October 25, 2021

Prioritizing Cybersecurity in a Hybrid Workplace

In this day and age, employees are more connected than ever. The hybrid workplace is here to stay, and for employees, this means relying on connected devices from their home office setups. According to recent data, smart home systems are set to rise to a market value of $157 billion by 2023, and the number of installed connected devices in the home is expected to rise by a staggering 70% by 2025. In this new normal where smart devices and consequently online safety are a must, here are some tips for securing those devices.

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October 15, 2021

Why You Should Consider a Cyber Career

Cybersecurity is one of the hottest sectors today, with new threats and challenges emerging each day. And with that, there is a huge push being undertaken by both business and education sectors to attract individuals toward a degree and career in cyber. Interested in joining this exciting new workforce? Here are a few reasons why pursuing a degree and career in cyber might be right for you.

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October 11, 2021

3 Fundamentals for Shoring Up Phishing Defenses

From ransomware to SolarWinds, the cybersecurity space has been as hectic as it has ever been over the last 12-24 months. However, for all of the emerging threats and news that are cropping up on the horizon, phishing — one of the oldest pain points in cybersecurity — is continuing to quietly wreak havoc, and is as big of a threat as it has ever been.

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October 04, 2021

Get Familiar with the Cyber Basics

At a time when we are more connected than ever, being “cyber smart” is of the utmost importance. This year has already seen more than a fair share of attacks and breaches, including the SolarWinds and Kaseya breaches as well as high-profile attacks on the Colonial Pipeline and other critical infrastructure. Furthermore, as has been underlined by these recent breaches, cyber attacks are becoming more sophisticated with more evolved bad actors cropping up each day. Luckily, there are several steps that we can take on a daily basis to mitigate risks and stay one step ahead of malefactors.

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August 03, 2021

Better Service Through Added Insight

What do you think of when you hear the word “insight”? defines the word as “an instance of apprehending the true nature of a thing, especially through intuitive understanding”. Intuition and understanding are key characteristics to gaining and providing insight, and having that knowledge means you can share important information to those who need it. Hence, Cisco Meraki introduced Meraki Insight, created to gather data, share their insight, and provide complete visibility into all aspects of the end-user’s network experience.

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August 02, 2021

Managed WiFi 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 WiFi 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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July 01, 2021

Business Information Group Sees Continued Growth Across Organization

York, PA– Business Information Group sees organization-wide growth with the addition of new employees and summer interns. Megan Bratton and Joseph Pollera have both joined the Sales and Marketing department as Business Development Associates. Phil Wisniewiski, Help Desk Tier 1 Technician, is the newest member of the Help Desk team, and Jacob Smith and Jarrod Stebick are Business Information Group’s summer interns.

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June 07, 2021

Proactively Protect Your Business with Multi-Factor Authentication

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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June 03, 2021

Business Information Group Announces New Additions

York, PA– Business Information Group announces additional growth to the Professional Services and the Networking and Security departments. Lisa Bigelow is the newest Software Consultant, specifically within Viewpoint Vista. Andrew Mayer has joined the Networking team as the Corporate Network Technician.

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May 11, 2021

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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May 06, 2021

Business Information Group Sees More Growth

York, PA– Business Information Group announces additional growth to the Professional Services department, as well as the Networking and Security department. Chris Considine, Senior Network Engineer, and Austin Weiss, Network Engineer, have joined the Networking and Security department. Dee Gardner is the newest Development Consultant to join the Professional Services department.

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April 01, 2021

Business Information Group Sees Continued Growth to Professional Services Division

York, PA– Business Information Group has announced additional growth to the Professional Services division. Carlton Stewart, Development Consultant and Stephanie Webb Pauley, Project Administrator, joined the team in March.

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March 30, 2021

You’ve Implemented a New ERP – Now what?

Implementing an Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) platform can be a daunting challenge, as we’ve previously discussed. 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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March 04, 2021

Business Information Group’s Latest Addition to the Sales & Marketing Department

York, PA– Business Information Group is excited to announce growth to the Sales & Marketing department with the addition of AJ Iannello, the newest Business Development Associate.

