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 […]

Business Email Compromise – The Costliest Type of Cybercrime

Business Email Compromise While the massive number and scale of ransomware attacks get the most media attention, Business Email Compromise (“BEC“) attacks are the costliest type of cybercrime. What is a Business Email Compromise (BEC)? In a BEC attack, the criminal impersonates you and convinces somebody who trusts you to send money. While successful attacks […]

Security Trends Will Impact Small Businesses

Speaking at a recent CRN-hosted security summit for midsize enterprises, Paul Furtado, Gartner’s Vice President of Midsize Enterprise Security stated, “The only thing harder than defending yourself against a cyberattack is telling your executives and your partners why you didn’t do enough to protect yourself.”  His comments reflect current security trends from our historic “Trust […]

Real Estate Cyber Security

Cyber Attacks on Real Estate Agents and Brokers Victimize Clients As cyber attacks on real estate agents and brokers increase, clients are paying the price. Most of the country is facing high demand for housing with extraordinarily low supply.  This creates a highly competitive sellers’ market in which buyers compete to have offers accepted. The […]

XChange of Ideas – Trends with Benefits

This XChange of Ideas shares trends that can boost your business’ productivity. We recently spent three packed days at the XChange 2022 Conference. While we attend to improve our service offerings and business, many of the insights will benefit your business as well. Industry Consolidation Awareness  As with most maturing, dynamic industries, consolidation of vendors […]

XChange of Ideas – Security

Looking at what we learned during three packed days at the XChange 2022 Conference, we have much to share.  The XChange conferences help IT service providers, like Cumulus Global, explore emerging trends, challenges, products, and solutions.  While we attend to improve our service offerings and business, many of the insights will benefit your business as […]

Expect an Increase in Cyber Attacks

The U.S. Cybersecurity & Infrastructure Security Agency, part of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, is warning businesses to be prepared to defend against cyber attacks originating from Russia. “Every organization—large and small—must be prepared to respond to disruptive cyber activity,” the agency says in its warning. Our security vendors, analyzing aggregate data, are starting […]

Cumulus Global Awarded MSP 500 Status for Fourth Consecutive Year

For the fourth consecutive year, 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. The list recognizes innovative and forward-thinking services providers throughout North America. The award focuses on service providers who deliver best-of-breed services and solutions that […]

Resources for Small Business Owners and Solopreneurs

Deadline 3/1/22: Microsoft 365 Price Increase

On March 1, 2022, the pricing for Microsoft 365 will increase.  Depending on your current subscription and licensing, you will see a Microsoft 365 price increase ranging between 10% and 25%. You can, however, minimize or avoid the increase. Details Monthly per user pricing with an annual commitment* will increase as follows: *Pricing for monthly […]

Deadline 1/31/22: Google Workspace Transition

The deadline for managing your Google Workspace transition: Jan. 31, 2022. As we have noted in past posts and communications, the transition to Google Workspace may significantly impact your subscription fees, with increases that can double or triple your cost. Limited incentive discounts are available; you must act now! What Does the Jan. 31, 2022 […]

Different Types of Email Security Features

Different Types Of Email Security Solutions Can Help Protect your Business When launched Cumulus Global 15 years ago to provide small and midsize businesses (SMBs) with email security and security solutions. As early adopters, we saw how managed cloud services and solutions made enterprise grade solutions affordable and effective for small businesses.  While much as […]