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Security Alert: CryptoLocker Copycat Rears Its Ugly Head – Are Your Systems Safe?

Security Threats

Within the last couple of weeks, our consultants here at BCG Systems have begun seeing an uptick in the number of calls received from clients regarding dreaded ransomware trojans.  You may have heard of CryptoLocker when it was released in September of 2013, however the latest internet threat is a copycat version know as CryptoDefense, and it’s proving to be much worse than the original.

Don’t Let the End of Windows XP Support Spell Trouble for Your Business

Microsoft Windows XP

You're probably familiar with Windows XP, Windows Vista and Windows 7 since you likely use at least one or more of them on a daily basis.  However, on April 8, 2014 extended support for Windows XP came to an end.

Microsoft Releases Office for iPad

Office 365

You’ve certainly heard me talk about the many benefits of cloud computing and the software-as-a-service (SaaS) model.  It’s cost effective, secure, flexible – the list goes on and on.

Improve Your Business with NetSuite Online Forms

NetSuite forms

We’ve all done it – filled out an online form on a company’s website in order to obtain additional information on a product or service.  But how many times do we actually receive a timely response from these inquiries or a response at all?

Business Process Review: Your Roadmap to a Successful ERP Implementation

Business process review

Feeling the pride of business growth, but pain of ineffiencient business processes?  This is a crossroads that most CEO’s, CFO’s and business owners reach at some point.  If you fit into this scenario, then perhaps it’s time for a business process review.

Are You Protected? How Information Security Will Impact Small Business in 2014

information security

Just when you thought it couldn’t get any worse, it does.  While 2013 proved to be quite a year in terms of cyber-attacks (think Facebook, Twitter, and Target just to name a few) – 2014 is ramping up to be another doozy of a year when it comes to security threats. 

What Microsoft SharePoint Forms and Reports Can Do For You

SharePoint Forms

In today’s volatile economic climate, organizations require collaboration, communication, and productivity solutions to be both cost-effective and flexible.  Microsoft SharePoint has been helping organizations achieve new levels of reliability and performance, delivering features and capabilities that simplify administration, protecting communications and information, and empowering users while meeting their demands for greater business mobility.

3 Simple Rules to Mitigate Your Information Security Risk

Information Security

By now, I’m fairly certain that everyone is aware of the late-2013 data breach at retail giant, Target.  There’s certainly no denying that when a highly-visible company like Target has its systems compromised, it gets the nation’s attention.  However, thousands of organizations and users of all shapes and sizes are compromised on a daily basis – but who would ever know?  These attacks aren’t marquee enough to make an impression in the national media.

A NetSuite Consultant Takes You Inside the 2014.1 Release


NetSuite users around the globe are anxiously awaiting the rollout of the NetSuite business management suite Version 2014 Release 1.  This latest release is the largest one in terms of the number of included changes, and delivers on many key customer requests.  The changes span all areas of the solution, from SuiteCloud and SuiteCommerce to the building block enterprise resource planning (ERP) and customer relationship management (CRM) functionalities.  There have also been additions made to the SuiteApps selection, providing new, innovative third-party solutions to help customize your suite further. 

Are Servers Still a Necessity for Small Businesses?

Cloud Computing

With all the talk around cloud computing, colocation and hosting, you – like many other small businesses – may be wondering if it even makes sense to maintain your own on premise servers these days.  Rest assured that you’re not alone.  I find myself getting asked this same question far more frequently these days than in years past. 

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