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 […]

The High Cost of Low Adoption

Roughly 53% of the more than 33 million small and midsize businesses in the US rely on cloud services.  The vast majority use Microsoft 365 or Google Workspace for basic productivity tools: email, calendars, contacts, and files. The popularity is due, in part, to the ease of deployment.  You can quickly deploy either of the […]

The State and Future of Remote Work

As noted in a recent article published by American City Business Journals, the state and future of remote work are still up for debate.  Remote work and hybrid work arrangements continue to face resistance. Our reduced need for office space still impacts city centers and commercial real estate markets.  And yet, employees still want remote […]

Effective Cloud Strategies for Small Businesses

As small and midsize businesses (SMBs), most of us have cloud strategies centered around productivity suites for email, calendars, chat, and file services. Beyond Microsoft 365 and Google Workspace, we need cloud strategies for small businesses that differ from those used by larger organizations.  Although our goals and objectives may be similar, we differ in the […]

Cloud Computing Trends, Challenges & Provider Insights in 2023

Cloud Computing Trends Earlier this month, CRN published a story covering Flexera’s 2023 State of the Cloud Report.  Flexera provides software and systems to manage enterprise private and public clouds.  The report on cloud computing trends originates with an annual survey of 750 technology leaders across sectors, geographies, and size of the business.  While the […]

A Notable Shift in Cyber Attacks

As we proceed into 2023, we begin receiving reports and analysis of 2022, the year that was.  Now is a time when we gather data and perspectives on the past year. This new information helps guide us to better decisions in the year ahead. With respect to Cyber Attacks, the information is definitely both positive […]

The Cloud, Shared Responsibility, and You

The vast majority of small and midsize businesses (SMBs) understand — or have learned the hard way — that the ability to recover lost or damaged data is critical to your IT services and business resiliency.  You need to be able to recover and restore files, databases, servers, and workstations from loss due to disasters, […]

Understanding a Third Party Data Breach & How to Prevent One

What is a Third Party Data Breach? A third party data breach occurs when an individual’s login identity and/or personally identifiable information (PII) has been disclosed by a third party system or service. A third party system or service is one that is unrelated to your business. Third party data breaches are a security risk […]

Cumulus Global Recognized on the 2022 CRN® MSP 500 List

Company Celebrates 5th Consecutive Year of Recognition as an Industry Leader For the fifth consecutive year, Cumulus Global proudly shares that CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company®, has named Cumulus Global to its Managed Service Provider (MSP) 500 list in the Pioneer 250 category for 2022. CRN’s annual MSP 500 list identifies leading North […]

Google Workspace Fee Increase Effective April 11, 2023

On February 11, 2023, Google provided sixty (60) days notice of a Google Workspace fee increase across most licenses.  For many customers, this increase is coming immediately after increased fees related to the transition from G Suite to Google Workspace. The Google Workspace Fee Increase in Summary The Google Workspace fee increase primarily impacts subscriptions […]

3 Questions – About Cyber Security

Share your answers to our 3 Questions and, in exchange, we will Schedule time (no cost / no obligation) with one of our Cloud Advisors to discuss why the questions are important and to review your answers Provide our Rapid Security Assessment at no cost to you. 3 Questions about Cyber Security: 1) How do you […]

Lessons from the Rackspace Attack

On December 2, 2022, a ransomware attack on Rackspace disrupted email services for thousands of businesses.  The attack encrypted files throughout Rackspace’s Hosted Exchange environment, one of the largest in the world.  The outage impacts mostly small and midsize businesses (SMBs).  While Hosted Exchange is only 1% of Rackspace revenue, the incident was large enough […]

Service Update: Microsoft 365 Fees Increase on January 1, 2023

Service Update: Microsoft 365 Fees Increase on January 1, 2023. As previously announced by Microsoft, Microsoft 365 Fees Increase on January 1, 2023.  In addition to increased fees for specific licenses, Microsoft is changing the structure of annual agreements and adding a 20% surcharge for month-to-month licensing. Why Now? Microsoft has been working towards these […]

Service Update: Archived User License Fees Begin in January

Service Update: Archived User License Fees Begin on January 23, 2023. As previously announced by Google and covered in our blog, Google has discontinued the Vault Former Employee (VFE) service.  All Google Workspace customers had there VFE licenses converted to a trial of the Archived User License (AUL) service. The free trial of the AUL […]

Google Workspace Transition Update – 12/01/22

More than two years after announcing the change, the Google Workspace transition from G Suite continues. For organizations running G Suite with an annual or term commitment, your transition is scheduled to occur on your next renewal date. For organization on the Flex Plan (month to month), Google will automatically transition your account with 60 […]

Responding to Ransomware: Police, Pay, or Panic?

In today’s digital landscape, the threat of ransomware looms large, posing a significant risk to businesses and organizations of all sizes. Ransomware, a malicious form of cyber attack, can swiftly encrypt critical data and hold it hostage until a ransom is paid. These attacks can disrupt operations, compromise sensitive information, and inflict financial losses. In […]

Cumulus Global Receives Inc.’s Inaugural Power Partner Award

New award highlights B2B partners that support startups across all business functions and empower growth WESTBOROUGH, MA, November 22, 2022 – Cumulus Global is honored to be recognized by Inc. Business Media with a listing on the inaugural Power Partner Award list. The awards honor B2B organizations across the globe with proven track records supporting […]

2022 SMB IT Security Needs Study Highlights & Contradictions

Security firm Action 1 recently published the results of its 2022 SMB IT Security study after surveying 750 small and midsize businesses. Key Findings and Contradictions of the Action1 SMB Report It is no secret that perceptions about our security risks differ from reality.  Not surprisingly, some of the 2022 SMB IT security needs survey […]

Service Update: Vault Former Employee End of Life – Aug. 15, 2022

Service Update: Vault Former Employee End of Life: VFE Licenses will no longer be available as of January 15, 2023. As previously announced by Google, free Vault Former Employee (VFE) licenses will no longer be available as of January 15, 2023. To maintain data for past employees, these licenses will transition to Archive User Licenses […]

Cumulus Global Recognized on CRNs 2022 Fast Growth 150 List

Cumulus Global proudly announced today that the company is being recognized for its sustained growth on the 2022 Fast Growth 150 List, published by CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company®. Ranked at #84, Cumulus Global is among the fastest growing IT solution providers and integrators in North America over the past two years.  “We […]