NPI Technology Management Blog

The WannaCry ransomware attack ended up causing tens of millions of dollars of damage when it encrypted important data at business, hospitals and government offices around the world.  Unfortunately, many of the victims are to blame in this case because they fell for a phishing message that attacked systems that were not properly updated. This […]

If you try doing a Google search for “are trade shows dead?” you will find pages of articles discussing the relevance of a face-to-face event in a world where the internet provides all the information you would ever need to know about a product or service. Contrary to the pundits, I still believe that Expos […]

Arrest bogus wire fraud

- May 11, 2017

Business owners are seeing a huge increase in attempted wire fraud.  The FBI reports that this problem has cost companies billions of dollars in the last few years.  The number of wire transfers has significantly increased in the last 15 years and, sadly, one in four victims actually transfers money to thieves. Targeted email phishing […]

When the subject of security comes up, most businesses focus on their everyday devices such as PCs, laptops, tablets and smartphones. More often than not, printers are completely ignored. It is for this very reason that printers are an attractive target for cybercriminals.  Modern network- connected printers feature a processor, memory, storage and even a […]

Even the smallest of businesses is drowning in a sea of electronic files stored on their network or in the Cloud.  Unfortunately workers often don’t know what information they have, how to find individual items and even which data is the most critical.  If they rarely delete or archive files, electronic clutter will continue to […]

Something we all experience is that time passes much more quickly than we realize. I once remarked about this to my dad who responded, “Wait until you reach my age, Nick. It seems like I am putting up the Christmas lights every other weekend!” This especially holds true for the life-cycle of business technology. If […]

U.S. businesses generate more than 4 trillion paper documents per year and those documents are proliferating at an annual rate of 22 percent.  Many small businesses are still stuck in the paper world for much of their daily work.  Document management systems identify, capture, and store information to be later retrieved, distributed and exchanged.  The […]

Companies that rely on a single in-house IT person or an outsourced consultant limit the benefits well-managed technology can bring to their business.  While the people they rely on may have excellent skills in some areas of IT, it is highly unlikely they will have the highly specialized skill sets needed to manage this rapidly […]

Most business leaders eventually have to deal with the challenges of replacing a system that has reached the end of its life cycle. This could be because vendor support and updates are no longer available for the system or your firm can no longer ignore the efficiencies to be gained by migrating to a more […]

March 31st is World Backup Day. Take a moment to watch this short video “What would you do if you lost everything? If you aren’t backing up data on your computers and smartphones, start. If you are backing up, verify.