January 23, 2023

Centre CEO Named Top 25 Houston Business Leader

Houston, Texas – January 23, 2023 –  Centre Technologies CEO and founder, Chris Pace, was recognized by The Business Report as one of the top 25 ...
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December 22, 2022

Centre Technologies the First MSP Awarded DIR Cyberstar Certificate

HOUSTON, TEXAS – December 22nd, 2022 –  The Texas Department of Information Resources (DIR) awarded Centre Technologies with their Cyberstar ...
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September 1, 2022

Security Solutions That Help With CMMC Compliance

Are you a contractor that does business with the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) and part of the Defense Industrial Base (DIB)? If so, you'll need ...
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August 31, 2022

The Importance of Zero-Trust Application Control to Stop Ransomware

Ransomware is becoming an all-too-common threat that can cost businesses millions of dollars. Cybercriminals today are using file-less malware to ...
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August 29, 2022

Cloud Computing and IT Services for Nonprofits and Trade Associations

This nonprofit trade association needed to modernize their IT environment. While they didn't encounter a situation that jeaporadized important data ...
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August 26, 2022

Meet 2022 Kathy Pace Scholarship Winners - Amanda Broussard and Chase Brown

The Kathy Pace Technology scholarship is an opportunity presented by Centre Technologies commemorating the late Kathy Pace. Kathy Pace, the mother of ...
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August 23, 2022

Responsive Cloud and IT Services for Law Firms

As with all San Antonio Law Firms, time is of the essence. This law firm did not want to encounter or experience any setbacks due to their IT ...
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August 16, 2022

Employee Awareness is the Best Protection Against Cyber Threats

What your employees don’t know about cyber security could hurt you — and your organization. A recent study of data breaches found that 95% of the ...
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August 16, 2022

Hacked Passwords

We try to make our lives simpler by using online passwords that are easy to remember or having the same ones across multiple sites. Then, it happens ...
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August 16, 2022

Top Executive Pursues Texas Managed Services Provider

HOUSTON, TEXAS – August 16th, 2022 – Michele Blest joins the rapidly growing Texas Managed Services Provider, Centre Technologies, as Chief Financial ...
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August 10, 2022

Cloud Desktops and Security for CPA Firms in San Antonio

The benefits of cloud computing for a CPA firm are many. This highly acclaimed San Antonio CPA firm knew that migrating to the cloud was the best ...
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July 29, 2022

Utilizing the Cloud for Data Backup Disaster and Recovery

The amount of data we create is increasing at a breathtaking rate. By 2025, global data consumption and creation are projected to grow to more than ...
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July 27, 2022

Cloud Computing and Compliance for Financial Services in San Antonio

As a financial services company in San Antonio, maintaining FINRA and SEC compliance is crucial. This investment advisory firm wanted a way to ensure ...
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July 21, 2022

Can Your Personal Information and Identity Be Stolen at Work?

Your identity has a lot of value, especially in the wrong hands. As unfortunate as it is, employers  have a lot to do with the stolen identities of ...
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July 19, 2022

How Hackers Get Around Your Firewall and Anti-Virus

Cybercrime is at an all-time high, and hackers are setting their sights on small and medium businesses who are “low hanging fruit.” Don’t be their ...
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July 15, 2022

Desktop Services and Cybersecurity for San Antonio Law Firms

It is essential for San Antonio law firms to have a reliable IT infrastructure, for everyday operations as well as attracting and retaining clients. ...
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July 14, 2022

Email Security for SMBs: How Safe is Your Email?

Email is (and has been) a prime method of communication for businesses of all sizes. With email comes a whole slew of issues that are essentially ...
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July 13, 2022

Centre Technologies Acquires TXSG, Austin-based IT Managed Service Provider

AUSTIN, TEXAS – July 13th, 2022 – Centre Technologies, Texas’ leading full-service IT consulting and managed services provider, has acquired ...
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July 12, 2022

Solutions for Improving Company Computer Speed

Sometimes when your workstation feels bogged down, a relatively cheap and simple hardware update can make a huge difference in performance. Adding ...
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July 8, 2022

Desktop and Security Services for San Antonio Real Estate Company

For this commercial real estate brokerage in San Antonio, costs kept rising but downtime wasn’t decreasing. While providing commercial real estate ...
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July 7, 2022

Why Your IT Service Company Should Prevent and Predict Cyberattacks

While many IT service providers market themselves as being proactive instead of reactive, most fail to deliver IT support that encompasses predicting ...
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July 5, 2022

How to Prevent DDoS Attacks

In Q1 of 2022, the majority of DDoS attacks that were reported sprouted from the Russia and Ukraine war. In late February to early March, the State ...
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June 30, 2022

5 Tips for Saving Money on Technology and IT Services

Saving a little on your technology can go a long way, but cutting too many corners can lead to additional problems and expensive downtime. Knowing ...
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June 23, 2022

How to Stop Ransomware on Virtual and Cloud Desktops

Ransomware is incredibly effective. In fact, it's so effective that it has garnered a staggering number of victims- a number that continues to ...
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June 22, 2022

Cloud Computing Solution for Insurance Company in San Antonio

Having a reliable IT infrastructure is crucial for San Antonio insurance companies in order to operate efficiently on a daily basis and to attract ...
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June 16, 2022

3 Examples of the Cloud Preventing Security Threats

A lot of business owners and IT professionals are still skeptical about cloud services, even though public and private clouds have been around for ...
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June 13, 2022

Cloud Transformation for San Antonio Real Estate Home Builder

For this home building company in San Antonio, costs kept rising and so was the downtime. While providing real estate services in Texas, their IT ...
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June 10, 2022

Why Do FECs Need Help from IT Security Services to Protect ePHI Data?

