September 18, 2019

Managed Wi-Fi Within Senior Living MDUs

As the “Baby Boomer” generation continues to age, the assisted and senior living industries are seeing substantial growth. Due to improved quality of life and longer life expediencies, the population of Americans aged 65 and older is projected to reach 98 million by 2060. As more and more tech-savvy seniors move into these multi-dwelling units (MDUs), the demand for wireless connectivity becomes apparent. By implementing managed Wi-Fi and providing a reliable internet connection to residents and workers, MDU operators can increase revenue, deliver a superior amenity, and set themselves apart from the competition.

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September 05, 2019

Business Information Group (BIG) Expands Viewpoint Software Consulting Team

BIG announces more growth to Software Consulting team with two more additions, a Software Consultant and a Development Consultant.

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August 30, 2019

BIG at Viewpoint User Conference 2019

Are you attending Collaborate 2019? Viewpoint’s user conference is September 22-26, 2019 in Portland, OR. Meet BIG’s team of software consultants there!

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August 30, 2019

Looking For the Best Backup Solution for Your Business? Look No Further

It’s extremely important to perform backups to prevent losing data such as files, folders, applications, or images in the event of operator error, hard drive failure, or an unexpected disaster. Microsoft Azure provides three distinct tiers of backup capabilities that appeal to businesses of all sizes with different needs, making sure backed-up data is available when you need it.

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August 23, 2019

Social Engineering: Is Your Company at Risk?

Nowadays, educating, training, and engaging employees on the continuous problem of social engineering prevents more cyber attacks from happening. The security company, KnowBe4, is the largest security awareness platform that educates and enables users to make smart security decisions that prevent social engineering from occurring. Business Information Group, a partner of KnowBe4 facilitates these capabilities for organizations, allowing them peace of mind their information is safe.

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August 19, 2019

Wi-Fi 6: The Basics

Wi-Fi 6 is, the latest and greatest generation of W-Fi, is on it’s way. Before it arrives, it’s important to understand the basics and how it will change the way we use the Internet. This new Wi-Fi promises to be better and faster, improving battery life and increasing the number of people who can connect to a network, while reducing latency.

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August 06, 2019

Optimized Hyperconvergence

To today’s computing landscape, Cisco has created a solution that will adapting to meet new IT challenges as they continue to evolve. Since computing happens anywhere data lives, businesses need to recognize the need for multisite, distributed computing. By deploying Cisco HyperFlex systems, businesses can power any application, anywhere, on a hyperconverged infrastructure.

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August 01, 2019

Business Information Group (BIG) Continues to Grow

BIG adds Jr. Development Consultant to Software Consulting team, as well as Marketing Coordinator to Sales & Marketing team.

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July 03, 2019

Don’t Miss a Moment in Your Workplace with New Camera Technology

Security cameras aren’t a new concept as a form of physical security for your business and workforce. They help you keep a watchful eye on where money is kept, where transactions are made, areas with high levels of foot traffic, inventory areas, etc. Find out how the latest technology can protect you and your business.

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June 14, 2019

Business Information Group (BIG) Successfully Launched BIG University 3.0

Business Information Group proudly held their premier Cybersecurity & IT Conference, BIG University, for the third year on June 6, 2019. Each year, BIG University brings cybersecurity awareness and IT technology trends to Business & IT professionals from Central Pennsylvania and the surrounding areas.

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June 05, 2019

Prepare Your Wireless Network for the Next Generation

Wi-Fi has reached its newest milestone in the form of the Wi-Fi 6 standard. Find out how Cisco Meraki is keeping you ahead of the technology curve with their new MR45 and MR 55 access points.

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May 21, 2019

New Spectrum Availability Creates Opportunity in Wireless Industry

Citizens Broadband Radio Service (CBRS) is a revolutionary Long-Term Evolution (LTE) based wireless technology. CBRS utilizes a 3-tier shared spectrum model to generate new opportunity with the use and distribution of wireless access.

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May 13, 2019

Business Information Group (BIG) Continues to Expand Software Consulting Team

BIG adds Senior Consultant and Intern to the Software Consulting Team

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May 06, 2019

Business Information Group (BIG) Opens Registration for BIG University Event

Business Information Group ( announced that their premier Cybersecurity & IT Conference, BIG University 2019, will be held on June 6, 2019, at the York College of Pennsylvania in York, PA. Registration is now open for the event (

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May 01, 2019

Keep Your Data Safe from Disasters and Attacks

Protecting our investments is something we often consider when buying anything. But how are you protecting your business infrastructure, files, emails, and personal and client information?

