IT Systems Engineer

Job Description The Engineer’s role is to ensure the stability and integrity of client’s voice, data, and wireless network services as either a primary or escalation resource. This is achieved by planning, designing, and developing local area networks (LANs) and wide area networks (WANs) across client organizations. In addition, the Senior Engineer will participate with […]

Ransomware Targets Private Equity

Ransomware Targets Private Equity I’ve received two press releases this week from a private equity client regarding recent acquisitions on which we provided technology due diligence. The releases reminded me of recent conversations we’ve had with that firm and a few others surrounding PR on new deals.  My friend Doug, who’s spent many years in […]

Thoughts From Abbott’s Inbox August 12th, 2022

Thoughts From My Inbox August 12th, 2022 Corned Beef, McSmugglers, and BEC I’m back after a week away and off the grid in Northern Ontario. Weather was so-so, as was the fishing, but not having been up there since 2019 due to border restrictions, it was great to be back.  That said, I’ve spent much […]

Thoughts From Abbott’s Inbox July 22nd, 2022

Thoughts From My Inbox July 22nd, 2022 Best Restaurants, Einstein’s Riddle, and Influencer Insurance As I sit here compiling this week’s edition, I realize I’m having trouble focusing. It would honestly be rather nice if both my email and Teams messaging would stop working for an hour or so.  Add to that the fact that […]

Thoughts From Abbott’s Inbox July 15th, 2022

Thoughts From My Inbox July 15th, 2022 Peanut Pushing, Cricket Punting, and Van Gogh Jim Millican and I are just back from two days in Dallas, where we attended the  Alliance of Merger & Acquisition Advisors summer conference.  We’re doing a lot more in the way of technology due diligence for private equity firms looking […]

Thoughts From Abbott’s Inbox July 8th, 2022

Thoughts From My Inbox July 8th, 2022 Running Naked, Legos, and Warshipping The best thing about a long weekend is the short week that follows. That said, I think the cyber criminals and hackers took the rest of the week off as the inbox has been lacking interesting things.    However, if you take the […]

Thoughts From Abbott’s Inbox July 1st, 2022

Thoughts From My Inbox July 1st, 2022 Deepfake Interviews, Flying Ships, and Quickbooks Scams Thought I’d get this week’s edition out a little early, what with it being a holiday weekend.  I know everybody is looking to get out of the office early this afternoon, so why wait for Thoughts From My Inbox??? While it’s […]

Thoughts From Abbott’s Inbox June 24th, 2022

Thoughts From My Inbox June 24th, 2022 The, Hotfeet, and Muddy Baseballs In case you were worried, there was so much worthwhile info in the inbox this week that I’ve decided to save some for next week. That guarantees two things; one, that you will have another edition next week, and two, that this week’s […]

Thoughts From Abbott’s Inbox June 17th, 2022

Thoughts From My Inbox June 17th, 2022 First Light, AI, and Finals Got some big news yesterday, as for the third year in a row, Ashton has made Channel Futures’ list of the top 501 managed services providers, globally.  We hit the list this year at #142, which gives us a little room to move […]

Thoughts From Abbott’s Inbox May 27th, 2022

Thoughts From My Inbox May 27th, 2022 80’s Advertising, Good Deeds, and iPhone Fixers If you’re still in the office at this point, you should probably start considering beginning your long weekend a few hours early. That’s my plan.  Keeping it short and sweet this week, if for no other reason than the fact that […]