IQ Technology Solutions Weekly Forum

Technology news, trends, and updates

IQ Technology Solutions Receives MSP Mentor 501 Award

IQ Technology Solutions, Nevada’s premiere statewide IT Managed services firm, has been named among the Top 500 MSPs worldwide by MSP Mentor, the leading global authority on managed service providers. The award, one of the most coveted in the managed IT services industry, is indicative of IQ Technology Solutions’ dedication to providing outstanding managed technology services to their clients.

Why You Need Us as Your Eyes and Ears

Clients often ask us how to protect their business against cyber threats. The simple answer is this:

Stop trying to do it yourself.

We’ve talked before about the fact that technology and security are not DIY projects if you want to protect your business (and your data). DIY-friendly products cut corners on security and content-filtering which you need to keep your business safe from the rapidly-changing threats out there.

Converged Technologies

As the world’s reliance on technology increases so-to does the demand for people and processes to maintain the systems responsible for operating our businesses. In the past, companies relied on a swath of vendors to provide differing software and hardware solutions for various segments of their businesses.

Time to Upgrade

Is now the time to finally get that new computer? This question is often followed up by comments about transferring data, learning a new interface and concerns about software and hardware compatibility.

My belief is that if you are using a computer as a tool to run your daily life, business or for entertainment, you should probably upgrade every 5 to 7 years at a minimum.

Is Your Data at Risk: 5 Ways to Protect Your Data

Data security is one of the top concerns facing businesses and individuals worldwide. Cyber criminals are always adapting and changing their techniques, making it very difficult to defend against today’s threats.

The best means for protecting your data is by implementing a preventative in-depth defense.

Robot Bosses

Automation is changing the way we work, play and interact with each other. When we discuss automation it is typically in the vein of having your job replaced by robots or some other automated process in which software or machinery is enabled to perform a task in a cheaper, quicker and more efficient manner.

You Get What You Pay For

I recently learned the hard way there are certain items and services you should never scrimp on. In an effort to squeeze the most enjoyment out of summer I decided to purchase a low-end hardtail mountain bike. The term “hardtail” means there is no rear suspension, which is fine for most mountain biking endeavors aside from treacherous downhill excursions.

New Threats Every Day – Tips for Protecting Your Business

Every day we are hearing about the cyber-attacks that led to a Russian influence campaign against our Presidential election, this is an ongoing reminder of how devastating these digital intrusions can be. At the same time, many businesses continue to be inundated with phishing attacks, viruses and digital theft, and just this week we have learned about another global ransomware attack.

Announcing the 2017 IT Makeover Recipients!

IQ Technology Solutions and Microsoft are proud to announce that $20,000 in funding has been awarded as part of the ninth annual Nonprofit IT Makeover Campaign. This year, 24 nonprofit agencies submitted applications that detailed their technology needs and their charitable missions.

5 Ways to Protect Your Business from Ransomware


Ransomware, viruses and other dangers lurk in the cyber world waiting for you to let their guard down so they can hold you hostage. The recent WannaCry ransomware presented a global threat that shut down public and private institutions and left many more worried about their data.