February Newsletter

Now more than ever, it’s critical to stay on top of the latest in data protection. The hackers of 2017 are sophisticated, resourceful, and willing to target any business, no matter how big — or small.
At Copper State Communications, our experts are aware of the current challenges faced by businesses, including the ever-evolving arena of security. In March, we’re offering a breakfast seminar on security and a webinar on ransomware to help you stay one step ahead of the modern hacker (details and registration links are below).

We’re always here to discuss your business’s concerns, whether your current priority is security, a cloud migration, or anything in between.

The Colossal Price Tag of Downtime
A decade or two ago, having a system outage was largely just an inconvenience for most companies. Today’s scenario is far different. Even an hour of downtime has a ripple effect that may take days or weeks to fix. The most understandable measure of downtime is to translate it into currency. After considering the vast expense resulting from an outage, it is easy to see why business continuity services are so important.
Structured Cabling: The Foundation of Efficient Business Communications
Businesses that still rely on outdated cabling infrastructure understand the frustration of utilizing less-than-optimally performing networks to communicate with clients.
Moving Toward an Integrated Security Platform
Increasingly sophisticated cyber threats have led organizations to grab just about any security tool to protect their data and reputation. The resultant environment is a cacophony of cluttered security architectures that don’t work well together to maximize protection.
Making Meaningful Decisions from Big Data in an IoT World
When everything from fitness and communication wearables to refrigerators and dumpsters can produce data, it’s easy to get bogged down in the enormity of the resulting data sets. Taking Big Data generated by the Internet of Things (IoT) and turning it into actionable information is a large undertaking.
A Balanced Approach to Data Storage
Is data safer in the cloud or on premises? Like so many IT questions, there is no absolute answer. The choice depends on a number of factors, such as the type of business, the criticality of data and applications involved, and the budget, among other things.

Copper State News
Upcoming Breakfast Briefing: Securing the Everywhere Perimeter

If you’re concerned about protecting your business’s data, you’re not alone. On March 1, Copper State is hosting a breakfast briefing, “Securing the Everywhere Perimeter,” that will provide
you with the knowledge you need to improve your company’s security in the modern
digital business climate.

Wednesday March 1, 2017
8:00 AM – 10:30 AM
The Camby Hotel
2401 E. Camelback Road
Phoenix, AZ 85016

Space is limited; secure a spot for yourself and a guest today at

Don’t Miss Our Next ShoreTel Business VoIP Lunch & Learn

Business VoIP is a perennially important topic, and questions and misconceptions about VoIP telephony and IP phone systems continue to arise as technology evolves. Aaron Cypher
form ShoreTel aims to answer your burning Business VoIP questions at our
upcoming Lunch & Learn.

Thursday March 2, 2017
Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar
6360 N. Campbell Ave. Suite 180
Tucson, AZ 85718

This event will fill up quickly; RSVP today to your Account Manager, or contact Marcia Krumwiede, Sales Development Specialist, at mkrumwiede@copper-state.com or 602-455-3213.

Webinar Announcement: Ransomware: Be Proactive, Not Reactive

Don’t miss our informative and timely webinar next month, titled “Ransomware: Be Proactive,
Not Reactive.” Copper State’s Virtual CIO, Michael Lewis, and Datto’s Channel Development Manager, Michael DePalma will share their extensive knowledge on the subject of
ransomware, including valuable strategies for protecting your business
from this costly cyber threat.

Join us: Tuesday March 14, 2017 11am MT