Transportation has become critical for reducing carbon emissions as businesses become increasingly committed to sustainability and environmental, social, and governance (ESG) goals. By promoting active travel options like walking and cycling, companies can reduce their carbon footprint and promote healthier lifestyles among employees. However, data collection and data-driven decisions can be challenging without the right tools. That’s where MTG’s new product comes in. Read more
Balancing Profitability and Compliance: The Role of Managed IT Services in Financial Services
Maintaining a balance between profitability and compliance can be daunting in the highly regulated financial services industry. Small financial services businesses are subject to various controls by regulators and cyber-insurers, making compliance a critical aspect of their daily operations. At the same time, these businesses must also focus on growing and maintaining their bottom line. This is where managed IT services for financial services come into play, offering a comprehensive and cost-effective solution enabling financial services firms to achieve their compliance and profitability goals.
RMM for Patching, Monitoring, and Management
One of the cornerstones of a well-managed IT infrastructure is staying up-to-date with software patches and updates. Remote monitoring and management platforms automate this critical process, ensuring your systems are always patched, monitored, and managed. By deploying RMM, MTG can help small financial services businesses significantly reduce their exposure to potential security vulnerabilities, minimize the risk of data breaches, and maintain compliance with regulations.
Sophos Intercept-X and MDR for Advanced Threat Protection
As cyber threats evolve and become more sophisticated, financial services firms must proactively protect their sensitive data and comply with regulatory requirements.
Sophos Intercept-X and Managed Detection and Response (MDR) provide advanced threat protection by leveraging artificial intelligence and machine learning to detect and neutralize malware, ransomware, and other cyber threats. By incorporating Sophos Intercept-X and MDR into your IT security strategy, you can achieve a higher level of protection for your business and ensure regulatory compliance.
24×7 Helpdesk for Support
In the fast-paced world of financial services, issues can arise at any time. Access to a 24×7 helpdesk for support is essential to keeping your business running smoothly. Our dedicated team of experts is always available to address any IT challenges, providing prompt and efficient resolutions. This level of support ensures minimal downtime, allowing your financial services firm to remain productive, competitive, and compliant.
Expertise in Office 365 and Familiarity with Purview Compliance Tools
Microsoft Office 365 is a popular choice for many financial services businesses due to its robust suite of productivity tools and cloud-based infrastructure. Our team of experts is well-versed in Office 365 and can help you make the most of its capabilities.
Additionally, we are familiar with Purview, Microsoft’s suite of compliance tools, including eDiscovery, which streamlines the process of searching, locating, and preserving data required for regulatory purposes. By leveraging our expertise in these areas, your business can enhance its operational efficiency and compliance posture.
Security Controls to Ensure Compliance
Implementing strong security controls is paramount for financial services firms seeking to comply with regulations. Our managed IT services include several security measures, such as Sophos Intercept-X for advanced threat protection, multi-factor authentication (MFA) to verify user identities, and automated patching and auditing to ensure your systems are up-to-date and secure. These security controls safeguard your business from potential cyber threats and help you achieve and maintain regulatory compliance.
A Range of Backup Solutions
In the event of data loss or a system failure, having a reliable backup solution is crucial for any financial services business. Our managed IT services offer a range of backup options tailored to your specific needs, ensuring your critical data is always protected and easily recoverable. By implementing a robust backup strategy, you can minimize the impact of data loss incidents on your business operations and maintain compliance with data protection regulations. These include off-site backups, cloud backups and cloud-to-cloud backups (i.e. Office 365)
Conclusion – Managed IT Services
Balancing profitability and compliance in the financial services sector can be challenging, but it becomes much more achievable with the right managed IT services partner. Our comprehensive suite of services, including RMM, Sophos Intercept-X, 24×7 helpdesk support, Office 365 expertise, and robust security controls, enables small financial services businesses to meet their compliance requirements while focusing on growth and profitability.
By partnering with us, you can rest assured that your IT infrastructure is in expert hands, giving you the freedom to concentrate on what truly matters: the success of your business.
Microsoft Loop: Primer – The Ultimate Collaborative Tool for Small Businesses
As a small business, staying connected and organized is crucial to success. At MTG, we know the importance of having the right tools at your fingertips. That’s why we’re excited to introduce you to Microsoft Loop, the ultimate collaborative tool for small businesses.
This powerful new platform is designed to make teamwork a breeze, enabling you to streamline your workflow and keep everyone on the same page. In this blog post, we’ll dive into the key features of Microsoft Loop and how it can benefit your small business. Read more
5 Ways Managed IT Services Can Help Small Law Firms Stay Competitive
Small law firms face increasing competition and pressure to stay ahead in a rapidly changing market. To compete with larger firms and meet the demands of clients, small law firms need to have reliable and efficient IT infrastructure. That’s where managed IT services come in. Here are five ways managed IT services can help small law firms stay competitive: Read more
Introduction to Windows 365 Cloud PCs
Windows 365 Cloud PCs are the perfect solution for the modern workforce who wish to work securely and remotely. Cloud PCs enable secure remote working while retaining the familiar Microsoft Windows experience. Securely stream your personalised Windows experience from Azure, including your desktop, apps, settings and content – anytime, from any device. Read more
Monitoring air pollution with Internet of Things (IoT)
Location marketing tends to focus on employment opportunities, local scenery, commute times, broadband speeds and public service performance – however, there is a growing interest and awareness of the importance of air quality and pollution on health. With the emergence of air quality monitoring systems and IoT technologies, the availability of data relating to air quality and pollutants is ever-increasing.
Measuring Turbidity with IoT – Water Quality
We regularly speak to customers who have a requirement to measure turbidity levels in water supplies, rivers and other bodies of water. IoT is a powerful and cost-effective way to measure turbidity and transmit the results for analysis, visualisation and reporting.
Turbidity is the loss of transparency, cloudiness or haziness of fluid due to the presence of particles that are invisible to the human eye. These suspended solids cause the water to appear murkier, as the turbidity increases. Smart water solutions and IoT have specialist sensors that can measure turbidity levels.
Goats, rollercoasters and taxation – an AI perspective of the Isle of Man
We conducted an exercise asking AI (artificial intelligence) important questions about Isle of Man education, taxation, and government policy. Using GPT-3 models, trained on millions of public data sources – the answers are insightful, informative and often hilarious.
Smart Cities 2022 – The Times
The Times has published a Smart Cities 2022 report that explores how technology can improve urban areas, making them cleaner, more efficient and our societies happier and more equitable. The report looks at policies and technology that can be used to create future cities.
Digital Cities – making your city smarter, safer, cleaner and more inclusive
The Digital Cities Index 2022 whitepaper sets out the key factors that have helped cities worldwide adopt digital technologies. The report provides an insight into the many benefits digital technologies offer and highlights best practice examples from the top-performing smart cities.
The report emphasises there is a sizeable bank of experience based on digital technology deployments throughout the world, which can be used when cities choose to form their own policies/strategies. In this blog post, I’ll summarise the key takeaways of the DCI report.