Digital Marketing: Not Just For Big Business In 2019

April 19th, 2019 Posted by Marketing, Sales, Small and Medium-Sized Businesses (SMBs) 0 thoughts on “Digital Marketing: Not Just For Big Business In 2019”

“Digital marketing is not just for big business. This recent study provides insight on current marketing trends for SMBs and how investment in digital marketing is increasingly important to their success in 2019.”

– Glenn Baruck, The eDot Family of Companies


As traditional marketing methods trend down, digital marketing has become an essential tool for the growth of SMBs. In a recent study by The Manifest, almost all of the small businesses (95%) surveyed said they would be increasing their spending on digital marketing in 2019. If you want the full 411 on what SMB owners had to say, check out this recent article by Emily Clark.

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What You Need to Know About Counterfeit Cable and Connectors

April 17th, 2019 Posted by Security & Surveillance, Small and Medium-Sized Businesses (SMBs), Technology 0 thoughts on “What You Need to Know About Counterfeit Cable and Connectors”

“Using counterfeit cable or wiring can be disastrous to your business or your home. With all things connected today, cutting corners upfront can lead to disaster in the end.”

– Todd Hepler, Chicago Voice & Data


Look around your office, there are not many products not connected to something via a wire or cable. That being said, counterfeit cable and wiring is a hot topic that you should be aware of to keep your business (or home) safe. The issues are many if you or your installer uses counterfeit cabling or wire and you should be aware of the potential long-term cost of doing so. Look at this short read by Stu Tisdale for ADI Global to find out the potential hazards of using counterfeit cable and wiring and protect yourself before things get hot.

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What Does An Ideal Access Control Security System Look Like?

April 12th, 2019 Posted by Security & Surveillance, Small and Medium-Sized Businesses (SMBs) 0 thoughts on “What Does An Ideal Access Control Security System Look Like?”

“Physical security sometimes takes a backseat to cybersecurity but is critical to the security of your information and the safety of your team and visitors.”

– Todd Hepler, Digitek Security


In today’s cyber-focused world, physical security can sometimes be overlooked. So, when it comes to physical security, what differentiates an effective access control platform from failed systems? Outlined for you in this brief article for the Security InfoCenter at Security Magazine are the basics of what an ideal access control system should look like and the most important features to look for when selecting or upgrading your system.

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A Secure Healthcare Prescription

April 12th, 2019 Posted by Security & Surveillance 0 thoughts on “A Secure Healthcare Prescription”

“As recent events have demonstrated, healthcare facility security is of great importance to doctors, patients, families and support staff.”

– Todd Hepler, Digitek Security


Hospitals and other healthcare facilities are busy places and are often part of large, multi-building/multi-level complexes that are open seven days a week, 24 hours a day all year long. Because of their unique operating schedule and the fact that most are open environments with doctors, nurses patients, family and support staff continually moving in and out they pose unique security challenges. According to the experts, the best prescription for health care facility safety requires multiple levels of security that are integrated and scalable. This article by Courtney Dillion Pedersen for Security Today takes a deeper dive into the subject and provides valuable insights on how to address security challenges in today’s healthcare environments.

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Almost Half Of SMBs Would Be Shut Down Permanently By A Major Data Breach

March 21st, 2019 Posted by Small and Medium-Sized Businesses (SMBs), Technology 0 thoughts on “Almost Half Of SMBs Would Be Shut Down Permanently By A Major Data Breach”

“A major data breach has just become a larger concern for many SMB’s than an office fire, flood or physical break-in, according to this recent AppRiver survey.”

– Glenn Baruck, eDot


If you own a small or mid-sized business, these recent survey results should grab your attention! According to the recent AppRiver survey of 1,059 cybersecurity decision makers at SMBs with fewer than 250 employees, forty-eight percent of SMBs say a significant data breach would likely shut their business down permanently. That is a sobering thought for sure and in some sectors, the number was even higher. Check out this concise summary by Jeff Goldman for Small Business Computing.com if you want to learn more.

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What Is A Managed Firewall and Do You Need One?

March 20th, 2019 Posted by Small and Medium-Sized Businesses (SMBs), Technology 0 thoughts on “What Is A Managed Firewall and Do You Need One?”

“Do you need a firewall? The short answer is yes. Do you need a skilled partner to manage your firewall to maximize its effectiveness? That is the bigger question that needs to be addressed.”

– Glenn Baruck, eDot


Two of the most common questions we receive as an MSSP (managed security service provider) are in the headline. This brief article by Security Analyst Todd Hovorka will introduce you to the definition of a Managed Firewall, help you understand its nuances and determine whether this type of service is right for your company. Many companies have an internal IT person that can purchase and even implement the initial set-up of a firewall. What happens after that is as critical as having one in the first place and requires constant vigilance.

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