MXOtech, Inc. CEO, Joanna Sobran, Receives Deborah Sawyer Rising Star Award from the Women’s Business Development Center

CHICAGO – On September 6th, the Women’s Business Development Center (WBDC) presented Joanna Sobran, CEO of MXOtech, the Deborah Sawyer Rising Star Award.

The Deborah Sawyer Rising Star Award is a distinction given to visionary woman business owners who lead the charge on creative, solution-oriented, and cutting-edge business processes.

3rd Annual Summer Social and Appreciation Event: Another one for the books!

For the third year in a row, MXOtech’s Summer Social and Appreciation event did not disappoint. Held on August 8th at City Winery in the West Loop, MXOtech’s network of clients, vendors, and friends gathered together to swap stories and support one another in this yearly tradition.

Which Type of Software Application Is Right for My Business?

In the article "The Pros and Cons of Custom Software Development", we outlined the difference between commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) packaged solutions and custom application development. For the average business owner, this decision of purchasing COTS software or building a custom application from scratch is a daunting one.

MXOtech Ranked Among World’s Most Elite 501 Managed Service Providers

12th Annual MSP 501 Identifies Top Forward-Thinking Global MSPs & Leading Trends in Managed Services

JUNE 18, 2019: MXOtech, Inc. has been named as one of the world’s premier managed service providers on the prestigious 12th-annual Channel Futures MSP 501 rankings.

The PROS & CONS of Custom Software Development

Companies generally have two choices in seeking the most appropriate line of business applications to enhance their efficiency and productivity: They can look to the market for commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) packaged solutions, or they can hire specialists to help them with custom application development.

Common cybersecurity mistakes businesses continue to make

Since last year’s biggest cyberattacks did not spare big names such as Facebook and British Airways, you’d think that small- and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) would take more serious precautions against cybercrimes. Yet the opposite is true. Cybercrime rates continue to rise, with 58% of victims categorized as SMBs. And while this trend is due in part to the more advanced tactics employed by cybercriminals, the biggest factors to the success of cybercrimes are the counterproductive security practices that businesses cultivate.

Three serious BYOD security risks every business owner should know about

As personal computing devices became more accessible, more and more businesses have incorporated bring your own device (BYOD) policies in the workplace. BYOD has enabled the workforce to interact with familiar devices, cutting the learning curve, and enhancing productivity.

What is a test automation framework?

A test automation framework is a set of rules, guidelines, and tools for testing software products under development. It helps quality assurance teams improve both their productivity and user experiences. With a well-documented framework, organizations can test new software deployments more thoroughly, mitigate human error, and save time using automation.

How technology integration can help your business flourish

Modern businesses rely on various technologies to keep their companies up and running. Today, most of them need an internet connection and multiple apps and software to help their staff get things done.

At first glance, all the different technologies you use may seem unrelated to one another — after all, the software your accounting department uses is different from what your research and development team has and so on.

Best practices for a successful security awareness training program

Film and television perpetuate the idea of one high-profile hacker getting through a company’s cybersecurity and stealing confidential data, but most data breaches aren’t that exciting: more often than not, the culprit is closer to home.

In the 2018 study by the Ponemon Institute, 61% of the respondents pinned the cause of data breach to a negligent employee (an alarming 112.9% increase from 2017). A properly researched and well-executed security awareness training can help lower the risks of data breaches caused by internal factors.