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Apr
01
Should you outsource your IT?

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IT service providers deliver the technical expertise small businesses need at a much lower cost than hiring IT staff.

That’s why nearly 70% of U.S. small to medium sized businesses (SMBs) work with an IT service provider for some or all of their IT needs. There are many considerations for SMBs thinking about moving their IT to another company or partnering to co-manage.

In this eBook, we’ve summed up the key factors to help you decide what’s best for your company. Or better yet, give me a call to discuss what makes sense for you.

Download the eBook Now!


Feb
16
CRN Names Central PA Technologies to Its 2021 MSP 500 List

CRN Names Central PA Technologies to Its 2021 MSP 500 List

CAMP HILL, (Feb.16) – Central PA Technologies announced today that CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, has named CPT to its 2021 Managed Service Provider (MSP) 500 list in the MSP Pioneer 250 category. The list, released annually, recognizes the leading North American solution providers demonstrating innovative approaches to helping businesses navigate the ongoing complexities of IT solutions.

"We're thrilled to make CRN’s list, especially in light of last year's unique circumstances," said Joe Wright, Jr., President at CPT. "2020 was tough, and I am so proud of the way our team adapted and supported our clients thro...


Jan
22
I AM WOMAN, HEAR ME ROAR!

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Wednesday was an historic day for America! Regardless of my political beliefs (or yours), the significance of Kamala Harris being sworn in as the first female VPOTUS stirred my emotions.

I felt my inner-lioness roar as I listened to news coverage and read countless social media posts about women making history and shattering glass ceilings! I found myself humming Beyonce while I worked, and felt an overwhelming sense of excitement for my daughter and other young women to see that we truly can have a seat at the table.

Who run the world? Girls (girls)
Who run the world? Girls (girls)
Who run the world? Girls (girls)
Who run the world? Girls (girls)
Who run this mutha? Girls

In the midst of my fe...


Jan
19
TECH NEWS NOW - January 2021 Edition

In This Edition: Learn how technology will be essential for business in the post-Covid world, how to lead when your team is exhausted, and become a virtual meeting master...

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TECH NEWS NOW - January 2021 Edition


Jan
14
Why is My Video Blurry on Zoom? (or Teams, WebEx, etc.)

temp-post-imageToday's Q&A was prompted by a comical moment in our own CPT morning meeting. A team full of technical prowess, meeting via Zoom to review the daily schedule and any outstanding issues. And of course, leave it to the non-techie participant (me!) to ask "Why is my video image so blurry?"

I assumed it had to do with WiFi bandwith since my children were also online for virtual learning, so I was fully expecting a very detailed answer and preparing to get up and fiddle with something in the closet or look at settings on my laptop. I actually laughed out loud when I was told to wipe my camera lense. I didn't even use one of the microfiber cloths in my desk drawer, just my sleeve...and VOILA! Clea...


Jan
05
CPT Celebrated as an #MSPRockstar

We are honored to be celebrated as an #MSPRockstar by Datto, our preferred back up vendor.
BIG THANKS and a shout out to Linda Lease at Best Price Propane Of Columbia for the incredibly kind words, and willingness to participate in this video! We strive to provide a quality experience for all of our clients and it feels fantastic to know you agree!
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Nov
11
COMING SOON: Technology Q&A

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As IT professionals we handle a wide array of issues and get asked a lot of questions.
  • What is the Cloud?
  • Why do I need to change my password so often?
  • Is my network safe?
  • Why won't my machine turn on?

We are compiling a list of FAQs (as well as some of the most entertaining!) So stay tuned, because COMING SOON is a new series of Q&A brought to you by our very own CPT Team.

Got a tech question of your own? Email us at sales@centralpatechnology.com

Nov
02
Cyber Awareness During Elections

With Election propaganda in-your-face at every turn, it’s easy to get lax about cyber security. In reality, this is the time to increase awareness and be vigilant!
Election cycles can muster up a large uptick in scams. Cybercriminals use phishing emails, phone scams and malicious fake websites to prey on the heightened political climate. Keep a level head and make sure you are applying common sense practices to avoid making a contribution to a cybercriminal's campaign.
Share this knowledge with your friends and family outside of work. We all must stay informed on these scams!
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Oct
12
Avoid Getting Scammed on Amazon Prime Day

If you’re gearing up to snag bargains during Amazon’s biggest shopping event of the year, beware that cybercriminals are prepping too! Researchers are seeing a recent spike in phishing and malicious websites that are fraudulently using the Amazon brand. Prime Day actually happens over two days—this year the event falls on Oct. 13 to 14. Don’t let fear make you miss out on great deals! Avoid getting scammed by staying alert and paying attention to details.
Tips to Avoid Prime Day Scams:

  1. Start on Amazon.com
  2. Ensure purchase experience is unchanged
  3. Inspect site usability and details; leave if incorrect

For more detailed tips and information, check out the following sources:

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Oct
01
OCTOBER IS CYBERSECURITY AWARENESS MONTH!OCTOBER IS CYBERSECURITY AWARENESS MONTH!

The lack of awareness amongst employees is a leading cause of a successful ransomware attack against a small business. This month we will highlight 5 types of social engineering scams to know, starting with phishing...
Phishing is the leading tactic use by today's ransomware hackers, typically delivered in the form of an email, chat, web ad or website designed to impersonate a real system and organization. Often crafted to deliver a sense of urgency, the message within these emails often appears to be from the government or a major corporation and can include logos and branding.
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