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April 25, 2019

Public WiFi Best Practices

It might be a habit at this point to use what’s around us, especially with how common it’s become, but you may want to reconsider using that public WiFi connection.

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April 16, 2019

Changing the Reality of Construction

Microsoft has just revealed its next iteration of the HoloLens, named HoloLens 2, in February, at the 2019 Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain. “What is HoloLens?” you may be wondering.

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April 08, 2019

The Supply Chain Attacks… Again

On March 25th, 2019, Motherboard released an article highlighting a recent Supply Chain Attack, discovered by Kaspersky Lab in January 2019. At the time the article was written the scope and purpose of the attack was still being investigated, however it has since been independently verified by cybersecurity software provider, Symantec. The estimated number of systems infected by the trojan is around a half a million machines.

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April 03, 2019

Using Multi-Factor Authentication to Prevent New Threat

Privacy is paramount for both our personal and business lives. We rely on passwords to maintain that privacy on the devices and accounts we use every day. If we are doing our due diligence, these passwords will be strong; using a complex variety or letters, capitalization, numbers, special characters or through the use of phrases. We also should not be using the same password for all of our devices or accounts because if one of them is compromised, it no longer matters how complex it was. Sometimes though, all of our careful planning may not be enough and a breach can occur anyway, so it’s important to be proactive in ways to defend ourselves.

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March 25, 2019

5G vs. Wi-Fi 6

There are a lot of buzz words floating around the tech world, words like 5G and Wi-Fi 6. What do they actually mean? What are the differences? Why should you care?

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March 21, 2019

The Value of Asset Management

March is Asset Management Awareness Month and we are here to offer some insight and tips to help you maintain this data. Asset management is the process of tracking what you and your company define as an asset and documenting its usage from the start of its life cycle until it is retired. It serves as a way to store detailed information for individual hardware, software, recurring services, or other designated items. You should make each entry unique by adding information like serial numbers, license keys, detailed descriptions, who it’s assigned to, dates of activation or expiration, and any related documentation.

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March 13, 2019

BIG Continues Growth in Software Consulting

Business Information Group announced that Craig Rutter has joined the company’s Software Consulting team as a Development Consultant.

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March 04, 2019

How to Capture Data in the Field with Your ERP

Data capture and entry while in the field can be a time-consuming process that often requires the transposing of physical documents into your enterprise resource planning (ERP) software, and constant filing and looking up of paperwork. Finding ways to streamline the way you record and access your data in the field can help you focus more on getting the job done. The Business Information Group, Inc. (BIG) application development team has created a solution by integrating tools into the Viewpoint Vista ERP to help automate your day-to-day processes.

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February 28, 2019

Business Information Group (BIG) Expands in Several Departments

Business Information Group kicked off the new year by hiring eight new employees, further developing their vast skill sets in networking, project management, software development, and wireless services.

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February 25, 2019

Intel’s “Questionable” 9th Generation Processors

For the past decade or so, Intel’s flagship processor has been the Intel i7 product line. It has been touted as the best cost for performance processor in the industry time and time again, starting with the i7 2600K what seems like a century ago.

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January 29, 2019

A Phone Solution for the Modern Era

We use phones all-day every-day, but we may not always stop to think about what it takes to keep us all connected. Behind the scenes, there are various providers, technologies, and services to consider when making the best choice for you.

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October 18, 2018

BIG Wireless LLC Gains New Employees

The BIG Wireless team continues to grow.

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October 16, 2018

BIG’s Growth Creates a Need for Additional Expansion

BIGs’ Sales & Marketing and Software Consulting teams are growing.

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October 03, 2018

Cloud Managed Security – How secure is it?

Security is our number one focus area not only internally but for our clients as well. With the ever-growing number of threats, security should be every business’s number one concern for all internal and external information that it holds.

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September 24, 2018

Business Information Group, Inc. Continues to Expand Managed Services Team

Substantial growth lead to new positions at BIG.

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September 05, 2018

Spear Phishing and Cyber Fraud – What are they and how to protect your business

Spear phishing and Cyber fraud are gaining traction as the most significant security threats and are causing detrimental damage to individuals and businesses.  What is Spear Phishing and Cyber Fraud and how do they work?

