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Peter Heinicke

Chicago area ERP consultant with over 40 years of experience in Sage 300, Sage Pro, Quickbooks ERP and other systems
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How Big Data will Change our Lives

Posted by Peter Heinicke on Wed, Jul 27, 2022 @ 02:44 PM




If you’re in the market for a career change or still in school and thinking about your future, consider the growing economy around Big Data and Data Science. It’s not just for computer programmers, mathematicians and statisticians — though that’s a strong factor — but also for business strategists, graphic designers and many more. In fact, Big Data will affect many aspects of our lives and Data Science will require new ways of thinking about all the information that we collect.

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Tags: Redundancy, data extraction

Disaster Recovery (DR) Do you have a plan in place?

Posted by Peter Heinicke on Wed, Jul 27, 2022 @ 01:41 PM

All companies need to be prepared for emergencies; however, there are an astounding percentage that are not. If some sort of catastrophic event were to happen, would your company be ready? Do you have a disaster recovery plan in place that will get you through? Keep in mind that the term 'Disaster' applies to many different types of events, not only encompassing events brought by mother nature, but also accidental, or deliberate human influence such as fire, flood, a loss of communication or even a virus.  In order to ensure total preparedness, there are two important key plans you should consider. The first is a Business Continuity Plan (BCP), and the second a Disaster Recovery Plan (DRP). While the two have many things in common, the main differentiator is that a DRP focuses on recovery whereas a BCP allows for continued business until recovery is accomplished.
There are several steps to take in order to build your BCP and DRP plans and we've included some tips below on how to get started. Your peace of mind and the future of your company is of the utmost importance and we hope you find this information helpful.

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Tags: IT services, DR, Disaster Recovery, Redundancy, Backup

Accelerating Transformation for a post-COVID-19 World

Posted by Peter Heinicke on Tue, Jul 26, 2022 @ 01:12 PM

Take a deep dive into ways the pandemic has underscored the value of a digital transformation strategy in the Harvard Business Review's "Accelerating Transformation for a Post-Covid-19 World." From up-ending business goals to shifting corporate culture, companies are being driven to innovate. Process modernization and automation are central to these shifts. Read More

Harvard Business Review Infographic

Posted by Peter Heinicke on Mon, Jul 25, 2022 @ 12:04 PM

 The pandemic acted as an accelerator, and this Harvard Business Review infographic captures the importance of digital transformation in our new reality. See which shifts top business executives are prioritizing to gain competitive advantage. Read More

Active Defense for the Enterprise of Things

Posted by Peter Heinicke on Thu, Jul 14, 2022 @ 09:05 AM

Enterprises have become Enterprises of Things—continuously connecting across campuses, data centers, and branches. This transformation has resulted in the expansion of risk surfaces, making companies more vulnerable to unauthorized access than ever before. Watch this video to see how Forescout continuously identifies, segments, and enforces compliance of every connected thing in real time and at scale. Contact a Precision Computer Methods Inc. Forescout consultant for pricing and implementation details. Read More

Embracing Zero Trust for IoT and OT: A Fundamental Mind Shift

Posted by Peter Heinicke on Wed, Jul 13, 2022 @ 09:09 AM

Securing any network begins with understanding every connected user and device, as well as every bit of data they are trying to access. But what happens when devices become users? Read this blog to learn more about IoT and OT security imperatives. Read More

Deloitte Zero Trust: Never Trust, Always Verify

Posted by Peter Heinicke on Mon, Jul 11, 2022 @ 12:05 PM

As business models and workforce dynamics evolve, trust-based security models are proving to be no match for sophisticated cyberthreats. That's why businesses are turning to a Zero Trust security framework — a strategic initiative that helps prevent successful data breaches by eliminating the concept of trust from an organization's network architecture. The Zero Trust mindset shift brings with it a set of design principles that guide security architecture development and build on existing security investments and processes. Read this white paper to understand the benefits of a Zero Trust framework for your business. Ready to get started on your Zero Trust journey? Contact one of our experts today! Read More

Zero Trust Quick Start

Posted by Peter Heinicke on Mon, Jul 11, 2022 @ 10:06 AM

Zero Trust doesn't have to be overwhelming. Check out this high-level overview that provides a five-step framework for implementing a Zero Trust strategy. Read More

Subscribe today. Be future-ready tomorrow.

Posted by Peter Heinicke on Tue, Jul 05, 2022 @ 10:44 AM

If you're like most organizations, you've probably already invested in data technologies for the express purpose of uncovering actionable insights from your business data. But have you given any thought as to how these technologies can complement one another over time to create a truly agile and responsive data solution--one that not only provides insights today, but can accommodate changing business needs and conditions tomorrow? Subscribe now to learn how Microsoft Power Platform--comprising Power BI, Power Apps, and Microsoft Flow--can help you build the foundation for an end-to-end data analytics solution that's got you covered in the present and the future. Read More

Tags: MSP, IT

How Zero Trust Will Change Your Security Design Approach

Posted by Peter Heinicke on Fri, Jun 24, 2022 @ 12:01 PM

As your business grows and technology accelerates, cybersecurity threats become more advanced, making it nearly impossible to know which users, devices and apps to trust. The implementation of Zero Trust principles in an architectural model results in different technical solutions and approaches for different use cases. Check out this blog to better understand how to create a Zero Trust architecture that protects your company and works for your business model. Read More

Supporting Your New and Future Remote Workforce

Posted by Peter Heinicke on Mon, Jun 20, 2022 @ 07:01 AM

This flyer explains how the business world is gravitating increasingly toward remote work and gives some quick tips on how organizations can leverage technology to make WFH work for them. For more information, please contact us today.  Read More

