No ID Badge Required, Biometrics in the Office

The use of chip implants in humans has long been a controversial topic of discussion. Up until this point, chip implants could only be found in various works of dystopian fiction. But given the speed at which new technology is developed, it was only a matter of time before these implants were actually created and … Continued

Farmington Bank Delivers Strong Cybersecurity Message

Shout out to Bryan Cassidy at Farmington Bank for an excellent Cybersecurity presentation, “Common Cyber Threats and How to Fight Back,” May 3, at the Economic Development Breakfast where Walker Group was honored for 30 years of business. We were happy to receive this honor and were impressed by Mr. Cassidy’s presentation.  View Cybersecurity presentation.

10 Cybersecurity Threats Every Business Owner Should Know

It’s an unfortunate fact that cyber security threats are everywhere. It doesn’t help that there are multiple kinds of threats to contend with out there. Here’s a quick run-through of the different malwares and threats you may encounter and the sort of damage they can cause.   1. Viruses These programs infect other programs and … Continued

5 Ways to Evaluate Your Investment in the Cloud

Businesses adopt cloud computing with the intention of cashing in on its many benefits, like doing more for less. How does a business owner know for certain that a cloud investment is actually paying off? Here are five ways to help find the answer.   1. Costs Putting numbers to your cost savings can be … Continued

3 Benefits of Managed IT Services

How effective is your current IT support? Do you find yourself waiting around for service technicians? Does it seem like you are always calling support about the same annoying issue? Regardless of who your IT service provider is, if they don’t offer high quality Managed IT Services, you’re at a significant disadvantage in the business … Continued

43 percent of cyber-attacks target small businesses

Executive Order 13694 will be around for another year, as the current administration has elected to extend it. This document provides the government with the power necessary to retaliate against cyber-attacks of various kinds through the use of sanctions. Let’s take a look at what this means.   First set forth by former U.S. President … Continued

Town of Farmington Recognizes The Walker Group for 30 Years of Business

The Farmington Economic Development Commission will recognize The Walker Group as an innovative IT company doing business in Farmington for 30 years at its Business Breakfast on May 3, 2017, at The Farmington Club, in Farmington, Conn. Kate Emery, CEO of the certified woman-owned business benefit corporation, will attend to receive the honor. It is … Continued

Cybersecurity: 3 Tips for Avoiding Email Phishing Scams

You’ve heard of phishing scams: an email appears in our inbox, apparently from a Nigerian prince who needs a cash advance to free up their own finances, and is willing to reward you with riches galore. However, this is just one example of a phishing scam. In order to protect your business, you need to … Continued

Managed IT Services: An IT Budget-Friendly Solution

There’s no question that technology has been a great benefit for some businesses, especially when it works right. However, if something goes wrong, the opposite can happen, halting or hindering productivity until the issue is resolved. In cases like these, businesses need a resource that can get them back up and running ASAP. A managed … Continued