VMware Alternatives | Webinar with Scale Computing/in Events /by Kelsey Sarff
Join us for a virtualization webinar with Scale Computing! Whether you’re considering migrating from your existing VMware solution (or another brand) or starting from scratch for the first time, there’s a better way to do it.
Webinar: VMware Alternative with Scale Computing
Date: March 23rd, 2023
Time: 11:00am CST
Location: Microsoft Teams
Registration: Click here to register
Can’t make it? A recording of the webinar will be available after the event. Be sure to register to receive a link to the recording.
With our streamlined approach, you can simplify your virtualization solutions and cut costs without sacrificing performance. Our platform offers agile and flexible virtualization options beyond VMware, so you can find the solution that works best for your business.
Ready to upgrade your virtualization? Register for our webinar with Scale Computing and discover a better way to virtualize your business!
Cast! A Deep Dive Into Phishing/in Events /by Kelsey Sarff
Join our 3 in-house cybersecurity panelists for a virtual discussion on phishing
We’ve assembled a panel of cybersecurity experts to discuss and answer your questions about phishing. From examples of phishing emails to how to train your employees on how to identify phishing, they’ve got you covered.
Location: Virtual live event hosted on Microsoft Teams – event link will be emailed to those who RSVP prior to the start of the event
Date and Time: 11/16/21 11:30am – 11/16/21 12:30pm
CYBERSECURITY AWARENESS MONTH 2021/in Cybersecurity, Events /by Kelsey Sarff
CYBERSECURITY AWARENESS MONTH 2021
Now in its 18th year, Cybersecurity Awareness Month continues to raise awareness about the importance of cybersecurity across our Nation. Held every October, Cybersecurity Awareness Month is a collaborative effort between government and industry to ensure everyone in the Nation has the resources they need to be safer and more secure online.
DO YOUR PART. #BECYBERSMART.
Every year, led by the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) and the National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA), Cybersecurity Awareness Month conveys a clear message of the importance of partnership between government and industry, from the White House to the individual.
The evergreen theme—Do Your Part. #BeCyberSmart.—encourages individuals and organizations to own their role in protecting their part of cyberspace, stressing personal accountability and the importance of taking proactive steps to enhance cybersecurity.
To help you and your organizations create an effective cybersecurity awareness campaign, CISA and NCSA have created four weekly themes to focus on during Cybersecurity Awareness Month:
- Week 1: Be Cyber Smart
The first week explores cybersecurity fundamentals: how simple actions can help secure your digital lives, improve the security of smart and internet-connected devices, and how other fundamentals can help reduce cyber risks.
- Week 2: Fight the Phish!
The second week will focus on how individuals can spot potential phishing attempts—which often lead to
- Week 3: Explore. Experience. Share.
In partnership with the National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education (NICE), the third week celebrates Cybersecurity Career Awareness Week. This week will illustrate how cybersecurity professionals play a vital role in global society and security and call attention to their contributions and innovations. This week also showcases how building a global cybersecurity workforce enhances each nation’s security and promotes economic prosperity.
- Week 4: Cybersecurity First
The final week will emphasize that cybersecurity should be a priority and not an afterthought and will examine how what we do today can affect the future of personal, consumer, and business cybersecurity. This week will also highlight how cybersecurity is a year-round effort and should be an individual’s or organization’s first considerations when they create or buy new devices and connected services.
Use the Cybersecurity Awareness Month hashtag #BeCyberSmart, to help promote cybersecurity awareness. Also, be sure to keep checking this website and follow us on social media to learn more about upcoming Cybersecurity Awareness Month efforts in October.
Born and Raised in Minnesota/in Cybersecurity, Events, Managed Services /by Kelsey Sarff
Born and Raised in Minnesota
Driving along Interstate 90 in Southern Minnesota is probably one of the less scenic drives of your life. Yes, there’s corn, oh and soybeans, and maybe a windmill or two. It’s all different kinds of green. As you cruise west from Albert Lea (definitely not speeding) you’ll come across Sherburn, MN. It’s got the quintessential Minnesota small-town vibe. Yes, that includes the gas station that serves as the one-stop shop for the town. Where that bright and shiny station now stands once was a family restaurant. In the basement of that restaurant is where our CEO & President, Kyle Etter, got his start.