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July 31, 2018

Cisco Umbrella – Not your average internet security solution

Internet security is more important than ever before. Malware and internet attacks have become more prevalent and difficult to combat with confidence. Any internet accessible device can be affected by these attacks and can cost a company or individual an exuberant amount of money to recover.

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July 24, 2018

Advice for Evaluating an ERP System

The construction industry employs about 7 percent of the world’s working-age population and is one of the world economy’s largest sectors, with $10 trillion spent on construction-related goods and services every year…. But the industry has an intractable productivity problem.

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July 06, 2018

Business Information Group (BIG) Partners with KnowBe4

The world of technology is rapidly growing and so are social engineering attacks. In 2016, over 638 million users were affected by ransomware, and the number of attacks continue to increase. According to the FBI, it’s estimated nearly $3.1 billion has been stolen from over 27,000 victims of CEO fraud. Because social engineering attacks are evolving and becoming harder and harder to detect, Business Information Group, Inc. has chosen not only to partner with KnowBe4 to provide their clients with a valuable and necessary service, but has also adopted KnowBe4 internally.

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June 12, 2018

Business Information Group (BIG) Opened their Doors to 8 Year Old Entrepreneur

Business Information Group (BIG) welcomed 8 year old Fiona Myers, and her mother Jen Myers, for an afternoon to learn about application development and answer her questions on how to create a mobile app.

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June 11, 2018

NVMe: So What Does it Actually Stand For:

NVMe, though having been around for nearly a decade; most have not heard of or those that have are likely not utilizing it in their environment due to cost. As it relates to Information Technology, costs are always coming down and NVMe is no different and if implemented in a hybrid mode, initial costs can be decreased as well.

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June 06, 2018

The Next Generation of Job Site Security

Traditional security camera solutions pose some challenges such as increasing cost of video storage for each additional camera, central storage that causes single point failure, and software that is commonly never updated. Years go by and these devices connected to the internet for remote viewing become targets of malware attacks and create easy points of entry into your network. Business Information Group recently deployed a new security offering from Cisco Meraki that has created a new solution for this generation of job site camera security.

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April 11, 2018

Business Information Group (BIG) Partners with Comprehensive Security Solution Duo

To enable security for clients and to help mitigate risk, Business Information Group has established a partnership with Duo, a cloud-based, two-factor authentication that verifies the identity of users and the health of their devices before allowing them access to their applications.

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April 03, 2018

Social Engineering and Cyber Threats

The first consideration for information systems in any company is how to keep your data secure.  The threats to get company data are always present and it is up to the Information Security team to minimize these risks.  Social engineering is a great threat to a company.  Most social engineering attacks are targeted to a single person.  These attacks focus on a single person’s willingness to help, greed, need for connection, fear tactics, or sense of responsibility.  These manipulated attacks can be used to get employees to release company information if the employee isn’t properly trained to be on the lookout for these threats.

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January 25, 2018

New Year, New Data

Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems and Business Intelligence (BI) platforms generally take a large chunk of the IT budget at many organizations.  What tends to get overlooked in these efforts, however, is the quality of the data being generated and consumed.

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December 04, 2017

Business Information Group (BIG) launches holiday drive for Community Progress Council families

As part of its yearlong Give BIG, Give Back campaign, Business Information Group (BIG), a leading IT consulting firm based in York, Pennsylvania, has partnered with Community Progress Council for a Holiday Item Drive for five local families.

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November 21, 2017

DevOps – Bringing Business into Software Development

… undertaking large IT development projects can be a daunting undertaking.  When approached properly, these efforts can have a positive impact on the organization’s bottom line, and as such require the attention they deserve to be successful.  By bringing IT and business users together under one umbrella to tackle the challenge, risks can be more easily managed and the delivered product can help the organization meet its strategic goals.

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November 20, 2017

Business Information Group (BIG) collecting items for Hospice of Central Pennsylvania

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November 13, 2017

Business Information Group (BIG) Expands Internal Support and Sales Team

BIG’s client expansion leads to additional internal and external support.

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November 06, 2017

Anthony “Tony” Johnson Named Technical Support Supervisor at Business Information Group, Inc.

