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Corp! Magazine: Celebrating Growth in Michigan Continues with this Year’s Economic Bright Spots

Trivalent Group Inc. Grandville www.trivalentgroup.com OVERALL WINNER IN MEDIUM BUSINESS CATEGORY More than 700 organizations of all sizes and from all industries trust Trivalent Group with their technology infrastructure. “It’s a trust hard-earned through a relentless dedication to putting our clients’ missions — not their technology — at the center of their business,” said CEO Larry […]

Unsupported OSes (Windows XP, 8, and Server 2003) Get Rare Emergency Updates in Response to WannaCry Ransomware

A day after a ransomware worm infected 75,000 machines in 100 countries, Microsoft is taking the highly unusual step of issuing patches that immunize Windows XP, 8, and Server 2003, operating systems the company stopped supporting as many as three years ago. Microsoft also rolled out a signature that allows its Windows Defender antivirus engine […]

John Hey on WOOD TV8: Online Crooks Selling Stolen umich.edu, msu.edu Emails

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — New research found millions of college email addresses circulating on the Dark Web, hundreds of thousands of which are connected to universities in Michigan. The report comes from the Digital Citizens Alliance, a cooperation of businesses, consumers and experts who work to promote internet safety. Researchers scanned the Dark Web […]

John Hey on WOOD TV8: Most 2016 Data Breaches Happened in US

Nearly half of all data breaches in the world in 2016 happened in the U.S., a new report says. The annual report from Risk Based Security, released Wednesday, says 68 percent of breaches recorded in 2016 happened in the U.S. The U.S. saw 2,000 of them — almost 10 times as many as the country […]

Do Financial Services Firms Need MSPs for Their IT Needs?

Financial services firms are as technology-driven as any other business today. They face the same challenges that other smaller commercial enterprises do when it comes to keeping their IT infrastructure up, running, and secure. According to one estimate, financial services firms spend 70% of their IT budget on maintaining their systems and 30% on new […]

The Not-So-Secret Secret

   By Ken Zimmer Director of Sales Trivalent Group, Inc. I have been in a sales role for nearly 17 years at Trivalent Group dating back to my time as an employee at Remex Corporation before that company merged with the original Trivalent to form Trivalent Group.  I have met with thousands of people in […]

John Hey on WOOD TV8 News: How to Protect Home Devices from Hackers

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — The recent cyber attacks on home devices has many wondering what they can do to keep hackers out, especially when it comes to baby monitors, routers, and home surveillance cameras. One website gives an unsettling look at unsecured cameras in Grand Rapids where anybody can see what’s going on inside people’s […]

It is Heaven: Using the Cloud to Challenge Big Business

Has anyone suggested you begin moving your business to the cloud? Cloud data storage or cloud computing? What is this anyhow? And isn’t it something for huge companies? In previous posts, we have explained what cloud computing is. Simply put, it is the offsite storage of your data and perhaps the software packages you use. The […]

John Hey on WOOD TV8 News: Cybersecurity Expert John Hey Explains DDOS attack

Be Proactive: How to Avoid Potential Network Failures

For SMBs, an IT network failure can be devastating because they don’t have the resources of large corporations to bounce back from such disasters. Preparation against such devastation may be the only course for them to avoid failure and survive with the least damage if failure occurs. SMBs must be proactive in recognizing the eventuality […]

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