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March 02, 2021

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 transposing physical documents into your enterprise resource planning (ERP) software, as well as constant filing and searching for 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. That’s why software developers at Business Information Group have created a solution by integrating sophisticated tools into the Viewpoint Vista ERP to help automate your day-to-day processes.

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February 04, 2021

Business Information Group (BIG) Announces More Company-Wide Growth

York, PA– Business Information Group is proud to announce and welcome Sawyer Lubold, Tracey Overfelt, and Mike Buckiewicz to the growing organization.

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February 02, 2021

The One-Stop Shop for Backup Solutions: Azure Backup Services

You’ve probably been told by your IT department or asked by your computer, to “backup” your data. Whether that’s files, folders, applications, or images, it’s extremely important to perform backups to prevent losing your data because 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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January 05, 2021

The Beginners Guide to Private LTE & CBRS

Networking within distributed locales – like distribution centers, seaports, airports, campuses, and even cities – has always been a challenge. LANs don’t upscale cost-effectively and WANs don’t downscale operationally. With the democratization of wireless spectrum and cloudification of carrier infrastructure, Private LTE has emerged as an ideal solution for the “wide-area LAN” problem. It combines the control and fixed cost of a private network with the flexibility, security, and macro-network benefits of LTE, and has a built-in pathway to Private 5G.

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December 22, 2020

Business Information Group (BIG) Finishes Year with More Growth

York, PA– Business Information Group announced two more additions to the company this month. Gordon McKeever joined the Network & Security division as a Senior Network Engineer. Keri Harman, Accounts Receivable Billing Clerk, joined BIG’s accounting team.

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December 01, 2020

A Better Way to Connect for the New Normal and Beyond

The way we work has drastically evolved over the last year. What we once knew as normal a year ago, is no longer the case. The initial phase of the COVID-19 pandemic forced businesses to suddenly change how they were operating. A lot of effort was put into ensuring employees could perform, communicate, and collaborate away from the office, but little consideration was put into audio and video capabilities. A laptop with a camera, a microphone, and speakers was sufficient.

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November 09, 2020

Cybersecurity Risk Within the Construction Industry

As the construction industry increasingly begins to depend on technology for its day-to-day operations, there is an added exposure to a host of new cyber threats. Although some construction firms may still believe they are immune to a compromise – that’s extremely inaccurate. In fact, according to a Forrester survey, more than 75 percent of respondents in the construction, engineering and infrastructure industries reported they fell victim to a cyber incident within the last 12 months. Failure to address cyber threats and implement preventative measures can pose risks to construction companies’ bottom line, their reputation, and potentially result in legal concerns for noncompliance.

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November 03, 2020

The Increasing Urgency for Compliance As A Service

Traditional approaches to cyber management are no longer adequate for the changing landscape of regulatory compliance and security. Regulations are getting tougher, risk is becoming greater, and the price of compliance, or lack thereof, is growing. Compliance is no longer a reactive effort – it has shifted to a strategic, proactive responsibility for businesses in all industries.

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November 02, 2020

Business Information Group (BIG) Continues to Grow Professional Services, Networking, and Wireless Departments

York, PA– Business Information Group announces three new additions to the organization. Nicolle Ruth has joined the Wireless division as a Project Coordinator, Matt Thomas has joined the Networking department as a Senior Cloud Engineer and Jessica Alcott has joined the Professional Services department as a Senior Software Consultant.

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October 05, 2020

Microsoft Teams: Beyond Video Chatting

2020 has become the year of virtual communication and collaboration. Gone are the days of popping in your boss’ office with a quick question or solving a problem over coffee in the breakroom. However, there are still questions that need answered and problems that need solved. So how is that happening? Businesses are relying on different software solutions to share files from home, video chat with coworkers, and give a client a call. But having three different apps open on your computer to do so isn’t necessary. Microsoft Teams brings call, chat, video, and collaboration together on one platform, so you can say goodbye to Zoom, DropBox, and maybe even your desk phone.

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September 28, 2020

You Control Access to Your Office. Why Not Your IT?

The last time an employee left your business, did you revoke their access to your IT systems? Are you sure? Do you have a way to check?

