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3 Steps to PCI Compliance for Gulf Coast Businesses

June 29th, 2022

The Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) is a compliance standard designed to protect credit card information. Small businesses, including professional services, are required by law to comply with the requirements which has been a significant source of concern for small- and mid-sized businesses in the Gulfport, Mississippi, and surrounding areas.

Disaster Recovery Planning Is Vital for Gulf Coast Businesses

June 8th, 2022

The Gulf Coast is an amazing place to call home. Gorgeous beaches, golfing, hiking, and plentiful sunny skies. It’s also a great place to do business with low taxes, a solid transportation system, and a nicely diversified economy. However, it is not without its challenges, when it comes to storm threats which can cause a slew of unique IT challenges.

AGJ Through the Years

May 4th, 2022

This May we are celebrating our 20th anniversary! AGJ managed IT services absolutely could not have made it this far without you – our clients. We want to thank each and every one of you for choosing to partner with AGJ and making us the #1 MSP in Mississippi.

Your IT Solutions and Cloud Disaster Recovery: A Recipe for Success

April 13th, 2022

It is time to put your IT solutions front and center in your planning. In our neck of the woods, we often encounter natural disasters and we always need to be prepared to secure our business operations. Few types of preparation play a more critical role in business than your network security.

You Need World-Class Talent for Successful Managed IT Services

March 28th, 2022

Has your business earned its green jacket yet? You’re not going to win the Masters Tournament of your industry if you don’t have that trusted caddie by your side! If there was a competition today, could your IT team hold its own and help you come home with the win?
How can Your Managed IT Services Benefit from World-Class Talent?
Businesses rely more and more on IT to tackle projects from cybersecurity to flexible work arrangements.

Your Information Security Spring Cleaning Checklist

March 9th, 2022

Ah, spring. That magical time of year when the days get longer, the weather gets warmer, and the spring cleaning bug gets biting. Whether you are a fan of Marie Kondo or you follow the Feng Shui philosophy or you are channeling your inner Sheldon Cooper (perhaps by alphabetizing your cereal), don’t overlook your information security hygiene during your spring cleaning activities.

IT Compliance Made Easy with a Managed IT Services Provider

February 25th, 2022

What do IT compliance and March Madness have in common? The similarity lies in the madness. Madness is a word that has been used to describe cybercrime again and again. And with good reason:

Cybercrime has increased by 600% since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic
The average cost of a data breach has hit $3.86 million
89% of healthcare organizations were victims of a data breach in the past two years

Madness.

Is Your Cybersecurity Strategy Solid? Six Questions to Consider

February 9th, 2022

The messaging at conferences, magazines, trade journals, and even on the evening news is loud and clear. Compromised cybersecurity and network security are huge and growing threats, and organizations need to be acutely aware of their risks and take proactive action to protect their sensitive data, servers and services from attacks and data breaches.

IT Management Predictions for 2022

January 11th, 2022

With everything that 2021 threw at us, those working in the IT security consulting world have been kept on their toes. Just in case you need reminding of the sheer volume of crises that kept them on their toes, here is a mini-trip down memory lane:

While 2021 introduced a COVID vaccine, it also brought the Delta and Omicron variants
Growing civil unrest, not just in the United States, but globally – the Global Peace Index recently reported that global peace has deteriorated for the ninth year in a row, at a rate of 0.07% in 2021
It was, yet another year of record-breaking climate disasters, with a new record high of 18 $1 billion+ disasters having taken place in 2021 (including droughts, cyclones, wildfires and flooding).

Keeping IT security consulting companies on their toes for sure.

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