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Bottom Line IT Blog2019-07-31T10:04:17-04:00

Why You Need A Tech Team In Your Corner

If it’s not one thing, it’s another. Last week, Microsoft rolled out a patch that wasn’t received well by some systems. The impact of this started showing up on Memorial Day weekend as systems rebooted. Putting our clients first has always been, and will always be, our number one priority [...]

June 5th, 2019|Categories: Managed IT Services, Microsoft, Mike Maddox|

Reflecting on the Microsoft Zero Day Patch Incident One Year Later

It was just over a year ago that Microsoft rolled out a security patch that would leave businesses scrambling as they came into work to find workstations unable to access the network or the internet. This incident eventually was coined the name “Microsoft Zero Day Patch.” As technology consultants and [...]

April 26th, 2019|Categories: ASK, Microsoft, Mike Maddox|

ASK Named One of 2019 Tech Elite Solution Providers by CRN®

Tech Elite 250 List Recognizes Highest Achieving IT Solution Providers in Vendor Certifications Lansing, MI, April 3, 2019 – Application Specialist Kompany (ASK) announced today that CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, has named ASK to its 2019 Tech Elite 250 list. This annual list honors a select [...]

April 3rd, 2019|Categories: Managed IT Services, Mike Maddox, Security Incidents, Uncategorized|

ASK Recognized for Excellence in Managed Security Services

Lansing, MI, March 5, 2019 – Application Specialist Kompany (ASK), announced today that CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, has named ASK to its 2019 Managed Service Provider (MSP) 500 list in the Security 100 category. This annual list recognizes North American solution providers with innovative approaches to [...]

March 5th, 2019|Categories: Managed IT Services, Mike Maddox, Security Incidents|

Orbitform Increases Cybersecurity Measures with Live Security Monitoring

Orbitform partners with ASK to protect data against cyber-attacks. LANSING, Mich., January 15, 2019— Orbitform, a leader in Michigan manufacturing design, riveting, forming, fastening, and assembly equipment, is proactively working to protect its organization and increase its cybersecurity posture with Live Security Monitoring through Application Specialist Kompany (ASK), an [...]

January 11th, 2019|Categories: Mike Maddox, Security Incidents|

ASK Moves to REO Town Lansing

After months of renovations and much anticipation, we are excited to announce that ASK is officially moved into our new headquarters at 316 Moores River Drive in REO Town Lansing. A huge thanks of appreciation for all the hard work and assistance in our move goes out to DBI, [...]

November 7th, 2018|Categories: ASK, Community, Mike Maddox|

ASK Welcomes New Team Members

LANSING, Mich., September 19, 2018 —Application Specialist Kompany (ASK), an I.T. managed services and cybersecurity company, has announced three new additions to their growing team. The ASK staff is composed of hand-selected professionals with proficiency in leading technology solutions. Each member of the team is committed to strong customer service [...]

September 19th, 2018|Categories: ASK|Tags: , |

ASK Groundbreaking Ceremony Recap

It was one month ago today that ASK officially kicked off the renovation of our new headquarters at the former Moores Park School in REO Town Lansing. There doesn't seem to be a better way to celebrate 25 years of business than the purchase of our forever home. With roughly [...]

August 8th, 2018|Categories: ASK, Bottom Line IT, Business, Community, Mike Maddox|

ASK Named to 2018 CRN Fast Growth 150 List

Recognizing Thriving Solution Providers in the IT Channel Lansing, MI, August 14, 2018 – Application Specialist Kompany (ASK), an I.T. managed services and cybersecurity company, announced that CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, has named ASK to its 2018 Fast Growth 150 list. The list is CRN’s annual ranking [...]

August 7th, 2018|Categories: Business, Information Technology, Managed IT Services, Mike Maddox|

ASK Ranked Among Top 501 Global Managed Service Providers by Channel Futures

  11th Annual MSP 501 Identifies World’s Most Forward-Thinking MSPs & Leading Trends in Managed Services DATE August 1, 2018: Application Specialist Kompany (ASK), an I.T. managed services and cybersecurity company, ranks among the world’s 501 most strategic and innovative managed service providers (MSPs), according to Channel Futures 11th-annual MSP [...]

August 6th, 2018|Categories: ASK, Information Technology, Mike Maddox, Uncategorized|

Living in a world of IoT – Is it safe?

The current state of internet connected devices is somewhat precarious. Depending on what day it is and the publication you chose to read, it can be either scourge or savior. Internet Connected Toys Recently consumer groups have raised questions about the safety of connected children’s toys many of which are [...]

July 5th, 2018|Categories: Information Technology, Security Incidents, Technology|

Creating a Culture of IT Security

For the last 4 years, I have been an outspoken advocate for the implementation of, what I consider to be basic, security controls. I have preached the gospel of NIST and CIS frameworks to anyone that would listen, expounding the benefits of limiting administrator access, least privileged user, and password [...]

June 25th, 2018|Categories: Business, Information Technology, Internet Security, Security Incidents|