Not Safe for Work (NSFW)? IT Services Are Here to Help

08/02/2018

News alert! Here at the Interplay IT services company, we recently heard about a new online scam that’s horrifyingly malicious because it’s so embarrassing that most people probably won’t report it. In fact, it’s so embarrassing that we had a hard time writing this blog. We don’t want you or anyone else you know trapped by […]

Compliance vs. Security: How Computer Support Companies Can Help

07/16/2018 Computer Support Companies

According to Verizon’s 2017 Payment Security Report, more companies than ever before have achieved PCI (credit card) compliance. In fact, compliance is up almost five-fold when compared to statistics from 2012. But, somehow, the number of breaches is growing. Looking at these numbers, it’s pretty clear that there’s a mismatch between compliance procedures and security […]

How to Avoid Needing IT Support – Video on Network Security

07/03/2018 IT Support

When you’re running a small to midsized business, you don’t have time to slow down for computer problems – and you certainly don’t want to waste your time finding and waiting for IT support. The best way to avoid all that wasted time is to make a few, easy changes to the way you and […]

Interplay Ranked Among Top 501 Global Managed Service Providers by Channel Futures

07/02/2018

11th Annual MSP 501 Identifies World’s Most Forward-Thinking MSPs & Leading Trends in Managed Services July 2, 2018: Interplay ranks among the world’s 501 most strategic and innovative managed service providers (MSPs), according to Channel Futures 11th-annual MSP 501 Worldwide Company Rankings. The MSP 501 is the first, largest and most comprehensive ranking of managed service […]

Why IT Services Companies Are Key to Fighting VPNFilter

06/29/2018 VPN Filter

At this point, you’ve probably heard about VPNFilter malware, the extremely advanced, highly malicious cyberattack that the F.B.I. has been warning people about since May. If you haven’t yet heard about VPNFilter, we highly recommend that you reboot your network router right now. Hopefully, you rebooted your router just then. If, instead, you’re still reading and […]

Interplay Takes Home Golden Datto Award During DattoCon 2018

06/28/2018 Sean Place holding the Datto Hall of Fame Award

Seattle, Washington, June 28, 2018 – Interplay today announced the company took home the Datto Hall of Fame award at the sixth annual DattoCon, Datto’s annual partner conference. DattoCon has become one of the largest events in North America for Managed Service Providers (MSPs) and the Golden Datto awards are presented each year to the […]

What Is GDPR IT Compliance… and Should You Care?

06/21/2018 GDPR IT Compliance

For the past month or so, you’ve probably been getting emails in your inbox from all the cloud services you use letting you know that they’ve updated their privacy policies. You’ve probably also noticed that all the websites you commonly visit are displaying large, unavoidable notices about the fact that they collect cookies. All this […]

3 Ways to Tell If You’ve Been Cryptojacked… and How Business IT Services Can Help

05/30/2018

In our last article, we discussed cryptojacking in great detail, including information about what cryptojacking is, how it happens, and why cybercriminals are increasingly turning to this destructive method of cyberattack. If you haven’t read the cryptojacking article “Cryptojacking: An Emerging Threat for Business Technology” yet, we highly recommend checking that out first. However, if you […]

Cryptojacking: An Emerging Threat for Business Technology

05/29/2018 Cryptojacking

Step aside, ransomware. The new kid on the block is called cryptojacking – and it’s hitting a lot more computers. As you read previously on this blog, ransomware has become a booming industry, run somewhat like an MLM. Like all pyramid schemes, the ransomware business model works well… for the people on the top. However, […]

Fact: No One Understands Software, Not Even Your Managed Services Consultant

04/19/2018

Considering that Interplay is a managed services consultant and we wrote this blog ourselves, it may seem odd to you that we’re admitting we don’t fully understand software. Let us clarify. We actually understand software quite well, along with servers, networks, and business continuity services… but no one in the world understands software 100%. Not […]