11 07, 2019

Don’t Get Hooked: How to Detect Email Phishing

By |2019-07-31T20:09:24+00:00July 11th, 2019|Categories: Cyber Security|Comments Off on Don’t Get Hooked: How to Detect Email Phishing


phish·ing /ˈfiSHiNG/ noun

  1. the fraudulent practice of sending emails purporting to be from reputable companies in order to induce individuals to reveal personal information, such as passwords and credit card numbers.
    “an email that is likely a phishing scam”

You may have heard of fake emails from a ‘Nigerian Prince’ that has been used to scam people for decades, but what about the new ‘Social Media Friend Request’ scam? Phishing is not a new concept, but as technology continues to advance, scammers become smarter. Since the dawn of email, people have been using it as a catalyst to steal information and money from unsuspecting victims. Today, the average cost of an email phishing attack for a mid-size company is around $1.6 million. Don’t get hooked— here are some AIS IT trusted tips on how to protect your business from the ever-evolving world of email phishing.

Question Unknown Senders
This one may be obvious, but you should always be skeptical of emails sent by someone you don’t know. If you are receiving emails from an unknown source, it is best to proceed with caution.

Be Specific
Unexpected emails with generic subject lines or vague information can potentially be malicious and should be approached with caution.

Watch Where You Click
You probably get emails containing links and attachments all the time. But if you don’t know the sender, the email could include malicious attachments, PDFs or links that could potentially hack your email or collect your personal information.

Trust No One
Even emails that look like they come from trusted contacts could be compromised by scammers. If you think something looks off, ask yourself a couple of questions before proceeding.

  • Is there a signature in the email? Emails without signatures generally mean that person is sending the email is a victim to a man-in-the-middle attack, and that their email is being utilized maliciously.
  • Does it sound like this person? After corresponding with someone multiple times, you may pick up on the way they format emails or use the same phrases. If an email uses out of character phrases such as ‘kindly’ instead of the generic ‘please’, or they sign the email in a different way, this could be a phisher.
  • Would they normally request this information? If someone is requesting information they wouldn’t normally in an email or you haven’t previously spoken in detail about this request before, it may be a scam.
  • Is their information correct? Double-check the email attached to the name. Often times the name may be that of the co-worker but the email is slightly different or from a generic email such as Yahoo or Gmail.

Ask For Help

Having issues with people outside your organization spoofing your email address and emailing co-workers? IT can add Transport rules and append messages to e-mails at the O365/Exchange level to note that the email comes from outside your organization and to proceed with caution.

Even if you’re cautious, phishers can still steal your information and cost you money. It is important to stay up to date on ways to protect yourself and your company. Besides knowing the signs, the best way to stay protected from scammers is to utilize managed IT services like ones offered from AIS. We can help your company stay informed and protected from phishers, contact us today!

1 02, 2019

Cloud Automation: Automate Inefficient Routine Tasks

By |2019-06-18T11:56:27+00:00February 1st, 2019|Categories: Cloud Automation|Comments Off on Cloud Automation: Automate Inefficient Routine Tasks

In today’s digital world, time is money. Customers aren’t going to wait on slow systems — and as a company, you shouldn’t either. With a traditional cloud service, deploying and operating workloads is extremely time consuming. If you work with a manual process, you can spend weeks completing repetitive tasks, such as sizing and provisioning. This long-winded process is typically inefficient and leads to potentially costly errors. The more errors created, the longer troubleshooting will take.


With cloud automation services, you don’t have to deal with the repetitive, error-prone manual processes. Instead, our Cloud Automation Service will deploy your workload, without need for human intervention. Not only will this save your IT team time, it can save your company a lot of money by avoiding costly troubleshooting. With automation, there are fewer errors, which leads to a reliable, cost-efficient workflow.


Grow with Cloud Automation Services


The world is moving fast. If your IT department is still manually deploying your enterprise workloads, then you are behind the times. Catch up with AIS. We ensure that your workloads will be implemented in the fastest, most efficient way possible. Our unmatched team can:


  • Reduce errors
  • Increase customer satisfaction
  • Decrease high & low severity incidents
  • Offer 24/7 monitoring and resolution


With cloud automation services, human error is no longer an issue. When your internal IT department is redundantly completing manual processes, a high rate of mistakes is expected. With cloud automation services, factors like exhaustion and human error will never affect your workflow. This minimizes outages and keeps critical services running.


Without having to worry about these small errors, your company can increase service efficiency. Our 24/7 monitoring and resolution solution enables fast response and remediation times. This increases customer satisfaction, while reducing operational costs.