HIPAA was put in place to set the safeguarding policies for Protected Health Information (PHI). The electronic copy of these records is known as ...
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June 10, 2022

Centre Named on 2022 CRN Solution Provider 500 List

Houston, Texas,  June 10, 2022 –  CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, has named Centre Technologies on its 2022 Solution Provider 500 list. This ...
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June 10, 2022

5 Reasons to Outsource to MSSP Service Providers

Managed Security Service Providers (also known as MSSPs) play a large role in providing cybersecurity for businesses. In a study conducted by ...
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June 8, 2022

Centre Technologies Acquires CIT, San Antonio-based Cloud Services Provider

Centre Technologies, Texas’s leading full-service IT consulting and managed services provider, has acquired San Antonio-based cloud services and ...
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June 3, 2022

What is Patch Management? Benefits and IT Services for Small Business

New patches are released every day. Otherwise known as software and operating system updates, patches are an integral part of your cybersecurity ...
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June 3, 2022

Enhanced Software for Home Builders by Moving to the Cloud

It's critial that home builders have sound, reliable software to ensure smooth-running construction projects and happy clients. This home builder ...
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June 3, 2022

The Follina Zero-Day Vulnerability CVE-2022-30190 Explained

This week Microsoft announced a zero-day exploit named "Follina" that leverages a bug in the Microsoft Support Diagnostic Tool (MSDT). Since ...
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May 27, 2022

Keep Data Transfers Secure with Local Managed Network and IT Services

Organizations across industry types benefit from the use of information technology. Being able to communicate and share files has never been easier. ...
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May 25, 2022

How Security Assessments Help Identify What's Putting Your Business at Risk

What makes security assessments important for businesses in 2022? These assessments provide a thorough scan of vulnerabilities that could severely ...
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May 20, 2022

4 Ways Emergency Centers Benefit from Local Managed IT Services

When the concept of urgent care began, it was a suburban phenomenon. Despite it still being a relatively new undertaking, the expansion of the ...
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May 13, 2022

The History and Growth of Healthcare Data Privacy and IT Security

The healthcare industry in the United States has made great strides to get where we are today. In fact, facilities are relying more and more ...
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May 13, 2022

VDI vs. VPN: Finding The Best Remote Workforce Solution

Many businesses struggle to decide if VDI or VPN is best for remote workers. While both are excellent solutions, knowing their differences helps ...
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May 6, 2022

Remote Desktop Support: Best Practices for Business IT at Home and the Office

As the internet has improved and cloud technologies have been more widely adopted, remote work has grown. Even now as we are pushing past the ...
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April 28, 2022

5 Ways to Use Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI)

Achieving virtualization through Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) opens businesses to a wide variety of opportunities for growth. Not only does ...
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April 26, 2022

VDI Solution for Energy Oil and Gas Company

This oil and gas company was still in its startup phase when it decided to come to Centre Technologies for Virtual Desktop Infrastructure services. ...
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April 19, 2022

5 Ways the Revolution of Cloud Computing Has Affected Healthcare IT Solutions

Everyone always talks about “the cloud.” But what is it, and what can it do for you as a healthcare practice? The cloud is a term that describes ...
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April 13, 2022

Local IT Infrastructure Management for Freestanding Emergency Centers

Emergency care is available 24/7, which means your IT should be, as well. To provide services that are both efficient and safe, Healthcare ...
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April 12, 2022

Podcast: Corporate Business Killers - "Acts of War" Clause

In this week's episode, James and Taylor talk about the state of cyberwar, Biden's Cybersecurity Round Table, and SMBs relying on cyber insurance as ...
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April 7, 2022

How to Find Warranty and License Renewal Info with Local IT Services

Software license management can feel like a hassle, especially if you are dealing with several types of technology. It includes the processes and ...
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April 6, 2022

Kathy Pace Scholarship Recipients: Where Are They Now?

