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How to Leverage Hosted Desktops Successfully

By CRA | March 22, 2016
This is the second blog in a two-part series touching on VDI and DaaS solutions and why a business would implement one over the other. Missed our first post? Find it here. In our first post, we introduce the basics of VDI and DaaS as well as a couple scenarios where a business would implement one over the other. Let’s briefly recap: Virtualized Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) or...

Understanding the Basics of Hosted Desktops: VDI and DaaS

By CRA | March 08, 2016
Many organizations, small to large, have been faced with similar challenges relating to technology. Whether you are a business or IT executive, you have been tasked with increasing scalability and mobility while maintaining security and compliance, all for a cost that doesn’t break your budget. If you are like most organizations, the growing trend of BYOD has not made this easy. Luckily, there...

Computer Resources of America named as an Elite 150 Company on CRN MSP 500 List

By CRA | February 17, 2016
Innovative IT Service Provider tops MSP 500 List for forward-thinking approach to Delivery of Managed Services New York City February 17, 2016 – Computer Resources of America, CRA, an industry leading Managed Services Provider, announced today that it has been named as an Elite 150 Company by  The Channel Company, on its’ 2016 Managed Service Provider (MSP) 500 list. This is the second...

Why is a BDR solution important for your business?

By CRA | January 25, 2016
Most people believe that their data is only at risk to hackers or the rarity of a natural disaster. The reality is that 78% of all lost data is due to downtime caused by an unexpected hardware or system malfunction, and 11% is a result of human error. Lost data is regarded as one of the worst effects of downtime; which is the time in which all machinery and systems are out of action or...

Advisory: Jonas Winter Storm

By CRA | January 21, 2016
To All Customers, There is an upcoming blizzard forecasted to hit the East coast later this week. This storm has the potential to cause disruptions for your business.  We are monitoring the storm’s progress as it makes its way up the East coast. Current forecasts indicate the potential for the storm to impact the New York/ New Jersey area late Friday evening, although the exact direction and...

Is Your Business Protected Against Downtime?

By CRA | January 05, 2016
Every other week people are out buying lottery tickets even though their odds of winning are 1:175,000,000. Most people understand that they do not stand a chance of winning, yet they still purchase them week after week. This is because people believe they can beat the odds. In this case, the worst that can happen is losing a few dollars.   Don't Be Part of the Statistics! On a larger scale, when...

Advisory: Hurricane Joaquin

By CRA | October 01, 2015
To All Customers, Your business and ensuring that there is continuity in place in order for services to continue uninterrupted is important to us. We understand that sometimes events such as inclement weather and other unforeseen factors that cannot be predicted can come up and cause a disruption in your ability to conduct your core business. We track and monitor events that have the potential to...

4 Benefits of IT Managed Services

By CRA | September 23, 2015
Many small and medium businesses are stuck in the past when it comes to managing and supporting their IT environment with the break-fix mentality. This reactive method of “maintain” IT, cost these businesses’ more than they imagine by reducing the productivity of their employees when having to factor in the time to call, schedule, and dispatch a technician. By the time the issue is resolved; the...

SMBs: Reduce your risk by implementing a security solution

By CRA | April 17, 2015
  According to a recent Symantec report “2015 Internet Security Threat Report”, 60% of all targeted attacks impacted small and medium-sized businesses (SMB), many of which were not prepared and lacked security practices. At CRA, we are seeing more and more attacks targeting SMBs at a rapid rate. It is vital that SMBs have a plan and security implemented to thwart off these attacks. Security needs...