If your system does face any incidents, AIS can address these issues immediately. Automation can handle low severity issues very quickly and efficiently. If incidents are caught while they are still minor, they are less likely to escalate into high severity incidents. High severity incidents can include serious outages, which can have long-term effects on your business’s health. With automation, any issues will be resolved long before they escalate to outages.


When you take advantage of cloud automation services through AIS, you are investing into your company’s future. Our tried and trusted solution will multiple the effectiveness of your current workflow by automating inefficient routine tasks.

1 02, 2019

Cloud Optimization: Becoming More Efficient

By |2019-06-18T09:48:05+00:00February 1st, 2019|Categories: Cloud Optimization|Comments Off on Cloud Optimization: Becoming More Efficient

As your company grows, the best way to keep up with the ever-changing demand is via cloud computing. However, navigating the cloud isn’t always as simple as it seems. The more you rely on technology, the larger the impact a system failure can have on your business. If your company is planning on using the cloud on a large scale, you need extensive support to ensure you are using the cloud to its capacity.


At Apex Infinite Solutions, we offer proactive remote monitoring and management, to ensure your operations are running smoothly. We don’t want your company to face a massive shutdown due to technology. Our Cloud Optimization Services monitor your cloud services 24/7 and are always there for quick resolutions.


How We Optimize the Process


We know that Cloud Optimization Services aren’t just for the big dogs. We offer cloud optimization services via managed IT for both large companies and small business. By partnering with Amazon Web Services, Office 365, Dell, Scale Computing and more, we are able to offer managed services like no other.


While some companies focus solely on data, we know data alone can leave you with wasted resources. Instead, we provide you with extensive support and services to help your company leverage the power of the cloud. We offer multiple managed services solutions, including:


  • vCIO
  • A 24/7 Help Desk
  • 3rd Party App Support
  • 24/7 Monitoring and Resolution
  • On-Site Support


Our data team monitors your workload, to ensure the highest cloud optimization possible. We also keep your data safe with offsite backup. As mentioned previously, your data are what makes your company. If the cloud fails and you lose your data, the cost and impact can be severe. We protect your brand and reputation by managing your cloud data.


Our business continuity and reliability will quickly revive your network when systems fail. This ensures minimal downtime and minimal damage to your brand. Your emails, confidential reports, and customer data is stored in an encrypted cloud that shares your data across multiple data centers. That way, if one center fails, your data will not be lost forever.


You don’t want to wait until your system fails to optimize your cloud service. Instead, let Apex Infinite Solutions manage your data for you. The cloud is complicated and isn’t always stable. We will keep your data up and running, even if the cloud fails you.



2 01, 2019

Cloud Management: Scale Your Business with Less Risk

By |2019-06-18T09:48:07+00:00January 2nd, 2019|Categories: Cloud Management|Comments Off on Cloud Management: Scale Your Business with Less Risk

In today’s fast-paced world, business leaders are challenged to make more efficient use of technology resources while improving systems and processes that can produce critical business outcomes. Leveraging innovative tools and resources can help companies with anything from communication to product management.


Organizations of all sizes now rely on the cloud to store and manage pertinent data, files, emails, and more. Using the cloud enables companies to easily access that information anytime, anywhere – from any associated device. Additionally, cloud management allows for quick communication and ease of access and searchability to files.


Integrating Successful Managed Cloud Solutions


Although the cloud can make things easier for your business, it’s not without risk. It can be difficult to manage 24/7, 365 days a year. A cloud enablement team can help integrate managed cloud solutions into your company’s infrastructure. These solutions will need to incorporate operating, financial, and technical requirements for scaling long-term use of public cloud.


Choosing the right team to manage your cloud is imperative to ensure continued security and success. To be sure you’re getting the most benefits, look out for these cloud management skills and capabilities:


  • Cloud Readiness Assessments
  • New Application Environments
  • High-Quality Mass Migration Factories
  • Process and Operation Automation
  • Workload Environments
  • Managed Cloud Strategies and Solutions


At AIS, our proactive, fully-managed remote monitoring and management allows us to keep tabs on your IT infrastructure – 24/7, 365 days a year. Our technical support and full-problem resolutions will help you stay productive so you can focus on scaling your business.


Are you ready to implement managed cloud solutions for your business? Contact AIS today to find out how our team can help manage your cloud.

13 12, 2018

Cloud Security: Are You Protected?

By |2019-06-18T09:48:14+00:00December 13th, 2018|Categories: IT Consulting|Comments Off on Cloud Security: Are You Protected?