Remote Workstation Solutions

Posted by Peter Heinicke on Fri, Jun 17, 2022 @ 01:00 PM

This solution brief explains how Lenovo delivers an uncompromised remote 1:1 workstation experience and lists the main features of the workstation's sender and receiver components. To learn more, please contact us today. Read More

Strategies for managing cybersecurity risk

Posted by Peter Heinicke on Thu, Jun 09, 2022 @ 09:04 AM

As cyberattacks become more advanced, more and more businesses are looking into how they can mitigate the risk of data breaches and fend off other potentially devastating security threats. However, most businesses still struggle with developing a cohesive cybersecurity strategy. Precision Computer Methods Inc. recommends reading this eBook on adopting effective strategies for managing cybersecurity risks, while continuing to drive revenue, innovation and growth. Read More

Case Study -- Commercial International Bank S.A.E.

Posted by Peter Heinicke on Wed, Jun 08, 2022 @ 09:07 AM

A commercial international bank had spent a great deal of time converting its manual processes into digital workflows but still lacked an identity and access management (IAM) program to govern its user access policies. Discover how implementing IBM Security Identity Governance & Intelligence (IGI) technology improved its user access management, leaving the daunting manual processes behind. Read More

Full-Featured Managed Security Services with IBM

Posted by Peter Heinicke on Mon, Jun 06, 2022 @ 12:04 PM

If you're like many security risk leaders, you're likely looking for a security solution that helps you continuously monitor, manage and respond to advanced risks, threats and compliance requirements. With so many security solutions to choose from, how do you know which one will be right for your business? Precision Computer Methods Inc. recommends watching this video to see how IBM can meet your specific security, business and industry needs to help you keep pace with an advancing threat landscape. Read More

The State of Data Security

Posted by Peter Heinicke on Fri, Jun 03, 2022 @ 08:01 AM

Strategic data management is critical to a company's operations and growth. And as cyberattacks become more advanced, it's equally as critical to adopt a data security strategy. Learn what can happen when critical data is stolen or destroyed, the costs associated with a data breach, and how to start building your own effective data security strategy. Read More

Cost of a Data Breach

Posted by Peter Heinicke on Thu, Jun 02, 2022 @ 05:01 PM

How much could a data breach cost your business? It's likely more than you think. Compiled from 3,500 expert interviews and analysis of over 500 real breaches across multiple countries and industries, this definitive report sheds light on the dozens of factors that affect the rising cost of data breaches. Read More

Five Common Data Security Pitfalls

Posted by Peter Heinicke on Thu, Jun 02, 2022 @ 02:02 PM

Now more than ever, businesses are investing significant time and resources in evaluating their data security strategy. That's because complex IT environments, widespread adoption of cloud services, and increasingly sophisticated cybercriminals mean the number and severity of cyberattacks are growing every day. Precision Computer Methods Inc. recommends reading this blog to understand the security challenges your business may run into and how to neutralize them. Read More

Walmart To Use RFID To Improve 'Store Level' Inventory Accuracy In Home Goods, Consumer Electronics

Posted by Peter Heinicke on Thu, Jun 02, 2022 @ 01:03 PM

Given Walmart's excellent prices and its sheer size, it's a big deal any time it expands its use of RFID technology to improve the capabilities of its stores. Read More

Cruise's Vogt Says Autonomous Driving Business Plans On Track After CEO Shakeup

Posted by Peter Heinicke on Thu, May 26, 2022 @ 07:03 AM

The company plans to have its robotic Origin vans serve double duty, hauling passengers during rush hour peaks and groceries when ride demand drops. Read More

CEOs' Most Important Business Challenges In 2022

Posted by Peter Heinicke on Wed, May 25, 2022 @ 04:04 PM

The Conference Board recently released the results of its 2022 survey of CEOs and business leaders, and it is chock full of interesting perspectives about what CEOs think are important challenges in the coming year. Topping the list were Covid-19 disruptions, rising inflation and labor shortages. Read More

La Sentinelle Gains Efficient Scalability for Its Growing Media Business

Posted by Peter Heinicke on Wed, May 25, 2022 @ 11:09 AM

This case study tells the story of how a communications firm deployed an HPE Nimble Storage dHCI solution to grow without being limited by storage capacity, automatically prevent business downtime, and free up more time for IT to innovate. For more information about HPE Nimble dHCI Storage solutions, contact Precision Computer Methods Inc.. Read More

Thales Solutions for White House Executive Order on Improving the Nation's Cybersecurity 

Posted by Peter Heinicke on Tue, May 24, 2022 @ 07:14 AM

For each requirement outlined in the Executive Order on Improving the Nation's Cybersecurity Infrastructure, this solution brief lists the corresponding Thales solutions and details why Thales is the right provider. Please contact Precision Computer Methods Inc. for more information about Thales solutions for government. Read More

How To Protect Your Company From Smishing

Posted by Peter Heinicke on Mon, May 23, 2022 @ 04:31 PM

Let's face it, people text more than they talk on the phone these days. Cybercriminals always follow the trends and rethink their attack strategies accordingly. Read More

Microsoft Cloud for Retail: Enabling Retailers to Transform Consumer Experience and Operations Through Data

Posted by Peter Heinicke on Mon, May 16, 2022 @ 02:47 PM

Retail is undergoing a transformation with a renewed focus on the growing importance of unlocking consumer insights while balancing the need to maintain privacy. This blog examines that balance, as well as the need for tighter omnichannel experiences, the challenge of mitigating supply chain disruptions, and not compromising on sustainability.


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