Manny Veiga

Manny Veiga is Chief Storyteller at Intronis and is responsible for managing the Intronis blog and social media networks.
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Intronis ECHOshare: Help your SMBs win the sync and share battle

Posted by Manny Veiga on Oct 22, 2014 8:00:00 AM

Picture it: an employee wants to easily share company documents, so they sign up for any one of the big popular sync and share services without their boss’s knowledge.

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Topics: Business Development, ECHOshare file sync and share

Productivity Month: Self-evaluation gave Internet and Telephone perspective

Posted by Manny Veiga on Sep 22, 2014 8:00:00 AM

It’s natural to want to savor victory in the days after saving your client from a data disaster, but it’s also important to make some time for reflection.  Immediately reviewing the effectiveness of your disaster response approach can reveal opportunities for better planning, productivity, and client communication.

One Intronis partner discovered the value of self-evaluation after a recent client disaster. Massachusetts-based Internet and Telephone had to respond quickly when one of its newest clients, Eastern Yacht Club, suffered a three-alarm fire in June.

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Topics: Productivity Month

Productivity Month: Sense of urgency helps TURNkey IT with complacency

Posted by Manny Veiga on Sep 8, 2014 8:00:00 AM

Complacency can be dangerous. It can stall business progress and enable the types of mistakes that cost organizations time and money.

David Kolssak, president of TURNkey IT in Chicago, said a sense of urgency is a key driver of his team’s productivity. When every part of the business understands that it should address important matters quickly, then the company’s overall throughput – and productivity – improves as a result.

“In an IT organization, where you’re primarily supporting people, you have to be quick to respond,” said Kolssak.

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Topics: Productivity Month

Intronis declares September 'Productivity month'!

Posted by Manny Veiga on Sep 2, 2014 3:20:16 PM

We hear a lot from partners telling us they want their organizations to be more efficient. Productivity is something every business in every walk of life is after, but it's especially important for IT services providers since your customers rely on you to be dependable and timely. 

With that in mind, Intronis has dubbed September "Productivity Month"! All throughout September, we'll be sharing our top tips, strategies, and ideas for running a more productive IT services business. At the end of the month you'll have everything you need to drive a more efficient organization.

Our home base for all things Productivity Month is intronis.com/beproductive, where we will be posting our full collection of productivity tips and guides!

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Topics: Productivity Month

43 percent of data breaches last year involved healthcare data

Posted by Manny Veiga on Aug 28, 2014 9:35:51 AM

Healthcare data is more valuable than ever to cybercriminals and identity thieves, according to a recent analysis of breach data.

The Washington Post's Health Reform Watch blog recently reviewed data from a number of sources, which revealed an expanded view of the threat to healthcare data over the past several years.

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Topics: HIPAA and Healthcare IT

Ebola virus used as bait in malware and phishing scams

Posted by Manny Veiga on Aug 19, 2014 10:43:23 AM

Cybercriminals are leveraging international media attention on the Ebola virus to launch phishing campaigns designed to trick users into downloading malware or surrendering personal information.

Symantec researchers this week identified at least four malware operations that sought to prey upon the public's interest in the Ebola virus epidemic in West Africa.

It's yet another example of how cybercriminals frequently latch onto popular topics in their social engineering schemes. Other recent examples include a Fourth of July malware that targeted travel websites and a virus disguised as a CryptoLocker fixer tool.

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Topics: IT Security

SuperValu latest retail corp hit by data breach

Posted by Manny Veiga on Aug 15, 2014 4:14:03 PM

A breach of consumer credit card data has affected at leasat 180 grocery and liquor stores owned, franchised or serviced by the retailing corporation SuperValu, according to an Associated Press report.

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Topics: Data Loss

Shadow IT: BYOD still invisible to many IT managers

Posted by Manny Veiga on Jul 31, 2014 1:13:00 PM

The BYOD trend continues to prove that employees will take any and all steps to be productive, whether their IT managers realize it or not.

Recent research from Ovum suggests that IT administrators are totally unaware of around 30 to 35 percent of all employee-owned devices being brought into the workplace. That means company data is potentially being exposed to and shared on devices that many IT admins don't even know exist. 

On top of that, 22 percent of full-time employees use their own file sync and share app to store work data. As a result, SMB data is potentially being stored in locations that are completely invisible to the IT manager.

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Topics: Mobile Device Management

The business benefit that's driving your SMBs to the cloud

Posted by Manny Veiga on Jul 23, 2014 1:00:00 PM

What can cloud do for you?

According to a new survey by Harvard Business Review and Verizon Enterprise Solutions, businesses think the best reason to choose the cloud is because it improves "business agility."

What, exactly, is business agility? Tech writer Joe McKendrick tried to define this vague term in a post for Forbes, suggesting that agility means doing the right things faster.

That's an important takeaway for IT services providers, because it gives you the perspective of knowing what your customers are looking for from their IT.

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Topics: Cloud Trends

Studies, experts, and Edward Snowden say data encryption is lacking

Posted by Manny Veiga on Jul 18, 2014 11:35:28 AM

A new IT survey is the latest to shed light on the data encryption habits of IT professionals, revealing that more than a third send sensitive information outside corporate networks without first encrypting it.

Voltage Security published a survey of more than 200 European IT professionals who the company interviewed at a recent IT event. In all, around 36 percent of IT pros admitted to transmitting unecrypted data outside their organization, while almost half of respondents said they don't encrypt data at all. 

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Topics: Data Encyption