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Erik Murphy

Erik Murphy is SymQuest’s Virtual Chief Information Officer of Strategic Accounts based in the Keene, NH office. Murphy is considered an organized trailblazer helping executives reinvent IT strategy using the customization of managed services justified by financial analysis, business process re-engineering, and private cloud hosting.
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4 Powerful Ways Cloud Computing is Driving Manufacturing Growth

Posted by Erik Murphy - March 05, 2018 - Cloud Computing

Manufacturers in the U.S. take great pride in what they do—for good reason! The U.S. manufacturing industry is the largest in the world, producing 18.2 percent of the world’s goods, and is predicted to increase faster than the general economy in the coming years.  

Despite this positive outlook, our leadership position as the world’s top manufacturing nation is slipping. High operating costs and inefficient business practices are threatening companies that are unable to adapt. Luckily, new technology solutions are constantly emerging that help manufacturers overcome challenges, stay competitive, and drive growth. Perhaps the most outstanding transformations in the manufacturing industry are the result of cloud computing.   

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What to Do When Employees Fail a Cybersecurity Assessment

Posted by Erik Murphy - February 26, 2018 - IT Security

In the wake of an increasing number of high-profile data breaches, businesses of all sizes are doubling down on IT security efforts. Cybersecurity is no longer the sole responsibility of your internal IT team or your third party IT partners. Protecting the organization from a cyber attack is everyone’s job.

Investing in cybersecurity awareness is a necessity in today’s digital business environment. If you’ve decided to assess your team’s knowledge of cybersecurity best practices, you probably know that human error is the biggest IT security vulnerability organizations face. In fact, 91% of cyberattacks and the resulting data breaches begin with a spear phishing email. Meaning, the overwhelming majority of hacks are initiated by employees clicking on emails containing some form of malware. 

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