Embracing employees to further their careers and improve BIG’s services

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October 24, 2017

Business Information Group (BIG) raises funds for Making Strides Against Breast Cancer

BIG will host a chili cook-off and corn hole tournament among its staff to raise funds for Making Strides Against Breast Cancer

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October 17, 2017

Project Management Staff Expanding at BIG

BIG expands Project Management Staffing to accommodate client needs

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October 17, 2017

Hacked Today, Gone Tomorrow

Technology has allowed organizations to conduct their business more efficiently than ever before.  However, that efficiency has come with additional risks to their infrastructure, clients, and employees.  Data breaches and other forms of cyber-attacks will continue to occur, and no organization is immune to these threats.

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September 20, 2017

Business Information Group (BIG) employees, families volunteer for Leg Up Farm fall clean-up day

YORK, PA. (20 September 2017) — Business Information Group (BIG), a leading IT consulting firm based in York, Pennsylvania, is pleased to participate in a fall clean-up day for Leg Up Farm, a nonprofit therapy center in York County for children with special needs.

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September 14, 2017

Business Information Group (BIG) Hires Eight in August

York, PA– Business Information Group ( announced that they have hired eight employees in the month of August and are anticipating additional hires in September.

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September 13, 2017

You’ve Implemented a New ERP – Now what?

Implementing an Enterprise Resource Planning platform can be a daunting challenge. The investment in time and resources is usually something that most large organizations only undertake in rare occasions, and fairly infrequently.  Now that the system is Live and the organization is using the new tools available, many organizations simply return to focus on their core business, and the project team that implemented the new software returns to their “day jobs”.

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August 16, 2017

Outsourcing or Strategic Partnerships

In 1989, Eastman Kodak made a bold and revolutionary business decision: rather than figuring out how to build a new data processing center, they partnered with IBM who would design, build, and then manage Kodak’s new facility.  This decision, while criticized heavily at the time, is widely regarded as the deal that kick-started the IT outsourcing frenzy.

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August 07, 2017

717/223 Area Code Overlay FAQ’s

Get the quick facts and best practices of the new 717/223 Area Code Overlay

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August 07, 2017

Business Information Group (BIG) hosting Book Bag Drive for Northeastern School District

BIG is hosting a back-to-school Book Bag Drive for Northeastern School District.

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July 20, 2017

What is Unified Communications and What are the Benefits

It is described as integrating communications in order to optimize business processes.  That means that a company is able to unify its typical business processes of both real-time (phone calls, conference calls, videoconferencing) and non real-time (voicemail, email) communications.

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July 11, 2017

Not All Clouds Have a Silver Lining

The “Cloud”:  the wonderful, magical buzz-word that aims to solve all of IT’s cost issues and ease of access to business data. Depending on what side of the IT organization one falls The Cloud can either be a worthwhile way to save on IT expenditures and maintenance costs or yet another third-party service that requires management, recurring service charges, and worry about the security of the organization’s data.

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July 10, 2017

Jennifer Dangro Named Vice President of Sales & Marketing at Business Information Group, Inc.

Strategically placing employees to further improve their team

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July 05, 2017

Business Information Group (BIG) Had Significant Growth in the Past 9 Weeks

BIG’s Full Service Networking, Wireless, and Application Development teams are expanding. In 9 weeks they have grown by 11 employees.

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June 28, 2017

Business Information Group (BIG) to volunteer with Lancaster Dare to Dream as part of Give BIG Give Back initiative

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June 26, 2017

Deep Dive into Backup Best Practices

The data that we create every day is what we rely on to keep business moving forward.  What if one day the data is no longer available?  This may be due to ransomware, natural disaster, infrastructure failure or theft.  How can your company recover from an incident like this?  There are many different directions we can take this conversation but for right now let’s just focus on how we are backing the data up.

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June 21, 2017

Business (Lack of) Intelligence

Business Intelligence (BI) entered the popular business lexicon in the late 1990s, and has grown to such prominence that there are entire careers and service industries centered around business intelligence, and how it can give any organization with the resources a huge competitive advantage.

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June 20, 2017

Business Information Group (BIG) volunteers with Home Helps as part of Give BIG Give Back initiative

YORK, PA. (19 June 2017) — Employees from Business Information Group (BIG), a leading IT consulting firm based in York, Pennsylvania, volunteered on June 9, 2017, with Home Helps. Operated through Servants, Inc., the Home Helps program provides repair and maintenance services for low-income older adults, disabled individuals and single-parent homeowners who are living in an unsafe or unhealthy home in York and Lancaster counties.

