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KSM Consulting Honored as a Microsoft Rising Star of the Year

At the Microsoft SMB Champions Award Reception in Orlando, FL on July 13, 2015, KSM Consulting’s business technology team was presented with the Regional Rising Star of the Year for the Central Region by Microsoft’s US Small and Mid-sized Business (SMB) Champions Club.

Alert: Beware of Unsolicited Microsoft Windows 10 Downloads

As you are likely aware, Microsoft released its Windows 10 operating system recently. It's receiving rave reviews with noted key benefits such as

Event Series: Protecting Your Company in the Age of Fraud

Cyber fraud happens every day to such an extent that for most companies, it’s not a question of if they will be hit, but a question of when.

Alert: CryptoWall Continues to Infiltrate Businesses

CryptoWall, the latest iteration of the infamous CryptoLocker, is currently one of the greatest cyber security threats for U.S. organizations in part because of the prolific infections in the past year. This ransomware infects a device in one of the following four ways:

Six Steps to Successful Office 365 Implementation

At the beginning of every Microsoft Office 365 migration, the KSMC business technology team sits down with our clients to kickoff the project and develop an understanding of what a successful migration looks like to them. Consistently, we hear the following three goals:

KSMC’s Data Team Onsite at Indy Civic Hack

At the Indy Civic Hack this Saturday at Eleven Fifty Coding Academy, over 200 of the Indy’s great technological minds will work together to tackle five city challenges. The challenges are posed by Indiana Family & Social Services Administration, the City of Indianapolis, and Indianapolis Public Schools. Participants will work throughout the day, presenting their solutions at the end of the day, in competition to become a finalist and finish the solutions for submission on June 15th. (Winners will be announced on June 23rd.)

Three Steps to Help Increase Cybersecurity

Cyber crime is a $445 billion industry, growing daily. Because of the size of most of the publicized attacks, such as the 2014 attacks at Sony, TARGET, and Anthem, many assume that small businesses are safe from cyber crime.

Indy Civic Hack Launches May 19th

The second hackathon, Indy Civic Hack, in the Indiana Hackathon series begins on Tuesday at an event at Old City Hall. As with the #INvTXhack, participants will work with real data on real problems within our community, ultimately competing for cash prizes.

Microsoft Ends Support of Windows Server 2003

During the past 10 months, you’ve likely heard the news that as of July 14th, Microsoft is phasing out Microsoft Windows Server 2003. With over 21% of U.S. organization still using this system, it’s leaving a lot of concerned IT directors and business owners with a few questions. KSMC’s Chief of Technology, Ryan Achterberg, addresses some of these concerns and provides a bit of clarity on potential next steps.