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 […]

Debunking 5 Cyber Security Myths for SMBs

As owners and leaders of small and midsize businesses (SMBs), we have limited resources for IT and cybersecurity.  We should not be surprised, therefore, that SMBs face the biggest threat from ransomware and other cyber attacks.  Beyond the cost and risk of ransomware and encryption attacks, SMBs face business email compromise (BEC) attacks and threats […]

Service Update: Client Information Update – July 6, 2022

Service Update: As part of our commitment to provide industry-leading services, we are launching a project to verify and update our client information. Beginning this month, we will be contacting all of our clients to confirm and update their company information.  Our goal is to ensure that we have current and correct information about your business […]

Service Update: Google Workspace Transition Update – June 30, 2022

Service Update: As part of the transition from G Suite to Google Workspace, Google began rolling out service changes to both the Google Workspace and G Suite platforms. Please contact us by email, via our website, or by scheduling time directly with one of our Cloud advisors, with any questions or concerns. Additional Storage You can […]

Change Management in Cyber Security

Cyber Security Will Change Companies IT change management is a structured process for evaluating proposed IT system or service changes. This procedure is carried out prior to implementing the requested change on an organization’s network, reducing or eliminating network outages. At a recent security and risk management summit, Gartner shared their views of how cyber […]

Cumulus Global Recognized on the Channel Futures 2022 MSP 501

The Annual MSP 501 Ranks Cumulus Global as a Best-in-Class Businesses with Innovation-Driven Growth June 16, 2022 – Westborough, MA – Cumulus Global has been recognized as one of the world’s premier managed service providers on the prestigious 2022 Channel Futures MSP 501.  Selected by the editors of Channel Futures, Cumulus Global ranks at #139 […]

Hybrid Business Strategy: Examples, Considerations, and Recommendations

The Business Side of Hybrid Workplace Strategy The business side of hybrid workplace strategy is forefront as we make plans for the future. In a survey recently published by Gartner, CEOs were asked to identify the top enduring changes resulting from the pandemic. 45% of CEOs stated that hybrid and remote work was the most […]

IT Security for Small Businesses

Streamlining IT Security for SMBs Streamlining IT security is a more balanced message about why and how to protect your business. Over the past year, we have covered the on-going, and increasing, threats to small businesses.  We often highlight the scope and severity of the risk, including how security trends will affect small business.  Hopefully […]

Six Best Remote Work Strategies 

Remote Work Strategy in Action If you have remote workers, then how you manage your business and employees has, and will continue to change. We often talk about the technology that makes remote work efficient and that can help integrate teams. But supporting remote workers requires a broader perspective and understanding of the workplace.  As […]

Service Update: Advanced Threat Protection

Service Update Announcement Beginning July 1, 2022, Cumulus Global is adding Advanced Threat Protection services to all clients using Microsoft 365 and Google Workspace. With more than 40% of cyber attacks targeting small businesses and two thirds of attacks using email, Advanced Threat Protection is no longer an option. The stakes are too high. Recovery […]