Higher Education Requires Complex Compliance with Data Security Regulations

By Adam Petrovsky, GovEd Practice Leader, Logicalis US

Data breach, identity theft, credit card fraud and malware are top-of-mind challenges facing our digital, connected world.  Cybersecurity analysis, threat and identity management, intrusion prevention, and determining encryption standards are challenging topics – making security frameworks more complex and constantly changing.  For Higher Education organizations, these data security problems are magnified due to state and federal regulations.

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Should You Purchase Office 365 & Azure Subscriptions through a Microsoft EA or a Microsoft CSP Program?

By Wendy McQuiston, Director, Microsoft Professional Services, Logicalis US

In July of 2016, Microsoft announced that small- to mid-size customers with less than 500 seats would no longer be eligible to purchase a Microsoft Enterprise Agreement (EA).  The goal was to enable newly created Microsoft Cloud Solution Providers (CSPs)  to fully service these organizations from both a product or subscription perspective as well as the support perspective that would formerly have been provided through Software Assurance Benefits in the EA.  The CSP program, however, isn’t just for small- to mid-size organizations any longer.

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It’s Time to Consider CIS Controls for Your Enterprise Security

By Ron Temske, Vice President of Security Solutions, Logicalis US

In previous blog articles, I’ve mentioned the Center for Internet Security (CIS), a nonprofit that harnesses the power of the global IT community to safeguard private and public organizations against cyber threats. We think very highly of their approach to cybersecurity, so much so in fact, that Logicalis recently became an Organizational Consulting Member of CIS because we recognize that its approach to security aligns very tightly with our own and supports our values. Here’s why we find CIS important and I think that you will as well.

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K-12 Digital Learning Framework in 2017

By Adam Petrovsky, GovEd Practice Leader, Logicalis GovEd

As K-12 students approach their end-of-year (around late May), teachers and staff are busy with exams, supervising end-of-school activities and packing up their classrooms.  Behind the scenes, however, school administrators are using the summer-break session for implementing innovative technologies, planning for next year’s initiatives and moving one step closer to a fully digital learning environment.

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