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LammTech Announces Alex Arredondo As New Service Manager

LammTech is pleased to announce that Alex Arredondo has joined the Sedalia, MO firm as our new Service Manager. Alex will manage the technical team and their workflow to ensure clients are receiving the service levels they expect.

Alex comes to LammTech after 6 years in the United State Air Force where he served around the United States and overseas. He received a Bachelor of Science in Behavioral Sciences from the United States Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, CO. As Service Manager, Alex will be tasked with supporting LammTech’s Service Team by coordinating daily activities and leading ongoing continuous improvement efforts. He will also be responsible for communicating with clients regarding service inquiries and scheduling.

“Alex presents comprehensive skills in organization, project management, and communication which are paramount to be successful in the Service Manager position.” Said Robert Lamm, CEO. “Alex is eager to learn and immerse himself in this position. He is a great fit for our culture here at LammTech, and we can’t wait to see everything he brings to the organization.”

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Warren Olson Joins LammTech To Spur Growth

LammTech is pleased to announce that Warren Olson has joined the Sedalia, MO firm.  Warren is charged with supporting new business development and inside sales efforts for the firm and its surrounding region.

Warren Olson holds a Bachelor of Science in Management from Central Methodist University and comes to LammTech after 4 years at Schilby’s Auto Service in Sedalia. Warren brings extensive skills in customer service, account management, and sales to the LammTech team. As the Inside Sales Representative, Warren will be tasked with articulating LammTech’s products and services and is responsible for generating quotes and proposals for current and prospective customers.

“Warren is high energy and brings an expertise in customer service that will be an asset to LammTech. He is excited to start developing relationships with our customers. “Said Robert Lamm, CEO. “He is going to be a great asset to our Business Development team.”.

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LammTech Establishes Scholarship with State Fair Community College Sophomore Skyler Garrett Receives the Inaugural Award

Annual Scholarship to Students Pursuing a Degree in Computer Network Administration

June 6, 2018, Sedalia, MO: LammTech has established a scholarship fund with the State Fair Community College Foundation. The Foundation assists State Fair Community College’s mission of providing accessible education, while continuing to be a learning-centered institution, enriching its students and community by providing skills, knowledge, and perspectives essential for a changing world.

LammTech was founded in 1999, with the vision to build a business that created professional careers and had people embracing those careers while supporting loyal and happy clients.

“I believe that LammTech would be nothing without the communities we serve and giving back to those communities is of the utmost importance.” Said Robert Lamm, Founder/CEO, “We are excited to award Skylar the first scholarship of many to come.”

Students pursuing a degree in Computer Network Administration are eligible to receive the $1,500 award to assist them in their pursuit of completing their degree. The scholarship has certain eligibility requirements that students must meet to be considered.

Students are encouraged to review the qualifications and contact their academic advisor for more information.

About LammTech

LammTech (www.LammTech.com)is a network management, Cloud and systems technology integrator providing end-to-end solutions that ensure business integrity for small, medium and enterprise-level clients.  From design through deployment LammTech is an advocate for clients to strategically align their business and IT objectives.  We architect, implement and fully manage IT solutions spanning computing infrastructure, enterprise management, VoIP, security and cloud solutions.  The company is headquartered in Sedalia, Missouri.

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Team LammTech Supports Lub Dub 5K/10K Walk/Run

On April 28th members of the LammTech team participated in the 11th annual Lub Dub Run.  The team joined forces with 638 folks that came out and finished. A total of over $40,000 was raised for the Bothwell Foundation’s Camye Callis-Gaspard Memorial Heart Fund!

LammTech is a proud sponsor of the event where participants can run or walk in the 5K/10K.

You can see additional pictures on the LammTech Facebook page.