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September 01, 2020

The Beginners Guide to Cloud Managed Services

Feeling a little confused about cloud services? We get it – cloud environments and services are complex and intricate for non-cloud experts. You’ve probably heard the term “move to the cloud” and could be thinking “should we move to the cloud? What does that process even entail?” Each year, more businesses make the decision to move their software, infrastructure, and other IT services to a cloud-based solution. In fact, according to Sid Nag, research vice president at Gartner, “by 2022, up to 60% of organizations will use an external service provider’s cloud managed service offerings.” However, before making the move, it’s important to know the benefits of cloud services, your cloud-based options, and how to select the proper cloud managed services partner.

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August 31, 2020

Business Information Group (BIG) Sees Continued Growth

York, PA– Business Information Group announces a new addition to the Human Resources department. Gabriella Miller started her career at Business Information Group as the Talent Acquisition Specialist in the beginning of August.

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August 04, 2020

The Importance of Business Process and Software Usage Assessments

Does your construction company have the right operations in place to run as efficiently as possible? Or do you find that simple processes cause frustration and take longer than necessary? Perhaps you realize that your current ERP solution is not being used to the best of its ability – and you are not sure where to start. Taking the time and resources to figure out where the pockets of inefficiency live and how to streamline operations is no easy task. With business process assessments (BPA) and software usage assessments (SUA), construction companies can get a clear understanding of how to improve systems, processes, and technology to operate their businesses more efficiently.

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July 28, 2020

3 Benefits of BIG’s Managed SQL Services

Entire organizations rely on critical business systems to stay up and running. However, managing enterprise applications and SQL server databases requires constant attention and dedicated resources to ensure that not only the environment is running, but that it is also running at the optimal capacity needed for the business. Unfortunately, most companies don’t have the time or support needed to properly manage the SQL server environment. With Business Information Group’s Managed SQL Services, companies can eliminate the frustrations of in-house management and have peace of mind that their databases are constantly being monitored.

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July 24, 2020

The Importance of Connectivity in Senior Living Facilities in the Age of COVID-19

The recent pandemic has shed light on the significance of many everyday activities that we once took for granted. Grocery shopping, in-person meetings and most importantly, connecting with loved ones – have drastically changed in the blink of an eye. Still, our ability to pivot and adjust is equally impressive. Delivery services, collaboration platforms, and video chat capabilities have all made the recent months a little easier. However, one demographic that has been greatly affected and unfortunately isolated from the rest of the world is our senior population residing in retirement communities and living facilities. Right now, more than ever, the ability for these residents to connect, share, and communicate is of utmost importance for their mental and physical health, as well as for the success of these facilities.

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July 02, 2020

Online Employee Training, Your Way

Organization-wide employee training may seem like a daunting task. Tracking results, ensuring every employee participates, properly recording data for future reporting purposes are all factors that need to be considered. With the KnowBe4 security awareness training platform, online employee training can be easily implemented, administered, and tracked. With the world’s largest library of security awareness training content, you can choose the training that best fits your organization’s needs or create your own customized modules.

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July 01, 2020

AI-Based Email Protection with Barracuda Sentinel

Has your organization been a victim of email attacks? The answer is most likely yes. According to Proofpoint’s recent 2020 State of the Phish Report, “88% of organizations faced spear phishing in 2019.” Furthermore, over half (55%) of organizations fell victim to at least one successful phishing attack. Spear phishing, along with business email compromise (BEC) and account-takeover, are today’s largest email threats. In fact, the cost of spear phishing and account take over is only continuing to grow, with over $12B reported in losses. So, how can you prevent spear phishing, BEC, and account takeover from infiltrating your organization? With the AI-based threat protection of Barracuda Sentinel.

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June 29, 2020

Business Information Group (BIG) Announces New Additions to Both the Professional Services and the Network & Security Operations Divisions

York, PA– Business Information Group announces two new additions to the Professional Services division, as well as the Network & Security Operations division. Mike White joined the Network & Security Operations team as an Information Security Analyst III in March. Brad Callahan, Senior Software Consultant, started in April.