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May 12, 2017

Business Information Group (BIG) launches BIG University, focused on technology and its impact on our communities

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May 10, 2017

Jumping into the ERP Swimming Pool

Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems are often the keystone by which all business processes are built around.  Modern ERP systems are tailored to the specific industries they support, ranging from construction, retail, manufacturing, or even agriculture.

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April 19, 2017

Mike Nitchman Named Vice President of Networking Operations

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April 19, 2017

Smart Cities: Coming Soon

Technology has been advancing rapidly in the last few years and we are now seeing such futuristic things like driverless cars, augmented reality and artificial intelligence. We are all familiar with poor mobile phone coverage, dropped calls and slow data speeds. However we are now moving into a world where everything will be connected together, creating a world where billions of devices communicate with each other in real time, fully automating our lives. We will all live in Smart Cities…

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April 11, 2017

Technology in Construction: From Cost Center to Strategic Partner

The realm of the traditional IT department and related staff used to be in a back corner of the office, emerging only when a business user ran into a problem, or the network or a critical server suddenly stopped working.  In traditionally conservative industries like the Engineering and Construction space, this delegation of IT to the background who only becomes useful when something stops working is even more prevalent.

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April 10, 2017

Business Information Group (BIG) presents Pup Crawl in downtown York to benefit York County SPCA

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April 03, 2017

Business Information Group (BIG) raises $250 for ACCESS York as part of Give BIG Give Back

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April 03, 2017

Put your Trust in ‘BIG’ Technology Solutions – CPBJ 25 Year Milestone

It’s the company’s core values that keep BIG and its employees grounded and determined to give back to the locale that provided its start. Those values emphasize continuous learning, open communication, honesty, change and excellence. These are key to BIG’s mission and to the way the firm serves its clients.

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February 24, 2017

York County Food Bank selected as next organization for GIVE BIG GIVE BACK campaign as BIG celebrates 25 years.

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February 13, 2017

How Acquisition of Information Technology Services is Shifting

The traditional model of acquiring technology services is time and material; your server broke and your provider showed up to repair with no end in sight on what the dreaded bill was going to be.  The longer it took to diagnose and repair the more money it cost you, the consumer.  This often left clients feeling frustrated and vulnerable.    More recently technology providers have started to offer a more comprehensive acquisition model that is proving to be mutually beneficial, leaving clients satisfied, while providing the insight necessary to affordably remediate in a timely manner.  Many technology firms refer to this offering as Managed IT Services.

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January 11, 2017

LifePath Christian Ministries first recipient of GIVE BIG GIVE BACK

LifePath Christian Ministries is thrilled to be the first partner in GIVE BIG GIVE BACK, a yearlong initiative of York-based Business Information Group (BIG) as it celebrates its 25th anniversary.

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January 10, 2017

Protecting Your Organization from Internal Threats

Network & IT security is a topic that we hear about everywhere, from big box stores like Target to the Presidential Election. Security is something that every company should be evaluating and planning for, so why aren’t they, because security is inconvenient.

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January 07, 2017

Business Information Group (BIG) Announces Citrix Partnership

Business Information Group announced today they have entered into a partnership with Citrix.

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December 07, 2016

The Evolution of Backup: Is Your Organization Prepared for the Threats of Data Loss?

Years ago data backups were great insurance in the case of a catastrophic hardware failure. However, the need to restore from those backups was relatively infrequent. Many folks would question the value of expensive data backup systems because it was insurance that was rarely or never needed. Those days are long gone.

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December 07, 2016

Hacked Today: Gone Tomorrow – Cyber Security Considerations Every Business Should Take

Although the Construction Industry is not top of mind when thinking about the industries that fall victim to most cyber-attacks it is still a critical threat to any business that is connected to the internet. Based on the way a construction company and its associated partners access and share data; Cyber Security should be a component of risk mitigation for every company.

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September 16, 2016

Considering Cloud: Consider This

Cloud revenue is estimated to be $149.12B by 2019*.  I think it’s safe to say that cloud services and applications are here to stay; 59% of companies indicate that they are using some sort of cloud service for at least 1 or 2 applications*.

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