70 percent of college students report feeling stressed about their finances according to one study done by Ohio State University. Scholarships ...
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April 5, 2022

Quick and Simple Answers to Your Virtual Desktop Infrastructure Questions

With Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI), you can take control of your workforce with a secure, seamless solution that makes it easy to stay on top ...
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April 5, 2022

Mobile Device Security: Implement the Best Practices of MSP Services

The use of mobile devices has obviously skyrocketed in recent years. So much of our lives reside in our smartphones. But it doesn’t just stop at our ...
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March 30, 2022

Why You Should Perform Routine Inspections with Managed IT Security Providers

Cybersecurity is a big deal that every business needs to take seriously. Criminals lurk in every corner of the digital space, waiting for you to fall ...
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March 28, 2022

Texas IT Company Offers $5,000 Scholarships to Technology Students

Houston’s 3rd Largest Cybersecurity Company and MSP (Managed Service Provider) 500 Award Winner is now offering a way for aspiring freshman, ...
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March 28, 2022

Virtual Desktop for Dummies: An Intro into VDI

Every organization looks for ways to improve productivity, efficiency, and data protection protocols while reducing costs. Using standard PCs, it can ...
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March 24, 2022

Importance of Tailored Service Level Agreements for Local IT Support

Service Level Agreements (SLAs) are documents that specifically state the mutually agreed-upon terms between a provider and a client. This type of ...
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March 22, 2022

Removable Media vs Cloud Storage: IT Solutions for Small Business

It is undeniable that your business has private data. This could include contact or financial information from your clients, communications between ...
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March 16, 2022

Podcast: Shield Up for Cyber Warfare

In this episode, James and Sarah dig deeper into what a cyber war really means for the U.S. economy and how it could impact the SMB space. As Russia ...
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March 16, 2022

Social Engineering Attacks and How to Prevent Them with IT Services

The number of cyberattacks goes up every year. Over the course of the pandemic, several million dollars have been stolen from businesses by hackers. ...
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March 10, 2022

Centre Technologies Ranked as Elite 150 on CRN’s 2022 MSP 500 List

CRN's Managed Service Provider (MSP) 500 List recognizes the top Managed Service Providers and Consultants in North America. Every year, thousands of ...
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March 8, 2022

Top Texas Cybersecurity Company Protects Businesses from Cyber Threats with New CISO

With the rise in sophisticated cyber threats targeting businesses in the Houston, TX area, there’s been an increased focus on cybersecurity ...
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February 28, 2022

5 Reasons to Use a Third-Party Cloud Backup

Many people consider third-party cloud backup software to be an extra step in data protection that isn't needed. Whether your data is saved to ...
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February 25, 2022

Increase Your Organization’s Cybersecurity to Combat Potential Cyberwarfare

With the invasion of Russia into Ukraine, the FBI, CISA, and NSA are encouraging businesses to increase their organization’s cybersecurity to combat ...
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February 24, 2022

5 Reasons to Choose a Local MSP Instead of Outsourcing Overseas

Business infrastructure is ever-evolving. This makes it a difficult area to manage. You want to avoid the interruptions in your day-to-day as much as ...
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February 21, 2022

Webinar Recap: Microsoft 365 Licensing Changes in 2022

On March 1st, Microsoft 365 implemented the first SKU price increase since Office 365 was released in June of 2011. This change reflects the ...
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February 8, 2022

Best Alternatives to Email for Small Business Communications

Email was never meant to be a secure vehicle for transporting sensitive data. Unless you have technical knowledge and have taken extra precautions ...
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February 7, 2022

Microsoft 365 Defender vs. Other Security Services

Businesses are increasingly challenged trying to find out if having Microsoft Defender is enough security to keep their employees, data and bottom ...
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February 2, 2022

How Employee Security Awareness Training Protects Your Texas Business

The majority of security breaches are due to human error. In order to minimize this risk, your business needs to address potential cybersecurity ...
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January 31, 2022

IT Key Performance Indicators that Need to be Tracked by Managed Services for Small and Medium Businesses

Without having goals set in place and metrics to evaluate the success of those goals, how do you know your business is doing as well as it should be? ...
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January 26, 2022

New M365 Features that Boost Productivity and Security

Microsoft 365 changes are a dime a dozen. Price increases along with those changes however aren't. While many businesses aren't happy with the price ...
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January 18, 2022

How Managed Network Service Providers Supply Your Business with Wireless Security

You never know when a cyberattack is going to occur. With a managed network service provider giving you wireless security, your network is better ...
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January 17, 2022

Microsoft 365 vs. Google Workspace Licensing Model Changes

Both Office 365 (now Microsoft 365) and G-Suite (now Google Workspace) are undergoing important changes. These changes are fairly similar, as both ...
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January 17, 2022

Podcast: The "Kronos" Issue

In this episode of When Bits Hit the Fan, James and Taylor breakdown #1 on their 4 things every business needs and the Kronos hack updates. With the ...
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January 13, 2022

Why Your Managed IT Service Provider Should Search the Dark Web

The internet that you spend your day-to-day on is just the tip of the iceberg. Below it lies a section of the deep web known as the dark web. This is ...
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January 11, 2022

Implementing Data Backup and Recovery in the Middle of a Disaster

This commercial real estate company consists of a team of real estate agents that help individual and institutional investors find space to open ...
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January 10, 2022

Why Data Backup is the Healthcare Solution You Need Immediately

For practices that utilize Electronic Health Records (EHRs), having a disaster recovery plan is critical. The healthcare industry isn’t responsible ...
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January 4, 2022

What You Need to Create a Successful IT Budget for 2022

When executives and board of directors ask "Do we have a budget for 2022?" IT leadership hasten to attempt an accurate account of current systems, ...
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December 27, 2021

Centre Technologies Named 3rd Largest Houston-area Cyber Security Company

Centre Technologies has been recognized by the Houston Business Journal as the 3rd largest IT company in the city. Headquartered in Houston, Centre ...
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December 27, 2021

Save Money for Your Business by Using These 3 Backup Methods

Although 90% of businesses perform data backups, 58% of data recoveries fail.  By implementing 3 different types of backup methods, you could prevent ...
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December 21, 2021

The Log4j Vulnerability CVE-2021-44228 Explained

It's been a moment since the CISA announced the Log4j (Log4Shell) security vulnerability. Since then, both IT leaders and business leaders have been ...
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December 21, 2021

Podcast: Log4j Vulnerability... Fake news?