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June 19, 2020

Business Information Group (BIG) Announces Newly Acquired Certifications in Professional Services Division

York, PA– Business Information Group announces several Software Consultants, as well as the Director of Software Consulting, recently received numerous Viewpoint Construction Software certifications.

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June 03, 2020

Better Protect Your Organization with a Password Management Service

Are you still storing your important credentials in an Excel spreadsheet on your computer? If so, that method of password management is no longer secure or safe from cyber threats. We know – it can be daunting to figure out how to properly manage every single password an organization possesses in a secure way. Credential organization, if not done properly, can be time consuming, cumbersome, and can even put an entire organization at risk. However, there are easy to manage, secure solutions available and Business Information Group trusts Passportal for our clients’ password management.

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May 26, 2020

York County Enters Yellow Phase

As York, PA enters the yellow phase on Friday, May 22nd, Business Information Group is continuing to take necessary precautions to keep our employees, clients, and community safe. We believe it is our duty as a business member of the York community to establish and adhere to the following guidelines, as well as provide transparency as we move forward.

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May 19, 2020

VPN & the Importance of MFA

A lot of things are different right now – particularly your work life. If you are finding yourself working from home currently, you are not alone in adjusting to a new work schedule. However, working from home can put you at risk of cyber-attacks you may not even be aware of. Most of us are used to the organization-wide protection that comes with working in an office, but once you start working remotely, there are critical security factors that need to be taken into consideration, specifically the use of a VPN and multi-factor authentication (MFA).

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May 05, 2020

Cisco Webex Meetings for the New Normal

Around the world, more people than ever are working remotely. These unprecedented times require a unique connectedness, resiliency, and most importantly, the ability to virtually collaborate. Collaborative applications and software have taken on a lot of responsibility lately – businesses are relying on these applications to file share, project manage, and meet “face-to-face” all day every day. Cisco Webex Meetings brings connecting, communicating, and collaborating together on one platform, helping this “new normal” feel as close to the old normal as possible.

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April 29, 2020

Basic Tools for Remote Work

As many of us have suddenly gone from working in an office to working from home, it might feel overwhelming adjusting to this new normal. The tools that we are accustomed to using within our organization-wide infrastructure might work a little differently from home. Fortunately, there is a plethora of tools and resources available right now that can help make working remotely a little easier.

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April 15, 2020

Is Your Home Prepared for the New Normal?

The spring of 2020 normally should be filled with lively spring breaking students, warmer temperatures and plenty of floral color to give us all much-needed happiness from the cold winter that has passed. However, this year has brought us all a whole new challenge we had never expected and has plunged us all into a world of remote working, social distancing and placed our home Internet at the forefront of our lives.

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April 07, 2020

Business Information Group (BIG) Announces Promotions, Role Changes

York, PA– Business Information Group announces several promotions and role changes company-wide.

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April 02, 2020

COVID-19 Response Update

As the world continues to be greatly impacted by the spread of COVID-19, it is our duty to continue to provide reliable and accurate resources, proper solutions in a timely manner, and industry leadership to our clients and to our community.

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March 31, 2020

Microsoft Teams: Collaboration Made Easy

Now, more than ever, collaboration has become a critical aspect of our everyday lives. As more companies and organizations continue to adopt remote, work-from-home policies, we’ve found ourselves communicating behind a screen more than in-person interactions. Collaboration and effective communication will be the key to success for the foreseeable future. With that comes the need for a platform that seamlessly unifies the workplace necessities we all depend on – chat, file sharing and storage, video conferencing, calendar organization, and integration of applications. Microsoft Teams connects virtual teams to one another on a single platform helping to make remote collaboration easier than ever.

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March 26, 2020

Viewpoint and Family First Coronavirus Response Act

In response to the recent COVID-19 pandemic unfolding in the United States, the federal government recently implemented a stimulus plan, the Families First Coronavirus Response Act, which goes into effect April 1, 2020. See what you need to know about customizing Viewpoint to meet the reporting needs.

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March 23, 2020

Business Information Group Earns Cisco Advanced Security Architecture Partner

Business Information Group announced the organization recently earned its Cisco Advanced Security Architecture Specialization in the U.S. This certifies Business Information Group has completed the training requirements and program prerequisites to sell, design, and deploy comprehensive Security Architecture solutions.