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LammTech Named to ChannelE2E Top 100 Vertical Market MSPs: 2018 Edition

Third-Annual List Reveals Accelerating Momentum for MSPs

In Healthcare, Government, Financial Services, Manufacturing & More

March 20, 2018, Sedalia, MO: LammTech has been named to After Nines Inc.’s ChannelE2E Top 100 Vertical Market MSPs list and research (http://www.channelE2E.com/top100) for 2018. The annual list and research (#Top100MSP) identify and honor the top 100 managed services providers (MSPs) in healthcare, government, financial services, manufacturing and additional vertical markets.

The Top 100 Vertical Market MSPs rankings are based on ChannelE2E’s Q4 2017 and January 2018 readership survey, and ChannelE2E’s vertical market industry coverage. MSPs featured throughout the list and research leverage deep vertical market expertise to drive annual recurring revenues (ARR) in specific market segments.

This year’s research revealed several key MSP market trends. Among the Top 100 Vertical Market MSPs for 2018:

  • Honorees generated a combined $277.3 million in vertical market annual recurring revenue (ARR) for 2017, up from $247.6 million in 2016.
  • Honorees are managing a combined 574 million users.
  • The most successful vertical market MSPs are zeroing in on healthcare and financial services, while manufacturing and legal sector activities are accelerating.

LammTech was ranked among the top vertical market MSPs in healthcare.

“We are proud of the team accomplishment of being recognized as a leader in the IT for healthcare market,” Said Robert Lamm, CEO, “Our security awareness offering has provided great value for the healthcare industry.”

“After Nines Inc. congratulates LammTech on this year’s honor,” said Amy Katz, CEO of After Nines Inc. “By diving deeper into vertical markets, top MSPs can increase their profitability and company valuations, while building stronger relationships in key market segments.”

About LammTech

LammTech (www.LammTech.com)is a network management, Cloud and systems technology integrator providing end-to-end solutions that ensure business integrity for small, medium and enterprise-level clients.  From design through deployment LammTech is an advocate for clients to strategically align their business and IT objectives.  We architect, implement and fully manage IT solutions spanning computing infrastructure, enterprise management, VoIP, security and cloud solutions.  The company is headquartered in Sedalia, Missouri.

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Beware of Black Friday and Cyber Monday!

Beware: Black Friday is coming. What was once a one-day in-store shopping spree has become a week (or even month!) shopping marathon. The introduction of Cyber Monday and the rise of online shopping has led deal-seekers to make online purchases as they prepare for the holiday season.

In 2016, Thanksgiving, Black Friday and Cyber Monday online sales came in at $12.8 billion, a 15.2% bump from the same period in 2015.Cyber Monday made $3.45 billion in sales in 2016, making it the biggest day ever in U.S. e-commerce history. Almost 40% of sales on what was a brick-and-mortar shopping weekend occurred on a mobile device.

This year, 69% of Americans plan to shop over Thanksgiving weekend, and 84% of this year’s holiday shoppers will be shopping online, according to data from PricewaterhouseCoopers’ 2017 Holiday Outlook.

In all, Americans are expected to spend about $680 billion this holiday season, marking a 3.6 percent to 4 percent increase from last year’s $655.8 billion, according to estimates released by the National Retail Federation. Those figures are in line with last year’s 3.6 percent growth in holiday spending.

Before the sales days hit, businesses need to make sure their websites are ready, for the traffic of shoppers and the possibility of cyber-attack.

Holiday sales can bring a big surge of traffic to a website, so owners should ensure their sites can handle it. There are numerous sites that will simulate a traffic test for any URL, such as this one. You should consider contacting the web hosting provider and inquiring about the traffic limitations and cost of an upgraded server. Or, if you use Content Delivery Network (CDN), contact the provider to ensure they’ve planned for the increased traffic.

Unfortunately, getting a site ready for shopper traffic isn’t the only thing to prepare for. While this rise in shoppers is a boon for retailers and the economy, it comes with a certain risk. Cyber hackers know to follow the money, and as in years past, experts expect an increase in cyber-attacks this week. Some are predicting as many as 50 million global fraud attempts will occur in the next week as scammers look to capitalize on a busy shopping period to slip past fraud filters. Hackers have realized that by targeting busy shopping periods, it’s easier to hide their activity from e-commerce filters.