The Log4j vulnerability has been blowing up this past week. James and Taylor break down why the news loves this story and if you should be worried. ...
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December 16, 2021

Podcast: 2022 Cybersecurity Trends CISO Anthony Leatherwood pt. 2

This is the second half of our episode with Anthony, CISO at Centre Technologies. Anthony is new to the role but not new to the industry. It was ...
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December 13, 2021

How IT Services Improve Employee and Customer Experience

As a business leader, you know how important employee experience and customer experience is to the success of your business. Successful employee ...
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December 10, 2021

Podcast: 2022 Cybersecurity Trends CISO Anthony Leatherwood pt.1

In this first part of our interview with Anthony, CISO at Centre Technologies, we get to know more about his take on the cyber landscape of today and ...
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December 6, 2021

Traditional IT Infrastructure vs. Cloud Computing

Between Traditional IT Infrastructure and Cloud Computing, there's a lot to consider when deciding on the best IT model for a business. Every company ...
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November 23, 2021

7 Cyber Scams to Lookout for on Black Friday and Cyber Monday

What do businesses have in common with cyber criminals? They're both preparing to bring in the cash this Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Online ...
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November 16, 2021

How to Improve Backups, Recovery, and Business Continuity

It is imperative to improve backup and disaster recovery. Many businesses utilize aged backup and recovery solutions that were originally built for ...
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November 15, 2021

Grant Pinkerton of Pinkerton's BBQ Teaches How to Cook the Perfect Brisket This Holiday Season

Grant Pinkerton, owner, and founder of Pinkerton’s BBQ, recently dished all his best practices, tools, and tricks for making a world-famous brisket ...
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November 2, 2021

Texas IT Company Launches Podcast to Help Small Businesses

A Texas IT Company, Centre Technologies, is transforming the tech podcast game with its newly released technology podcast, “When Bits Hit the Fan.” ...
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October 28, 2021

Top 5 Best Practices for a Secure Backup and Recovery Strategy

While a backup process is necessary for any business, utilizing the right strategy for your business will ensure business continuity. There are ...
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October 21, 2021

Deploying CMMC-Compliant Microsoft Cloud Services to DoD Contractor

This broad-based professional services firm provides world-class support to US government and corporate clients. When they came to Centre, they ...
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October 15, 2021

Common IT Myths Debunked by Managed IT Service Providers

If you look hard enough, you can find a myth in almost every topic you come across. From old wives’ tales to things that parents would tell you to ...
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October 13, 2021

Spooky Tales of Cyber Crime: Proof Cyber Attacks are Living Nightmares

Many people consider the month of October "spooky season" due to its most beloved holiday: Halloween. Did you know, however, that October is also ...
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September 29, 2021

How The New TSA Cybersecurity Directive Impacts Pipeline Operations

The Transportation Security Administration's (TSA) new Cybersecurity Directive alters pipeline cybersecurity policies that have been in place for ...
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September 24, 2021

How IT Services for Startups Can Ease Your Technology Challenges

The start of a new company can bring a lot of excitement, but it can bring on a lot of challenges as well. Whether you have experience running a ...
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September 24, 2021

Avoid Microsoft Azure OMI Vulnerability with Operational Intelligence

OMIGOD is just the latest Microsoft Azure vulnerability to hit the news. Initial estimation is thousands of Azure customers and millions of affected ...
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September 22, 2021

Why Immutable Backups are Key for Data Protection and Cybersecurity

Incorporating immutable backups as part of your data protection strategy can make the difference between successful disaster recovery and paying ...
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September 15, 2021

Important Factors of Implementing Multi-Factor Authentication Security

Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) is covered across most internet services and by nearly every manufacturer and developer out there. That said, the ...
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September 10, 2021

How Managed Service Providers Can Increase Competitive Leverage

Managed service providers play a crucial role in the operations of your company. As technology continues to advance, companies need to keep up to ...
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September 10, 2021

How to Fill Out a Cyber Security Insurance Application For Lower Rates

Cyber attacks targeting local and regional businesses are hitting an all time high. While Small and Midsize Businesses (SMBs) can benefit from cyber ...
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September 9, 2021

Centre Joins Westlake Chamber of Commerce

Centre Becomes a member of the Westlake Chamber of Commerce The Centre Technologies team is proud to announce our membership with the Westlake ...
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September 1, 2021

