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“In the ever-changing world of IT solutions, we have remained in business for 17 years, managing to grow year over year for the majority of the years since our inception,” says David Shaffer, CEO of Tier One Technology Partners. The biggest industry challenge over the last few years has been the migration away from on-premise technology infrastructure to the cloud model. “Tier One has partnered with local datacenters and cloud infrastructure companies, as well as cloud application companies, to stay on the vanguard of the cloud trend and offer our clients hosted solutions that make sense for productivity and budget,” says Shaffer.
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Companies are becoming ever more dependent on their technology. That’s why, with the risk of cyber attacks on the rise, Tier One has seen security become a more important consideration for small and medium-sized businesses. To counter threats, “we establish a security awareness environment, with the end user’s IT habits being the focus of our security discussions,” says Shaffer. “We have developed a safe-browsing program that we are pushing into our client environments, as threats such as ransomware are almost solely based on leveraging the lack of awareness by company employees.”