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Paul Ferdas

Paul is the Director of Marketing at Lantium, Inc. Continually building and expanded his knowledge of corporate communications, he has over 15 years of experience implemented public relations, marketing, sales and client support strategies for numerous firms in the engineering, real estate and technology fields.
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Philadelphia Firm Recognized for Technical Expertise for Third Consecutive Year

Posted by Paul Ferdas on Mar 30, 2017 1:09:23 PM

, a brand of The Channel Company, recently named Lantium, a Philadelphia IT consulting firm, to its 2017 Tech Elite list.  CRN’s annual list honors an exclusive group of North American IT solution providers that have earned the highest number of advanced technical certifications from leading technology vendors.

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Topics: Awards

7 Simple Habits for Data Breach Prevention

Posted by Paul Ferdas on Mar 9, 2017 2:37:29 PM

Self-healing BIOS, self-encrypting drives, and pre-boot authentication are just some of the leading-edge ways cybercriminals are illegally browsing, stealing, destroying or otherwise corrupting company and individuals’ private information.  As the daily news is chock full of headlines of the latest data breach, it is clear the cybersecurity industry is not going to see a decrease in budgetary spending anytime soon.

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Topics: IT Security

5 Symptoms of a Compromised Computer

Posted by Paul Ferdas on Feb 23, 2017 3:15:00 PM

 We all like to think that the Internet is a safe place. Unfortunately email, social media, malicious websites, ransomware and advertisement pop-ups can all pose a threat. Having an antivirus program installed on your computer will help catch and get rid of harmful malware, but it might not catch everything — especially if not installed properly or updated with the latest definitions.

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Topics: IT Security

Philadelphia Technology Firm Recognized for Excellence in Managed IT

Posted by Paul Ferdas on Feb 16, 2017 10:19:27 AM

CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, recently named Lantium (a Philadelphia IT consulting firm) to its 2017 Managed Service Provider (MSP) 500 list in the Pioneer 250 category. CRN’s annual list recognizes North American solution providers with cutting-edge approaches to delivering managed services.

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Topics: Awards

Inaugural Greater Philadelphia Social Innovations Awards

Posted by Paul Ferdas on Feb 8, 2017 11:05:00 AM

The Social Innovations Journal Awards recognize and honor the region’s most passionate social innovators and entrepreneur leaders whose work and social impact is often missed.  These individuals quietly make our region a more inclusive, equitable and thriving community of innovation and opportunity for all residents.  Last week, Lantium had the privilege to sponsor, present and nominate at the Philadelphia Social Innovations Journal Awards -- a night to celebrate Philadelphia’s regional visionaries and how they are changing the social landscape in Greater Philadelphia.

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Topics: Insider

Do This Now: Seven Things to Protect Your Business from Ransomware

Posted by Paul Ferdas on Dec 6, 2016 3:03:00 PM

The enterprise IT security landscape saw a considerable uptick in the number of ransomware attacks throughout 2016. Although not a new type or style of hack by any means, ransomware has risen in popularity focusing on businesses of all sizes.  Here are seven easy things you need to do NOW to minimize the risk and ensure your organization does not become the next victim... 

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Topics: IT Security, Ransomware

Save BIG with Section 179 Tax Deduction

Posted by Paul Ferdas on Nov 21, 2016 1:10:00 PM

Did you know you can deduct up to $500,000 spent on most IT equipment and software before the end of the year? If you have not done so already, now is a great time to consider taking advantage of the Section 179 tax deduction — a special federal IRS law that allows businesses to deduct all or part of the purchase price of certain qualifying business equipment.  This tax deduction is a great opportunity to put substantial dollars back in your pocket for 2016! 

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Topics: Procurement, Taxes

Two-Factor and Multi-Factor Authentication for Your IT Security

Posted by Paul Ferdas on Nov 14, 2016 2:35:00 PM

Just by reading or watching the news, it is obvious that phishing and other social engineering cyberattacks have become almost a daily occurrence.  With concern increasing, businesses are looking for ways to ensure private information stays private without restricting authorized personnel access to their applications and data.

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Topics: IT Security

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