A Guide to Cyber Insurance for Small and Midsized Companies

Cyber Insurance is becoming increasingly important to cover the skyrocketing cost of security failures and ransomware. Get answers to some of the ...
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August 30, 2021

Centre Joins Pasadena, Texas Chamber of Commerce

Centre Becomes a member of the Pasadena Chamber of Commerce Centre Technologies is proud to be a new member of the Pasadena Chamber of Commerce, ...
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August 25, 2021

5 Things Local Government and Businesses Should Look for in an IT Provider

Local Government organizations and SMBs often feel the need to sacrifice quality when looking for a managed service provider for affordability. ...
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August 23, 2021

Centre Joins San Antonio Manufacturing Association

Centre Becomes a member of the San Antonio Manufacturers Association (SAMA)  Our team at Centre Technologies is excited to announce our involvement ...
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August 17, 2021

Homeland Security's 2021 Cyber Security Directives for Oil and Gas Businesses

Learn more about the requirements that oil and gas businesses must now adhere to given the July 2021 cyber security directive issues by the ...
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August 16, 2021

Centre Joins Greater Houston Partnership

Centre Becomes a member of Greater Houston Partnership  Our team at Centre Technologies is excited to announce out membership with Greater Houston ...
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August 9, 2021

Centre Becomes Finalist for Houston Business Journal's Fast 100

Centre Honored as finalist for Houston Business journal fast 100  Centre Technologies is honored to be announced as a finalist for the Houston ...
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August 5, 2021

Centre Joins Round Rock Chamber of Commerce

Centre Becomes a member of the Round Rock Chamber of Commerce Centre Technologies is excited to be the newest member of the Round Rock Chamber of ...
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August 2, 2021

Centre Joins Richardson Chamber of Commerce

Centre Becomes a member of the Richardson Chamber of Commerce Centre Technologies is proud to be the newest member of the Richardson Chamber of ...
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August 2, 2021

5 Tips for Choosing an MSP to Boost IT Innovation

Here are 5 Tips for businesses to consider when seeking a managed IT service provider that will go above and beyond to ensure the right IT tools and ...
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July 30, 2021

How IT Services in San Antonio Are Fueling Healthcare’s Tech Evolution

Let’s face it, everywhere you turn nowadays there is some type of technology. This is nothing new, of course; this is life in the 21st century. ...
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July 25, 2021

Nonprofit IT FAQs: From Remote Desktop Support to Cybersecurity

IT systems are a core component of modern nonprofit organizations. In fact, with the right technology in place, nonprofit workflows tend to be more ...
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July 20, 2021

Centre Joins North San Antonio Chamber of Commerce

Centre Becomes a member of the North San Antonio Chamber of Commerce Centre is proud to be a new member of the North San Antonio Chamber of Commerce, ...
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July 14, 2021

Why and How Businesses Should Upgrade to Windows 11

Windows 11 offers new ways to use the Windows desktop operating system, Teams, and the Microsoft Store as well as advanced IT security protections ...
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July 12, 2021

Rapid Recovery After Preventable Cyber Attack

This local, mid-size business was hit with a ransomware attack that encrypted their servers and took down their phone systems. Since the business had ...
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July 7, 2021

3 Questions to Ask Your MSP for Confidence in your Cybersecurity

Managed service providers can deliver expert IT advisory and support at a relatively low cost, but trust and communication is necessary for a ...
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July 6, 2021

Steak and Security Always Mattered

Ransomeware attacks are at an all time high. Centre Technologies held an event to dive into the importance of knowing your Incident Response Plan ...
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June 30, 2021

Recovery and Accessibility following Weather Disaster

This non-profit community organization needed to minimize damage and downtime after an extreme weather event. Centre's assistance in relocating their ...
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June 28, 2021

2021 CRN Solution Provider 500

CRN Names Centre Technologies to the 2021 Solution Provier 500 List   Houston, Texas,  June 24, 2021 –  CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, has ...
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June 24, 2021

How Businesses Gain Elasticity with Microsoft 365

Microsoft 365 is a cloud service enabling businesses to respond quickly and efficiently to change. 365 empowers organizations to move smoothly ...
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June 21, 2021

Watch Out For These Amazon Prime Day Scams

We always warn our clients to watch out for phishing attempts, but email and text scams around major sales, such as Amazon Prime Day, are especially ...
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June 18, 2021

How Healthcare IT Solutions Providers are Using the Cloud to Transform the Medical Industry

Technology is always evolving, especially in the medical sector. One of the biggest IT transformations in the healthcare industry has been the ...
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June 18, 2021

Why Your Incident Response Plan Can't Wait Any Longer

Between record-setting natural disasters, Covid-19, and an influx of cyber attacks, it is evident that organizations must focus on their disaster ...
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June 15, 2021

How to Avoid a Password Breach

As bad actors continue to target IT environments big and small, cybersecurity is no longer an additional concern but a priority. While some methods ...
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June 10, 2021

Does Colonial Pipeline Deserve Money Back From Government Investigation?

