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Chrome Education Upgrade – Price Increase

On March 9, 2021, the list price for Chrome Education Upgrade (aka Chrome Management License/Service) will increase from $30 per device to $38 per device. As key component of your Google for Education services, this price increase may significantly impact your budget. If you are planning on purchasing Chrome devices this spring, or for the […]

Cyber Protection Solutions for SMBs

As our businesses become even more reliant on technology and cloud services, the frequency and sophistication of cyber attacks continue to accelerate. Your Cyber Protection  Cyber Protection Needs We need our businesses — and our people — to be aware, protected, and able to recover. At Cumulus Global, our CPR model maps the necessary components of cyber […]

4 More Protections for Your Business

In our last blog post, we identified 3 must-have protections for any business using Google Workspace or Microsoft 365. Backup/Recovery Advanced Threat Protection Multi-Factor Authentication In combination, these protections help prevent successful attacks and give you the ability to recover should an attack be successful. Here are 4 more protections for your business Putting these […]

3 Must-Have Protections for Microsoft 365 and Google Workspace

Microsoft 365 and Google Workspace protect your data using a shared responsibility model.  They provide redundancy and backup to ensure your service is performing, available, reliable, and secure.  You are responsible for controlling access, managing permission, and protecting your data from loss. Here  are 3 Must-Have Protections for your Microsoft or Google Cloud Services   […]

Using MS Office 2010 or 2013 Puts You at Risk

On October 13, 2020, Office 2010 reached “end of support” (EOS) and Office 2013 lost its connection to the cloud. You may be one of the many small businesses using one of these versions. It is not uncommon for SMBs to avoid upgrading software. The cause is often a perceived “lack of need” for new […]

Evaulating SaaS Backup Solutions

You have many choices when choosing your SaaS backup solution for Google Workspace (G Suite), Microsoft 365, Salesforce.com, and other cloud services. When picking your solution, look for the data protection capabilities you need. At a minimum, a SaaS backup solution should offer the following. Comprehensive Protection Some SaaS backup solutions only protect email, files, […]

3 Reasons for SaaS Data Protection

SaaS data is not immune to permanent data loss. Microsoft and Google make no guarantees when it comes to restoring deleted data, whether from human error or a malicious act. While Microsoft 365 and Google Workspace (formerly G Suite) may make collaboration more efficient, data protection and management is a shared responsibility. Both Google and Microsoft […]

Service Update: Datto SaaS Protection

Service Update: Datto SaaS Protection. The latest Datto SaaS Protection platform is now available to all of our costumers. For more recent customers, you are already on the newest platform.  For our longer term SaaS Protection (aka Backupify) customers, the transition process will begin as early as February 1, 2021. The process will complete before […]

Google Vault – What, How, and Why

Google Vault is a compliant archive and e-discovery service.  Historically, Vault is an add-on for G Suite Basic and is included with G Suite Business and Enterprise. As Google transitions to the new Google Workspace, Google includes Vault in Google all Workspace Enterprise subscriptions and Google Workspace Business Plus.  Vault is not available as an […]

SaaS Backup – 4 Dangerous Misconceptions

SaaS Backup is just as important, and necessary, as backups for data hosted on in-house servers and systems. With more remote work, our reliance on SaaS applications and services such as Microsoft 365 and Google Workspace has become more critical to our success. Easy access to files and folders from anywhere and the integrated collaboration […]