Summit Tech Blog

Move Your Website to HTTPS Before Google Penalizes You

Website owners, your organization has until July to adopt a minimum-security standard for your site or have it declared unsafe. If you have not switched your site from the HTTP protocol to the more secure HTTPS standard by that date, Google will flag your website as insecure.

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Office Relocation Guide: Moving Nonprofits & Associations

By Kimberly Scolaro| January 31, 2018 |

Tags: Office relocation

Avoid Stress. Plan Ahead with our Moving Guide and Downloadable Checklist!

At some point in the lifecycle of your association or nonprofit, it’s almost certain you will need to move. It’s a big decision with no end of considerations. For example:

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Data Privacy Day: Don’t Collect it if you Can’t Protect it!

By Lee Snead| January 25, 2018 |

Tags: Security Awareness, Security, cybersecurity, privacy

Data is behavior. It’s core to who we are.

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What does a Managed IT Services Provider Do?

Remember not too long ago when IT was regarded as a limited support function? In just two decades, technology has become the critical infrastructure that runs your business. As a result, it’s important that business owners and executives understand the best way to manage it.

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2018 Starts with a Meltdown. What a Spectre this is!

The New Year has proven to be an eventful one so far. Between the bomb cyclone freezing everyone on the East Coast and the newest discoveries by security researchers, everyone at Summit is hoping the first week of 2018 isn’t setting the precedent for the year to come!  

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The 7 Gifts of Managed Service Providers

Now Your IT Staff Can Take the Holidays Off!

You're busy this time of year. Holiday orders are coming in fast, you're trying to coordinate your own family plans, and you're also planning for the year ahead! You have employees to manage and when things are going well, it becomes easy to neglect your day-to-day IT maintenance. But could that lead to a high-stress holiday catastrophe? This is a...

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Part II: How to Budget for Information Technology

Unless you have a dedicated experienced IT team with time to do more than troubleshoot employee issues, you may not have the in-house capacity or expertise to know how to go about budgeting for technology.

Like every business decision, there are tradeoffs. Do you hold on to older equipment and just pay more to maintain it, or invest in newer, more efficient technology? How do you know when...

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You Know Those Cheap Web Hosting Platforms? Don't.

By Gary Grabowski| December 4, 2017 |

 Your association’s website can enhance credibility and build community—or ruin your reputation if it’s hacked.

Gary Grabowski, vice president and partner of Summit Business Technologies, explains how a secure hosting service can mitigate 99 percent of security risks. 

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Part I: Costs & Risks of Outdated Technology

You know that TV show, The Walking Dead, about the zombie apocalypse? Your organization may have unwittingly joined the ranks of the “zombie-net”—infected computers used by hackers to unleash attacks on a much larger scale. Organizations with outdated and obsolete hardware and software are responsible, to some extent, for the rise of the zombie-net, because they are easier for hackers to...

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Black Friday Shoppers Beware

By Marjorie Valin| November 22, 2017 |

Tags: Holiday

Bogus retail sites, extreme discounts, busy hackers 

The National Retail Federation expects 115 million physical shoppers to be out on Black Friday, and cyber crooks want a part of the action. Last year, researchers discovered nearly 20,000 URLs using the words "Black Friday" and promising huge discounts with links to malicious web pages. Along with the fake URLs, there were nearly 770,000...

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