On June 7th, 2021, the Department of Justice rang the bells in announcing the recovery of $2.3 million of the ransom that was paid to cyber criminals ...
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June 4, 2021

What Biden's Cybersecurity Executive Order and Memo Really Mean

Following the recent Executive Order on "Improving the Nation's Cybersecurity", on June 2, 2021, President Joe Biden's team released a memo ...
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June 3, 2021

Affected by the Latest Microsoft Exchange Breach? Here's What You Need to Know

Vulnerabilities in Microsoft Exchange have been the gift that keeps on giving for cyber attackers. As illustrated by the surge of news stories ...
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May 26, 2021

Spending More and More Money with Microsoft? Here's How to Get the Most Out of It

Microsoft’s maturity in subscription-based services enables SMBs to take advantage of enterprise-grade cloud and security tools, which used to be ...
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May 21, 2021

How Local IT Support for Healthcare Enables Industry-Wide Digital Transformation

Businesses everywhere are feeling the pressure when it comes to digital transformation. In today’s fast-paced, tech-driven world, keeping up with all ...
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May 20, 2021

Colonial Pipeline Attack Offers Best Practices for Oil & Gas Industry

Despite the increase in massive cyber breaches since SolarWinds, insufficient security practices prevail. The recent Colonial Pipeline breach ...
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May 17, 2021

Reopening Offices Reveal Cybersecurity Gaps and Risks

Offices are beginning to reopen, many to full capacity, but moving as fast as most organizations want is opening significant IT related risks. As the ...
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May 14, 2021

How to Get the Most from Your Microsoft Tools with Local IT Services

Choosing the right collaboration tools is a key factor in enabling better communication among your employees, which can contribute to a better bottom ...
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May 13, 2021

Would your Organization Benefit from Cloud or Managed Services?

For small and midsize businesses, the road to digital transformation can be a rocky one. Both cloud services and managed services can provide a ...
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May 11, 2021

Know If You've Been a Victim of Shadow IT

Shadow IT is the implementation of specific technology, applications and processes by individual departments instead of a centralized IT department. ...
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May 10, 2021

5 Cybersecurity Red Flags to Watch

Cybersecurity is a top concern among operations leaders, but it doesn’t exist in a vacuum. If you’re seeing trouble in other parts of your IT ...
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May 7, 2021

VPN vs. RDP: Understanding Remote Desktop Support Services

The purpose of remote desktop support services is pretty straightforward: to support your remote workforce by providing secure access to corporate ...
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May 7, 2021

Houston Business Journal's Middle Market 50

Centre Technologies becomes finalist for the Houston Business Journal's list of the top 50 of the fastest-growing midmarket finalists.  For ...
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May 6, 2021

How Successful CFOs are Vetting Cybersecurity Protections

When it comes to your business, the value generated for every dollar spent is critical to the success of your organization. When considering how to ...
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May 4, 2021

Overcoming Disadvantages of Cloud Computing

Cloud computing is often positioned as an easy fix to IT infrastructure challenges, which may not always be the case. There are certain disadvantages ...
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April 16, 2021

IT Services Austin Texas Firms Need to Stay Competitive

Ah, Austin. Famous for artsy outdoor graffiti, keeping it weird, and a massive amount of startup companies, this city never fails to impress. ...
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March 19, 2021

The History, Future, & Significance of Tech and Local MSP IT Services

Almost every modern-day enterprise regularly manages ongoing IT activities; there is always equipment that needs to be maintained, cybersecurity ...
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March 19, 2021

Staying Ahead of Compliance

This industry leading transportation company sought out Centre to partner with them in maintaining their business' protection through a continuous ...
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March 18, 2021

Choosing the Best Type of Security Scan for your Business

Determining what type of security scan is best for your organization can be tricky. Both vulnerability scanning and penetration testing can provide ...
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March 8, 2021

Driving Down Cybersecurity Risks with Proactive Remediation

This industry leading transportation company sought out Centre to partner with them in maintaining their businesses protection through a layered ...
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March 5, 2021

The Basics of Managed IT Services for Local Businesses: Server 101

You have likely heard of a server, especially if you’ve been on the hunt for a managed service provider (MSP) to partner with. Of course, during the ...
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February 23, 2021

Increased Efficiency and Security by Migrating to Microsoft Azure

Centre replaced aging hardware with a scalable cloud environment Microsoft Azure, resolving outages caused by network redundancy, datacenter ...
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February 23, 2021

Optimizing License Sprawl for Significant Savings

After determining a pain point for this IT team, Centre quickly identified how to reduce massive cloud sprawl for significant cost savings. $12k ...
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February 22, 2021

Texas Businesses Receive Relief During Winter Storm Destruction

When the winter storm brought sub-freezing temperatures to Texas, causing frozen pipes, power outages, and water shortages, havoc spread across the ...
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February 15, 2021

Centre Named on 2021 CRN MSP 500 Elite 150

CRN Names Centre Technologies to 2021 MSP 500 List   Houston, Texas,  February 17, 2021 –  CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, has named Centre ...
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February 5, 2021

How to Leverage Azure Today to Make IT Easier Tomorrow

Windows Virtual Desktop (WVD) boosts operational efficiency and flexibility, but this solution is often not optimized to its full potential. ...
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January 29, 2021

SolarWinds Prompts a New Reality: Can Anyone Really Be Secure?

