Helm Partners Blog
Tight Times Require a Fresh Look at Existing Contracts
May 18, 2020
As businesses are challenged to change how they operate and communicate during the COVID-19 crisis, one thing this crisis has taught us is that business will continue to evolve. To stay relevant and competitive, technology must be at the forefront of the changing business model as it supports all aspects of operations. With a focus on technology and adaptation, business leaders are being asked to review and evaluate existing expenses and secure new capabilities with a careful eye on cost.
Staying Safe When Communicating with Video: Actionable Tips
April 14, 2020
With social distancing and quarantine measures implemented around the world, businesses like ours and yours have started using communication tools like Zoom, Skype, Teams, WebEx, GoToMeeting, and others more frequently.
Cybersecurity and Working From Home: Actionable Tips
March 27, 2020
Unfortunately, there are opportunists already using the coronavirus, both as subject matter and the explosion in the at-home workforce it has caused, to perpetrate scams. Here are a few simple and actionable items that can help you stay safe.
Helm Partners Awarded Coveted “Secure SD-WAN Specialization” Designation from Fortinet
March 22, 2020
Helm Partners, a leading technology and telecommunications advisory services firm, and Fortinet, a global leader in broad, integrated, and automated cybersecurity solutions, announced that Helm has been awarded the “Secure SD-WAN Specialization” Designation. As an experienced MSSP (Managed Services Security Provider), Helm builds and protects secure high-performance networks to connect their client’s to the critical applications that drive their business, overcoming the limitations and vulnerabilities of traditional WAN infrastructures.
We Are Ready. Are You?
March 5, 2020
Due to the worldwide spread of the coronavirus we are getting a lot of questions from our clients about transitioning to a remote work environment which may become a necessity for many businesses very shortly. We want to assure you that we are prepared to have all of our employees work remotely so we can continue to provide the level of service our customers have come to expect.
Press Release: Helm Appoints Mike Meltz as CISO/Senior Director, Security and Infrastructure
February 26, 2020
Helm Partners, a leading technology and telecommunications advisory services firm, announced Mike Meltz as CISO/Senior Director, Security and Infrastructure.
With Meltz, Helm is poised to continue to exceed expectations in delivering insights and high-impact outcomes to their clients. With technology being such a dynamic and ever-changing space, there is great opportunity and risk in the marketplace for businesses looking to secure, improve and grow. Meltz’s strategic experience fits perfectly within the Helm Partners engagement model and core expertise to meet the demands businesses face now and moving forward.
Press Release: Helm Partners announces strategic partnership with Netizen
February 3, 2020
Helm Partners, a leading technology and telecommunications advisory services firm, announced a strategic partnership with Netizen, a global cybersecurity organization.
Due to the changing landscape of technology and security, this collaboration is exciting for both companies and their respective clients who will benefit from the best insights and execution in telecommunications and cybersecurity strategies.
Is Your Phone System Helping Your Business?
January 31, 2020
A phone system is vital to a company, it is something that most people don’t think about or take for granted – until it doesn’t work anymore.
However, as a business owner, you know that it’s essential to be ahead of the curve. By thinking ahead about all of the ways your people communicate and collaborate, and how that impacts business process and success, you can ensure that your company avoids expensive downtime and inefficiency.
Risk Management in Connected Devices
January 13, 2020
Everyone these days is surrounded by a plethora of smart devices collectively referred to as the Internet of Things (IoT). These “things” are devices that can connect to other devices and the internet as well.
Main challenges when deploying a unified communications plan
January 10, 2020
Effective communication and collaboration; that’s the goal and the key for contemporary organizations to succeed. When properly implemented, a unified communications plan allows employees, stakeholders, and clients to communicate and collaborate on projects effectively to improve productivity.
Press Release: Helm Partners announces strategic partnership with Windows Management Experts, Inc.
December 19, 2019
Helm Partners, a leading technology and telecommunications advisory services firm, announced that it has partnered with Windows Management Experts to offer management and automation solutions that provide enhanced administration capabilities to Active Directory, Exchange and Office 365 environments as well as PMO solutions.
Cybersecurity for Remote Workers
December 16, 2019
Over the past several years, the concept of the remote worker has evolved from the work-from-home-on-Friday staffer or the home-based business entrepreneur to become a significant part of the workforce across almost all business categories. Remote workers are in the majority: It’s estimated that by 2020, 60 percent of employees will be considered “mobile.”
How Adopting SASE Technologies Helps Businesses
December 5, 2019
Secure Access Service Edge (SASE)—pronounced sassy—is a recent development that incorporates the power of SD-WAN with a more comprehensive network security model. In short, agile and modern businesses should consider the impact that this technology can have on its ability to operate with partners and customers more securely.