Due to the dynamic structure of the cloud, and its ease of deployment in a shared IT infrastructure, security is of paramount concern. You need to put cloud security, reliability, governance and data control near the top of your list of priorities.

Without proper cloud security for your shared IT infrastructure, you run the risk of having valuable data hacked and being unable to access the data you need. In today’s market, going without a comprehensive cloud security solution isn’t an option.

The Attributes of a Secure Cloud

Proper cloud security starts with trusted software and ateam of IT experts to handle your IT needs. Those two factors enable you to continuously monitor your cloud data, meet security best practices and stay up to date with compliance requirements.

There are many options when it comes to cloud security, and you need to make sure you choose a solution that will meet your needs. If you’re unsure where to start with cloud security, look for solutions that provide the following:

  • An assessment and security strategy.
  • Cloud visibility with tailored reporting.
  • Compliance with industry requirements.
  • Robust identity and access management for users.
  • Management of logins and logouts.
  • Workload isolation through micro-segmentation.
  • Patch management that’s both rigorous and automated.
  • High-quality malware and virus protection.
  • Constant intrusion detection.
  • Forensic event monitoring and analysis in real-time.
  • Monitoring or file integrity.
  • Recurring vulnerability assessments.
  • High-quality data encryption and key management.

At AIS, we work directly with our clients to ensure their cloud security is up to snuff. We have a shared responsibility approach to protecting your infrastructure, applications and data. That gives our clients peace of mind and lets them handle other important parts of their job.

Are you concerned about your infrastructure’s cloud security? Contact AIS today to have your cloud security needs assessed and solutions prescribed.

14 11, 2018

AIS “Footprint” Change & Business Growth Excitement

By |2019-06-18T09:48:44+00:00November 14th, 2018|Categories: IT Consulting|Comments Off on AIS “Footprint” Change & Business Growth Excitement

We are proud to share that the Apex Infinite Solution’s office has changed locations. As of October 15, 2018 our new home is conveniently located on Meridian St. We’ve included the address below for your convenience:

8801 N Meridian St #209
Indianapolis, IN 46260
317-820-2497  (more…)

14 11, 2018

The Importance of a Flexible IT Firm

By |2019-06-18T09:48:48+00:00November 14th, 2018|Categories: IT Consulting|Comments Off on The Importance of a Flexible IT Firm

In small and medium-sized businesses, things move fast. Leaders of businesses this size know that changes occur quickly across the board and that you and your partners and vendors need to be able to react.

Fast changes can spell disaster for your IT infrastructure unless you have an IT consulting firm that’s as flexible as you are. If you don’t, you may run into a situation where your consulting firm isn’t ready to help you when you need them most.  (more…)

16 10, 2018

5 Signs You Need to Hire an IT Consultant

By |2019-06-18T09:48:53+00:00October 16th, 2018|Categories: Consulting, IT Consulting|Comments Off on 5 Signs You Need to Hire an IT Consultant

Growing businesses need their IT infrastructure to grow with them, but as time goes on and your business progresses, it’s hard to determine when it’s time to upgrade. Luckily, there are signs that can indicate you need to upgrade the system your business runs on.

In everyday work, these signs can come up without you realizing it. These struggles may seem inconsequential or like just part of the workday. However, if they happen regularly, or in some cases more than once, you need to think about having someone in to assess your IT infrastructure and prescribe a solution.  (more…)

16 10, 2018

The Value of an IT Consultant Over an IT Guy

By |2019-06-18T09:49:58+00:00October 16th, 2018|Categories: Consulting, IT Consulting|Comments Off on The Value of an IT Consultant Over an IT Guy

Have you experienced multiple IT issues in the last year? Is the presence of an IT person at your business a common sight? If so, then, you may want to consider a wider-reaching approach to solving your IT woes. Consider hiring an IT consultant instead of just bringing in the IT ‘guy.’ Here’s why.  (more…)

18 07, 2018

8 Signs Your Business Needs a Network Assessment

By |2019-06-18T09:49:01+00:00July 18th, 2018|Categories: IT Consulting|Comments Off on 8 Signs Your Business Needs a Network Assessment

A network assessment is an in-depth analysis of all network components. An IT consultant will examine every element of your technological environment to gain a detailed picture of your IT organization and determine the strengths and weaknesses of your network. With this information, the consultant can then create and present a plan to make more efficient and effective use of your resources, budget and technology.

A network assessment is a vital starting point for eliminating IT issues and aligning technology with your business goals. But how do you know if you need such a intensive analysis? The following are 8 common pain points that indicate a need for a network assessment. (more…)