The news headlines continue to ring the bell to announce a new security breach due to the notorious SolarWinds hack back in December. With about ...
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January 28, 2021

Data Privacy: How Managed IT Service Providers Help Protect Your Data

January 28th is Data Privacy Day and we are bringing awareness to the importance of protecting data. Not only is it crucial to safeguard information ...
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January 26, 2021

3 IT Trends Driving Remote Desktop Support Demand

While technology continues to improve, experts keep warning that today’s cyber threat landscape has never been more treacherous. Cyber attacks are ...
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January 8, 2021

Stop Wasting Money on IT

Outsourcing IT projects helps businesses to minimize stress and disruption during IT transformation. Organizations can get the most for their IT ...
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December 18, 2020

Top Tech Trends of 2021: From Managed Services Packages to Cloud Solutions

As enterprises of all industries and sizes continue their journey through the COVID-19 era, the need for flexibility and resiliency across all ...
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December 7, 2020

Maximizing Business Efficiency with Consultive IT Support

Centre became an all-in-one IT partner, providing effective managed services and IT solutions that supported business continuity. CHALLENGE ...
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December 4, 2020

What to Look For in an MSP: From Managed IT Service Packages to Pricing

With essential business operations often taking place on multiple devices (including mobile devices, laptops, and desktops), maintaining a secure, ...
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December 1, 2020

Consistent IT Support Built for Scalability and Efficiency

Centre became an all-in-one IT partner, providing effective managed services and IT solutions that supported business continuity. CHALLENGE ...
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November 20, 2020

Benefits of Local Cloud and IT Services for Architects and Engineers

According to Dictionary.com, cloud computing is defined as “internet-based computing in which large groups of remote servers are networked so as to ...
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October 30, 2020

How to Boost Emplyoee Morale Through Remote Desktop Support & More

The aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in many employers choosing to make the work from home movement a permanent component of how their ...
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October 28, 2020

Optimizing and Simplifying Microsoft 365 Licensing Costs

After a new acquisition for an existing customer, Centre quickly identified Microsoft licensing waste and sprawl to drastically reduce costs and add ...
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October 16, 2020

How Local IT Services are Helping Businesses Recover from the Pandemic

The public health and economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic are still being felt across the globe. COVID-19 managed to wreak havoc on companies’ ...
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October 13, 2020

Interview with Kathy Pace Technology Scholarship Recipient Chikezie Ezuma-Ngwu

Centre Technologies is pleased to announce the winner of the 2020 Kathy Pace Technology Scholarship, Chikezie Ezuma-Ngwu. Chikezie will be attending ...
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October 9, 2020

How Microsoft Teams Enhances a Collaborative Work Culture

Effective collaboration and communication among employees, and even those outside your organization, is critical for productivity and project ...
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October 2, 2020

The Benefits of Local IT Infrastructure Management Services

A cloud infrastructure has enabled local managed IT services providers (MSP) to go above and beyond their past capabilities of IT support, network ...
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September 18, 2020

The Importance of IT Support for Healthcare

Ideas about health and behaviors are shaped by the communication, information, and technology that people interact with on a daily basis. Health ...
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September 15, 2020

Autopilot: The Office 365 Feature You Should Be Using

Windows Autopilot is a cloud endpoint deployment service, available with select Microsoft 365 plans. Many organizations have access to Autopilot but ...
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September 2, 2020

Boosting Productivity and Cost Savings by Migrating to 365

Centre Technologies overcame CSP competitors by providing visibility to how a migration to Microsoft Office 365 would impact the business of a ...
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August 21, 2020

How Healthcare IT Solutions are Revolutionizing Healthcare

When it comes to the internet, anything is possible, especially in the medical field. The availability of medical devices and apps that can connect ...
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August 3, 2020

Ready to start your cloud journey?

The cloud is a powerful technology for business growth, but many businesses wonder when to start utilizing it. Timing, circumstance, and priorities ...
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July 24, 2020

IT Support for Healthcare: The COVID-19 Cybersecurity Crisis

The COVID-19 pandemic has fueled big changes in the healthcare industry, including everything from telehealth expansion to the rapid deployment of ...
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June 30, 2020

Outsourcing IT fuels Oil & Gas resurgence

The Oil & Gas industry is facing harsh economic challenges following the 2020 price wars and the global pandemic. Although industry analysts’ ...
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June 28, 2020

Drastically Reducing Costs through Cloud Optimization

After a new acquisition for an existing customer, Centre quickly identified how to reduce massive cloud sprawl and drastically reduce costs. ...
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June 19, 2020

Executives Prepare for a Cyber Storm

2020 has blown a storm of activity affecting businesses of all sizes, and we are only half way through the year. Businesses all over the world have ...
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April 30, 2020

Managed IT Service Providers and the Construction Industry

The construction and information technology industries seem like such polar opposites. One deals with a lot of physical labor while the other is ...
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April 28, 2020