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February 27, 2020

What You Need to Know About Office Hoteling & The Technology Behind It

The workplace as we once knew it is changing.  More and more companies are beginning to adopt work-from-home policies and providing office spaces on an as-need basis. The term for this is office hoteling, or hoteling, and it’s allowing companies to optimize their office space and ultimately reduce costs.

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February 19, 2020

Kari’s Law Is Now in Effect: What Does This Mean for Businesses?

In February of 2018, Kari’s Law was passed into federal law. The law, which was named for Kari Hunt who was tragically murdered in her hotel after several failed attempts to dial 9-1-1, requires all MLTS systems in the U.S. be configured to directly dial 9-1-1. Businesses out of compliance can expect penalties and fines from the FCC if they do not update their systems immediately. 

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February 06, 2020

Business Information Group Sees Continued Growth to Professional Services Department

York, PA– Business Information Group announced two new additions to the Professional Services Department. Last month, Seth Belt joined the team as a Software Consultant and Kaela Hill joined as a Project Manager.

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February 04, 2020

Streamline Your Collaboration with Microsoft OneDrive

The capabilities of Microsoft applications go further than you may know, incorporating thousands of functionalities to help make your business processes more streamlined. A lot of times, businesses may not realize the full potential of Microsoft applications. They may use Outlook for email, Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint for documenting, but are unaware of the other powerful tools available to them. Within an organization, collaboration and sharing are extremely important, but sending Word files back and forth is inefficient and can get confusing. That’s why it’s time to unlock Microsoft OneDrive’s full sharing potential and begin collaborating more effectively.

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January 27, 2020

Wireless Trends to Look Out for in 2020 & Beyond

As we embark on a new decade, wireless technology continues to grow and evolve at a rapid pace. With the increasing number of users heavily relying on Wi-Fi and other wireless solutions, today’s means of communication may look completely different by the end of the 2020 decade. New and emerging wireless technologies will play key roles and contribute to the way we communicate in the future including self-driving cars, artificial intelligence, robots, and drones. With the fresh start of 2020, we compiled a list of the major trends in wireless technology you will want to be aware of.

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January 21, 2020

Important W4 Changes in 2020: Who It Will Affect & How

Recently, the IRS released a new and improved Form W-4 for the 2020 calendar year. According to the IRS, the updated form, used by payroll departments across the nation, is designed to “[reduce] the form’s complexity and [increase] the transparency and accuracy of the withholding system.” Ultimately the new form requests the same information as the old version, but in a simpler fashion. As tax season approaches, you might be thinking, “Is this going to affect me?” That depends. If you work in a payroll department and rely heavily on Viewpoint Vista software, you will want to keep reading.

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December 30, 2019

Are You Protected Against the Dangers of the Dark Web?

The term “dark web” may ring some negative bells, as you have probably heard or read about the dangers of it. While the dark web has many complicated facets to it, Investopedia defines the term as “encrypted online content that is not indexed by conventional search engines. Nowadays, cyber criminals on the dark web are going beyond stealing social security and credit card numbers. Digital credentials such as usernames and passwords of you, your employees, and your clients that are critical to your business operations are hot commodities on the dark web.

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December 23, 2019

BIG Toy Collection for SWAN 4 Kids

 Business Information Group partnered with Lancaster’s digital marketing agency, YDOP to help collect toys and books for 92 children in the SWAN 4 Kids music program. Each child received a toy and a book carefully selected by either a BIG or YDOP employee. These special presents were delivered to the children of SWAN at their various school Holiday parties throughout last week. A representative from both BIG and YDOP were at 11 different schools in Lancaster to meet with the children and hand out gifts.

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December 05, 2019

BIG and BIG Wireless See Continued Growth Through the End of 2019

York, PA– Business Information Group announced more growth to BIG and BIG Wireless. Last month, Kevin Barry joined the Sales & Marketing department as a Business Development Associate, Tenniel Cordae-Bentley joined BIG Wireless as a Project Coordinator, Tim McNally joined the Software Consulting division as the Director of Software Consulting.