Due to consumer’s new shopping patterns, which continue up until Christmas itself, it’s difficult for retailers to notice the attacks have happened. A report from Verizon found it took a majority of businesses they studied two weeks or more to recognize that a crime occurred. In contrast, the holiday shopping period lasts for only eight weeks. More and more customers’ data may be at risk if it takes too long to identify that an attack has occurred.

Before the sales begin, monitor for malicious and unintentional changes affecting your network, with a solid Data Center Infrastructure Management (DCIM) solution that would flag outdated versions of software and firmware currently running on your assets that may pose security vulnerabilities.  This will address threats and provide time for risk mitigation before the big crunch on Cyber Monday.

If you’re planning on being a shopper yourself during the holiday season, take a few precautions to keep your data safe. Just like hackers start working overtime over the holidays, so will scammers looking to target consumers individually.

  • Only deal with retail companies you trust. Understand how they operate. More importantly, keep in mind that every entity can be spoofed in email or online.
  • Look for some sort of “Safe Shopping” badge on the site that shows they’re looking out for your safety
  • Remember to use a unique password for every online account. If you reuse passwords and the password file of the company with the least secure infrastructure is compromised, then your user ID and password combination are the keys to all your other accounts, especially for those that lack two-factor authentication.
  • Make sure the website is using HTTPS in the URL. This ensures that the data transferred between the web browser and the website is encrypted.

With the right precautions, you can walk away from Black Friday with great deals – and your data still protected.

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CyberSecurity Awareness Month – Malware, Botnets and Ransomware

It’s important to keep in mind that the nearly one billion malware infections were detected by one company over a six-month period. The total number of global malware infections for the year is likely to be at least an order of magnitude larger. Malware is an enormous problem.

The one thing that can be counted on for 2018 is that the problem is going to get worse. New ransomware variants, more sophisticated phishing techniques, and more dangerous exploit kit delivery systems will almost certainly appear as will new threat vectors that are not covered in the Malwarebytes report. The days of protecting your system with an anti-virus program are long over. The good news is that almost every consumer and corporation can do more than they’re already doing to increase their level of internet security.

Visit our website to see how we can help your business stay ahead of the next attack.

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LammTech Article Featured in Columbia Business Times – How Tech Is Changing Media

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LammTech – How Tech is Changing the Media

Facebook is 13 years old, YouTube is 12, and Twitter is 11. As these popular social media sites reach their teenage years, it’s easy to see how their influence has completely changed the way we deliver and view content. Media is practically unrecognizable from 10, five, or even two years ago, and it’s changing more everyday with new apps, new  updates, new platforms, and new ways of customizing content. Gone are the days where everyone read the newspaper or tuned in to the 5 o’clock news.

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LammTech’s Robert Lamm to Present at SFCC’s “Don’t Let Your Business Get Hacked” Seminar

Robert Lamm(PRWEB): Robert Lamm will participate as a panel member at the upcoming “Don’t Let Your Business Get Hacked” seminar presented by State Fair Community College.  He will be joining SSA Darren Holtz of the FBI, Tom Fairfax of BRHC and Joel Sovanski of SFCC.

Lamm, along with other industry leaders will focus on what you can do to protect your business from the next cyber-attack.  With hackers savvier than ever, the panel will address how businesses can access resources that will help them get protected.

“I am excited to join the panel discussion with other industry veterans who have helped shape security awareness” said Lamm. “LammTech is constantly looking at the security landscape and how our own organization can provide value to clients and the community we serve. I hope those of us on the panel can share some wisdom with attendees.”

