Cumulus Global Awarded 2024 Google Premier Partner Status

Cumulus Global Awarded 2024 Premier Partner Status for Google Workspace Google recognizes Cumulus Global for expert service delivery and growth.   Cumulus Global is proud to share that Google has recognized the company as a Google Premier Partner for Google Workspace.  The award reflects Cumulus Global’s ability to consistently provide high-quality service to its customers […]

Leadership Thoughts: Noteworthy Blog Posts – Jan ’24

As small business owners and leaders, you carry the responsibility for the direction and success of your business.  And while Cumulus Global provide managed cloud services that help you thrive and grow, we understand your responsibilities are broader than just IT. As a way to share some leadership thoughts, here is a curated list of […]

Update: Cumulus Global Grows its Sustainability with Evertreen Reforestation Initiative

Cumulus Global Partners with Evertreen to Offset CO2 with Reforestation Projects  Updated January 8, 2024 — Cumulus Global is expanding its sustainability efforts and its partnership with Evertreen, increasing monthly plantings to 100 trees.  Planting forests in Honduras, Mozambique, Ethiopia, Madagascar, and the Philippines, will improve both the ecology and economies in areas near the […]

3 Google Changes Happening Now

As we enter 2024, Google is making changes to further improve the email and Google Workspace user experience.  Google has three initiatives to further prevent spam, reduce cyber attacks, and expand the capabilities of Google Workspace users. Each of these three efforts can impact your subscriptions and, in many cases, the fees you pay. Google […]

7 Steps to Build Your 2024 IT Strategic Plan

In our 3T@3 Series event in December, we discussed creating your 2024 IT Action Plan. During the session, we walked through a proven process for building a feasible plan for the coming year. Here is a breakdown of 7 key steps in the process Define Your Business Drivers Your first step is to assess your business drivers.  What […]

Google Upgrade Prevents SPAM and Defines Email Best Practices for 2024

Google constantly works to enhance security and reduce the prevalence of spam in Google Workspace and Gmail inboxes. AI-powered defenses successfully filter out almost 15 billion undesired emails each day. Google stops over 99.9% of spam, phishing, and malware threats. Still, as spamming techniques evolve, threats to user security persist.  Google will deploy new rules […]

Manage Storage in Google Workspace and Understand Limits

Updated January 3, 2003: Clarification on length of grace periods. With the move to pooled storage across all subscriptions, Google no longer supports legacy options for additional storage for Google Workspace. As such, many individuals and businesses find themselves approaching or exceeding the pooled Google Workspace storage limit for their accounts. What Happens Next After […]

3 Secrets to Avoiding IT Problems

If you are a sole practitioner, a solopreneur, or the owner of smaller businesses, you face unique technology challenges. You, and businesses like yours, are uniquely dependent on your technology.  Your computer and phone are critical tools without which your business can screech to a halt.  Avoiding IT problems is critical. And yet, you do […]

The #1 Security Solution that Costs You Nothing: Multi-Factor Authentication

We have all seen and heard the warnings about the ever increasing number of cyber attacks against small business.  More than crypto-ware, small and midsize businesses are targets of other forms for ransomware, impersonation, crypto-mining, and business email compromise attacks. The threats are real, as are the operational and financial risks to your business. Multi-Factor […]

Cumulus Global Named to Inc.’s Second Annual Power Partner Awards

Power Partner Award highlights B2B partners that support startups across all business functions and empower growth Westborough, MA – Cumulus Global is pleased to share that Inc. Business Media announced the second consecutive inclusion of Cumulus Global in the Power Partner Awards.  The Inc. Power Partner Awards honor B2B organizations across the globe with proven […]

Upgrade Coming to Spaces in Google Chat: From Conversation Topics to in-line Threading

A Google Chat upgrade is rolling out as of September 30, 2023. Google will be upgrading the format of all spaces organized by conversation topic to in-line threaded spaces in batches. The changes take place over the course of several months. Upgrades for each space may take a few minutes to complete. In some cases, […]

AI and Privacy Issues: Data Leaks and Breaches

We recently posted about the AI warning we received from a partner about the use of AI tools and protecting their confidential information. Beyond the specifics of the warning, we quickly saw a much broader context. Using AI tools, if not managed carefully, will result in unauthorized data disclosures, breaches, or leaks. These disclosures may […]

Cumulus Global Grows its Sustainability with Evertreen Reforestation Initiative

Cumulus Global Partners with Evertreen to Offset CO2 with Reforestation Projects  August 10, 2023 – Westborough, MA – Cumulus Global announces a dramatic expansion of our company’s sustainability efforts. Partnering with Evertreen, Cumulus Global is supporting reforestation projects in four countries trees. Joining a reforestation program helps the company offset emissions from commuting, business travel, […]

Our First AI Warning: Why Using AI Services Can Breach Your Contracts

We recently received our first AI Warning. This was not a a general warning such as, “anything built for good can be use for evil” or “AI can replace you.” We received a direct warning about specific uses of artificial intelligence services and our contracts. The warning we received applies to you as well. Some […]

Small Business Summer Savings

Small businesses and solopreneurs depend on their technology in ways that differ from larger organizations. Our laptops and desktops are critical to daily operations and access to cloud services, including Microsoft 365 or Google Workspace, is our lifeline. Without IT staff and spare equipment, we rely on our own abilities and outside help to keep […]

Cumulus Global Recognized on the 2023 MSP 501

Company’s Best-in-Class Innovation, Services, and Growth Recognized for Second Consecutive Year on the Most Prestigious List Of Managed Service Providers Worldwide JUNE 29, 2023 – Westborough, MA – For the second consecutive year, Cumulus Global received recognition in the 2023 Channel Futures MSP 501 rankings, landing at 220 on the list. The global ranking identifies […]

Cumulus Global in the News: Next-Gen Managed Services Featured on HostingAvice.com

Cumulus Global Streamlines IT Operations With Next-Gen Managed Services TL; DR: Meet Cumulus Global, a cloud solutions agency that works to streamline and simplify your IT infrastructure. With more than 40 years of experience in the industry, Allen Falcon, CEO of Cumulus Global, tells us how the company aims to help small-to-medium businesses and the […]

Backup Your Google Workspace or Microsoft 365 Cloud: Use Cases Beyond Restore

As we discussed in recent blog posts, Google and Microsoft clouds operate under a shared responsibility model for data protection. Google and Microsoft run internal backup systems to protect you should they have hardware or software issues. You, however, are responsible to backup your cloud, including Google Workspace or Microsoft 365. You need to protect your […]

SaaSOps: Adapting the enterprise model for small and midsize businesses

The term “SaaSOps” was first coined by David Politis, founder of BetterCloud. SaaSOps, short for Software-as-a-Service Operations, is the suite of processes, skills, and responsibilities for managing the lifecycle of software delivered as a cloud service. Most small and midsize businesses use multiple SaaS applications. By effectively and efficiently managing these applications, we reduce operating […]

Security Best Practices to Protect Your Admin Accounts

In any client environment, it is critical for you to protect your admin account with current security best practices. Most cloud services have multiple levels of admin accounts, including a super admin with the ability to access, manage, and change every configuration and security settings.  In many cloud services, “super admin” accounts also have blanket […]