As we look forward to our new location in Rochester, MN we also look back to why southern Minnesota? Well, because southern Minnesota shaped Kyle’s values and passions. Before he was deep in the technology trenches, he washed dishes at his parent’s restaurant – starting at the age of 8.
While, yes, it means that he has a work ethic that puts most of us that are heavily caffeinated to shame (although you rarely see him without a source of caffeine…) the emphasis was on connecting with those who came in and being an integral part of the community. That feeling of being somewhere where everyone knows your name (bonus points if you just say that.) Feeling acknowledged and important, checking in, and staying after the food was gone to enjoy the company. Just spend an afternoon with Kyle’s dad, Bill – he can tell you to this day the details of who ran what business in town and what was going on in someone’s life or who was getting into trouble. Getting to know someone on that deep, personal level is something that we’ve seen Kyle bring to Computer Integration Technologies, Inc., (CIT). Ask him about any customer’s network – he can not only tell you every in and out, but he can also tell you about those business owners and what makes them great.
Being part of a small business was not new to the Etter family. Those stories about small towns where everyone knows everyone and all the businesses are run by those neighbors? That’s where Kyle’s beginnings come from. His grandparents owned the hotel, restaurant, and dress shop in Madelia, MN, and cybersecurity wasn’t even a thought in anyone’s brain. While technology has evolved, the core values of small businesses and the hardworking people behind them are much the same.
When Kyle became the CEO & President in 2020 (after starting in 1992 at CIT as a tech) the first initiative with leadership was to establish core values – People, Passion, Integrity, Culture, and Solutions.
In today’s business landscape IT companies can feel like Starbucks in Seattle – one on every street. So when Kyle set the plan in motion for CIT to expand he went with a community that reminded him of his upbringing. The cornfields, the small businesses where everyone knows your name, and yes, Interstate 90. Rochester is a community that is so unique and yet has retained its small-town values. You still get to feel connected and keep up with what is going on with the other local businesses. You still have the amazing locally owned and run business, and we are honored to have a new location in an incredible community.
Join Kyle on September 30th from 9 am-5 pm at our Rochester Open House.
Can’t make it? We’d love to connect with you 507.513.7810
Rochester Open House/in Events /by Kelsey Sarff
Join us on September 30th for an open house at our new location in Rochester, MN.
The festivities kick off at 9am with a ribbon cutting with the Rochester Chamber of Commerce. Stay afterwards or stop by anytime from 9-5pm to chat with our President & CEO Kyle Etter.
Food & drinks will be available throughout the day, plus every attendee has a chance to be entered to win an amazing prize.
Let us know whether you plan to stop by in the morning or afternoon by clicking the “Buy Tickets” button below. The event is completely FREE and we can’t wait to see you there.
CIT Golf Classic 2021/in Events /by Kelsey Sarff
CIT Golf Classic 2021 – Join us on on August 10th, 2021 at Prestwick Golf Club in Woodbury, MN for a day of golf benefitting Autism Speaks.
Schedule of Events:
10:30 am Registration
11:00 am Lunch Presentation by our event sponsors
12:30 pm Shotgun start
5:30 pm Reception, awards and lots of great prizes!
Click HERE to Register – hurry space is limited!
CIT Opening 2nd Location in Rochester, MN/in Events, Partnerships /by Phil Laughlin
CIT Opening in Rochester, MN
“Rochester has been the home of various CIT customers over the years and one of our top values is our relationship with the businesses we support. Having local staff that lives and works in Rochester means we can have a better understanding of the technology needs and concerns on a local level. We are very excited to be an active member of the Rochester community.”
– Kyle Etter, President and CEO
Computer Integration Technologies, Inc. (CIT)
2571 Clare Ln NE Unit 107
Rochester, MN 55906
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