Returning to the Office after COVID-19

As cities ramp back up and move toward the new normal, businesses will need to make cultural and physical accommodations that address both employee ...
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April 22, 2020

Balancing Availability and Security

We made it work, but at what cost? How do businesses successfully balance accessibility and security? At this point it’s probably safe to say that a ...
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April 16, 2020

Security in Education

We are all familiar with stories of those who have suffered from a data breach causing extreme financial burden for an organization and those ...
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April 16, 2020

Security Best Practices for Healthcare

Data security is important for any industry, but healthcare has unique needs that make security particularly critical. The need to comply with HIPAA ...
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April 2, 2020

Essential Business: Why IT matters

Many businesses big and small didn't foresee the sudden and essential business decisions amid Coronavirus (COVID-19). In effort to contain COVID-19, ...
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March 31, 2020

RingCentral for Microsoft Teams

Easy Collaboration at your Fingertips The new RingCentral for Microsoft Teams, delivered and supported by Centre Technologies, brings ...
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March 27, 2020

Pro Tips for Picking Among the Best Business VoIP Phone Service Providers

Just about every business can benefit from implementing VoIP communication technology. After all, the advantages of VoIP far outweigh those of a ...
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March 18, 2020

How to take full advantage of Office 365 security features

So you've successfully moved to Office 365 — now what? One of the first things Centre Microsoft experts recommend doing once your Office 365 tenant ...
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March 14, 2020

Local Managed IT Services for Small Businesses Improve Profitability

Small and medium businesses (SMBs) often possess limited resources. They need to deploy these resources in such a way as to maximize profitability. ...
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February 20, 2020

Can Remote Desktop Support Provide Prompt Response Times?

Remote desktop support offers many advantages for businesses, from lowering costs to offering specialized services. Some customers worry, however, ...
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January 27, 2020

Why IT Services for Startups are the Key to Success

According to Forbes, when it comes to enterprise startups, having a technical co-founder can help your business out-perform the competition by 230%. ...
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January 21, 2020

Healthcare IT Solutions: HIPAA Compliance for Your Organization

Healthcare organizations face unique challenges when it comes to implementing IT solutions. In particular, these businesses must comply with HIPAA ...
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December 20, 2019

Common Misconceptions of Remote IT Support

For many businesses, outsourced IT support provides a secure, cost-effective, and helpful way to manage their IT needs. Sometimes, though, ...
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November 21, 2019

Doing office moves right, the first time.

Planning an office move can be a daunting task as concerns to maintaining productivity while providing a smooth transition for employees. This ...
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November 15, 2019

Are Managed IT Service Providers for Startups Affordable?

Startups often possess vision and drive in abundance, but lack financial resources. At the same time, they require technical support as they get ...
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November 12, 2019

How Secure Managed Services nurture Digital Transformation

The digital landscape continues to evolve as consumer's loyalty grows stronger for businesses that are keeping pace. To stay on the winning track, or ...
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November 4, 2019

Recent study reveals contributing factors in cloud data breaches

We continue to see the headlines in the news of businesses getting hacked exposing personal information of millions of users. In a time where the ...
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November 1, 2019

In the Emergency Room, IT Systems are a Matter of Life and Death

Because this emergency room operated on a hybrid model, combining emergency room and urgent care services, the company essentially operated two ...
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October 17, 2019

Nonprofit IT Consulting: What It Looks Like and Why It Is Important

Nonprofit organizations traditionally face tight budgets that force them to make hard choices about how to spend their money. These organizations, ...
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September 19, 2019

Challenges That Healthcare IT Managed Service Providers Can Address for Freestanding Emergency Centers

Freestanding emergency centers (FECs) are saving lives in areas where traditional hospital emergency rooms cannot survive. With a smaller footprint ...
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August 21, 2019

How Can Managed Cloud Service Providers Keep Data Secure?

Managed cloud service providers (MSPs) offer valuable resources to businesses that desire outside support for operations such as data storage, IT ...
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August 6, 2019

ATT&CK security posture challenges and enhance threat intelligence

Businesses struggle keeping up with evolving cybersecurity threats. Luckily MITRE's ATT&CK tool is available to help elevate security posture—and ...
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June 26, 2019

2019 EY's Entrepreneur of the Year Gulf Coast finalist Chris Pace in the spotlight

It's no surprise to see Houston, one of the largest and innovative cities in the country, dominate at the Gulf Coast Entrepreneur of the Year Awards ...
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June 19, 2019

Can your backup and DR strategy weather the next big storm?

It’s hurricane season and it’s never too late to ensure your business can weather the next big storm. Proper preparation improves the chances and ...
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February 5, 2019

The Cost and Risks of Cybersecurity

Like mutating bacteria, cyberattacks have been evolving into ever more pernicious threats. As quickly as companies arm themselves against the most ...
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January 29, 2019

Important Information About Data Privacy Day

Millions of people are unaware of and uninformed about how their personal information is being used, collected or shared in our digital society.   ...
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January 14, 2019

Key Qualities for the Best IT Support Customer Service

What’s the key to IT companies' ability to deliver friendly, honest and caring IT support? It comes down to some key qualities and standards for how ...
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