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December 03, 2019

LEM Ticketing: BIG Makes It Easy

LEM tickets tend to pile up quickly and can be difficult to organize. Not to mention, keeping track of each and every ticket number is a full-time job within itself. BIG eliminates the duplication and triplication, making job billing, job costing, and payroll ten times easier than traditional methods.

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November 18, 2019

The Benefits of Providing Free Wi-Fi For Customers

Wi-Fi is becoming the fourth utility, and people expect easy access to it while they’re out and about. They expect fast, reliable Wi-Fi while they are shopping for groceries, waiting in line for coffee, or sitting at the doctor’s office. If you’re a business owner still on the fence about offering free Wi-Fi for customers, here’s why doing so will benefit your business.

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November 07, 2019

More Growth for Business Information Group

BIG and BIG Wireless announces more growth to several departments.

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November 05, 2019

Embrace the New Wireless Standard

By now, you’ve probably heard the term Wi-Fi 6, or 802.11ax, and how it’s going to change the world. If you haven’t, you can catch up on the basics of Wi-Fi 6 on our blog post. Essentially, it will drastically improve the current wireless world by delivering superior connection, reliability, better battery life for devices, and perform better in real-world scenarios where Wi-Fi often lags (i.e., in airports and stadiums). As Wi-Fi continues to be the most efficient way to deliver a dependable wireless connection, and as more businesses begin to support Wi-Fi 6, it’s important to embrace this new age of connectivity. That’s why Cisco Meraki released Wi-Fi 6 compatible access points (APs).

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October 31, 2019

An Intro to The 6 GHz Band

As the wireless world embarks on it’s 20th year of existence, it’s easy to say it has been a great success. Due to that success, Wi-Fi has grown exponentially, and it will only continue to do so. With that comes a need for better performing Wi-Fi and more spectrum, thus the FCC will be allocating between 800 to 1,200 MHz of spectrum to Wi-Fi in the 6 Gigahertz (GHz) range. Doing so will allow for new channel sizes of 160 MHz, speeds approaching 9 GB, and will free up additional unlicensed spectrum, helping to bring Wi-Fi technology into a new era.

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October 30, 2019

Reduce Your Payroll Processing Time

Organizations with multiple companies, multiple payrolls, and multiple processes can now streamline their payroll processes on one, customized app that is created to fit their business.

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October 23, 2019

The Risk of Toll Fraud and How to Prevent It From Happening to You

Recently, business’ voice mailboxes have been an easy target for hackers due to outdated or unsupported PBXs. Hackers gain access and reroute business’ mailboxes to other countries, resulting in toll fraud, and exuberantly high long distance and international charges. While the 3CX Phone System is built to handle attacks such as these, thanks to its built-in Anti-Hacking Modules and the ability to restrict calls by country code, older PBXs are susceptible to these extremely expensive attacks.

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October 03, 2019

Business Information Group (BIG) Adds to Purchasing Team

The Purchasing team at BIG has announced their newest addition, Michelle Hoke, Purchasing Assistant.

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September 30, 2019

AlienVault USM Anywhere

When it comes to cyber security, organizations often lack the resources and manpower necessary to manage such operations. However, not acting on security will leave businesses in extremely vulnerable positions for cyber-attacks. For businesses where hiring a team of security experts is unrealistic, there are still options. AlienVault USM Anywhere is a platform that detects threats, responds quickly to incidents, and manages security compliance.

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September 23, 2019

AI: How It Will Benefit the Construction Sector

It’s no secret that the construction industry lacks technological advancement while most other industries are taking full advantage of it. According to Constructible, the industry has only grown about 1 percent per year over the course of the last several decades, while manufacturing has grown 3.6 percent and the entire world economy by 2.8 percent. It’s also infamous for its poor planning and budgeting, miscalculations, and cost overruns. New and emerging technologies such as artificial intelligence (AI) will help the industry overcome challenges, keep up with the global economy, and improve construction sites.

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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

For today’s computing landscape, Cisco has created a solution that will adapt to meet new IT challenges as they continue to evolve. Since computing happens anywhere data lives, businesses need to recognize the need for multi-site, 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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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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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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