The event is October 10, 2017 from 11 AM to 1 PM at the State Fair Community Colleges Thompson Conference Center in Sedalia, you can register at http://bit.ly/sfcclt1

About LammTech

LammTech (www.LammTech.com)is a network management, Cloud and systems technology integrator providing end-to-end solutions that ensure business integrity for small, medium and enterprise-level clients.  From design through deployment LammTech is an advocate for clients to strategically align their business and IT objectives.  We architect, implement and fully manage IT solutions spanning computing infrastructure, enterprise management, VoIP, security and cloud solutions.  The company is headquartered in Sedalia, Missouri.

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4 Things You Need to do to Keep Your Business Safe from Cyber Attacks

It can be strange to think about, but your company’s information is probably more at risk of cyber attacks from criminals with laptops thousands of miles away than it is from someone breaking into your actual office. But that’s the reality of today. You’re better off securing your network than you are your front doors.

In case you don’t buy into that line of thinking just yet, we would encourage you to read a bit about the cyber attacks that occurred worldwide over the past week. In that time, the still-unknown hackers have infected hundreds of thousands of computers. Plus, approximately a billion dollars in extortion has been demanded.

The scale and destructiveness of this attack is out of the norm, of course, but it serves as an excellent example of what can go wrong in the worst-case scenario. Your business is not likely to be asked to pay a seven-figure ransom anytime soon. But even a much smaller security breach could do significant damage. And that is why it’s so important that you be prepared. Even if the chance of an attack on you is small, a chance still exists. We’ve put together a brief list of tactics to protect your network, which you should think of like insurance. Although these tactics might seem overly precautionary, if a threat does occur, you’ll be relieved to know that your business is protected.

Embrace network security as a core part of your business plan

We just talked about thinking of these tactics as insurance. And just like insurance, investing in your network is not something you spend money on just because you have money to burn. Nobody buys insurance because it sounds fun. They do it because it can bail them out if they get in trouble.

Similarly, in the age of ubiquitous technology, shielding your company from cyber-attacks is an idea that is only going to increase in importance in future years. Hackers will get better at breaking into your data. You, in turn, will need to embrace the fact that upgrading your security is going to be a regular investment in perpetuity. Network security is a serious issue, and to shield your company from attacks, you’ll need to treat it as such.

Don’t click on suspicious-looking links and/or email attachments

One of the most common techniques hackers use to get into your system is to send real-looking emails with malicious links or attachments. For example, they’ll send you an email exactly like one you’d get from Amazon. As soon as you hit that “track order” button in the email, however, they are in your system ready to steal your data. Therefore, it’s important to exercise caution. Your spam mail folder will catch a lot of that kind of stuff, but hackers are sophisticated enough to get past those filters at times. Don’t be fooled, and rely on your instincts. If something looks even a little bit off, call your IT guy (or call us!) and have them look at it.

Backup your files. Regularly.

A common technique these cyber attackers use is to infiltrate your system, steal your data, and send you a ransom. They often threaten to destroy that data in the event you don’t pay what they want. What happens in that scenario if you can’t afford to pay that ransom? Well, you better have that data backed up. Because if you don’t, your entire livelihood is one click away from being wiped out. Again, it’s not something that’s likely to happen, but better safe than sorry, right?

Have a response plan in place. And practice it!

We’ve already used our insurance analogy, but here’s another. Remember those fire and tornado drills you used to do in school? A good cyber-attack response plan is just like that. Just like middle schoolers who do it multiple times a year, your employees might roll their eyes at going through the motions of acting out a response plan. But if a breach does occur, everyone will be on the same page. In that scenario, it’s bad enough that someone has access to your data. However, it’s far worse to be left scrambling than it is to have a plan you can rely on.


These are four of the most important steps you can take toward securing your network and data. But it is by no means an exhaustive list. As we mentioned, cyber security is constantly evolving. You will need to stay on top of the latest trends to ensure the continued safety of your business. Whether you want to take the first steps toward securing your network or want to install the latest upgrades, LammTech has the tools you need. Give us a call today to see what your best option(s) will be!

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