640. I’m always willing to try out the latest and greatest tools, but when it comes…

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