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4 IT Project Management Tips for SMBs

4 IT Project Management Tips for SMBs

4 IT Project Management Tips for SMBs

How to save costs and meet deadlines on your next big IT project. Your business has built up a nice nest egg of profits, and you’re ready to invest some of that capital back into your business by upgrading your IT infrastructure. This is an exciting decision, and it’s likely you’ll see some good returns… read more

New DoD Memo Requests DCMA to Begin Validating 800-171

New DoD Memo Requests DCMA to Begin Validating 800-171

Suppliers will need to show documentation of their own contractor relationships. While the defense industry is still recovering from the recent shutdown, the Under Secretary of Defense released a new memorandum requesting that the Defense Contract Management Agency (DCMA) validate contractor compliance in several key areas. Leveraging the criteria outlined in DFARS 252.244-7001, DCMA will… read more

DoD Ramps Up Compliance Checking of NIST 800-171

DoD Ramps Up Compliance Checking of NIST 800-171

On November 6th, 2018, DoD’s Acting Principal Director for Defense Pricing and Contracting (DPC) issued a broad-ranging memorandum titled, “Guidance for Assessing Compliance and Enhancing Protections Required by DFARS Clause 252.204-7012, Safeguarding Covered Defense Information and Cyber Incident Reporting.” This memorandum highlights two new guidance documents, slated for integration into DFARS PGI 204.73 in 2019:… read more

Does Your Business Need Network Automation?

Does Your Business Need Network Automation

Network automation can improve the efficiency of your organization, but is it worth the investment? As businesses expand and their internal networks become more complex, sustaining manual network optimizations becomes less and less feasible. To cope with the rising workload, many organizations have turned to network automation, which offers the benefits of improved efficiency and… read more

Data Security for Hybrid Cloud Environments

Data Security for Hybrid Cloud Environments

How should businesses handle hybrid cloud data security? As businesses move onto the cloud, many are choosing to adopt a hybrid strategy, where some of their cloud services are handled by a public cloud, and others on a private cloud environment. There are advantages to this approach, which is why it is so popular. Public… read more

How Frequently Should You Backup Your Hard Drive?

How Frequently Should You Backup Your Hard Drive

Frequent data backups help keep your business secure and operational. In the digital age, when it often seems as though nothing is ever lost for good, it can be tempting for businesses to fall behind on their backups. This can happen either as businesses are lulled into a sense of complacency, or simply because they’ve… read more

7 Best Cloud Applications for Businesses

7 Best Cloud Applications for Businesses

When searching for the best cloud applications for your business, choose the app for the task at hand. Businesses often take their first steps onto the cloud in a piecemeal fashion, with first one cloud app and then another. However, because these integrations can often happen in the pressure of the moment rather than after… read more

Brightline Technologies, Inc. Has Been Named One Of Metro Detroit’s Best And Brightest Companies to Work For® In 2018!

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Brightline Technologies, Inc. Has Been Named One Of Metro Detroit’s Best and Brightest Companies To Work For In 2018! Brightline Technologies Wins Award The Best and Brightest Companies to Work For is a program of the Michigan Business and Professional Association. Their slogan is Better Business. Richer Lives. Stronger Communities. It is their focus to… read more

5 Ways Mobile Technology Helps Your Business Adapt

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Businesses who take advantage of mobile technology have more flexibility to adjust to market changes. Mobile technology—and the cloud-based services that enable it—has become one of the most revolutionary forces in modern business. But, for all its reputation as a disruptor in business, mobile technology has also helped businesses adapt. From streamlined communications to increased… read more