phx-IT Blog

Ransomware Attack – Should You Pay the Ransom?

Seems that everywhere we look today there’s another news story about a company falling victim to a ransomware attack. From the Colonial Pipeline Co. to hospitals and government agencies, no organization’s network security is impervious to these sophisticated...

Hand holding money for paying the key from ransomware attack

How to Avoid Being Overcharged by Your IT Company

Most organizations today depend on outsourcing at least some of the functions required to maintain their IT infrastructure. This may include physical repairs, network monitoring, or third-party antivirus and malware protection. Whatever service you’re paying for, knowing that you’re only being charged for the resources you use is essential to make any business relationship worthwhile.

Overcharged IT Services

Dealing with Long Response Times from Your IT Provider

If you find yourself getting frustrated waiting for your IT provider to respond to your questions and problems, you're not alone. It's an unfortunate reality that many IT providers aren't as responsive as their clients would like. This lack of urgency can cause a...

Man sitting back waiting for computer to work

3 Ransomware Trends to Know in 2021

The first ransomware attack occurred in 1989. Since then, it’s been a favorite tactic among cybercriminals. Why? It works. In 2020, IBM reported that one in four events sent to its X-Force Incident Response team was ransomware-related. Ransoms often ran up to $40...

Ransomware 2021

phx-IT Keyboard Artwork

Phx-IT is loving our new wall art from @Erikjensenart! Born deaf, he’s been creative his entire life and began his computer key art while working on his BA in Art Education. Over the years he has perfected his method and now works full-time creating logos and other works of art for people all over the world. If you look closely, you can find some hidden words in our custom piece.

phx-IT Logo Keyboard Art 3.1.20